chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw colour. This is undoubtedly a hop-head's beer. Quite tart and refreshing. Cut effortlessly through the sweetish aftertaste left by all those dubbels and strong ales I had drunk earlier. Difficult to judge how it would shape up in isolation (I note that others have not been so impressed) but, in the circumstances, it was just about perfect. Bottled, Brugse Beertje, Bruges, September 2003.
diabel (1679) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Bottle Sour, citrus an apple aroma. Cloudy, blond body with small off-white head. Moderately bitter intitial flavour. Lightly bitter fnish. Very easily to drink. A long finish.
caesar (6479) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color, thick frothy head. Aroma is dry hopped, orange and spicy. Refreshing taste, sweet and spicy, watery orange and citrus. Refreshing palate.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Do Not Pour The Sediment!
Pours beautifully, gleaming golden body with a snow capped mountainous rocky white head. Because this brew looked so nice I did not swirl the mound of mucky brown sediment out of the bottle.
Aroma is tropical, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, guava; and not so tropical yeast. The flavor is not as Caribbean, still coming up with huge notes of fresh pineapple and yeast, then some straw / wheat, orange, dash of coriander. Damn for only 5% abv is beer is exceptionally warming on the way down. A nice spicy citric finish, overall a rather enjoyable Blond, but no Jessica Simpson!
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy aroma, sweet with yeast and hops. Orange coloured; cloudy. Lasting white head. Taste is sweet, spicy, yeasty and fruity (citrus). Hopbitter in the end. Bit sticky. Good beer.
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like beer-flavored seltzer water. Nice aroma, smells a little bit like kids' vitamins and dough. Lightly hoppy, yeasty, fizzy with light fruit. Terrible label. Somewhat unpleasant aftertaste -- clings to the sides of the back of the tongue.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very, very lively, lots of big white foam. Sour notes in aroma, as well as dry hoppiness. Low PH, very puchering, sour tang, earwax?
JorisPPattyn (9250) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Provisory rating). Very thick, loby head, irregular. Very hazy, orange-green beer. Whilst pouring, vague smell reminiscent of gingerrootbeer. Spicey aroma. Coriandre & orangepeel. Taste: Hoops. Infected. pediococcus or something (don't havy my micros ready). Orangey, citrussy flavour underneath, becomes piquant through the mouldy off-taste. Some sweetness still, strangely enough. Very carbonated, but yeast in suspension makes it more creamier, fuller than it probably is. Well yes, this happens (too often). Will rate this beer again, sometime.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange apricot color with a nice head and clingy, frothy bubbles. Unfortunately, this beer had a definite skunkiness wafting around in aroma and flavor. It does have notes of belgian piquance and spice> Disappointing.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What color is this? How do i describe it...? Yellowy, mucus-like, thick and covered in a thin layer of bubbles, grit floating everywhere. Nose is light, yeastie, cat-spray and clove combine but don't offend. Taste is mostly yeast, it's a bit thick and doesn't go very far. It loses steam at the front of the tongue and a watery nothing rolls back down the throat. Do any of these damn breweries actually mark the label as to when it was made, anymore??? There is a place on the bottle to mark the year, but as with many other Belgians, it's not marked. This could be good until anywhere from 00 to 04. Aftertaste is dry, or a little pasty like I just pinched off a piece of pillsbury dough from those "pop-open" cans and chewed it up.