Dacrza (586) - 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?...
pras (518) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The guy that poured this for me said it is the most popular beer in Belgium, I guess along with Stella. I guess just like in America, there is a taste for mass produced dreck. To be certain, this is better than bud or miller, but not much better. Flavor is malty, with no discernible bitterness. Slightly sweet. Better than a mass produced American beer, but not by that much.
TH28 (205) - - MAY 1, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. 9/8/15 code date. Appearance: Dark golden/orange and clear with little white head.
Aroma: Toasted malt with slight herbal hops notes. No noticeable Belgian yeast.
Taste: Sweet toasted malt with little bitterness, hop flavor, or yeast flavor. Hint of diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Light in body with moderate carbonation.
Finish: toasted, syrupy malt lingers. Nothing else.
Overall: One dimensional malt flavor, with no noticeable hop or yeast aroma/flavors. Hard to believe this is a Belgian beer
visionthing (3323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl can from a mini market at the train station in Antwerpen. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of caramel and herbs with some fruity and slightly bready notes. Medium sweet with moderate flavour intensity and a modest bitterness. Quite decent, but not quite my cup of tea.
Bygers (925) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 0,5l. Pours an amber color with medium head. Aroma of hops and soft bready malts. Soft mouthfeel with a pleasant carbonation. Taste of caramel and bread.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thellgren (394) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted at some Brussels beer cafe. Almost forgot to add this after my Belgian beer trip. Taste is a bit too sweet for me. Something like caramel. Might be better with food.
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best, relatively ’normal’ Belgian ales out there. Perfect to just drink and not worry too much!
Baalzevuv (68) - Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barwa bursztynowa wpadająca w brąz, klarowna. Piana obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała. W aromacie przede wszystkim palone słody. W smaku trochę karmelu, owoców, słodycz jakby sztuczna. Wysycenie zbyt wysokie, goryczki praktycznie brak.
60minuteman (993) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draught at Asbury Festhaul & Biergarten. Clear and light brown/yellow color. Dried candy flavor. Malt, roast, yeast. Not too enthralling in any way.
kaser (3697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish light and clear pour from draft at bottom lounge. White head. Pretty gross. Dank fruity flavor. Makes me cringe a little.
umich03jm (2508) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear golden-amber pour with a small foamy head that fades to a film. Aroma is grainy with a light generic fruitiness and flowers. Tastes like smooth bready malt with grass and light esters. Boring but better than american macros.