Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Commissioned for a family of strawberry growers in Lochristi in eastern Flanders. Irregular, coarse, ’dirty’ yellowish foam, colour lingers between orange and copper, lightly clouded. The nose gets lots of strawberry, but not entirely genuine (to say the least) - in fact, it reminded me more of strawberry jam or even strawberry icecream. Lemony accent too, caramel malts, bit of orange peel and unfortunately a lot of rotten egg (H2S) further ruining an already initially unattractive aroma. Taste a soft, sweet fruitiness, obvious strawberry jam or juice (though less artificial than I expected based on the aroma), thin mouthfeel, not much maltiness to back it up, undercarbonated too, finish a bit watery, only slightly hoppy. Clearly out of balance and not enough ’backbone’ to support the over-presence of strawberries.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, exclusive brew, with strawberries, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex sweet fruit brew, malty/fruity and slightly sweet, yet not balanced, hazy, rocky head, simple brew
MiP (13525) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Distinct strawberry aroma. Cloudy orange colour, hint of red. Very big white head with a hint of red. Sweet flavour, but not overly so. Distinct strawberry flavour and not too bad. Dryish finish, reminds me slightly of aspartam, but is probably fermented fruit sugar.
Jerre (2413) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Geers.
Bit hazy, orange with reddish shine with creamy white head.
Aroma strawberry, and sweet.
Taste soft, sweet, strawberries (syrup).
Not bad fruit beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange, reddish colour with a white head. Strawberry sweet aroma and taste with vague citric notes. Light dry fruity finish.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bought @ Plan B, Cph. Cloudy orange. Creamish small white head. Hardly any lacing. Aroma of sweet strawberry indeed with some yeast. Sweet strawberry dry and with a bit of berries.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle @ plan b] Hazy orange with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with strawberries. Sweet fruity flavor with strawberries sticking out. Good thirst qruenzier.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy, reddish amber with a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish but rather fresh strawberry aroma. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel and lightly sweet notes of strawberries. Almost no bitterness. A very decent and not too sweet fruit beer. 180108
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden color. Quite nice fruity aroma, delicate, and some yeast too. Good Belgian Ale, sweetish, with a light fruity touch (wild strawberries). Pleasant.
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Extremely sweet with overwhelming strawberry-jam in both aroma and flavour.