Marko (4417) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Same bottle as on picture, Tolkien’s House, Zagreb, from a Duvel tulip.
For some unknown reason, I wasn’t that impressed with this. I hoped I would love it, but just couldn’t bring myself. Enormous head, damn huge. Golden colour, very lively carbonation. The taste...I expected it to be more complex, but it matched my expectations in sheer pleasantness. A bit spicey/floral and malty, with no trace of the hefty alc.vol.. Damn pleasant. Maybe it was drank at the wrong temperature, maybe I should’ve had another, don’t know, but it just didn’t feel complex at all. WIll rerate as soon as I get my hands on another sample.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a huge rocky white head. Alcohol, some graininess, and spicy yeast esters in the aroma. Malt is balanced by muted noble hops that complement the yeast ester profile. Finish again is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is smooth yet full.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle from Haggen Grocery in Bellingham
What a head! Clear golden pilsner look. I should have followed the label pouring directions. Great fruity flavor with a bit of alcohol back bite. Very nice.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a huge head that just wouldn’t go away. Aroma is full of hops and a touch of alcohol, with the flavour also yielding some citrus and malt. A little bitterness on the finish, but quite pleasant. Very tidy.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl Bottle. Nice dense white head above a Golden Ale. Good aroma of hops. Wonderful balance of flavor between hops, alcohol and malt. It ends up with a good aftertaste. Some bitterness at the end.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kinda a rauchbier aroma, but less pronounced. Some maltiness. Pale golden in color. The head rioted in my glass. After calling in the authorities it settled down somewhat, but continued to stand around leering at me. malt profile with some tickling alcohol and pear notes. Mild spice, but much less than many Belgian Strong Ales.
nycbronchart (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
alcohol, smoke, woody, golden, clear, rocky head, heavily sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Drank from glass. Pours very dark golden color with a 1 inch head, that dissapates to about 1/8 of an inch after a minute. Never dissappears. Should drink very cold, mine is semi warm, but not bad at all. Would definitely drink this again. This beer has zippo carbonation going on also which is a plus as well. Got it in Memphis for about 3 bucks for 11.2 oz (330 mL) at Buster’s.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Oh! an old friend of mine. I will try to rate this neutrally, even though it brings back a lot of good memories. Hazy, pale yellow beer with the most beautiful head you’ve ever seen! Tight like whipped egg whites. The aroma is full of green apples and hops. On the palate it is very carbonated and rather thin - making it the perfect thirst quencher. The flavor is dry and hoppy with perfect balanced malt-sweetness. This is an easily drinking beer, but with many of the nice aspects from Belgian beers. Good stuff!
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head.
Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes.
Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.