Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice lasting 1cm white head. Cloudy golden body. Unexpected aroma where the honey is barely present and indeed lets the throne to this weird sour grass like huge yeast aroma. Made me think of a skunked beer in fact, not that it comes close. Hints of powder sugar, honey jar (as much the dry ceramic jar than the content), powder sugar. Strikingly dry yeasty taste. Agressive sourness, badly aged honey like. Rhubard and herbal suggestions. Like it was made with a trailorload of wheat. Slight alcohol bite. Watery texture, very lively carbonation, repelling. Left a very bad impression on me.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy light orange with a fluffy head. Aroma is thick dry honey. Taste is less sweet than I was expecting, which is good. Dry floral finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet honey all lthe way with some straw. Far drier than one would expect from a honey beer, with a great soft mouthfeel, and tiny bit of egg noodle doughiness and pepper. Good.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - 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 (2049) - 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 (11018) - 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 (3699) - 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.