JorisPPattyn (8246) - Ursel, - NOV 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge cream-coloured, dense head; hazy orange beer, lively carbonation. Fresh-herbal & spicey nose. Pine-like hops, aroma like a herbal, yes, alcoholic tonicum. Taste both very spicey and hoppy, but sweet underbuild by roasted hops, toast-like. Whiff of honey flavour. Each new sop gives a lemony restart. Medium bodied. Alcohol's there, but subdued. Misses a longer aftertaste. Honesty compells me to concede I like this beer better and better. I think it's still being developped. This 75cl sample virtually even misses the Van Steenberge thumbprint, bravo!
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Fokke’s place - BB: 8/VIII/2002 (2012-597) Thanks to Fokke for sharing the beer!
Clear dark amber to red brown beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits (raisins, prunes), caramel, oranges, bit malty, dry, dusty, spices, little vinous. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty citric sour start, very surprising. Then green apples, caramel, malt, bit vinous, white grapes, port, madeira, orange peel. Aftertaste: slightly sour, malts, bit musty, vinous, some alcohol.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has hints of burnt toffee, cloves, and candy sugar. Flavor is similar, although mainly an emphasis on the sweet toffee/caramel notes. Nothing to much to talk about.
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle (bb 06/07/2006) thanks Jerohen, rating represents vintage. Amber almost brown cloudy bear, with small white head. Tastes sweet. Flavour is complex, though mainly caramel. Not a long finish, which is a shame. In general, a very good brew, but a little bit too sweet for my taste.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11.2 oz bottle). Caramel colored liquid with small white head. Hazy. Aroma of wet hair. Bitterness with a nice caramel taste and some sourness is present. Tastes better than it smells! I don’t think it hides the alcohol well. It’s an ok beer to me, but its leaves me wanting more.
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one many years ago and found some old notes that I updated and spiced up a bit.
Off white head with a light hazy orange colored beer.
Smell fruit, malts, and something forest a like.
Taste is fruity with yeasty notes, some hops and a fine sweet bitterness.
I liked this.
ken1 (1165) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty boring beer. A fruity bitterness but not much else. Not well rounded. Yellow in color with a lasting white head
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown pour in glass. Nose and taste is rich molasses, sweet caramels, doughs and brown sugar. Rated 3/5/03
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, retired beer, last tasted two years ago, from Geers Oostakker, complex, yet easy to drink, hazy, rocky head, good brew
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised to learn this is retired meanwhile... Was a deep coppery amber coloured ale with good fizz and medium snow white head and sweet, caramelly main profile, honeyish, spicy, yeasty, with a warming, not unpleasant finish and quite high drinkability. Not the most complex of Urthel beers but certainly balanced and enjoyable.
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber beer, big foamy head. Fruity aroma, carbonation. Flavour is amber-like, sweet malts, fruity, caramel. Too much carbonation and not my cup of beer.