JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fine & dense head with a faint pinkish sheen; orange-amberish beer with again a faint rosy/pink haze; textbook lace. Alcoholic, fruity (wild fruit, unripe raspberry, orangezeste), and greenery. Again unripe or wild, tart fruit. Faint artichoke-like flavour with some more pale malts and other grain. In a discreet way, vinous. Quite carbonated MF, some alcohol, but again discreet. Medium bodied at best, seems well-attenuated. Fine, but not really outstanding. Wheat is not obvious. I wonder what the Garrett Oliver connection might be. The Italian is too exotic for me.
Benzai (5839) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Italian beer tasting presented by Benito. Smell fresh, light sweetness, light fruity. Taste the same. Almost a little champagne-like. Good carbo and body.
DutchDrebus (3124) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at a special tasting session at Café Buitenlust, Oirschot, given by Benito.
It’s quite an experience to drink this one. A colour i hadn’t seen before, very luxurious glasses. Doesn’t have to much of a smell except for something sweetish, honey like. Some people loved it, but to me it was a bit to watery and lacking in taste. Special one though.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Garrett Oliver. 750 ml swing top bottle. White Label with peacock. Pours a hazed deep copper with a nice lingering off white head. Aroma is tart, musty, light sweetness, doughy, nutty,earth, leather, grapeskin, light tart cherry, gooseberry, yeast, spice, phenolic, lightly fruity. Flavor is wheat, dough, sl.ight toast, then yeasty dough, wheat malts, grass, leather, earth bread, tart under-ripe cherries, gooseberries, slight lemon zest and a refreshing slight tartness and med high carbonation make it quite refreshing for such a high abv beer. Really good!
opperbacco (14) - USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mi è piaciuta. La trovo originale e ben fatta. Bello il colore rosa arancio. Al naso si sentono i frutti selvatici utilizzati ed una acidità che fa pensare ad una lambic. In bocca attacco dolce, poi secca ed acida, comunque il tutto ben equilibrato; nasconde benissimo i 10 gradi.
tderoeck (3640) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25/11/2010 - 75cl bottle @ horeca expo 2010
Cloudy light amber coloured beer, little white head. Aroma: malts, grasses, spices, some hops. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Soft creamy texture. Taste: first sweet malts, then some spices, hop bitters and fruits. Aftertaste: fruity, citrus fruits, hop dryness. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this beer.
Note: I also had another sample from a bottle with yellow label, with lots of American hops. It was even better, but alas no tasting notes. :(