bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very unclear beer with lots of bigs particles and a little head. Weak aroma, some hoppiness, flowers, little bit citrus. Full mouthfeel with a hop taste, and a somewhat earthy note. Creamy aftertaste.
JonMoore (1649) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with large creamy white head. Aroma has candy, cherries, orange peel and barnyardy. Taste is hoppy, fruity, honey, cough drops. Quite highly carbonated. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good ale.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very unclear orange beer with a frothy head helped by an almost aggressive carbonation. Has both candy sugar and spices added - hard to determine which though. In spite of the sugar this is pretty dry with some fruity freshness from the nose and throughout. Almost Tripelish. 080601
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled@De Bieís Tavern DíHellekapelle) Opaque light amber/orange color with a large, tight, white head and lots of lace. Hoppy, buttery aroma with chlorine hints. Quite hoppy, fruity and perfumy flavor. Medium-bodied, neutral palate with quite high carbonation. A very decent brew.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, bottled on June 2003. Clear (until the powdery yeast is poured) amber, modest faint beige head made up of big and clumsy bubbles. Sweetish (honey, fruit toffees, artificial (?) strawberry) aroma, filled up with some sharp and grassy etheric oils. Sweetish caramel flavour, reminiscent of mozzarella cheese: thick, juicy, chewy, and with an undeniable texture, but a very soft taste. Warming and tickling on the palate, yet without much carbonation.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
somewhat farmhouse earthy tones initially giving way to dried fruits cherry apricot and blackberry. Grassy ho bitterness with some candy sugar and creme balance.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive orangey ginger colour. Little head, but persistent sparkle. Unusual aroma, dominated by sweet doughy malt and brown sugar/molasses. Also a touch herbal, with maybe a hint of milk chocolate. I didnít find the aroma elements easy to pin down. The flavour was also difficult to get a handle on. Itís certainly noticeably sweet, although some tart notes come through on the finish. Noticeably sweet and sour aftertaste. Thereís something earthy in the background. Maybe some treacle toffee too. Honeyed mouthfeel, tending towards the sticky. Thereís quite a lot going on in this beer, but it somehow didnít all gel perfectly. Interesting, but doesnít quite deliver the goods. Of course itís not a witbier. 330ml bottle, from onlyfinebeer.co.uk.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange with a large, firm head.
Sweet grass- and hayaroma.
Fresh, but sweet with sour notes; vineagar.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange-amber color with some hazyness and with a medium creamy head. Very soft aromaís with hints of malts, ripe stone fruits like apricots and peaches, soft spices and a well balanced bitterness of hops and laurel. This beer has a soft and creamy mouthfeel with a good fruityness and a fine malty touch that is untherbuild with some spices and a nobel bitterness of hops. It has a refreshing afthertaste and an outstanding balance.
rauchbier (3497) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, from Dranken Geers via John White. Amber, moderate off white head and gentle condition. Bread and malt initially in the nose with a low but developing spiciness that could be aniseed or cinnamon. In the mouth it is mildly citric with more breadiness and a reduced spiciness. The yeast becomes apparent and as it warms a slight mushroom funkiness creeps in. The finish is short and spicily sweet with some warming alcohol at the end. As Bierkoning points out this is not a wheatbeer, the label confirms this, and reminded me more of some Dutch micro brews which at times defy clasification.