POLK (1920) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
150712: Golden beer with a beige foam. Sweet dark malty caramel flavor. No bitterness. Very mysterious almost cinnamon and wood flavors.
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ de paas. Aroma is caramel, bread, rye, some biscuit and some fruity notes. Flavour is mild bitterness, some caramel and fruit. A touch too sweet for a pale ale imho.
OllieBBommel (861) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home (0,33l) White shrinking head, stays. Color red copper. Aroma hops. Taste bitter, hops, sweets. Palate bitter, full, fat. Overall IMHO better than Palm Speciale (too sweet)
Wolfbass (807) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In effetti non Ť proprio cosa brutta, mi apprestavo a non proprio un capolavoro, invece tutto sommato Ť bevibile...
Cunningham (3655) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a white head. Caramel and light citric aroma. Moderate sweet caramel background with a fine fruity and light citric note.
[Bottle from Bertís Bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland]
tseo (148) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell: Earthy, peppery hops, tartness.A bit musty, too.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, oily.
Taste: Sweet, remniscent of caramel. Some citrus bits. Soft alcohol warmth.
Finish: Peppery, mildly bitter.
Overall: Not the typical kind of pale ale. A bit too malty, but characterful nonetheless.
deanso (4089) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at cafe de la gare, the hague.
Ok white head. Clear blond pour. Nice subtle bitterness.
kermis (3645) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Pouts clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit and bread. Flavour of sweet malt, lemonade, caramel and bread. Medium body and carbonation.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2006: from BA. Very impressed with this beer, bought in Brussels at a GB supermarket.
I poured it into a íHoegaarrden Grand Cruí glass and it suited.
Lovely full amber, copper/bronze colour with an off-white head which stays through the drink.
A sweet aroma of caramel and toffee apples, the taste is more hoppy, but there is a sweetness to it also, very ímore-ishí and extremely drinkable.
I ate a good quality Lincolnshire Pork Pie (with green pepper mustard) with this bottle, they complimented each other perfectly.
I shall be getting a shed load of this on my next visit to Belgium.
bdunhill (209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Belgian version of an English Pale Ale has a hoppy and grainy smell. It pours clear brown with a big bubbly head. The complexity that you get in the aroma seems lost on the flavor as it has a hint of caramel on the lip but very little palate.