thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph.
Muddy orange, big, fizzy, frothy, off-white head. Heavy herbal aroma amongst sweet, caramelly and biscuity malts. Definite chamomille, heather, grass, pear, roses, red apples. Highish carbonation, dryish and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is light sweet, some tobacco or smoky grass perhaps among the toasted caramel base. Herbs, dry heather, some sugary notes. Elegant use of spices - and thankfully I love spicy beer.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from Den Bierzolder Heule, not complex brew, too spicy and floral, not balanced, cloudy, small head, simpel brew
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured hazy amber/orange with a thick, slightly off-white head that dissipated into nothing. Nose had some botanical tones, grassy, weeds, and musky yeast tones. Lots of carbonation, very dry, light fruits, berries, grapes, herbal grassiness, ginger, roots, soapy, minerally, and a dry yeast, cheesy finish.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ACBF í11. Aroma is quite hoppy, some fruit, light swamp note.
Flavour is weird minty hop and spicy malt.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2011 Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color thatís almost brown with golden orange hue when held to a light source and visible carbonation bubbling up. Two finger frothy off-white head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves spots of soapy lacing behind.
Very earthy aroma that is slightly funky, vegetal and herbal. Floral with lots of zesty spice, mostly pepper and clove. Subtle light fruit and citrus underneath but the nose is dominated by the soil-like presence. The best way to describe it would be a bretty Fantome aged in a well.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a heavy dose of tight carbonation up front as well as a very earthy/floral flavor. Itís also heavily spiced with zesty pepper and clove. This is countered by a sweet estery yeast presence with hints of citrus and crisp light fruit. Iím picking up hints of apple, pear and banana as well as some lemon zest and orange peel. The floral notes compliment the fruit notes very well and balance out the heavy carbonation and prominent spice character. Thereís some slight alcohol sweetness but overall the ABV is well masked, resulting in a pretty drinkable beer.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Vol. 1). Pours with a hazed (slightly) peach hued body with a small, off-white head on top. Aromas are estery, stone fruit, fruity aromatics, wheat, vanilla and a lightly spicy note (hops?). Flavors are fruity, dry, vanilla, chamomile, esters, light plastic. Wheat and peppery. Lively bubbles. Dry.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a sustained white head. Smells of dry malt, light fruity hints, some residual sugary hints, grassy. Tastes of dry malt, minerally, light, some floral grassy elements. Enjoyable.
kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, BCTC 2010. Pours a cloudy orange body with a nice fuffy white head. The nose is really floral, delicate, lots of spicing with an undercurrent of yeastiness. The flavor is very funky and dry with lots of floral and herbal notes, nice earthy yeastiness. A nice subtle grassy hoppiness that tastes very fresh. Mouthfeel is rather dry with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. Very drinkable and flowery.
madvike (3183) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle - Handsome amber pour with thin off-white head that has a rosy tinge to it. The smell is--day-yum--floral, with the lavender and chamomile mentioned in the description taking center stage. Someone in a previous review mentioned talcum powder--yep, thatís there, along with clover, a spicy note, and light, bready malt. I feel like my allergies should be acting up smelling this beer. The taste...yaii. Doesnít quite work out as well as the smell. Itís pretty intensely bready and yeasty, with the floral notes mixing to form a cheap perfume/cologne taste. I donít mind a bit of herbal/floral taste in my beer, but this is pretty in-your-face. Finises pretty dry and minerally, with a light hop bite and the doughy perfume taste lingering. Very soft and muted overall, except for the perfume. Initially, the carbonation really hides the flavors and detracts overall. It just coats the tongue and really doesnít let much through until the finish. A really interesting beer, but one where the taste just didnít work out.
vtafro (6252) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Rattle íNí Hum. Brown pour with some tan head. Floral, grassy and well spiced aroma. Flavors are yeasts, light spices, earthy and grassy tones, nice saison.