Nisse666 (7321) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
2006-05-06, bottle 50cl, Göteborg tried this at many occasions one and there has been a hugh difference on the quality of the bottles both up and downs.
AP: cloudy golden body, medium white head. AR:Yeast and citrus fruits F: Yeast and citrus, some syrup Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Bottle at home. Clear golden - wheaty. Fruity,peppry, toasted, japples, yeasty, lirociry, pear. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Serving date: 2009-02-21. Served in tulip.
Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle with freshness date on the label (best before 2010-01-18). Interesting to note that this one is brewed with vitamin C.
When I opened it, the cork came out with a very big pop, like opening a bottle of champagne. It pours a pale golden straw color, very clear and with plenty of bubbles from the carbonation. The head is very big, ivory-colored and quite lively. It settles after a while and leaves some lacings.
A rather prominent smell of medicinal phenols hits the nose together with some yeast. Mild aromas of sweet fruits - like ripe apple peel. Some tart fruitiness, kind of like rhubarb, as well. A gentle funky note and general spiciness.
Big and prominent medicinal flavors almost overpowers the palate. Very distinct flavors of band-aid, sterile hospital environment and rectified spirit (no alcohol, though). Although, this perhaps sounds somewhat repugnant, it’s actually kind of pleasant - and definitely interesting. Some yeast. Plenty of sweet caramel malts and some restrained, yet present, flavors of fruit (lemon peel, pineapple) balance the sharp medicinal flavors. In the finish, which is slightly bitter and dry, there are some hop flavors, spices (cloves) and a dry band-aid flavor. The alcohol is in general well hidden, but becomes somewhat more prominent towards the end. All in all, a pleasant taste with lots of flavors going on.
Medium body. High levels of carbonation, actually to high initially since the rather sharp bubbles takes away some of the flavors.
I enjoyed this one, but perhaps a 750 ml bottle was a bit too much. It has a very "Belgian" profile - if that concept makes any sense - with lots of carbonation, characteristic yeast in the aroma and interesting and at least somewhat balanced flavors. However, the phenolic character really takes the lead. I would highly recommend it to someone who has a hard time identifying what medicinal phenols actually taste like.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review) sw (63) - USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours a hazy light orange. Wonderful aroma of ripe orange marmelaide. Banana and other deep ripe tropical fruits with a dash of almond creme. Also some estery pepper, spicyness. This beer has the depth and complexity of a much darker beer. This beer is exceptional. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap. Poured a dull gold color with a whitish head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and wet malt. Didn’t pick up too much spice. Flavor was msotly dry with yeast, wheat and fruit. Nothing special, but a solid and drinkable beer.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
On tap at Blue Palms, this is a very mild golden ale with some spice and bitterness. note666 (1297) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2009
2009-10-01 330 ml bottle. yellow colour. white head. typical blond, nothing special. hallinghansen (3124) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Clear yellow body, with a large white head. Aroma is parfumed fruit and flower. Flavor is parfumed and flowers. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and yeasty esters. Flavor is fruit and malt. zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Aroma is citrusy, with lemons or lime sticking out the most. Flavor is kind of bland, some fruit notes but nothing special.