Ernest (6839) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of pepper, gum, apple skin, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Easily the best of the four Ovila beers so far. Itís still fairly simplistic, as with the others, but the nose and flavor balance are both quite pleasant. Very peppery. A bit too fizzy, but not really out of character. WARNING...heed the paper that covers the cork...this thing is so overcarbonated that as soon as I freed the sides of the cage from the lip, the cork exploded outward with incredible force and a report like a gun shot. Scared the crap outta me, even though I am always somewhat fearful of champagne-style beer enclosures (see also Moa Imperial Stout, Hanssens Mead The Gueuze).
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Grabbed the cork and could tell it was under extreme pressure. I eased it out with a huge pop and no gushing. Clear golden with a foamy off white head. Aroma of musty yeast, honey, apple, spicy peppercorn and light alcohol. Flavor of zesty spice and yeast, alcohol, sugary malt and a light tartness. Medium body with active carbonation. Really nice beer, easy to drink.
blutt59 (6268) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, mid orange with creamy foam, yeasty pineapple aromas with sweet candied sugar , husky , nice beer
kidmartinek (3985) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden. good white head. Slim wheat and Belgian yeasty aroma. Cloudy golden color. Very thin white head. Aroma and flavor have some banana and some carrot- sweetness, but not flavor. If youíve ever had 100% carrot juice then you know what Iím talking about. A full bodied Belgian double. Thatís it. If you like that you found a good beer. Otherwise keep scanning the barizen, err horizon.
thegreenrooster (3603) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a cloudy blonde with a large white head. Aroma is very fruty, spicy and peppery. I also get some vanilla in there. Flavor is fruit with some honey, white pepper and finishes with a nice green hop. Leaves a nice citrus spice on the tounge. Mouthfeel is light with tons of carbonation. I guess this is a Duvel clone and It doesnít disapoint. Very fresh and flavorful. Also an adventure as this is the first beer with a "warning contents under pressure" label Iíve had. The cork came out with a loud pop but nothing violent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 04, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cleear gold, stable frothy white head
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, dry pale malt, spicy phenols, light fruityness
Flavor: spicy malt flavor, light fruity esters, balancing spicy phenols, dry pale malt, light breadyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
jake65 (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden pour with a large beige head. Nice aroma of spices, citrus, and yeast. Translates well to the flavor too. Good balance of spice and fruity bits, without being too fruity, and yeast. Nice little peppery kick. Good.
benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks and smells like a Duvel clone tastes like one too. Gold with huge rocky white head; pear and saaz aromas; stony dry finish. Nice but Duvel not suprisingly slightly better.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured crystal clear pale golden with a thick fizzy white head. Must also mentioned the cork removed itself on its own once the cage was removed (which was expected from the warning attached). I noticed a lot of sweetness initially with this. With drying, highly attenuated yeast spices towards the finish. A little biscuity and cracker-like too. Resinous hops and black pepper spice with light fruits and other fruity esters.
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c brought from SN by Liz. Pours golden with a 4 finger creamy white head. Aroma is mildly fruity and spicy. A little citrus hop. Med body. Recognizably Belgian. Trace of banana ester. Yeast. Spice. Light fruit. Citrus and a bit of grass. Mellow. Very nice.