minutemat (885) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Not as good as I remember from a couple of years ago when a kind fellow at De Proef gave me a crate! Perhaps my palette’s matured a bit since then. Who knows. This pours a wotsits orange with a good simcoe aroma. Has an appealing tanginess but it’s orangey resinous qualities become a bit cloying and alcoholic towards the end.
omikr0n (659) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Rose Red, Bruges, recommended by the waiter. Pours cloudy golden to amber with nice lasting white head. Aroma is hops, citrus fruits, spices, yeast. Flavor is malt, hops, citrus fruits, orange peel, yeast, hint of fresh milk and wheat. Bitter aftertaste.
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy deep gold. Amber tint, big fluffy lasting white head. Amber ale nose. Some Belgian yeast. Flavour is very sweet, dry, alcoholic. Soft carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet finish, with warming alcohol.
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold bottle, four months old, into a tulip. Dark orange / red, hazy, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head leaves dotted lacing. Smell is strong sickly rose water / turkish delight, tangerine. Body is medium, foamy, carbonation medium. Taste is malty in a way I associate with most Belgian beers, tangy dried fruits soaked in alcohol, cherry. It’s like a hoppy quad. Very Belgian. Decent.
OllieBBommel (941) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle@home. Head: firm off-white foam. Colour: clear, hazy orange golden. Aroma: citrus hops. Taste: nice sour bitter. Overall: dry, mild sour bitter mouth, medium CO2. Overall: very nice.
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de Bierkoning. lightly hazy golden amber pour with nice big white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is really hoppy, nice intense tropical hop bouquet, lemony, notes of grapefruit, pineapple and litchi with a grassy twitch. Taste is hoppy, sweet tropical fruit flavor, nice chewy but not caramel maltiness, alcohol is not perceptible (or just barely). Palate is full bodied, med carbonation. Yum! A nice surprise.
foxtje (10) - edinburgh, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its a beer with top fermentation..nice balance between bitter ..hops and fruitness..one of mi favoriet beers.
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - cloudy amber with large white head. Aroma is strong balanced hops and malts, with pineapple, fruit. Taste is sweet malty, hops, caramel, bit of warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, light carbonation. Some late bitterness in the finish. Good.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a reddish, hale orange with a good-sized, stylish and thick, beige head. Aroma is fruity with hoppy and Belgian fruits. Grapefruit, lemon, peach, apricot. Taste is smooth, fairly sweet, resinous, pine, juniper. Some pale malts. Juniper throughout, a little bit disturbing the juniper in the finish. Ethanol and a bit of sour maltiness on the aftertaste. Fairly full, smooth, with low carbonation.
evergreen0199 (1820) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at De Zandloper, Brugge, Belgium. An orangey/straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, bready, hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes sweet, hoppy, bready, malty, butterscotch and rich. Absolutely delicious, I drank so much of this in Brugge last week.