Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Soy saucy acidic-malt aroma, coffee. Red copper brown clear with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts tngy sweet, like vinegar-sugar mix. Light thin taste, saccharin sweetness and light lambic notes. Don’t care for it. Wet fur after.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Reddish brown. Sweet with notes of raspberries and loads of saccharine. There’s some acidity, but the sweetness very much takes the upper hand, leaving an unbalanced impression.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red, aproaching brown with a fluffy, tan head. Sweet and sour aroma of cherries, alcohol, sacchrine, and perhaps a bit of lactic acid. Far too sweet with no substantial sour character and no wood. The body is alright, but perhaps a bit thin. The flavor is just dominated by the sweetness. I get the impression that there is decent sour beer in this, but all hope has been killed by the sweetness. I wish I was able to enjoy this more, but alas, no such luck.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with an offwhite head. The taste is an overwhelming sweetness and a complex fruity and malty taste pattern. Very nice. Thanks Jacob for letting me taste this.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the rare tafelbier of Verhaeghe. Because Duchesse De Bougogne was awarded best wedding beer at the Danish Beer Festival 2004, I got a case of this and the Duchesse for free by the brewer when I visited Karakterbierweekend in Vichte. Very pleasant acidic aroma. The flavour is Very sweet and malty with wort notes and some acidity in the background.Full bodied considering the low ABV.