dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy, orange/brown colour. Small, bubbly head. Vineous aroma with notes of apples. Slightly tart in the first impression, a bit vineous. Reminds me a little bit of lambics. Then a malty, fruity, slightly citric taste. Ends slightly hoppy and tart. Creamy medium-bodiedness, a good mouthfeel. Downsides are a slight blandness and the insufficient carbonation. Therefore no high rating.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) Deep-gold, little white head, some lace. Hoparoma (as described in Germany) "würziges", which means indeed +/- spicey-herbal. Exact. Very grainy taste, full (pale) malt grain, bit of chaff, and very little else but sweetness. Light to medium bodied, a bit sticky. Just OK beer. Doesn’t taste very fresh for a housebrew.
bierkoning (9549) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a firm frothy head. Creamy, malty aroma and flavor with a firm hoppy and vanilla bitterness. Hint of sour cream. Well made tasty beer, a very pleasant surprise.