yespr (33723) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild phenolic and toasted malty. Mild fruity to floral. Toasted and mild estery into a dry finish. Fruity.
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Hazy gold bee, little white head. Palate is light and pretty dry. Fine carbonation. Fine dry malt. Very light touch of cognac. Little yeasty bitterness. Dry finish. Disappointing! But then I’m not a fan of the Kasteels. Yeasty dry and the cognac is bordering on wimpy.
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head that lasts and leaves lacings. It’s malty and sweetish on the nose, with alcohol, dried fruits and some resiny hops. The flavor is quite sweet, with pale malts, white sugar, dried apricots and some bitterness. Full body and a soft carbonation, quite high level though. Lasting sugary and bitter finish with a herbal touch. Too warming this one, but far from bad. 140830
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Rampkrot. Hazy yellow color, huge thick white head. Aroma of medicinal straw. Taste is sweet and sour straw. Very hi carbonation.
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, brandy, malt and wine.
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Ken for busting out the boozy Belgian beers! Pours clearish, yellow-gold with a light, white cream head. Nose of pale and bready malts, light honey, ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with moderate alcohol, light dry wood, some citrus, bread, yeast. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with more yeasty and doughy pale malts, some lemony citrus. Not altogether bad.
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry finish with burning alcohol. High carbonation. 300814
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Healthy Spirits in SF, CA. Pours translucent gold with a foamy/frothy white head. Aroma seems fruit ester with hints of oak and brandy. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is mixed fruit ester, and the brandy is clearly present. Oak as well. It’s not super strongly flavored, but the flavors are weak either. Heat no problem til it hits down below. Seems to get some caramel with time. Finishes towards dry, a litte estery, a little brandied, and slightly oak astringent. Seems a bitter finish. A little different, but there are some subtle aspects. Arguably underrated.
chrisv10 (11960) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12%. Clear golden with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, little marzipan and hop. Flavour is malt, yeast, medium sweet, marzipan, spices, little over carbonated and medium bitter.
gunnfryd (11862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fonefan 300814. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is cognac, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, sugar, cognac, alcohol, malt, dried fruits. Full body. Very nice beer.