Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 18.12.10 Soft in the mouth, wonderful nose, loads of honey and spice (cumin?) touch boozy at times, lovely beer. Rating is far from great but stood up getting barged by people so best I could do under the circumstances. One of my favourite beers of the weekend. A8 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
tderoeck (4690) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13/12/2010 - 33cl bottle @ home
Pretty clear deep orange to light copper red beer, thick stable creamy white head, long lasting, adhesive. Aroma: wax crayons, fruity, sweet malts, a touch of tropical fruits, aromatic hops, hint of yeast, alcohol on warming up. MF: nice carbon, medium body, soft texture. Taste: hop bitters, alcohol, spices. Aftertaste: dry and bitter, sour, chemical. A little like strong spirit drink. Pepper in the back of the throat.
JorisPPattyn (7909) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellowish, dense & very even head over amber-orange beer with fine pearling. White candi sugar or oxydized honey and a light-sweetish aroma as from a fine liqueur, then a mix of old wood and preserved citrus. And if I didn’t know better, I’d hazard Brettanomyces. Ends on Leidse, hard cheese spiced with cumin. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, and has a background of fine bitterish spicing, that is near exotic: ginseng, carraway, cumin, ginger, but finely balanced. Vinous, liqueurish and excellent. Well-carbonated, slight viscous-oily MF, alcoholwarming, adn at least medium-bodied. One thing: it’s too sweet, too spiced and not enough attenuated to be called a tripel. As a strong Belgian blond ale, it’s a monument. Dirk, this one deserves to become a classic!!
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of malts, some wood, fruits and spices. The taste of malts, some vanilla, some bitter. The aftertaste is some bitter with notes of wood and sweet.
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle 33 cl. 22 nov. 2010 on HorecaExpo (Gent).
Golden color, with an white head.
Aroma not much, but alcoholic, sweet.
Medium (to full) body.
Taste sweet, spice, malts, and hopsbitterness.
Like the Zonderik tripel more.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy and heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew