BlackHaddock (4379) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 29 May 2014. Poured into my huge ’Judas’ glass on 5 Aug 2013 during a Belgian Tasting Evening with myself!
Looked fine in the glass: bright golden body with a large head (you can really pour fast into a Judas glass) of snow white bubbles.
Light nose of yeasts, hop notes and freshly cut grass.
The taste was also light, delicate might be a better word. Hints of flavours rather than ’in your face’ powerful features. Slight citrus feel to the piece, with a mini grain undertone. I found it pleasant enough but it was completely overshadowed by the other Belgian brews I had around it.
In short: a refreshing but weak Belgian offering, start with this, don’t have it mid-session.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330ml bottle, BB 29/05/14) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white body. Aroma of mango, citrus, peach, apple, and yeast. Flavor of citrus, earth, herbaceous, and bread with a moderately bitter finish.
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, yeast, straw, light peanuts and earth, slightly metallic. flavour is mostly the same, lots of straw, lemons, yeast and light pepper, quite earthy, with a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
erickok (3966) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden looks, lasting small head. Rich herbal and yeast aroma, belgian to be exact. taste isn’t very expressive though, just medium bitter. Not very dry or developed, which takes away from the good (aromatic) start. (Tilburg Beer Festival)
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tilburg. Hazy blonde color, short head. Aroma of soft spicy yeast. Doesnt feel like saison yeast actually. Flowery hops, bit spicy. Soft bitter taste, bit sweet. Not too exciting to be honest.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Tilburg Bierfestival 2013. Clear golden beer with a rich lasting white head. Fruity yeasty aroma, caramel, hay, citrus, floral, grassy notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, herbal, hay, floral, some biscuits. Hoppy floral finish with herbal notes.
Christian (11391) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with peach and citrus and a touch of yeast. Sweet fruity flavour with some yeast character
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE: lightly clouded gold beer, small rather stable white head.
NOSE: bitterness, hops, some fruits, little spices, but mostly hops.
TASTE: little too dry in the end for me. Rather fruity and very hoppy.
Very good beer for only 6%
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime/orange peels, pepper, gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pleasant and clean, not what I was expecting given that this comes out of the De Proef factory. Lots of citrus peel and floral character...simple but nice. Could use more bitterness or tartness in the finish to make it more interesting (once you swallow, it pretty much vanishes completely), but all in all it’s decent.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled in Exira, IA. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a golden color with white head. Hay, malty, yeasty aromas and flavors. Nice.