FatPhil (11511) - 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.
BaroneBirra (332) - Gorizia, ITALY - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.3 bottle. Hazy light brown with huge head. Sweet peaches and mold aroma. Taste of fruity hops, malt, alcohol and moderate bitterness in the final.
Nijstrom (203) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Citrus, grass, yeast (bretta), funk and spices. Moderately bitter. Dry.
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, courtesy of jendrik!) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy nettles and leather, heavily phenolic, with a touch of canned peaches, some grass and manure. flavour is mostly custard, lavender and pale malts, with a light touch of rosehip tea, some more leather and a semi-dry light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
ciocanelu (248) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, overripe peach color with white head. A lot of funky brett notes in the aroma along with some overripe stonefruits like peach and apricot. Taste follows with the brett funk and some underlying fruit notes. Mouthfeel is really soft and smooth with the right amount of carbonation. Overall this is a really good beer. A lot of brett character without any tartness. Somehow clean overall and extremely drinkable.
Temptation (256) - - SEP 22, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excellent looking, brilliant, pale amber colour, very white head...superb. Peach, tropical fruits and bread in the aromas, really nice too. In the beginning, the taste is elegant and delicate, very well balanced, crispy and rich in nuances to pineapple, apricot, biscuit...Very hoppy and complex. Nevertheless, as the beer gets warmer and developes, it becomes a little bit unstructured, the yeast overcomes all those nuances and began a very flat beer, with barn and horse blanket touches, and an acid twist, that spoil the overall. Very strange. I liked a lot in the first sips, when it was chilled, but it deceived me a lot in the end.
Tognetta (430) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Âmbar alaranjada levemente opaca, espuma branca de boa formação e persistência, apesar do aspecto irregular. Aroma ácido, acerola, champagne, levemente adocicado. No paladar o lúpulo é mais aparente, misturado com a acidez do brett, ambos de leve intensidade. Corpo leve e leve/média carbonatação. Aftertaste mantém as mesmas características iniciais, sem muita variação. Acho que ainda não me acostumei com brett, o paladar fica aguado, acidez predominante, fermento muito aparente, não me agradou.
Nocturne (1302) - 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 (1781) - 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 (3987) - 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 (1205) - 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.