darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap in Belgium. Very smooth flavor with nice hop character. Didnít come on too strong. Nice floral notes and hop bitterness. Refreshing.
gilles13 (2) - FRANCE - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
certainly one of the best everyday beer a bit bitter but with a delicious caramel taste.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Iíve drunk both a recent and a two years over date bottle of this beer. The recent beer has a colour somewhere between chestnut brown and amber. It has a medium-sized white head. The aroma is floral hoppy, with raisins. Some earthy maltness could be noticed too. Some soap in the aroma, but not annoying. The flavour is dominantly bitter, but it has gentle sweet notes.
The old beer has a more amber colour, and lots of particles are floating in the beer. Malt cognaccy aroma with hints of alcohol and apples. Apple flavour, but a bit watery. A stronger, both sweet and warming, aftertaste.
The points given are for the new beer, the rating for the old beer is ar: 4, app: 1, fl: 3, pal: 3, overal: 5, total: 1.6.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - AUG 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured and clear amber with an average head. Not too complex and a bit on the sweet side, but very satisfying everyday beer.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Copper coloured, big foamy head. Cranberry aroma with hoppy hints. Hoppy malty flavour with weak hints of fruit. Pretty boring for being Belgian...
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light coper. Thin fizzy head. Pleasant fruit salad aroma. Generic rather bland. Clean and smooth but with a finish Poperinge called cardboard.
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong malt burnt aroma with some bitterness. Crystal clear red amber colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with nithing else. Smooth palate.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Large, foamy an dpillowy head with a clean golden red body. The smell is indistinctive, with hops and other damp aromas, but nothing clearly emerging. A sweet, round and velvety taste with some bitter notes.
HansVC (6) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, cereal, roasty, resin, earthy, alcohol, woody, golden, clear, aminimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, lively, bitter, thin feel, medium body, thin feel, medium body,
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amsterdam - Pours an amber brown, this one has a strong caramel/corn syrup nose. I donít know it reminded me of some bad malt I had once. It isnít as bad in taste and is strange but not bad at all.