garthicus (2880) - 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 (1553) - 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 (1926) - 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 (1003) - Santiago, CHILE - 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 (576) - 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 (5594) - 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 (1380) - 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 (9430) - 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 (134) - 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 (8561) - 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.