altonbrownd (4576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bier Koning. Orange cream colour. Decent head. Nose is hoppy. Quite soft and unassuming. Some caramel. Fruits too (peach, mango.) Well-balanced. With a nice hoppy finish. Enjoyable. A new type of bitter for me.
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Low alcohol beer, with lotís of hopflavour.
Fresh in the mouthfeel, golden colour, a little watery maybe, but the oparomaís are the best iíve tasted in a bitterlager.
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy darkish orange/amber color, small steady white head. I donít find nose as aromatic hoppy than many earlier raters, for me this is closer to typical Dutch aleís aroma: itís fruity (mango, apricot), touch of candy sugar with pinewoody hops thrown in. Maybe it is just Molenís yeast in the nose, because flavor is dry, not all fruity and sweet. Piney planks, leather and aromatic hops in the flavor. Late bitterness. A bit papery in the aftertaste. Quite different Dutch beer. Is it excellent beer? I donít know, letís say that it is more interesting than really good.
HenrikSoegaard (9998) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Bottle. Frothy white excelent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty fantastic hoppy aroma. Loads of flowers and grass-notes. Really fantastic. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Not as grasyy as promised in aroma. Oily and dry palate. Good stuff.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Remarkably extracted honeyed malt flavours. Pour is medium amber, murky and topped bu a massive white foam. Fresh citrusy hops blend into nectar while grassy and brown sugar notes are unveiled and developed in the second half of the palate. A very successful brew. Delicious sweetish, yet balanced palate. Different than what the English are doing, but better than most.
thewolf (10691) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thank you, Skortila!]
Pours a nice pale amber with a big, creamy yellow-white head. Fizzes away slowly, leaving very little lacing. Aroma has hops, mostly fruity (grapefruit, oranges) as well as pine. There is a good background of caramel. Flavour is perhaps a little thin, but has a nice hoppy taste. As a bitter, it is very nice, but lacks a bit in mouthfeel.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Jan Primus. Cask conditioned version of de Molen Engels. Clear amber color, short frothy white head. Aroma of hop, grapefruit, pine, some caramel malt. Very malty and bitter taste, quite fruity as well. Very nice bitter!
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2007 Total Score: 3.2
Clear golden color, short frothy white head. Aroma is flowery and hoppy, some grapefruit, some pine. Quite bitter taste, bit citrus, bit weak and clean, quite dry. Decent bitter, but it lacks some creamyness in the texture. Very watery body.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Quite yeasty with strong little creatures type floral flavours. Decent bitterness but kind of watery. Sort of like a hoegaarden with the hops they use for little creatures (from memory american cascade hops). Interesting but probably not something Iíd try again, especially given the other beers at the brewery. Other ratings seem to indicate it is better from the cask, curse my laziness in not taking my notebook to the brewery... they probably had it there on tap.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is really fruity and hoppy along with caramel. Flavour is honey, fruits, some slight papery nose and really caramelly. A very nicely balanced thing.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Hazy light amber color with a frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and hoppy, flowers, pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.