jaghana (6017) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A cloudy yellow beer with low head. Smell is intense on fresh hops. Aroma of fruits like strawberries, raspberries and vegetables, resinous, notes of fresh licorice with an heavy round hops presence, finish is very long and bitter with spicy hops flavor. Very nice and drinkable beer, not with the usual lemony presence as some American IPA. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
De Molen Festival 2010 ... sample from a bottle going round ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet peachy pine hop ... little overfizzy ... juicy soft toffee malts ... little orange ... light pine peel thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle from Cave à Bulles. Hazy amber with a solid and lacing head. Fruity hoppiness with hints of bread. Quite hoppy, some herbal notes in addition to exotic fruits. Nice and refreshing. dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Hazed golden-orange in color with a great head. Lightly sweet and dry-hoppy aroma and taste. A nice lighter beer with flavor, particularly hops sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
Bouteille 33cl venant de l’esprit écossais de Craig Allan de La Capsule @ Lille.
Couleur orangée, col épais blanc.
Au nez, je suis de suite pris par cet arôme houblonné laissant une présence citronnée et de pamplemousse.
En bouche, on a une bière qui tend à épouser le style américain IPA tout en conservant ce style belge.
Palais mélange les goût surtout au niveau des houblons qui donnent une fine amertume tout en agrémentant la dégustation de notes de citron, pamplemousse avec une fine couche d’épice avec une légère présence herbeuse. Le tout reste assez sec en bouche avec un fini d’où ressort un malt léger.
Marko (5640) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 17, 2011
First missed this at the Abbaye des Saveurs in Lille, because I couldn’t carry anymore really, but thankfully found it later at Cave a Bulles in Paris. Shared with the usual suspects. POured a murky peach colour with a slightly off white head that went away slowly. Sweet aromatic hoppy nose, lime, some yeastiness, ok enough. Light soft agrumey taste, not much bitterness. Smooth, a bit light and overall nice! illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours golden pumpkin in color with a fluffy crew cut of white foam. Copper/pennies on the aroma at first. Hopefully this dies down with a little breathing. I’m also detecting some sharp pine needle notes, a subdued apple ester note, and a touch of green banana. This beer is meant to be a hybrid of IPA and Belgian blonde, and it shows, albeit with subtlety. The blonde aspect comes through with some soft fruit salad flavors (apple, banana) and an unmistakeable Belgian yeast character, while the IPA part manifests mainly as a mild bitterness and herbal edge on the finish. The palate is very nice in a hedonistic sense here. Surprisingly creamy and fulfilling, which combines with wheat-derived esters to give the impression of a rich hefe or a light weizenbock on the tongue. Not really the ideal presentation for a blend of two styles that are best when dry, but there’s no denying that this tastes and feels good, so to hell with style. This is way on the modest side of the Belgian IPA spectrum, but it achieves what it wants to and it’s tasty. Only downside is the aroma, which after several minutes is still dusty and metallic. heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2011
06/05 0.33 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy orange body with medium sized head. Very pleasant orange hop aroma, a bit of yeast. Slightly bitter flavor, smoothed with yeast and milk bread malt. May have a touch of coriander. Not heavy in body, rather thinner, with longer citrus and bread finish. A fine beer it is. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2012
33cl bottle - pours clear golden with a firm white head. Nose of peach, some banana with a clear malty coating. Malt flavour (nread and some yeast) is definitely coming back. Very gentle body all the way through with a slide bitter and dry finish. After 30 seconds, the malt is coming back again (as if one was eating fresh malt - e.g. with Moeder Lambic, they serve it with the beer... Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Filtered, has golden/orange liquid with medium thick white head. Nose : fresh aromas of esters and tart malt, It’s also very aromatic with citron, lime and pine notes of hops. Sip : low to medium body with creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Little sweet with malty body and bitter and dry citrus hops ending. In fact the ending isn’t long but does stay for a while. Not bad.