skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of smooth malts and fruits. Nice appearance; hazy, orange-red coloured with a lasting head. Taste is fruity (pears), sweetness and malty. Lingering pear taste. Quite good.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours with a red body topped by a meidum thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is very sweet, sugary and malty. The flavor is sweet, sugary and malty. It tastes like a cookie to me. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper in color with a tan head. Fruity aroma. Sparkling mouthfeel and a sweet taste. Decent.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 (Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party in Carlsbad, CA) Big, sweet malty nose introduces this malty Belgian beer that is mildly sweet and minimally bitter; Has kind of a thin mouth feel however; Light brown in color; Light tan head is reduced to a thin sheen quickly
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy red with a large off white head and spotty lace. The aroma is sweet, flowery, and yeasty. The flavor is malty sweet, hints of honey, and a slight hop bitter finish with no hint of a 7.1% ABV. The palate is sort of thin. Overall, interesting, I'm just not sure I like it very much. Sort of like a beer to give your wife when sitting in a rose garden having a Hallmark moment.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not all that bad. THe nose has some yeast and honey mixed with what smells like pear extract juice. The colour is amber golden with a thin white head. The taste is yeasty or wheaty with some residue of honey. Not very easily drinkable but doable.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an off-white, one-fingered head, fades very quickly leaves a little lace. Medium-strong carbonation and medium bodied. Color is a cloudy amber. Nose is malty and has raisin overtones. Starts and finishes fruity with some sweetness. Weird label. Pricey, $4.30 for a 330ml bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clouded leathery russet color with small fluffy beige head that settled slowly and maintained a solid collar and thin haze on top. Lace in small globs. Aroma is quite musty and grassy, very subtle and layered in an earthy sense with wet grasses and dirt, light floralness and dulled fruityness with slight pear and apple notes. Taste is lightly drying of a nice fruit skins tinge with a quick little bite of sharpness from carbonation thats mild and well rounded. Some very dulled quick sweetness is in there, but the drying qualities are intreguing as hell. A bit wine-like, mildly layered and stocked full of subtlities that render weird fruit skins and mild spices, flowers, grasses, and wood. Its like they threw in the whole flower with the stem, roots, and all. Very mild and dulled down pear lingers late across the palate. Quite nice. Feel is well rounded in medium body, clean, quick, drying, and calm. Not bad, its not chalked full of lots of flavors really but that dryness kept it fun to drink the whole glass down. On another note, what is that bee doing to that pear on the label?
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Deep ruby colour, and according to itís name i expected more flowery aromaís.Bloessem means blossom actually.
They used local aromaís of pearsirops, which are just traceble in the taste, but overall itís a little bit to simple for me. Will do nicely with peaople who like dubbel beers from belgium.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby color. Nondescript aroma. The suggestion of hops rather than a tangible hop aroma. Caramel sweetness, heavy on the tongue, with a rather sweet stale finish.