Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle @ home shared with dad. Clear yellow golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, orangepeel and yeast. Decent body and carbonation. Ok. Wim (4270) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2017
Together with Yves at his home gold-blond colored body with a white head and a spicy fruity yeast hops aroma a spicy fruity hops yeast sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish Yves (3210) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2017
Shared with wim at my home. Blond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Yeasty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter. Rubin77 (2876) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2017
F: big, white, good retention.
C: gold, clear.
A: malt, grassy, floral, straw, banana, juniper, yeast.
T: malt, fruity, floral, caramel, touch of bread, herbal, medium body, medium carbonation, 0,33l bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck.
mikske79 (1788) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2017
De geur is redelijk kruidig. Weinig schuim. De smaak is niet zo goed, vreemde smaak.
nutjes (1379) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Helder goudblond met witte schuimkraag die wegebt tot een witte schuimkring. G: Granen, scherpe gistgeur en druiven. S: Moutzoet met weinig bitterheid. Gist, granen, beetje kruidig en een beetje sherry. M: Medium body met medium carbonatie Alengrin (6017) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Belgian strong blonde ale honouring the popular early 20th-century Flemish author Stijn Streuvels. Medium sized head, off-white in colour, bubbly and quickly dissolving in the middle, over a warm, very pure ’old gold’ coloured, clear beer with fierce sparkling. Clearly filtered, as it remains just as clear with the whole bottle emptied in the glass. Aroma of red apple, straw, white pepper, dry cereals, dried camomile, lightly toasted white bread, ’jenever’, some green banana, old abbey cheese, unripe pear. Mildly fruity onset, ’clean’, with hints of unripe stonefruit and green banana, sweetish and sourish but both quite subdued for a beer in this style, fizzy carbonation, minerally, smooth and supple mouthfeel with a slight metallic ’zing’ to it, lightly malt sweet but predominantly grainy and cereally, on the thin side actually, leading to a bittering finish of spicy, leafy and notably floral hops, bit herbal as well, along with warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol, pleasant actually and nowhere astringent, matching well with the lingering herbal hop bitterness. Quite alright, somewhat clean (even strong lager-like) and thin for a tripel but I guess this was more aimed at the ’edelbier’ style (think Duvel) than at actual abbey tripel (which, from a puristic point of view, would then have been bottle conditioned instead of filtered as well). Nice floral hop touch. Enjoyable, in all, but lacking in body and character and in that sense not truly conveying the spirit of Streuvels’ work I guess; feels very old school as well. JefVerstraete (3838) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2016
@ Den Hert, Vichte. Hazy yellow colour, white foam. Sweet malty nose, some notes of toast and grass. Rather unbalanced. Boxereddy (489) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Helder oranje bier met grote romige witte schuimkraag.
Gemiddeld mondgevoel met mooi koolzuur.
Smaak: vrij fruitige start met banaan, gist, citrus.
Nasmaak: bitterig met zurig einde. mike_77 (7373) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
Clear golden colour. Aroma has a touch of mustiness and yeast. Plain, grainy taste with some yeasty notes and a touch of clove. Fairly dry finish.