BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 33cl, at 9%Vol, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 02/2009)
Almost clear amber color (before pouring the yeast), small white head. Toffee, ryebread, malts making kind of musty biere de garde -type nose. Crisp carbonation. Toffee, clove, iron, nuts and sticky hops in the flavor. In the aftertaste slight bitterness and touch of vanilla. Interesting and not really Belgish.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 5% ABV) Hazy amber with a small, but lasting head. Aroma of toffee-biscuity, grainy malt, some banana-citric fruitiness, and hints of yeast and vegetables. Fruity and malty flavor with some peaty smokiness (especially in the finish), some solventy notes, spices, medium bitterness, a bit harsh. Medium, neutral body with quite low carbonation. The solventy notes vanish with yeast, making the flavor actually quite enjoyable - especially for a 5% brew. Not bad.
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Hazy, blond body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of malts, bit smoked. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour (hints of whisky). Quite nice.
bierkoning (11418) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange brown color, cloudy. Lemon, dust and a hint of leather in the aroma. Flowery citric hopbitter flavor with tannines, bitter walnuts, oak and glue. Rubber in the aftertaste.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[1147-20080301] Bottle. Mildly mouldy wet socks aroma with a hint of citrus. Clear, orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Mildly bitter citrus grass flavour with grainy malt notes. Medium body is mildly bitter. Fair.
(ZBF 2008; Sint Niklaas, BE)
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from crackedkettle.com - cloudy red-orange colour with a little persistant beige foam; aroma of dust and apple with a touch of honey; medium-bodied , tart and effervescent with a solid bitterness; long aftertaste of orange peels and undefined spices; quite dry
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate yeasty, sulphurous. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ZBF 08. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of spices and fruits. The flavor has a yeasty character accompanied by spices and fruits, it’s also well attenuated. The body is light with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Interesting.
FatPhil (11544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid-orange, small head. Slightly sour aroma. Taste is a little sweet, with fruity sourness, but also somewhat better. A bit weird - malty and sticky, with a tangy harsh bitter taste. Yet another messy mish-mash from Hofbrouweijke, alas.