tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
7/II/2012 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a, brewed: 15/X/11 (2012-113) 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
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!
From bottle at Brasserie de la Senne, Brussels. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head.blipp (9139) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
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. Pours gold with a white head. Peppery spicy yeast, light sweetness, some flowery hoppy nites, and mild bitterness. Pretty good. gyllenbock (9097) - 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.
daniele (9018) - 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 (8996) - 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 (8838) - 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. Cuso (8614) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
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. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
33cl bottle courtesy of sebletitje, cool a Brussels brewed beer, pouring up slightly hazy deep gold with copper hues and tall near white head. The aroma is on the nose-prickly side with some yeast and some yeasty spice and then picking up tart citrus notes and pineapple. The taste has a fresh bright yeasty spiciness as well as lemon to lime and toward sort of a peach note or two. It has a little tartness as well and finishes crisp and refreshing but not light on flavor. Nice stuff. Svesse (8576) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 14 Oct 2015) Pale amber colour, hazy, with frothy off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of apricots, orange peel and spicy hints of yeast. Malty, hoppy taste with apricots, orange peel, a touch of resin, hints of yeast and a generous citric, resiny bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Really tasty, with a generous fresh hop character. Very nice.