MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 a sim rate.
floral, citrus & alcohol aroma, nice cloudy amber colour with a white foamy head that died quickly. medium bitterness fairly strong alcohol flavour.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from brickskeller. aroma hints at the character: booze, slight funky yeast presence, with a maltiness presiding. flavor is smooth, malty, but fades into a balanced, enjoyable, long-lasting aftertaste. another stellar beer from de dolle. this may be a seasonal (as the deScription states) but i think this one can stand the test of time easily.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle, snifter. Eeek! I got a little happy with the yeast. It was a sparkling, rich gold before the yeast and now it’s a ruddy copper. Either way, the hue is nice. The head is a bit thin, but creamy and white. Very spicy hop aroma with a sweet breadish malt profile, doughy yeast, and lots of light fruits (white grapes, pear, peaches). Light alcohol note. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium-full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, trace alcohol. The bottom line is: it’s complex, and good, but...just not enough of my thing for me to think it great.
hezron (613) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a nice and lasting white head. Aroma is an earthy hay and spicy citrus. Great fruty, earthy, spicy sweet malt flavor with a long finish. Full and creamy body. Yummy.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1000 From the bottle this brew pours a honey/golden color with a tall-strong white head that lasts leaving lacing behind as you drink. This brew showed a slightly smokey quality to it with a nice fruit and spice estery nose and finish. Hints of orange, honey, apple, and dried pineapple in the body. Very smooth with a slightly tart finish.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 (Bottled, 7.0% ABV) Opaque amber color with a large, creamy and lacy head. Sourish, orange-fruity, spicy and yeasty aroma with quite strong hops - like Orval with added spiciness. Strongly hoppy, orange-pineapple-fruity and peppery-orange-peel-spicy, dry, honeyish, anisey, quite complex flavor. Medium to full-bodied, slightly vineous and warming, quite carbonated palate. A very delicious, easy-downing, well-balanced, strong-tasting, Orval-reminding, heart-warming brew. Another classic from De Dolle!
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly off white, rocky head. Slow to settle. Light mahogoney, a little carbonation. Yeasty aroma with ester hints of bananas and clove, a little citrus, as well. A little bit buttery in mouthfeel. Crisp, but with some vinous residue left behind on the back of the tongue. I need to go visit Belgium.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderfully typical Belgian from De Dolle: Spiced nose with sweet yeast, appetizing golden hue and great crown. These guys just do it right. Love that bunny with the frog feat on the label :-)
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Cloudy golden colour. Peppery flavour. Aftertaste has a hint of marcipan.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden red brass; fluffy head. Wonderful maltiness to start. Hint of hops at the back.