Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAY 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/orange colour, with a wonderful, creamy head. The aroma is fruity with strong traces of pineapple and peach. The flavour is fruity too (peach, apple, apricot), malty with a touch of sourness. Very good hoppy finish, quite spicy. Good complexity, well balanced...very nice!
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cloudy orange. Citrusy, slightly tart nose, light yeast. Big malty body with some minty hop impressions. A thick yeastiness just before the end with a lightly tart finish. Big flavors, working together in harmony.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden w/ slight haze and a spreadable, whipped mousse. Dusty, yeasty, light peaches. Cheesey (poacher?) notes scare me. Lively fruits and bready...very dry.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange coloured. Nice white head, that last. Spices (cloves), alcahol and fruits in the nose. Spicy, acidic and fruity flavour. Some alcahol burn in the aftertaste, but in a very pleasant way. Another great beer from De Dolle.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Drunk under the name Museumbier 2002)
Pale yellow with orangey shine, slight haze. Abundant white head, quite tenacious. Nose gives malts, caramel - strange for a rather pale beer. Alcohol and sweet smell too. Smoked, quite obvious touch in the first taste - as if mildly smoked malt were used. Bitter background - hops, this, with a slight citrussy touch. There is some salt in this beer, after some time definitely strong soft cheese. Retronasal rhubarb. Creamy mouthfeel, even despite subdued yeast. Slight tartness, some alcohol. For being the basic blond beer, this beer is as complex as some of the top-offerings of a lot of other breweries
bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has yeast, hops and citrus. Hoppy flavor with citrus and a bit of cherry. Rather thin with some tartness. Buttery with a pear and peach fruitiness. I like Dolle Brouwers beers and this is no exception.
Ernest (5898) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), moderately hoppy (lemon, flowers), with notes of clove and pineapple. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfumy nose - a little musty too. Hazy bright orange color and big, big frothy, rocky head. Citrusy flavors and a sharp dirty bitter hop finish, which was at first off putting, but I really warmed up to this half way through the glass. Not convinced of the balance though.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 First rating 7/4/8/4/16 - overall 3.9 Lemony, apple, vanilla and yeast nose. Huge rocky head on the hazy orange/yellow brew. Tastes in the beginning like a Weizen, when very hoppy bitter notes, at the border of beeing harsh, but still nice. Long lasting finish. When you got used to the flavor, it is just doll! Nice!
RERATE of 2002 - at the LCRBG 2005: Wasn’t to convinced the second time- spicyness and saltiness - great nose but not overly convincing.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
blond beer with a big creamy head. Some particles do flow around. Distinct hop aroma with some rubber wheels in the background. Rubbery, hoppy and bitter taste with some citrus. Carbonated palate with medium bitter finish. Rather long bitter aftertaste.