muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle, no idea of the date. Translucent dark orange, fast-fading large-bubble snowy head...spicy, grapy nose, very yeasty and sharp, almost unpleasantly so at first but nice when quite warm...sourdough, carroway, sour berries at the front of the dry mouthfeel, moderate sweetness turning to mouthpuckering stillness at the finish. Interesting, maybe not entirely my tulip of choice but worth the one try.
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite clear amber with ochre shine; good fluffy, just off-white head, collapsing. Fresh, citrussy smell, bit of ambrée malt. Milky/creamy but not really sweet nose. Oxidised taste above malts, pale and ambrée. Bit of caramel flavour, especially in the finish, but not cloying or sticky. Another flavours as from rice - as in ’cooked or steamed’, not as in used in mash by Megabrew. Quite refreshing MF, light bodied. I am at a loss about this bottle’s age. Recently purchased, label says best before 4/2001 and that’s plain b*llocks. This is a reused label (this beer has been retired), but the beer has had some ageing for sure. Difficult to estimate for a 4.5% ABV beer. Not bad, however.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange gold body, some haze, topped with a fluffy head, good lacing. Aroma is fresh herbs, spices (corriander). Taste is very summery and refreshing - bubblegum edges, spices, citrus fruits. Finish was excellent - very dry.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before end of 2005, drank in the middle of 2004. Light hazy light orange color with a rock white head. Grass, lemon, flowers and yeast make up the aroma, and the body is fizzy, but in a good way. Ends adicic with a touch of bitterness with the yeast taste hanging around for a while.
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml) Here I sit in my 58 degree house, lacking a working furnace, the temperature 40 degrees outside, with a summer beer in hand. Hazy amber topped by medium beige head -- yeast toward the bottom of the bottle clouds the beer significantly as I continue to pour. Aroma is sweet, floral, peach, pineapple, light caramel. Taste is mild sweet, some lemon, light toffee and caramel, finishing with herbal hops. Light-medium body with some acidity. Quite drinkable -- I went through the entire bottle remarkably quickly.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity... More specific peaches... Doesnt impress me to much... Pretty standard
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (750ml). A fairly low alcohol beer for Achouffe, no doubt intended as a summer quaffer. Apart from pils and witbier, Belgium is rather short of these. Very lively when uncapped - the bottle overflowed - as a result of which the bottle sediment was inevitably stirred up. I don't mind that, and, as I wasn't drinking from a 750ml glass, would have happened anyway. Pale amber in colour. Lots of lemon in the aroma and taste. There were notes on the palate that were reminiscent of a pasteurised British bitter. As Silk Tork says, there is a light vanilla undertone. Moderately dry finish but, as the hop bitterness dies away, a sweetish aftertaste develops. Overall, uncomplicated and fit for the purpose intended, but nothing special.
beastiefan2k (3324) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is like a light belgian has some of the characteristics that one would expect from a belgian but in a weaker, sissier form. do not waste your time.
Ungstrup (33784) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is fresh, grassy, and spicy. The color is a clear amber and it has a beutiful white head. The flavor is sweet, malty, and spicy. It ends on a dry grassy and hoppy note. The body is somewhat thin - must be because of the low ABV by Belgian standards.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium/light amber with a large off-white creamy uneven head. Fresh and crisp with a slight attic cobweb aroma. Taste is light, musty. Nothing really stands out. A good summer beer with food.