JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber, cold haze. Uneven pearling. Slim, but relatively stable white head. Nose with candi sugar, herbal. Strange garden herbs, unidentifiable, and preserved orange rind. Taste: weird. The taste impression says orange, kumquat; sweet base and sourish from carbonation (tingling sensation), but the mouthfeel says just *flat!*, as if no saturation at all. Somebody suggested a sour mash, and I can relate to that, only it seems to have fallen flat. There's again some herbal taste (mannah?) and the citrussy finish is consistent throughout. 'Dikke Mathile' is a beer, coming from a brewery whose strength is in Flemish Oud bruin style. They've done everything to avoid that association here. Well, they succeeded *some* way.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Strong toffee aroma. Sweet taste, full of toffee. Slightly bitter finish. A nice beer.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Striking white pepper hops dictate the way...Gooseberries on the side, relaxing in the summer hay...This spicy bread of hops is delicious yet one-dimensional...
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light orange color. Sweet yeasty aroma. Sweet malts. Caramelly. Long sweet finish.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light oak and caramel raisin aroma. Amber colour, off-white head white rizes in the middle - i love that - good lace. Soft, light sweet, light bitter, dry, hint of lactic. Long, bit dry finish.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber clear under a small short lasting tan head. Faint sour mash yeast, and possibly some very light fruit and caramel aroma. Medium light sweet/bitter palate. Faint caramel malt and maybe a hint of fruit flavours. Lowly carbonated and bland boring finish. Quiet depressingly weak and characterless for a Belgian beer.
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, not great but OK