MiP (13847) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 5.8% as Caves - het bier van Lier. Sweet, fruity, caramelly aroma with a nice underlying sourness. Muddy dark orange colour. No or very unstable head. The flavour is quite sour, nicely citric and vinegary. Quite sweet to balance. Reminds me of Goudenband, and is almost as good. This one has a lower ABV which can be a bonus.
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red/pink with a small head. Aromas are sweet malts quickly followed by fruity sourness - not sure what fruit, though. Flavours are sour fruitiness, like cherry drop sweets. Has some smooth chocolate malts lurking in the background. Moreish.
ha1ag (739) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2006
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
light red color, thick head. This one smells tastes like ketchup and vinegar... some ppl like it, I don’t
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.25l bottle at home. Clear brown color with almost no head. Sweet and sour nose and for me very sour taste. Who like it may be good but I didn’t like it at all.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber with a white head. Sour vinegary aroma with some sweetness. Unlike this brewer’s Duchesse de Bourgogne, the taste is marginally on the side of palatability: the strong sourness is balanced by agreeable fruity sweetness and a grapefruit dryness.
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color; huge creamy head; nice perlage. Sweet, malty, dry.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: 25cl Bottle at the Delirium Cafe. I’m a big fan of Verhaeghe and this did not disappoint. Usual flemish sour nose, fruity and notes of balsamic vinegar and typical of this brewer. Looks like a muddy Orval. Sour vinegar flavour with plenty of caramel. Wonderfully soft and fruity yet rich and complex. Good palate. Crisp dry finish followed by bags of sweet caramel notes. Unusual finish indeed. Just a slight soapy note that lets it down a little. Imagine Vichtenaar with more caramel and you are pretty much there.
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful copper color; huge creamy head; nice perlage. Cellary vinegar nose. Very sweet, malty, with the typical sourness. delicious!
caesar (5403) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear redbrown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of wood, port, malt. Bit sour and tart taste, caramel malty, bit fruity, oak. Bit sweet finish. Nice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery colored, little white head. Portwine, oak, caramel, sourness, berries and mild alcohol in aroma. Medium bodied. Oak with vinous tones and lemon in flavor, aftertaste is sweet with mild sourness and alcohol. Good brew.