caesar (3948) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy orange color, medium frothy off-white head, lively carbonation. Aroma is light smoky, has some hop and caramel malt, quite fruity. Soft bitter taste, slight smoky again, some malt and quite fruity. Ok stuff.
bierkoning (8958) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange color, no head. Pineapple and a hint of smoke in the aroma. Slight smoky assam tea like flavor challenged by peach and pineapple. A subtle smokiness and an excellent balance.
Maria (9570) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Courtesy of Fonefan. Orange-golden with a nice head. The aroma has notes of barnyard, sewer, yeast and malt with hints of smoke. The flavour has sweetness, light notes of barnyard, lightly roasted malt, tea, hints of smoke, yeast and itís very peculiar - but not bad as such.
Enjoyit (2915) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear golden of color with an off-white head. An aroma with notes of corn, malt and sweet hints. A flavor with notes of hops, malt, corn and caramel. Itís an okay beer - but still boring.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mort Subite, Altrincham. Mid amber colour. 20% smoked malt in the grain bill, lending a subtle smoky edge to the aroma. More smoky in the flavour, but not too dominant Clean mouthfeel. Nice drinking drop.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kind of new beer country for me :) Pinky red color, not much head. Aroma of candy sugar and wheat, a bit sour fruity with odd barnyardish aromas. Mouthfeel is quite thin and watery. Papery, strawberry fruity, wheaty flavor. Some grassy notes in the aftertaste. Very strange beer. Infected bottle?
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Manchester Winter Ales Festival. Thanks to Winn, the main man in importing beer for Manchester that I know. Of one beer improters but Iím sure heís the main man, top bloke. I do like Belgian ale a lot. This was no exception. Slight smokey taste but hidden well. Very nice.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ronnies. Aroma is lightly smoked malts, candy sugar, nutty and small hints of barnyard funk. Taste is similar well balanced by not as intresting as the other one.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Very hoppy aroma, fruity, herbal. Hazy, orange color, beige nice looking head, good lace. Very smokey, sweet, bitter, fruity, orange, hint of sourness. Excellent flavors. Thick, almost syrupy. Like a combination between Rauchbier and a Belgian Ale. Well done.
FatPhil (7509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008)
Sweet candy and sharp sour aroma. Very rich burnt brown malt, nutty too. Soft and smooth carbonation, even though itís quite lively. Sharp burnt finish. Some hints of piss or salt in the taste.