mR_fr0g (5838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. From BEER:shop st albans. Aroma is big belgian yeast, litle fruit, phenols, damp hay and faint spices. Hazed golden yellow coloured pour with a lively white head. Flavour si composed of grainy, little solventy, straw, belgian yeast, some hairspray. A bit dirty all round. Palate is very carbonated, dry ffinish, airy. Tang in the finish.
Gerbeer (2403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with full head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, toasted malts, and dried fruit/trail mix. Flavors of bitter resiny hops, bread crusts, and sharp dried fruit. Bitter acidic finish. OK
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Paul’s schexy sweaty party in Croydon, as ’Het Nest Ace of Spades SchuppenAas’, 6.5%. Hazy orange, sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma is candi sugar, musty cardboard, caramel. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is liquorice, twiggy, light citrus fruits, quite dry. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (12906) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at the Tropical Croydonia tasting on melt day, thanks to Fergus, 01/07/15.
Clear golden with a decent beige covering.
Nose is yeast, lemon rind, straw, pissy wood, apple core.
Taste comprises yeast esters, straw, lemon rind, faint bread.
Medium bodied, carbonation a touch prickly, semi drying close.
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Fergus at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. It pours lightly hazy golden with a thick white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, grainy, paper, sugary and a touch of sherbet. The taste is crisp, bitter, sherbet, lemon peel, cracker, doughy, pepper spice and alcohol boost with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Tastes alright. A fairly basic Belge.
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Croydonia. Sort of farty Belgian yeast. Weird estery messiness. Taste of apple skin and honey. Belgian countryside. Medium body, oily. Meh.
Leighton (14404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared in East Croydonia - thanks to Fergus. Pours clear gold with a big, frothy white head. The nose holds doughy wheat, yeast, melon, corn, lemon. Medium sweet flavor with notes of booze, dough, grass, hay, yeast. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Bitter finish, grassy, a little grainy, with prominent yeast, cereal, hay. Not excellent.
Hugh (186) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Money well spent. Has similarities to Orval but hits slightly different parts of the palate, a little saltier, a little less orangy.
Garrold (2695) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy amber. Bubbly, lively, off white head. Bready. Bretty. Lime. Lemon. Taste is crisp dry. Palate is sharp, and overly fizzy. Hops turn up on the finish. Quite like fresh Orval. Be interesting to know if it ages as well.
MMR (560) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange glass of beer. Nice and sweet Belgian Ale. Rather fruity and hoppy beer.