Hamirubi (541) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home (20 II 2016). Huge foamy white thick collar topping a golden, yellow brew with vivid carbonation. Slick looking and spirit-like flavoured brew with keen hints of Belgian yeast and malts. There are some herbs in there as well, making a good combo for a Belgian strong ale. The taste is pretty spot on. At the first sip, you get welcomed by the sweetness of the malts, evolving in a bitterish body. The flavours are soft, smooth, sweetly enjoyable. The 9 percentage ABV does not feel that strong - although there definitely is an alcoholic warming ending - I expected it to be stronger, sharper. The subtle carbonation even makes this strong beer to a mild quencher. It also is less complex than I had it in my mind (I drank this years ago, at the launch or so) adding to this strong ale... A kind of dullness. Oh well, it just is a good flavoured, modest bodied, sweetened Belgian ale with a better nose than palate.
jercraigs (9528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015-01-30. Crisp yellow body with a modest foamy white head. 3+ Aroma has dry grassy character, pale malt. Flavour is dry, grassy and moderately alcoholic. Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Okay.
6/3/6/3/13 Bottle shared by DougShoemaker.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: b. 330 ml, tasting Vintage circa 2013
Aroma: softly wrapped Belgian ale theme, pleasant.
Top: medium white top
Base: pale golden
Palate : mild carbonation, soft mid bodied.
Taste: neat, friendly Belgian ale, mellow malts with good aged alcohol to it. Still fairly sweet.
other notes nice choice.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lacy, on brown body. Belgian yeast. Decent Drinkability. Above average mouthfeel.Radek’s bottle.
JorgeLee (1677) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, can’t remember where from. Light golden colour, medium high carbonation. Sweetish, not that bitter, a bit unclean, fruity. Hid the abv well. Kind of ok.
nybol (1271) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
En stor smag af fylde og den belgiske smag fra gæren. Der er også godt med humle i.
gunnfryd (13909) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
KRS 110415. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, herbs. Flavour is fruit, malt, herbs, hop, yeast, hay, flower. Boring beer.
Hopverdju (472) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blond. Geur: een geparfumeerd zoetje, beetje gember. Smaak: zoetig, beetje aards en terug die gember!
Vighals (2839) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lys brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter hvete, lett karamell og alkohol. Middels fylde. Smaker alkohol, noe salt, lite sødme, bittersøt mot slutten.
SatansYngel (1) - Ringsted, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Belgium. Nice golden color, a little unclear. Strong Beer, but not a problem.