Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Apparent pumpkin beer, but with actual pumpkin instead of the usual pumpkin pie spices as in American style pumpkin ale. Creamy, loosely structured, yellowish white head over a misty peach blonde beer. Aroma of indeed pumpkin flesh but in a ’zucchini’ kind of way, lime zest, starfruit, green apple, dough, lemon peel, white bread; softly sourish flavour, cucumber more than actual pumpkin but I guess it could be described as courgette-like as well; thin mouthfeel, bit simple texture, lightly bready, bit minerally, finishing with continuing vegetable sourishness along with a very, very light grassy hop bitterishness somewhere far away. Weird and clearly not an American style pumpkin ale at all, but I could still enjoy it more or less.
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Alengrin! 330 ml. bottle sampled. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is heavily milky, too heavy yeast, overly sweet & sugary with vegetable pumpkin notes. Taste is odd unpleasant sour milk with milky yeast, strong paper taste, strong vegetable quality, lightly sour in a bad way, milky yeast & lightly watery. Unpleasant. This one looks like another case of Belgian brewers not understanding why USA craft beer is popular, people like pumpkin beers because they taste like cloves & cinnamon, they are sweet & candy-like. This taste like actual vegetable pumpkin plus it is a pretty bad beer on top. Even if the base was good, why would anyone want a beer that would actually taste like vegetable pumpkin?
Hermod (4364) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle @PBF X. Dark amber, unclear, thick white head. Sweet fruity, yeasty, apricots. Mild and thin. Some apples in flavor. Quite dull.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at PBFX. Orange color, small white head. Aroma has pumpkin and fruityness. Light-bodied. Fruity, watermelon and light spices. Bland.
omhper (21288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Sugary canned pineapple aroma. Very sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Sweaty canned pineapple, syrup and ripe fruit. Low bitterness. Sweet and generic.
berntholer (1397) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orange blonde colour. aroma is yeasty, bit spciy, an aroma that reminds of raspberry seeds like a sulphury compound. taste is like aroma, again the raspberry seed-flavour dominates finish is slight bitter. very watery and rundown mouthfeel, rather carbonated. for me the only good thing is that it isn’t a sweet tripellike sugary mess as feared. bottle 33cl
JorisPPattyn (8442) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small off-white head, fast gone over faintly hazed orange beer. Spicy-vegetable nose, dough. Again faintly spicy, very lightly peppery over a dull-sweet background. Bit earthy, Faint, fine surrounding acidity helped by the CO². Light to medium bodied, light slickness. Oh well. In my experience pumpkin is more fermentable matter than a flavour plus.
sjorsvdg (136) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een bijzondere tripel met pompoen. De pompoen proef je heel licht terug. Het is een fris en toch vol bier.
mikske79 (1303) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een bier met een wat speciale smaak, maar ik vond het heel lekker. Cadeau gekregen van een vriend.
paulvanpelt (394) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oranje, weinig schuim. Licht weeïg, licht zuur, licht bitter. Onduidelijk aroma. Beetje waterig. Mwah.