imdownthepub (11284) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Gold with white head. There is a fruity element to this initially, some sweet strawberry hints with a bubble gum hint. The hops are there but it feels that there is a mixed message from them, neither outright citric nor tropical fruits. I didn’t really get on top of this nor work out what it was meant to be, but drinkable though.
MarkoNm (1296) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orangey golden color, topped with lots of off-white lasting head. Very pleasant fruity aroma, dominant aroma of black currant, and some earthy notes as well. Taste starts with some fruity sweetness, notes of grass nad herbs in the body and some soury feel in the finish. Delicious.
markextrae (2025) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with colleagues, poured a slight hazy yellow golden colour with a white head. sweet fruit, cand sugar, funky brett notes, yeast, spiced, barnyard, citrus, not the best in the series imo
matbli (130) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml, pours cloudy golden, strongly sparkling, extremly high and strong white head that last almost to the end of drinking. Aroma is very floral with lavender, hay, a lot of brett, citrus fruits a hint of honey and vinegar. Taste is medium sweet with some nicely refreshing hoppy background bitterness and a slightly sour finish. Very well balanced and good drinkable due to creamy texture. I’m not a big fan of belgian ales, but this one impresses even me.
DwarfeD (1558) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter, sweet and sour tones. Pine, tart, herbs, grass, citrus and hay. A nice refreshing tasteful brew.
berntholer (1347) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dense and stable slight yellowish head leaves foamhead and structured lacing. orange blonde colour. aroma is young orval, brett, floral, citrus, zeste, strawberry. taste like aroma with a bitter and peppery finish. medium body and carbonation. great stuff, very tasty! bottle 33cl / bbf sep-2019
rzymol (117) - - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle. Pours unclear honey-yellowish with a massive long-lasting stable white head built of large but homogenous bubbles. It gives nice lacing too. Overall, an impressive and very appealing appearance. Aroma is very intense, definately fresh floral hoppy scent with a lambic kind of fruitness (sweet candy), apple, orange pulp, some lemon and maybe a bit of cellar from yeasts. Very fresh and again, very appealing. The taste is, surprisingly, something different that aroma could suggest, and overall a very fine mixture of sweetness (right after tasting it) followed by bitterness that overtakes it and lasts also in the aftertaste. Interestingly, the bitterness is somehow rounded, likely by brettanomyces, giving the whole drink a funky kind of feel but not sourness. Full mouthfeel, velvet-like and a body that perfectly suits it. Extremely high drinkability. I would never say I could be so much satisfied with Belgian Ale which is not my fav style but this beer brings it into totally different level.
RichTheVillan (4353) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a big frothy white head, aroma has yeast and candied fruits, taste has sweet fruits, citrus, slight orval brettiness, apple, dry finish, nice.
tricksta_p (1865) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of fruits, Brett funk, lots of farmhouse notes, pale malt, floral notes, hops. Flavour is slightly tart with a rather dry medium bitter finish. Carbonation is rather high, but it seems to work. Very refreshing and easily drinkable, yet complex and engaging. Excellent Orval-ish beer.
Swaroga (1711) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crispy, soapy and well carbonated. A beer to quench the thirst. Dry and moderately bitter. Hops are citrusy and aromatic like US hops. It reminds an American Pale Ale but with an extra dryness and a light funkyness. The strong carbonation is just right for this beer.