frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duvel glass coaxes a fine channel of carbonation through a clear, deep amber body beneath a fading, soapy white head. Incredibly floral aroma with lavender being prominent. Yes. I used to enjoy munching those little lavender pressed-sugar candies and this is right on the money. Seriously perfumed, so much as to make my nose twitch. Gentle cheese yeasts eventually make their way through that garden with a bitter backing of hops which seems more German than the PNWs I was expecting. Flavor is intriguing in its layers, starting with hops (both grassily bitter and grapefruitily citric) and finishing on pungent, bittersweet flower petals floating on honeyed orange juice. In all, Cali-België has an almost otherworldly uniqueness. If I could not call this a "beer", I’d call it a potion. Or an elixir. I never imagined I’d write this in a review, but this brew is magically delicious. ~~~~~~~~ The beer I selected for my 42nd birthday, 22 oz. bomber from Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL.
Xebbe (136) - - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lite doft från jästen. Svaga citrustoner.
Tydlig smak av jästen. Humlen hamnar lite i skymundan och ger en besk eftersmak. Är ok men föredrar vanliga.
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Blade86 (938) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubblegum, candy, citruses, herbal; golden, clear, medium long-lasting foam, good lacing; medium bitterness, medium- sweetness; full body, oily feel, average- carbonation, long bitter finish;
Overall: rich, full, very well-made
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Arek (568) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap 0.3 l, ZUP, Wrocław, Poland.
Złote piwo z puszystą pianą oraz przyjemnym, owocowym, lekko winnym aromatem. W smaku pełne, lekko słodowe, owocowe, trochę biszkoptowe z chmielową goryczką na finiszu.
jesperhammer (3496) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
31-JUL-2015, bottle @Calafell, from BierCab bottleshop.
Hazy orange with white head.
Yeast, spice, fruit aroma. Taste is winderfull. Very Belgian. Gun smoke. Grape fruit, pine, peach.
Very bitter. A bit over carbonated. Medium body. Dry. Very nice.
pictoman (782) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Mildly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Floral hops with mild Belgian yeast, spice, and soft citrus.
BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head and plenty of carbonation. Unmistakable Belgian yeast tartness with notes of a Californian IPA so, yea, they pretty much nailed the style and the name for this one.
55x11 (34) - - JUL 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22 oz to glass. Pours clear golden. Aroma of bubblegum, herbs and saison yeast. Surprisingly little or no hops. Medium body. Hops can be tasted now especially in aftertaste bitterness but not nearly as hoppy as Most stone or Cali IPAs. Very nicely balanced overall. Hybrids like these (both have strong over the top features) are very difficult to pull off but this one comes close.
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umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is strong bubblegum, light banana, and citrus juice. Tastes dry and pretty bitter. Tons of bubblegum and banana, not much else. Like a very bitter Belgian ale. Meh.
Scottishchris (428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Father’s day bottle via Cornelius. Clear yellow gold, white head. Yeasty bready nose, some proper Belgian tones in there. Medium body, a little sticky, soft carbonation. Bitter and citrus. Dry and light spice/pepper finish. GOod stuff
bhaag (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle. Such a nicely balanced beer. The tropical and citrus fruitiness never overpowers the belgian yeast funk and vice versa. Could drink this all day, all night, rain hail or shine.