Douberd (4427) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml, bought at the brewery. ABV 6.5%. Poured into a tulip glass.
Deep golden orange colour on the body, with a light haze in it. Two fingers of mostly white head, thick, with very good retention. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is light fruity, with some floral notes too and mostly grains, but the combination with the fruit notes makes it quite good. Some yeast and clear malts present as well, after a deep sniff.
Taste has some yeast and quite a few spices, cardamon seeds, little bit of an orange peel.
Medium thin body, good carbonation. Quite dry palate.
Overall quite good, certainly the best I had from De Hemel till now between their bottled selection.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, perfume, and citrus. Flavor of yeast, grass, earthiness, and golden raisins.
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sweet, syrup, bit orange and yeasts. Tastes vanilla, very smooth and orange. Nice bitter finish. Low carbo, thin body and a dry texture.
Mora2000 (6136) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit and toffee notes. The flavor is similar with some toffee, grass, alcohol and ginger. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and a little butter. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, yeast, spices and herbs?
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Carlsens Kvarter, Odense. Cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, oranges, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190713
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a bright amber with a tight white head. Aroma of soft caramel malt and dark fruit. Medium, creamy body, flavour of spiced orange and dark fruit and toffee-ish malt.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to bu11zeye. Copper pour. Aroma is toffee, caramel. Flavor is caramel, toffee, dryer sheets.
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye at preBTBF tasting, clear golden with white foam, nice fruity body with fruity yeast aroma, finish is medium bodied
erickok (5039) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden bodied with low carbonation and off white small head. Medium sweet aroma from the caramel and peach like malts. Some added cinnamon and cardamon spices. White Raisins as well. Taste starts spicy sweet, like cookies or spiced pie. Later the bitterness is more pronounced. It doesn’t have many dimensions and generally doesn’t hit the right spot for me. Malty and hopless can be okay, but this one doesn’t convince. (50cl bottle from my secret Sinterklaas, thanks!)