JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber; huge fluffy head, disappearing. Quite hoppy nose - noble hops, but immediately overwhelmed by metaloxide, wet dog, meaty. Taste starts again like the nose: quite hoppy. Some sugar, and metallic flavour is confirmed. Palate is very neutral. Not very well-bodied. In the end, the hoppy bitterness stays around. Not really bad. I would have preferred it being a bit more affirmative in the hops idea.
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange colour, giant head with a beautiful lace, yeasty with honeyish notes, lot of carbonation, robust bitterness, long bitter orange finish - some analogies with Orval but there is something undefinable missing
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a translucent golden amber color, the head purposeful in size, the color off white and the residual lace a fine cover upon the glass. Mostly malt in the nose, lightly astringent, crisp and clean with the start slightly sweet, lots of malt, the top skinny in feel. Finish is biting in its acidity, the hops perky in their spicy bite, dry lingering aftertaste, drinkable, but not great.
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden coloured and slightly hazy with dense, creamy haed. Aroma of fruit and honey. Sweet and malty with nice warming malt character. The finish is sweetish with rather low bitterness. Pleasant, but not overly interesting.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blond with a big white creamy head. Hop aroma. hoppy taste with hints of spice. Medium bitter finish. A well balanced beer without any striking characteristics.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Rerate 6/12/03: A white head and a blond-amber colour, the flavour is spicy and bitter-dry.
Beautiful golden color. Rather flat taste, still quite bitter. And all in the end a quite good palate.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light lemon and fishy aroma. Dark golden color, white frothy head, good lace. Citrus flavor but rather neutral. Too thin. Long hopbitter finish.
motelpogo (7051) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2001
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
shared excematic’s bottle. bandaids covered in pus, no less
svermoere99 (2) - Heverlee, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitter, but still good. Much better than all the other Affligem-beers