DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Re-rate 9/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Malt, a bit of caramel, light fruitiness, light oxidation. 4/3/5/3/10=2.5
Bottle. Clear amber with a small, collapsing, white head. Sweetish aroma of malt and caramel with a bit of fruitiness. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, a bit yeasty, with light bitterness in the finish. A rather light body. 6/2/6/3/12=2.9
Dedollewaitor (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with off white head. Malty nutty aroma. Light sweet caramel aroma. Quite thin body with good lacings. Medium carbonated. Sweet end. Drinkable!
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - MAY 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 This ones pretty damn good. Full, sweet and malty taste with fruit and berries. Nice foamy mouthfeel. almost like bottle conditioned. Very nice.
garthicus (2699) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - Amsterdam, golden colour, short head, light aroma, caramel taste, nice session beer
ghawener (1467) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Below avarage for a Belgian Ale, would beat many lagers though. Medium body, malty and sweet.
Muggus69 (1228) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at Belgian Beer Café, Sydney. Some nice rich toffee-like malt and fruit on the nose. Pours a clean copper body with a reasonably dense white head and lace. Nice caramel malt richness to it, with welcome hints of fruit and lightly bitter finish. I’d say this would make a decent Belgian session ale.
Fukito (752) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, march 07. Copper ale, very restrained fruity aroma, slightly dull tasting. Monotonous medium MF. Not bad, but forgettable.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malty caramel. Sugary sour, apple aromas. Medium head. Burgundy, red, rust color. Fairly translucent. Caramel flavor. Light body. wheat. sour. very sweet bitterness. Finishes like it should taste stronger. Unsettled bitter finish. very sour bite.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good. An amber colored beer. Light malt in the aroma and considerable diacetyl in the flavor, but some malt below that. Well carbonated.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you’re going to have this at a Belgian themed restaurant it had better be the first as your tastebuds are going to be somewhat overwhelmed by the stronger beers on offer. As an aperitif beer after the obligatory walk to the BBC in Harrington street this works well. Clean coppery hue and a fine head in its own glass (of course, even though a Tripel Karmeliet I had later was served in a, gasp, Stella glass). The nose is muted but biscuity and pleasant. An equally clean taste is present with malt and aroma hops in a good balance. Very few esters seem to be present here and interestingly it is an acceptable beer at the cold tempertaures with which it was served. It is surpassed by others on the night but as a starter and potential session beer this has fine merit.