MatusBeer (85) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange ( or dark orange) colour, white head goes down really soon. Aroma of yeasts and tropical fruits, Taste has banana and vanilla notes, honey but too sweet for me.There was little bit high carbonation in my sample. I expected something more, average belgian ale.
Schlumpfhunter (77) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schaum schnell weg.
Geschmack: feinperlig,etwas mehr bitter als sauer, insgesamt aber mild, voller Körper, Abgang hauptsächlich Getreide und Malz, dann auch leicht rauchige Honignoten, das prägt auch den Nachgeschmack.
Gutes Starkbier das nicht zu kräftig sondern mild und honigrund auftritt.
Shain (159) - ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 15.1.2015
330 ml on tap. Pours light golden-yellow, lightly hazy, with a dense, thick, stable, white head. Aroma is faintly malty and yeasty, slight fruit notes. Medium body with rich, lightly oily mouth feel and soft carbonation. Tastes sweet, with some nice herbal bitterness and slight sourness. Flavor is of pale malt, sweet floral honey, slight herbal hops, and feelable coriander, a little alcohol in flavor, strong ripe ripe fruit tones with vanilla. Flavor profile is classic and clean, yet well executed and balanced, but it could use slight more hops or spice to balance the fruity sweetness. Warming, but surprisingly light and hides the alcohol quite well.
On tap, 500ml. Pours clear, with a light orange color and very short head. Carbonation is not too strong yet feelable, and fits the beer. Tastes quite sweet, but just right, well balanced. Flavor of alcohol and sweet dried fruit and sugar flavors. Surprisingly light on malt. A very good beer, warming, slightly heavy, but very easy to drink thanks to carbonation and sweetness - it goes down quickly.
On tap, 500ml. Pours dark amber brown with a short, beautifully lacing head that coats the glass in even white layer. Has a very mild scent. Mouth feel is oily to lightly creamy, body is medium and carbonation is medium low. Tastes gently to the sweet side with very light bitterness. Good balance. Flavors of toffee, malt, ripe fruits, dates, dry plums, gentle spice, very light hop. Very easy to drink and not hefty, yet will do better at 330ml serving size. Good beer.
drfabulous (5572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine in the City, Tel Aviv. Yeasty and some banana. Not much of a nose. Ok.
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On-tap. Slightly hazy orange-golden with a small creamy head. Aroma of sweet fruits, yeast and cooked vegetables. Sweet, fruity, spicy and alcoholic flavors, a bit cloying, low bitterness. Medium-full bodied.
rayaron (1060) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Jem’s Beer Factory ,Petac Tikva. Cloudy dark orange with quickly diminishing white head. Light sweet yeasty aroma .Spicy and fruity sweet flavor. Very alcoholic. Medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Medium to full body.
eRock_2013 (374) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another excellent brew from "Jem's Beer Factory," easily becoming my favorite Israeli microbrewery so far. This Belgian style ale is very flavorful, a complex mix of fruit flavors yeasty notes, paired with caramel malty and honey sweetness. Aroma previews the flavor well. Appearance was a glowing orange color with good head and lacing, is clear yet looks dense, and is accordingly full bodied. Although the strong alcohol notes do slip through and contributes to a warm finish, still quite enjoyable!
I'm surprised that Jem's beers don't have higher average ratings, I've been very impressed by their work so far!
vipinvelp (3315) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange with no foam, but that could have been the glass it was served in. Weak aroma, some barley, some banana. Taste is mixture of strong blond beer and fruit beer, banana, avocado notes. Little bitter in aftertaste initially, then changing into avocado again. (Tel Aviv 201406)
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kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the beer market jaffa. Cloudy amber gold with white head. Very fruity and then some limestone aroma. Sweet and alcoholic taste, a little fruity. Full body, very carbonated and fruity finish.
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the Beer Bazar, enjoyed in Helsinki, the last of the small collection I brought home from Israel. Hazy amberish brown colour, medium off-white mostly dissipating frothy white head, fair lacing. Heavily malty aroma of honey, raisins, nuts and caramel, moderate floral hops, moderately yeasty with notes of leaves and mushrooms. Taste is initially heavily sweet with a hint of acidity and bitterness, turning into a long moderately sweet and slightly bitter finish with a moderately alcoholic feel. Full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not a bad take on the Belgian ale style, plenty of aroma but reminded me a bit too much of the Russian carbonated mead concoctions. Quite an interesting mix of aromas nonetheless.