kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (ZBF06): Spicy! Nice zany spicy hop aroma. Simple biscuity malt balanced with a strong, citric hop finish. Very dry, very refreshing.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Dense beige head. Sweet, hoppy and spiced nose. flavour is herbal and light fruity with some spicyness. Is creamy in the mouthfeel. Is very herbal towards the end, but finishes on a sweeet fruity bitterness. Good one.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden blond beer with longlasting almost white head. Nose has a dry caracter but has honeyed accents too, along with the refreshing aroma’s of the herbs and hops. The taste is rich, dry and very refreshing. The mouthfeel has a slight pepperyness with a well integrated fruity tone. The alcohol is indeed well hidden in this refreshing Belgian hoppy brew. This beer is a very well made Belgian styled stong bitter but it stands far from the IPA style. Anyway it is a good beer with a stong Belgian styled bitterness.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at ZBF 2006, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Clear, yellow body Creamy white head with a good lace Nose of yeasts and hops (flowers) Lightly bitter, initial flavour Heavily bitter finish. Medium bodied.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours hazy golden with a totally retained off white head. Aroma is nicely bitter with some yeast notes. Flavor reminds me of a triple with wonderful yeastiness and a nice hoppy bite as well. Very interesting for for a Belgian beer.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a lightly hop hazy straw gold color. It is well carbonated with tons of streaming tight bubbles rising from all parts of my tulip glass. The carbonation holds up a head that is frothy and meringue like. The head slowly forms a rocky surface as it rests back down into the beer, all the while creating layers of Belgian lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and herbal with a nice grainy note that adds to both the grassy quality and contributes a sweet grain note. There is lots of yeast character in the aroma as well; a bit of spiciness and something that adds to the herbal character, both of these are definitely evident under the hop notes.
Ah the taste is quite nice; raw, hoppy, yet distinctly Belgian in character. Raw grassy notes abound in this brew, yet still there is a solid alt character here. The brewers have left out all of that American propensity to use crystal malt and instead have relied upon a straightforward simple grain bill which has left us still with a complex malty grain character. Notes of sweet grain and a nice toasted malt note help to buoy up the dominant hop character. The finish starts with a bit of alcohol and a solid hop bitterness; in combination these definitely accentuate the raw hoppiness that lingers on into a long astringent finish.
This is quite nice, I really like the added complexity that the Belgian yeast brings. What really helps this work is that the dominant hop character is a mix of herbal and grassy notes as well as the simple grain bill that was used. This is really quite enjoyable and I hope to see more of these Belgian styled super hop beers.
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GonZoBeeR (2800) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ok i must admit that hop beer dont suit me well and of course i dont like this one but i already taste beerwho are better than this one. After that one i needed a large glass of water its a shame
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottled ; chilled ; dates are unknown ]
A mostly lasting large creamy white head that tops up a hazy medium yellow body. Moderate lacing. bubbles Aroma presents malt being cereal/bread pils while hops are moderate greasy/leafy. Yeast character is moderate .. Also, there are faint notes of light/soft spices Initial flavor is moderate bitter while development is shows off more complexity.. woodiness is exposed. Finish is short Light to medium body... watery texture... Soft carbonation...
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a nice somewhat transparent golden color with a perfect white foamy head. Aroma is not as hoppy as expected, but has some hops with a yeast touch. Taste is hoppier than the aroma, but not the smack you in the face American hoppy. Pleasant taste, not very heavy for the gravity of the brew. The hops are balanced by a fruity yeast taste that finishes somewhat sweet. Different take on a Belgian, but not a bad one