pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one came out of the bottle a cloudy beige colour with little head. It reminded me of Chimay white but with less carbonation and more spice. Complex aromas but not over the top in taste. The alcohol was noticeable in taste and effect. It made a pleasant change from the dark Christmas brews I have been trying. It came in an attractive swing-top bottle and cost $8.90 from Rumbles for a 330ml bottle. Worth it for a treat.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold colour, no head. rasin port flavours. I would normally associate these flavours with a dark red style.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the cave. Aroma is yee haa alcohol, peppery pale malts and notes of maise. Taste is similar very very alcoholic, actually burns going down, grainy and no hop character to be found.
KnutAlbert (6746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit rustic, a blonde with a little barnyard. Complex aroma, warming. Spicy, but there are no additives except candy sugar. Nice.
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Delirium, Brussels. A fresh malt base - pale, firm and pleasant with bready notes - holds well the scintillating rush of bitter herbs, fenugreek, coriander, orange zest and gooseberry.
Defreni (3087) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske. Flot øl der åbnes med et bang. Kæmpe cremet skumhoved. Duften er ikke så god, men smagen er til at begynde med som en brut mousserende vin. Alkoholen slår igennem. Egentlig en rigtig god ide til en anderledes øl, desværre mangler der en lille smule i balancen.
Jerre (3272) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this beer every year. Yesterday for the 3th time.
Bottle, 33 cl.
Hazy dark golden color with a white head. Aroma fruity, sweet malts, and notes of spice. Medium body. Taste = malts, sweet, fruits, cork, alcoholic, spices. Strong and full beer.
Stefano (1994) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden colour with a nice medium creamy head. Aroma is yeast, spices, bubble gum. The flavor has spices, alcohol and wheat. Fullbodied and sweet mouthfeel. The finish has alcohol, spices and sugar.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at 13e Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Hazy golden with a rocky head. Piney and grassy hop aroma. Good sweet maltiness balanced by piney and grassy hop bitterness. A good quality Belgian blond ale.
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Den Tatoveret Enke. Average fizzy white head that actually lasted pretty well. Fair display of lacework. Somewhat clear and sparkling body with a golden color. Aroma of spice, yeast, fruit, caramel and hint of grain. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and alcoholic texture. Flavor was moderated sweet with light acidic. Finish was floral / herbal with an alcoholic ending.