Vaiz (2942) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Hazy copper pour, thin white head. Aroma is slightly spicy, somewhat malty, some licorice and slightly metallic. Flavor is bitter, dry, malty, spicy and overall quite subtle. Well balanced and a decent body, but lacking character.
dEnk (3109) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is grassy flowery hops, some malt, slight metal note. Flavour is medium sweet with a big red and dried fruit note, some subtle yeasty notes with a light bitter liquorice fruit and yeast finish. Nice.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yet another beer not on the menu but brought to me by the owner/landlord of the excellent Cafe De Grendelpoort, Valkenburg in Holland.
22 Oct 2012 and I asked if he had anything amber he wasn’t showing in the beer menu: a 33cl bottle of this came my way.
To be honest I found it a bit boring from start to finish and went back to the on-tap Ayinger Celebrator straight away afterwards.
Clean amber pour, with a small white head.
Malts just about rule the nose and palate: broken down I found biscuity, bready and yeasty notes in both the aroma and taste but nothing strong enough to excite my senses.
This is almost bland: of course having it inbetween something as tasty as the Ayinger Celebrator can’t have helped the brew a great deal.
SimplySike (591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poors hazy amber with white head.
Aroma bread, malts, yeast, caramel.
Taste sweet, caramel, with a bitter finish.
Likeable beer :)
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, yeast, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, dusty hops, and malt, leading to a dry bitter finish.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured, malty aroma and taste with a slight bitterness and yeasty on the palate
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good yellowish head on clear copper-amberish beer. Herbal and grassy notes in the nose, Bit toasted malts, and touch of parsley. Spicy-sweet flavour, rootspices, very toasted flavour. Well-carbonated, medium bodied. Forgettable.
Arve_Christian (2473) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Cervezarama, Madrid.
Light hoppy aromas- pine, some fruitiness
Medium body & complexity.
Solid bitterness. Good carbonation & well balanced.
BobEvers (231) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
kleur: amber, niet helder. mooie witte schuimkraag verdwijnt snel
geur: fruit, gerst
smaak: zoet, zuur, fruitig. Nasmaak bitter en karamel.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bierkoning! Hazy brown-amber color, mostly vanishing white head. Light nose has hints of caramel, yeast and berries. Light to medium bodied. Light caramelly flavor with hoppyness in the finish. Yeasty notes too. Perhaps more an amber ale than normal belgian ale.