Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden ale with a thick white head. In aroma, orange blossoms and corainders with honey, perfume, very pleasant. In mouth, a rich and creamy ale with loads of curacao, coriander, complex and enticing. Bieropholie import. BB 12-10
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from bottle at Le Sous-Bock, Paris. The bottle almost bursted open, spraying some unlucky people at the bar. Hazy golden under an enormous off-white head. Good yeasty and spicy aroma with coriander in the lead. Complex yeasty, sweet and spicy flavours. Good bitterness. A complex blond.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy amber, very lacy. Spicy alcohol on the nose, and in the mouth where it is also a little herbal and medicinal. Hmmm... something about this beer says it’s shit. It’s almost like an infected attempt at a Belgian Blonde. However, there is something I quite like about it too... I can’t think what, because its alcohol profile is hot and there’s too much wrong with it. I don’t know, the lolly fruit and bold yeastiness is my kind of thing. It’s confrontational. It’s like the type of woman you were scared of in your early twenties and then despised in your forties (because you never had one like her). For me that makes it memorable but not memorable enough... On balance this beer is a little better than ok. Even though it’s a bit crap.
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Bottle from Half Time (2010). subtitled harvest ale/saison. Suggest ssaison dunkel. Same rating as before, except overall goes to 16.
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. BBE 05. It’s an oldy. Amber gold color with a frothy white head. Aromas of peppery hop and fruits. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Malt. Mild pepper. Yeast. Fruit. Heat is hardlly noticeable. It finishes quite astringent. Time has certainly not harmed this ale.
yngwie (16973) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear, golden beer with lots of floaties and an off-white head. Pale malt, yeast notes, some alcohol, citrus, apples and a spicy peppery hop note in the aroma. The flavor is quite strange, without me being able to point out what makes it strange. There’s a herbal and grainy flavor with pale malt and a decent bitterness, maybe it’s just the mix of flavors I find strange, or maybe there’s something I couldn’t pin. Warming and dry mouthfeel, yet sweetish. Quite bitter, herbal finish. Sure a drinkable beer, but as already mentioned, also a strange one. (080731)
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ale Cellar, Darlington. Very hazy golden colour with a frothy, dissipating white head. Medium body. Aroma was yeasty and fragrant with some summer fruit .Flavour was complex and interesting; sweet with notes of malt, clove and citrus fruit. Alcohol fairly well masked. Good stuff.
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma isdry, flower, yeast. Flavour is sweet, dry, flower, yeast, herbs, spices. Strange, but exciting beer.
Embrouille (2848) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a hazy light orange beer with a quick diminishing white head. The nose is of soy sauce, aniseed, burnt plastic and lemon with a hint of tomato. Fruity taste with a hint of burnt plastic. Poor lacework. Pleasant bite just before the finish which is dry with hints of yeast. Better than the ambrée.....!
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very slightly hazy gold with a large white head. Leathery yeast aroma with alcohol and indeterminate fruit. Taste is sweet, warming and very alcoholic. A little dryness. Perhaps a bit too fizzy, but otherwise this is a lovely approachable beer that has a friendly, rough artisanale edge.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle - shared with gunnfryd and yngwie in Korshavn. Thank you, yngwie. Golden color, moderate fuzzy white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, citrus and fruit. Flavor is fruity, sweet and a bitter finish. High carbonation.