Tide (1670) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog. Thick light brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, fruits, earthy notes and a bit of caramel. Bitter finish with citrus and earthy notes. Very nice belgian ale.
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Churchill’s in San Marcos. Clear amber pour with weak foam. Old red apple nose. Taste is not good, papery/flat red apple juice. Something when wrong.
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th November 2012
Light haze on this amber beer, big fluffy cream coloured head. Palate is light, semi dry and a little crispy. Minerally malt, dry. A little pine and sublte fruit salad sweets. Finishes dry with hoppy citric bitterness. A mixed bag, but quite drinkable.
czar (4126) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ novare, portland. hazy dark golden with a frothy and rocky off-white head, good retention and lacing. fruity - apricots and citrus, caramel, brett dryness, earthiness, very spicy, red grapes, some bubblegum and belgian candi, floral, herbal and grassy medium hopping. lively carbonation, hint of acidity and sweetness, light body - oily, very nice grassy-spicy finish. this is very nice stuff.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml served in an Orval chalice.
A - Pours a hazy orange/amber with a bright white head that blankets the sides of the glass forming a thin cap.
S - Grassy, raw floral aroma, very mild spice, faint sweet malt, pineapple/orange.
T - Sweet pale malt, herbal and pine hops rush in, spicy in the middle, earthy tropical fruit backdrop, pineapple mostly, the brett is subtle and earthy while the hops seem to be front and center. The finish is dry and refreshing.
M - Moderate but soft carbonation, medium full body, dry finish.
Nice to see some hops in a Belgian IPA. The hop profile is rugged and green with notes of floral and mixes well with the subtle earthy brett yeast. Some mild tropical fruit mixed in with a dry finish and then you exhale with satisfaction. Good stuff here except for the weak nose. Was hoping for more brett character but after tasting it I’m fine with it. A nice rustic BIPA.
Serving type: bottle
Lukaduke (2038) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep rusty brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has a bit of rubber, leather, brett funk, grass and toffee. The palate follows but to me this beer reads as a english bitter with brett. A big malty toffee sweet almost buttery base which is made more complex by the addition of a heavy brux brett strain that has its moments of nice flavor but also goes over the plastic phenol edge here and there as well.
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at alewife, part of beers gone wild event. slightly hazy staw yellow color, not much head, nice yeast esters, brett apparent in the nose. fairly light, refreshing body. kind of reminds me of a rustic saison. the brett character in the beer’s flavor is nicely done, not one dimensional, not overly complex, either.
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen december 2012. Orange/hazy amber beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity, sourish and hoppay flavour with a nice bitterness.
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s a lot going on here but it’s all pretty subtle. Floral and citrus hop, Belgian yeast funk, sweet caramel, and a tart finish. If everything was turned up a notch it would really be amazing.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, orange and lemon zest, tart green fruits, funk.
T - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, funk, tart green fruits, some bitterness, orange and lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, funky, and bitter finish.
D - Nice tart and funky IPA.