Stefano (2021) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2009
Draught at zythos bierfestival 2009. Pours pale and hazy yellow with good bubbly head. Yeasty aroma, which is quite flowery. Flavour is yeasty, fruity and some alcohol. Nice bitterness in the finish. FatPhil (16692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2009
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)eManu (547) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2009
Slightly hazy orange, healthy frothy head. Slightly acetoney aroma, but otherwise pretty fruity. More acetone and spiky fruity esters in the taste, a bit thin. Some tomato juice. Alcoholic too. Simple malty body under it all can’t carry the unwelcome spikes. Finish uninspiring, more alcohol and esters. Some OK hops in there, but can’t save it. Quite a mess actually.
Strong taste and very cloudy gold color with nice white foam. Nice bitter taste and flavors of vanilla. Nice long blend of flavors. Excellent beer. I like the bottle, its original. Lubiere (14127) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thick white head. In aroma, orange blossoms and corainders with honey, perfume, very pleasant. In mouth, a rich and creamy ale with loads of curacao, coriander, complex and enticing. Bieropholie import. BB 12-10 thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2009
from bottle at Le Sous-Bock, Paris. The bottle almost bursted open, spraying some unlucky people at the bar. Hazy golden under an enormous off-white head. Good yeasty and spicy aroma with coriander in the lead. Complex yeasty, sweet and spicy flavours. Good bitterness. A complex blond.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2009
Muddy amber, very lacy. Spicy alcohol on the nose, and in the mouth where it is also a little herbal and medicinal. Hmmm... something about this beer says it’s shit. It’s almost like an infected attempt at a Belgian Blonde. However, there is something I quite like about it too... I can’t think what, because its alcohol profile is hot and there’s too much wrong with it. I don’t know, the lolly fruit and bold yeastiness is my kind of thing. It’s confrontational. It’s like the type of woman you were scared of in your early twenties and then despised in your forties (because you never had one like her). For me that makes it memorable but not memorable enough... On balance this beer is a little better than ok. Even though it’s a bit crap. bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Bottle from Half Time (2010). subtitled harvest ale/saison. Suggest ssaison dunkel. Same rating as before, except overall goes to 16.
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. BBE 05. It’s an oldy. Amber gold color with a frothy white head. Aromas of peppery hop and fruits. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Malt. Mild pepper. Yeast. Fruit. Heat is hardlly noticeable. It finishes quite astringent. Time has certainly not harmed this ale. yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear, golden beer with lots of floaties and an off-white head. Pale malt, yeast notes, some alcohol, citrus, apples and a spicy peppery hop note in the aroma. The flavor is quite strange, without me being able to point out what makes it strange. There’s a herbal and grainy flavor with pale malt and a decent bitterness, maybe it’s just the mix of flavors I find strange, or maybe there’s something I couldn’t pin. Warming and dry mouthfeel, yet sweetish. Quite bitter, herbal finish. Sure a drinkable beer, but as already mentioned, also a strange one. (080731) wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle, Ale Cellar, Darlington. Very hazy golden colour with a frothy, dissipating white head. Medium body. Aroma was yeasty and fragrant with some summer fruit .Flavour was complex and interesting; sweet with notes of malt, clove and citrus fruit. Alcohol fairly well masked. Good stuff. gunnfryd (15104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma isdry, flower, yeast. Flavour is sweet, dry, flower, yeast, herbs, spices. Strange, but exciting beer.