thanatosti (1619) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Hazy golden with a dense white head. Fruity, yeasty ’tripel’ smell. Decent enough but a bit one dimensional.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Arden Wines. Slightly veiled gold with a generous, subsiding white foam. Attractive, citrusy aroma with suggestions of sherbet lemons, gooseberry, pineapple, green herb (parsley) and grassy hop. Good clean flavour with soapy hop streaks, perfumed coriander, pear and lemon and lime jelly notes. Vanilla and biscuity pale malt in the aftertaste. Duvel-like, minus some effervescence, and hugely drinkable. Pretty good.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, from a pilsen bio shop. pale amber with sediment suspended in its off-white head; aroma of semi-decomposed apples; loads of floury apple flavour, somewhat lacking in yeast character
vipinvelp (4252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jazzy darker yellow, white fading foam but sticking to glass. Carbonated tongue trickling lasting taste, strong alcohol. (Velp 201204)
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BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
May 201: Brown 33cl bottle, best before 12-2012, poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru badged stemmed tulip glass.
I left a few centimeters of beer in the bottle to ensure I got the true colours and tastes before pouring the reminder into my glass once I’d consummed the first pour.
Pale amber in colour, wispy white covering on top, no real head because of my cautious initial pour. I got a better covering when I emptied the sediment remains and the rest of the bottle into my glass later.
Yeasty aroma, some spices appear to be in there too. An apple feel also arrives as the beer settles in the glass.
The mouthfeel is spritzy and sharp, the taste an alcoholic blend of citrusy hops, sweet, yet light molasses and mixed herbs. Another sweet ingrediant appears as the beer warms, which begins to turn the beer from interesting to unbalanced.
I can’t claim to be an expert on quads, but this isn’t my idea of this style, pleasant enough but lacks body and depth for the alcohol content. I prefer the sweeter beers to the extra dry hoppy ones, but this is just too much for me in the sweet stakes. Having said that, once I’d poured the sediment and remainer of the beer into my glass it wasn’t such a sweet drink anymore: so perhaps the whole bottle should have gone in from the start.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle- BB date-06/2013, Thanks to bu11zeye..Pour is a yellow with flakes..Nose is white grape, apple, banana, Taste is apples, coriander, banana, yeasty...Palate is dry and tangy.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and spicy noted in aroma. A little orange in the flavour along with some dried fruit. Ends dry and mildly bitter with perhaps a touch of blackcurrant .
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Voldby, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with notes of roast and caramel
anders37 (25591) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish.
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at De Paas. Aroma of yeast, citrus, fruits and herbs. Same in flavour with some sweetness and a little alcohol warmth.