VastActiv (1620) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, dark fruits and malts. Very watery and thin.
Wolfbass (812) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
La birra che fa stare zitti gli uomini d’Anversa, è tutto sommato bevibile. Ha una bella presenza, e anche in bocca è sufficiente.
BillHick420 (372) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber, off white head. Some fruity malts, easy drinkable. Maybe i had it too cold.
brnandersen (1375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught - bolleke - at t’ Antwaerps Bierhuis. Clear, reddish-amber colour with a creamy, off-white head. Fruity aroma with caramel malts, yeasts, spices and herbal hops. Taste is sweet and fruity. Flavour is far better than aroma. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finishes dry with malts and fruits. Enjoyable - disappeared quite easily.
RuneStumo (1878) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
15.07.2013. On tap at cafe de Zeevaart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amber brown colour with white head. Aroma of malt. Rather flat beer. Low bitterness. Outside the cafe, all the lights are red.
EddyBeer1 (575) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ambrée à l’effervescence moyenne et fines bulles, col fin mais persistant. Métallique de prime abord, viennent ensuite un peu de caramel et d’herbe mais c’est de la côté lavasse qui agace. Petite sécheresse sur la fin. BOF!
blackisle (330) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty malts, some yeast, touch of caramel, color is dark amber or copper, clear, frothy head, creamy medium-bitter taste, average, aftertaste light bitterness and a long malty finish
SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper hued amber with a small beige head, mild lacing. Aroma is fruity, apples and pears, yeast with some biscuit malt and caramel. Taste same as aroma with some bready yeast flavors, fruity with mild tart flavors. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet fruity apple and pears, yeast and bready notes. The ending has a pleasant mild tartness, some light bitterness and a nice caramel malt flavor. Overall I found this to be a very good and tasty brew.
Spab (1974) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beerbistro. Pours a clear golden orange with decent-sized, sticky white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, spice and grains. Flavour is moderately sweet fruit - apple and white grape - gentle spiciness and crackers. Modestly dry finish. Carbonation on the gentle side. Very drinkable but not wanting for character.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
I have gotten worse freebies than this at hotels before. While not the best beer it has enough flavor that you could drink a couple without getting bored by the lack of depth. Even as a cheap tap I might have tried it once just to try a local beer.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated amber body sits below a minimal white head. Almonds, warm toast, and nutella provide the foundation for an odd sweetness that is like a package of Starbursts. I’m not sure what to make of the total package.
Flavor / Palate - The bubbly mouthfeel does become a little tiring over time. Otherwise the almonds and walnut shells are helped by a fruity caramel texture. It does not build to much more than that. If Belgium didn’t have so many choices it would be a good local to keep around the house.