superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/13/2013. Pours hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, black pepper, clove, herbal, grass, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, black pepper, clove, herbal, grass, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice/hop bitterness on the finish, with some slight fruity tartness; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, black pepper, clove, herbal, grass, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around nice balance and complexity of yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 12oz longneck. Tattoo art meets Edward Scissorhands label. Half-cloudy blonde beer with hard little yeast-bergs that swirl around like it’s a beer snow globe. Fruity, semi-sweet, tangy, yeasty aroma. The aroma esters are plummy. Fresh, sweet grapefruit up front. Partially sweet, pleasantly sour, a wee bit astringent, some chemical/lemon cough drop notes. Finish is a little floral and kumquatty. Medium light body, light carbonation. ABV is well hidden. Interesting. ABC, Betton.
Slipstream (2042) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled July 2013. Nicely drawn label and a golden pour. Interesting aroma: lemon/citrus to start, with some yeast and honey-like sweetness later. Brett dominates the flavor, and there is some clove, lemon, and sugar also. The label says it is bold and hoppy, but I would not describe it that way. Good.
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’riley & Conways, pours a hazy bright golden orange with a thick white head and some lacing in the glass, aroma is subtle and soft but nice, bright fruit and citrus show, the flavor has a Belgian candy front end with a citrus finish, mouthfeel is smooth, abv is well hidden, nice
Niller (708) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours golden with a white head. Taste of nice fruity sweetness. Notes of floral, citrus, pine, some spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Oily texture. Excellent.
wakawakawaka (4) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to cagarvie
Pours light golden, thin head. Aroma - sour lemon meringue pie, elderflower and the perfume counter in a department store. I dont rate many beers. Taste - lemon zest, hoppy citrus tang, it’s a great beer. I can only imagine how good it would be fresh from the brewery
allmyvinyl (3629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Bit over-carbonated if anything. Aromas are bready yeast and lemon. I had this down as a saison, and not a 9% either. More yeast on the taste, good citric bitterness. Interesting.
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Voldby (thanks for the share Niller) pours a fuzzy golden colour with a thin white head. Sweet fruity and yeasty, lovely citrus lemony flavour throughout, floral nuances aplenty. Beautiful
McNeillR (1240) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Puffy lopsided bubble bath foamed head. Lovely plying lemon dusty yeast nose. Floral and flour. Lemon and crisp gem lettuce, chalky bitterness. Frothy and foamy mouthfeel, not loose of thin - very pushable. How this is 9% I’ve no idea - sub 5% if you’d quizzed me. Finishes tinselly white grapefruit.
Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting, Cheers All My Vinyl
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... light golden yellow ... big white head ... soft floral lemon fruits ... fizzy lemon fruits ... soft floral fruitd ... juocy lemon ... clean zezty fruits ...