fonefan (38082) - 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)
yespr (34416) - 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.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A golden beer with sediment floating around under a huge fluffy beige head - over carbonated. The aroma is sweet and rather spicy combined with notes of hops and grass - very Belgian. The flavor is sweet and very malty combined with strong spicy notes - especiially elderberry flowers as well as notes of yeast and hops, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks BelJohansen.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy golden with a huge amount of not so pleasant floaties. An extremely lively, rough, white head. Very perfumy, fruity aroma. Medium body with sweet fruit notes, yeast and then unfortunately the typical crude Alvinne bitterness in the finish. 040408
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery.
Hazy golden coloured with a huge white ehad.
Fruity aroma of grass, yeast and spices.
Fruity flavour of yeast, grass and hops with notes of bananas and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from bierkompass.de). ’kin hell what a gusher over the table, rug and couch. Or then I am an epic fail in opening Belgian beer these days. Anyhow, the beer poured a yellowish golden hazy thing, with a huge bubbly head. Aroma rather hoppy, with some yeast and also some bready and slight sweet maltyness. Flavour quite hoppy with sweet and bready malts along with some spices and yeast. Pleasant, and quite bitter for being Belgian. And yes, by writing this I have cleaned the table and saved the couch. The rug needs to wait for summer, so I can wash it properly...
omhper (20716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at the Struise farm. Cloudy golden, small head. Rich grassy aroma. Dry depsite some underlying ,alt sweetness. Medium bodied with grassy hops, grainy malt and winegum esters. Long salty bitterness. A very tasty, really hoppy Belgian ale.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Pours a hazy golden color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty spicy hoppy aroma. Dry malty very hoppy bitter flavor. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of yeast.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of Extra Restyled Again at pre-ZBF 2010. Golden color, white head, large lacing. Aroma of pepper and hops. Very full body, bitter taste throughout. Nice.
harrisoni (14856) - 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.