Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 75cl bottle at home. Hazy orange brown coloured brew with a nice thick white foam on top. The amber color gives the glass a nice apprearance. The aromas are filled with malts, earth and almost old genever. The taste is really typical for the Augustijn-series. Grains, dust, some fruity flavours and dirt notes, with a spiritful ending. The mouth is somehow unpleasant, yet the overall taste is not really that bad. Full bodied for a modest 7.5 alcohol percentage.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Had it an Cervercera Artesana in Barcelona. Very fruity mostly of citrus: lemon and orange. Highly recommend it.
Habanero (3953) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours with a large white head and golden body. Nose of yeast, oranges and alcohol. Flavour of citrus fruit and notes of banana. Medium bodied. Dry clean and finish.
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is of grassy tones, lemon, spices, and yeast. Flavor is of citrus, lemon, spices, and some grassy tones with a slight alcohol finish. A decent brew.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, but I’ve the feeling that I’ve had this basic recipe several times before already. Standard solid Belgian Strong Ale of the cloudy-golden-color, big-head variety.
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Ooh, this is nice!"
Poured a hazy orange in color. Thick white head rested on top. Kind of a color similar to a tabby cat. Nose is very candied sugar. Also picked out a bit of heat from the alcohol.
Flavor is a nice balance between tart citrus, slightly bittering hops, and candied sugar and malts. Orange citrus tones are very strong and come out more as the beer adjusts to room temperature. Slighty, springy hops give just enough bittering to keep the sugars from taking over. Medium to full mouthfeel that turns a tad sticky as the beer warms. I had to force myself to take this beer slow and enjoy it.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a thin head but thick carbonation. Smells of citrus, earthy hops, pepper, spice, some grassiness. Taste is overly fruity and syruppy with some basic maltiness. Finish is thin with some peppery splashes.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Coloração âmbar turva. Discretamente frutada. Notas cítricas, de cravo e de caramelo. Creme médio. Álcool não agressivo.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cloudy, golden fizzy bier that has a moderate head. Noseand aroma is sulfured pears and apricots, a bit off-putting flavors s well. Probably old. A bit of spice.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Freebie 33cl bottle from Lowlander, thanks Jean. Milky and spicy Belgian blonde aroma. Good appearance. Thick cloudy dark blonde. Superb head, thick and pillowy all the way down. Flavour is a bit of a let down. Clear alcohol with strong apricot with a spicy hop finish. Not bad but never outstanding.
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2006 Total Score: 3.1
A Mes rate: <!-- br -->Another 33cl bottle that came back from Belgium with Sim. A cloudy orange brew with a good solid head. Tripel like flavour, creamy, spicy and some spruce with noticable hops and just a hint of malt. Rather bitter in the finish and almost unpleasant due to a strange almost salty hint. That soon goes creamy and hoppy and is all of a sudden much better. Very downable and the alcohol content is hidden well. Still tastes pretty good even though the last drop has been sat here for a while now. The only downside is that totally out of order hint of poo in the aroma.