thewolf (10535) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ EtreGourmet.com
Clear orange coppery golden with a clinging, lacing, creamy, white head. Good duration. Aroma has mild fruity hoppiness, light apricot, peach and a bit of pine. Biscuity and doughy malts in the back. Light yeasty cardboard notes. High carbonation, a bit thin palate. Flavour is a bit weak compared to the aroma. Fair doughy maltiness, but not enough residual sugar to give it enough body to withstand the fair hoppiness. Piney, light fruity with peach and red apples most apparent. Good, but could have been much better.
popery (1204) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange with a smallish white head. Hazy but itís just due to yeast sediment being kicked by my pour. The aroma is grapes, apricots, light grain and a touch of lemon. Pleasant but not inspired. Very yeasty taste. Itís dry with a nice chalky bitterness in the finish. Some malt sweetness upfront but it quickly gives way to a dry yeast flavor and some grassy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a nice and light. As I make my way through the glass, it might be getting a bit watery but nothing awful. This is a very pleasant, light-ish Belgian
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange coloured beer with a big head that holds pretty good. Smell is hops, herbs, some kind of light metallic. Taste is citrus, hops, a bit dry-earthy and malty aftertaste. Expected more from this one. Easy drinkeable, aftertaste holds a long time.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
opaque lemon color, frothy thin white head. Pineapple and bubblegum, very lightly medicinal and soapy, interplay is fantastic. Flavor is cracked wheat, soapy, lemon. Dry finish. Flavor wasnít so much soapy straightforward bitterness, Iíd enjoy a lo more. Very light crisp and refreshing
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy cloudy with yeast sediment orange golden body with a large rocky head. Great head retention even in its native serving glassware. Aromatically dry, spring, floral, citrus, and grassy tones. Spritz y carbonation and hints of spicy yeast tones. Dry citrus and grass notes, very earth toned slightly floral flavor. Finish is drying with a light spicness. Solid offering, i feel as if i could drink a few of these.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
head: white, creamy/bubbly , large
smell: hops, orange zest, bitterness, mainly sweet , yeasty, fresh!!
taste: very herby/spicey in the begin , then the hops really hit in , a slight spicey and yeasty flavour , the end is malty , dry and grassy with grassy aftertaste , mmm pretty good for a low abv !!
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma farmyard aroma, dry nose with strong dry hop character , mineral with tart citrus. 7+
Appearance thick haze of gold on top large cream-beige head. Neat lace.
Flavor and Palate : Soft with frontal peach hints followed by berry and farm funk feel. Hints of hay , honey and sea salt. Dry hop finishing. Quiet interesting.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slowly collapsing, very stable cream-coloured head over hazy orange beer. Strong, but very volatile medicinal aroma upon opening, soon reverting to a mix of fresh, noble hops and cardboard. Medicinal is there in force again, upon the first sip, with toasted grains, and a harsh, bitter flavour I think I know the culprit of. I seem to develop an aversion to Magnum. Rather well-bodied for a not-so strong beer; and the Magnum goes on and on in the aftertaste. Not better than the XX, maybe more drinkable. After
coriander, now Magnum, it would seem. Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beyond farm ale aroma, beyond barnyard, funky and cruel. The taste is yeasty, there is some fruityness as I hold my nose. Carbonation tingly mouthfeel. Yet, still decent drinkability.
Kenís bottle from Struise directly.
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by tarheels86. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, grain, straw), light hops (grassy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of brettanomyces and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, grain, straw, meal), light hops (floral, grassy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of brettanomyces, lactic, horse blanket, and wood. Medium body, low warmth and creaminess, and high carbonation with a dry and biting finish.