sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 (Bottled) Very hazy reddish amber color with a small, slightly lacy head. Sourish toffee aroma with some vinous feel. Balanced, but a bit dull. Sourish-grainy, toffee-malty, peppery, pretty dry flavor with smooth hops in the background. Medium-bodied, dryish palate with medium carbonation. A well-made and balanced, very basic brew with nothing to remember in good or bad. Should make a nice session beer.
(Bottled, rated May 17, 2004, was 6-3-6-3-12=3.0) Nice, deep amber color with a small and diminishing head. Hoppy, a bit yeasty and pepper-spicy, bitter-like aroma. Bitter, dry and peppery flavor, that fades very fast. Light to medium-bodied, dry palate. Quite characterless, below average ale (in the Belgian scale).
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer with some very interesting comments: »pilsener-meets-ale« and »lager with a tea bag«! Pretty amber colour. Malty/nutty and floral aroma. Somewhat spicy flavour with a pleasant medium bitter, lightly dry finish. Lively carbonation, but slightly watery palate. Nice and interesting but nothing exceptional. I'll be sure to try it on tap though, if I ever get to Antwerp.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very small head on a clear golden amber coloured body. Sweet malty nose. Flavor is sweet fruit and malt with a somewhat bitter but watery aftertaste. Nice ale.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in colour with a very small head. Aroma was quite light small, amounts of flowers, some malt and caramel. Light bodied, with some caramel, mild hops and some sourness. Finish is light and watery. Pretty weak.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Huge beige head. Malt, sweets, hops in the nose. Slightly fruity. Fruity and light hoppy flavour. Somewhat acidic. Light bitter in the aftertaste.
Appletart (10) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An aroma so faint I accidently dipped my nose in it & still didn't smell anything, strange... It appears rich, cloudy, and smooth. A pretty gold-amber color, I wish my hair was that shade, like that gay "Amber waves of grain" song. This beverage is a lighter, less potent, joyful alternative to my favorite, more expensive & more intoxicating ales such as Maudite(all hail thee), etc. Dug it!
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head that dissapear fast. Clear amber color. Malty in both aroma and taste. Not as complex as other belgium beers. A "standard" belgium beer (if there is any such thing) man i wished the danish beers had the same standard as this.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight white head. Clear light amber color. Malty nose, slight spiceyness. Light body. Malty, grainy somewhat oxydized flavor. Dry finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a rich amber color with a frothy head. Descent sipping beer, but not one of my favorite Belgians.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I haven't any doubt this is an old sample. Head disappers without a trace. Body is littered with yeast flotsam (which I will excuse, given its age). Flavor is very nice indeed, like the aroma, full of rich malt. Palate is strangely watery. If you think of this as a chugging Belgian, you'll dig it. Simple, direct and pretty fun.