EdKing (2079) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours golden amber, with a medium to large white foam head. Nose is yeasty, Brett yeast, sweet malt, straw, grass, light bready, light dough, mainly cereal. Taste as above. It lacks a bit of flavour punch and I’d expect more from these guys.
danielecamo (704) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
alla spina ZBF 15. Aroma fruttato, erbaceo, rustico, speziato, coriandolo. al palato scorre veloce lasciando un dolce tocco erbaceo
swoopjones (6701) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY.blondish pour medium bodied. fruity, grainy & yeasty notes, bubblegum. sweet malts. decent
Hamirubi (203) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015). Had this lovely ale in a small glass goblet, bursting of citrus flavors and grain notes. The taste is very dry and has obvious notes of wheat and yeasts. As a quencher: Very good in its kind.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13.2 oz bottle. BB 15 04 18. Nose is caramel, bubblegum, and yeasty white bread. Murky yellow with a medium white head. Flavor is lightly bitter with light contrast sweet notes and a malty background.
beastiefan2k (2742) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cL capped bottle into St. Bernardus mini goblet. BB April 15, 2016. Pour is pale gold with large strong head that won’t quit. Fades to surface covering lacing. Clear body with small bubbles constantly moving around. Aroma is doughy yeast with baked pie crust malt. Mild sweetness and a dusty Belgian maltiness and mild non-banana esters. Flavor is mostly dulled dough. A light zing to the mouthfeel. Much lighter flavors, the malts seem already a bit stale. Bottom of the bottle muddies the beer. Thick malt yet a pretty dry finish. I wish I tried this a little fresher but it’s a thicker heftier single than I imagine in my mind, but a beautiful beer in line with the breweries house character, almost like a small tripel.
gnoff (8165) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Reza (non-ratebeer), sampled on April 14, 2015. BB A 30 04 18.
Recommended temp 6-10 C, came straight out of my food fridge, so likely around 5-6, letting it warm up a bit while the head settles.
Poured straight into a pint glass, got more than half the bottle in before the head came near to the top. Slight bit hazy straw yellow color, builds up a huge big bubbled white head that lasts long and while slowly settles leaves plenty of lacing on the glass walls.
Fruity estery scent at first, not intense but well noticeable, goes a bit towards apricots I find. Aroma also the slightest bit acidic, not from bacteria or wild yeast I gather, more of a well attenuated beer, also trace amounts of canned tomatoes, and some slight yeast character. Smells rather fresh, but also laid back in a way.
Mellow smooth taste, some grains, some bitterness, hints of a malty sweetness and the tiny bit caramel hints. Aftertaste is light sugary, some bitterness, also somewhat malty sweet. Herbal hops coming through in the aftertaste as well, also hints again of canned tomatoes.
Fairly smooth, to the low side CO2 mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Nice, fresh, drinkable (hinkabilitet), perhaps it doesn’t stand out a whole lot, but for drinking a pint and getting refreshed works really well.
When the last bit of the bottle is poured, what looks like an upside down small brown forrest mushroom (skivling) comes down, then transforming into a continously moving lava stream. Taste goes more fruity, actually turns sweeter, gets more character. Also more typical Belgian ale yeast character comes through in the taste and aftertaste. Scent wasn’t affected as much. So with the yeast pour the beer gets more character, but affects the freshness a bit. Still works nice.
Score reflects first impressions (pre yeast pour).
TimE (3889) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light body, some lemon hoppy, dry mouth. Very quaffable. Light easy drinking beer. Nice
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy coriander citrus and fruits flavor malts spicy coriander fruits banana and hops
Lilja (2003) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, banan, koriander, hö, gräs, örter, belgisk jäst med toner av äpple, päron, cederträ och metall. Lagom sötma, godistoner, med pepprig eftersmak. Riktigt gott!