vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Without bottle dating it’s always a gamble. This pours golden/orange with an off-white smooth head. The aroma has butterscotch, spice, mint, caramel, veggies and bread. It has a medium creamy body with soft carbonation. The taste seems like it is probably old, but not date to verify. It has mushy malts, caramel, spice, thick bread and a spiciness that may be hops, but probably phenolic. The finish has a excessive amount of basement must, dough and cream. I didn’t like this one. I hope at some point I can try a known fresh bottle to see if I just done like the beer or if this is just flawed by age. Hope to rerate at some point.
Vaiz (3317) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Hazy golden pour, huge white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, peppery and with some subtle floral hops. Flavor is very spicy bitter, somewhat fruity sweet. Very nice balance.
dEnk (3773) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is spices, spicy hops, some malty notes. Flavour is malty, some spice, some fruity malty notes. Not a whole lot of hops imho.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Clear golden orange with a finger of frothy slightly off white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Citrus, grapefruit, and grassy hops, sweet grainy malts, Belgian yeast, spices, spices, a touch of funk.
T - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, grapefruit, citrus, and a bit of grassy hops, some bitterness, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, and and a touch of farmhouse funk.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, lightly tart, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Great balance. Good mix of spices, malt, and hops.
Abio (1568) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker orange coloured beer with a nice big, decent holding and sticky head. Hops, wood, spices and fruits. A good biterness. Not to bad at all.
vickey9 (462) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blek blek. Hazy orange with fizzy white head. Fruity nose, pear, peach, apple, hops. Medium body.Malt palate, light hops and bitterness, vinous and oak. B@H
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a huge foamy head. Smell is spicy, a bit earthy with some hop notes. Taste is spicy, somewhat bitter, a little salty - it ends slightly bitter and quite dry. Body is light/medium with very active carbonation which is a bit course. Overall it is an interesting beer but doesn’t stand out in taste and the carbonation is a bit bothersome.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blond beer with a lasting white head. Grassy, yeasty, herbal aroma. Taste is mild bitter, balanced with hoppy bitterness. Not to much, nicely balanced. Some caramel and yeasty sourishness in the background.
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, bright orange with thick, fizzy white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is bread and biscuit malt, candi sugar, citrus, belgian yeast, grassy hops, honey, and light spice. Flavor is sweet malts forward with good citrus esters, light hops adding a touch of bitterness, and ending spice; dry, spicy finish with a hint of sweetness. Medium body and low carbonation.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The head is airy (big bubbles in it), fluffy and white in color. The beer is a hazy golden. Aroma is sugary and malty, perhaps some spices? Not sure, something else is there; nice overall! Taste is a smooth bitterness and malty sweetness. Carbonation is high and a bit stingy in the mouth. Finish is a mellow sweet and bitter.
The high carbonation was perhaps my biggest problem with this one. But, once I twirled it around a bit, causing the carbonation to diminish, the beer was more drinkable. In the end, I really liked this beer.