Alengrin (5092) - BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old school "Belgian pale ale", a remnant of the time when Belgian breweries were heavily inspired by the then-prevalent English beer styles. This is in that sense a classic, which many aged beer drinkers in Belgium are familiar with. I will re-taste it soon (I see the ABV has been increased a little bit since the last time I had this) but for now, this rating is based on old notes; a deep golden blonde beer with calm sparkling and creamy, off-white, medium head. Sweet main character: malt sweetness, caramelly, even sugary, a bit honeyish, somewhat metallic with rather thin body, fruity accents, light floral and herbal bitterish finish but the sweetness continues - in other words, this could have been a lot hoppier and would benefit from it. I did not like this too much, or any beer from this company, for that matter.
Thibair (8) - Metz Tessy, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sensation piquante et asséchante, un arôme aqueux et une finale au gout de miel. Une bière de qualité!
Cerbier (769) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,3l Flasche. Orangebraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Brotige Aromen steigen in die Nase, schmeckt auch so; nicht ganz rund.
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany clear. Small head. Nutty earthy. Licorice dry. Fruity estery phenols. Very strange complex. I think I like it.
Shark_Pants (714) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with frothy one finger beige head. Nose is fruit, malt and grass. Malt, grains, toast, light honey, grass and pepper in the taste. Good as everyday drinking but nothing mind blowing.
nathanvc (357) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2016 It appears golden amber with a lasting foamy head. The aroma has hops, grass, fruits and citrus. It tastes medium bitter with a lasting bittersweet, dry finish. Medium carbonation and slight metallic aftertaste. Refreshing and preferred to an average pils.
thomat (3714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a thick off white head. malty and fruity tones. malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.
Renobob (2009) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Bière très maltée, agréable au palais. Arômes de grains, de sucre candi et c’est tout. Pas mal.
Diabobale (493) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Una strong ale ben definita. E’ una pale in piena regola inglese seppur prodotta in belgio. Molto beverina
HopfenWeisse (1516) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden amber color with lasting head. Aroma is fruity and some hops. Flavor is fruity, malt. Quite heavy. Could be more fresh and maybe more on hops.