ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(750ml). -from Belgian Beers, Antwerpen. Bottle No. 1541
Opened with loud pop, pourd huge off-white head that went away slowly. Clear amber coloured, malty, light spicy peppery nose. Few streams of carbonation. Malty, fruity, light spicy and somehow watery. Also light alcoholic notes in the finish. All in all, I’m not really satisfied with this beer.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado who got it in Antwerpen.
Poured an enormous off beige head that almost completely covered the lovely dark amber/red body for a while. Heavy malty nose, with some chalky spice. Bready. The taste is lighter than expected. A light, but very nice silky maltiness that ends wine-like before revealing some slightly warming alcohol. The taste continually shifted between the appealing malts and the unappealing alcohol and that kinda ruined it for me. Shows potential.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Irregular dark beige head, smallish over deep red-foxy beer with a brown haze; shards of lace. Cookie malts, herbal & yeasty; some meaty esters, as from young beer. Not really sweet, not hoppy smelling. Dry, fleetingly near wry-bitterish, with a sweetness behind that is clearly, or at least for a great part like unfermented worts. Still the flavours work out, achieving balance. Again spicy touches - dark malts, root spices. Not very heavily bodied, some alcohol. Pretty carbonated, if not as excessively as the Golden one. Rather OK, one I think would benefit hugely from some aging.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Last saterday from 75 cl. bottle at Beerjutterij, Oostende.
Redbrwown color, small beige head.
Aroma sweet, little spice, fruits.
Medium body. Taste sweet, malts, bit caramel.
Not so great for me.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at Bierpassie Weekend, Antwerpen. Ruby red colour as expected from the name, small beige head. Fruity aroma. Yeasty caramel and fruit. Good, strong, but has yet to excel.
oberabcbbsok (688) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A new beer still some taste of "De Koninck" very nice and good tasting. A little young. Tasted on bottle
Joppe (15) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yesterday @ beer passion. I think this the best beer from ’De Koninck’ brewery!
Bottle 75cl. Dark red colour. Small head. Nicely balanced.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75 cl, Dark brown coloured with some red hints. Small off white head and little carbonation. Light sour-sweet fruity aroma. Full palate. FInish is full, bitter, malty with a light alcoholic touch. Nice balanced beer.