bierkoning (13596) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2008
Bottle. Pinkish orange color. Cloudy. Berries, vegetable notes and some yeast in the aroma. More outspoken berries in the tart flavor. Hardly any sweetness. Some yeast. Decent. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2007
Good creamy-tinted head, dense, over hazy dark-orange beer. Mild fruit nose, aromatic, with background notes of fresh hops, and orange rind. Citrussy taste and, in this case, really a zeste flavour - from oranges, blue curaçao, molidng oranges,... There’s coriander in there, but it blends in to perfection. What I cannot find are the cranberries... The hops are nearly gone in the taste too, but replaced by a slight, lively acidity. Rather burning MF, high carbonation and CO² feel. Medium bodied, end acidity. FOR THE RECORD: this is a nice beer. But who is bediviling whom??? I cannot detect the cranberries, but worse, their own ingredients’ declaration, rather extensive, doesn’t mention any at all. Is this just commercial catch-the-eye?