Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, - MAY 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Lowlander, Drury Lane. Hazy amber colour with frothy head and decent lacing. Aroma is malty, roasted, some hops. Taste is sweet, yeasty. Finish is spicy and dry. OK beer.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
8/III/13 - 33cl bottle as "Cuvée de la Jonquille" from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BBE: 2014 (2013-220)
Pretty cloudy light amber beer, small off-white irregular head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: overripe fruits, honey, bit chemical, sugary touch, spices. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: bit sweet, some citrus, something rotten, nasty, pretty bitter, meaty, grains. Aftertaste: bit sweet, rotten stuff, off, some alcohol, overripe banana. Bleh.
saxo (11215) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, malt, fruits and hops. Notes of caramel as well.
Svesse (5196) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bier Circus, Brussels, 20 July 2012) Hazy amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of orange, toast and caramel. Fruity, malty taste with citrus, orange, toast and a spicy finish with a gentle bitterness. Medium body, fairly dry. Tasty and quite nice.
Arve_Christian (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On 33 cl bottle. Date du conservaton aug 2012
Pale amber color, foam disappearing very quickly
Nice yeast, medium intensity aromas of dried fruits & malt
Very low carbonation, probably better earlier
Medium body & complexity
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle @ Bier Circus // pissed-off waiter for the umpteenth time ordering this // I initially ordered this as the first beer from the draft menu but he told me that they didn’t have it anymore on draft, only in bottles // since I wanted a draft beer as my first one, I picked something else & I was still interested in trying // asked again latter & pissed him off because he went all about how he already had told me that they don’t have it on draft // I know, I still want a bottle // loved that guy (I am not being sarcastic here), he seemed to have this awesome hatred for serving people like us from his point of view who didn’t know enough about beer to be even in his bar // he seemed to hate the whole thing of bringing us beer, he got mad when someone asked what snacks he has or when we didn’t instantly order after we had to find him & force him to come // 2 Indians visiting the country for the first time may not be sure what to pick from 300 Belgian beers // so what if they like Faro Lindemans or honey beers, I like them to & they are used to drinking Kingfisher in India & almost everything beats Kingfisher, I think, it is not they wanted pale lagers // this is not a complained & I was quite amused by him which in turn probably pissed him off even more because I was really not apologetic :) // you don’t need to be an expert like him in order to like beer, that is what makes it interesting // I am not cool for not being enough educated like him // + faro is like the most typical Brussels beer imaginable // this beer itself, I quite liked it // darkish hazy caramel amber, stable white head // bready, fruity, caramel, lightly earthly, dash fruitier hops way more than typical EU hops would give you actually, earthly oranges, light touch of citrus, medium sweet & touch honey // silk & smooth, neat
Swaroga (788) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15cl sample. Amber/orange and hazy. Nose : bread, citrus, hops. Sip : Low density with low carbonation. Sweet with flower notes. Some honey with little citrus. Ending is a bit bitter with hops. Quite drinkable.
Grzesiek79 (2350) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
grass, roasty, hay, cheese, barnyard, leather, raisin, cough drop, cooked vegetables, alcohol, smoke, amber, cloudy, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, fizzy, long finish,
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Clear copper to amber color, no head, small white lacing. Smell malts, metal, cardboard, aluminium, slightly wort and it also smells a little like a can. At least, it reminds me of a can. Taste malts, metal, a not very nice kind of metal-bitterness, butter. Metal and cardboard aftertaste. Soft carbonation, low to medium body. Don’t like it.
psilosophy (399) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur ambrée limpide, mousse assez faible, peu de tenue. Arômes de grains grillés, caramel, une certaine acidité au goût. Pas mauvaise mais rien de notable. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, a nice sweet herbaceous malt with light orange pulp, a bit maderized. In mouth, an oxidized malt with light curacao and honey, past date but still decent. BB March 2010. Tasted Oct. 15 2011.