Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Nez de céréales, peu ou pas d'acidité au palais. Produit complexe, finale poivrée. Excellent !
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-brown, with some orange. Definately a lighter beer, but with a little more brown that is normal for the style. Head is a nice white foam, that has lasting power. Smells of spices, glazed donuts, cherries, pine and pit fruit. Taste is sour cherries, pineapple, dusty basement/clove spice, cedar, lemon and they are not lying about the peppery background. Aftertaste a little drying, carbonated and alcohol
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not terribly unlike Affligem Blonde, which I drank on the same night. Here, though, the sourness, bitterness and alcohol predominate, making this a bit harsh. At first, I couldn't find the comforting malt or esters, but I happened to notice that it softened as it warmed. I wouldn't have expected such austerity, given the softness of the brewery's flagship brew. It mightn't sound like it, but I actually rather liked it.
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a chalice.
A: Pours a cloudy beige color which is darker than other witbiers I’ve had. Head is big and creamy when poured. The retention is good. Never disappears completely. No lacings left
S: Smell is spicy (pepper and coriander mainly), sweet and citric. The Belgian yeasts are quite present (which is a "Des Rocs" trademark for me). When shook in the nose, you can also feel wheat, fruits, herbs and honey
T: Wheat. A bit sweet. Dry citric hops. Yeasts. Spices (pepper and coriander). The end is dry, citric and bitter
M: Medium and creamy body. Reasonable carbonation. Dry bitter aftertaste
O: Great beer. No (bad) surprise
[ BA Review @ 7/9/2011 ]
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice grainy aroma. Some citrus sourness in the nose. Decent texture, feels a little thick. Sweet flavour, a tad watered down, perhaps.
EddyBeer1 (949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorée voilée, effervescence moyenne, col blanc moyen persistant. Malgré sa composition céréalière, ça ressemble à beaucoup de choses sauf à une Blanche, ce qui ne l’empêche pas d’être plus que plaisante, avec des notes épicées, une bonne petite amertume et une certaine rondeur en bouche!
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Rate from GBBF, with some updates from a Utobeer bottle. Beer number 5 at GBBF, so beer notes rather basic and sloppy. Fascinating beer! There seems to be some kind of violent storm within my glass. The carbonation rushing to the top of the glass is swirling rapidly and upon coliding with the head, there is an explosion of bubbles rushing back down. What starts as a mediocre head, gradually swells to something quite amazing. One of the creamiest (and one of the tallest) heads I’ve ever witnessed. Dense amber colour with a few resident yummies settling in. Strong-ish nose of alcohol with lemon and honey to compliment. Full bodied. Sharp, spicy start. Pepper, hops and citrus fruits. Abrupt finish, which is a bit of a let down. All round refreshing brew.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a amber body - hue with an terrable initial flavor and a light body.
Maakun (903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden with white head. Sweet fruits with apricot and peach, lemon, herbs, fresh bread. Sweet at first with a very light sourness and light bitter finish. Nice velvety feel. Pleasantly surprised!
espenra (893) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a hazy yellow colour with a big creamy
head that settled down fast in the glass before it disappeared completely. There’s
also a lot of yeast residue floating around in the glass. The aroma is mostly
dominated by yeast, but there is also some hints of citrus and honey. The flavour is sweet and tastes of bread, yeast, oranges(?) and some pepper. It has a lingering aftertaste.