imdownthepub (12161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 355ml from Burg Bieren, Ermelo, Netherlands. Brownish amber with off white head. Finally got to try the original and although there is a soft, tropical fruity hoppiness the thing that really strikes is the malty sweetness, way above what I was expecting. Almost candy like, the hops try to cut through but they are a little masked. A little disappointed really.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malt and pine. Dryish finish.
Ratman197 (12129) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light pine and light orange. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
Benzai (11792) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear golden color, nice full head that leaves lacing. Smell a bit rancid, not really fresh. Taste bitter, but not fruity. Bit boring. Ok carbo, low body.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle -pours a retaining foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild citrus hops, medium malt-sweet. Taste is mild citrus hops, medium malt-sweet. Nothing objectionable, just a sessionable beer. OK/mild carbonation.
thewolf (11726) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thanks to my good friend Øster for sending this from California]
It pours a light hazy orange-amber. Head is quite large, a bit yellowish, quite bubbly (small bubbles). Aroma is very flowery hoppy, but still well-rounded. There is a good dose of caramel in the background as well. Rather low carbonated. Flavour is mild, extremely well hopped. Balance between mouthfeel, hops and caramel sweetness is absolutely stunning. Not that dry at the end as I’d suspect, but this is the session beer of choice if ever I live in Escondido :o) Insanely drinkable and very low in alcohol - great! I want more
bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lithy. Amber color. Soft but pleasant aroma of malt, flowers, grapefruit and red berries. Well hopped beer, flowery with red berries and citrusfruit. Fruity, slightly earthy hopbitter aftertaste. Well balanced session beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mahagony with a small diminishing off-white head with lined lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and fruity, pine hops. Bitter and lightly acidic citrus rind hop with a cinnamon and caramel malt body, sweet brown sugar notes. Medium bodied and fizzy palate.
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very nice balance of hops and malt. Delicious. One of my favorites.
madsberg (11163) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Cobber coloured. Decent head, that has a medium lasting. Aroma is hoppy but not as much as other examples from this mighty brewery. Seems a little more balanced. Flavour is smooth and hoppy and gives a pleasant felling on the tongue. I very much like the balanced bitterness in the end. Yet another great beer from Herbjones in sunny ca. Many thanks.