tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
7/II/2012 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a, brewed: 15/X/11 (2012-113) JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Cloudy muddy beige beer, creamy stable off-white head, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, spices, coriander, hay, dust. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: malty start, little sweet, tobacco, bitter, flowers, spices, floral hoppiness, little fruity. Aftertaste: fruity bitterness, citrus, quite some grapefruit, very bitter and dry ending. Nicely done!
Half of a comparative tasting of both Be and Que versions, thanks to the brewers! Very hazy, very carbonated grainy/straw yellow beer, very good white head. Grains, bit bready, and a short sharp solvent nose. Dry, sharp and spiced, other grains (rye), finish has a sudden hoppy (and slighlty harsh) bitterness. Light to medium bodied, well-carbonated. Very grain/malt oriented beer. gyllenbock (9846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016.
Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, grass, spices and some yeast. Similar taste. On the sweet side with a medium body.
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Peppery spicy yeast, light sweetness, some flowery hoppy nites, and mild bitterness. Pretty good. daniele (9640) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2014
6.3% oro velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente lievito speziato biona secchezza discreta luppolatura agrumata leggero terroso discreto amaro finale piuttosto agrumato
czar (9429) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
(33cl from de la senne - labelled as #2) pour cloudy very pale golden with a tall off-white head showing good retention and lacing. healthy yeast, sulfur, very grassy and herbaceous, citrus, grapefruit, pine; pils and pale spicy and bready maltiness, plenty of other spices. average carbonation, light body - oily and creamy mouthfeel, assertive grassy-spicy-peppery finish. seems a lot more belgian than the version brewed at tdd - perhaps an authentic yeast combined to a more herbaceous hop varietal. nice offering! solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours clear blond. Very bitter. There’s not much here besides bitterness though. Hops profile doesn’t have a lot of body other than the bitter. Palate is pretty simple. Not bad. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
From bottle at Brasserie de la Senne, Brussels. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head.Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Straight up American hops in the nose show a strong grapefruit and pine resin core with minor apricot and orange accents. Malt is pale and cara, lightly toasty, somewhat bready. Fine natural carbonation with soft malt, that’s the highlight. Medium body, semi-sweet, finish is appropriately bitter and a little resinous. It’s certainly well-made, but the ingredients limit the appeal. Yvan’s noble-hopped beers are some of the best in the world, he doesn’t need to be making the prototypical western resin/grapefruit IPA.
Bottle at Brasserie L’Egalité, Brussels.Orange color with medium white head. Aroma of grapefruits, oranges, tangerines. Taste, oranges, tangerines, zest, pines. Solid malty backbone. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Good. kraddel (8876) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2012
orange, very hazy, looks light. white, slow fading foam, smells bitter ( more than expected ) tastes quite dry, not a big taste, or much bitterness, but it does the trick. standard ( mediocer) IPA i supose .