simontomlinson (531) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017 Habanero (4773) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a huge off-white head, leaving a fair lacing. Nose of citrus, orange, caramel, yeast and alcohol notes. Sweet flavor with distinct hops and also a nice malt backbone, it ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A interesting and enjoyable Belgian style IPA. ★★★★
Huge white head left a spotty cover on a ruby orange coloured body.
Overripe fruit, stewed fruit, dates & sugar aroma.
Medium to full bodied, minimal carbonation, sticky &cloying.
Taste is much as thee aroma with sweet overripe fruit, orange jam, orane, citrus, sugar & a spicy finish. larsga (7608) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2017
Huge white head. Clear coppery body. Smoky fruity rock candy aroma with metallic spicy notes. Sweetish resiny metallic fruity taste with sugary papery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, fizzy mouthfeel. Sweet tropical fruit and metal aftertaste with spicy smoky notes. Unimpressed. Too sweet, and the orangey fruitiness is out of control. The flavours don't gel. It's drinkable, but I'm not really enjoying it. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.) keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Nice aroma of Belgian spice and some fruit. The flavor follows with a nice lasting finish. Speko (439) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle 0,65. Pours slightly hazy golden, with small white head. Honey sweet, tropical fruits, some yeast, earthly. Medium body and average carbonation. kevinator (2453) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Nice big Belgian beer. Grainy malt with a lot of hops, yeast and earthy. Pretty color with a big head. Some citrus as well.
Spab (3973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
650 ml bottle from the Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a murky dull golden orange with modest-sized whiteish head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, candy sugar, light spiciness and a little herbal character. Flavour has Belgian yeatiness, lemon drops, orange peel, candy sugar and some spicy, herbal notes. Really no booziness to speak of. Quite nice. Svesse (8694) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with orange peel, dried fruit, spicy/perfumy yeast and candied fruit. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, dried apricots, spicy yeast, dried fruit, perfume, candy sugar and a generous peppery, citric, resiny bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. A bit boozy and intense to be in perfect harmony, but quite tasty. Nice one. blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
[Bottle (660ml) shared w/ HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Big Red] Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Yeasty and hoppy aroma, fruity as well. Flavour’s the same, yeasty, hoppy and fruity along with an average bitter finish. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Average bodied. Pretty good. GoufCustom (2082) - HONG KONG - SEP 23, 2016
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
650 ml bomber bottle at abv 10.5% bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with a layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet rich Ale malt, with candied fruits, grapefruits, dark fruits, vanilla, light perfume, orange, strong caramel, toffee, floral nectar, honey, pine, strong resins, strong spices, strong yeast, lemon and grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich Ale malt, with candied fruits, grapefruits, strong caramel, potent alcohol, liquorices, floral, strong molasses, strong pine, strong resins, strong dark bread, strong yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Full body. Creamy and very oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Very rich Ale maltyness in a thick and smooth background. Solid candied fruits and hoppy but blurry grapefruit dominate. Strong caramel, strong but nice molasses sweetness. Piney and oozy but somehow a step down from most IIPAs, Yeasty as hell, very dry dark bread with strong lemon to round. A bit rough but solid as a rock!
Booze: The 10.5% abv is omnipresent but come across as light and fairly tasty, never harsh or warm at any time. The liquorices is also quite mild. Coupled with fair malty molasses, this make very easy drinking and dangerous!
Hoppiness: Grapefruits, orange, floral nectar, pine, strong resins, lemon and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, close to high astringent oozy malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Rich, oozy and very floral bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one’s Bel yeast traded the usual banana for candied fruits and some dark fruits to compliment the rich Ale malty IIPA base, which in itself is expressive without being overwhelming in resin ooze and sweetness. With a well-managed booze profile, this one is a nice easy going Belgian IIPA. I bet it will taste even better if there is banana and tropical fruit esters to show up the malt even more!
Bottle shared by Colin & Kendra at tasting. Hazy peachy orange, small white head that descends to a wisp. Nice aroma of candied orange, dried apricot, Belgian yeast esters. Flavour - tropical fruit, sweet orange, earl grey tea, grapefruit peel finish. Not too shabby!