Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Toone. Clear light amber - white head. Citrus / grape zest, vegetables, light sharpness, cardboard, dusty, spidersweb, peppery, yeasty. ØV !!!
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true Belgian, this rare treat boasts a magnificent whiff of yeasts and peppery spices along with a hearty presence of alcohol. Beautiful to look at, wonderful to smell and supremely good to drink. Quite reminiscent of Kasteel Blonde, a very good thing in my book. Excellent!
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle: Extremely brilliant and vibrant pure gold. Very large white head with a creamy mushroom top that continues to grow for several minutes after you pour. Carbonation release looks spritzy. "Typical" tripel aromas laced with a slight sea-shell aroma. Tons of table sugar, banana, touch of bubblegum, tart yellow fruits and light malt (pilsner malt). A definite "greenery" persists. Something that is slightly stale in the background. Perhaps some DMS in there too. Very lively carbonation cuts into the back of your throat a little. Hot alcohol and sweet middle. Very spicy yeast character, as well as dried spice, becomes a little harsh when forced through by the alcohol. A little hop character pops up here and there. Malty sweet finish with stale old hops and alcohol
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong, sweet, relatively simple blonde ale. Affiliated with the excellent Oud Beersel brewery, which makes this one a head-scratcher. Pours bright golden with a big, frothy, white head. Nose of oranges, candy, yeast. Very sweet flavor with mild bitterness, some alcohol showing through, lively carbonation. Cloying. Unfortunate. I wish they were promoting their lambics half as hard as they’re pushing this one around town.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks good - rich amber, and a thin head. Goes quickly downhill after that. Alcoholic and unsubtle. Boozy.
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ZBF 08. Lovely clear gold colour with lasting ivory head. some lager malt on aroma, bit of toffee. Good condition. Doesn’t taste of 9.5% at all. Drinkable, just a little cardboardy. Oh and hilarious as the guy at the stand was so enthusiastic he explained the entire beer to me in Flemish before I told him I was English and didn’t understand a word.
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2011 Had this at ZBF Sint Niklaas, Belgium, 02-03-08 Pours with great clarity and a rather wonderful golden colour with just a slim white head. This beer seems to work on a couple of levels with the spices sitting lazily in the mouth as though they haven’t been totally incorporated into the beer and the other level sees a nice beer, quite soft mouthfeel with just a hint of alcohol, sweetness and malt. A5 A3 T7 P4 Ov13 3.2 Had this again, purchased Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgie 18.03.11 consumed 24.03.11 warm gold appearance with a little rustiness and a sunshine glow along with a white head. Some sweetness, cereal and a honey rush. Tasty and slips down well with a chunk of parmesan. A6 A3 T8 P4 Ov14 3.5
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep golden with huge white lasting head. Sweet yeasty and fruity aroma. Sweet flavor spicy flavor with yeasty and malty notes. Alcohol burn in the end.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored pour with medium sized head. Sour, yeasty and a little sweet aroma. Spicy, sweet malty, dry finish.
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at ZBF 2006. Gold, good white head and moderate condition. Faintly malty nose, gentle sweet malt and a slight spiciness in the mouth tempered by a flowery but bitter yeastiness which lingers in the finish.