rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, ZBF 2005. Hazy gold, good creamy white head and moderate condition. Sweetly grainy and gently spiced in the nose, reduced spiciness in the mouth but still quite malty sweet, gentle grainy finish.
MiP (14563) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Golden colour, light head. Head is stable enough to hold a ZBF token. Nice, citrusy, spicy flavour
diabel (1645) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Draft at ZBF 2005
Large, creamy/fizzy off-white, fully lasting head. Cloudy orange body. Nose of hops (flowers, grass) and perfume. Lightly to medium bodied. Average carbonation. Lightly acidic, moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Tastes very fresh.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Dark Golden colour with a white head. Weak yeasty aroma and a sweet spicy yeasty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ZBF 2005. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, with some spice notes. Taste is spicy, sweet and yeasty.
JorisPPattyn (8800) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught Fully hazy amber-olive; good yellowish head, leaving lace. Nose of diacetyl, flowery, butterscotch. Honey, diacetyl, green beer AND glue. This is one amassment of severe shortcomings. Sticky, but the beer is refreshing - at least one good thing. Whatever did the brewer think of getting this beer out of the tanks already?
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma of corriander and some sweet malts. Maybe some anise. Lots of fruity esters of citrus apricots and cloves from a high ferment temp no doubt. Some sourish notes w/ a nice drying hoppy finish.
Terminus (3409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle-thanks to Stan Hieronymus for sharing this awesome beer from belgium. pours a cloudy yellow golden hue with a nice white head. citric, banana, belgian yeast, estery, wheaty aroma. tangy, sweet fruit, peach, appricot, white grapes-very citric. long banana/lemon finish. a damn fine belgian ale that im very glad to have had the chance to sample.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean lemon-yellow body with a sudsy white head. Estery nose of light banana and citrus with a pale malt underbelly and clove-like notes. Very good balance of phenolic spice, nutty malt, and moderate levels of stale Noble hops. Light but noticeable alcohol. A very solid Belgian blonde ale. This would make a great session beer. Light enough to stick with but keeps your interest. Thanks to Stan Hieronymus for sharing this rarity straight from Belgium.