Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2016
At Bierkoning during Carnivale Brettanomyces. Classic Belgian-style ale by Goose Island, with very thick and dense, towering high, creamy, egg-white head and hazy orange blonde robe. Aroma of wet leather, fermenting hay, peach, strawberry, stewed pear, bitter honey, old dry sherry. Fruity sweetish, mildly estery onset, pear, mango and slight banana, some almost Brett-like ’funkiness’, supple malt sweetness, very earthy and yeasty ending with mild herbal and leafy hop bitterishness. If this is not a (new generation) saison, then I do not know what is... PotjeBier (3772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle, in front of the Bierkoning at Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016, with Bierkoning, Travlr, Zlotta, Kermis, Maakun, TheJvd, ShivanDragon and more. Clear golden to amber color. Creamy off white head. Aroma’s: wort, sweet, light funk. Retronasal: sweet fruit, light funk. Flavor is moderate sweet, malty with a hint of fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Finishes lightly bitter. fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Another beer that I did not have tasting notes on. Darn shame too, as it was really good. Price to pay while hanging out with family and not wanting to spend it on the phone writing tasting notes. tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Will try again if I can find it out West.
Just too much funkiness for this guy... Pours a slightly orange-yellow with thin white top - looks okay. Smell is pungent - is this bret? overwhelming the Belgian yeast and zesty, spiciness. Flavor follows similarly, eventually by the end of the bottle getting used to the funk, but never fully enjoying. Mouthfeel is as expected. Won’t get this one again. wombat23 (1832) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, spice, and coriander. Taste follows nose with faint notes of funk, plums and bubblegum. Finish is a little on the dry side. Very mild bitterness. It’s different, but nice. Pleasant drinking.
darbeer75 (1045) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Aroma: fruity and sweet with malty, bitter undertones; Appearance: light, hazy amber with white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Taste: also fruity, malty and spicy; nice example of belgian ale; not too yeasty; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: very nice - would buy again. rouhlas (3885) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 25, 2016
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Clear pale golden color with off white head. Malty yeasty and light hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, light spicy, coriander, caramel, bread, grainy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. SlackerMads (3543) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium sized off white head. Funky nouse with fruit, wood and hay too. Flavour follows: Hay, wood, berries, light electrical fire, leather, chalk. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, some sweetness, fine bitterness. Funky leathery finish. Good. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a burnt orange with tan head. Aroma is nice fruit and Belgian yeast. Taste is nice mix of fruit and malt. fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Bouteille de 765ml (cuvée 2014) achetée dans un IGA. Dégustée en mars 2016. Bière blonde dorée foncée, limpide. Mousse beaucoup, col blanc très épais et persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de sucre. Un peu forte, assez sucrée, un peu amère. Saveur de céréales un peu gazonnées et de foin. Un peu biscuitée, goûte un peu les fruits tropicaux (ananas, mangue). Bonne mais pas comparable aux meilleures belges. Manque de raffinement, un peu trop sucrée.