ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thnx benzai. @broken benzai tasting. Hazy orange color. Smells muf, fruity, some wood and alcohol. Tastes alcohol, some fruit apple, sour, fresh.
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ Broken Benzai tasting. Hazy pale orange color, huge soapy instantly diminishing white head. Not a whole lot of aroma. Taste some malts, some sourness from the wood and Jenever, lightly a touch of alcohol. Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Not nearly as good as expected.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting. Hazy/murky orange colour with a big off-white head. Smells wood, fresh, malts, fruity, orangepeel. Tastes fruity, fresh, wood, orangepeel. Medium body, soft carbo.
PriorL (1652) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small stable white head. Weird UFO’s in the beer?
NOSE: grains, alcohol mostly, somewhat fruity though.
TASTE: alcohol, somewhat fruity, alcohol warming feeling pleasantly follows. Overly very decent beer, the maturing on Jenever oak barrels really did well for this beer.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours clear golden with a large, frothy, white head. Aroma has apples, esters, citrus, doughy malts, light yeast, some mild oak. Highish carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, sweet, apples again, doughy, pepper, oak. Very dry oaky finish with a bit of refreshing funk. Soft bitterness. Lovely.
Jerre (2413) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on a new beers 2012 evening, @ Bles Zottegem end. jan. ’13.
Almost clear darkgolden - orange color, creamy white head.
Aroma: coriander, spice touch, sweet.
Medium (to full) body.
Taste: sweet, some fruits, nice bitter, hops.
Aftertaste: dry, bitter, and some alcohol.
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good dense & fine, just yellowish tinted head, leaving little lace over slightly veiled copperish orange beer, well-carbonated. Sweetish nose, with something akin to vanilla; alcohol obvious. Fresh herbs, malty. Dry, malty flavour, lightly toasted, getting a bit more sweet warming up in the oral cavity, with a finish that is again drier, featuring a citrus-ike very fine point of acidity. Medium bodied, slick, seems well-carbonated, alcoholwarming quite present. All in all well-balanced, better than many’s the BA. beer - and jenever usually doesn’t add much tastewise.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 31/XII/12 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1444)
Clear light orange beer, creamy white head, stable, little adhesive. Aroma: bit spicy, dusty, coriander, citrus, hay, some sugar. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: quite some banana, citrus, pretty bitter, grassy hops, little boozy, sugary sweetness. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, banana peel, dry, orange peel, little spicy, banana, sour touch, alcohol noticeable.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew