grunx (367) - - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Al obrir-la sortia molta escuma. Desgraciadament no deu haver estat ben guardada abans d’arribar a les meves mans. De gust però no decepciona. Interessant.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ ZBF 2012 // slightly hazy golden with a white head // muted herbal hops, slight sweet lemon drops, slight fruits & spices // taste is sweet lemon drops, citrus, herbal, sweet candy & dried fruits, lots of yeast (half champagne / half Belgian), honey,… // very lively carbonation, okay / still not terribly existed about Champagne beers
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jan 2010: A free gift from the lovely Rudi from the BierBoom shop and bar in Brugge.
Poured into four flutes along with the really expensive Dues (Brut des Flanders) also poured to have a straight comparison. This beer won hands down in all aspects, by far the best Champagne beer I’ve had to date.
The beer had a slight mist to it and was a very pale yellow in colour, the pure white head left some good lacing on the glass.
The aroma had a pleasant bitter citrus feel.
The taste was a mix of peaches and citrus fruits, it had a sweet top and a bitter finish, smooth yet highly carbonated, very champagne in its overal feel in the mouth.
Because of the sparkling champagne likeness the alcohol didn’t show at all, very easy to drink.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods P Street in DC. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a fairly-clear straw-golden color with a nice white head and some good lacing on the way down. The nose brings some pear, melon, and green grapes. Plenty of light fruit and a bit of spice. The flavor continues down the same path, with the fruit in the front. A bit of booze on the back end. Light body with high carbonation and a crisp, clean finish. Quite good.
Kosmokrator (291) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 Quando la bottiglia viene aperta, esplode in un rumoroso "pop" come uno spumante; versata in bicchieri flute si presenta con un elegante giallo lievemente nebuloso e molto effervescente con una schiuma bianca saponosa e persistente. L’aroma presenta note di malto, albicocche essicate e agrumi canditi e più lievi sentori di fieno. Il gusto è un equilibrio perfetto tra malti amarognoli e luppoli delicati, arricchito con note concise di toffee e caramello; il sapore "tagliente" evolve verso un finale secco e leggermente brusco che ricorda un vino brut. L’effervescenza vivace aiuta a renderla beverina e piacevole a dispetto del tenore alcolico e del corpo generoso. Una birra sontuosa per grandi occasioni, vale tutte le attenzioni.
turbothy (1007) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ 5de Brugs Bierfestival, Brugge. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour. Well-balanced aroma, pleasantly sparkly and smooth hops flavour.
italianjohn (2026) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow golden honey pour thin soapy white head light sticky lacing .... aroma is of light barnyard, citrusy lemony hops, honey, and sweet malts .... taste is of citrusy lemony hops, light barnyard, straw, sweet malts, little sugary, honey and comes a little champagne like .... light spicy/bitter finish that is dry and malty ... mouthfeel is a little soapy, musty and full .... abv is hidden very well for 12%
Grzesiek79 (2357) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
hay, resin, earthy, golden, cloudy, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, bitter,
brugmanneke (222) - GERMANY - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(75 cl bottle) Yellowish, pale golden color and hazy, with a big white head. Resinous smell - characteristic of all Malheur beers I have tried so far. Fruity aroma, maybe apricots, green apples and some citrus fruit. And again resin, pine needles or something similar. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Fizzy carbonation, alcoholic warming finish. Smooth. Not a beer for every occasion, but well-made and very enjoyable.
tiong (2242) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma has notes of fruits, spices and malts. Taste is quite strong and fruity with a lot of carbonation and spicy notes. Finish is strong and warming, alcohol comes slightly through. Tasty, well balanced strong Belgian ale.