JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle tasted at Olutkellari Helsinki. Spicy nose. Pale fast disappearing head. Pale golden yellow colour. Slightly sweet soft taste. Mild hoppiness. Slightly grassy taste.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep golden, amber color with a large white head which doesnt last long. Smell is big and strong of toasty malts and a major fruit nutty notes. The taste follows the smell to a lesser degree. A strong yeast presence and nice overall palate. A very enjoyable, and approachable belgian beer,
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Amber colour with small we head.Aroma is tosted and heavy yeasty,find complex mouthfeels and hoppy crispy finish with note of peach.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good fruity and yeasty aroma, with notes of fresh bread, mild citrus fruit, and toffee malt. The pour was fairly translucent but good looking orange-honey colored body. The flavor is also quite nice. Nothing too crazy but nice as things go together and are balanced quite well. Notes of fruit, sweet honey, plum, raisin, and spices as expected from the nose. As with more and more Belgian’s I try, I was quite impressed. Overall a quality, complex, and drinkable Belgian ale.
rosenbergh (10639) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazyish golden colour with small off-white head. Fruity and yeasty very much Belgian Ale aroma. Fruity hoppy flavour with sweet caramel and slight alcohol.
FatPhil (14084) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Mid orange, tiny head, clear. Aroma of frankfurters - or am I just sitting too close to the kitchen or smokers’ terrace? Massively fruity taste - melon? Sweet malty body, and a pleasant hoppy bite. Also some sweet pumpkin pie. Under-attenuated, may benefit from some aging, but in a screw-top bottle that doesn’t make sense. Mid-way between a belgian ale and an american sucrose-bomb. Closer to the latter if anything. Finish is very simple - fruity and sweet. Some toffee, some subtle hops. Too damn sweet. Covers 7% well, using the mechanism of being insanely sugary.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
crazy bottle, so carbonated. barely could get a glass out of it. Very yeasty, sweet, fruity. bad aftertaste, that kills it.
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle, shared @ Smithfield Hotel Manchester. Very fruity aroma. Mango and grapes. Alcoholic flavor with grapes. Malty sweet. Notes of orange and mango and citrus.
Borresteijn (6495) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Smithfields Hotel, Manchester. Bottle. Hazy orange colour, big off white head. Aroma of oranges, yeast, spicy like cloves. Flavour is sweet, spicy, oranges, yeast, sugar. Bit on the sweet side, but nice. Medium bodied.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden coloured with a nice egg white head. Aromas of citrus, dust, bread, yeast, caramel, pepper fruit and cloves. Dry and crispy flavour with notes of bread, brett, spice, licorice and bitter hops. Dry and spicy finish. Really great brew.