wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, de Beiaard, nr Heineken Brewery, Amsterdam. Dark amber colour with a small dissipating white head. Aroma was malty and spicy with vague hop. Flavour was a bit too sweet for my liking. Depite the presence of some fruit (orange peel, peach) and caramel malt in the flavour, I wasn’t really feeling this. Might have another look at some stage though (yeah, at the beer not the naked bird)
bierkoning (12038) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber color. Toffee and earthy hops in the aroma. Sweet caramelly flavor with earthy hops. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Soft flowery and earthy hopbitter aftertaste with ginger.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper colored body with a large egg shell white head. The aroma was sweet bread crust right after baking. There was also some caramel. A little bit of apple was behind that nose. The taste was sweet with lots of pears and some caramel. The finish was especially sweet with lots of caramel candy and some iced tea. This is a lightly fruity Belgian style brew with some bitter bread balance. A decent beer, but forgettable.
Borresteijn (6208) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, malts. Flavour is fruity, malty, metallic. Bitter finish. Typical amber, not my style.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice crisp deep copper coloured body with hints of brown and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of apples, pears, fresh malt, nuts, caramel and a hint of perfume. Medium-bodied; Sharp malty flavour with a good fruit overtone and pit fruits finishing off strongly. Aftertaste shows a little nuttiness, malt and a tiny bit of hops - all with some sweetness. Overall, a pretty easy-to-drink beer with good flavours and a nice fruity taste that is coupled with good malt. I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased on 11 March 2008 at Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium, sampled on 19-August-2008 home in Washington, D.C.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, clear, nearly no head, simpel brew
stouby (4384) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paters Vatje.
Dark orange with a beige head, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, round.
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.25cl. Light amber color. Simple aroma; also the taste is quite simple, but has a quite fine hopping. Ends with some sweetness.
shrubber85 (10234) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour malt and peach aroma. Amber color with large head. Very sweet peach-apple malt and mild astringent finish. Strong acidity. Decent but forgettable.
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden, with a small white head that leaves some lace. Weak, but pleasant aroma is dominated by malt, with a little yeasty fruit, and some brown sugar. Refreshing flavour - sweet, fruity with a little citrus touch.