|"Appearance: Orange amber (very light haze) in colour with a magnificent white head, rocky and dense, leaving rings lace all over.
"Smell: Hints of juniper, lemon and flowers.
"Taste: Smooth and crisp with a lightish body though the mouthfeel appears to be full upfront. Touch of lemon rind with a fresh cut hay flavour, hop bitterness makes a snappy bite. Horse blanket and other medicinal phenols over take the tongue for a bit also. Tart from start to finish with hints of cider and other tart fruits. The finish seems to be everlasting in its dryness.
"Notes: The sheer complexity of this fine ale is mind boggling...one of the originals. This brew is all old-school...dating back to the 1100s. If you are into Belgian ales this will be a sure treat. Some soft cheese and dark rye makes a perfect pairing." —Jason Alström, BeerAdvocate
"Rich hazy amber color with a fine blanket of bone foam. Beguiling sweet and sour aromas suggest sourdough, apple cider, leather, barnyard wood, clay, and spiced pears with a rich, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long well meshed finish of nuts, grains, dried fruits, peppery spice and minerals. A fantastic example of a brett-influenced, but not dominated, Belgian pale ale. Relish with charcuterie." —Beverage Testing Institute
Platinum, 2014 World Beer Championships