pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, golden with a big fluffy and quickly collapsing white head; distinctive noble-hoppy nose with a sweet pale-malty background; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft, silky MF, light to medium bodied; lingering noble hoppy finish, balanced by a good dash of sweet pale malt. A very fine belgian Lager of unexpected quality.........
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle) Slightly unclear, pale golden colour with a big and dense, slightly cream-coloured foamy head. Slightly dusty malty and minimal acidic and subtle citrus-fruity aroma with a touch of barnyard and sour dough. Mildly sweet-bitter flavour with a whiff of acidity, light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Soft pale malt-character with light fruity undertones of citrus, grapefruit; almost dry, slightly bitter and faint woody hoppy finish (17.IV.09).
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Why in God’s name would you make a Christmas beer as a Pilsener ?And if you gotta be unorthodox and not have a dark,strong festive beer,try making the Pils flavoursome.Maybe put a little spices in the Pils .That would be nice on paper. I like good Pilseners.This tastes like a ’pale lager’ that has ok depth.Malty and sweet...dusty ,banana esters .Dry and tangy.Really annoying.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellowy haze with a fleeting white head. Sharp yeasty aroma with touches of Brett and barnyard, almond nuttiness, Westy Blond, hops both lemony and somewhat celery-accented/sweaty (Styrian Goldings?). Nose promises much but flavour fades into pencilly bitterness, dusty yeast, hint of conifer and flat squash citrus. Just doesn’t sting or dry out like I want it to. Westy Blond shandy with flat low cal lemonade. Unchristmassy and a bit flimsy.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear blond beer with a white head. Medium carbonation. Hoppy and spicy aroma. Flavour is spicy too. Bitter and dry end.
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy, fruity, citrus aroma. Pleasant and uplifting. Light malts, with a bit of honey and sweetness and just a bit creamy. Light gold color, slightly cloudy, with a tall head. Lightish malt, creamy, a bit of butter, lots of hops. Citrus and other fruits galore. Strong yeast presence. A light body. Light, fruity, tasty. Not what I expected for a winter beer. Would be better in summer. Very flavorful, though, and original.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Violent gusher. Bretty aroma, quite sour. Hazy golden colour. Big stable white head. The flavour is quite malty with a distinct sweet brett note. Very high carbonation. Tastes OK, but I wonder if it is supposed to be like this. By no means a pilsener.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Bit unclear golden with tiny floaties. Medium creamish white head. Sweet bit tart fruity aroma. Soft yeasty and fruity sweet flavour. Well lasting sweet finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild yeasty and caramel notes. Sweet fruity flavour with caramel notes. Ends sweet.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink X-Mas brew, hazy, good head, nothing special