Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A clear dark golden/pale amber beer with a small and fast disappearing white head. Uninteresting and weak nose, lightly malty and hoppy, with light vegetables notes. the flavour is better than expected, though not transcendental, not overly sweet and with a light hopping that gives some sort of balance. Medium body, lively carbonation, not very long finish with light bitterness. Simple and not aggressive.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, tons of frothy head, with clear, light gold body. Aroma was straw and pepper. Flavor more of the same, pretty dry, not too appealing, slightly dirty. Palate was nice, clean, but with some body, rolls around nicely. Overall, just didn’t enjjoy it. Reminded me of an Orval gone awry.
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyable brew from the keg this beer has a nice brown color and a slightly sweet straw aroma and taste. unpretentious brew with good velvety mouthfeel that is still refreshing due to a well matched and lively carbonation. with little added spice and even less hop character this beer still scores well as it is a touch nutty and clean tasting with a good balance. good beer.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 On tap in amsterdam. Pours an orange brown with a two finger head. Malt aroma, just a hint of fruit. Smooth, light mouthfeel but very drinkable. Light quick bitter finish.
1/11/09- Bottle. Drinkable, but certainly not with the flavor/complexity that comes with a Belgian Ale. Light body and just a twing of bitter- really not much to it for a belgian ale. Remember it much better on draft.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
keg at OpusK Lohja 180608
orange bit head nice lace
Taste: sourish, bit fruitiness,thin easily drinkable
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 33 cl bottle at Dalane Brygghus, Egersund, Norway. Amber color, disappering white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is sweet malt, fruit and hints of hops. Easy to drink.
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good caramel dark appearance, scarcy foam and good smell to toasted barley, but no conection with taste, Taste starts with agresive bitterness and ends soons, so after a second nothing remains in my palate.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
draught @ the rake. Smells like standing down-wind a maltings. Clear amber, white lacing head. Tastes like horse-feed, a bit like old fermenting barley in an old barn next to a long forgotten dray-horse. Not badly made, just not my taste... I’m not a horse.
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Antwerp at: Le restaurant Noorderterras on the harbor. Dark amber color with a frothy beige head that laces. A light oaky aroma? Near medium body with creamy carbonation. A herbal/caramel flavor. The herbal flavor runs through it. Finishes rather dry, with reminiscences of fruit. Suspect this is a common beer, but it drinks very well.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a little creamy white head. Vague malt aroma. Flavour is mild yeasty to a solid caramel malt note. Light bitterness and herbal note. Light yeasty finish.