BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Hopduvel Gent. Amber colored beer. Malty, sweet-fruity aroma, notes of grapefruit. Sweetish, licorlike flavors. Notes of tartness and dried fruits. Alcoholic ending.
BoBoChamp (5401) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, yet heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, but very expensive
bierkoning (10155) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 Bottled. Amber color. Vinous aroma, like oak aged burgundy wine, hiding the malt. Malty sweetish flavor with hazelnuts, strong notes of red wine, toffee, oak, alcohol and raisin. The burgundy wine barrels dominate this beer, but also add complexity. A very good marriage!
750 ml bottle, enjoyed 21.07.10: 11,5%. Light amber color, cloudy. Oak and citrus in the vinous aroma. Oak in the slightly tart flavor. Lemon. Vinous notes. Malt. Alcoholic with soft Rodenbach-like notes. Good and complex.
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Alvinne pre Zythos event 09. Hazy amber. A bit winey on aroma. It’s ok, bit winey, almost white wine grapey so I’m guessing it’s aged in Chardonnay barrels. Some vanilla. Pretty good. I have another bottle to try at home.
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009 Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Cloudy grey amber colour. Almost no head. Good alcoholic flavour, lots of fruit and maltiness. Good peppery finish, slightly rough.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a bottle at alvinne. Alround rating: Woody, white wine character is key, floral hop, peppery alcohol bitterness. Im not sure really whats going on here, but i couldnt really get into this.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head - looking for all the world like a 20yr old, forgotten beer. UFO’s abundant. Very old wine/old sherrylike, prematurely oxydized, like sour sherry. Sweet, lightly oxydized flavours, again sherry, but turning out not to be really sour. Completely flat, needs desperately some conditioning (BTW, bottle was filled to less than 1cm from the top). Alcoholburning, very slick, and of course very light-bodied. Impression as from partly dried unripe grapes on sherry. Whatever happened to this one?
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at the Pre-ZBF, pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Sweet almost tea and orange aroma. Sweet malt and wood earthyness finish with a lingering wood flavor. Very nice.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pré Zythos at Alvinne, hazy orange beer, with sweet gentle aroma and flavor, woody and dry, a bit alcohol taste
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, dried fruits, caramel and white wine.
Fruity flavour of spices, dried fruits and caramel with notes of white wine.
Tart and fruity finish.