paulvanpelt (362) - Reusel, - APR 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
From my own database, without comment. Will update when I re-rate this beer.
rikstar (1160) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tijdens proefavond biergilde. Amber met een crème kraag. Vanille en appelstroop in de geur smaak ijzer Body valt tegen doordrinker trekken en waterig.
Hamirubi (170) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl draft @ Fortunia ’Bij Gerda’ in Antwerp. Also had it from bottle many times, as it is a highly commercialized special belge from Antwerp.
Alengrin (2884) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The classic Antwerp interpretation of ’spéciale belge’ (Belgian amber ale), affectively refered to as ’bolleke’ (an affection I can sympathize with, though I have the impression it has positively influenced some of the Belgian ratings here...). Tasted dozens of times from tap and bottle for many years, I suddenly noticed I hadn’t rated it yet. Clear coppery amber colour with good fizz, egg-white, lacing head fairly loose from tap but more moussy from bottle. Straightforward toasted and biscuity, bittersweet malt character, some restrained fruitiness, some iron but not disturbingly so, sourish touch, grassy hop bitterish finish, bit minerally, lean and rather thin body. Serves its purpose as a straightforward but ’honest’ quencher, I’d recommend people visiting Antwerp and not going after specialty beers to drink this instead of bland macro lagers. Classic embodiment of the style, along with Palm; this one seems a bit more genuine and has more balancing bitterness than the latter so in the times when I consumed this beer style by the gallons, I used to prefer this over Palm. It should also be noted that this classic family brewery was threatened with bankrupcy a couple of years ago and was fortunately saved by Moortgat, where I trust this beer is in good hands...
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-26-2014: this is the beer of my hometown Antwerp. I think I should try again because I didn’t like it the first time.
TedE (355) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle into glass. Bronze beer with steady carbonation. Sweet creme caramel nose. Fizzy sour mouthfeel, quite surprising! Aftertaste is fruity, a little sour then dry. Unusual mixture of flavours but interesting.
rosenbergh (7890) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. BB 07/2015. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Clear dark copper colour with a tiny off-white head.
A weak aroma of malt, sweetness and caramel.
The flavour is sweet caramel malt, mild strawberries and a touch of hops.
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at an Argentine restaurant in Amsterdam
Clear amber with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma is malty and caramel. Taste is malty and toasty
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark red brown colour, crystal clear and with nice carbonation. Weak white head.
Smell is mainly caramel, touch of white pepper. Apples.
Taste is watery-bitter. Nicely fizzy and salty. Touch of caramel. Refreshing. Dry frsh finish.
Onslow (1241) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle on tap. Clear brown brew with tan head. Crisp aroma of toasted malts, tart fruit and some Belgium yeast esters. Taste is light, caramel malt with roasted grain / nutty overtone, crisp finish, nuts, floral hops, hints of tart fruit. Light bodied and refreshing palate. Light and refreshing though somewhat meek.
TtV (185) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma is not very explicit. Some malt, but it mostly reminds me of pilsner. The taste is bitter at first, but later on it develops a spicy undertone.