dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When opening fresh Belgian hoparoma’s are finding the way to you brain by the nose. Excellent blond color. The beer is very warming in the mouth with the hop aroma in the beginning of the tongue. Very well balanced beer, with nice malts, elegant hopbtterness which stay on for a long time. Works well with fatty blue cheese.
benjoulol (2) - USA - DEC 31, 2009 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
très bonne, blonde avec un gout prononcé, arrière gout de Lambic, léger aspect trouble. A goûter !
harrisoni (17712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle from Franglais, Calais. Hazy gold with generous white head. Yeasty, spicey hop and citrus aroma. Some breadyness. Pleasant in mouth and a little bit of the carbonation that the other reviewers mentioned, or is that just the lemon curd tingling the tongue? Finish is good with cereal, lemon and hop. I really do like bieres des gardes I have decided. They just have a good interesting flavour profile
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose was yeasty, orange. Raw alcohol, yeasty flavour, spicy and quite carbonated, slightly bready, with a decent amount of hops (and the alcohol aswell). Bitter finish.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #25 at Spiesy’s. A beer made in the French style (and for the French market?) by a brewery in the Flemish Oost-Vlaanderen region of Belgium. It is a slightly turbid gold colour with a clean hoppy aroma. Maybe a bit raw. The palate is soft and easygoing, with some hop, some malt and a little spice. Finishes clean. Pretty reasonable stuff. Unfiltered bottle.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Foggy golden beer, with the medium large white head. Fizzy and carbonated. Bitter spicy beer. Not bad but not my style. [London gathering: Spiesy, Duff, chris_o, Marty-D and SilkTork]
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered bottle @ Spiesy’s gaff. Hazy amber orange. Slight spicy orange rind aroma. Nice foamy head. Gentle, subtle, laid back spicy fragrant flowers. Flavoursome, satisfying and refreshing - just what I want in a beer. Carbonation is perhaps a bit too lively at this stage of opening, but overall a pleasant and well made beer.
omhper (24380) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden. Buttery popcorn aroma. Sweet and soft, lightly hoppy. Nicely malty with balanced bitter finish.