Alengrin (2993) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber ale in the Hoegaarden range, commemorating a long-gone local beer and spiced in the same way as a witbier. Tasted years ago so from old notes: orangey blonde colour, thin, off-white head, caramelly flavour with some dried fruits and nuts, iron, coriander and dried orange peel, thin body and not much of a finish. Simply malty thirst-quencher but better than average - for an AB InBev beer, that is.
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel and sweet fruit. Also coriander and citrus. Rather dry bitter finish. Ok.
markextrae (1841) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
came across this beer after searching for unrated beers, one of my first beers i had back in the day. still reminds me of a spiced beer of the coriander and orangepeel, combined with malts fruits, and overripe fruits
77ships (4960) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thx! to Kraddel for the bottle. 25 cl. bottle @ home. BBF 21/03/2009 so 2007 Vintage? The last year of production? I have no idea as to when this was discontinued. This is definitely a beer that I never expected to get to try. Hougaerdse Das is a beer that has a long and illustrious history which probably has no relation with the contents inside the bottle since this stuff was made by InBev). Murky fox amber orange with only some white bubbles for a head. Nose is huge oxidation, candy sugar, big oxidation sweetness, musty cellar, spices, raw, slightly soured dough,… Taste is watery mixed with candy sugar, Madeira / wine big oxidation notes, bitter spices, raw sour dough, coriander, musty cellar notes, big old cellar and mineral finish, sparkling mineral water, old rotting lemons & apricots. Watery body. The thing with this beer is that by this point the huge oxidation notes have taken over most of this beer so it is getting hard to tell what this beer even used to be like. On the other hand this is probably more interesting to drink now than it was previously.
berntholer (1295) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
white head with big bubbles disappears immediately. blonde clear colour. almost no aroma, a whim of marzipan, malt. taste is sweet, malt. no aftertaste. very watery thin mouthfeel, weak carbonation. not a provision beer ofcourse. bottle 33 cl @ antwaerps bierhuyske / bbf 2009 thanks @kraddel though for the generous offer ;)
kraddel (4492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ bierhuyske, bbf end of 2009
taste is amber, no real foam
smell is typical aged beer ( wine-ish )
taste is sweet, aged-taste , bit caramel , ok carbonation . actualy still drinkable
OllieBBommel (1210) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@home, 30cl. Head: off-white foam. Colour: hazy golden orange. Aroma: spices (coriander, citrus), some hops.Taste: medium bitter-sour. Palate: refreshing, medium bitter-sour finish, medium CO2. Overall: very nice
Grima (2174) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orange trübes Bier mit einer sehr hohen, mittelporigen Schaumkrone, welche aber leider schnell wieder verschwindet. Der Geruch ist hefig fruchtig, leicht säuerlich. Der Antrunk erfolgt ebenso. Hefe kommt gut durch, es ist spritzig fruchtig und angenehm säuerlich. Erinnert stellenweise an ein gutes Zoiglbier.
Cunningham (5324) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle in Antwerpen, Belgium. Light orange hazy colour with a beige head. Complex aroma, spicy and fruity. Malty and spicy fresh flavour with some coriander.
Countbeer (5103) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown to off white head on top of a light cloudy darker orange colored beer.
Smell light toasted malts, caramel, toffee, dough, spices, some hints of fruit and herbs.
Taste is an ok mix of toasted malts, caramel, darker fruits, spices/herbs, yeast, some sweets but a bit more bitter.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a watery texture.