madnorwegian (254) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2016
Very solid. Fresh and citrusy, bright yellow/straw color. Perfectly white fluffy head. Lots of tropical fruit aromas. ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Bottle from LCBO: massive, creamy head that expands and lasts, and produces an excellent lace. Golden colour. The nose is grain, malt, ripe fruit, and hops with some clove, spice, and yeast. The taste is a conjured complexity of fermented pear and pineapple with a somewhat herbal character. Grains and malts make up a backbone that offers sweetness upfront and subtle bitterness in the finish. Slick mouthfeel, and a high alcohol profile that is well hidden. Robust yet pleasantly smooth and balanced. Enjoyed it with Thanksgiving fare. Exquisitely crafted ale that?s a must have for anyone?s personal reserve. c0fein (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Oravankolo tasting.
CRock (271) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Clear yellow body with a big white head. Fruity, yeast, some booz. Okay.
Just an all round quality beer. This beer is good anytime, with practically any type of food. CacheManyHose (767) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2016
Drank w Matt after Dani’s birthday. Creamy hazy beige, slightly dull but with a massive pillowy fluffy white head. Smells of woody bitter hop, musty yeast, moderate spicy grainy malt, fermented pear and apple, light clove. Taste is very deeply bitter, woody grassy wheat, yeasty and lightly peppery. Body is stony and bitter, frothy wet spicy grainy slightly fizzy finish. Lots of stony bitterness to complement the yeast and spicy malt. This bottle didn’t taste too fresh - or just muddy flavour of the yeast?
HKdIPA (850) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2016
750ml bottle (4/2016 I think) from Gatineau Broue Ha Ha at home in HK. Hazy golden pour with very big puffy dense head with lots of structure. Aroma is not that strong - maybe the beer isn’t super fresh? - bitter Belgian notes. Taste is bitter, spicy, sweet grain, stone fruit - more sweet than tart. Very balanced and certainly, as others note, doesn’t seem like it’s 10% despite the boozy finish. Not as hoppy as I expected unfortunately, and not a style I tend to enjoy, but a nicely balanced very elegantly crafted beer. rosenbergh (11809) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016
750 ml bottle. Bottled on 2014/11/11. Thanks Timo A. for sharing!vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Clear golden color with a small white head.
Belgian yeast, sweet malt and mild spices in the aroma.
Hops, Belgian style yeast, freshness, sweet malt and spices in the flavor. Strong flavor. Lagery. Some sweetness in the aftertaste.
Jaune brillante avec une petite robe blanche. L’arôme est bordée des agrumes et fruits tropicaux avec un tout petit peu de sucre. En bouche c’est très fraîche avec aucun signe qu’elle s’approche 10%. C’est la bière le plus fruitée que j’ai jamais goûter (excluant les bières de fruit). Plein de corps, plein de fruits et une bonne final amer. Formidable. Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
Hazy, yellow orange body, gigantic white head. Very lively. The aroma is warm, with subtle berries. The taste is amazing. Very balanced and not overly hoppy. Kauge (2126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Bottled Dec 2015. Pours almost all creamy white foam at first, then a clear bright golden body starts to appear. Head retention good, lace too. Nose and flavour of citric biscuits and a warmer stone fruit tonality, it’s so nicely balanced between mellow sweetness and bitterness, it’s so smooth without veering into any extremities. Carbonation, body, palate - all lovely. All in all nothing exceptional, nothing too fancy, but oh my how simply good this is... I downed the whole 750 ml during 2 hours without even noticing : /