MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Spicy hops and tropical fruit esters rise from the doughy yeast in this round and clean Belgian Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-The spicy hoppiness tries to dry up the back end, but the finish is mostly yeasty and alcoholic. This spiciness is redolent of lemongrass at times.
-Citrusy fruitiness wants to coalesce with the yeast profile.
-The flavor profile is quite pleasant, and the overall experience is nearly authentic.
-The bottle was slightly better than the tap version which I had had at the brewpub.
On tap at the Wilmington brewpub, and from the bottle.
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from FrumptyDumpty; Nose of wheat, yeast, and some corriander; translucent gold with a mediu off-white head; flavor is yeasty, caramel, alcohol warmth, mild sweetness, and light spiciness! I guess the put all the labels upside down, mine is just like the picture.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pale yellow colour with a white head. Light malty sweet aroma with wheat notes and hints of spices. Sweet fruity, but also yeasty citric flavor with notes of perfume.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Nice sweet authentic biscuity caramel nose has good yeasty notes. Pours a clear pale golden with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Starts fairly full and authentically sweet and yeasty with a mild spice. A good, well-balanced Belgian strong ale.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 6. Pours pale yellow with a diminished white head leaving a nice lacework. Slight grainy malt aroma. Flavour holds a slight note of alcohol to a mild malt flavour, dry. Ends with a slight warming alcohol feel to the dry malt flavour.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, corked bottle
Cloudy blond color; creamy persistent cap. Quite ordinary Witbier flavor, with a rather spicy character, medium body and strong bitterness.
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a white ehad.
Light acidic aroma of pine apples, fruits and spices.
Fruity flavour of yeast, spices and hops.
Yeasty and hoppy finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of kramer17801. Hazy, pale golden with a creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Somewhat astringent nose with a touch of yeast. Medium body, rich in pale malts, some fruity notes and also citrusy and yeasty accents with a lightly bitter finish. 021107
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. An unclearyellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of barnyard, but also light notes of citrus - reminds me of a Saision. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol - too strong for my liking - and the flavors to go with the alcohol are too simle: barnyard, straw, and a touch of fruit. The alcohol leaves a slight burn on the palate. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden. Wheaty bit sweet and sourish aroma. Sweet and dry, bit spiced, fruity, yeasty and alcoholic flavour. Dry fruitish and yeasty finish.