Svesse (8577) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
(Draught at Delirium Tap Bar, Brussels, 19 July 2012) Pale golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with peaches, grass and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of peaches, grass, herbs, tropical fruit, grainy malt and a grassy, floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one. daniele (9021) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
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Draught at Delirium Tap House, Brussels. Pale golden beer with an ok white head. Malty bready aroma, grassy hops, spicy notes. Spicy flavor, grassy hops, yeasty, some alcohol, bready, herbal, maybe some floral notes. A bit thin and simple. sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
Draft @ Delirium Brussels.
Dorée claire, léger col blanc.
Arôme bien agrémenté de plantes aromatiques surtout le thym qui se fait bien présent, pointe d’ail le tout sur ce bouquet très belge.
En bouche, épais, profile rappelant un peu le miel le tout avec un palais mettant bien en avant ce côté plante herbacée donnant de ce fait un profile légèrement épicé en fin de bouche.
Au final, une bière qui brille pas ce côté d’ajout d’herbes sans quoi on se retrouve avec une blonde des plus typiques. Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - JUL 7, 2012
The looks are not bad. Golden beer with a good sized and decent holding head. Not totally my taste, spiced, a less pleasant yeast, some dry fruits.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of thyme, florals, yeast, and pepper. Flavor of florals, herbs, yeast, earth, and grass with a somewhat dry finish. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. Darker blond coloured with lots of carbonation and a large white head. Spicy and fruity light malty and sweet hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is spicy, herby with some dry malty and short alcoholic hints. Medium. Yves (3033) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
Clear blond coloured beer with medium white head and few carbonation. Spicy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy soft ending soft bitter. Wim (3954) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a spicy yeasty malty aroma a spicy yeasty malty hoppy herby little fruity bitter taste with a spicy herby bitter finish BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
This 0.75 Litre cork and caged bottle was taken at the lovely bar/tasting room of D’elices Et Caprices in Brussels during Dec 2011. The brew is based on the regular Jessenhofke (which has garlic in it) and has extra spices added to those already in the base beer: all the spices are listed on the back label.
Our glasses held a slightly hazy body of orange coloured beer, on top a well formed but thin white head, the third pour was a bit cloudier as the sediment left the bottle with the remaining beer.
The aroma was an interesting mix of yeasts, herbs and a sweet smell from the malts and other spices used.
The taste is a good blend of flavours, sweet and yet semi-bitter, fruity, herbal and earthy, all at the same time. It isn’t bold or brash; more of a subtle, gentle feel to the taste and mouth feel. Carbonisation was just about right and suited the beer nicely.
I had another bottle on New Years Eve and found it just as pleasant as the one I reviewed when in Brussels.