BoBoChamp (4257) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from the brewery, very complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good Winter brew, top class!
Jerre (2240) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, 33 cl. ( at beerzolder sat. 17.01.09) Very good !
A hazy dark golden, almost amber color, with off-white head.
Aroma sweet, malts.
Complicated, and medium to full body.
Taste sweet, alcoholic, woods, ... Nice creation !
re tasted yesterday @ alvinne.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very small, off-white head shortlived over hazy orange-ochre beer. Mix of creamy and sharp-alcoholic aromas. Breton pancakes, Tarte Tatin, Crêpes Suzette or Grand Opéra - very special associations. Definitely apples, alcohol and Calvados in the flavour. Bakery crust & caramel syrup, referring again to Tarte Tatin from the nose. Pinch of sweetness, but nowhere exaggerated. Mandarine peel retronasal, and there we have the crêpes association! MF/palate are rather sharp, the Calvados barrel obliging, but I definitely expect this to mellow out with a bit of bottle-aging. Not overly well-bodied for a beer of its ABV. Again a very special beer from the Alvinne Oak Collection. Glad to see a Belgian brewer resolutely heading in this direction, after Dubuisson, Smisje and Struise... Oh, and a good one for my 1700th Belgian rating!