Swaroga (953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Cloudy orange with big head.
NOSE : sweet malt aromas of caramel and sugar bread. Yeasty, fruity esters revealing aromas of apricot, banana and citrus peel.
SIP : creamy body with medium carbonation. Sweet beginning with a background of yeast and fruits. It develops floral hop character that ends with fair amount of bitter hops. The beer is lightly bitter but just enough to end up with a pepper and metallic like aftertaste.
OVERALL : good balance with decent body and carbonation. Easy to drink and 7% of alcohol is well hidden. Can’t go wrong with this one.
MarcoDL (951) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Standard Belgian blond beer. I think this is mostly brewed so that the Cluyesenaer bar has its own beer.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-red beer.Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Also coriander noticable. Flavour is nicely balanced. Again coriander and citrus but nothin overwhelming. A very nice beer indeed.
oberabcbbsok (688) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice overwhelming smell and well bodied beer. A good tast and a good after tast. Very enjoyable
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Made by contract for Brij. Bluysenaer - a restaurant on the edge of Gent. Amber head, bright gold - copper. Nice aroma of bread - wheat. Rich malts, full body; a little rought and sour finish. Had June & at Het Waterhuis.
EddyBeer1 (575) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorée-orangée, pétillance quasi-absente de visu, assez pétillante au palais, col blanc fin et persistant. Assez bien maltée caramel, un peu métallique en entrée, présence de miel, coriandre, fruits, réglisse, petite amertume sur une fin moyenne. Plus qu’agréable malgré un ABV qui peut paraître traître.
MMortier (11) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite proefbrouwerij brew. Fruity and sirupy as it is, there is a common element to all their beers that seems to have reached an optimal equilibrium here. Starts out very sweet but tender complexities cause for a long finish. One to take in large trusty gulps, a very pleasant beer to drink. Don’t believe the 7% though, you can easily underestimate this beer’s effects.
Hard to find, even in Ghent.. I know only two places here that serve this one. All the better, I guess.
jessenhofke (2) - Kuringen-Hasselt, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale colored, very yeasty bodied & hopped beer. has a enjoyable tast. long after tast welcomes to drink more. Again a nice product of the proefbrouwerij at Lochristi