BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
Gold colored beer with a white head. Nice hoparoma’s. Tastes nicely btter with notes of citrus. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 My Bottom Line:Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2010
An evocative osmosis of citrusy, herbal hoppiness and spicy yeast garnishes the slender cereal sweetness of this fantastically drinkable and personable hopped-up Belgian Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige golden.
-The finishing is long but not bracing, recalling most of the hop flavors and focusing a tad more on their coniferous resinous aspect.
-The mouthfeel is pillowy, made of ample carbonation and a healthy body.
-The yeast pour adds doughy aromas and flavors which somewhat muddle the first half of the flavor profile, but it cannot overcome the marvelous hop finish.
-This is in the same recipe and quality family as Taras Boulba, Zinne Bir, Rulles Estivale, etc. Me likey a lot!
Bottles; best before April 2010.
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid white foam left; nice lacework; yeasty and fruity (pear and grapefruit), spicy; juicy palate, quite full-bodied and very bitter, quite dry with an aftertaste of bitter oranges and a touch of almonds - very nice ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2010
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Light yellow pour with no head. Aroma is floral honey pollen. Some hops. Flavor is like a blissful kick in the teeth. Honey sweet hop bitter pollen floral. Really nice. Great beer. 77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2011
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
: bottle calls it an IPA and is probably closer to an IPA than a Belgian Ale, my bottle was slowly but continually gushing, resulting in more head than beer and the head made it look like they put dishwashing liquid in there, foaming like crazy, I am pretty sure that the whole thing was unique to my bottle because that cannot be normal, right? beer itself was hazy, bright golden, smells sweet hops with some flowers and fruit in there, dry finish, full, clean, sharp bitter taste with some sweetness underneat, flowers, fruit (pear & lemon), agressive carbonation, lots of yeast
Spicy noble hops in large quantity make this a powerfully aromatic Belgian ale.
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2008
Delicious cloudy golden hue looks like a lemon pie. Very, very aromatic for a beer that uses no fruits. Never too bitter despite the high IBUs, this remains elegant enough an aroma focused. Wheat background enhances drinkability.
Timid white head. Perhaps a bit too green in the aroma, but a lot happens at once and you can easily lose your focus in there.
Fine yellow in colour with perfect lasting white head. Nose is crisp and hoppy with some hints of fresh flowers and some citrus. It also has a interesting Pilsen caracter and a dry malty taste. the 7% gives a nice rounding in the mouthfeel and the afthertaste is crisp to medium dry. A great and highly drinkable Belgian Styled hoppy beer. MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
This is better described as a Belgian IPA. It’s very hoppy and fruity, mostly grapefruit thanks to the delicious Amarillo hops. Good beer.