Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Comes as "Kerkom Speciaal Ka(ta)rakter brouwsel Bink Bloesem" as a 130 year jubilee beer for Kerkom - and clearly credited to this brewery. Clear deep amber with a thick beige head. Fruity and very perfumy nose. Medium body, very perfumy and berry-like, also yeasty and phenollic. Astringent and dry finish. 211009
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Hazy, darkish amber with a small but firm, tanned head. Lots of berries and some flowers in the aroma, with some acidic raspberry seeds. Flavor is moderately acidic with berries, and some floweriness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium body with soft carbonation. Basically not the type of beer I would like (as it’s acidic with raspberry stones) - but there’s also certain floweriness that feels nice.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Nice brown/orange colour with a quickly disappearing head. You can find the honey and pearsyrup in the aroma. The flavor is also very fruity with a hint of bitterness. Very nice springbeer.
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The aroma is light fruity, flowery, a rather light aroma. The head is large, creamy and beige with a long duration. The body is dark red. The taste is rather like a fruit lemonade, some berries. Not much honey in there. The body is dry and light creamy with a normal carbonation and a bitter finish. A rather unusual beer.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours brownish amber with a large, fizzy, beige head. Aroma has sweet sugars, fruit, strawberries, caramel and some honey. Medium carbonation, rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity and not too sweet. There are notes of black currants, dry herbal notes - presumably flowers - and a fine underlying honey sweetness. Long, lingering, vinious aftertaste. A bit on the weird and unbalanced side, but it is still nicely drinkable.
wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
weinig aroma met een chemische fruitsmaak die lichtzurig uitvalt. Ook zeer weinig nasmaak
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from hopduvel, fruity with a light sweet tone, complex taste no so good
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oh dear. Aroma a sweet medicinal onslaught of lollipop fruit, caramelised sugar and cough linctus. Flavour neat Benelin, honey bitterness, nasty artificial sweetener and fake fruit notes. Cherry red with a fine collapsing beige head. My god this is appalling, and my first Belgian drainpour I think. Except Maes ’Nature’, but that hardly counts. I’d rather drink a crate of Cara Pils than another bottle of this. Astonishing.
BoBoChamp (4687) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, honey brew with syrup of pears, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet refreshing, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Hazy, brown/reddish amber body with a light brown, frothy head that diminishes fastly. I think the aroma is very interesting with hints of white wine, oak, pear sirupe, honey, apple, exotic fruit, flowers: quite complex and refreshing - one would expect from the looks to smell a lot of malts, but that is not at all the case. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of fruit/juice. The mouthfeel is quite soft. Very interesting beer, nice complexity with an ok balance. Quite a lot of carbonation which makes it a tiny little bit like a dark Duvel.