BoBoChamp (5480) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, at 9.2%Vol, exclusive Dutch brewfirm, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
Vaiz (3373) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Pours a hazy amber, with a small foamy white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, bread, strawberry, peach and more fruits. Flavor starts off sweet but then evolves into something very bitter. Has a very long bitter finish. 2009/28/12, 7/3/8/4/14.
Re-rate, Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear sunset pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, bready and with some caramel. Flavor is sweet fruity sugary with a bitter hoppy finish. Smooth and well balanced. Nice brew. Same rating.
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th May 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Lots of chocolatey malt leading to a hoppy but not bitter finish. Smooth and a little frothy. Well joined up and very moreish!
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 L bottle, 9.2% abv, from de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A thin layer of beige bubbles covering a foggy, deep reddish-amber body. The aroma is light sweet, quite hoppy and medium malty with caramel notes. Also a prominent scent of red berries and fruitcocktail. Notes of herbs, mint and wood. Medium to fulll body. Moderate malty, nutty and caramelly, not very sweet, with a plummy fruitiness, and a bold, fruity and spicy hop presence. Also some sourness, wood and pepper tones. Feels thick in the mouth. Lingering hop bitter finish. Not outstanding, but a pretty good BW.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish amber with a small off white head. Malty aroma with prunes, plums, raisins and leather. Taste is sweet, ashy and full of floor polish and alcohol. Mid bitter finish. Excellent.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam Hazy amber body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, orange peel, citric hops, yeast, ... bit sweet. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of oranges and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and also has a tweak in the taste which makes it out of balance. Quite nice, but not fully ok.
Svesse (6163) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, grapefruit and a touch of resiny hops. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, caramel, resin and orange peel. Full bodied, sweetish, well balanced with a distinct, generous, citrussy hop bite. Some alcohol warmth as well. Lovely beer.
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy red brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are toffee and molasses with woody pine and some herbal aspects. Smoky with floral notes. Flavours are spicy pine with sweet toffee and chocolate. Grapefruit bitterness with peppery notes. Decent but could do with even more punch.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Very hoppy aroma. Amber golden coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.
Fin (7481) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at T’ Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 07-06-09 Pours a hazy, puddly brown colour with an off-white bubly head. Aroma is US hops and there is some honey sweetness also. Silky smooth in the mouth, floral honey flavours, tasty big beer with good hoppiness throughout that drinks far too easily and is a little dangerous in that respect but I enjoyed it. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8