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Brewed by Brouwerij Sint Jozef
Style: Premium Lager
Opitter-Bree, Belgium
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Not everyone will agree, but we are positive that the love of beer runs in everyone’s genes. From the day that cavemen first fermented barley and hops, beer has been the perfect companion to life’s perfect moments. That’s why we brewed Donn: a premium Belgian lager with a kick of tasty apple cider. It’s brewed with iconic Belgian craftsmanship. This brewing process, that is characterized by great love for the Belgian beer legacy, results in an unique and fresh beer that still has the one of a kind Belgian beer taste. Donn contains 5.5% alcohol, has a high fermentation (sic) and is served at a temperature of 3°C. All this makes Donn the perfect alternative to a classical pilsener! (from: http://www.donnbeer.com )


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2014
#10 rating of this beer. Bottle, not a glass, at some surfers club at the Belgian coast, APPEARANCE: what I think is a clear blond beer, head will remain unknown... NOSE: cider in this beer, might explain the slight fruity note here. Some alcohol noticeable as well. TASTE: little fruity, quite watery though, some alcohol, fresh pilsener like since it was very hot that day. Refreshing in a way on a very hot day, but will never buy this again...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Curious because of Tim, couldn’t resist when I saw the bottle in a store. Clear golden colour, diminishing white head. Aroma of malts, light apple, fusels. Sweet flavour, light apple. Finish sweet apple, lingering sweet. Too sweet for my palate.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ Oirschot home tasting)

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Martinus. Clear pale golden color, medium sized white head that diminishes almost instantly. Not a lot of aroma. Taste is flat, slightly a touch of sour apple and bleh. Watery and bad.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ benzai shared by martinus. Clear pale golden yellow colour woth a small white head. Smells a bit weird with some glue, wood, malts, artificial, alcohol. Tastes malts, something chemical, apple, a bit glueish. Thin body, fizzy carbo.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (2966) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Clear pale golden colour. Aroma and taste of quite a plain, slightly stale lager with some apple taste in the finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Genkie322 (3) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Isn’t wordy to be called beer. It’s just marketing... Don’t believe the hype.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at prof ( mechelen) I got no glass till i asked ( lol , thinking of tim now !) Looks clear blonde , small but fluffy white head Smell is bit chemical malts but doable Good carbo . Grainy , bit sweet Not realy getting the cider , but it is complex for a lager . Very doable , actualy . too bad the brewer seems to be a dick

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Herby hopped aroma. Sweet slight sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter cider hinted.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
shared with yves at my home gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy fruity hop aroma a fruity bitter hop taste with a bitter finish

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
18/11/12 - 33cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: 25/IV/14 (2012-1216)

Note: as we were forced to drink the beer out of the bottle, "as it is part of our concept", appearance gets the lowest score possible.
Note: "premium lager" and "has a high fermentation"? Are you kidding me? The marketing boys are back in town!

Clear beer, probably blond, but who can tell from a brown bottle. Maybe it was pink! No head, as it was not poured. Aroma: pretty effin’ hard from a bottle neck. I’ll go with herbal, a bit sweet, little fruity. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: some citrus, bit fruity, watery and blunt. Aftertaste: is there any? Maybe a bit fruity, and some citrus. Man, this is an abomination to Belgian beer. Shame on you.


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