Wim (2477) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a fruity malty aroma a malty herby fruity taste with a bitter finish
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy blond coloured beer, medium white head. Alcoholic masrsipan aroma. Palate is little bitter and fruity ending herby.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 330ml bottle via trade with Papsoe. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, tart apple peel, caramel, some sourdough bread, and brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of powdered caramel malt, a touch of raisin, some peach and light lemon zest. Finish slightly sweet, with a chalky caramel and yeast aftertaste flavor.
Guerde (1115) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, thanks for sharing this Skyview!) Pours out brownish-orange with no head whatsoever. Aroma is fairly strong of peach, raisin, and brown sugar. The flavor is really non-existent in the beginning, but the finish brings some white peach, light lemon, and a taste of tea as well. Medium mouthfeel. A decent beer.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Greyish apricot orange body; very murky with no foam. Aroma is a fresh unbaked sourdough with honey and apricot syrup. Sour apples, pear, brown spices; yeasty tartness really comes across strongly. Sprightly touch of juniper or pine needles sharpening the edge. Flavor is very soft and reserved; acetaldahyde, vanilla, sourdough, tart yeasts, paper, and banana. Sparkly palate is dusty and fruity as a good belgian ale ought to be; finishes with the dry, sandy tart-sweetness of Orval quite nicely. Understated throughout. Thanks for sharing, Bob!
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle, big thanks to Skyview for bringing this hard to get beer!] Pours very hazy brownish-amber with no head. Aroma is green apple peel (not in the way I have smelled with some infected bottles of beer, just fresh green apple peel), caramel, and a hint of raisin. Taste is quite tart with caramel a little bitterness and a good deal of toasted malt towards the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a long finish. An interesting beer, but overall I wasn’t particularly impressed.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Skyview for bringing this in. Murky copper color with no head. Outstanding aroma of brown sugar, caramel, molasses and port. The taste is a little thinner than I was expecting given the aroma, but still a solid light malt, sweet caramel and yeast. Yum!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
many thanks to skyview for sharing. A pale hazy brown color. No head. An amazing yeasty nose with brown sugar and caramel malt and a little raisin for good measure. Solid brown sugar body with a light dry yeasty finish.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Re-rate 7/29/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy golden. Perfumy aroma, kinda soapy and floral, with some fruitiness and a bit of honey. Yeasty flavor, somewhat spicy, floral, with light sweetness and a slightly drier finish with a hint of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Pretty easy-drinking. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1
(3/4/08) Bottle at Kulminator in Antwerp. 2007 bottle. Best before 2010. Clear amber with a white head and hypnotizing carbonation. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of spice and a tiny bit of yeast. Sweetish and malty flavor with bread, hints of caramel, some fruits and a rather dry finish. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated. OK but nothing special. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle @ Plan b] Muddy with winy off white head. Malty aroma with yeasty and fruity notes. Flavor has plums, prunes, yeast and light and roasted malt. Would server well as a session beer.