PugUglyBrewer (658) - - JUL 7, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy orange color. The eggshell-colored head is fluffy and bubbly, about two fingers high. Lacing is splotchy and inconsistent, but definitely exists.
S: This is funky, but not overly so. Notes of earth and...um...funk help balance out its notes of bread, apple, and pear. There’s some spicing which is very subtle, too. While it’s not the most complex, the notes it uses are very well done and very enjoyable.
T: The first flavors are quite fruity, bright, and somewhat sugary. Not only does this bring the typical apple and pear notes, but strong citrusy qualities are also existent. The funk is very subtle, creating a balancing note with its sweeter flavors. The finish is also lightly biscuity. Much like Duvel, it isn’t super complex, it just uses it’s handful of notes brilliantly to deliver a killer drinking experience.
M: As expected, it’s fizzy and light, with no hints of alcohol anywhere. The finish is damn-near bone dry. It’s light enough where it’s pretty damn drinkable.
O: This one is pretty close to Duvel in terms of quality, but perhaps not quite there. Who cares?! It’s still freaking excellent. I’d really be intrigued in aging this one even further, too.
Dull and hazy coppery-orange color with a large head of slightly off-white foam. Has a tame sweet citrus and caramel aroma. Very rich caramel and spicy, earthy tones that make this one taste like a gingerbread cookie with it’s warming alcohol in the finish. mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2017
2015 vintage. Pours a nice clear golden amber, with good white head. Aroma of fruit and sugars. Well balanced between traditional Belgian sugars and hops, this is a very nice brew. Thumbs up. rami_pl (3460) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
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Taki jakby delikatniejszy orval, ciut dziki skorzanie choc nie powinien teoretycznie, mocno przyprawowy, dosc owocowy, pijalny, bdb MavDunk (104) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Sir Benedict's. Pours hazy caramel with scant cream head. Nose is banana, spice, and floral notes. Taste is similar with sweet fruitiness and clove spice balanced by hoppy and grassy flavor. Finish is a faintly dry. Body is medium. Definitely something I could drink a few of. rosskyle (722) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2017
12oz bottle. Orange color with a white head. Floral citrus aroma. Spice floral flavour. Medium body.
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sambroder () - - MAY 2, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 Very flavorful for a pale ale, but a bit too much of an aftertaste. Does not taste like a pale ale crispaire (238) - - APR 24, 2017
Fantastic wild ale, balanced well between malts and hops. Just enough yeast and spice to let you know it's a wild. Great in many respects!
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Vintage 2013 -
Aroma: fruity yeast esters dominate (get some papaya, orange rind), some spices, some sweet malts and a slight funk.
Appearance: pours (into tulip glass) a medium amber with a maroon tint. a 1/4" of white head with below average retention. the beer is hazy but overly so. some minimal lacing was observed.
Taste: pronounced sweetness, caramelly malts, molasses and candy sugar. somehow balanced by enough earthy bitterness and yeast funk.
Palate: medium/full body, rich almost chewy texture, moderate carbonation, and significant astringency. Finishes sweet and long. Lingering astringency.
Overall: complex beyond a basic BPA. has not mellowed with age. still a lot going on... Tide (3895) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottle from City Beer SF. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, yeast, coriander and a bit of hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits, hops and grass. Excellent Belgian ale. kliggerwar (155) - - FEB 25, 2017
Good, smooth, taste and smell of cloves. Something I should probably drink on thanksgiving. Very good strong beer.