yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sparkling, golden beer with an off-white head. Pleasant, sweet, quite weak aroma with cellar-notes. The flavor has some acidity with sweetness and cellar/yeast-notes. Medium body with some fizzyness. (060328)
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow body, average white head. Fruity aroma with some yeasty hints. Full body, finish is a little bitter-sweet. not bad, but could have done better.
Ernest (6546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Brussels, May 2005.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Weaker version of Dendermonde?
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Minor beer. Not a pilsener and not a strong beer. Appearance very foamy head not very tastefull
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Fruity aroma with metallic notes and notes of alcohol.
Fruity flavour with notes of yeast and hops.
DuffMan (7577) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Deep gold, clear, but with a brown residue left in the bottom of the bottle. Yeasty aroma, slightly sweet but overall very subtle. Initial flavour is a little malty with a hint of floral hop character, but on swallowing there was a terrible bleach-ammonia type of spritz up my nose. This just got worse with each sip, and I ended up pouring the last third out. Iíve only drain-poured a very small number of beers, so this tells you how unpleasant the ammonia/catpiss element was.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma and a sweet light spicy, fruity taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish. Sparkeling to.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy golden colour with an off white head. Yeasty aroma with an unbalanced alcohol note. Sweet and yeasty flavor, seems vey unbalanced.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices and yeast. The flavor is sweet malt with primary notes of yeast, leading to a dry end.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clumsy, unintegrated Belgian ale. Poured a rich burnt gold colour with a tall souffle head and some lacing. The ripe fruit in the aroma reached me from a couple of feet away. It showed dried apricot, yeast, grape juice and lemon tart. However, its charms were partially undermined by musty traces of damp attic, which seems to be a problem with some of De Blockís beers by the time they reach Australia. That musty note carried over to the flavour which had an unpleasant stale vegetal quality - turnip perhaps. Didnít take to it at all. The herbal character referred to in the commercial description seems jarring. Itís right there at the front of the mouth from the first sip. For just 6%, this has a surprising alcoholic bite. The body seemed too lean to carry so muscular a flavour. Itís also a little too fizzy in the mouth. On the plus side, it has a lemony fruitfulness, but itís not enough to save this. (33cl bottle, IBS Perth, bb 3/1/07)