JoeinDahlem (1343) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clean, unexciting but friendly blonde with reasonable hop presence and thankfully very restrained spicing. Apparently now brewed at Van Steenberge under contract. I guess we can now expect a cleaner, more consistent, less interesting beer. Drank at Mr. Paeleman’s Bloemenlust cafe in Wetteren. 33cL bottle pours bright gold, clear and sparkling, with nicely laced white head. Nose is sweetish, malty, grass-hoppy. Pleasant. Flavor starts sweet but quickly rides the carbonation into a dry, grassy, moderate bitterness. Great balance between sweet and bitter, but the alcohol shows through a little. Spicing is subtle, as it should be. Well put-together.
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk. Pour is a very clear and very pale golden yellow - almost bordering on clear in colour :o). A big, fluffy white head on top. Aroma is very Saison-ish, lots of herbs, yeast, pepper. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour is impressive when compared to its pale colour. A citric base with light sourness. A herbal centre and a slightly nutty and peppery bitter finish. This has perhaps been down-rated a bit more than it deserved. Seems more like a Tripel than anything else.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lighter yellow coloured beer with some ferm carbonation and a huge white head. Fruity herby and hoppy aroma. Smouth medium palate. Finish is herby, little bitter with a touch of alcohol. Overall a medium belgian strong ale, but enjoyable
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A pale yellow beer with a huge white head. The aroma is yeast, fruits and is light acid and sour, the taste is sweet dry and fruity with spices, yeast and grass. Medium body with a dry finish.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Cloudy orange color. Good lacework. Aroma was somewhat strange and Saison like, with notes of raw mead, citrus, vegetable, fruit, mix of spice, leather and hint of grass. Medium bodied with an average carbonations and light dry texture. Balanced bitter and sweet flavor. Spicy sweet finish. Don’t quit know what to make of this beer.
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a huge white ehad.
Spicy aroma of fruits and mustard.
Flavour of fruits, spices and yeast with notes of leather, citrus and hops.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, straw with a huge, white head. Both aroma and flavour has notes of green, juicy apples, spice, flower and the flavour is slightly perfumed. It has sweetness and a moderate bitter finish. 1851
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour with mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, vanilla and spices along with some yeast. Flavour is citrus, spices, yeast some flowery hops. It gets better when as it warms up. Dryish hops in finish. Nice thing.
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, dark golden color, thick head, smells hops . a said-to-be triple, but raather like a spicey blond
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle at The Rake, Southwark. Golden in colour with a great big fluffy white head that left a nice lacing as I drank. Nose of hops, citrus and vanilla. Tastes of citrus, hops and coriander. Slightly bitter at first sip but finished smooth. Very fizzy and medium bodied. Personally, it reminded me of Duvel. I quite enjoyed this one.