Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer made for some committee in Sint-Pauwels near Sint-Niklaas with reference to the ’Rode Ridder’ comics (red knight), hence the attempt to make it red, with artificial colorants - an effect they could easily have achieved otherwise, but anyway. Made by De Cock, who also brews the Sinpalsken beers at Van Steenberge. Rocky, thick, stable, off-pinkish head, orangey copper colour, clear. Weakish aroma of apricot, ginger, soap, cinnamon, walnuts, red beet (perhaps actually applied for colouring?), red berries. Refreshing fruity taste, vaguely sweetish with orange peel touch, supple and smooth palate with caramelly and weakly nutty maltiness, grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. Quite well-balanced actually, but its colour made me remember this more than its flavour.
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. Lightly orange coloured with a bit pink inside. Very big white head that holds very nice. A bit sad of the colour that’s not my thing. Some metallic, sweet-fruity smell. Spiced. Something less pleasant inside. A bit to watery sweet red fruits taste. Some herbs/spices, weak taste, something sour comes up also. Not my thing,
Jerre (2774) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. (Willems)
Almost clear full red color, with little pinkisch head.
Aroma bit sweet, malts.
Taste, little yeast, malts, sweet fruits.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, pink red colour!, rocky head, nothing special, but original brew!