sayravai (4673) - 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 (1609) - 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 (10563) - 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 (6789) - 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 (9810) - 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 (36036) - 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 (3490) - 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 (9618) - 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.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-03-01. Golden amber body with a small creamy beige head. Sweet "Belgian" yeast in aroma, light fruit and spice. (6+) Butter flavour up front, sweet underlying pale malt. Average palate. Pleasant but average.
Bottle at Zythos Festival, St. Niklaas
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ZBF2008: From bottle. Pours hazy orange, light brown and with a creamy light orange head. Light spiced and caramel malt aroma. Flavour is mellow yeasty, light spiced and with a lingering caramel malt. Ends light spiced and with a continued caramel flavour.