Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. It pours clear gold with off white head of foam. The aroma offers up citrus and mango as well as a bit of garlic and asparagus like nuances. Hmm. The taste has garlic and onion bleeding into some citrus and it works pretty well. I also get some spicy hops and a touch of black pepper. All in all a tasty offering. goozen (4122) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2012
Tap at ZBF’12, Leuven, Belgium: Hazy blond coloured brew with an taste of grapfruit and some aftertaste like an kind of American hoppiness. sebletitje (10287) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
15cl sample @ ZBF’12.
Dorée, col blanc fin.
Arôme est citronné, houblonné assez léger sucré? presque orangé, alternant des houblons américains?
En bouche, palais agréable;, léger fruité malté sec, houblon amer sur une note tropicale. Reste dans la lignée belge, fruité. Les copeaux de whisky sont peu notables et rajoutent un très fin côté boisé et en définitive, je ne trouve rien dans ce profile qui me fait panser à une bière fumée. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 28/IV/2012 - on tap @ ZBF 2012 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2012-427) JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2011
Clear golden orange beer, big creamy white head, little stable, little adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, ripe fruity touch, little floral. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruits, little sweet, peach candy, grassy bitterness. Aftertaste: little bit sweet, fruity, ripe mango, some citrus, bitter ending. Totally missed the smoke on this one. Weird.
Draught Very pale golden beer with a good, slightly fluffy white head. Malty nose at first, but then a very welcome invasion of noble EU hops, betraying the purpose of this beer. More citrussy, if as hoppy, in the mouth. Nowhere a USA IPA, but somewhere moving in that direction. Fruity (nectarine), floral with just enough, if unobtrusive maltbacking. Warming up, the finish gets (bitter) almondy. (Too) light bodied, certainly for its ABV. OTOH, it’s dangerously drinkable. By far the best ever tasted, hailing from this brewery. Hans, if you persevere, it might be the definitive break from the Sterkens mark. As to some of the other ratings and comments, for once, I found no trace of diacetyl, but then neither of smoke. I would never have ranged this under ’smoked’. The beer was at its last 150 litres, so it both might have disappeared with ageing?
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Clear, golden-orange body with a dense, lasting, creamy head. abundant lacing. Rich grapefruit, mango and passionfruit aroma. American to the core. Super sweet and juicy. Piney flavor with some light tropical fruit coming through. Light, air pale malt plays a supporting role and adds some sweetness to keep the hops in check. Medium body and medium carbonation. Lightly sweet with pronounced, but not harsh bitterness. Fairly dry finish with some residual passion fruit. Overall a tasty and repeatable beer. I didn’t get the big butter notes. Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2011
Darker, light hazy blond coloured beer with medium carbonation and a small white head. Nicely balanced fruity and malty aroma with some citrussy hints. Medium to full palate. Finish is malty sweet with a short fruity bitter hint. Nice brew. Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
Hazy golden with medium head. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Taste is hoppy with a dry finish. 77ships (10844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
[email protected]bierkoning (13614) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2006
: hazy citrus colour with a white head, butery malts with lots of butter, some light whiskey malt, light spices,wood, citrus in smell but not really in taste, not getting any smoke, lots of spicey butter, odd thing
On tap at ’t Pakhuis. Diacetyl bangs out of your glass. Butter, butter and butter and yes, also a touch of smoke. Rancid butter and cheap lemon sweets flavor. Distant earthy hops. Soft bitter aftertaste. Slightly alcoholic.
After you have survived the butter mountain this beer is OK.