enidlesim (51) - - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow. The aroma is sublime. Grapefruit and citrus peel: all that’s zingy, with a rich tropical bouquet of honeydew melon, papaya and passion fruit. Absolutely beautiful.
Taste is initially an explosion of all that’s floral and fruity: like a good English old fashioned kettle drum dark marmalade: rich and fruity. But if the marmalade were made of grapefruit, papaya and honeydew melons. Taste is similarly exotic yet very bitter. it’s not sweet at all, probably due to the dry hopping . too bitter tbh. But rich and satisfying: it’s not weak in any way.
But as the French usually pack beer with so much caramel and sugar: this is fabulous as it retains the hop bitters that will have created the floral taste in the first place.
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Couleur rouge ambré. Nez fruité sucré. Au palais belle amertume, malt, pas de sucre. Finale longue. Cool !
JorisPPattyn (9048) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, dense yellow/cream head over well-carbonated copper-amber beer. Again very fruity hops’ nose, citrus, passion fruit, lychee, mango. Little bit cheesy, bit caramel too. Bitter-fruity, underlying sweet & caramelly malts for a succesfull balance. Bitterness is ever so slightly metallic, but nowhere disturbingly. Citruszeste. Medium bodied, very carbonated, spritzy feel. Long-lasting flavours, getting drier and fruitier than the main taste at the same time. Another excellent ale by Bendorf. Respect!
bewyder (336) - FRANCE - AUG 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrée cuivrée au nez houblon floral, bouche sur amertume appuyée, dans une douceur fruits rouges, pointe sèche en finale. Bouteille achetée cgez La Cave à bulles, Paris, France, bue le 11/08/2015.
bastarda (365) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dryhopped with Chinook (not Summit) according to bottle label; nose: a lot of citrus, mainly grapefruit, some wood/pine hints, caramel malts - nice! taste: pink grapefruit, and a lot of it, nice caramel body, grapefruity bitterness at the finish, very dry/mouthdrying; could do with a bit less of dry-hopping to let the hops shine more.
VDuquerroux (1028) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown mahogany opaque beer witha big white head ; medium retention. Aroma of resin, fruit (tropical fruits, citrus), spices. Medium to heavy bitter dry ; light sweet. Light to medium body, medium texture, average carbonation, dry bitter fruity finish. Overall, a pleasant bitter fruity ale ; light.
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly reddish, but rather brown and hazy. Medium fruitiness (orange, papaya) and some biscuit-like malt qualities. Fruity/berry taste, a bit malty. Medium bitter, dry finish.
cagou007 (808) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a medium tan head. Nose is hoppy. Aromas are toasted malts and a lot of herbal hops. Medium body and carbonation. Long bitter and hoppy finish. Probably my favorite from Bendorf!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MichaelAwesome (6288) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Angenehm in seinen Aromen von Beeren und Malz. Dazu ein paar Nüsse und Torf. Recht trinkbar, aber sicher keine Raketenwissenschaft.
McTapps (6324) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Calisky - thank you! The beer has got a deep ruby-red colour with an low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt, barley, mild hops, nuts, mild red fruits and bread. Hints of copper and grains. Drinkable and solid beer.