BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is produced for the small seaside town of Middelkerke, which is where I bought it last spring, in the chocolate shop opposite the main tram halt.
Brown 33cl bottle with a front label showing the top half of a naked lady in the sea: very fetching.
Best before 9th June 2012, I poured it slowly into a Corsendonk stemmed tulip in Oct 2011. No sediment appeared to have left the botle, it seeming to be stuck to the bottle base.
A hazy, dull orangey golden brew sat in front of me, good, deep white head of foaming bubbles sat on top, rising through the cloudy body were rows of bubbles which replenished the head constantly during the tasting.
Mixed bag of sweets in the smell, caramel, some sour fruity ones along with that Belgian knack of getting yeasty aromas into a beer without making it seem green and too young to drink.
The taste was semi-sour, semi-bitter, an orange, hop combination with a peppery and coriander touch somewhere in the flavours.
Reminded me of the seaside, I like Middelkerke and have stayed there twice on holiday, this beer sends me back.
Interesting and different, well worth finding, it is sold not just in Middelkerke, but you’d have to search for it anywhere else.
Bontus (586) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vereecke Middelkerke. Pours golden orange with a white creamy head, good lacing. Aroma of orange peel, citrus fruits & spicy malts. Subtle bitterness, yeast flavor dominating. Dry finish. Decent.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl.
Clear amber color, with a big white head.
Aroma sweet hops, yeast, fruity, bit caramel.. Medium body
Taste sweetness, malts and bit hops, caramel, spice touch,
little bitterness at the finish.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate yeasty, light malty, toasted, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (310807)
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, from The Bottle Shop, Bruges) Hazy darkish amber with a small, a bit lemonadey but very lasting head. Aroma of sourish malt with some caramel sweetness. Sourish-malty, dried-fruity flavor with hints of coriandery spiciness and ashes. Medium-bodied with pretty foamy, but smooth carbonation. A very mild, but quite smooth and actually quite drinkable brew.