NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow, golden coloured. Hoppy aroma and a bit yeasty. Bittersweet taste, a bit spicy. Nice brew. Perfect off the tap on a sunny day.
caesar (6854) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Dour. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of some hop, bit spicy, some malt and grain. Spicy taste, bit dry, moderately bitter, bit sweet. Decent beer.
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a huge white mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of hops, malts and balanced spices. Lasting finish.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow coloured, a large white head and a lot of carbonation. Herbal yeasty aroma, some hints of fruits (citrus) and grasses. Full palate, nice body. Finish is light bitter with a clear alcoholic touch ending a little more dryer. Overall a nice one.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 17, 2006
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottled. 750ml. Lot A. Best before 06/07. As soon as I loosened the cage on this bottle the cork flew out. I mean FLEW out- with a force I’ve never seen before from a bottle of beer. The "POP" and the subsequent "Bang" of the cork hitting the ceiling sent both cats sprinting upstairs in hopes of sparing themselves from whatever fate must be befalling their master in the back room. The cleaning of said room took 15 minutes before I could finally settle back down with what’s left of the bottle.
The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a huge egg white-like head. Although the label on my bottle is exactly like the one in the pictured for the Brune, I believe this is actually the Blonde. Sweet honey-like aroma with some spice and banana notes. Hot and bubbly with tons of creamed corn DMS like Dickinsonbeer mentioned. There is also a strange astringent numbness left in my mouth from the beer. This could be the worst beer I’ve ever drunk and now it’ll be with me forever, even after I pour it out, since it’s covering most everything here in my home office.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear blonde with a thinc white head. Light DMS, cream corn, steamed vegetables in the aroma with hints of light bready malts. Even more DMS in the flavor, and even a bit of mettalic hints, lightly hoppy and more dry crackery breadlike hints. Finish was ok, but had a tangy lightly tart and dry characteristic.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry and grainy with plenty of musky honey, earth, herbal floral and grassy notes along with some tart citrus character. Very slight haze to the bubbly blonde body topped by an enormously fizzy and long lasting bright white head that laces well. Grainy, biscuity, cereal malts are joined by a floral, earthy, musty flavour along with a honey-like sweetness cut by a fairly assertive hop bitterness in the finish. Some notes of wheat are also apparent. Alcohol is surprisingly notable for only 8% but it works very nicely. Medium body is lifted up by strong carbonation that gives way to a soft, doughy texture. Somehow manages to feel quite dry.
Stemmed glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 01-Jun-08, Bièropholie, Feb-05).
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Pours a hazed, tawny yellow color with full arctic white froth that clings like a scapegoat cought in a crossfire. Medium nectar w/ a unique muscato grape nose. Flavors remind me of an aged Alsacian dry Riesling. Slight earthy tropshire yet big on the fruit. Starts tart and finishes fruity. Slight methane. The finish is dry. A complex brew no doubt. It tastes similar to DFH’s Midas Touch.
rederic (3307) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale yellow color, at the opening of the swing-top bottle, an explosion of foam went out, and formed a fluffy white head, yeasty, pale malt, citrus floral hops, fruity note of grapefruit in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet pale malt, an alcoholic strength feeling, notes of candied pineapple, with a citrus fruit fruitiness, hint of floral hops, leading towards a sweet alcoholic accent, and showing a subtle bitterness in the finish.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden color with a rather large white head. Very perfumey nose with hints of dates and pear. The flavor of this beer is extremely sweet and alcoholic with hints of banana. It’s a little to syrupy for my taste. Not recommended.