skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma has caramel malts and fruitiness. Slighly hazy, orange coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet, has fruits, some caramel and toffee, little bitterness. Medium bodied. Okay.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour. Pours with a big head. Spicy hop aroma. The sweetness is (over-?)balanced by almost harsh bitterness. The body is more than medium and it is soft on the palate. A better than average blond, though the flavour does not quite live up to expectations from the appearance and the aroma.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Draught at the Arandsnest, Amsterdam. Bright copper color with creamy head. Sweet parfumy aroma with orange, pepper and spices. The same elements are present in the taste along with berryish twist, malt, vanilla and some buttery taste. Very tasty and balanced.
Tasted again from bottle in December 2007: Less fermentation aromas and flavors, more malt and caramel 6-3-6-3-13. The draught sample was definitely better.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Sweet perfume and flowers aroma. Lovely! Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, very malty, lots of hops, light sourness and citric (orange). Quite warming for a beer with only 6% ABV.
Douberd (4915) - 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.
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.
Martinus (4538) - 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)
Bullit (4460) - 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.
Vaiz (4334) - 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.
vipinvelp (3886) - 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)