77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml. bottle sampled @ home. Purchased @ ALBO. BBF 02/09/17. Another small, supposedly local brew made by De Proef, there is really absolutely no end to these. At least these are never gush. Label on this one is hideous & it promises a hoppy affair. Hazy bright golden, creamy touch off-white head. Nose is mellow, sugar, candy, yeast, flowers,… Basic, rather sweet & non-deScript, nothing hoppy here. Taste is rather odd, thin dusty herbal, yeast, bitter esters, alcoholic mellow, sweet, thin, banana, citrus, light cabbage followed by a weird bitterness that is akin to green paprika, wild herbs, herbal tea, oily,… I suppose the green paprika, pepper, oily bitterness is not really hops, something odd & something that doesn’t appeal to me. Takes it down, odd brew if not for that it would have been an okay sweet, banana Belgian. Usually I would think of issues in this case but with De Proef, with might be dealing with a really terrible choice of hops. It is a bit thin, fizzy, the unfortunate aftertaste lingers quite a bit.
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Commissioned beer for De Loteling in the northern Kempen region of the province of Antwerp. Bottle from Wijnegemse Drankenhal. Thickly lacing, moussy, egg-white, stable head over a lightly hazy ’old gold’ coloured beer with low fizz, misty with deposit. Aroma of white bread, rotting grass, garden weeds, a lot of DMS (cooked white cabbage), peach, red apple peel, hint of banana, chamomille, freshly fermented farmland, honey, old cookies - in all, not too inviting. Fruity, restrainedly sweet onset, touches of apricot, pineapple and banana, light sourish accent, medium carbo, a bit minerally, lightly bready pale malt sweetness in the middle, slick, yeastiness on top and increasing to a light bready level in the finish, where some herbal, earthy hops provide gentle bitterness. Stereotypical Belgian blonde - boring - showing a few flaws, I cannot get past the disturbing DMS odour, which, contrary to e.g. the dreaded lightstruck effect, does not fade away no matter how long you keep the beer ’breathing’. Not impressed.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/VII/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ holidays - BB: 12/VI/16 (2015-1015) Thanks to Alengrin for the trade!
Little cloudy deep blond beer, big aery fizzy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet and sugary, banana, some peaches. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, pretty bitter soon, citrus, some pineapple, hoppy. Aftertaste: bitter, yeast, some banana, dry, citrus.
kraddel (5854) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before tomorrow , so still top ! Xd
At het district ,
Pours blonde to amber , big white foam
Smells a bit sweet
Too much carbo , typical belgian blond ale .. One out of a dozen ... Meh
txspartan (1014) - Berchem, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral, citrus, butterscotch, vanilla, golden, hazy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, lively,
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, exclusive brew, thx to Jerre!, complex brew, slightly spicy, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden beer. Big head, colapse, but stays around 1cm and sticks nice to the glass. Smell is more yeast then hops, some floral, some spices. Not bad at all. Simple but good taste of the malts, yeast, spices and something fruity. Mostly sweet-earthy, nothing that really sticks out. A small surprise for me. Simple, but good, well balanced, and nothing overwhelming. Maybe it just could use a little boost, to get a bit less watery. Less hoppy then expected, less bitter then expected.
Jerre (3090) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Thx to Walter.
Light hazy, golden color beer with white head.
Aroma fruits, hops.
Taste good not complex, a very regular medium hoppy-beer, fruits, yeast touch, and bitterness.
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet fruity spicy aroma a spicy fruity sweet taste with a fruity little alcholic bitter finish
Lukas (1) - Schilde, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
floral, golden, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, lively, bitter,