Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Salisbury’s Arms, Malta. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is toasted grain, orange, candied peel, natural yoghurt and cereal. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown bread, grassy bitterness, orange peel, earth and some spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough Belgian Ale.
Alengrin (4262) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basic Belgian ale primarily intended for export and therefore relatively hard to find on the Belgian market. Thick, off-white, regular, sticky, stable foam, colour a darkish and brownish peachy blonde, cloudy. Yeasty aroma, bready malts, toast, cookie dough, hazelnut paste, coriander, dill seed, lemon peel, cream, nutmeg, bark. Crispy malty taste, cookie- and nut-like, strong, tingling carbonation, subtle but nevertheless pointy, citrussy acidity, probably caused by mild infection but not too disturbing; finish dryish, but could have been hoppier. In all, not that bad (for a Van Steenberge at least).
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy aroma. Light cloudy golden colour with excellent head. Hoppy, slightly alcoholic flavour with bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation.
mikske79 (1406) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ik vond het niet echt mijn ding. Eén keer geprobeerd maar daar zal het dan ook bij blijven
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber with a small to medium sized white head. Smells very sweet, malts. Tastes malts, sweet and very weird. Can’t put my finger on it. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear medium orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly a hint of sourness. A bit hard to describe, but for sure it’s unclean.
generallee08 (771) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a nice golden amber color with a slight haze. The head was crazy big, white in color and foamy with stiff peaks. It had a very long retention time and left cool lacing on the glass. The aroma is full and has notes of sour apples and pears with earthy/funky Belgian yeast and doughy malts. It has a sour funky favor with some fruity esters as well. The first sip has a puckering affect on the palate. Then there is a dry earthy yeast flavor with some doughy malts and light fruity esters that give it some nice complexity. The body is light to medium with a somewhat thin texture that is alive with carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this ale. It had a nice refreshing character that would work very well with a light lunch, sea food, mild cheese or fruit.
PeterZD (9) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer looks and smells allright. Orangy, light amber color and a nice big head. The flavor on the other hand is not the one i expected from an amber ale at all. Tastes very sour and weird. Didn’t finish teh bottle.
sharkydodson (1030) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel and malty aroma... malty and fruity taste with some shades of honey and dandelion... light hoppy bitterness... bitter and sweet aftertaste... very pleasant ale...
kermis (9889) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, a hint of caramel and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.