Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear blond coloured beer with medium white head and few carbonation. Spicy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy soft ending soft bitter.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a spicy yeasty malty aroma a spicy yeasty malty hoppy herby little fruity bitter taste with a spicy herby bitter finish
BlackHaddock (2923) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This 0.75 Litre cork and caged bottle was taken at the lovely bar/tasting room of D’elices Et Caprices in Brussels during Dec 2011. The brew is based on the regular Jessenhofke (which has garlic in it) and has extra spices added to those already in the base beer: all the spices are listed on the back label.
Our glasses held a slightly hazy body of orange coloured beer, on top a well formed but thin white head, the third pour was a bit cloudier as the sediment left the bottle with the remaining beer.
The aroma was an interesting mix of yeasts, herbs and a sweet smell from the malts and other spices used.
The taste is a good blend of flavours, sweet and yet semi-bitter, fruity, herbal and earthy, all at the same time. It isn’t bold or brash; more of a subtle, gentle feel to the taste and mouth feel. Carbonisation was just about right and suited the beer nicely.
I had another bottle on New Years Eve and found it just as pleasant as the one I reviewed when in Brussels.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of perfume and flowers. Taste is light bodied floral, easy to drink.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale orange beer, white head. Aroma very herbal, dried herbs, meatballs, vegetables, oregano. Light wet dog. Light sweet malty flavour, very herbal again, similar to the aroma. Not my favourite.
(Tasting glass from bottle @ 5th BBF, Brugge 2012)
suprchunk (1808) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale, orange-tinted straw colored pour. Foamy white head that quickly dissipates, leaving ample lacing to prove it was there. A spicy, malty, vegetal aroma. Somewhat like cabbage. Taste is similar, but a bit maltier. A very carbonated bite. Thin and dry.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is weird, herbs-thyme, yeast, light malt. Taste is sweet light malt, spice hops, yeast. The aftertaste has herbs-thyme.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Jcwatts. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of poopy baby diapers, thyme, garlic, herbal bread, lavender and pumpernickel. Taste is thyme, garlic, lemongrass, herbs and pumpernickel. Lots of herbs. A bit over the top herbal finish. Medium body.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OBM’11:
Small white head on top of an almost clear orange colored beer.
Smell charcoal, pencil, sharpened pencil and malts.
Taste hops, malts, fruit and bitter.
Bitter light fruity pencil aftertaste.
Low to medium carbo, tingly mouthfeel, medium body and a light water/creamy mouthfeel.
Benzai (5823) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Re-rate February 4th 2013. [Original rating: 8-3-8-4-15=3.8] Hazy yellow color, small to medium sized white head. Smell and taste have something weird in it that reminds me of rice and corn. Probably a mix of those herbs and spices somehow. Lightly bitter in the end. Medium carbonation, medium body.