ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Can. Nose airy-sweet and lightly grainy, vanilla, vague floating fruity esters. Pour is clear and vibrant golden with a large rocky bright white head, light lace. Light body with medium resin, light-medium bitterness, medium sweetness that dries somewhat, soft body with subtle crispness, medium malt of pretty good quality but with some slightly stale corn at the edges. Grassy, lightly herbal hops coming in around medium-strength, light orange marmalade, touch phenolic (clove only) and maybe toasted wheat? A little candied lemon and a little oilier than I’d like. Touch of black pepper (and that’s very mild, touch of bubblegum. Clean (with good raw ingredients) and refreshes on the whole. Like the concept there, and this is more like actual Belgian pales and table beers in effect than American ’homages’ (i.e. Belgian yeast and crank everything else to 11). [2017.02.20: 3.5] Svesse (8599) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 29 Oct 2016) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, spicy nose with apricots, citrus, spicy yeast and coriander. Malty, spicy taste with notes of citrus, apricots, bread, yeast and a balanced, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2016
an adequate Belgian with appropriate if not slightly tamed amounts of beer spice. slightly light in the body and flavor pattern comes on in the taste. tingle near the end it is a genuine enough representation. a little mellowness and touch of alcohol and the beer is altogether light with some heaviness to it. light lemony golden and not bad. Turtles (2653) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Hazy bright golden, creamy white head, rich lacing. Bubblegum aroma, cloves and citrus. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, light and smooth mouthfeel. Bubblegum taste, spicy and herbal, citrus hoppy, soap, biscuits and grass. A bit too much going on in different directions. gyllenbock (9175) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016.
A bit hazy golden with a white head. Rather midl with citrus, bread and some yeast. An ok one.
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Can. Weaker nose than expected, though very yeast forward in the flavor. I like my bpas to have a little battle between yeast and hops - this is mostly lacking that but still works. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Somewhere: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is bubblegum, yeast, candy sugar. Taste is bubblegum and plenty of sweetness. Light hoppiness. Not bad. Kind of sweet. trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 8, 2016
Draught @ John Doe. Clear golden yellow with small whitish frothy head, no discernible aroma, low carbonation, characteristic Belgian yeast taste albeit with a watered down body, abrupt finish with vanilla aftertaste. Decent not great. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Clear golden coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of nice floral scents, pungent spicey yeast, a touch of coriander seed and a lot of grass - very nice and pungent. Light-bodied; Strong yeast component with honey, grass, flowers and even some light spices noticeable along with the light hops and more strong malt. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity with grain, yeast, coriander seed, bananas, honey and oranges/curacao all around. Overall, a very nice beer that shows a bunch of complexity throughout, very nice to sample, especially in the can and especially fresh! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased yesterday from Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 28-May-2016 for US$2,99 sampled on the roof of my hotel in Lower Manhattan, New York on 29-May-2016. mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of bready malt, piney hops, grass and lemon zest. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Grassy hops, pale malt, candy sugar and citrusy fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Not everyone should brew Belgians.