JK (4861) - 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.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(33 cl bottle, from the boys at The Rover) Clear copper color, small white head. Sugary oxidized scent. Thin sweet malty taste. Watery mouthfeel. Very lo wbitterness. Weak metallic aftertaste.
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 30cl. Poured a deep red amber, with a small wispy white head. Oaky malt aroma, with hints of fruit, though faint. Quite a rich flavour of oaky malt, hints of sweetness, very tasty despite the bitterness in the finish being a little watery. Thick palate, low carbonation. Decent tasty beer, good for sessions.
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing head. Clear dark amber body. Weak malt aroma (domated by the smoking gentlement at the bar). Dry flavor with some spice I cannot figure out. Noney caramel.
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oxidized cardboard and not much else. My wife bought this is in British Columbia for me. page 350 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 301 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - MAR 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 500ml bottle, no head, lively carbonation, very nice deep amber colour, Aroma of malt,plum,, Flavour; malty, sweet,fruity, some caramel and apple, lagerish but the taste is deeper and "fuller", smooth and medium to full bodied, yeast, very nice to drink, nothing disturbing, I like It
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A step above Palm Dobble. Worth a try as it has a darker appearance than the Dobble. It is equally as smooth with some additional use of hops for a unique belgian flavor.
Grovlam (4162) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head was average to large with a fizzy off-white color. It lasted reasonable long. Good lacing found in glass. Body was cloudy with some particles. Color was light muddy brown. Aroma was yeasty (sweat, barnyard, leather), with other notes being perfume, citrus, grain, caramel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Flavor was light bitter-sweet which was ok balanced I thought. Short to average duration of finish. Very drinkable.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cL bottle. Deep amber color, with very mellow aroma and taste. My favorite "everyday" Belgian beer. Can easily sit at the pub and drink a few.