Hanoi (533) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is very earthy, dusty, Belgian yeast, lots of malt. Taste is very malty with biscuit, some red berry, leading to Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is full. Feels like a Belgian skew of a British bitter, but it really is no great shakes.
ST247 (436) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, bit fruity. Taste is sweet, caramel, bit fruity with a dry finish.
__Rb81 (312) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber with a white frothy head. Sweet, fruity aroma of malts and hops. Taste is sweet, malts, fruity, hops. Bit of a bitter aftertaste.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with red fruity flavours, slight smoked malt and chocolate on the finish.
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an average off-white frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy amber, sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains cookie, hay and caramel, grass, spruce and citrus fruits, horse blanket and soap and bubble gum and pineapple.
Flavor uis light acidic, then some bitter and sweet and the finish is again light bitter.
Body is light to medium with watery texture and soft carbonation.
Not bad, nothing special.
Beerhunter111 (9278) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein helles kupferfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig fruchtig, bitter, Citrus. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, minimal fruchtig.
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness, light metal. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel, faint fruitiness and light - some sharp metal, faint hoppyness and light alcohol. Caramel sweetish amber with notes of sharp metal – lacks character.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. 0404120005. BB 05/03/14. From belgianbeerfactory.com.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head.
Mild fruitiness, caramel sweetness and mild yeastiness in the aroma. Not very strong. The flavour is mild hops, mild maltiness and mild bitterness. Quite mild all the way this is. A bit thin.
TheCametron (1932) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy Gold. Flavour is thick caramel and a pleasant abrupt bitter fiish. Quite nice.
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Tame and weak compared to Magma or Obscura. Has a good earthy bitterness but not enough to warrant the ’Speciale’ label. Disappointing.