tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is grassy, spicy, peppery. A bit like a premium lager as opposed to a biere de garde, but then I smell the peppery yaest strain reminiscent of the Bdg style. The appearance is a straw gold, clear, white head (also like apale lager). The flavor is malty, bread, pepper, spicy, sweet corn. The finish is a light hop bitterness, like noble hops, and a bit of pepper. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Not bad at all.
tderoeck (6491) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/05/2011 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 02/09/2011 (2011-191) Thanks to Mattie & Georges for the bottle!
Clear orange beer, small white creamy head, unstable and bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, peaches, overripe fruits, citrus, bit of hops. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: fruity, citrus, bit of hops, grapefruits, bit malty. Aftertaste: cit of hops, citrus, yellow fruits. So the French know how to brew after-all, who would have thought? ;-)
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl draught at Le Tambour d’Arcole in Paris. Poured a golden amber with a small white head, and not much lacing. Aromas of candied sugar, caramel and bread. Body is full for the syle, but medium overall with lively carbonation. Taste is smooths, caramel, orange zest, and a little spice. Malt is balanced nicely on the back end. Overall not bad, went well with my meal.
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 75cl. A clear gold-amber beer with almost no head. Smell is on sweet caramel and orange. Aroma is sweet, lager yeast like and medium malty, some agrumes notes at the finish, bit lemony too. Hop character is low, notes of spices like cardamom, not bad but very common.
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish white head quickly shrinks. Deep yellow body. Sugary floral mealy aroma with fruity golden notes. Dry-sweet malty syrupy strawy taste with fruity alcoholic notes. Light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy alcohol and toffee aftertaste with floral notes. Nice, drinkable, not terribly remarkable. (0.75l bottle, Auchan, Illkirch, Strasbourg.)
drpimento (2496) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is from the notes I took on a napkin on the TGV train 6196 Avignon - Paris: Poured a nice off white creamy head that lasts and some lace. Color was a clear medium amber. Aroma was malty, yeasty, apricot, honey, dark ripe fruit, spicey, and a bit floral. Flavor was like aroma. Good bitter/sweet balance. Good body, champagne fizz. A slow session beer.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet malts and apple aroma. Dark yellow colour, beige head, fine lace. Pretty sweet, bitter, light malty, apple. Alcoholic, soft and sticky. Clean and more like a Heller Bock than a Belgian Ale but not really bad.
Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body was a honey brown color and just slightly cloudy, a fairly thick quarter inch of tan head was produced but had vanished before I had a chance to drink. Very mild smelling beer aroma was difficult to pick up, but I could detect a faint floral lemon sent and just a touch of yeast but like I said this aroma was way too weak. Dam surprisingly strong alcohol flavor for such a low percentage, lemony tasting malts and a fairly good yeast presence made for a some what enjoyable flavor. For a Belgian Ale every thing seemed slightly off, looked the wrong color and no cap, smell was way to mild, and the taste has way to much alcohol, but this still wasn’t a bad beer to drink it’s just a bad Belgian ale
VertBaconStrips (2187) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer starts of good and ends poorly - all in a matter of about 15 minuites. Poured out nicely, but came up a little short on the head - and that died just before my enjoyment died. First sip was quite yummy with a creamy feel, but seemed just a little too thick - couldnt place the aroma (sorry - someone else will have to, cause I ain’t purchacing another bottle), but it was quite fresh. The golden apperance was a bit cloudy and you could see stuff floating around. Half way through the glass, everything changed - for the worse. A bitterness showed up accompanied with a pile of alcohol...odd ending for a promising beer. The label is kinda cheap looking and so was the beer.
pivnizub (9437) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille (Merci, Stephane !) Golden, bigger firm off-white head; bisquity and slightly woody nose; light to moderate sweet flavour with a light bitter touch, light to medium bodied; sweet-bitter, slightly hoppy finish. Simple, but not unpleasant............