GoufCustom (563) - HONG KONG - MAR 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle as “Daas Blond” bought at Life Restaurant in SOHO, Central.
Cloudy hazy straw golden honey colour with slight traces of dirt-like yeastsediments; One finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Sweet aroma of malt, with light pineapple, light citrus, candy sugar, syrup (when warmed) light wet cardboard, and light but odd Bel yeast; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with light metallic, strong phenol, light wet cardboard, notable alcohol, light Bel yeast, lime, and strong grassy hops; Med to light body. Thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is basic Bel Ale with pretty strong phenol elements, which taste kinda spicy but there’s no cloves feel to it. Bel yeast taste a bit odd, no fruity esters, but a pretty sneaky booze lingers on. Wet paper is not macro lager-like but still quite annoying. Hmmm… Hoppiness is no nose, notable lime and very grassy hops in taste. Typical Bel Ale low bitterness, mostly low-ebb hoppy-boozy finish; Quite dry after taste. Quite easy and slightly boozy to mouth.
Comments: Maybe my bottle is oxidized, but apart from that, this is an unbalanced Belgian with all its good looks being wasted by lack of characters, odd yeast and bad booze. Not a drain pours, but it’s just not a pleasant tasting experience. Aliased beer, eh? Lesson learned.
JulienHuxley (2428) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost clear gold pour, thin white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, very light belgina character, rather clean, light lemony aromas. Taste is grainy, low bitterness, medium sweetness with just a light fruity touch. Palate is light, dry and well carbed. Good.
jamestulloch (997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Hazy pale body with a fluffy white head. Lively carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of cloudy cider and white pepper. Flavour of grass and apple. Light spice. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Not bad, but lacking depth.
turtle0915 (1) - - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it more than words can express! The smooth palate combines deep malty flavours, vanilla and dark fruits.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Provenance. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aromas of pineapple sorbet and lemon zest. Taste has a light bitternes, more pineapple. Creamy texture and fairly long finish, sweet at the end. OK.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Provenance Wines.
Appearance - golden with a generous head.
Nose - pineapple sorbet and lemon zest.
Taste - pineapple again with some creaminess.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a tangy and fairly long finish - perhaps a little bit too sweet. .
Overall - not bad.
geologyguy (556) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle spicy smell, hazy appearance, good medium taste that is Belgian white all the way! This is a good one, malty with no hops
danlo (809) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, frothy white foam head and aroma of spice, yeast & lemon rind. Taste is similar with a smoothish mouthfeel. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, and a spicey dry light bitter finish. Quite OK.
ruigo (805) - PORTUGAL - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a lightly hazy golden colour with a thick small off-white head. The aroma is light hoppy and yeast. Medium carbonation and medium to light body. Flavour is a bit sweet but mainly light bitter. Overall, an average beer with nothing much of special.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light earthy and spicy hops with apple esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.