Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle. Thanks a lot to Fonefan. I have always been a big fan of Dupont. Poured into my moinette stein. Amazing unclear orange with a very fine egg white lasting & creamy head. Aroma is typical Dupont - very fresh & fruity (orange) & yeast. Some pepper & spices also (coriander). More on the spicy side than on the fruity, which for me, is a bit disappointing. Full soft mouthfeel.
So elegant & complex - & still got this high drinkability. Brilliant!
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy amber with almost no discernable head. Smells of citrus, coriander, some pepper, tarte. Tastes spicy with lots of citrus character and a semi sweet finish. Very perfumy on the finish.
FatPhil (8347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Scores are a composite of 2 ratings
750ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Hazy orange, thin self-supporting head. Sweet, slightly alcoholic fruity aroma - banana and yeast most obvious. Spicy and sweet taste, slightly candy-like. Liquorice. Quite fizzy palate. A little alcoholic, and some of the liquoricey yeastiness is a bit harsh.
rerate of: 5-3-7-3-13=3.0
750ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007)
Light cloudy orange. Even though there’s no hops, this smells remarkably hoppy.
some sweet, spicy coriander too. Taste is pretty sweet, corn or caramel, at times almost lemonadey, but quite a full bodied light maltiness.
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy reddish gold color with creamy white head. Decent lacing. very floral, spicy aroma with mild citrus. flavor has bold start with cinnamon tones up front that linger. Mild citrusy hops linger on the tongue. Healthy note of ginger in the taste, as well.
Fin (6880) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BOE This looked a really interesting beer, brewed to an old Gallic style. Poured a mid-gold, quite heavy initially on the carbonation and with a large white bubbly head. The aroma really was very nice, though if truth be told even my large conk couldn’t detect much more than spice, alcohol and that lovely yeastiness. This tasted initially spicey, I thought star anise at first but then discounted that maybe a touch of ’chinese five spice’ not really sure but something along those lines. Quite a gusty beer and very up front has the merest of sourness creeping in around the edges and a subtle bitterness that is very prolonged, some cold tea as well? Really clings to the roof of your mouth like a clingy thing, sorta like spiderman on a building but high rise building as he would like daft clinging to a low rise building like a bungalow or mobile home, anyway clingy. Really nice beer that I would defintaely seek out again.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cL bottle @ Moeder Lambic. Pours a gorgeous deep, opaque orange with a tightly laced head. Yeasty, floral nose with green herbs and honey. Flavor begins lightly sweet, herbal, spiced, fruity, and rolls into mild bitterness with lively carbonation and very dry finish. Interesting and enjoyable.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a tall and white creamy lasting head. Aroma is malty and spiced yeasty. Flavour is soft malty, spiced, yeasty and warming alcohol finish. Classic belgian flavoured. Sadly the yeasty sediments in the bottom of the bottle provides a minor bubblegum note.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy beautiful golden body with a huge perfect white head; Big beautiful melon hoppy nose; Big malty sweet slightly bitter fruity acidy fresh complex and great body; Long fresh and malty full finish, complex, balanced and super good.
thebeertourist (4610) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a huge off-white head. Fruit and spicy aroma, hints of orange. Good bitterness, some sugar, spicy flavours (including pepper and cinnamon?), dusty. Warming alcohol. Quite fizzy. Very nice.
skortila (4302) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops, grapefruits, yeast and some spice. Hazy, orange coloured with an off-white, lasting, medium head. Taste is sweet, yeasty, bit citric, somewhat caramel malty, honey and dusty/earthy. Nice brew.