sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2009
75cl corked and wired bottle, label different from the one pictured (it’s green, like the bottle). Pours a beautiful hazy orange witgh a big, soapy white head with normal retention and decent lacing. Aroma, likewise, is of orange, with some spicy herbs, yeast and an alcoholic note on top. Active carbonation, thick, tickly but smooth mouth feel. Complex taste of orange and other sweet orchard fruit, some coriander and a dry, hoppy finish. Sour-bitter after taste. Sweet notes in the beer throughout, but it’s not a sweetish brew. Refreshing sour notes also present all along the way. Excellent bottle-conditioned strong Belgian blonde, supremely well balanced and not too boozy despite the whopping 9.5 % abv. Dangerously sessionable, and agreeably complex without being oppressively sweet. floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 30, 2009
Corked and wired 750ml bottle. Pours hazy pale orange with a huge dense rocky and lasting white head that provides excellent lacing. Nose is bready malts, light lemony citrus, subtle honey and earthy spicy hops. The taste is very restrained sweet grainy malts with a wonderful peppery spicy dry hop finish. Faint vanilla in there as well. It has a thick chewy mouthfeel with the ABV only apparent at the very end. Excellent, complex, classy and refreshing. Right up there with the very best. Embrouille (2853) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Bottled 75cl. Beautiful appearance: Rich head, good lacework, great color. Complex aroma of yeast, clove, white bread, melon, coriander, apricot, peach and a huge amount of pear. Spicy yeasty taste. Practically no acidity. Some alcohol showing up on the swallow. Sweetish. A lot of cloves apparent. Reminiscence of cloves and pear in the finish. A very good beer. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 75 cl bottle.
Cloudy golden color with an amber tint. Nose: fruit and herbs. Citrus is big. Pears. Very dry. Big carbonation, with big, biscuity pilsner malt, flavors of yeast, a bit of alcohol, citrus peel, apple, pear and maybe plum. Light but full body and extremely dry. Very impressive and original but not as drinkable as their Moinette or Saison. Good understated hops. Great and technically perfect, dry and while it might lack the kindness of their other beers, it seems to surpass them in complexity. Great. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque hay colored body with a massive white head. Solid retention and beautiful sheet lacing. Aroma is initially a bit earthy, grassy, some barnyard funk, as well as a zesty fruit character. Tastes of sweet yeasty malt up front with hints of lemon, vanilla, and wet hay. Good carbonation and nice refreshing bite.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
750ML Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with citrus and spice notes. Grass shows on the palate along with the citrus and spice. A nice light bitterness pushes along at the finish. wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2009
37,5 cl. Bottle, yellow/golden colour. Small head. Hints of herbs, citrus while smelling the beer. Citrus flavor, nice yeast hints. Very nice ending. Very nice beer!! pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
750ml green bottle, corked. Best before 09/2013. Golden, hazy. Good head formation and retention with lots of sticky lace. Herbal nose with some earth, hay, citrus. Citrusy start, sweet/fruity/oranges then spicy, earthy malt, some late alcohol. Finishes with a yeast and grass aftertaste, quite dry, some leafy bitterness. High carbonation, medium body. Very likeable. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
750 ml bottle. Golden with a slight haze. High carbonation level. Tall white coarse head. Powdery malt aroma. Wheaty flavours. Distinct Belgian yeast characters. Spicy hops. High hop bitterness. Strong flavours that linger. Peppery bitterness in the finish. jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours hazy golden straw with a thick frothy/rocky white head. Vibrant aroma of citric fruits, big grassy hops, and a bit of yeast. Flavor is big grassy/herbal hops, with some underlying citrus, and some nice yeast. Palate is full and bitter. Well balanced, and delicious.