Dacrza (596) - 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?...
android_test (4) - - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 [For private use only.]
Tastes like an average beer. Not very bitter or strong. Not a favorite, but not too bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur ambrée, bonne mousse beige. Nez levures et vieux fruits, note de caramel. Gout leger caramel et fruité avec en fin de bouches les levures très presentes. Peu intense et très sèche, avec corps moyen.
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan of this. Thin amber color and body. Slightly toasty, caramel, and bready. A little sweet. A small Belgian yeast presence. Eh.
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - MAY 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber clear with almost no head. Typical malty-hoppy lager taste, but quite intense. Drinkable, but not too much to enjoy.
6549 (16) - - MAY 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good Amber beer with a good color. A smooth lighter Amber beer with no bitter taste
pras (523) - 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 (213) - - 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 (3401) - 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 (946) - 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 (406) - 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.