FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Very fruity and floral aroma, some heady vapours, but I stand shy of accusing it of being gluey. Plenty of pale malts too, a bit of peanuttiness. Pale orange, nice persistent tight head. Taste is big and bold and more than a little winey, some dried apricot bitterness. Medium full palate, pleasant carbonation, almost light for such a strong brew. Peanutty again in the finish. Is mellowed by a slight hazy of sediment. Not actually saying 12%. Saying pretty mad, but not 12%.
oh6gdx (25710) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy orangeish pale amber colour with minor off-white head. Aroma is ripe fruits, some alcohol, mild spices and quite much floral hoppiness to it as well. Flavour is peaches, mango and some citrus notes as well as some nutty and ripe fruity/berryish notes as well. A slight alcoholic burn in the finish. Overall quite gentle, even though this strong.
Sissio (1432) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home
Clear copper, cream head
Toffee, leather, burned caramel, cellar
Long raw licorice aftertaste and herbaceous ending, oily, caramel, toffee, manuka honey
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Earl Grey tea, floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some sweets coming up, malty, some alcohol. Overall: strong English IPA, seems ridiculous at 12%, can’t taste that, but barely worth the calories. Pint from brewery, Stabio.
Kavu (4390) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle @ Bier-Bier. Pours hazy amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts, some yeast and alcohol. Flavor is sour and bitter malts, alcohol, and hops. Nice.
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried on 13.6. at Bier-Bier saison tasting in Helsinki.
A clear light orange body with no head. Nose has fresh citrus fruits and sour berries. Taste is quite sweet at first but quickly moves over to a strong, puckering bitterness.Mild carbonation and very rich palate. I was disappointed at first but when I heard about the ABV I was quite surprised by how easy drinking it was. Overall fairly syrupy and sticky.
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, bb 23 OTT 18
Amber color, dull hue, but clear, with generous persistent compact head. Strong aroma of a less spicy Belgian yeast, with a light floral bouquet, hint of fruits, of chestnut honey, of candi sugar. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is round and smooth; it has a moderate degree of sweetness; unfortunately the flavor instead of highlighting the malt has a strong chicory/vegetable component, and the final as well suffers from that; warming alcohol perception.
Interesting aroma, the flavor and palate are not convincing.
laiti (8171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Olut Expo Finland 2014, BBE 25.10.2018
Aroma is somewhat stale with strong apricot tones. also some distant mineral tones. Flavour has grassy hops, strong apricot tones and it finishes with some menthol. No signs of IPA or saison, feels like a basic Belgian tripel. If there really is 12% in this one, it is hidden very well as there are no strong flavours here to hide it.
eduardovl (1372) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a Tulip Duvel glass.
Strong Ale prepared with a big amount of American Citra hops and Belgian Saison yeasts.
A: Nice bottle art and beautiful color too. Pours a dark orange to amber color. A bit hazy. Forms a big and bubbled light yellow head. Medium retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin yellow layer lasts for long time on the top
S: Fruity, herby and citric. Sweet and malty. Strong notes of orange, mango, passion fruit and pine in the nose. Earthy yeast profile. A bit boozy
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong bitterness. Notes of orange and tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit. Strong notes of American hops: citrus and piny (tons of Citra). In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Yeasts are quite earthy. Despite the Belgian yeast strain, the overall result is really particular. Really something in the between of a American DIPA and a Belgian Strong Ale
M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Fruity, herby and quite bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. An authentic Bad Attitude: weird, difficult to define but, nevertheless, still pleasant to drink beer ;)
[ BA Review @ 2/3/2014 ]
JacopoDeola (12) - - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33 l at home. Light amber with white persistent head. Citrus aroma at first, malty later. Citric taste. Very balanced despite the strong abv. Bitter final. Great beer.