Benzai (9647) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow orange color. Smell is pretty good, light hops and light sweetness. Not a nice aftertaste and too much carbo.
ClubGonzo (4522) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, shared with Palme. Pours a straw-colored hazy body with a medium, short-lived and quite foamy head. Nose is wheat, pale malts and slight hints of citrus and molasses. Very mellow. Mellow is the key words to the taste as well; pale malts, hint of molasses and grassy hops in the finish. Well-hidden ABV, this could easily have been a 4 % bitter or something. Extremely smooth and drinkable, but on my palate it all comes of as a bit boring, eventually. Nice session ale though, wouldn’t mind having a pint of this in the sun sometime. :-)
DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t like this one too much. The colour is pretty nice. Smells pretty good, bit hoppy, bit sweet.. Taste is a little bit less then i expected from the smell and the mouthfeel was a bit to lively for me. Good beer, but not really my style i think.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ticked this at Papalote in SF, not really a beer destination, which makes it a nice score. Cloudy amber in color with a small off-white head. The aroma is decent, Belgian and floral with some light fruity notes and some clove. The flavor has a caramel and pale malt base, cloves, phenols, peach and banana, spice and floral hops. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Overall a fine and drinkable beer, but nothing that’s going to blow you away.
bierkoning (10867) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color. Pineapple, yeast and vanilla in the aroma. Some lemon tartness in the flavor. Yeasty notes. Hint of alcohol. Pleasant.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Murky, pale yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The nose is bready, bretty and just a touch phenolic – clove. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bready, bitter, bretty flavor. Finishes crisp and dry with modest, lingering bitterness. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Hazy golden with a medium, firm head. Flowery, pale-honeyish-malty nose with lots of aromatic hops. Flavor is pale-malty, Belgian-yeasty, herby-grassy-hoppy, lightly licoricey, peachy-fruity, very aromatic-hoppy with a long, dry and crisp finish. Medium body, soft and creamy CO2. Very pleasant and easy-going, well-balanced summer brew. 4645
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, lemon, spice, floral and grassy notes, with a nice honey note. Taste has nice notes of biscuity lemon, some sweet honey, flowers, and grass in the middle, with a lasting, very dry and slightly spicy finish. Delicious!
dagimp (788) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 33cl bottle into a snifter. Pours with a ton of fizzy white head. Takes a few minutes to dissipate and leaves no lacing and only a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Great grassy and earthy aroma. Good n’ funkoey, as the Dutch say. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy; easily drank. Taste is very earthy, I can almost taste the barrel and the microbes! Lots of hay, funk, horse ma-nua and all that fun stuff. A good bot not gret bier. Solid, but it doesn’t wow me.
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Old School. It pours a hazy tan colour, with a thin fizzy white head. The nose is candied peel, yeast, tangy orange, lime, nut and wood. The taste is weak lemon and lime, orange, wood, earth, fig, caramel, brown sugar, astringent and nut, with a light bitter finish. It has a nice balance. An interesting Belgian Ale.