philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really nice beer, especially for a gruit beer. In the land of hoppy beers this is breath of fresh air. Although, it is a nicely made beer it is not really my style. However, I would recommend any beer geek to put this on your must try. It really is completely different than any other beer you have tried.
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden hazy beer with a big white head. Smells really nice. Sweet. I think that is the gagel. Tasts licorice and laurier. Not my kind of thing.
Bosbouw (2511) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt kruidig en zoetig. Mooi troebel bier met goed schuim. Smaakt vlak, maar kruidig.
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Erg lekker kruidig bier! Zeer aparte smaak door het gebruikte gagelplantje uit turnhout!
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 11/V/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Bouvier’s place - BB: 10/X/## (ink of the year notation was smudged and not readable) (2013-461)
Note: this is pretty weird. I was sure I had rated this beer long ago. More even: I’ve had it on several occasions, and did not take notes, because I thought I had already rated it.
Clear orange beer, aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, honey, sugary, spices, sweet malts, fruity touch, orange peel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, citrus, grains, bread, bitter touch. Aftertaste: orange peel, alcohol sweetness, little bitter, honey, bready, sugar.
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, this rating is more for my own list, I have had this beer earlier this year before I started taking notes. What I remember: different beer than others, nice.
dwyerpg (5366) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this. It has a slightly funky first bite to it, and it maintains the strange flavor throughout. A sweetness sits there as well. Nice.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Golden with a very slight haze and thick lasting white head.
Aroma: Juicy fruit
Flavor: Malt, alcohol and a hint of marzipan.
Other: Long dryish finish
Douberd (4430) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30 ml stubby bottle, poured into a tulip glass. I got this into an organic goods grocery store. ABV 7,5%.
Pours a nice orange gold colour, with a thick head of two fingers, good retention and light lacing left behind. Slighty hazy.
Strong gale aroma, very unique. Some light alcohol smell. Probably there are other aromas too but gale overpowers everything else.
What a fantastic taste! Quite bitter and hoppy, the gale once again very notable, making it extra refreshing. The alcohol very nicely conceiled.
Medium dryness on the palate, medium to full body and just enough carbonation.
Overall a great beer, with a very unique taste, at least I, haven’t met before a beer that tastes like that. Highly recommended.
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 14.08.2010
Aroma is surprisingly light with herbs and floral notes. Flavour is a bit unpleasant with harsh bitterness and strong herbs (probably the Bog Myrtle himself). No wonder they use hops nowadays…