ladnewton (1526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 On tap at Cafe ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam, on 20th March 2009. Pale gold and hazy with a lot more flavour than I expected - spice and lemon being the main notes. Gives original Hoegaarden a good run for its money.
Re-rated March 2012. On tap at PRAEL Brewpub in Amsterdam on 15 March 2012 hazy gold with quick decaying whitish head leaving lacing rings. Malt and cheese in aroma. Holly in-mouth with black pepper and grass. Complex hoppy finish, with toast and black pepper. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 3 Aug 2009) Cloudy brownish yellow colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with dried apricots and citrus. Fruity, slightly malty taste with notes of apricots, citrus, tropical fruit, toasty grain and a mild bitterness. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Not exceptional, but tasty and nice.
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a large white head and a TON of sediment floating around - nice! Aroma of yeast, wheat, curacao, coriander seed and a bit of lemons. Light-bodied; Sharp malty flavour with a touch of yeast coupled with some citrus fruits, wheat and some sugars. Aftertaste, malty and yeastie with a bit of citrus roaming through. Overall, a decent beer - not amazing, but definitely nice to sample! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from BioMarkt in Amsterdam, Holland on 27-December-2007, sampled at home in Washington on 27-January-2009.
Borresteijn (5068) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy pale yellow, white head. Aroma of malts and wheat, some yeast and hops. Flavour is very malty, some wheat. Dry mouthfeel, bitter finish. Medium bodied.
ogivlado (6079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled(500ml). -In de Wildeman, half liter 5.20€.
Slightly hazy golden/orange coloured, small white head, lively carbonation. Sweet malty, light yeasty, some lemony hoppiness with mild fruity notes in the moderate bitter finish. For 5.20 I want more...
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from Cracked Kettle). Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is yeast, spices, mild leathery notes as well as some slight alcoholic notes. Flavour is yeast, spices and mild fruityness.
DutchCrow (20) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very enjoyable blond beer. Bit of a weird aftertaste. Good amount of alcohol though, I think it would taste worse with more alcohol in it. Tastes a bit like citrus so you almost think it’s a bad white beer.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color,body is light to medium and well carbonated. Large fluffy white quickly dissipating head. Sweet orange aroma and yeast, as well as some alcohol hidden in there. Taste is not tasting of much of the sweetness nor of the alcohol from the aroma, but a dry smokey flavor. Finish is well hopped with a lingering dryness .
bierkoning (10738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 What a surprise, this bottle De Prael Breedbier from martinboer! Orange blonde, cloudy. Flowery, somewhat citric aroma. Very fruity flavor (citrusfruit, pineapple, melon) with added flowery hops. Nice flavors, OK balance. Just a hint of yeast in the aftertaste.
Tasted in 2002 as De Prael Johnny:
Fresh aroma with yeast and apple. Hoppy, yeasty flavor with apple, citrus and grapes. Some harsh Hallertau hoppiness. The taste is much better as you would expect when you look at the beer.
FatPhil (9819) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Slightly hazy straw colour, tiny head (but was poured slowly to minimise the yeast). Sweet fruity hoppy aroma at first, fills out with medium-roasted malts later. Some hint of disinfectant too, perhaps alcoholic. Lively carbonation in the mouth. Ash-tray (smoky, but without smokiness, does that make sense?) and tobacco-like taste, and some of those vegetal hints from the hops. Anna got more of the vegetal nature, I didn’t. Alcohol not particularly noticeable in the taste. Finish is full and pretty hoppy, stays a while, leaves the mouth a little sticky and tingly. Really crunchy lager - puts many German equivalents to shame.