BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, recently out of business, exclusive brewery, brew with mandarines, thx to Jerre, complex brew, not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled, 5.2% ABV) Very hazy yellow with almost no head. Aroma of sweetish lime and mandarine, some ginger and coriander. Acidic-limey flavor, something between Two Dogs and Finnish mead - still drinkable, though. Light-bodied, quite carbonated palate. Not very sugary, but not that refreshing, either. Dunno who this is aimed for.
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a murky white yellow, the head is white head. Aroma is citrus and acid. Taste is citrus grapefruit, with sour finish.
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mandarin beer (the only one I know of) with thin, snow white, coarse head and very pale yellow blonde colour with somewhat greenish hue, clear but hazy after adding the deposit, little sparkling but some large protein flakes show up in the end. Aroma of Mandarine Napoléon, apple peel, peach, gooseberry, rubber and cough syrup. Delicate sweetness in the onset (vanilla?) with a delicate, lively and incentive perfume of mandarin liqueur rather than real mandarins, light and smooth maltiness, low carbo and thin mouthfeel, light sourishness, finish with very weak floral hoppiness, not bitter at all, dryish and medicinal and otherwise rather watery. Another strange Mortal’s concoction, too bad they don’t exist anymore - I, for one, miss this brewery.
Jerre (2843) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Pale light yellow beer, with little white head. Aroma fruity, citrus, malts-grains. Medium body. Taste good fruity, yeast, sweet, refreshing.
Not bad at all !
Taste is better than it looks.
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP at Delirium Cafe: Some orange peel, mustard and citrus in the nose - interesting start. Hazy yellow color and a sticky lacy head. Orange Fanta taste coming through, a little sour end with a tinge of bitterto conclude. Thin and refreshing. Some good qualities, but overall it doesn’t quite come together convincingly.
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels: Nice pale yellow brew, spare head leaving legs on the glass. Mustard seed and citrus nose. Mandarine taste - it was, no doubt, medium lasting but very intense - more sweet but still nice.
Tranquillity (1450) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008. Quite watery aroma and taste. Mandarin in the aroma. Hazy, pale with a small white head. Taste grapefruit, lemon. Quite good.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at beerfestival in Vilvoorde. A sweet. You think about flowers in the smell and a good aftertaste Mrntionrd 5.2 %