FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Pudel Baar, Tallinn)
Doesn’t fit in the glass, way too many bubbles. Outragiously fruity floral aroma, like the kind of soap I avoid like the plague. Massively fizzy in the mouth, even after swirling. Funky retronasals. Hmmm, this is just a pale ale with a brett cube chucked in, isn’t it? I was hoping that fad had passed. Fairly pleasant pale ale base, a touch watery, not aided by the carbonation. "stupidly fizzy" says Anna. Fruitiness of hops fades to spiciness, perhaps more herbal than spicy, classic cookie-cutter modern saison aspects (can I say 3726?) Fades rather too quickly, no staying power. Doesn’t have the fullness of a saison. Not getting it.
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Kosmonaut, Manchester. Hazy orange shade with a white head. Orange and banana notes in the aroma. Taste leans towards orange, apple and lemon. Surprised it’s just 5%. Dry and fairly bitter finish. Hops certainly factor in. This is almost part pale ale, part saison, part Belgian ale. It makes for an interesting combo.
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Nice looking hoppy fruity Belgian ale.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle camping in France. Cloudy orange pour, huge white head. Aroma is quite funky, brett, fruity, citrus, some spices and quite earthy with some blue cheese. Flavor is quite sour, slightly bitter and with a decent body, heavily carbonated. A bit heavy on the brett.
sir__v (1129) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: dar hazy blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: citrus, lemon, citronellas, grassy. Hoppy and sour notes. Taste: good palate, very strong grassy and sour taste. Hoppy domination. Notes of citrus. Strong sour finish. Aftertaste: astringent bitterness. Sour finish. Floral.
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of bretty yeast as is the flavour. Quite intense carbonation. A strong flavour that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. Very close to Orval.
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg, Mother Kelly’s, 1st August 2015.
Golden appearance. White lacing. Aroma is some mangoes and grapefruit and dough and pears. Taste is mangoes, grapefruit, citrus, clove and coriander and pine and pith. Good bitterness.
mateuszk (1030) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy mix of tropical fruits with belgian accents. In taste low sweet, hoppy and dry. Medium bitterness, dry in the finish. Very nice pale ale, belgian notes not that noticable, nicely hopped.
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stark karbonisierter, etwas säuerlicher Antrunk. Intensiv hefig, helle milde Herbe. Dabei leicht bitter, helle milde Fruchtnoten von Trauben, trocken, spritzig. Vollmundiger Nachgeschmack, der sich von Mittelteil nur in der Hervorhebung der Hefe unterscheidet. Gut. 13/11/11/11/7/12
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambery golden color with moderate foam. Fresh funky smell. Fresh, dry, little tart with distinct taste peaks with a light bitter hoppy note. The aftertaste is dry and a little tart.
klm1 (508) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden haze colour with white creamy head. Medium visual carbonation.
Aroma without notice of an alcohol, yo detect fruity notes: grape (muscat), lemon, oranges, mango and once again - grape.
Taste is similar: dicrete hidden note of an alcohol, prevails friuty notes of grapes, lemon and oranges.
Malt sweetness is low, hop bitterness is medium, finish is dry - sourish / bitter.
Proper beer for its style.