PauloAG (128) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330cc bottle. Hoppy ale. Starts a bit sweet but finished slightly bitter and dry. Nice hoppiness. Good beer but nothing special
ForlornHope (154) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Blond, pours with no head and very little carbonation. Slight aroma of pine resin hop. Sweet start and a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich and sticky, flavours of fruit and wine gums. Dry finish. Overall: not bad.
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up from Beermerchants. Pours clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a creamy white head. The nose holds doughy malts, cereal, straw, faint yeast and citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with some grainy pale bread, lemon rind, dirty hay, grass. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish with further grainy bread, hay, rindy lemon, other dried citrus, straw. So so.
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
02-01-2015 - The first one of many different Kasteel beers. I like the hops a lot.
fdomig (507) - München, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is light hops, light orange. Appearance is light cloudy yellow with a fast decreasing white head. Taste is medium bitter. Astringent bitterness. Light dryness, a bit malty. Well, okay.
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured beer with a very small head. Medium sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavour is slightly acidic and hoppy. (Bottle 33cl)
cmc619 (489) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a clean translucent gold with a bright white head. Aroma is rubber, plastic, and candy - weird. I really don’t like the taste. Granted I’m primed on West Coast IPAs, but there’s not a lot of "hoppy" going on that I taste. Anyway, cool that Belgian brewers are doing more with hops, but this one is not for me.
Lore (1359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear golden colour, medium sized, creamy white head; aroma of floral notes, honey, grass and grainy notes; taste of a typical belgian ale with minimal hop dominance
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful light orange-brown beer, crystal clear, with nice columns of bubbles and a frothy head.
Smell is cereal, bready mixed with subtle rotten sweetness. Touch of coriander. Dried orange peel, but like the stuff you find in Belgian chocolates, not the bitterness in IPA’s. Some honey too, and maybe some flowers. Hint of chocolate. Interesting ensemble, but very Belgian.
Taste is surprisingly dry and fresh. The bitterness doesn’t come on straight away, but builds up on a watery honey background. Nicely fizzy. Lightly metallic, reminds me of a proper saison.
Interesting smell versus taste contrast. The smell puts you off your guard, and the hoppiness is not the way you expect it these days. Nice!