TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (in NZ). Very lively pour, plenty of carbonation with a huge frothy white head. Sweet and spicy yeasty aroma. Lots of bittering and dry alcohol on the palate. The malt is slightly bready with a champagne-like dry grape finish. Probably one you would prefer to share. Mine seemed to lack the sweetness others refer to, which would have helepd to offset the strong alcohol presense.
DuffMan (7998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brassy gold with a big lively white head. Aromas of geraniums and straw and spices. Sweet aroma leads into a sweet malty palate. Perfumey herbal character with underlying honey sweetness. Better than I anticipated quite frankly but not one I would return to.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too much different from the standard 8% Augustijn. A darker gold colour. Minimal head. Rough honey scent. Flavour rough honey, flowers and alcohol with a bit of a bitter rough finish.
Beerman6686 (5322) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice hazy golden color with a big white head Aroma was really spicey, and sweet. Flavor wasnt nearly as spicey as aroma, really sweet candy sugar. Covered up the alcohol very well.
TEJA (1617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling, full yellow colour.
Aroma is realy interesting with horse and smell of fresh potatoes going bad. Taste is full bodied with sweetness and typical belgian fruit and yeast tones.
note666 (1200) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. yellow colour. big white fading head. bit sour taste. alcohol present.
Borresteijn (5411) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Café Gollem. Golden colour, big white head. Aroma of sour apples, malts, yeast. Flavour is fruity, malty and some yeast, lots of carbonation. Not too good.
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale, thick white head not highly laced. Fruit aroma, sparkle and alcohol in mouth
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew, but nothing special
janubio (525) - SPAIN - JUL 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pale golden colour, a good white head, always keeps a lace on the surface. Champagne like aroma, with spices and lemony hints, some apple too. In mouth is sparkling, remember me of champagne but also of sherry wine, apples, lemon and spices. Dry after taste. I wouldn’t matter to try another one any other day.