Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of those remnants of a bygone era, as there are still quite a lot in Belgium, leading a quiet village life in the hands of old family brewers and in the shadows cast by the larger brands. Even the label is obsolete. This is a ’versnijbier’, a blend of lambic with brown beer, following an old Brabant tradition which was especially popular in the thirties. This one has a off-white, irregular, moussy head, strong and even some gushing, over a brownish, cloudy amber beer with vivid sparkling. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with clear sourish hints, grape juice, pear, peach, dough, brown sugar, lemon peel, walnuts, cloves. Fresh taste, fruity sourish, medium carbo with subtle citrus, more neutral in the middle with a soft nutty and wheaty backbone, yeasty and dryish finish with some tartness again and very light aromatic hoppiness, not bitter. Interesting, I hope things like this will keep holding their own, but it is perhaps more of a museum piece than a commercially living beer.
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ De Zytholoog. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of caramel, brown sugar and honey with malty notes and bread. Strange beer.
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Hazy light amber pour. A bit musty. Didn’t really dig this one.
Sealer26 (5) - - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite fruity and sharp, refreshing after-taste. Would. Be great with spicy food.
jhamp9 (1130) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy copper with a lasting white head. Aroma is sour apple, raisin, and yeast. Taste was a watery mix of vinegar and grape juice. Prickly carbonation.
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cereal, citrus, raisin, cough drop, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, light body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent,
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time (2008/01/08). Pours a hazy, diry amber with a frothy 3 finger white head. Aroma is red berry fruity, but there’s something that made me think of Homocebrin (which had a little cod liver oil I think). Med body; frothy carb. I’m going with mixed red berry for flavor. Another weird departure in the Belgian beer world.
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asao. Cool label. Very fruity aroma, seems like raspberry, though the Japanese label says pomegranite. That also accounts for the color which goes oast amber to a reddish-orange. Lace on top. Fruity, sweet flavor with a golden ale malt character and a slight dryness near the finish. Prickly bitterness in the after taste. Sligtly beer-like though the fruit dominates. Dry, bitter finish saves it. Interesting. Tastes mainly like a fruit beer to me, but no wheere else have I seen mention of then pmegranite being added...
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambre, mousse beige légère;
Arôme est étonnamment bien fruité donnant des notes de baies, un peu de malt caramel.
En bouche, je note ce côté unique de la pomme grenadier dont je ne raffole pas habituellement de par son acidité mais cette fois ci le tout est bien balancé par cet aspect sucré laissé par le sureau.
A noter aussi, malt cara laissant une fine amertume avec un fini ayant une touche de fleurs de houblons.
madquacker (1051) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complex and spicy over an interesting sweet base. Lots and lots going on here. Chewy esters and a light doughy spicy cinnamon.