teddybeer (1533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange colour with a light beige head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and oranges notes. Flavor has a strong bitterness, orange and tangerine, slightly citrus. The final has a strong astringency and dryness.
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
In short: A soapy/perfumy wild hoppy golden ale. A failed Orval-ish beer. Something went wrong here.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately six months after purchase, bottle forward to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Partly cloudy golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is bretty-perfumy, I can see a bit of the funky floral Orval thing going on here but this Ov-ral is definitely more on the flowery-perfumy side of things with also lots of phenols. Intriguing aroma. Taste is a major letdown. Very sweet, the flowery-perfumy character of the aroma turns into a mouth full of soap, tortured hops bringing quite a bit of cheese, way too much Orange Crush™, hospital gloves, chewing on flower petals, to make matter worse the alcohol apparent. I can tell there were good intentions here, they were really trying something, but all the elements of this beer clashed together. Bad timing? Bad bottle? This was a disaster. I had such high hopes for this beer, I was as disappointed as my blind date when we were at the restaurant and I asked the waitress for crayons.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beautiful cloudy amber beer with a smallish off white head that leaves lace. Some yeasty floccules in the pour. Aroma is an absurdly good combination of tart, fruity wild yeast funk and lots of floral/fruity hops. The flavor jumps on the tongue with slightly sour fruit (green apple/citrus) that blends into a resiny/piny hop bitterness. Just amazing.
gnoff (6374) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Daniel E (not on ratebeer). BB 15/11/14, sampled on May 18, 2013.
Hazy amber color, yellow head. Hoppy, citrus, alcohol, brett scent. Alcohol, bitter, citrus taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
CPH2200 (69) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap @ mikkeler & friends. Pours hazy dark orange, Fruity taste from wild yeast, bitter hops and citrus. Complex and massive ale.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, funky Brett and other wild yeasts, tart green fruits, Grapefruit and citrus hops, Belgian yeast, hint of spices.
T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, lightly reiny bitterness, tart green fruits, funky Brett, Belgian yeasts, and some spices, bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, bitter, tart, and funky finish.
D - Nice complex and balanced wild/Belgian IPA.
Chipper (288) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Cloudy, deep amber pour. Lot?s of sediment and a small tan head. Yeasty aroma and noticeable alcohol.Flavor is unique. Bitter but not in a traditional IPA style. Still very good, but one is enough.
kaser (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Randomly grabbed this from the fridge this morning. Not really a breakfast beer. Holy moly. This is a massive beer. Thick orange pour, clear, medium white head. White floaty sediments in this guy. Orange and tropical aroma. Very hoppy alcohol fruity taste. Just massive. Wow. Good but not at noon on a hangover
JohnGalt1 (83) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at the COOP last night... Paid $5ish. Pours with a 2 finger meringue like head... thick and foamy looks like shaving cream... the brew is hazed orange... beautiful sheets of lace for the entire glass.
Nose is very interesting... hoppy and phenolic.... some mild yet wild plastic notes... something that reminds me of apricots... and spicy coriander.
Candied grapefruit zest on the palate... dry dusty basement and somehow still something that seems to be sweetness, but I know this is bone dry... Hops (I think so) are sorta resinous piney notes.
Body is fairly big... even with the bigger carbonation the mouthfeel is still surprisingly creamy.
Pretty interesting beer... I would like to see some American breweries give this a try so I could hopefully try it a lot fresher.... Still a pretty cool experiment.
BEENJAMIN (59) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and delicious fruit aroma. Huge orange flavors with a dry and intense finish, dank. This reminds me of most of Mikkeller’s higher gravity beers. It’s quite boozy and sweet but incredibly unique and leaves you wanting more. Try Sleep Over side by side with this.