fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Unclear medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, coriander, notes of banana. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (010308)
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ZBF 08.
Hazy darkgolden ale, white head.
Aroma very hoppy, fruity.
Medio to full bodied.
Nice good drinkable, yeast, hops, bitterness.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 Bottle sampled at the brewery. Cloudy golden pour with a thick, rocky white head. Superb aroma of yeast and fresh fruity hops. Superb flavor of fruity american hops with spices and yeast, it’s very dry and sharp. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. The previous Extra was good, but this restyled version is simply amazing.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ZBF08. Weak hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. Good bready aroma. Flavour is nicely hoppy with a little sweet breadiness. Good creamy mouthfeel and flavour.
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very low and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy dense orange body. Lovely and fruity fresh peach apple aroma. Flavor heavily carbonated and alcohol dominated peach oranges. Long aftertaste.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at Alvinne. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a dense white head. Light caramel malt, solid spiced aroma. Flavour starts spiced. Shows a mild caramel base. And regains a solid spiced flavour towards the finish. Goes into a light fruity banana lingering finish and a mild spiced note.
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 On tap at ZBF 08. Blond, very hoppy beer. It’s pretty good, drinkable, along the lines of XX Bitter. Belgian yeasty hoppy golden ale. Above average. 3.5/5
Re-rate at Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Very pleasant hoppy, creamy beer that is very very drinkable.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ZBF 2008: Hazy dark yellow with a slight tint of red. A decent sized creamy off-white head sits nicely on top. The sweet aroma of a banana with hops sprinkled on top. Yeast, candied orange rinds, lemon zest and a hint of basil. Taste seemed just a bit harsh. Mix of grassy hop flavor with a bitter/herbal yeast, both fighting to become "King Bitter." The yeast character also seems to make the beer a bit thick.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ZBF 2008, SInt Niklaas, Belgium
Muddy, blond body. Off-white creamy to rocky head. Aroma of hops and orange. Heavily bitter, citric flavour. Quite 1 dimensional and not extremely well balanced, but not bad.
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF 2008 on the Saturday Poured a hazy lemon colour with white head, and started off with a good rush of hops and bitterness. The bitterness sort of hung around like an uninvited mother-in-law, which is a strange thing for me to say because if Loz and I were married my mother-in-law would always be most welcome, it’s just typical of my notes sometimes and bizarely I meant for the bitterness thing in a positive way, I like that about it. There was a very good tang to this beer, another flurry of sweetness, finishing with some soft slightly restrained hops, very nice.