3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. first shed rating of the winter. hazed gold body with a white head. both sweet smelling and more estery than the Printemps, less grassy and more fruit jelly / honey-like. the sugar suggests higher alcohol and thicker mouthfeel and it delivers the same. tropical and banana-like yeast, very Belgian-like, so I would probably say it was abbey tripel if blinded, though it seems a little more chunky, pasty and muddy like hefeweizen can be. thick finish of oily spice, sweet bread and simple syrup with banana / pear / tropical ester touches. delicate carbonation, bright flavors and light acidity / tartness play nice together, but it’s a little too sweet for my tastes.
Cunningham (7386) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange golden colour with a white head. Nice lacing. Light sweet nose with moderate citric notes and light spicy. Medium pluss body. Balanced sweetness and moderate bitternes. Malty and fruity flavour with some pleasant citric notes.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]
sneevel (71) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellow golden with a nice white head. Aromas of light malt, spicy hops, bread and citrus. Delicate in the mouth, same flavours, with a pronounced hoppiness at the end. Great food beer.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris
Golden color, clean, with generous head. It has a nice malt aroma, with light fruitiness, and somehow sweet, but also an unexpected touch of wood or smoke; more like an American version of Belgian Ales than else. Semi sweet flavor, with nice malt, and a delicate fruity touch that blends in very well; good bitterness level too.
Easy, and yet quite pleasant.
stevoj (4438) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice robust flavor on this brew. Hazy, golden color with oily beige head. Heavy malt aroma, and taste is sharp and biting, with nice crisp finish. A gem!
tmrmwel (1918) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Pours clear golden, with an enormous head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is yeasty and acidic sitrus, with aome malty toffee and chocolate. Full body, with moderate carbonation. Flavour is sweet malts, with oak and nuts, as well as a fruity yeast giving a nice bitter finish.
Borup (13071) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Metro. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, fruti and spice.
Simonsen (1220) - NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 En frisk og veldig god øl. Har en frisk syrlig smak som er forfriskende. Ekstra god påvirke sommerdager
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 75cl bouteille from Cellier des Arcades, Arras. Pours a hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma has a lot of rich pale malts and not much else. Flavour has a good deep malt body, with grassy hops in the finish and lingering dry yeast characters. Feels light but the booze can hit a man hard at the end of a long day of travelling. Worth checking out but not the best Biere de Garde I’ve had on this trip.
tderoeck (8736) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
15/VIII/2012 on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2012-937) Thanks to Erwin for sharing all the beers together!
Clear deep orange beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of cabbages! Citrus, pretty spicy, bit herbal, some overripe fruits, grassy. Taste: more cabbages, yuk!, Brussel sprouts, bitter hops, bit grassy, liquorish. Aftertaste: bit off, cabbages again, bitter touch, vegetables.