Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber ale with a thick light moka head. A light malty aroma with caramel and light fruity esters. In mouth, a Belgian vienna, a bit nutty, with light oxidation and hops. So-so. BB 26-06-10. Bottle at Smokeless Joes, March 23, 2009.
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a moderate white head. Strong malty aroma, some sour notes.
Malty taste without bitterness. Watery mouthfeel.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simpel brew
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Smokeless Joe’s. Sour yeasty moldy aroma on a great big initial head (Lady, hold the residue or let me pour this myself). Expiry June 2010. Some fruitiness initial, but mouthfeel is unenjoyable, a great sour bite attack on themouth. Th malty finish is fine, but the mouth needs lots of time to recover. Not much taste there, but drinkable.
Borresteijn (4919) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Take One. Orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malts, some spice. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malts, yeasty dryness with some grainy notes. Nah..
ogivlado (5894) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled(250ml). -Orange/amber coloured, creamy off-white head, lively carbonation, very sweet malty nose. Roasted malt, caramel and light spicy taste with sugary and mild vegetables notes. Slightly peppery fruity finish. Unbalanced beer.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Hazy, amber-brown body. Off-white, creamy head. Lightly infected aroma (butterscotch, diacethyl (?)), fenols, malts (medium strong), wine, ... Quite badly balanced aroma. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Flavour is ok, although the balance is not perfect, but that’s not really disturbing. Powdery dry mouthfeel.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with large off white head. Roasted malt in the aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, chocolate and caramel notes.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another from my notes of my first order from Belgianshop.com. I found this one to be odd, but a bit underrated on this site. Amber color wtih a decent sized head. Aromas are malty and dried fruits, and something odd...not sure what. Flavors were malty and sweet wtih a slight bit of tartness. No hops to speak of. Pretty decent, but not world class at all.
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cambrinus in Brugge. Light aroma of cooked dark fruits - aka raisins. Dark amber color with a fine beige head. Less than medium body. Fine carbonation. It’s a great flow of light caramel and floral/herbal hop. It’s balanced. It goes with spicey food. It finishes well. Truly sessionable (except for the ABV).