wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, but clear, golden body is crowned by a creamy white head that slowly descends into a skim of whipped cream.
Honeysuckle and a solid pilsener malt base make up much of the olfactory experience. Hefeweizen like elements of clove and banana appear in moderation. Further spicing continues along the way of cracked black pepper. Dried hay and fresh linen round out the soft but pleasant aroma.
The flavour is sweet with breads, bananas and marshmallow cream, picking up some spicy acidity towards the finish. Lingering are notes of water crackers and pepper.
Not much more than medium bodied, but with a supple texture, sliding from slick to creamy. The carbonation could stand to be a little firmer, but works.
Fresh and clean overall. Seeming underpowered and reserved keeps it from scoring higher. 75cl bottle, Duvel tulip, bbe 28-12-08.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Golden color with fluffy white head. Sweetish, mainly malty aroma with vanilla, toffee, clove, pepper and restrained fruitiness. Sweet, malty and spicy flavor, a bit cloying due to very low bitterness. Some alcohol, some clove and pepper as well as some estery fruitiness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, Noog II
clear yellow, whispy white head, sweet malt aroma with lots of yeast spicyness, slightly sweet flavor, nice balancing spicyness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is malts, spices, citrus and slight hints of alcohol. Flavour is smooth malts along with herbs and spices. Slight grapefruity notes also along with a nice alcoholic touch to it. Gets even nicer when warming up a bit.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruit and malt nose, deep amber, small white head. Soft malt flavour, some citrus. Light bodied, strong feel from the abv. Okay. Thank You R.
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Goudale is certainly not a good ale. Aroma of a strong lager, bit yeasty. Looks like one too, some darker gold and thicker head maybe. The taste of alcohol doesn’t do justice to the herby palate, but this still doesn’t live up the the magnificient Gavroche.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear golden with a smallish-medium, frothy head. Grainy-malty, slightly sweet-honeyish aroma with traces of rice. Something between Leffe Blonde and Russian Pale Lagers. Quite grainy-malty, neutral-sweetish flavor with some familiar, yeasty Belgian-style sourness, and fresh, grassy hops. Medium-bodied, quite soft-carbonated palate. I think this is quite close to what Page 24 Hildegarde Blonde would be with carbonation. A sweetish and straightforward, but easy and quite enjoyable summer ale.
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Golden color with a cream long lasting white head. The aroma is a spicy bready hoppy smell. The taste is very bitter metallic with floral bite, the finish is dry.
Quack-Duck (8596) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Golden colour, large and persistent creamy head. Spicy, quite hoppy and malty, full-bodied. Lovelly flowery hops from Falnders. I often use this beer as a present for people who like beer, but have no idea there are more beer styles than lager and Pilsener.
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in Lille Carrefour 30-07-07. Pours clear light golden colour, some fruitiness, bitterness ok but yeast and spiciness most noticeable, ok.