BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at My Place, Newtown, CT: Big, soft, pillow-like head that lasted the whole beer, plenty of strong lace holding the glass together...this is hop heaven for the Belgian strong ale lover.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 Bottled. Served by Hildegard, the brewer. Golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Aroma is mostly hops, but also candi-sugar sweetness. The flavor has of course a lot of bitterness, it’s 80 IBU’s, but also candi-sugar and alcohol. A full-bodied astringent beer. Rating: 7-4-8-4-16-3.9. 060328
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a clear, sparkling, golden body under a thick, dense, white head that diminishes too fast. The sediments in the bottle only poured in the last glass. Some curtains occur. Nice, hoppy nose, resins and some citrus, with an underlying sugary sweetness. Some cellar-notes, or cork. Quite fruity, mostly banana. The flavor is a lovely blend of citrusy, resiny hops, sugary sweetness and fruits. Good bitterness lasting for a long time. Dries up a bit towards the end, quite sweet initially. Full-bodied and effervescent. A dangerously easy drinking beer, as it is very refreshing, probably due to the hop profile. Definately a beer to drink more of. 100305
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma had caramel, spicey saaz hop notes, and honey. The beer poured a hazy golden yellow color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had super doses of saaz hops.... yeah, not so much. The mouthfeel was light and crisp. This was a sample from the Urthel Brewery at Zythos Beer Festival in St Niklaas.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hideous body - golden with dried skin flakes floating around. Nice meringue like head though. Saazy aroma. Nice roange citrus and sweet pale malt. Dry herbal finish with that orange thing present.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy and Harry and company - thanks R!! Fresh malt, some spice and lemon aroma. Cloudy yellow, small white head. Fresh floral hop taste, spicy, lemon, very nice and easy to drink! Which made the alcohol a little surprising. Dry finish. Nothing hoppy about it, but a damn fine beer.
bierkoning (9753) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Brewed by Van Steenberge. Huge frothy head. Flowery, citric hoparoma. Hoppy, oily, citric, flowery flavor. Very long and strong hopbitter aftertaste. But the hops don’t totally blow away the malt character. Very well balanced and friendly in spite of the huge hopgift. 8 4 8 5 16 = 4.1
Brewed by Koningshoeven. Pale blonde, big frothy head. Citric, slightly soapy aroma. Hoppy oily citric flavor, slightly creamy. Long citric oily hopbitter aftertaste.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, tupalev, Dave B, and R++ - courtesty of Carl. Poured cloudy yellow with an average creamy white head. Aroma of yeast, light grain, dry floral hops, sweet malt. Lots of dry,spicy, floral hops in the taste, lightly grainy, with soft sweet yeasty/fruity malt. Mouthfeel is dry, flat and only slightly alcoholic for 9.5% - a different Belgian, nice and dry, softly hoppy, good session Belgian.
blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, R. & more -- courtesy of Carl. Pours a cloudy sparkling gold with a small lasting white head. Very yeasty aroma with some grain, fruit and a little, almost undetectable, floral hops. Flavour’s sweet, also yeasty and fruity and has a mild hoppy, slightly acidic finish. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. With a name like "Hop-It" you expect a much hoppier beer then this, it’s not very hoppy at all. Still, hoppy or not, it’s enjoyable as it is.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, blind tasting session. Aroma of apple and herbal hops. Yellow color, hazy, large off-white head, good lace. Increasing sweetness, very bitter which is also increasing, apple flavor as well. Pretty alcoholic. Reminded me of a barley wine american style but with the wrong (or at least different) hops.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy with alot of small particals floating in ti.Has a belgian yeast (candy) almost fruity aroma.Candy sugar flavor with a nice hop/bitter ending.