DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow gold with a fine wispy head. Quite a heady lemon, pine, melon and biscuit aroma at the ABV, with a considerable dose of hop. Sharp and yeasty with notes of soap, peanut, pine and TCP. Prickling carbonation; some alcohol and acid burn. Not their best.
Travlr (23971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a pils - clear straw yellow with a giant fluffy head that sinks in the middle and leaves behind great lacing.
Early whiff of sulphur clears quickly to reveal notes of pine and a hint of black pepper.
Malts dominate the flavor, with a bit of sourness in the middle and bitterness toward the finish.
Very drinkable and interesting brew.
ogivlado (7699) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml. -From Beer Planet, few days after BBE. Hazy orange/golden coloured, medium sized white head that went away fast, spicy nose (a bit tart). Fruity and slight spicy with strong tartness. Drinkable but...infected bottle???
Marko (5528) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ogivlado who brought it from Belgium and shared it with me (thanks!)
Poured a murky apricot colour with a thick small white head that went away at a medium pace. Slightly fruity nose, some lemon... a bit tart too, funk? A mild tart/acidic taste, slightly bitter (I might’ve spotted some aroma hop hidden there), not much to it but refreshing. Looking at the ratings I reckon this was infected and I’ll try to rerate it one day, so don’t take my review too seriously.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molto caruccia ale di Alvinne, non certo uno dei loro prodotti più avventurosi, ma una birra pulita, bilanciata, molto saporita con toni di frutta fresca estiva ed una presenza alcolica non aggressiva ma solleticante; si beve bene, io l’ho bevuta al Duca.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a huge white head. Special fruity, citrus aroma. Full palate. Finish is light bitter, herby and fruity hinted with some light alcoholic hints. Nice.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle, within sell-by-date. Hazy dark blonde to orange with a solid head. Aroma of fruit (citrus) and spice (coriander). Mouthfilling body with an overly sweet and citrussy taste, almost like lemonade. Bearing in mind it’s the house beer of a student café, one maybe shouldn’t be too critical; yet some more character and less sweetness wouldn’t harm it.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Golden yellow body with big head. Fruity and citrus nose. Crisp and nice tasting. Full-bodied. Quite tart. Nice.
Bontus (798) - Flanders, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours dark yellow with a frothy rocky white head. Which lasts. Sweet yellow fruit nose. Starts a bit sour-sweet then dry. Long finish. Spritzy MF yet slick swallow.
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours opaque yellow with good lacing. Nose is tart, lemon. Taste matches with a spicy complex yeast profile to boot.