duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Quite dry for a honey beer. Some light candy sugar, lemon and spice, honey (of course). Typical Belgian yeastyness, slightly peppery and spicy on the finish, quite nice actually, well made.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2004
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from The Wine Company, Slough, Berks Horrible Belgian ale with horrible yeast that is sour in a bad way (tastes spoiled). Drainpour
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a ok Belgian Ale. Earthy, sweet, and some spicy flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Standard beer.... Tones of honey and yeast.... Its a beer and thats about it !!!
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Unclear. Light orange. Thin head. Very dominant yeast flavour. Light notes of malt and sweetness. Is very sour in the end, it almost reminds me of grapefruit .
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Gold colour (I think) but unavoidable yeast haze with some big floaters . Good thick rocky white head and good condition. Initial aroma is obviously honey, along with yeast, breadcrusts and an apple fruitiness that just avoids being tart. Full bodied and fruity in the mouth, some alcohol and a distant yeasty bitterness. Long and lingering finish that is strangely flowery/honeyed.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A violent pop of the bottle cap, then smoke billows out like it’s coming from a test tube in a cookie-cutter mad scientist’s laboratory. After pouring an overgenerous head and waiting for it to subside, there’s finally a good enough look at the liquid to notice Bieken is a cloudy, chameleon-like brown/yellow/orange – very interesting! Apple cider and lemon dominate the nose, with some bready-yeastiness due to bottle fermentation. A heavy, sweet sensation of alcohol dominates the palate, above and beyond what you’d even anticipate from an 8.5% alc./vol. brew. Fighting through the alcohol effects, there’s hints of yeast and citrus – grapefruit now, versus the lemon found on the nose. Overall, while quite interesting and complex, though the alcohol is not hidden as well as it is with high-quality Belgian ales.
Ungstrup (27700) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet with notes of honey, yeast, and oranges. The color is an unclear yellow and it has a beutiful white head. The flavor is dominated by sweet honey combined with notes of corriander and yeast. It ends on a dry note. This beer is too sweet for my liking.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 y.o. - blond-orange colour, fine creamy head, subtle flowery and honeyish aroma with a touch of alcohol, very smooth, creamy, moderate bitterness, long dry yeasty finish with strong notes of gingerbread
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old gold, very hazy, slim white head. Unbelievable yeastdeposit in the glass even after careful pouring. Nose: yes: honey - grassy too and herbal; some unidentifyable garden weed, very fine. Slight but consequent acidity, virtually no sweetness. Also flavours of grapefruit and (surprise, blond beer) coffee. Burning sensation: acidity + alcohol. The honey tends to strengthen the alcoholburn, not just the ABV. Strange, special, well worth trying.