fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, brown coloured. Large off-white head. Sour sweet malty aroma with some slight yeasty touches. Nice balanced sweet-sour body. Finish is sweet, little sour and a little sticky.
ALLOVATE (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ye gads Batman, this was shite!. I remember as I tasted this I was talking to other backpackers in our hostel of the beauty of most Belgian ales and then I took a whiff of this and couldnít hide my cringe. Aroma of bread left to fester for too long with some dank barnyard malt and rusted car bodies. Itís got a feint citric acid note and table sugar which mixed together could easily rust a car! Poured a muddy, tawny bronze with a lovely thick head of cream, well supported by the huge flurry of fine carbonation. Bready in the mouth, light toffee malt upfront (?) with phenyl sweetness across the tongue like diet cola minus the cola. Itís just lightly tart, acidic in the sweeter side and sugary like an over-primed lemonade. Very feint showing of candied fruit like oranges and lemons. Finish claps out between grapeskin astringency and spoonfuls of sugar. Not one I liked obviously. So, making a point about some grand Belgian ales...... (25cL, 4%, 29/09/07, de Bier Tempel, Brussels)
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, brown coloured with a large off-white head, and much carbonation. Sour sweet malty aroma with some slight yeasty touches. Nice balanced sweet-sour body.Finish is sweet, very little sour and a little sticky. Average.
Gr0ve (2082) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Thick white head. Light coppery colour. Clear, but with just a little hint of stuff floating around in the beer. Musty raspberry aromas. A little barnyardy notes. Sweetness at first that moves into a more fruity flavour. Notes of candy sugar.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks are due to Numenor for his gracious carting of this all the way across the Atlantic. He has really contributed to my nabbing of styles. Ruddy brown colour, clear with an off-white head. Tart aroma. Delicious, sweet flavour with salty afternotes.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alas, my last style. Thanks to Numenor for picking this up in England. Cloudy reddish color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of sour and some sweet fruit. Very sweet fruity flavor, with some sour kick in the end.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yay... my final style, picked this up at the Beer Ritz in York, England. Nice golden-brown body with a very thin white head. Great sourdough-bread aroma, nice and tart. A very tart and sweet flavor, ending with almost a pure caramel-sugar tang, maybe some sour apple showing up as well. Basically a normal gueuze with more sugar than normal.
anders37 (14818) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber colour with longlasting off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma some hints of sourness. Very sweet malty flavor with lots of candy sugar and hints of caramel. Some hints of sourness aswell. Very sweet aftertaste.
Theis (12161) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home alone. Not sad or pathetic, just home alone !! Amber color, a nonlasting white head. Aroma: Honey, a little gooseberry, but mostly sweet. Taste: Very sweet, dry, not very sour. Reminds me of eating a bag of sour candy.
gunnfryd (9379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden brown colour with no head.. Aroma is green apple,orange and yeast. Flavour is sweet,yeast and orange.