yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours slight hazy hazzlenut brown with a lacing tan head. Mild roasted malt, slight butterish and with a mild yeast note. Flavour is caramel malt, slight acidic to citric note. Mild roasted note. Descends into a mild roasted and mild yeast spiced finish.
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Spicy aroma of caramel and yeast.
Spicy flavour of caramel, fruits, yeast and hops.
Yeasty and spicy finish.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ZBF 2008.
Hazy amber with a small, beige head.
Fruity, flowery aroma with some ceeral.
Grassy, slightly nutty flavour.
Pretty sweet with a late, grassy, hoppy bitterness.
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at ZBF 2008, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Muddy amber body with a rocky, creamy off-white/lightly brown head. Nicely balanced aroma of flowers, hops, sweet malts. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of malts and cane sugar. Well balanced, nice beer but not too complex.
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 <i>From a 75 cl bottle at Zythos beer festival 2008</i>. Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Roasted, nutty, and fudgy malts interplay nicely with earthy and herbal hops. Medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel. Quite dry with a lovely long and mildly bitter finish.
JoeinDahlem (1380) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes you find breweries whose house character seems to be made just for you. That’s Glazen Toren for me. Farmy, mildly bitter beers that tend to go bone dry on you... love it. This one, sampled at ZBF, is slightly hazy brown color whose beige head has picture-perfect lacing and lasting height. Nose is full of dark fruit, overripe apples, caramel malt. There’s initial fruity sweetness before the flavor twists and turns rapidly through roasted malt and into hoppy, spidery, cobwebbed dryness. Parches you mouth for another sip.
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Amber head, fast disappearing over chestnut beer with noise shine. Fruity, estery, fresh greenery & greenmalt. Greenmalt & chocolate malt (strange combination...) Lots of chocolate in the main taste with a spicy, coffee-like lining. Bit burning MF. Medium to well-bodied, some alcohol. Note bad, but a bit undirected beer, could swing out any way.
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ZBF, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium: Hazy amber with caramel taste and good bitter finish.
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, 75 cl. (@ ZBF ’08)
Hazy amber to brown with a medio head that stays around.
Aroma sweet,fruits, malts.
Taste sugar, malts, yeast, fruits, good in balance, little spice.
Finish is dry.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Max’s 72 Hour Belgian Beer Fest. Dark amber to near brown pour. Nose is malty and yeast with soft fruit notes. Taste is more malts, cobwebby yeast, dark fruit, and cocoa/powdery chocolate. Light spice notes as well. Body id dry with a medium overall feel. Ends with a flowery hoppiness, more yeast notes, dried fruits and spice.