BoBoChamp (4674) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly spicy/woody, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep cherry red with a small lasting head. The nose is peaches and raspberry, some grains and caramel. The taste is very boozy, some hot peach syrup and fruits. Full bodied, light carbonation. Overall, decently flavorful, agressive.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Butterscotch, toffee apple aroma. Sweet nose. Flavours of malt, wood, toffee. Very dry. Long alcohol burn. Interesting.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a cloudy golden orange with a thin & lacy soapy white head. Some spicy cherry aromas wiht apple, alcohol, liquorice and yeast too. Full of berries, spicy fruits & clove with drops of banana & citrus on the tongue. Fairly boozy with the jenever & herbal qualities being rather prominent. Medium body, spritzy mouthfeel with a lingering spicy bitter finish.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, carmelly, floral, mild alcohol and some slight spices and toffee. Flavour is fruity, wooden, mildly spicy with some caramelly and floral notes. Nice balance.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours cloudy golden, with a thin white head. The nose is really sweet, pear drops, red apple, peach, candy and white sugar. The taste is wood, alcohol, pear drops, apple, gin, spice, grapefruit, sweet malt and some serious alcohol warmth. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Interesting but too sweet and boozy for me.
cgarvieuk (12181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at chriso ... Hazy amber ... no head ... soft fruits ... juicy malts ... little gin nose ... soft fruits .... soft fruity esss .... zezty fruit ...soft pine and orange ... little cheesy
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Towering light-beige head over initially very small volume of hazy, lively carbonated orange-amber beer. Yeasty, malty and alcoholic nose. Actually good for getting an instant hangover... Quite estery (yeast-, banana-,...) Liquorice², alcohol with indeed a spicy (aniseed? juniper?) jenever flavour. Remarkably, the beer betters warming up, developing a sweetish flavour, not unlike rosewater. Hot and fiery. Well-bodied and well-carbonated. Frankly, I prefer my jenever neat, and AFTER my beer...