janubio (657) - 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.
MiP (15172) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 9% at ÅBF08. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Sweet, grainy flavour. The alcohol is not that distinct.
Yves (2782) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blond coloured beer with medium carbonation and medium white head. Hoppy + spicy aroma. Full palate little sparkless. Finish is spicy, a little herby and dry.
DutchCrow (20) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sparkling. Light, hazy, golden colour. Big white head. Kind of a weird smell. Tastes a bit like citrus, a bit sour. Doesn’t taste like 9% alcohol at all. Overall I’m not very impressed. It was enjoyable, but not ’one to remember’.
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a hughes white head a fruity malty aroma a fruity malty sweet spicy taste with a alcholic bitter finish nice one
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling golden, huge fluffy head. Sourish nose, some wheat, salty fino sherry, apple and alcohol. Overly alcoholic and a bit sour flavor. Not the greatest to an empty stomach. Yeast adds a spicy touch, and disguises most of the alcohol. Dry finish, little bittering hops. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated mouthfeel. Nose is nice, flavor mostly booze.
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden yellow, with a thin but lasting white head. Sweet and pleasant aroma of malts and citrus fruits. Foamy mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and fruity in the beginning but turns dry and bitter towards the finish. The taste of alcohol is also present.
heavy (2663) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
06/06 0.33 l bottle @ Hopdevil, Zagreb. This poured pale yellow, slightly murky body with medium head. Sourish aroma of plums, yeap weird, hops are pronounced in lemony and grassy forms. Quite nice, pleasant flavor, but unfortunately thin bodied. Sweetish, with notes of lemon and orange, but bitter and dry as well. Alcohol is perfectly hidden, I couldn’t believe that I drink 9% ABV. Finish is pretty short. Cute subtle beer, although I more liked regular Augustijn.
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... HUGE LOOSE FOAM HEAD... that dies quickly ... Bright golden yellow ... tart lambic like nose ... light fruity and tiny tinge tart and lemony ... quite dry ... little hop
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a clear sherry taste to it--which gives it a real personality distinct from its big sister Augustijn or other tripel-style brews. Nutty aftertaste balancing a mild but persistent fruitiness.