JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden colour, white foam. Sweet aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Strange metallic notes. Unbalanced. Not very good.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bosteels never excelled in its number of different beers, and since this was retired (after having been in existence since 1994), nothing new came from this brewery. This was an orangey amber coloured ale with snow white head, intended to be served in a hand-shaped glass (unusual glassware is a Bosteels trademark, I have the impression). Fruity and caramelly with a sweet, aniseed-like spiciness and low hop bitterness, with a somewhat thin finish in which the sweet spiciness lingers, to a somewhat cough syrup-like effect. Strange and not too well-balanced.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow color with a short white head. hoppy aroma. Flavor i sweet and lightly fruty. Fine bitterness.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd February 2009
Hazy light brown beer. Mild malt - light and fairly dry. Distinct light toffee caramel keeps the beer interesting. Just a little spice in the finish.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The epitome of sediment - this is a suspension if i’ve ever seen one. Thinnish tan head that fades fast on top of a deep copper and amber body with many huge chunks of sediment, yeast and what looks like yellowish chunks of grapenuts cereal. Aroma of honey, flowers, metal, fresh grass, a bit of hops and some light spices. Medium-bodied; Strong acidic malt and light caramel flavours up front, then showing the yeast and sediment flavours afterwards. Aftertaste has a good sweetness from pomme fruits and a bit of a spicey taste as well. Overall, not as bad as the ratings show, but definitely not an amazing beer. An acceptable beer, one worth trying but not buying a lot of. I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased on 27-December-2007 at BioMarkt in Amsterdam, Nederlands, sampled at home in Washington on 09-March-2009, with a best-by (ten minste houdbaar tot) date of 24-April-2008, my sampling was almost a year after that :-)
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has a shandy like sweetness. Light bitter aftertaste. Mediocre. I definitely will not have the same again.
Borresteijn (5646) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Bruges. Orange amber colour, white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel. Flavour is sweet, dry, malty. Caramel and fruity taste.
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 cL bottle. Pours deep orange with a lot of yeast sediments floating around, lacing off-white head. Citrus/orange fruity, yeasty and light caramelish aroma. Slight woody, overripe fruity initial flavour. Light metallic and dry towards spiced bread. Lingering spice and yeasty finish.
gunnfryd (13329) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with floaties and an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, dried fruit, caramel. Flavour is fruit, yeast, apple, dried fruit, caramel, tropical fruit. Nice beer
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 25cl. It pours a hazy golden body with so much big, chunky floaties even Abbaye des Rocs would be proud. The head was in another league though, just a small, off-white one, with short retention. Nice aroma with caramel, dried fruits, sugar and fresh fruits like apricot and peach. Some tea as well. The floaties are really fascinating, if the glass is shaken carefully, it looks more like jelly than beer, as they seem to stay at the same spot. The flavor has many similarities with the aroma, with tea, apricot and peach, some dried fruits, sugar and some caramel. Really pleasant bitterness as well, lasting all the way into the finish. A bit thin body, effervescent and sweetish. A beer that is sure much nicer than what it’s score suggests, but even though it’s a good one, I doubt I will say "The same again" to a barman if he has other beers in his list. (080426)