vickey9 (302) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy blond ale, white head, spicy aroma, medium body, a proper carbonation, bitter on palate, citruses, thym and koriander, bitter finish, B@BF
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. light gold with a white head. corn, light skunk, and spent grain. thin palate, flavor is light florals, grain, faint fruit.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed blonde ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet malt with light incense notes, curacao, OK. In mouth, a nice smooth herbal spiced belgian ale, with thyme, coriander, herbs, very smooth. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 12 2011.
Diogène (1051) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a thin white head with average retention. Aroma is pale malt, herbs and yeast. Flavor is pale malt, herbal hops, alcohol, yeast and a mildly bitter finish. Medium body with fizzy carbonation.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet, BB 06/2013)
My first beer from this brewery ... label in interesting. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Hayish-fruity, Saison-like aroma. Light bodied. Front has some crisp hops and alcohol, then straw-like flavors, some grapefruit. Short spicey finish. Refreshing, almost like a Saison.
suprchunk (1385) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very light, effervescent straw color. Large white head that fades pretty quickly. No lacing, but it leaves a nice thin layer of white bubbles on the top of the diluted-honey hued liquid. Big sour aroma. I’m not sure it’s intentional or not, but it is very pleasant. An earthy, yeast aroma as well. Grass and citrus. Bit of malt in there just to balance it out, and let you know that this is indeed a beer. And some hops thrown in for good balance. I think I am getting a bit of yeast in the aroma as well. Very pleasing nose on this beer.
Slight tartness in the first sip. A bit of a pleasing malty sweetness afterwards. With a slight sour mouthfeel on the exit from the mouth to the entrance to the gullet. I get a slight alcohol taste, but not warmth, to this one in one out of three drinks. This beer is not too bad. I can’t find too many faults to this beer. I guess the biggest fault would be that it isn’t very much to style. It is supposed to be a blond, but it drinks more like a saison. A saison with a bit more malt than usual. Delicious beer.
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (?, Bruges)
5 Vague minerally pale malts. WIth all the yeast, I get some asparagas.
3 Can be poured completely clear. As pale as an Anna, also crowned with a white fluffy top too. Looks adjuncty.
6- Horrifically thin taste when clear. Alcohol almost dominates, but there’s some light graininess too. Adding a bit of yeast filled it out a bit, and even more actually made it taste pretty OK. Much wheatier with all the yeast, more fruity, and even the hops come over more as hops, rather than odd chemical spikes.
3 Watery palate, crisp carbonation. WIthout yeast, way too thin, and without enough bite from flavour to make it refreshingly crisp. Just saved by the yeast and crap, that gives it a fairly green, but also grassy, noble hop finish.
11 Yet again the Giants are sub-par. Without yeast, this is a total failure, so pour every last bit you can into the glass to try to save it.
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear golden, creamy off-white head. Nose of honey, Belgian yeast, candi sugar. Taste of dry grain, cracker, grassy and bitter. Dry finish with creamy carbonation.
sebletitje (5396) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bouteille au Rembrandt.
Il faut avouer que le côté le plus original de cette bière tient en effet dans son verre qui est comme une corne tenu par un écrin en bois et lanière de cuire.
Arôme de malt et houblon allant vers le style cara pils, couleur dorée claire, mousse est épaisse blanche. En bouche, sympa mais rien de spécial, tous les attraits d’une simple pils, malt est léger avec en retrait une fine couche d’amertume et de houblon.
JorisPPattyn (7298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fluffy snow-white head, reasonably stable over pale golden, well-carbonated beer. Nose of grains, ever so lightly spicy, and quite a bit flowery. Soft-sweet, with a fine sub-acidic touch, fortified by the enthusiastic carbonation. Again flowery-spicy, delicate, but at the same time a bit dull. On the edge of overcarbonated; light to medium bodied. Strange, but at least reasonably original.