Ernest (7245) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a light note of DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear yellow body with a small white head. Weak hoppy nose. Light flavor, taste like som stale hops.
Ungstrup (34001) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An orange beer with a white head. The aroma is slightly sour with notes of straw. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of straw, while the body is thin.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
flat and unassuming taste, needs a little life. flavor is lacking overall would not purchase again.
JorisPPattyn (9251) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A word about "Export" first. This disappearing style, used to be a variation on Pils. Usually less fermented (earlier pasteurisation) so the beer is sweeter and lower in ABV. But, in Belgium, the other main difference is that the beer is served in 33 cl, 'staid of the habitual 25 cl Pils. It has all but vanished, and most breweries today just fill 33cl of Pils. This is an exception.
Dark gold; thick white, collapsing head, quite lacey. Herbal nose, even some hops - rest is predictably malty. Taste is sweet malt, clean & crisp. Faint corn taste. Slight slickness in mouthfeel, makes me think of corn again. Aftertaste gets more corn, as well as some sweet dough. As I said, apart from the hopnose, very predictable. It is very good in its style - but nowhere exciting.