Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Antwerp home brew commercialized through De Graal, tasted at Gollem. Lacing, frothy, moussy, snow white head, hazy ’old gold’ colour with greenish hue and medium sparkling. Aroma of straw, peach, dried flowers, caramel, strawberry, stale sweat, coriander but less pleasant impressions of dishwater and even manure as well, fortunately remaining subtle. Estery onset, gooseberry, pineapple and peach, medium carbo, deep spelt-like graininess, sourish, paired with a more supple bready ’barleyness’ with a very light toasted touch, soft herbal hop bitter finish, bit peppery with a trace of coriander. Another redundant addition to the fast growing league of new saisons.
JorisPPattyn (9248) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good yellowish head, rather stable, over lightly veiled, lively carbonated yellow beer with a greenish hint. Wheat (it’s actually spelt), herbal and lightly spicy (coriander?). Smells fresh, but would be fresher without the obnoxious weed. Spicy, light coriander, thankfully no fake citrus, other grains, old cookies. Warming up, it becomes rather too perfumey. Light body, wheatslickness, quite spritzy. Not bad. Reducing its spices’ content with 3/4 could actually make it remarkable.
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle @ Gollem. Hazy golden, head is small, quite solid, off-white. Nose is huge citrus peel, light lemon Windex in a pleasant way, white pepper & esters. Taste reminds me of Duvel Tripel Hop Citra, a bit more soapy, taste is citrus, esters, light alcohol, white pepper yeast & touch soap. Body is lightly fizzy & touch soapy. Typical but well made for the category of higher ABV standard Belgian Blond Beer.
kraddel (5843) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thnx to the ’brewer’ .
pours unclear blonde, ok white head .
Smells spicy , orange , bit coriander, very fresh .
Taste is hoppy, bitter, balanced, bit sweet but very much in balance .
Very nice style-example, with more hops and a very good mouthfeel and balance