Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 Notes based on a 75 cl bottle. Tried another brew in a 25 which was not up to scratch.
A very distince clover honey flavour, unlike commercial honey beers where honey just means sweet. The honey flavour marries more successfully with this light bodied beer than the usual Belgian 8%ers, possible the more simple malt structure allows the honey flavour to be apparant, and without additional sweetness. A Promising new brewery.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Dark orange beer; whitish head. Very honeyish nose honingbollen (kind of honey-based pseudo-medicinal sweet), wet hay, stale hops. Strange taste, first few seconds of dishwater, then green leaves, and then again honingbollen, or Zeeuwse babbelaars (kind of honeyish, sticky toffee from the Zeeland province). Quite OK. Dry not sticky. Medium body. Good honey beer. No more signs of the bottom fermenting pilsener (?) but I can’t take that as a bad thing.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (GBBF): Clear gold with a white head. Sweet honey aroma. Spicy clove, cinnamon and mild honey. Medium bodied and suprisingly tasty.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - GBBF 2005. A slightly hazy golden coloured beer. A really sweet aroma presumably from the honey. The taste is fruity and sweet. Quite nice really in spite of the promise of it being a honey pilsener.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of yeast. The flavor is sweet with a very strong presence of heather honey, leading to a dry spicy end. It lacks honey in the aroma.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange. Aroma is very nice with gentle honeynotes. Honey is very noticable in the taste but the brew is not too sweet, but again way too thin. Such a pity..
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden in colour with a thick creamy off-white head. Light malt overwelmed by ultra-fresh honey. Nice crisp malt with nice german hops at beginning, finishing with lots of sweetness, a bit too much actually. Lighter bodied. May 1,2005 at 2nd KBC Festival, Den Bosch, NL.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Hazy. Beige head. Herby and honeyish aroma. Quite sweet. Is grapish, sweet and light perfumed in the flavour. Ends on a fruity note. Quite thin bodied and hasn’t a lot to offer the palate.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strange lager. honey aroma. taste: spicy, honey, flowery hoptaste. thin body, soft carbonation. finishes a bit spicy and abrupt. not bad.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honey, floral, graham cracker aroma. Golden coloured hazy body with low white head that diminishes to ring. Lightly spicy, floral hops with clean, fresh supporting malt base. Medium-light body with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.