Douberd (2907) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Rogue Beard Beer) Bottle 650 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 5.7% according to the importer’s sticker on the bottle.
Deep golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and a bit thin head, off-white in colour, with okay retention. Light lacing around the glass.
Aroma is fruity, with peaches and apricots, some sweet malts too, not different than other belgian ales.
Taste is fruity too, the same peachy notes, apricots, wheat, an a nice refreshing sourness on the finish, nothing extreme but it’s there. Mildly bitter aftertaste with good duration.
Medium thin body, lively carbonation. Quite dry palate.
Good beer but other than the story behind it, nothing too special.
JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dense & fine, just yellowish head, quite stable over hazy golden beer with very lively carbonation. Sourish nose, wild yeast indeed. Esters, as pineapple or citrus, but also vegetables (celery, rhubarb,...) Toasted, sweetish, recooled ghee, with a bitterish vegetable streak. Much less citrus or other fruity notes in the flavour, but the acidity remains - lactic, maybe treshold acetic. Warming up, bitterish (root)spices. Titillating, spritzy MF; feels highly attenuated, rather light body hence. Beard or not, though this is not at all a bad sour, its complexity pales compared to the simplest unfiltered gueuze.
Bosskie (497) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown orange transparent beer with a weak head. Citric yeasty smell, subtle hoppy sweetness.
Nicely balanced between bitterness and sourness, subtly sweet citric.
Dry astringent finish. Salty.
mgajdaczewa (728) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Słaby aromat, nieco owocowości i to tyle. Po ogrzaniu wyszedł bardzo przyjemny, kwiatowo - miodowy aromat wskazujący na utlenienie. W smaku jest już znacznie lepiej, jest sporo dzikości, kwasek, wyraźne posmaki winogronowe, spora słodowość z akcentami brzoskwini. Finisz słodko - kwaśny, długi i przyjemny. Udane piwo, z silniejszym aromatem byłoby dużo lepsze.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visually, it looks like a standard pale ale. Hazy, tinge of orange, nice head. Aroma is fruity. Not a ton of presence from the hops or malt, which is expected. Back off on those to make the star of this beer, the yeast, shine through. And actually, it doesn’t taste as funky as expected. Slightly sour finish. You could easily pass this off as a Belgian Pale Ale.
Maybe famous because of the novelty, but I think it’s pretty good.
MarcoDL (2561) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, apparently his beard tastes like a hoppy belgian beer, with a slight fresh sourness.
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and citrus. Taste is yeasty leading to moderate hop finish. Not bad.
johnnymusky (432) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from brother....this one is puzzling....its not good but its not bad either...just too much barnyard.....smell is corn and something...but not sure what....weird beer!
dEnk (4137) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @tasting. Aroma is light fruits, some dusty malt, hint of malt. Flavour is dry and fruity, light malt note, slight hint of funk. Nice and clean but nothing.
Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from street market in Portland, thanks to Jules. Pours clear yellow/golden with a thin white head that fades extremely fast. Aroma is fruity, sugar and yeasty. Some citrus, but faint and some liquorice. Taste is bitter with some sweetness. Definitely tastes like a Belgian Ale but it’s a lot more watery. Weak bodied lets this down.