3fourths (6958) - Vilnius, - JUN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 33cl bottle, 2006 Vintage
Consumed at ‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam, May 2006
Very carbonated, very sweet tripel-like flavor of anise with more coriander in the nose. Lemon grass, anise and oranges dominate the palate, and it ends with a sweet, starchy, finish. Thoroughly enjoyable. Appeared like a witbier, quite cloudy, but was sampled in a dark beer café.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle (2005 vintage) at the Great British Beer Festival, 3 August 2006. Very murky brown colour, probably stirred up by the huge carbonation. Pleasant fruity aroma with plenty of orange and maybe a little apple. Some yeast and estery green fruit -apples and pears - in the flavour. Rather gassy, chalky, carbonic on the palate. Seemed to be a decent beer lurking here but way too gassy.
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden coloured beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly spiced and the flavour is mulled dry winter fruits. Overall a nice mulled beer.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aromas are floral and yeasty with lemon, vanilla and pepper. Plenty of alcohol. Flavours are fruity and zesty with yeast and vanilla. Bitter on the finish.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (GBBF 2006): Warming alcohol in the nose. Quite high carbonation. Cloudy gold with a large white head. Yeasty vanilla and spice in flavour, with a touch of berry. Not bad.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at GBBF 2006. Cloudy old gold colour with thick off white head. Yeasty, woody aroma. Oddly sweet. Very carbonated. Rich citrus fruits. More yeast. Bit too sweet and over the top for me.
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled – GBBF. A very murky copper colouree beer with a whitish head. The aroma is yeasty and lemony with good funky fruits. The taste is fruity and sweet, but there is WAY too much carbonation making it an absolute strugglt to enjoy. The flavour are masked by the cacophony of noise going on in the mouth. Ooh.
thebeertourist (4271) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I managed to spot some hazy golden beer under that enormous, persistent white head. Lots of sweet fruit in the aroma, with apple, pineapple as well bubbegum springing to mind. Sweet fruity flavours, with apple, but also darker fruits and palm sugar. It gets well-balanced in the end with an appetizing dryness. Warming alcohol. Good carbonation and full-bodied. De Schans is at least one Dutch (micro-)brewery that consistently impresses.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light-orange coloured beer with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, apple and pineapple. Underlying alcohol in the nose as well. Sweet fruity taste of citrusfruits and apple. High level of carbonation. Slightly syrupy, but the carbonation seems to cover it a bit. Definately warming, alcohol shows up in the end. Another quality-brew from de Schans, a blond winterbeer, in the style of Avec les Bons Voeux. Just a bit overcarbonated.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
PRZH Winterbierfestival. Aroma of yeast, some hops, citrus and pineapple. Cloudy, yellow-orange coloured with a perfect white lace. Yeasty, citric taste. Carbonation. Bitter finish. Medium body. Decent beer. Not as good as the 2004 winterbeer.