bonkiedeaap (378) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a golden color and a nice large white head, with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma tones of flowers, dry fruits and a hint of hops. The taste is malty and a little sweetness in the background is noticable. The body is medium to light and is a little watery. Further the taste is a little chemical. The finish is short, dry and refreshing. One to forget soon. Shame, cause the other affligem beers are excellent.
Alengrin (2877) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Affligem’s hoppy Christmas ale, usually regarded as the best in the series. This rating is from old tasting notes (eleven years ago) and I have yet to re-rate this beer in its current form, as I have a suspicion it has undergone some changes (for the worse) recently, like its Blond and Dubbel nephews. Pours a hazy peach blonde under a thick and moussy, off-white head; fruity aroma, grassy and somewhat peppery hops, yeasty profile, orange, peach and banana, malt sweetish with soft mouthfeel evolving into a crisp and long, dry hop bitterness, though not as much as in the current ’Belgian IPAs’ we see arising everywhere; some vague solvents as well. Yet well-balanced and definitely one of the more interesting products among mass-marketed Belgian abbey beers.
JefVerstraete (1883) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour, white creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma is bit fruity with malty body. Also yeasty. Light sweet, light bitter finish. Decent.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, caramel and spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis
Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Quite yeasty. It’s a decent blond .
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Niet veel smaak aan. Een keer geprobeerd maar daar zal het dan ook bij blijven
jmgreenuk (5389) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Beer Passion 2014. Antwerp. Poured a crystal clear amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is big yeast. The flavour is dry yeast mineral light bitter with a a yeast, floral hop light malt palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
AntoineGRD (62) - - MAY 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Première dégustation :
Couleur dorée, belle mousse, arômes de houblon avec une légère amertume sans être une IPA...
Amertume prend le dessus a terme, dommage.
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @home. Pours golden with a nice white creamy head. Aroma is yeasty, citrus, bit hoppy. Taste is a bit sweet, little bitterness, bit metallic. Dry finish.
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear golden color, full sized soapy white head. Aroma is horrible: cardboard, musty, horse blanket. Yuk. Taste carboard and musty as well. Don’t like it at all. Sucks.