Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
Pours dark cloudy grapefruit. The aroma is grapefruit rind. Full mouthfeel, and well hopped with a citrus imparting hop. Taste of grapefuit and caramel and toffee. It grew on me.
Bottle from trade with Madmitch76. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
33 cl bottle. Foggy amber with a fluffy off-white head. Copious lacing. Nose is caramel, orange gummi bears and pastry dough. Medium light with soft carb. Taste is butterscotch, green tea and bitter orange peel. Grassy finish. Weird but good. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2009
Amber, orange colored brew. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is fruity, some hops, citrus, some alcohol. Borresteijn (7342) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2009
33cl Bottle from De Molen. Unclear amber orange colour, white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, yeast, light buttery. Flavour is light sweet, fruity, citrus, grapefruit and oranges, firm bitter hoppiness leading to an earthy dry liquorice finish. Medium to fullbodied. Just a hint of alcohol detected. Good beer and totally different from other BSA’s. Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 Bottled. Thanks a lot Carlo and Urbain for this bottle that I got for my 40th birthday. A hazy golden beer with a big lazing orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of spices among them nutmeg, alcohol, fruit - peaches, and some yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices - coriander, nutmeg, and others, malt, caramel, yeast, and fruit, leading to a dry finish.
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a solid and creamy off-white head leaving a neat lacework. Intense fruity aroma with lots of esters and some phenols. Medium body, fruit, yeast and an edge of cough syrup - a little caramel also. Rather hoppy finish where the alcohol also becomes rather evident. Not a bad beer at all but not as complex as the best from Struise. 121109 skortila (5950) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has yeast, wood, grapefruit, some caramel malts. hazy, yellow coloured beer with a medium, whit head and vivid carbonation. The flavor is citric, yeasty, caramel malty and a bit spicy. medium bodied. Well done. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle shared by Eugene. Pours an opaque amber orange body with a white foamy head. Spicy ginger root, light earth and herbal dry hops. 12% really where a mild musky hazy fruit and candy like sweetness with a minimal warming. I liked it or i liked that it was 12%, something like that. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Thanks to fata2683. Amber pour. Weird aroma. Yeast, light hops, some earthy tones. Flavor is subtle but pretty nice. Caramel, wood, earth, yeast and lightly fruit. beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
From fata2683, thanks Keith. The beer pours with a dark orange-amber color. It gets murkier and muddier progressively with the pours and the end of the bottle turns the body into a gelatinous concoction with with visible specs of yeast poop/stuff (protein, whatever). The head is small with a lightly sticky lacing.
Aroma is a bit ginger bread with some dirty hop candy. The hops are muddled with the sweetness of the beer.
The hops are green and badly done as far as dry hopping for Belgian brewers goes on these big beers. Its nice to see them try but they don’t do it too well
It is green and wet and muddled. I could like the malt and yeasty aspects (ginger bread, sweet biscuit) and some of the hops notes compliment it well (citrus) but in general the hopping on this is a mess.
Flavor is more overly hopped and not in a good way. Just throw hops, mix
it with lots of thick malt and you get this. Its a good learning experience but I have difficulty believing this is what the brewers wanted as their final product. The upside, the mess of flavors hides any alcohol of the beer.
11.2oz bottle, small goblet glass.