Craftmember (32) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Deen supermarket in Holland.
It pours a beautiful clear dark red amber with a lightly tanned head.
It smells indeed of a lot of sweet honey and malt, doughy bread, wheat. There was a slight tinge of metal which faded away together with the head (Iron sulfate? I hope not...)
The first taste is of beautiful sweet honey and malt, very faint hint of fruity tones, with a very sharp peppery effect in the mouth from the alcohol, it even burns in the throat... Not well masked I’d say...
Very little hop to be found, a nice thin edge of citric acid in the aftertaste.
Silty on the back of the tongue.
Overall it’s not a bad honeybeer, pity of the burning alcohol, and for me the total lack of any hopbitterness, it’s presence only given away by the slightly dry mouthfeel, could be in for some improvement. The mouthfeel is nice and oily enough with a gentle finish were it not for the burning alcohol.
In my humble opinion this could be a great honeybeer if it could find more balance by adding a tat more hopbitterness to counter the absolutely lovely honey, a little less silt in the aftertaste, and a bit more fruit wouldn’t go amiss if it could come from the hops...
It’s interesting ’though, and I will drink it again, only to hope for some evolution!
Abijen (2086) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oranje onhelder bier met een gebroken wit schuim kraag. Ruikt honing, hoppig en mout. Smaakt erg zoet. Honing en mout. Iets te veel carbo.
MelvinKalksma (191) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, honey, flowers, toffee.
Lightly turbid golden/amber coloured beer with a off-white head.
Fruity, yeast, honey, toffee, banana.
markextrae (2354) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at 24 uurs maastricht, poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head, note of caramel malts, toffee, sweetness, honey, candy, flowers, red berries, vlierbloessem, floral, spicy herbal aftertaste, but to much
chromeotaphor (111) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zoetig honing aroma. Mooie romige kraag. Volle bruisende romige honing smaak lekker uitbundig. Gedronken @ 24 uurs van maastricht
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15cl taster @ de 24uurs van Maastricht. Clear, dark golden colour topped by a nicely lacing white head. Complex nose and taste with honey, lavender and some vanilla, light bodied. Finish is dry and quickly gone, sadly. Medium carbonation.
mjik83 (1047) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,2 proefglaasje op PINT, Maastricht
Uiterlijk: Oranjeamber kleurig weinig schuim
Aroma en smaak: honingsmaak is vrij licht, zoet
Conclusie: niet mijn ding, beetje vreemde nasmaak
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London with Lyoli - sourced from Ales by Mail. Pours lightly hazy gold-brown with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds toasty biscuits, bread, berries, Belgian yeast. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of bready malts, some toffee, banana, bubblegum, faint alcohol, toasted biscuits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, some chewy malts, more bread and toffee, candi sugar, minimal bitterness. Not bad overall, although there’s minimal honey character.
Stuu666 (7320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is honey, floral, caramel, taste is similar, quite sweet, rich.
Cluniac (71) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. Very thin head and small carbonation. Aroma is honey sweetness, with some light malt. Taste is quite hoppy and honestly flat for me- bot much going on. Palate is spicy and aftertaste quite dry. Overall a drinkable ale, but nothing special and not really my style.