hansvf (191) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruikt fris. Troebel bruin met dun schuim. Smaakt naar de sinaasappelschil, wel lekker maar beetje te.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I vividly remember a school-related trip to the island of Texel 23 years ago, when me and the other pupils were forced to travel from the hostel to the harbour by bicycle - a distance of 7-odd miles in a severe storm. I managed to reach the harbour safe and sound, so I hope this beer, an elaboration of Texels Winterbier, will make me remember that stormy, gloomy day once again. Cloudy (a good start considering my assocations with it), somewhat orangey bronze colour, in between light and dark, under a creamy, moussy, pale beige head. Aroma a bit dominated by the curaçao at first, estery and malty as well; impressions of dried orange peel, very strong marzipan and nougat, aniseed, hazelnut oil, candied dates, raisins, butterscotch, iron again (don’t like it), weeds, wet newspapers, baked banana, candi syrup, lots of wheat, freshly cut grass, old toasted bread, subtle touches of cloves, gingerbread, biscuit as well as - unfortunately - some faint cooked red cabbage and even a weak hint of H2S (rotten egg) sadly becoming stronger and stronger as the beer warms up. Soft and fruity onset, very Belgian and estery, bubblegum, banana, raisins and candied dates, medium carbonation, hint of brown sugar, but then some sourish ’wheatiness’ comes along for balance. Caramelly and even honeyishly sweet, fluffy malts take over, under a fairly strong, again ’Belgian’ yeastiness, a little bit starchy and powdery, leading to a bittersweet finish of toasted maltiness (appearing relatively late in the flavour profile), lingering cara malts, deep and subtle earthy hop bitterishness and a hint of warming alcohol, which in all stays very subtle. Very Belgian if you ask me, a kind of ’dark tarwetripel’ but nowhere close to an Anglo-Saxon wheat ale. Not bad, but the aroma did show a few flaws including that horrible suggestion of H2S, fighting with the equally strong spiciness. Decent, but far from great - as usual with this brewery, I hesitate to add. And certainly not a "wheat ale": this is Belgian style all the way through!
ruuurd (75) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown pour. Bitter, sour but also some sweet tones. Maybe to much citrus tones on the finish to call it a real ’winter beer’.
TtV (163) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 30cl. Hazy copper coloured with a small off white head that fades. Aroma has malts for the most important part, but I recognize citrus fruits too. The taste is spicy, but there’s a friendly sweet undertone too. The aftertaste is spicy and the Co2 kicks in there.
Sjoerdve (98) - - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. It's got a bit of a fresh sweet thing. It looks a bit darker than it tastes. Indifferent about recommending it
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mjik83 (774) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 7,5%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: bruin/oranje kleur met kleine schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: fruitig zoals grapefruit door de Curaçaoschil, zoetje beetje als banaan, Belgisch gist
Conclusie: aangenaam biertje zo in de wintermaanden, warme smaken.
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mike_77 (3588) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown colour with lasting head. Wheaty, yeasty with sweeter elements of banana. Slightly spicy.
Maakun (1063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Rootz festival. Clear Amber with off white head. Lots of fruit with orange and grapefruit, sweet grains, Christmas bread, nice spicy yeast. Slight creamy feel. Not bad at all.
Tsekouratos (440) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle from Beernavigator, Netherlands. Dark red color with a beige head. Aromas of rotten apple and pear, sour. Taste is sour and sweet, with acidic rotten notes. Something is definitely wrong with either the bottle or the batch. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Cunningham (5150) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, wheat and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, fruity, bready mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Ok easy drinkable ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Anja/Jan
lusikka (6732) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of wheat, mint, some bubblegum and white bread. Flavour of caramel, wheat, pear juice, grassy bitterness and warming alcohol. Some mild spiciness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Juicy warming finish. Quite heavy.