MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Alex P Keaton, in London, Ontario. CLoudy, hazy yellow with frothy white heady goodness. Aromas are minty, cloves, honey, and alcohol. FLavours consist of bananas, honey, some breay and alcohol flavours as well. CLoyingly sweet finish though. Gains some complexity as it warms. If there were an imperial witbier, this would be one IMO.
rlgk (10522) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a wonerdful creamy lasting white head. Very nice fruity aroma, honey of course, toffee, some peach and some syrup. Quite strong flavor, some sweet fruits and syrup. Rather sweet.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compact and creamy foam, good persistence. Yellow golden color, amber reflex, not much bubbly. Lightly torbid and much loads. Intense alcohol and malty scent, light honey and sugar string. Warm and powerful taste, solid and with overbearing notes of caramel and sugar. Long and little bitter end.
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ciro’s. Pours a clear sparkling gold with a huge frothy white head -- it looked like an ice cream float! Nice aroma of honey -- not too much, just right -- along with some malt. The flavour doesn’t have as much honey as you’d think, there’s just a touch, along with some citrus, light hops and spices. I found the flavour a little on the dull side, it needs a little more "oomph" or "je ne sais quoi". A pleasant if unspectacular beer.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Honey, coriander and some malts in aroma. Sour orange and coriander mainly in flavour, with hints of honey. Quite flavourful beer.
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, served in a frosted Barbar mug at Ciro’s - great job guys on the presentation! Wonderful appearance (glass considered) - light yellow, big thick white head, active and bubbly. Sweet honey aroma. Odd sweet taste. Some citrus and hops and alcohol all mixed in there. Medium mouthfeel. Unbalanced but tasty. Became very strong as it warmed. An interesting, not entirely successful, but flavourful beer!
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 330ml served in the strange Barbăr mug.
Hm, it’s hard to judge the appearance since it was served in the proper frosted glass at Duvel Café.
Fluffy head, distinct honey-spicyness.
Honey, honey, honey. It is a Duvel-tasting mead.
Too much honey in aroma and flavour. But as I get closer to finishing it I discover the beer behind it that actually is really nice, a bit like Duvel and Hoegaarden Grand Cru.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours clear gold with a lovely long lasting white head. Aroma is quite fruity, spicy and yeasty. Suprisingly honey does not dominate. Flavour is quite balanced, honey, fruits and spice all there. Theres some nice caramel tones present too. Body is a little thin though, and the finish a little alcoholic. Still quite enjoyable though.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting something with a bit more of a honey flavor but this was a powerful blonde and I wasn’t really in the mood for it. I don’t mean to say it was bad but nothing really exciting.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) If you expect something sticky and sweet from a honey beer, this proves you wrong. Pale golden (honey golden?) with an average white head. Some fruity, spicy notes in the rather full body. Slight bitter finish. Decent although not overly exciting. 161296