77ships (10683) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
Draft sample @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013 as “No Hops No Glory” aka Préaris Blond given the Randal treatment with unnamed (possibly American) fresh hops. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. Lots of creamy citrus USA hops, quite heavy, touch fruity & light creamy grains. Taste is lots of citrus, creamy ,light milky grains, bitter floral with some light fruity & white sugar sweetness underneath it. I have been told that if you would just run water through the same installation you would get the same flavours which seems about right. This is still a nice & refreshing hop tea of sort. Body is obviously hazy, touch lower carb. cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. This is labelled Saison but I believe this is the correct entry. Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with a creamy, off white head. Pungent floral/potpourri, a bit citrusy, somewhat spicy, grassy aroma. Again pretty floral, spicy herbal, moderately bitter, bready yeasty, fairly dry flavor. Pretty solid. KyotoLefty (10538) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. Spicy, tart nose, grapefruit, lemon, some honey, yeasty spice. Deep gold with orange and a huge head. Crisp, hoppy flavor, bread, some biscuit and honey, grass, citrus, very bitter. Great. Reminds me of XX Bitter. sebletitje (10252) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
33cl bottle, BB 29/05/2014, merci à Mike pour la bouteille.
Dorée, col blanc épais crémeux.3
Arôme est bien houblonné frais et fleuri avec une pointe citronnée et tropicale.
Palais fruité rappelant la papaye et pamplemousse laissant des notes agréable de houblon et amertume. Le tout sur ce profile bien belge, sec en bouche avec une belle effervescence et au fini un malt léger tendant vers le pâle. deanso (10180) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 11, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice enough.
JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
Huge, whipped-cream - like head, quite even and stable over (cold)hazed yellow- to orange-golden beer. Very slightly oppressive, grains- and (lightly toasted) breadnose. Later garden herbs and (more than) probably white candi sugar. Quite outspoken hoppy flavour, explosively surprising as this stands perpendicular on the nose. Bitter as it is, it is a quite welcome surprise, and satisfying. Quite smooth (terrible term, I know), creamy and yet well-carbonated feel; medium bodied; quite dry finish. Pretty darn’ good! MoritzF (10025) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, golden colour with a big and slightly off-white foamy head. Yeasty, delicately bready malty and slightly citric and floral, but most of all herbal hoppy aroma. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly malty base by Belgium standards with present hoppy notes, including fruity, slightly floral and herbal flavours; quite lingering hoppy and mildly malty finish. Likeable and sessionable Saison. 20.V.14 tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
10/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 25/V/14 (2012-708) jmgreenuk (9751) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 11, 2014
Clear dark blond to light orange beer, big creamy off-white to light yellow head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, dried fruits, little sugary, sweet malts, bit dusty, quite spicy, cinnamon, dried ginger, touch of ripe banana. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: malty start, cookie dough, some citrus, grassy bitter hops, spices. Aftertaste: fruity notes, some grains and sweet malts, grassy bitterness, dry and pretty bitter ending, but making you want to have another sip. Well done...
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thick white head, some broken lace and a few bubbles. The aroma is yeast, light peach. The flavour is medium bitter light sour with a crisp refreshing yeast light fruit hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. An interesting beer. Nice enough to taste, but i’m note sure i’d buy it again. It doesn’t have much beer magnetism for me. bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Spice and light yeast aroma. Malt and spice flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. malt and spice lingers with light yeast and light backing fruity hops.