Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast and some fruitiness. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Highly bitter lemon pith, grass, wood oil astringency, bitter green leaves with a slightly unclean / laundry soap yeast presence. Basil and marijuana green leaf / herbal aroma, some alcohol noticed. Medium body, low carbonation, low sweetness (apparently), high bitterness. Mashed apple and pear esters seem to amplify this greenness. Bracing bittering in a lengthy finish becomes unenjoyable due to the astringent wood oil character. That said, it’s easy to just sip and not think about and it comes across as a decent beer then. But for a Belgian-made saison / hoppy golden ale? Doesn’t fit where I want it to.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, whipped-cream - like head, quite even and stable over (cold)hazed yellow- to orange-golden beer. Very slightly oppressive, grains- and (lightly toasted) breadnose. Later garden herbs and (more than) probably white candi sugar. Quite outspoken hoppy flavour, explosively surprising as this stands perpendicular on the nose. Bitter as it is, it is a quite welcome surprise, and satisfying. Quite smooth (terrible term, I know), creamy and yet well-carbonated feel; medium bodied; quite dry finish. Pretty darn’ good!
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, BB 29/05/2014, merci à Mike pour la bouteille.
Dorée, col blanc épais crémeux.3
Arôme est bien houblonné frais et fleuri avec une pointe citronnée et tropicale.
Palais fruité rappelant la papaye et pamplemousse laissant des notes agréable de houblon et amertume. Le tout sur ce profile bien belge, sec en bouche avec une belle effervescence et au fini un malt léger tendant vers le pâle.
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer Yellow coloured and hazy. Yellow coloured and hazy,. Has a white head, medium lasting. Hoppy ,grass, nice,
Ernest (6352) - 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.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit and grass notes. The flavor is a mix of toffee, biscuit malt, grass and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
daniele (5788) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente buon erbaceo leggero citrico secco piuttosto effervescente buons beva bel amaro
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, brewed at De Proefbrouwerij Lochristi by brewfirm Vliegende Paard Brouwers, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/malty and slightly bitter, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
deanso (5736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice enough.