Bottled 09-11-2018. Not very interesting, description fits: halfway between a saison and a pale ale. Hoppy bitterness, yeasty, a bit of straw. Light, easy to drink. A bit high on the carbonation, too much for me, but otherwise a pretty OK beer.
Bottled 12-06-18. Not tart at all, just light and fruity. Easy drinking, refreshing, mineola shines through nicely and is complemented with some hops. Fairly dry. Summery, and maybe a bit dull.
Bottled 14-08-17. Incredibly thick and super sweet. Muddy and caramelly, with a touch of chocolate. Lovely bit of chilli heat in the background, not super spicy, but clearly there. Maybe just a bit too sweet to be great, this baby needs smoke or licorice.
Bottled 19-10-2015. All the flavors of the base, but under a blanket of peatyness. Just a hint of chilli remains. Different, but delicious.
Lemon, barley malt and straw aroma. Pale yellow with large white head. Mildly sweet lemon, light barley malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Very light body. No off flavors - just very light.
052021 "Brain Dead". Gorgeous super hazy soft yellow, white head. Smells hoppy, tiny bit herbal, plenty of fruit. Soft mouthfeel, with the tinsiest burn at the end. Taste is very well balanced between bitter and sweet, with lovely fruityness. Real good.
Banana, orange, clove, wheat malt, and straw aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet banana, orange, strong clove, wheat malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Pretty good - clove heavy.
Bottle thanks to sjogro. Black with tan head. Cinnamon, lots of roasted malts, bourbon, spicy wood, cognac, vanilla, chocolate. Solid sweet, boozy bitter. Over medium bodied with a bit dry alcoholic finish. This is really nice, but also very alcoholic. Not as good as classic Parabola.
50cl can at home (19 VI 2021), as Steam Brew Imperial Stout. A firm collar of beige and off brown colour, topping a somewhat clear black brew with reddish gloom. The nose has atypical flavours, ranging cassonade sugar sweets, almost classic Belgian malts and few yeasty notes. It has some oxblood features as well, perhaps some cabbage or leaves, albeit nothing very outspoken. The body is nothing strong - despite its 7.5% ABV - and the mouthfeel is light. The tongue has different sweet-malt-rye sensations and ginger-bitter finish, with a keen pilsener feel. Think of a sugary schwartzbier or a highly caramelised lager. Not the proclaimed imperial stout touch I expected, alas. The catchphrase of this can goes by 'Let's oil the gears of life': I'm fine with that, but this is not the brew to do this.
Can shared. Hazy pale straw to even greenish, small white head. Dry green apple, grassy, flowery hops,light spices, mineral. Light sweet and sour, bit more bitter. Over light bodied, medium dry finish. Bit bland, but the hops do help.