Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: November 16, 2013... GLASSWARE: Ommegang stem... OCCASION: celebrating the unseasonably warm afternoon of football, Christmas lights and fun with my sons... APPEARANCE: opaque, deep golden amber body with a soft, foamy thin white head that rings uniformly; lacing is cirrus cloud and ocean crest... AROMA: aromatic, fruity--sour apple and tart candy... PALATE: light, fizzy as cider; possesses some staying power in the mouth, but rather dry like champagne...TASTE: mildly tart and pleasantly crisp with little exchange of flavor in the exhale; an underlying hint of lager malts, but inevitably this is a clean basket of fruit with enough hops to hint at an ale...OVERALL: This has to be one of those handful of brews I have passed numerous times, always intending to try and never quite trying; its inclusion in the "Great Beers of Belgium" forced my hand, and I am pleased to find it a serviceable, light, cheaper version of Unibroue’s wonderful Ephemere (which announces its apple right up front); a single notch below the Estaminet pilsner in the sample, and two below the Rodenbach--but beer drinking isn’t really a competition, right?...
VDuquerroux (89) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 25cL. @VnB Poitiers. A clear amber beer with a medium white thin head. Poor persistance. Sparkling. Aroma of caramel, smoked, herbs. Bitter taste with a light acid-sweet background. Light body and texture. Average carbonation. Bitter refreshing finish. Overall, an average light belgian ale with some hop character.
Beerhunter111 (3401) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice treat to have work pick up the tab for one of these at label7 in Pittsford. Nice looking in a goblet, amber, clear, decent lacing. Fruity nose, with a bit of sour tinge. Dry fruity palate, drinkable, not special.
lachneger (217) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Helder bruin gekleurd bier. Smaak licht zoetig. Vind hem uit de tap beter. Gedronken op bier avond Nicoloas
maley1 (627) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, clear amber pour with small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, malts and faint hops. Taste of malts, citrus, slightly floral and faint hops. Thin bodied, medium carbonation, nice and crisp and refreshing on a hot day, not bad.
trapped (561) - TURKEY - FEB 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber with very small whitish frothy head, no specific aroman high carbonation, faint yeasty taste, abrupt finish. A bit too fizzy to the point of burning your throat.
PotjeBier (1395) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mmm, never rated this, but have been drinking this since the 80s... Clear amber color. Uneven off white head. Aroma’s of caramel, some aromatic hop, with some light fruity hoppiness retronasal. Flavor is light sweet, malty. Light bodied, not too thin. Finishes light malty. Solid, but uninspiring.
s_hartshorne (479) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle bier huis. Amber colour foamy white head. Malty aroma taste is same slight sourness metallic finish. Thin body medium carbonation. Not great.
Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not that different from any typical pale lager or pils beers. Aroma is weak and malty, beer is dry, and there is not much to say about the taste either. Just a little bit better than any typical beer you can buy in grocery shops
terefere (112) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Pours golden, sparkling, clear, frothy head, stays long. Weak aroma of bread, cherry, banana. Taste of malt, some fruity sourness, hops. It reminds me more of a very nice premium pilsner at first but the finish is quite like a belgian ale. Overall, very decent.