altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at 11 Meibockfestival (Amsterdam, May 2008). Golden body with slight head. Nose of malts, sugar and spices. Strong taste of malts, caramel and spices. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice.
erickok (4459) - 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!)
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright copper colour. Herbal, slightly medicinal aroma and some vegetable stock. Flavour also has strong herbal taste and overall is rather sweet. Some bitter orange and ginger come through too.
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Kafe Belgie. Dark golden colour, dense medium head. Nose has orange hops and coriander. Taste is fruity, with oranges and apples, along with some spices. Not a complex beer, refreshing though.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy slightly pale amber colour, white head. Fruity aroma, orange peel, apricot, citrus fruits. Wheat and some caramel. Flavour of sweet malts, some yeast character and fruity apricot and citrus. Finish slightly bitter and very fruity.
I like this beer very much when it’s fresh, but there have been older versions around that I didn’t enjoy quite as much.
(Draught @ the brewery)
Vaiz (4047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 6.5% ABV. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of Mediterranean spices, some sugars and a hint of Belgian hops. Flavor is sweet and spicy malts, some fruits and a hint of bitter hops, nice balance. Bitter spicy finish. Nice and refreshing brew.
Douberd (3700) - 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.
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle courtesy of Ivar. White, disappating film on a hazy, golden body. Malty, spicy, dried light fruits, fresh tobacco, caramel and honey on the nose. Malty sweet, spicy and light bitter flavors. Medium to full body. Juicy. Smooth. Light acidity in the finish.
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow with decent but bubly white foam head. Aroma is weak, more like a pilsener. Taste is barley and OK bitter. Short bitter aftertaste with some caramel present. (Velp 201208)
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Brouwerij de Hemel. Amber colored brew. Malty, fruity aroma. Some hops, malts, fruits. Sweet.