altonbrownd (4502) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl caged bottle from Rob’s Gourmets’. Golden orange body with thick head. Nose of malts, and fruits. Taste is quite sweet, caramel, malty. Watery texture. Quite spicy. Enjoyable.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl caged bottle. Lots of pressure on the cork, no gusher.
pours cloudy golden, thick white head.
aroma, weird combo that I got, from vegetal, to herbal some medicinal plants, mint leaves and blossom, something in the nose I can’t remember as a spice. Touch of yeast, at times hinting at fermented tea leaves.
flavors, light palate, yeasty, honey is subtle and I am not sure how ’gelée royale’ changes the palate, light sediments, touch of spices and a medium carbonation. Some grassy notes and honey blossom mouthfeel.
Interesting, and I still can’t figure out which spice is used in this brew.