Bijl (148) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goud / donkergeel, enorme witte schuimkraag die lang blijft. Aroma: Fruitig, kruidig en Belgische gist.
Smaak: Koriander, fruitig, iets citrus, Belgische gist / banaan, behoorlijk zoet en niet veel Hop. Alcohol warmte en in de afdronk niet veel bitter.
Eigenlijk een stevige blonde met een medium body en een aktief mondgevoel.. CO2 is behoorlijk. Afdronk is zoet met een kruidige noot.
Al heel vaak gedronken maar blijft toch prettig.
llkc (1420) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft sødlig frisk citrus svag koriander lime citrongræs smag citrus malt frisk appelsinkorianderfrø
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home (17 VI 2016), poured in a 25cl leprechaun glass. This is the classic La Chouffe, highly commercialised, since Moortgat’s takeover available in 330 ml bottle. The Chouffe story is well known, as it is one of the first spices enhanced beers, leading to a huge commercial success. Even more after the merge into the Duvel-Moortgat Brewery. Lets have a taste, now. The beer looks splendid, with a massive snow white collar, very frothy, very large. The brew is yellow to orange, light copper coloured with a slightly hazy body. The nose already hints at some black peppers and keen fresh notes, almost apricot fruits. Maybe some mint. It also has a strong abbey tripel feeling, with grainy character and malt backbone. The hoppiness sure is subtle, almost non-existing. The mouthfeel is enjoyable, no doubt about that, but maybe the medium carbonation is a that too soft. Making this brew a bit dull. The black pepper, mint, cinnamon and leaves notes side with the sweet maltness. Fresh! There is some bread in there as well... and some soap too. The ending is fairly short, and lacks a pleasant bitterness. This actually is a smooth drinker, with a hidden eight percent ABV, quite enjoyable but not as momentous or remarkable as I remembered this La Chouffe. I should have this one on draft again (only had it a couple of times), and why not after some bottle aging? I guess the freshness should fade out, adding a stronger body to the ale.
PowY (117) - - JUN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is rather understated. Lightly yeasty with hints of ripe stone fruits. Medium body with soft to lively carbonation. The flavor is sweet with an alcoholic aftertaste. The taste is moderately malty with some caramel and dried fruits.
Flanfl (600) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper golden body, mediul creamy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spicies, fruity. Flavours of belgian yeast, spicies, fruity, alcohol fusel. Medium warm malty finish, slightly dry and bitter. On dimentional beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Clear orange pour with a tall white head. Citrus, champagne-like yeast, fruity and floral notes, spices and just a hint of bitter hops. Medium and dry bodied with a bitter, fruity aftertaste.
CzechTex (127) - - JUN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Wonderful faint aroma, delicate lacing, great feel on the tongue. High alcohol content as with many fine Belgian beers. A classic!
kidmartinek (4577) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed rich gold color. Big 2 inch white head. Thick white lace. Aroma is Belgian sugar, palate is thick and heavy with cooked sugar. Just too heavy, rich, and full of fluff to enjoy reasonably. Had to re-rate, and add this note because the high ratings for this are absolutely ridiculous and bogus. It’s not pleasantly fruity, there is no corriander, a.k.a. cilantro and the "tinged hops" disappear under all the sugar.
EdKing (2357) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cloudy opaque amber to orange, big white head which dissipates slowly. Nose is rich, fragrant floral, perfumed fruity yeast, spices, dried coriander, bread, slight citrous, apricot. Lots of dried coriander. You will rarely find a beer as rich and perfumed as this. Taste is rich, fruity, spicy, loads of coriander, bready, floral, very perfumed. Top notch yeasty Belgian beer rammed full of flavour.
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAY 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours medium amber and quite cloudy with a thick white head residing. Scent is medium dense cloves and light banana. A very weizen yeast scent profile. Taste is medium dense weizen yeast flavors, consistent with the scents. Mouthfeel is amazing creamy and lightly peppery. Finish is clean water. Fantastic.