blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Esplanade Bier Markt. Pours a very cloudy dark amber with a small lasting off-white head. Very carbonated. Slightly salty aroma of sweet malt, white wine, fruit and yeast. Flavour of yeast, sweet malt and fruit -- almost like a carbonated fruit drink but slightly salty and with spices. I didn’t detect any of the hops the description mentions. Medium bodied. This beer was nothing at all like what I expected it to be, I didn’t love it but it was pleasant enough.
HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (330ml). At Bier Market, shared with blankboy and tupalev. Mussels? - seemed like a run-of-the-mill Belgian, but after the crap we’d been drinking before-hand this was like ambrosia. Poured a murky brown with a lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of salty apple crumble with tons of yeast - more like a dessert than a beer, but appealing. Tasted of the ocean, dominated by sweet fresh apple cider, tangy white wine, caramel malt and brown sugary, again plenty of yeast, but overriding it all hints of seasalt, tar and hessian. Mouthfeel quite lively, slightly acidic, salty - overall a nice, slightly fishy apple and yeast concoction. Nice. Unexpected.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s an attractive looking ale, a clear, deep amber body with a fizzy white head that unfortunately turns into a slender ring all too soon. it smells of light malts, toffee-ish, and a bit of dust. The flavor is pretty much all malt, the flaunted hops of the description making no real appearance. It finishes on a weird, salty note. Strange.
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leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Still, brown and dull. Aromas are very sweet and malty and not much else. Flavours are equally sweet with Ovaltine malts. Very one-dimensional.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Clear, dark amber color with a small, fading head. Slightly salty and roasty aroma of caramel and toffee. Feels a bit whiskey-malty. Roasty-toffee-rye-malty flavor with some initial bitterness, but quickly fading finish. Light to medium-bodied, fizzy-carbonated palate. Like a mix of vienna, märzen and a hint of salty stout. Not bad, but quickly forgotten.
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ended the night with this interesting beer. Weird hazy light brown colour. Aroma of the sea. That’s right, I passed the tulip glass around the table and everyone agreed that it had this odd sea like quality to it - musty, with hints of tomato in it as well. Very carbonated mouthfeel, light and tingly. Light malt taste, not near what the odd aroma suggests. yeasty. Ok overall but quite interesting and got the table of geeks and non-beer geeks alike talking.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
hmmm...i think this is a bland beer, not much aromas and taste. aroma:caramel, molasse and a bit fruity. tastes malty and indeed buttery. thin body. unbalanced. not so good.
JonMoore (1918) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber colour, fizzy with a slim white head. Sweet, fruity, buttery and malty aroma. Interesting taste, buttery, malty, some chocolate. Quite dry with some hops in the finish. Medium mothfeel. Not bad at all.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Copper brown, not much head. Strange aroma for a Belgium - rye, barley with some sweetness and ashy notes. Ryeish, malty flavor. Really Märzen-like!
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Cbh. together with some "Moulles": Amber coloured. Clear. Light brown dense head. Light sour, buttery and light fruity aroma. Flavour is light watery, buttery and malty, with some chocolate notes. Ends on a light sour fruity note. A little over avarage belgian ale.