fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy blond color; almost no head. Stale aroma of bread. Quite dry mouthfeel, really poor.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) He’s back!!! The cute, little,fat, beer-drinking monk on the St. Idesbald labels. Golden, rather light in body, sweetish, pleasant and very easy to drink. The kind of beer that wouldn’t offend even the typical pils-drinker. Only here you get something a lot more interesting. 070996
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coriander and candy nose. Huge head with poor retention. Over spiced with little depth otherwise. Sweet and honeyed character with a candy sugar finish.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Hay orange-yellow color with a medium, tight and lacy head. Mild, yeasty and perfumy aroma. Fruity (oranges), acidic flavor with a mildly bitter finish and somewhat noticeable alcohol. Medium-bodied with a bit hard carbonation. Still quite balanced. A refreshing, basic blonde with no serious flaws.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty orange and quite cloudy. Nose is a little abrupt with some strong spice and corriander notes. More of the spice in the mouth with some noticable bitterness and sour notes. Does feel a little clumsy to be honest and some overt alcohol heat doesn’t help. Interestingly I picked this up for $3.75 at a competitor which gives me some confidence I can sell for close to $3.25, so in the Oz market good value for the style.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque orange-amber with persistent medium head. Corriander dominates the aroma. Tastes a lot like a pretend, not strongly flavoured Orval. Has a warming, slightly sour finish. I guess the idea is to produce a more consistent (boring) undemanding version of the trappist.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abbey-style golden ale in which 6% abv doesn’t translate into much in the way of flavour. Poured a cloudy gold with a moderate white head. The nose is subtle, with a hint of grapefruit and some yeast. Medium-bodied and creamy with some light fruity notes at the front of the tongue and a muscular shot of alcohol in the finish. It’s perfectly drinkable but the experience is not particularly satisfying. (Bottle)
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy blonde with particulates, good sized beady white head. Aroma is honey, oranges and yeast. Taste is sweet oranges, honey and spices with a nice acidity and hoppy finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and refreshing.
leaparsons (8089) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange and gold in appearance. Aromas are are sweet oranges and spices with yeast and floral hops - good. Flavours are sweetened oranges and spices with yeast and a nice peppery feel on the tongue. Fairly dry on the finish. This is delicate in many ways but still quite complex.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delirium Cafe Brussels: poured yellow with a thin white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Mildly bitter. Light banana and apple flvor. Full bodied mouthfeel. Refreshing. Good.