pintbypint (2729) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml corked, green bottle. Best before date is 01/012009. Pours pale lemon yellow, hazy. Two fingers worth of airy but sticky foam on top on first pour, settles slowly to a fine tight bubbled layer on the surface, some creamy lacing. Yeasty, faintly funky aroma with sweetish honey/lemony notes. Fairly hoppy in the mouth, citrusy notes, sweet malt, some funk. Crisp, dry finish with some yeast aftertaste and some lingering grassy hops. Super bubbly, effervescent, medium body. 11% alcohol remains well hidden. Great presentation, only sticky point about this beer is it’s price, but I can justify it every now and then.
prawlie (1208) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, rich and very smooth. Buttery notes and texture. Tasty but weird. Overall good but not what I was expecting.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Rootz. Pours slight hazy golden with lively Champaigne bubbles and a big bubbly white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, malt and light fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with lively prickly Champaigne like carbonation.
TET (1810) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden, strongly bubbling beer with a very big and blond head. The nose has grainy malts, fruits, some lemon and honey. Taste has grain, fruits, honey, herbal-grassy hops, strenght of alcohol but without taste. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation that is slightly bubbling in the mouth. There is something luxorious but still slightly blend, I was expecting more.
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: caramel, rather sweet in general.
TASTE: sweet, candy sugar, too old sample maybe? Score is given as for a young sample though, had this before I started rating. (this sample was expired for 2 or 3 months)
Alengrin (2628) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Tasted under its original name Malheur Brut Réserve and under the later name Malheur Bière Brut, this was the first of the ’champagne beers’ which appeared on the Belgian market around the year 2000. Poured in a champagne flute, this beer has a coarse but thick and firm, snow white head and a pure and deep golden blonde colour with very fierce, indeed champagne-like fizz. Unusual but attractive aroma of hay, soap, dried lemon peel, cava, old cheese, walnuts, vanilla, biscuit, chamomille, apple, dough and something plastic-like, but not disturbingly so. Dry taste, applish fruitiness, starfruit, very spritzy, yeasty, bready, with champenoise carbonation stinging the tongue, refreshing, with yeasty finish revealing some herbal hops and gin-like, warming alcohol. Very enjoyable apéritif, appetizing and more ’beery’ than its competitor DeuS Brut des Flandres by Bosteels.
RafeAU (216) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasting at plonk. hides high alcohol well. awesome. Delicious belgian sen strong ale.
mmahut (1201) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with low white head. Aroma has light spicy, malty, candi profile with light green apples. Taste has medium to high malty sweetness, vanilla tones, low bitterness. Body is full, high carbonation.
markoijelena (755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.75l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it yellow colour with medium white head.Taste between champagne and beer.On the nose peach.Taste of malt, honey, fruits and pine.Very good
berntholer (1106) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite dense ivorywhite head that leaves some lacing. dark blonde colour. aroma of spices, ginger (?), vanilla, some oxidation notes. taste like aroma with a slight wry finish. medium body, quite carbonated. bottle 75cl / bbf jun-2014
mikske79 (1264) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heel lekker champagne-bier, ik vind het persoonlijk beter dan Deus omdat je hier nog meer bier in proeft dan champagne