BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with a small white head. Herbal but also sweet aroma. Balanced flavor: a bit sweet and spicy with a bitter and alcoholic end.
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are spices and pepper with tea. Pear and caramel with dry, earthy notes. Flavours are grain with dry pear. Soap and herbal notes. Poorer than expected.
Wim (3393) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 gold blond with carbonation body and a small white head a spicy yeasty herby aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy fruity taste with a yeasty bitter finish
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light Golden blond coloured beer with average carbonation and a small white head. Herby, slight buttery touch malty aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter, little alcoholic.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl bottle: Clear sunburst gold beer sporting a tall, thick, creamy head that is just slightly off-white. Aromas of malt, hops, honey, and pears runs up your nostrils pulling a floral spice, a little bubblegum, and a slight citrus with it.. or is that citrus actually sour twang? Medium-light body. Appropriately dry. Hop bitternes that blends into malt flavor quite nicely but somehow ends up stinging the back of your throat. Pale malt and a yeasty spice lay on your tongue as the hops, and something else, tickle your tonsils. A starfruit tartness, or even sourness, then works its way up your tongue and splits into metallic and honey flavors. The metallic taste grows as you drink the glass down. It is not necessarily a bad metallicness but perhaps out of place? Definitely not bad, but I feel that Verhaeghe doesn’t exactly know what they want from this beer.
Svesse (7511) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London 26 Apr 2007) Golden yellow colour with frothy white head. Fruity, slightly acidic/lactic nose with notes of orange and mango. Malty, slightly tart taste with tropical fruit , pineapple, apricots and spicy hops in the finish. Rather smooth despite the high abv. Not really overwhelming, but ok.
cgarvieuk (19044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange coloured ale, light fruity hop, quite acidic, but quite pleasent hoppyness
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle, 1996 vintage, BB 12-04-07) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma of mustiness, butter, and lemon. Flavor of yeast, sweet malt, and lemon.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Bit of a poor attempt from Verhaeghe. Pleasant sweet and sour nose with the obvious brown sugar, fruit and off milk typical to this brewer. Great looks. Clear blonde with a thick creamy head and thick lacing also typical to Verhaeghe. Flavour is so overly metallic that it is difficult to pick out anything else. Totally ruined what could have been great. So much metal in the flavour you would be forgiven for thinking it had been poured from a can.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored pour with little to no head. Had a yeasty, hoppy aroma with a bitter malty finish to it. Average.....