JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle)Light metallic/medical sent, like gaze right out of the packet. Plus some fat yeast esters, allmost weissen-like. Has an overwhelming alcoholic warmth and a burning hoppyness, along with a very hihg carbonation. Sweet, cloying finish; a very unbalanced beer. Bad bottle?
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Sampled at Lubiereís on August 11, 2005. F*cking huge, foamy, white head with an amber, highly carbonated body filled with sediment chunks. White pepper and hops. Very tart hoppiness and redlicorice tones.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice fruity aroma leads to a spicy flavor with lots of sweet malt, fruit and firm bitterness. The bitterness becomes a bit distracting, as you drink the beer, as it begins to remind me more of the bitterness in dandelion or Campari. The mouth feel is fine, but the overpowering co2 tends to detract, as it steals some of the flavor. The looks are, as always, with De Dolle, excellent, with a hazy golden color and a wonderful rocky head, that seems to last forever.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 33 cl) 5% ABV in my version. Pale golden, slightly hazy with a dense and very white head with some sediment at the bottom. Fresh and fruity character with a way too dominating bitterness that overturns the balance. Pity in an otherwise interesting beer. 230699
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange beer with a big dense white head. Malty, straw like aroma with a hoppy note. Spicy, yeasty flavor with a light alcohol touch in a peppery finish.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Sample @ sick_boy282ís Post-Real Ale Fest Mini Tasting
Yellow/bronze color, nice creamy pale white head. Nose of light banana and yeast, strong fruit esters with a well rounded character. The terroir isnít as pronounced as usual with Belgian beers. Thanks Alex!
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottled.
Hazy golden coloured with a huge and lacing white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of pepper, spices, yeast and alcohol.
Peppery flavour of fruits, yeast, spices and hops.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a blonde hue with a frothy white head. Aromas of spice, wheat an a light alcohol burn. Flavors of spice honey, a light bitterness and a nice floral finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a cloudy golden body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and citrusy with a slight yeastiness and some underlying spice. Medium bodied, slightly dry and warming.
CEZ (393) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 So smooth it doesnít make a sound when poured. Hazy amber body, huge white head that slowly recedes leaving a beautiful, regular lace on the glass. Intriguing aroma, sweet yet fresh, with traces of herbs, straw, fruit (apple, banana, pear), hops. Taste is malty and yeasty with notes of leather, wood, spices (nutmeg?). FInish is hoppy and bitter. Body is full, creamy, almost chewy, but the beer is as drinkable as a hefeweizen. In my opinion, this is a(nother) masterpiece from the guys at De Dolle. Drinkers beware: this baby can be very dangerous, as the 9% ABV is extremely well hidden...