reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Opaque pale amber with a white head. Malt and yeast in the nose, some sweetness. Taste is much the same although bready and reminded me of chestnut, for some reason, with a bit of alcohol and hoppyness. Quite Belgian IMO but just didn’t do it for me.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
33cl bottle from Kris Wines. Hazy dark blonde, thin but very grippy white head. Heavy sediment settles at the bottom of the glass. Sweet burnt caramel aroma with a lick of alcohol and some fruit and hops underneath. Just a little mellow for me. Flavour similar to the aroma with some pleasant yeasty and faint woody notes, and a slightly soapy but nicely hopped finish. Was expeciting this to be poor so was reasonably pleased it was very drinkable.
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<Bottled 0,33L. Good head and optimal aspect with hazy and torbid amber color. Aged and pleasant scent of malt, wine cellar and stum. A lot perfumed and full of flavor with good alcoholic but balanced content.
Sweet and resistant final with light notes of liqueur.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick white head on a hazy gold body. Hops are obvious in the taste, but some fruit hints also. A pleasure to drink.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy gold appearance. Lovely looking beer as you enjoy it. Great head retention and lively in the glass. Fairly nondescript aroma to begin with, nothing more than yeasty malt, but does release some soft fruit eventually. Flavour is great - fantastic bitter hop profile reminiscent of some german pils / lagers but with a sweet fruity backbone more like a belgian abbey ale, but creamier. Some melon in there somewhere. Decent bitterness to finish, nice mouthfeel. One of the best beers I’ve had in quite a while actually. YES.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowley Road in Oxford. Pale rosy copper, big layer of course white that settling into a long lasting skim. Dusty dried apple aroma, some jammy sweetness. Leather, musky fruit, some slightly distracting medicinal/metallic notes. Woody. Dry, fairly bright carbonation. Eccentric, and nice in it’s own way.
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orval-like orange haze and heavily hopped leafy snout. Very watery and thinly headed, but sometimes you have to give a beer the benefit of the doubt. Aromatic and juicily leafy with some drawn-out fresh bread afters. Yeasty echoes of orval. Flattish, perfumey and fruity. A range of beers that have really impressed me, and whetted my appetite for a Breton excursion.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from a six-pack of Breton beers at Carrefour.Bottle conditioned; a hazy gold pour with a thick white head; a sweet honeyed aroma with touches of pineapple; smooth and creqmy with tropical fruit flavours; leaving a sticky feeling in the mouth. I much preferred the Rousse, but this was a fine attempt.
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aggressive & excessive carbonation - giving metallic and fridge ice flavours. Muting and distorting natural ber flavours. Alcohol malt, bready, rotten, bloody, confused, a bit ugly, some cardboard. Similar to the Rousse, but stronger.
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up the ’Dodgy Deli’ on the Cowley Rd, Wed 23rd August. Hazy light brown colour the fact that Loz (partner)asked if I was drinking cider may give you some indication as to how hazy this was, though it has to be said sometimes my pouring skills leave little to be desired in my rush to get stuck into the beer. The aroma was a little fruity and with some alcohol lingering around, though this never came across to much in the flavour which despite being slightly sweet was nonetheless rather pleasant, like others have said the best description that can be applied to this is a fairly average Belgian Beer that sits somewhere mid table.