3fourths (9332) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Bottle conditioned 750ml. Airy mineral water nose with faint hops (lemon, flowers, green / raw wet hop character that shows up once the yeast blows off a bit). Yeast is somewhat dirty (concrete mix / gravel), malt is simple cara syrup with red apple resemblance. In the mouth it’s sweet, syrupy / oily, medium bodied, low bitterness, low carbonation and low overall acidity. Vegetal and green in the finish. Had we known this was another De Proef contract beer we would have passed :/ John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Academie Biere in Paris. Poured a glowing orange color with active carb bubbles. The aroma was grassy hops with citrus. The taste added apple, peach, pineapple, and a peppery resin note on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a very enjoyable hoppy Belgian golden ale recommended by the bartender with our lunch. Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Apparently brewed in Belgium for / by a Scottish brewer living in France, if I am correctly informed... Regular, brightly white, mousse-like head, colour a pure golden blond, clear but misty after addition of the ’fond’. Nose gets apple, unripe peach, orange peel, wheat, bread, honey and grassy hops; taste a nice rounded dryish fruitiness in onset, fresh citrus notes, in the middle a soft, somewhat caramel-like maltiness and gently spicy yeastiness but otherwise a bit neutral, finishing grassy and slightly spicy bitter (hops) with mineral undertone. Not much of an IPA in my opinion, rather a typical Belgian blonde ale of medium strength. Not bad, though. mkel07 (5848) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from September 2013. Bit of a funky aroma going on with hops and tropical fruit dominating. Stuu666 (13124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, caramel, dry, pine, sweet, light bitterness.
mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Alesela, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin white head, yeasty citrus aroma, no lacing, nice citrus flavour, highly carbonated, dry hoppy finish Stuartyboy (1648) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H aroma is yeasty and fruity taste is mixed citrus fruit with grapefruit and lemon contentnental golden ale with light spice and hoppy bitterness kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Tom L. Hazy blond with white bubbles. Hoppy, a little green, grapefruit peel aroma, slightly sour, slightly bitter taste. Medium body, a little bitter finish. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)beerman33190 (89) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
Clear golden color, small white head. Belgian yeasty, strong grassy hoppy aroma. Slightly earthy. Light to medium-bodied. Strong grassy hoppyness, fruity, a bit alcoholic and earthy flavor. White peppery too. A bit strange for a De Proef belgian ale.
Not much going on here I’m afraid. I’m just getting "lager" in the aroma. Taste is smooth, slightly bitter and palate is quite silky. Not unpleasant but "provocateur" is a bit of an exageration.....