Rune (6362) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml on tap, downstairs at Delirium Café, shared with Finn. Disappearing white head atop of a clear, amber body. Smell of citric fruits with spices behind. The taste is a mix of noble hops, grain, almond oil and spices. Smooth in the mouth. Pretty decent brew (Brussel, 07.05.2011).
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (S. Brevinga Alus Salons, Riga)
6+ Sweet but very hoppy aroma. I think it’s dense and heavy with aromas, Anna thinks it’s packed full of uplifting aromas. We’ll never agree!
3+ Bold orange, small tight white head. As we add the yeast later, it looks just like honey.
7 Much lighter taste than the aroma. Full hoppy kick. Yeast softens the hops, and makes it more bready, but also a little dirty. Prefer the clear kick.
4 Super soft palate. Finish hoppy and spicy, at least before the yeast.
13 A very solid belgian, an easy drinker that doesn’t show the alcohol at all, though does have an air of not being a chugger due to the sweetness.
Countbeer (2920) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium white frotty head on top of a very light hazy dark yellow orange colored beer.
Smell malts, fruit, orange, abricot, sweets and hint of hops.
Taste is sweet with hints of fruit, sweets, malts, hint of caramel, hops, herbs.
Light grassy light sweet less bitter aftertaste.
Creamy tingly mouthfeel, medium carbo, medium body watery to light creamy texture.
mansquito (2569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Churchkey, DC tap ($7.50): Pours a golden body with a white head. Aroma is a little weak for a Belgian. Aroma has some spice (coriander) and some fruit, but not an overwhelming amount of it like some Belgian ales do. Taste was not that complex. Probably hoppier than your average Belgian ale and the presence of the spice probably accentuated the hoppiness. I did however notice that in reading the reviews, that people have very different opinions on what is going on in the taste of this beer. Basically, I will agree with many people and say that it is an easy drinking albeit somewhat boring version of the style.
Pedro_Tallieu (56) - Deinze, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Yellow body with a quickly disappearing fizzy, white head. The beer has a malty and slightly spicy aroma. The taste is much alike the aroma, malty, spicy with a little citrus hint. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a small, rocky white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, meal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, meal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity). Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation and a dry finish.
altonbrownd (4228) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Brussels. Light gold body with medium head. Nose of citrus and quite tangy. Nice flavour of fruit and caramel. Oranges, mango and toffee. Enjoyable. Sugary smooth.
capali1234 (252) - HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden-amber coloured, with an average white head. Malty aroma, little sweet and fruity.
JanEric (845) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Van Erp. Golden blond, dense white head. Somewhat hazy. Aroma : orange, peaches, bread, hops and some coriander. taste is full bodied, fresh, with hints of orange, also some sweetiness and bitterness. Reasonable finish that could stay longer IMO.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.