HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, spices and yeast . Fruity flavour of caramel, spices and yeast with notes of hops. Spicy and hoppy finish. Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a nice orange colour and seems very unclear with lots of fluffy off-white foam. The first thing that strikes me is a very exciting and spicy herbal aroma that is somewhere between pepper and basil. Lurking in the background is sweet Belgian yeast and fruity notes of apricot and lemon in the end. The taste plays out in the same manner, but here are some of fruitiness replaced with a dry, grassy hops that accelerates into the aftertaste. The mixture of malt and hops also gives the beer woody tones in the background. Mouth feel is nice and smooth, and has a medium bitterness. An interesting beer where the mixture of a traditional Belgian beer with an American IPA comes into its own, with a spicy touch on top. tfredvik (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 From the EBU, EBC and hop list on the label I was quite certain that this was an american IPA, but the first smell reveals that this obviously isn’t the case. The aroma is strong with both a sweet and an acidic touch, but what is more interesting are the wild notes. The aroma is quite yeasty, and the yeast is an interesting and pleasant mix of Belgian yeast and wild yeast, giving notes of both barnyard and sweet fruits. I also get spices and citrus, but I had expected even stronger citric notes and regular IPA notes from the US hops. When it comes to the looks this is an ugly bastard. As soon as I opened the bottle the murky medium yellow liquid, mixed with dirty foam, gushes out of the bottle. In the glass the body is utterly opaque. The off-white head (with its light-brown sediment-infested patches) is long-lived and laces the glass excellently. The taste is light sweet, light acidic, light sour and moderate to heavy bitter. Wow, that’s an unusual combination! The flavours are quite strong with wild barnyard notes, fruits, spices, herbs and sweet honey in the aftertaste that competes with the firm bitterness. Medium body, moderate dry texture and moderate to soft carbonation. A complex, fun, interesting and actually quite enjoyable experiment. gunnar (9390) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 16 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Comes out of the bottle as magic, or gushing as someone called it, with a milky/orange hazy body covered by a huge foamy white head.Aroma of yeast, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is dry and crisp hoppy, spicy and herbal.Smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer.
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
Appearance: dark blonde beer, stable large white head.
Nose: oranges, fruity, hops, dry grass.
Taste: yeast, oranges, very dry beer, very bitter, somewhat spicy.
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2013
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Hazy amber body with a large white head. Floral aroma and malts. Nice hop taste of the chinook and cascade hops. **** BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Bouteille 330 ml. Robe orangée, épais collet blanc qui diminue assez rapidement. Arôme: houblon, malt, plus un superbe bouquet d’agrumes (pamplemousse, orange, citron). Quelques touches florales. Amertume bien dosée. Finale sèche, amertume citronnée. Bonne carbonatation. Mince en bouche. Rafraîchissante et plaisante. Ha oui, et attention à l’ouverture... Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
33cl Bottle, tasted during Scotland trip with Robin and Stefaan. Complete gusher. Hazy dark blond coloured beer with a small white head. Light hoppy hinted aroma with a medium to fully banana touch. Medium to full palate. Finish is bitter fruity yeasty hinted. Lost the majority of the content, completely mixed with the yeast sampler left. Arve_Christian (5215) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonpolet Vika.
Hazy golden color, good foam and carbonation . Some fruity aromas- hoppy.
Medium body & complexity . Intense bitterness . Enjoyable czar (9328) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
(extra, as in extra gusher - read explosive, here) few remaining milliliters is murky yellow-grey-ish withtout a head. yeasty, lemony, citrusy, fruity-spiciness, grainy, belgiumness, warming alcohol. herbal-citrusy light to medium long finish, slightly harsh. soft carbonation, light body - oily. did kinda like few remaining ml...