tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 25/V/14 (2012-708)
Clear dark blond to light orange beer, big creamy off-white to light yellow head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, dried fruits, little sugary, sweet malts, bit dusty, quite spicy, cinnamon, dried ginger, touch of ripe banana. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: malty start, cookie dough, some citrus, grassy bitter hops, spices. Aftertaste: fruity notes, some grains and sweet malts, grassy bitterness, dry and pretty bitter ending, but making you want to have another sip. Well done...
jfb (3149) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, yeast, straw, light peanuts and earth, slightly metallic. flavour is mostly the same, lots of straw, lemons, yeast and light pepper, quite earthy, with a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3088) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Hazy yellow colour with a huge white head. Smells malts, sweet, grains. Tastes malts, blossom, sweet, fresh. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013 as “No Hops No Glory” aka Préaris Blond given the Randal treatment with unnamed (possibly American) fresh hops. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. Lots of creamy citrus USA hops, quite heavy, touch fruity & light creamy grains. Taste is lots of citrus, creamy ,light milky grains, bitter floral with some light fruity & white sugar sweetness underneath it. I have been told that if you would just run water through the same installation you would get the same flavours which seems about right. This is still a nice & refreshing hop tea of sort. Body is obviously hazy, touch lower carb.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 29 May 2014. Poured into my huge ’Judas’ glass on 5 Aug 2013 during a Belgian Tasting Evening with myself!
Looked fine in the glass: bright golden body with a large head (you can really pour fast into a Judas glass) of snow white bubbles.
Light nose of yeasts, hop notes and freshly cut grass.
The taste was also light, delicate might be a better word. Hints of flavours rather than ’in your face’ powerful features. Slight citrus feel to the piece, with a mini grain undertone. I found it pleasant enough but it was completely overshadowed by the other Belgian brews I had around it.
In short: a refreshing but weak Belgian offering, start with this, don’t have it mid-session.
erickok (2810) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden looks, lasting small head. Rich herbal and yeast aroma, belgian to be exact. taste isn’t very expressive though, just medium bitter. Not very dry or developed, which takes away from the good (aromatic) start. (Tilburg Beer Festival)
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear yellow/golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head.The aroma of swet fruits like citrus and orange, wit a little hop. The taste is a little sweet with bitter. The aftertaste has sweet notes with hop bitter.
mike_77 (2415) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blond colour. Aroma of yeast and some bitter hops. Flavour is pleasantly bitter with a long dry finish.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this @ Rotsaert, Zedelgem. Taste this 20.07.2012 @ home.
Almost clear golden color, with a great white head.
Aroma hops, fruits, bit sweet malts. Medium body.
Taste nice bitter hops, malts, little spice, fruits touch.
Dry, hopsbitter finish. Like it !
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer with large diminishing white head and lots of carbonation. Fruited hoppy aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is rather bitter hoppy dry, rather strong ending.