bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pinkish orange color. Cloudy. Berries, vegetable notes and some yeast in the aroma. More outspoken berries in the tart flavor. Hardly any sweetness. Some yeast. Decent.
JorisPPattyn (8391) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good creamy-tinted head, dense, over hazy dark-orange beer. Mild fruit nose, aromatic, with background notes of fresh hops, and orange rind. Citrussy taste and, in this case, really a zeste flavour - from oranges, blue curaçao, molidng oranges,... There’s coriander in there, but it blends in to perfection. What I cannot find are the cranberries... The hops are nearly gone in the taste too, but replaced by a slight, lively acidity. Rather burning MF, high carbonation and CO² feel. Medium bodied, end acidity. FOR THE RECORD: this is a nice beer. But who is bediviling whom??? I cannot detect the cranberries, but worse, their own ingredients’ declaration, rather extensive, doesn’t mention any at all. Is this just commercial catch-the-eye?