Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson. Clear orange golden color, full sized white head. Smell and taste malts, butter, slightly herbal, caramel, cardboard, dusty. Medium body, average carbonation. Not good, clearly there are errors in this beer. Thompson (710) - - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at benzai... Large white head quickly dissapearing... clear golden orange colour... smell butter caramel... taste buttery body citrus low hops sweet... Jerre (3826) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Sinterklaas party - BB: X/2015 (2014-1477) Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2015
Taste yesterdag (13.06.’15) @ home. Bottle from Willems.
Almost clear darkgoleden to copper color, with royal creamy white head. Aroma: malts, caramel, fruit touch, some yeast. Medium body.
Taste:soft sweet, citrus,low bitterness, hops. There some strange effect inside. Citrus, low bitter ends.
One-off from Bouillon, named after the nickname of the inhabitants of Sohier, which is apparently a dialect name for an animal as well - but in spite of my biological knowledge, I have no idea which one. Very slow gusher. Lacing, frothy and moussy but eventually dissolving, regularly structured, yellowish white head over a fully hazy peach blonde beer, murky and more brownish with yeast deposit. Estery, sweet Belgian yeast aroma of overripe peach, green apple, bubblegum, some banana ester, lemon zest, warm apple cake, liquorice, pineapple slices in syrup, cookies, sourdough, cloves, pear, honey, vanilla ice cream, young ’jenever’ and grass, but a sour milk accent as well. Fruity-estery onset, sweet (pear, peach) but also dryingly sourish (lime, Granny Smith apples, green plums) which I suspect subtly points in the direction of a bacterial contamination but fortunately not becoming too ’foul’ tasting; very strong, fizzy carbonation with initially somewhat ’numbing’ effect, pale malt sweetishness in the middle but a bit ’harsh’ as well because of the strong carbo and the soft sourish accent, which even dries the sides of the tongue a bit. ’Full’ body alright. Finish accumulates the yeast, with a lightly powdery feel to it, along with lingering bready malts, the continuing light acidic effect, some leafy hops in the background which establish only a fairly light bitterness, and some warming alcohol, which I do not like to encounter in a beer of 6.5% ABV; some sweetness remains next to the sourish accent, but in a candi syrupy and malty way, as is the case in so many Belgian ales. Still relatively drinkable, let’s just say that the overcarbonation distracts attention from the flaws (i.e. the infection)... What bothers me, however, is this: I have tasted a range of Bouillon beers more than ten years ago and it struck me time and time again how many of them had this weird, dull, infected sourishness to them; apparently this brewery has done nothing about that in a decade, which makes this beer all the more disappointing to me personally. With that history of infected beers in mind, I find it frustrating that Bouillon has not learned from their past errors. This is just another flawed and unbalanced Bouillon beer - to me, it is clear that this brewery has undergone no positive evolution whatsoever. I don’t think I’ll buy anything from this brewery again. Bosbouw (3023) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
Iets troebele oranjebruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, kruiden, sinas. Smaakt fris, fruitig, hop. Beetje frisdrank achtig.
tderoeck (10320) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
7/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Sinterklaas party - BB: X/2015 (2014-1477) BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
Clear orange beer, big creamy white fluffy head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: some citrus, caramel, malty, bit yeasty and sweet. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sourish, bit lemony, citric, soft bitterness, pretty hoppy, I’m suspecting an infection here, it’s not really bad but tastes a little suspicious. Aftertaste: bitter, some citrus, bit lemony, watery finish.
33cl, at 6%Vol, as La Veschaux, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty/floral and slightly bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nothing special redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Grassy hops and crisp malt aromas sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2011
Pours golden blonde with a thick white head champagne-like bubbles
Crisp floral Malty upfront with grassy hops and bready malts.Very crisp and refreshing
bouteille 33cl. BB02-2010. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2006
Dorée, col épais blanc.
Arôme, levure belge, dans la lignée des Bouillon, fruité avec note d’orange, champagne et raisins blancs.
En bouche, pétillante, sèche et légère, petite pointe de houblon pour une amertume en retrait, le tout présente un beau profile fruité, pelure orange et agrumes. En retrait, palais de grains sec, levure abbaye, malt léger. En contraste, rappelle la Grain d’Orge Bérangère, sauf plus en retrait. Bière prend aussi une plus belle dimension une fois que l’on mélange la lie au reste de la bière.
Bright if hazy orange-gold; medium but dense just off-white head, quite stable. Very creamy nose; bit of vanilla, blackcurrant and white candi sugar. Later more citrus. Very yeasty flavours: at the brink of sourish, not much sugars left, and shot with a bitterness that reminds me more of dandelions than of hops. With this name and pic... do they think of "vessie" if they say "veschaux"? Dry finish with a little citrus. Very tripel-ishly attenuated, even a bit Duvel-like even when not that dry, let alone that strong. Lively carbonation. There’s pretty little to spoil the picture; and the fact that it is quite easily drinkable doesn’t ruin anything. To me it is just a bit stereotypical.