CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 33cl, the one and only speciale belge! refreshing. lively ambercolor with rich head. honeylike softness and fruity aroma. drinks like applejuice! Be warned.. :-)
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Belge. 0.35L 5.2%. White head. Copper brown pale colour. Not special nose. Roasted malt taste. A little bit sour taste. MIld hops.
Svesse (7700) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Dovetail, Farringdon, London, 4 Aug 2008) Amber colour with lasting, frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dark fruit, grain, wild berries and yeast. Malty taste with dark fruit, mandarin and yeast. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Solid and quite tasty but hardly exciting.
Borresteijn (6211) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This used to be one of my favourite beers, but that was before I knew of all the other good stuff. Amber beer, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts. Flavour is soft caramel, sweet malts, a slight metallic taste, hops. Dry and soft mouthfeel.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly not my favorite Belgian or my favorite brown ... more of an amber colored light tasting light mouthfeel brew. Beautiful amber with a foamy white head. Saved by an interesting nutty fruity back story that I did not anticipate.
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 330ml bottle and 2 glasses on draft @ paddy’s pub, Doetinchem. This beer has a very good aroma and a nice colour (dark golden). the beer just looks very nice. the taste is ok but it has a strange fiinish/aftertaste. could be better. expected more from this. good replacement for when you don’t want to drink a pale lager/pilsner. maybe going to drink it again.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bland Belgian beer, which comes as a surprise by Belgian standards. A bit fruity, not much though. If anything, a thirst quencher - at a push.
Plovmand (7716) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours hazy amber with a long lasting white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Flavour is the same. Palate is pretty watery.
Dogbrick (11067) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at San Diego Brewing Company. This beer is a clear orange-ish color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. Medium-bodied with a soft mouthfeel and flavors of tart fruit and spices. Touches of yeast as well. The finish is mildly spicy and short. Slightly below average overall.