Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head that leaves fair lacing. Smell and taste malts, lightly herbs or spices, slight a fruitpeel bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Smells roasty, coffee, brown bread crust. Tastes roasty, coffee, brown bread. Thin to medium body, nice carbo.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/IV/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: IX/2013 - (2013-338)
Little cloudy dark orange beer, very big dens off-white head, very stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of grains, sweet malts, raw grains, toast, bit butty. Mf: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malts, some caramel, chocolate, bit sourish, alcohol, sugary touch. Aftertaste: sweet, alcohol warming the throat (really, at 5.5%???), caramel, citrus, bitter hops, some hay, dry and bitter ending. I really liked this beer. But I don’t believe it’s only 5.5% abv. I’m almost sure it has to be more.
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good fine & dense yellowish head over hazy orange-ochre beer. Intense, if spicy maltnose. Some citrus or citruspeel, garden herbs. Some yeasty notes, yeast offshoots. Bitterish, but again mainly malty main taste. Serious oxydation, yet BBD still six months away. Again herbal/spicy. Finish has some citruspeel reappearing. Oxydation works annoying, even when the flavourprofile seems right. Very carbonated, spritzy, medium bodied and quite slick. Despite the criticism, it’s not really bad, and certainly drinks away without much afterthought.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, new exclusive French brew, brewed at Br. Millevertus, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew