Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) This original version is from brewery "Biertoren" in Kampenhout. Comes with a back-label in Spanish! That’s something I’ve never seen before. Golden, honey-like colour with an incredibly tall, and pretty head. Very soft mouth-feel in spite of the carbonation. Flavourwise there isn’t that much happening. Some sweet malt and a hint of some citrus. But not much body. 180398
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather pleasant. Quite sweet & smooth. Lots of fruitiness and other flavours - peach, apple, citrus, honey. Heavy doughy yeastiness. Pale malts used, acquiring grain, bread and cookie flavours.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet nose with notes of yeast and banana. Golden body, with a small white head. Sweet flavor, but rather weak.
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clumsy Belgian ale that tastes much stronger than its 6% abv. It poured a cloudy gold colour with a thick white head. Banana notes in a light, wheaty nose. My first taste impression was of bubble gum, followed by a big slug of alcohol in a thick, chewy body. There are also strong bitter tea characters but it’s dominated by the alcohol. Lacks balance - tastes like a much stronger beer. (Bottle)
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour with a big fast dissapering white head. Sweet yeasty aroma and a spicy taste. Medium body and a dry finish.
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and very yesty. The flavor is dry and sweet with strong notes of oranges.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden colour with white head. Malty yeasty aroma. Flavor is spicy with a bitter finish.
JonMoore (1899) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale gold coloured, with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus/apricot and some yeast. Taste is big hops upfront, then spices and citrus through to a dryish bitter finish. Medium bodied, quite highly carbonated. A pleasant beer.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite aged sample, difficult to say if it’s already Huyghe or a Biertoren original - the brewery that launched this, and immediately went bankrupt for overinvestment Pale amber; very little bubbles for carbonation to small crème head. Oxidation nose, walnut, madeirisation, biscuit, liqueur. Very biscuity taste, cookie malt & again some liqueurish notes. Quite empty, in fact. Alcohol obvious, not burning, medium bodied, rather slick. The age seems - together with the fact that it made it into my cellar - to hint at Biertoren. The total emptiness, as well as the treacherous sticker "fast sale" speaks otherwise. I fear Huyghe after all.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy apricot color, underneath a short, slight, though terrifically bubbly white head.
Aroma, musty, sour, citric, a slice of lemon, and a drizzle of orange zest, yeasty, with a brilliant hoppy twist, almost champagne-like in effervescence.
Taste: a blast, right-off of hopp-tude, but theareafter, the flavor is mild, though that blast returns with every subsequent sip. Flavor continues to be spicy, citric, and kicky, though light in body with a medium, uneventful finish. Despite certain disappointments, the flavor never lacks a recurring spicy tinge.