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------limit for micro: 15'000 barrels (17'886 hectoliters) ------ limit US for micro: 6 million barrels (7'004'000 hecto ?!?) 2001: 324 - 893 2002: 894 - 1423 2003: 1424 - 1853 2004: 1854 - 2289 +2 pour le décompte annuel ! 2005: 2290 - 2660 2006: 2661 - 3095 2007: 3096 - 3504 2008: 3505 - 4039 2009: 4040 - 4781 2010: 4782 - 5565 2011: 5566 - 6334 +7 pour le décompte annuel ! 2012: 6335 - 7167 2013: 7168 - 8185 6 homebrews 2014: 8186 - 9155 +1 pour le décompte annuel 2015: 9156 - 10391 2016: 10392- -4 Cayon's ? NEXT=11761 I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again. Albania ======= _1448_re-rated 7/2007 - pours a clear golden colour with a little foam; aroma of rice and almonds; soft mouthfeel; sweet with a hint of late bitterness; light to medium-bodied; long corny finish with lot of residual sugars

(5/6/6/3/13)clear golden colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, strong herbal aroma, lot of carbonation, tart and smooth, medium-bodied with a dry herbal finish - very acceptable 4/5/5/2/10 Algeria ======= _2338_clear golden colour, fine head, light hoppiness with some notes of paperboard, dusty, sweet, light to medium-bodied, neutral and moderately malty finish - drinkable - thanks to fiulijn for this beer from a rare country 5/4/4/2/9 _2339_slightly hazy blond colour, almost no foam, dust and plastic aroma, sweet and watery, very unpleasant aftertaste of ashes and chalk - just plain horrible ... 2/2/2/1/3 _2760_brought back from Lybia by Manuela Rast and Peter Ens - clear and pale golden colour; almost no foam; strong nose of wort, paperboard and corns; sweet and totally flat, no malt body; short watery finish with more notes of wort - I can’t see any reasons to drink this stuff (except of course if you are trapped in Algeria like Per :-)) 2/2/3/2/4 _3541_courtesy of Per - slightly hazy golden-blond colour with a white foam; aroma of almonds with a touch of paperboard and phenol; lightbodied, sweet and with a late hint of tart bitterness; short almondy finish - not bad at all 4/6/5/3/11 Angola ====== _3635_courtesy of Marc Elsborg - clear and very pale golden-yellow colour; little white foam composed of big bubbles; aroma of dust and paper; a moderate carbonation and a light to medium malt body, unclean and quite harsh palate; rather tasteless with just some notes of paperboard at the end - bad but somehow drinkable 2/3/4/2/6 Antigua and Barbuda =================== _1904_brewed under the direct supervision of Carib (Trinidad) - clear pale yellow colour, fine head, insignificant aroma with light notes of hop barely noticable, sweet and medium-bodied with a perfumy mouthfeel and a rounded, clean maltiness - correctly made but without any character 4/3/5/2/8 Argentina ========= _3804_courtesy of Per Forsgren - hazy blond-orange colour with a little white foam; aroma of almonds, dusty and yeasty; low carbonation with a thin malt body; moderalety dry finish with citric and caramelish notes 2/6/6/3/12 _3794_courtesy of Per Forsgren - clear dark ruby-brown colour with almost no foam left; slightly roasted, aroma of cola, prune and caramel; good malt body and a solid carbonation, sweet and fairly bitter; long roasted chocolatey finish with more prunes and cola - solid and very malty 4/7/8/4/16 _3196_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - pours a very dark ruby-brown colour with almost no foam; strong aroma of toffee with a light citrusy touch; sweet and quite full-bodied; regular palate; bitter and moderately dry; long chocolaty, caramelish aftertaste - pleasant but lacking a bit of character 4/7/7/3/13 BIERLAND PALE ALE _5358_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - translucid golden-bronze colour with a poor foam left; a shy aromatic hoppy touch with notes of soap; moderate malt body and carbonation; low bitterness and slightly dry with some flowery reminiscence - modest 3/5/5/2/9 CORSARIO NEGRO OATMEAL STOUT _3184_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - very dark brown almost black colour, little creamy beige head; aroma of vanilla, black cherries and cocoa; very sweet, medium-bodied with some tartness; the finish is sweetish and chocolatey 4/7/5/3/12 CORSARIO NEGRO BLACK PORTER _3185_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - very dark brown colour, little beige foam; cream and chocolate in the nose, notes of black cherries; very sweet and full-bodied; sweetish aftertaste with more chocolaty notes along with some dark fruits 4/7/6/3/13 _337_hazy pale orange colour with a nice firm head, nice lace, aroma is very yeasty, bready, alcohol pralines like, strong malt body, effervescent and very bitter, long dry finish with a burning alcohol touch and more bready notes - a powerful, well-made brew 4/8/8/4/16 QUILMES CRISTAL _1608_clear pale golden colour, few foam, very discreet aroma of hops and malt, sweet, tart and watery, short dry malty finish - forget this one and drink a beer instead 2/4/3/2/8 Armenia ======= ABOVIAN KOTAYK _1441_slightly cloudy golden-yellow colour, fine head, nice lace, grainy and slightly skunky with only few hops in the nose, sweet and full-bodied with a long herbal finish 4/3/6/3/11 SHIRAK GYUMRI RIGAYI _3286_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour with a little white foam; aroma of cheese and dust; poor malt body; a bit sweet, a bit fizzy in the finish; short paperboard-like aftertaste 3/3/3/2/5 SHIRAK GYUMRI SHIRAK _3287_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a little beige foam; slightly toasty with notes of hazelnut; low carbonation; moderate malt body; soft mouthfeel, quite long hazelnutty finish - unexpectedly interesting 4/6/5/3/11 Australia ========= BYRON BAY AUSTRALIAN STRONG LAGER _354_red-orange colour, long lasting fine head, banana aroma, smooth, slight nutty finish 5/7/5/4/13 BYRON BAY AUSTRALIAN CROCODILE DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL _355_dark brown colour, burnt caramel and licorice aroma, sweet with few malt presence 4/8/6/4/13 BYRON BAY DARWIN DARK LAGER _356_dark brown colour, fine head, black chocolate aroma, toasted, malty, full-bodied 4/8/7/4/15 BYRON BAY MELBOURNE LAGER _374_very light yellow colour, few hop aroma, unpleasant aftertaste 2/4/5/2/8 BYRON BAY SYDNEY PILS _370_golden colour, mild hop aroma, smooth, full-bodied, long dry aftertaste 4/5/6/4/13 CARLTON & UNITED FOSTER’S LAGER _1520_bright golden colour, almost no foam, the aroma is missing except a fine hint of wet paperboard, sweet, flat, no bitterness, nothing ... give me a beer, pleeaaase ! 3/3/4/2/5 CARLTON & UNITED CROWN LAGER _1535_clear bright golden colour, few foam, nice lace, some hops in the nose, grassy, sweet and oily, dry herbal finish 4/4/5/3/11 CARLTON & UNITED MELBOURNE M BITTER _4597_from Bier-Bienne - golden-bronze colour with an irregular foam; flowery hints in the nose; medium-bodied and a tart effervescence; sweet and with a shy bitterness; quite dry flowery finish 3/4/5/3/11 CASTLEMAINE XXXX DRAUGHT LAGER _1_golden colour, herb aroma, slightly dry - not bad but nothing special 3/5/5/3/10 CASTLEMAINE XXXX GOLD _4593_from Bier-Bienne - clear and bright golden colour with a little persistent white foam; nice lacing; aroma of plastic and paperboard; thin-bodied and tasteless, corny and papery finish - very bad 3/3/3/2/3 CASTLEMAINE XXXX BITTER _4664_from Bier-Bienne - translucide golden-amber colour with a firm pale beige foam; shy flowery and papery notes in the nose; soft mouthfeel, creamy, some sweetness and a very low bitterness; gentle flowery finish with some weird aftertaste of cabbage - insignificant 4/4/4/2/9 COOPERS BEST EXTRA STOUT _796_very dark colour, big creamy head, deep black chocolate aroma with a touch of banana, slightly roasted, yeasty, very bitter, full and very pleasant - a great stout with lot of character 5/8/7/4/16 COOPERS VINTAGE ALE _5208_from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-brown coloured and with a persistent firm beige foam; nice lacework; solid malty and yeasty aroma with notes of red fruits and flowery hops; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation; a solid bitterness and a long malty nutty and fruity hoppy finish 4/8/8/4/16 COOPERS ORIGINAL PALE ALE _2587_bottled - pours a slightly hazy blond-orange colour; the foam quickly disappears; infinitesimal notes of orange and yeast; light-bodied, sweet and high carbonated; lazy bitterness followed by a soapy finish - deeply insignificant 3/4/5/2/8 HAHN PREMIUM _2100_clear bright golden colour, fine head with big bubbles, nice lacing, oily fruity hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied with a moderately malty and fruity finish - an easy but very decent lager 4/5/6/3/12 J. BOAG & SON (TASMANIAN) PREMIUM EXPORT LAGER _1370_clear brillant golden colour, creamy head, nice lace, fresh, few hops in the nose, sweet and tart, firm body, moderate malty finish - good balance 5/4/5/3/11 J. BOAG & SON BOAG'S DRAUGHT _4592_from Bier-Bienne - translucide and bright golden-amber colour with a poor head retention; notes of glue and caramel in the nose; slightly sticky on the mouth, medium-bodied and with some harsh tartness; short fizzy and caramelish aftertaste 3/4/4/2/6 LITTLE CREATURES PALE ALE _2009_cloudy amber-orange colour with a nice head and lace, robust hoppy aroma with notes of apricot, flowers and cream, medium-bodied with a solid bitterness, the finish is long, hoppy and dry - a very well-made and deeply balanced beer 5/7/8/4/15 REDOAK ORGANIC PALE ALE _4312_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - hazy reddish-amber colour with a little but persistent beige foam; nice lace; fair hoppy aroma leaving notes of red fruits (mango among others) and cream; good malt body, quite creamy mouthfeel and very bitter; very long bitter and fruity, hoppy finish - very good 5/8/8/4/15 TOOHEYS EXPORT/NEW _2188_clear golden colour, unregular foam, slightly skunky, some notes of paperboard, tart and sparkling, dry and somehow bitter - useless 3/3/4/2/6 TOOHEYS EXTRA DRY _5727_courtesy of Dominique Obrist (brought back from Australia) - translucid deep golden-bronze in colour and with a chaotic foam left; aroma of hay and vegetables; a fair sweetness and a moderate malt backbone, highly carbonated, pretty dry finish with more corny and vegetables notes 4/4/4/2/8 TOOHEYS TOOHEYS NEW WHITE STAG _4589_from Bier-Bienne - clear bright amber colour, little beige foam; light notes of caramel, flowery; light to medium malt body; residual sugars and light notes of caramel in the finish - gentle 4/6/5/2/9 TWO DOGS INTERNATIONAL LEMON BREW _1021_grey-white, lactic colour, few head, deep lemon aroma (what a surprise !), extremely sweet, one-dimensional and disgusting 2/4/2/2/4 SWAN EMU BITTER _2004_clear bright golden colour with a fine head, aroma of plastic, sweet and slightly tart with an aggressive paperboard-like finish - very bad 3/2/3/2/4 Austria ======= ? KARLSKRONE FEINHERB _2709_clear and bright golden colour, fine little foam; gentle herbal aroma, a bit oily; sweet with a modest malt body; sweetish and unpleasant herbal/vegetable-like finish - not good 3/3/3/2/6 ? FREEFROM _3163_sold in the swiss supermarket Coop, brewed in Austria; a gluten-free beer brewed using buckwheat, maize and millet - translucid bright golden colour with a little foam; aroma of paper and dust; lot of carbonation, partially tart and aggressive palate hiding a poor malt body; dry and bitter finish, short and corny - very hard to drink 3/4/3/2/5 BRAU UNION ADAMBRÄU SCHLANK & RANK _2_very light yellow colour, plastic aftertaste 2/4/3/2/7 BRAU UNION SCHLOSSGOLD _5507_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pale translucid golden colour with a solid bright white foam; shy aroma of paperboard; creamy mouthfeel, some tart bitterness; long aftertaste of paper - almost acceptable 4/3/3/2/6 BRAU UNION KAISER DOPPEL MALZ _561_dark brown colour, few head, toasted malt aroma, sweet, herbal aftertaste 4/7/6/4/14 BRAU UNION GOLDEN BRÄU ORIGINAL _1602_clear pale golden colour, nice head, strong herbal aroma, sweet with a medium malt body, slightly oily, dry grassy finish 4/6/5/3/12 BÜRGERBRÄU KAISER MÄRZEN FASSTYP _541_light golden colour, few head, dry hop aroma, unpleasant sourness 3/4/3/2/6 EGG EGGER WÄLDER SENN _5517_courtesy of Markus Wernig - bright and translucid golden colour with a little white foam; aroma of corn and wet paperboard; lactic and acidic palate, slightly oily and quite thin-bodied; a tart bitterness and with long corny notes in the finish 3/4/5/2/9 Egger _3_bad hop flavour 3/4/3/2/7 EGGER NATURGOLD PREMIUM _1073_transparent golden colour, no head, malty, alcohol nose, full-bodied, slightly oily, dry with something undefined/unpleasant in the finish 2/6/5/2/9 EGGER BERGKÖNIG PREMIUM _5917_from Aldi, Conthey - clear golden beer with a bad head retention; aroma of paperboard with shy herbal notes; sweet and fizzy, thin-bodied and with a very modest harsh bitterness; short papery finish 2/3/4/2/7 EGGENBERGER SAMICHLAUS BIER _295_2000 vintage, sampled may 2007 - hazy dark brown colour with a reddish hue, no residual foam; resinous, wood, caramel and licorice; sticky, full-bodied, strong sweetness, partially balanced by a late and fair bitterness; long warming finish with more notes of caramel and pine needles - has definitely improved with age but it is not as good as a 7 years old Samichlaus from Hürlimann (4/8/7/4/16)

2003 vintage sampled in february 2004 - clear pale amber colour (each new vintage looks paler than the precedent !), almost no foam, strong aroma of plum with some alcohol notes, incredibly sweet and thick, oily, long warming alcohol finish - much better than other young vintages
(3/6/6/3/13)

2002 vintage sampled january 2004 - clear amber colour (strangely pale indeed in comparison with other vintages), no foam, strong nose of malt, alcohol and prune, the whole thing remembers me of soy sauce, very sweet and very oily, sirupy with a powerfull malt, alcohol and cognac-like finish - brutal and chaotic, not at maturation
(5/3/4/2/7)

2001 vintage sampled may 2003 - clear reddish-brown colour, almost no foam, bready, alcohol and dark fruits aroma, immensely sweet, very oily and heavy, explosive alcoholic, sugary and sirupy finish, chaotic and unbalanced - should have a "best after" instead of a "best before" date; wait at least 3 more years with this vintage
(6/3/4/2/7)

2000 vintage sampled in december 2000 - I hope Oakes will not be too much disappointed ...I tasted it blind together with a 1996 Samichlaus from Hurlimann. The difference is enormous and I understand now better why young vintages from this beer are not really loved (since 8 years, it was the first time I tried a vintage younger than 3 years).The colour of this one is much lighter and not so intense. Its aroma is the only interesting side: it has a molasses nose with a hint of strawberry (the 1996 is more complex). The flavour is quite disgusting: much too sweet, siruppy, astringent, aggressive with an acid aftertaste.So please: don’t touch this beer until it is aged minimum 3 years !
(2/6/2/2/3) 3/6/6/3/13 EGGENBERGER MAGALOTTI 1845 BOCK _4790_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden-bronze colour with a fast vanishing foam; frothy cardboardand notes of apples; very sweet and medium to full-bodied, slightly oily with a sweetish aftertaste of oranges and alcohol - not terrible 3/6/6/3/11 EGGENBERGER SAMICHLAUS BIER HELLES _4470_from Amstein; 2007 vintage - clear amber colour with a very poor head retention; sweet and thick malty nose; aroma of raspberries marmalade and apple; very thick and full-bodied; very very sweet; long malty and fruity finish with warming alcohol notes - surprisingly good 4/7/7/3/15 EGGENBERGER NESSIE MAC QUEEN _1315_discribed on the label as a bockbier made with whisky malt - clear golden-orange colour, few head, alcohol, butter and caramel aroma, sweet, very malty, dry bitter alcohol finish - well-balanced 2/7/6/4/14 EGGENBERGER URBOCK 23 _762_pale bronze colour, no head, interesting and complex nose (alcohol, licorice, fruity) - could be the aroma of a soft single malt - unlike its aroma, the flavor is quite unbalanced with an aggressive overwhelming alcohol presence; the aftertaste is long, warming and dry but that damned alcohol taste won't go away - not my kind of beer 3/7/3/2/7 EGGENBERGER GOLD SPEZIAL _1459_clear golden colour, nice head and lace, strong herbal aroma, full-bodied, slightly tart with a very long dry hoppy finish 5/7/7/4/14 Fohrenburg _4_beautiful golden colour, short head, fresh hop aroma, dry aftertaste 4/7/6/3/13 FOHRENBURG FOHRENBURGER FESTBIER 130 JAHRE _6086_courtesy of Markus Wernig - translucide and bright golden beer with a little white foam left; oily grassy notes with hints of paperboard; medium-bodied and sweet, some tart bitterness and a long oily grassy and sharp finish 4/4/4/2/8 FOHRENBURG ENGELBURG BRÄU _2541_canned - a clear and bright golden colour with a chaotic little foam; a touch of aromatic hoppiness with some paperboard notes is all the nose is showing; thick, sweet and oily in the mouth; the finish shows more paperboard tones and completes the bad profile of this beer 2/3/3/2/6 FOHRENBURG KELLER _4820_courtesy of Markus Wernig - cloudy blond-orange colour with a little foam left; tart grassy aromatic nose; sharp palate and with a decent malt body; slightly acidic and bitter; long grassy finish - interesting 4/7/6/3/13 FOHRENBURG BOCK _4821_courtesy of Markus Wernig - pours a clear amber colour with a little chaotic foam left; aroma of caramel and flowers; sweet and full-bodied, very low bitterness but with a late and moderate grassy sharpness; long malty finish of oranges and caramel - the alcohol is only slightly apparent 4/6/6/3/12 FOHRENBURG No1 _631_golden colour, fine lace, sweet, easy 4/5/4/2/9 FOHRENBURG FOHRENBURGER PREMIUM WEIZEN _1072_cloudy, pale orange colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, deep corn aroma, notes of banana, smooth and sweet, slightly tart with a long dry finish 4/8/7/4/15 FRASTANZ FRASTANZER BOCK _5494_courtesy of Markus Wernig - hazy pale golden-bronze colour with no foam left; aroma of caramel and ripe fruits; low carbonation and medium-bodied, pretty sweet, no bitterness; long aftertaste of caramel - one-dimensional 2/7/6/3/11 FRASTANZ FRASTANZER KELLERBIER _5848_courtesy of Markus Wernig; 5.5% - cloudy dark golden colour with a little foam left; a charming herbal and aromatic hoppiness; good malt body and a fair carbonation; solidly bitter with a long lasting aftertaste of herbs and peanuts - a very nice beer 3/7/8/4/15 _6410_courtesy of Markus Wernig - pours a slightly hazy blond beer with no head retention; aroma of plastic and honey; medium-bodied and fairly tasty; quite sweet, some shy tartness and residual sugars; herbal and honeyish aftertaste with unfortunately more hints of plastic 2/4/4/2/7 _6412_courtesy of Markus Wernig - slightly hazy blond beer with a little persistent white foam; gently dusty with light peanutty notes; low carbonation and moderate malt backbone; almost no bitterness and a pretty tasteless finish; slightly dry and dusty - unsignificant 4/4/4/2/8 _6416_courtesy of Markus Wernig - pours a clear very dark brown beer with no head retention; vaguely toasted toffeish notes with hints of cola; medium-bodied, slgihtly sweet and tart but pretty tasteless overall; quite dry aftertaste of butterscotch and cola - dubious 3/4/4/2/7 Gösser _5_fine hop aroma, slightly sweet 3/6/6/3/11 GÖSSER MÄRZEN _4340_courtesy of Thomas Krüsi - clear bright golden colour with a little persistent white foam; crisp aroma, notes of grain and aromatic hoppiness; medium-bodied, rounded and clean palate, moderate bitterness and slightly dry; long gently malty and flowery finish - easy 4/6/6/3/12 GÖSSER ZWICKL _5491_courtesy of Markus Wernig - hazy blond beer with a little white foam left but a correct lacework; aroma of dust, herb and aromatic fruity hops; moderate carbonation, medium-bodied and with some astringency, a gentle bitterness and some corny notes in the finish 4/7/6/3/12 GÖSSER STIFTSBRÄU/DARK _5671_from GGF - pours a dark ruby-brown colour and a little long lasting foam; notes of toffee and slightly toasted; medium-bodied and sweet, no bitterness and a clean palate; quite logn aftertaste of butter, caramel and cola 4/6/5/2/10 GUSSWERK KATHARSIS _3988_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy dark orange colour with a little beige foam; aroma of oranges, cinnamon and caramel; sweet and with a respectable malt body; juicy; long fruity finish with notes of rose, honey and alcohol - unusual 3/6/6/3/14 HIRT HIRTER MORCHL _984_red-brown colour, few head, malt and chocolate aroma, buttery, thin body, sweet with a short dry finish - lacking of character 4/7/5/2/9 HIRT HIRTER MÄRZEN _4690_courtesy of Markus Wernig - pours a clear and bright golden colour with a white persistent but chaotic foam; oily grassy hops hit the nose; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; sweet and slightly sticky on the tongue; a gentle bitterness introduces a decently malty and aromatic grassy finish - quite rough and inellegant 3/5/5/3/9 HIRT HIRTER FESTBOCK _4708_courtesy of Markus Wernig - clear golden-bronze colour with a little foam left; sweetish aroma of apples and pears; very sweet with a quite full malt body; sweetish and fruity malty and ethanol finish - not good 3/4/4/2/8 HIRTER PRIVAT PILS _1461_clear pale golden colour, big head, nice lace, strong herbal aroma with buttery notes, full-bodied, moderate bitterness, dry herbal finish - a little bit heavy 5/6/6/3/12 HOFBRÄU KALTENHAUSEN EDELWEISS WEISSBIER KRISTALLKLAR _543_deep golden colour, fine head, banana and wheat aroma, sweet and smooth, well-balanced 4/8/7/4/16 HOFBRÄU KALTENHAUSEN EDELWEISS WEISSBIER DUNKEL _542_brown-amber colour, big head, few wheat aroma, sweet with some acidity 4/6/6/3/13 HOFBRÄU KALTENHAUSEN EDELWEISS WEISSBIER SNOWFRESH _3865_cloudy bright orange colour with a bad head retention; robust spicy aroma, mints, herbs and coriander; sweet and medium-bodied, a hint of citrusy acidity; long spicy finish - quite fresh and pleasant 4/6/6/3/13 HOFBRÄU KALTENHAUSEN EDELWEISS WEISSBIER HEFETRÜB _515_cloudy white colour, big head, deep banana aroma, full-bodied, wheat, dry aftertaste - well-balanced 5/8/7/4/16 HUBERTUS SZIGETI CHAMBIER _4088_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy blond-orange colour, little foam; dusty and citrusy aroma with a touch of cellar; medium-bodied, subtle and solid carbonation, fresh palate and a quite dry, slightly fruity aftertaste with notes of cellar 4/5/6/3/13 MOHRENBRÄU PFIFF _2936_very clear and pale golden colour, little unregular foam; aroma of plastic and dried corn; medium-bodied and quite sweet; slightly oily mouthfeel; short corny finish with some residual sweetness 2/3/4/2/7 MOHRENBRÄU KELLERBIER _2931_hazy golden-orange colour with a creamy white head and a nice lace; herbal aroma (sage), good malt body; the finish is rather short, herbal and buttery - good and gentle 4/6/6/3/13 MOHRENBRÄU MOHREN PILSNER _4823_courtesy of Markus Wernig - very pale golden colour with a modest white foam left; herbs and wet paperboard in the nose; sweet and with a moderate malt body; some sharp herbal tartness; slightly oily, light herbal finish 4/5/5/2/8 MOHRENBRÄU EXPORT _1746_clear golden colour with a big creamy head, fat grass aroma, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness, dry herbal finish - correct 4/6/6/3/13 MOHRENBRÄU SAURER-RADLER _5094_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pale golden-yellow colour with a poor foam left; nothing distinctable comes out from the aroma; very thin-bodied and tasteless, no bitterness and a deeply watery finish - very close to water 2/2/2/2/4 MOHRENBRÄU ZITRONEN-RADLER _5093_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear pale golden-yellow colour with a thin foam left; aroma of lemon, cinnamon and shampoo; very sweet and sticky, thin-bodied and with a long citrusy finish - avoid it! 2/3/2/2/3 MURAUER MÄRZEN _4702_courtesy of Markus Wernig - crystal clear pale golden colour with a little foam left; grassy oily hops hit the nose; sweet and gently oily on the tongue, a light astringent bitterness before a quite long grassy finish - deeply boring 3/6/4/3/9 Ottakringer Gambrinus _6_golden colour, strong aroma, smooth, dry 4/6/5/3/11 RASCHHOFER ZWICKELBIER _7_lime aroma, fresh, some acid tones 3/7/6/3/13 _6551_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - very pale and clear golden beer; poor foam left; aroma of corn and wet paperboard; modest malt body; some sweetness and a tart and harsh bitterness; dry and corny finish with more notes of carton - avoid this ! 2/3/2/2/3 SCHREMS ROGGEN BIO _4591_courtesy of Markus Wernig - cloudy dark orange colour with a little persistent foam; aroma of malt, corn and hay; good malt body, modest carbonation and fairly tasty; very malty, corny finish - a very good beer 4/7/8/4/16 SCHWECHAT SCHWECHATER BIER _1082_clear yellow colour, no head, medium maltiness, low on hops, full-bodied, slightly tart, long dry finish 2/4/5/3/9 SIGL TRUMER PILS _3470_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and bright pale golden yellow colour with a decent white stable foam; very herbal nose with buttery notes; medium-bodied, bitter herbal finish with some spicy touches - a very good pils 4/7/7/4/14 TIGAST BERGKÖNIG MÄRZEN VOLLBIER _3327_canned; brewed for the supermarket Aldi - clear and bright golden colour; no foam remaining; fat grassy aroma, sweet and medium-bodied, a fair bitterness and a grassy, quite dry finish 3/6/5/3/12 TIGAST BERGKÖNIG ZWICKL _3329_brewed for the supermarket Aldi - fully cloudy orange colour, big creamy white head, nice lace; moderate malty and flowery aroma; fairly astringent, medium-bodied, good bitterness and a short dry malty and slightly fruity finish 4/5/7/3/12 VEREINIGTE KÄRTNER BRAUEREIEN VILLACHER DUNKEL _4692_courtesy of Markus Wernig - clear ruby-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; nice lacing left on the side of the glass; shy notes of caramel and biscuits; very sweetish palate, medium-bodied and without any bitterness; long lingering sweetness in a poor finish - a bad one 3/4/3/2/6 VEREINIGTE KÄRTNER BRAUEREIEN VILLACHER MÄRZEN _4691_courtesy of Markus Wernig - clear golden colour with a little persistent white foam; nice lace; fairly herbal/grassy aroma; the palate is quite oily, medium malt backbone, some sweetness and a very low bitterness; decently malty and slightly flowery finish - not exciting 4/5/6/3/11 VITZTHUM 100 EINHUNDERT BITTERPILS _3714_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy golden-yellow colour with a fast disappearing white head; aroma of grass and minerals; moderate malt body; quite soft palate with a huge late bitterness; dry and very bitter aftertaste of grass and herbs - one-dimensional and unbalanced but somehow manages to please me 3/6/6/3/13 ZILLERTAL MÄRZEN _1750_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, fat grassy aroma with some nutty notes, good malt body, slightly oily, very pleasant dry malty and herbal aftertaste - this is quality stuff 4/6/7/4/14 ZILLERTAL PILS _1749_clear golden colour, fine head and a nice lacing, grassy, nice aromatic hoppiness, medium-bodied, sparkling, decent bitterness, dry herbal and slightly nutty finish - balanced and subtle 5/7/7/4/14 ZIPFER MÄRZEN _544_deep golden colour, fine head, herbal aroma, well-hopped, dry - very good 3/6/7/4/14 ZIPFER ORIGINAL _8_golden colour, strong hop aroma, fresh, dry aftertaste 4/7/6/4/13 ZIPFER SPARKLING _981_pale yellow colour, few foam, fresh, malty nose with a strange unpleasant touch, too much carbonation (it's probably part of this beer definition...), unpleasant dry finish - what did they try to make here ? 2/4/3/2/6 ZIPFER JOSEFI BOCK _1074_transparent golden colour, few head, malty and alcohol nose, robust, strong bitterness, long dry hoppy finish - well made with lot of character 3/6/7/4/14 ZWETTL KARLSKRONE ALKOHOLFREI _4970_canned from Aldi - clear and pale golden colour with a moderate foam left; aroma of paperboard and wet rice; the palate is quite tart but not too thin; moderately dry finish with an aftertaste of wort and corn - not that bad 3/4/4/2/6 Azerbaijan ========== BAKI-CASTEL XIRDALAN _3686_courtesy of Marc Elsborg - slightly hazy blond colour; very little foam left; aroma of dust and paper with a note of old apples and burnt malts; moderate malt body and carbonation; sweet with a low and unclean bitterness; a bit dry and short aftertaste with more dusty notes - deeply uninteresting and not really under control 2/4/5/2/7 Bahamas ======= COMMONWEALTH KALIK _2814_very clear and bright golden colour, almost no foam remaining; light plastic-like aroma mixed with hints of aromatic hops; sweet and medium-bodied, some late tartness; decently malty finish but with more plastic and corny notes - cheap 3/4/3/2/6 Bangladesh ========== CROWN HUNTER MALT BEVERAGE _3175_canned; a huge thank you to Per Samuelsson for this very rare beer ! - pale and hazy golden-yellow colour with suspect particules floating within; big creamy white head; dusty aroma with notes of olive and vinegar; creamy mouthfeel and gently sweet; light-bodied (particularly failing on the end); no bitterness; a touch of almonds in a short finish - I seriously doubt that this beer has no alcohol and not only because it would be the first one I would not have been able to detect from its aroma (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3537369.stm) 3/5/3/2/7 Belgium ======= _6231_from Bier-Bienne - clear and very pale golden beer; poor head retention; very shy flowery nose, gently buttery; medium-bodied and pretty tasteless; slightly spicy and buttery finish - cheap 3/4/4/2/8 ? LA DRAGONNE BLONDE _1252_golden-blond colour, big creamy head, deep spicy aroma with strong alcohol notes and honey, very smooth, warming and bitter, lot of character, long bitter spicy and alcohol finish 5/8/8/5/17 't HOFBROUWERIJKE HOFDRAAK _3776_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy dark ruby-brown colour, solid and persistent creamy beige foam; aroma of ginger, bread and apple; sweet and juicy, low carbonation and a respectable malt body; finishes a bit sticky and bitter with a long bready and gently fruity aftertaste 5/7/7/4/15 't HOFBROUWERIJKE BOSPROTTER _3754_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a little persistent white head made of big bubbles; aroma of oranges and honey; notes of raisins; highly carbonated and full-bodied, sweet and with a moderate bitterness; long fizzy finish of oranges with a touch of pepper; slightly dry 4/7/6/3/13 't HOFBROUWERIJKE HOFELF _3710_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a little white foam; aroma of coriander, candi sugar and oranges; highly carbonated, very tart and sour/acidic, medium-bodied, very dry finish with more sourish notes of orange and some undefined spices - very original and not for the cowards 4/7/7/3/13 t HOFBROUWERIJKE HOFBLUES _4252_from crackedkettle.com - black coloured with a firm and persistent beige head; aroma of cold roasted coffee and ashes; light notes of vanilla; medium-bodied and quite harsh palate; effervescent, bitter and dry; long tart bitterness in a roasted and fizzy coffeeish aftertaste 5/7/7/3/13 't HOFBROUWERIJKE BLONDELLE _3707_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark copper-orange colour with a little persistent beige foam; charming aroma of grapefruit and almonds; tart with a high but fine carbonation; medium to full malt body, fair and quite astringent bitterness; long almondy and bitter finish - very good! 4/8/8/4/17 't HOFBROUWERIJKE HOFNAR _3704_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy red-orange colour with a little persistent beige foam; aroma of dust and apple with a touch of honey; medium-bodied , tart and effervescent with a solid bitterness; long aftertaste of orange peels and undefined spices; quite dry 4/7/7/4/13 t HOFBROUWERIJKE HOFTROL _3705_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber colour with a creamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of bread and almonds; medium-bodied, highly carbonated, fizzy and moderately sweet, very tart bitterness; dry and quite harsh almondy and yeasty finish 4/8/6/3/13 3 FONTEINEN DOESJEL _3777_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy orange colour with absolutely no foam; solid aroma of rhubarb and vinegar; very low carbonation and a moderate malt body, fair sourness; quite dry and sourish aftertaste of rhubarb and mint - by far not the best beer from this brewery 2/7/6/3/13 3 FONTEINEN HOMMAGE _3497_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy deep reddish colour, no foam; robust raspberry aroma, hay and vinegar; medium-bodied and highly sour, low carbonation, slightly oily; long and dry raspberry and cherry (I feel more than the 5% present) finish with notes of dust and hay - complex and marvelously executed 4/9/9/5/18 3 FONTEINEN J & J OUDE GEUZE BLAUW _5110_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy orange colour with a solid foamy beige foam; subtle aroma of vinegar and hay; fizzy palate and with a high carbonation, medium-bodied and with a fair acidity; quite dry and long acidic fruity and slightly corky finish 5/7/7/4/15 3 FONTEINEN J & J OUDE GEUZE ROZE _5109_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy orange colour with a little persistent beige foam; complex and solid aroma of cork, cheese and hay; subtle carbonation and with a fair acidity and a medium malt backbone; quite dry and long acidic fruity and cheesy finish with lingering notes of cork 5/9/8/4/18 3 FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE VINTAGE 2002 _3441_2002 vintage - hazy bright and dark orange colour with a little white foam; very complex aroma of hay, rhubarb and grapefruit; medium-bodied, juicy and very acidic; somehow smooth; very long acidic aftertaste with more dust, vinegar and rhubarb - a great beer! 4/9/8/5/18 3 FONTEINEN SCHAARBEEKSE KRIEK _2607_2005 vintage, thanks to Per - opaque dark redish colour with absolutely no foam; deep aroma of black cherries with notes of vinegar and haye; oily with a good malt body; a robust acidity appears before a long and moderately dry aftertaste of cherries and rhubarb - a little lack of complexitiy prevents this beer to be relly great 4/8/8/4/15 3 FONTEINEN BEERSEL TARWEBIER _2625_cloudy orange colour with a firm little white head; aroma of orange peel with lingering notes of spices; slightly oily with a high carbonation, medium-bodied with a robust sweetness, a touch of acidic tartness partially balances it; slightly fruity finish 5/6/6/3/13 3 FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE 1998 (50TH ANNIVERSARY) _2538_bottled on 21-Nov-1998; thanks to fiulijn for this one ! - it comes with a bright and opaque orange colour and a solid persistent white head, a penetrating, complex nose of rhubarb, grapefruit, sour apples and vinegar; high carbonation, some acidity in the beginning, soon followed by a robust sourness; clean malt body; the finish is very dry and deeply sour with more notes of apples and rhubarb, the whole thing staying very long in the mouth - another masterpiece from 3 Fonteinen ! 5/9/8/4/16 3 FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE _2498_Bottled, 1999 vintage, thanks to fiulijn ! - amber-orange colour, no foam, strong aroma of vinegar and rhubarb, lactic, notes of haye, very acidic and sour but never too aggressive, very dry sourish rhubarb finish - waouh ! this is what a geuze should be; perfectly wonderful ! 4/9/8/5/18 3 FONTEINEN ZWET.BE _6072_from Erzbierschof.ch - very dark brown almost black beer under a solid long lasting creamybeige foam; citric nose, pineapple and roasted chocolate, sweet and sour, medium-bodied, creamy palate, notes of apples, fresh chocolatey and fruity palate; long lasting 5/7/7/4/15 3 FONTEINEN DRUIVEN GEUZE MALVASIA ROSSO _5906_2003 vintage; from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy orange colour with a poor foam left; aroma of hay and cheese; highly carbonated and full-bodied; some acidity; dry and long aftertaste of hay, bretts and mango 4/8/8/4/17 3 FONTEINEN FRAMBOOS _2280_1999 vintage, sampled 12711/2004 - slightly hazy reddish colour, the initial foam quickly reduces, haye and vinegar, notes of red fruits, very sour, very dry and sour vinegar aftertaste - a big punch in the face ! (thanks to fiulijn vor this very impressive beer) 4/8/8/4/17 3 FONTEINEN STRAFFE WINTER _5701_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy reddish-amber colour with a poor head retention; complex and fair aroma of wood, cheese, vinegar and red fruits; full-bodied and moderately carbonated, very tasty, sweet and fairly sour; woody and cheesy finish with more notes of vinegar and apples - superb! 4/8/8/4/17 3 FONTEINEN KRIEK _2281_clear, reddish in colour, absolutely no foam, strong aroma of vinegar and dry cherries, notes of cellar and noble moisture, very dry and very sour, the finish is moderately long, dry and sour - very good but lacking a bit of complexity 3/8/7/4/15 3 FONTEINEN BEERSEL BLOND _2623_hazy orange colour with a firm creamy head and a beautiful lacing; bready nose with citrusy, grapefruity notes; tart, medium to full malt body, some acidity and a long dry aftertaste of orange peel and almonds - a very nice brew 5/7/8/4/15 3 FOURQUETS LUPULUS _4466_from Amstein - pale and hazy golden-blond colour under a robust and bright white foam; very juicy fruity nose (apple and pineapple), quite spicy, some notes of esters and hops too; soft mouthfeel and medium-bodied, bitter/sweet and juicy, fizzy and fruity aftertaste with some residual sugars - dangerously easy drinking for a beer at 8.5%; a pleasant beer but one which will give me a bad headache if I drink the whole bottle 5/7/7/4/15 4 PAVÉS (SILENRIEUX) LE PAVÉ DE L'OURS _683_cloudy white colour, fine head, honey and lemon aroma, acidity, full, alcohol 4/7/8/4/15 ABBAYE DE LEFFE (ST GUIBERT) VIEILLE CUVEE 8 _825_clear dark reddish colour, fine and compact head, nice lacing, slightly toasted nose, aroma of licorice and caramel with a touch of alcohol, some sweetness, robust malt body, creamy mouthfeel with a correct finishing bitterness, the aftertaste is malty, slightly fruity and quite long 5/7/7/4/14 ABBAYE DE LEFFE (ST GUIBERT) RADIEUSE _820_amber-brown colour, fine head, apple and spicy aroma, smooth, full and bitter with a long spicy finish 5/7/8/4/15 ABBAYE DE LEFFE (ST GUIBERT) BLONDE _815_deep golden colour, nice head, fruity and spicy aroma, smooth, alcohol presence, tart, spicy finish 5/7/7/4/14 ABBAYE DE LEFFE (ST GUIBERT) TRIPLE 8 _814_hazy orange colour with a fine head and a correct lacing, spicy, bready and honeyish nose, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body, some sweetness and tartness followed by a decent bitterness, moderately dry yeasty finish with some sugars remaining 4/7/7/3/14 ABBAYE DE LEFFE (ST GUIBERT) BRUNE 6 _813_clear red-brown colour with a fine foam, slightly toasted caramel aroma, sweet with a moderate body, the finish is toasted, grassy and decently malty - ok, but lacking of complexity 4/7/6/3/13 ABBAYE DES ROCS BLANCHE des HONNELLES _1967_hazy amber-orange with yeast particules floating in, few foam, strong peachy and perfumy aroma, corny, tart and oily with a decent bitterness, the finish is dry, malty and fruity - complex and solid 3/8/7/4/15 ABBAYE DES ROCS la MONTAGNARDE _1092_orange colour, few head, impresive aroma: yeasty, bready with deep fruity notes, full-bodied, nice bitterness, touch of alcohol, long dry bready finish - a very nice beer ! 4/8/8/4/16 ABBAYE DES ROCS NOUNNETTE _2147_very cloudy dark orange colour with a giant creamy head, estery and yeasty nose, full-bodied, solid bitterness, the finish is bready and slightly dry with a long bitterness - beautiful ! 5/7/8/5/17 Abbaye des Rocs _9_red-brown colour, no foam; aroma: ginger bread, prune, chocolate; flavor: ginger bread, intense; aftertaste: very sweet, long 3/10/9/5/17 ABBAYE DES ROCS la MONTAGNARDE ALTITUDE 6 _10_honey colour, deep lemon and spicy aroma, smooth, full bodied, some pleasant acidity 4/9/7/4/16 ABBAYE DES ROCS GRAND CRU _2274_reddish-brown colour with a big dense foam, subtle and complex aroma of caramel, malt, pear and bread, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied, very bitter, dry bitter and woody, caramel aftertaste with light notes of alcohol - deeply balanced and complex (thanks to fiulijn for this beer !) 5/8/9/5/17 ABBAYE DES ROCS SPECIALE NOËL _415_red-amber colour, fine lace, very malty, spicy, sweet, spicy aftertaste - great beer 5/8/8/5/17 ACHILLES SERAFIJN TRIPPEL _1604_cloudy dark orange colour, fine head, deep honeyish aroma, smooth and sweet, lot of carbonation, long spicy and bitter finish with some fruity notes (lychees) - a good example of the style 4/7/7/4/15 ACHOUFFE la CHOUFFE _1271_re-rated (originally 8/2002; 3.6); from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy dark blond beer under a robust white foam left; correct lacework; estery notes of yellow fruits, candy sugar and marshmallow; full-bodied , sweet and fizzy; some tart light acidity and light dry; chewy fruity and spicy finish, perfumy 4/6/7/3/14 ACHOUFFE CHOUFFE HOUBLON DOBBELEN IPA TRIPEL _4072_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy golden-blond colour with a bright and firm white foam; solid fruity hoppiness (grapefruit and apple), citrus and esters; medium to full malt body, quite sweet with a late bitterness; long aromatic bitter fruity finish - a very nice beer; refreshing and lively; the missing link between IPA's and tripels 4/8/8/4/17 ACHOUFFE N’ICE CHOUFFE _338_updated 1/2006: cloudy reddish-brown colour with a rocky, brown-tainted head and a nice lacing; strong estery nose, notes of apple and melon; sweet with a robust malt backbone; long malty and fruity finish with notes of caramel and some residual sugars; a hint of warming alcohol brings the final touch to this very enjoyable beer

1/2001: bordeaux colour, banana aroma, spicy, sweet, full-bodied, spicy aftertaste 5/8/8/4/16 ACHOUFFE Mc Chouffe _347_dark brown colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, strong caramel and malt aroma with notes of anise, spicy, sweet and full-bodied, lot of carbonation, dry malty and spicy finish 5/8/7/4/15 ACHOUFFE CHOUFFE BIÈRE DU SOLEIL _419_deep honey colour, nice lace, orange aroma, fresh, fruity and bitter 5/8/7/4/15 ALKEN-MAES (DE GOUDEN BOOM) BRUGSE WIT/TARWEBIER _1780_cloudy yellow-orange colour, fine head, deep spicy aroma (coriander, cloves?), hay and lemon, medium-bodied, dry and light acidic finish - a sure value 4/8/7/3/14 ALKEN-MAES GRIMBERGEN DUBBEL _829_dark ruby-brown colour, little chaotic foam but a nice lacing, toffee aroma, notes of malt and alcohol, sweet and meidum-bodied, a bit oily with a sugary and caramelish finish - an easy, low-quality dubbel 4/6/6/2/10 ALKEN-MAES GRIMBERGEN BLOND _828_clear blond colour with a big foam and a nice lacing, yeasty aroma with notes of pear and alcohol, sweet and medium-bodied, hint of bitterness, the finish is very short and inoffensiv - a beer for beginners 5/7/6/2/12 ALKEN-MAES JUDAS _808_cloudy honey colour, fine head, chemical grapefruit aroma, very yeasty, effervescent, some sweetnes followed by a long bitter and very spicy finish. Too much carbonation, lacking of balance and quite artificial character. 5/6/7/4/12 ALKEN-MAES FARO _4001_very dark ruby-brown colour with a poor beige head, aroma of red fruits, candi sugar and a touch of vinegar, sweet with a poor malt body, lemonade-like, sweetish aftertaste of cola, low carbonation 4/6/5/3/11 ALKEN-MAES MAES NATURE _933_golden-orange colour, fine head, fresh aroma of coriander and lemon, totally flat flavour - probably the most unbalanced beer I've ever had 4/7/2/1/4 ALKEN-MAES ZULTE OUD BRUIN _944_red-brown colour, few head, plum aroma, slightly sour, light-bodied 2/6/5/3/12 ALKEN-MAES GRIMBERGEN ROUSSA _938_reddish colour, few head, hoppy, mango and roses nose, slightly smokey, tart and dry, fresh - easy but pleasant 3/7/6/3/12 ALKEN-MAES PILS _672_very light yellow colour, nice head, not very hopped, fresh and dry 4/5/4/2/8 Alken-Maes grimbergen Tripel _11_3 y.o. - hazy golden-orange colour with a little stable head leaving a nice lacing; aroma of bread and orange peal; lot of carbonation, full-bodied with a tart bitterness; long bitter orange-ish aftertaste with notes of old apples, warming alcohol, and spices - a solid tripel 4/7/7/4/15 ALKEN-MAES DEMARCHE CUVEE de CINEY BLONDE _805_transparent golden colour, few head, candy and alcohol nose, sweet and very spicy, long finish 3/6/7/4/14 ALKEN-MAES (DEMARCHE) CUVEE de CINEY BRUNE _806_brown colour, fine head, malty with a hint of burnt caramel in the nose, sweet candy - nice but nothing to dream about 4/6/7/4/14 ALKEN-MAES GRIMBERGEN OPTIMO BRUNO _12_re-rated, Aug-2005 - hazy red-brown colour with a little foam; strong spicy nose (horseradish and something else I can’t put a name on it) with notes of strawberries, solvent and alcohol in the background; strong malt body, a bit oily and definitively on the sweet side though a correct bitterness shows itself at the end; the finish is dry and very malty, very spicy and with long warming alcohol notes - lacks of cohesion 4/6/7/3/11 ALKEN-MAES GRIMBERGEN CUVÉE DE L'ERMITAGE _1469_red-brown colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, malt and caramel aroma with fruity notes, full-bodied, sweet with a robust malty finish 5/8/7/4/15 ALKEN-MAES FREEDOM PILS _2307_pale golden colour, the initial foam disappears very fast, very light hoppiness in the nose, sweet, light to medium-bodied, tart with a touch of bitterness, the finish is slightly dry but mainly watery - nothing to see here and I will take the freedom to dislike this beer. 2/3/3/2/4 ALVINNE BLOND EXTRA _2581_bottled, thanks to Per - cloudy orange colour and almost no foam; a solid flowery and fruity (lychees and pineapple) hoppiness invades the nose with unusual notes of ashes in the background; medium to full-bodied with a clean malt profile; long dry bitter fruity finish - a very good and unusual beer 4/7/7/4/14 ALVINNE GASPAR _4903_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with tons of particles floating within, giant pale beige foam and a nice lacework; aroma of almonds and apples, slightly dusty and spicy; juicy palate, full-bodied and with a fair bitterness; the finish is herbal, bitter and fruity, lasting very long - a beautiful gift 4/7/9/4/17 ALVINNE MORPHEUS EXTRA R.A. _5113_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour under a solid bright white foam; nice lace; yeasty and estery nose, citrusy and almondy; low carbonation and medium to full-bodied, moderate bitterness and a fruity, almondy hoppy finish - shows a fresh hoppiness 5/7/7/4/15 ALVINNE EXTRA RESTYLED _4908_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid white foam left; nice lacework; yeasty and fruity (pear and grapefruit), spicy; juicy palate, quite full-bodied and very bitter, quite dry with an aftertaste of bitter oranges and a touch of almonds - very nice 4/8/8/4/17 ALVINNE LEX'KE _4894_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a firm and solid beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of pineapples and apples; notes of cream and spices, quite vinous; sweet and with a fine carbonation, juicy and very fruity, estery finish - pleasant 4/7/7/3/14 ALVINNE MELCHIOR _3504_from belgianshop.com - the beer is nervously foaming out of the bottle ... cloudy copper-brown colour, foaming, foaming ... I needed 10 minutes to pour it; giant beige foam; aroma of caramel and dust; very sweet and full-bodied; thick with a solid bitterness, quite dry and long aftertaste of caramel with strong warming alcohol notes - weird 3/6/7/4/14 ALVINNE FREIGEIST MANO CORNUTO _5704_courtesy of Allen - black coloured with a little beige foam left; aroma of black cherries, licorice and hints of vinegar; gently sourish and full-bodied, moderately dry and with long notes of black cherries and vinegar again - original 4/7/7/4/14 ALVINNE BALTHAZAR _3496_from belgianshop.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a solid creamy beige head; nice lace; anise and pepper aroma; notes of banana; very creamy in the mouth, full-bodied, tart and fair bitterness; the finish is long with a chocolatey maltiness and more spicy notes - robust and with lot of character 5/7/8/4/16 ALVINNE CHELMSFORD OAK SMOKED PORTER _5121_courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown colour with a solid dark beige foam left; a fair smokiness with notes of ashes and exotic fruits; medium-bodied and quite creamy palate, some tartness and quite acidic/bitter; the finish is salty with notes of tar and ashes - very good and interesting 5/9/8/4/16 ALVINNE MANO NEGRA OAK AGED GLENROTHES BARREL _5645_courtesy of fiulijn - a brutal gushing sadly makes 1dl disappear ... pours a very dark brown cloudy beer; little long lasting beige foam leaving a correct lacework; a fair whisky presence in the nose along with notes of wood, licorice and black chocolate, fairly roasted; full-bodied and with some initial sweetness, a solid harsh bitterness; very long roasted chocolatey and woody finish where the whisky notes, this time, stay in the background 4/7/8/4/15 ALVINNE PIPEDREAM _4446_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - cloudy copper-amber colour with a huge and firm beige head; solid hoppy nose with notes of almonds, oranges and caramel; very rounded mouthfeel, medium to full malt body; some astringency and a respectable bitterness; long grassy and fruity (orange dominates) aftertaste 3/7/7/3/14 ALVINNE PODGE BELGIAN IMPERIAL STOUT _3266_courtesy of Papsoe - very dark brown colour, no foam remaining; deep aroma of black chocolate and licorice; slightly toasty, low carbonation, sweet with a fair bitterness; lot of residual sugars in the finish with notes of coffee and chocolate 4/8/7/4/15 ALVINNE TRIPEL _4888_from crackedkettle.com - brutal gushing leaving barely half of the bottle left to drink; cloudy and very unclean orange colour; solid and long lasting pale beige foam; nice lacework; estery, dusty and very fruity aroma (apple and banana), light notes of caramel; overcarbonated and very sweet; juicy palate and with a good malt backbone; moderate bitterness and a long sweetish and fruity, yeasty finish 4/7/7/4/13 _6432_courtesy of Doeschi - dark black beer under a solid dark beige foam; nice lace; roasted aroma of licorice and ashes; light notes of coffee; a solid carbonation and a solid malt backbone; pretty tart and with a respectable bitterness and an acidic touch; dry bitter and very roasted coffeish aftertaste with lingering notes of licorice 4/7/8/4/15 _6441_courtesy of Doeschi - gusher alert !!! cloudy dark amber-orange beer under a solid foamy and creamy beige head; gently sourish aroma of yeast and apples, notes of mango too; full-bodied and sourish, slightly dry and with a long fruity and yeasty finish with lingering sourish notes 5/7/6/4/13 _6445_courtesy of Doeschi - cloudy very dark brown beer under a solid creamy beige foam; sourish malty aroma with notes of cherries and marzipan; medium-bodied and with a moderate tart sourness; quite long aftertaste of red fruits with lingering sourish notes 5/7/7/3/13 ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS/CAROLUS D’OR _785_dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy head, nice lacing, malty, prune aroma, bready, vinous, very smoot, lightly sweet, sharp bitterness with a touch of acidity, long dry malty finish with notes of alcohol - robust and complex, the freshness of the mouthfeel is tempered by the quite heavy finish 5/8/8/3/14 _13_courtesy of Christoph Uhl; canned - clear and bright golden beer with a fast vanishing white foam; mild flowery and grassy aroma; soft mouth-feel, low carbonation and low bitterness; some sweetness, light grainy and flowery finish - insignificant 4/4/4/2/10 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS PÊCHE ABRICOT _982_cloudy orange colour, creamy head, peach and apricot aroma (as expected, but not overwhelming), vinegar, very smooth, lot of carbonation, yeasty, some acidity followed by a long bitter and fruity finish - surprisingly good and well-balanced 5/8/8/4/16 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS PRINTEMPS _985_dark orange colour, no head, fruity (pineapple?) and vinegar aroma, lot of carbonation, tart, fresh with a dry acid and fruity finish - refreshing and pleasant 3/7/6/3/14 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS ALDEGONDE AMBREE _986_deep amber colour, big creamy head, wonderful lace, deep spicy and fruity aroma, bready, malty, sweet and creamy with a touch of acidity, dry spicy finish 5/8/7/4/15 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS la MARLAGNE BLANCHE _987_pale yellow-white colour, big creamy head, perfumy, coriander aroma, grainy, acid notes, fresh, dry citrusy finish 5/7/8/4/15 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS (A.S.B.L) la NOISETTE D'ANDENNE _988_pale orange colour, big creamy head, earthy, wood and nutty aroma, sweet and smooth, alcohol notes, long bitter hazelnutty finish - very nice 5/8/7/4/16 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS la WALLONIE _1857_clear amber-blond with a big creamy head which leaves a nice lacing, strong corny aroma with some spicy and medicinal notes, very carbonated, smooth and unpleasant mouthfeel with a dry and rough bitter finish - don't know what this is supposed to be but this is a failure 3/5/4/2/7 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS ALDEGONDE BRUNE _989_red-amber colour, no head, malty , prune aroma, acid and sweet, dry plumy finish 3/8/7/4/14 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS ALDEGONDE BLONDE _990_orange colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, peach and spicy aroma, lot of carbonation, creamy, alcohol flavors, very long bitter spicy finish 5/8/6/4/13 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS (MIBRANA) la NAMUROISE AMBREE _991_transparent amber colour, fine head, spicy aroma with fruity notes (pear?), very carbonated, tart and sweet with just few bitterness to deal with, long spicy finish 4/7/6/4/14 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS MOUTARDE-MOSTERD _993_A beer with mustard ?!? That's the kind of things I'm always afraid to taste ... - cloudy orange colour, fine creamy head, spicy aroma (notes of mustard but nothing offending), sweet and full-bodied with a late, fine, sharp finish 4/6/6/3/13 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS la MARLAGNE BLONDE _994_pale orange colour, fine creamy head, discreet peach and spicy nose, estery, overcarbonated like, unfortunately, most of the products from this brewery, creamy, some acidity, dry nutty finish - unbalanced and quite brutal 4/6/4/3/8 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS BIERE DE NOËL _1446_dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, spicy and yeasty with notes of caramel, full-bodied, smooth, sweet and heavy, slightly bitter, long aftertaste of caramel 4/7/7/4/14 les ARTISANS BRASSEURS (MIBRANA) la NAMUROISE BLONDE _995_golden colour, big creamy head, very complex nose: alcohol, spicy with notes of peanuts, very asserive, earthy, full and bitter, dry spicy finish with a touch of acidity - a beautiful brew ! 5/9/8/4/16 ARTOIS (INTERBREW) VIEUX TEMPS _916_bronze colour, nice creamy head, subtile fruity (lychee) aroma, smooth, slightly tart with some bitterness in the finish - easy but quite seducing 5/7/6/3/14 INBEV STELLA ARTOIS _117_translucide and bright golden colour, big and irregular white head with big bubbles; elusive herbal aroma with notes of paperboard behind; the palate begins slightly oily, moderately sweet; medium-bodied; a hint of late bitterness with a decent malty, corny finish - drinkable 3/4/6/3/11 INBEV BELGIUM STELLA ARTOIS NA _3312_clear golden colour, almost no foam; aroma of wort, sweet and watery; long aftertaste of wort - pfouaahh ... 2/2/3/2/4 INBEV BELGIUM ORANJEBOOM 12 SUPER STRONG _4619_canned; from Amstein - clear golden colour with a bad head retention; aroma of apple and solvent; sticky and very sweet, full-bodied; long fruity finish with more notes of solvent and a heavy warming alcohol kick 3/5/4/2/7 INBEV BELGIUM BASS PALE ALE _4698_courtesy of Allen - pours a hazy amber beer under a huge pale beige foam; modest flowery and earthy aroma; rounded palate, sweet and with a medium malt backbone; slightly sticky and with a moderate bitterness; some residual sugars in a gentle flowery finish - terribly lacking of character 3/5/5/3/10 ARTOIS (INTERBREW) STELLA DRY _904_the label says: "without aftertaste" as if it was the ultimate marketing argument. Ridiculous and tragic at the same time ... - transparent golden colour, fine head, few hop presence, crisp and fresh, dry and short finish. After all, it was not as bad as the label said it was ! 4/4/5/2/9 _1114_courtesy of Thomas Krüsi - pours a cloudy brown beer with an orange hue; poor head retention; aroma of molasses, ripe prunes and bananas; solid carbonation, very sweet, full-bodied, quite thick; aftertaste of molasses, honey and plums; some residual sweetness 4/7/7/4/15 AUBEL BRUNE _469_dark brown colour, fine lace, ginger bread aroma, sweet, spicy - has some likeness with the Westvleteren 4/9/8/4/17 AUBEL BLONDE _470_deep honey colour, big head, orange, spicy, caramel 5/8/8/4/16 AUTHENTIQUE AMBRÉE _2237_cloudy amber-orange colour, almost no foam, aroma of bread, orange and diacetyl, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, rather neutral with a dry unpleasant aftertaste of unfermented malt - needs to be improved 2/5/4/2/6 AUTHENTIQUE BLONDE _2255_cloudy orange colour, almost no foam, aroma of orange, coriander and unfermented malts, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is slightly dry and remembers me the one of my first homebrew ... and this is not a compliment ... 2/5/5/2/7 BASTOGNE la TROUFFETTE BRUNE _5377_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy brown coloured with a solid beige foam left; malty and biscuity aroma with a touch of ginger; rounded palate and a medium malt backbone; slightly dry and short malty finish; a hint of grapefruit and a buttery tone in the aftertaste - a nice balance 4/7/6/3/12 BAVIK PETRUS BLOND _2831_hazy reddish-orange colour with a fine creamy white head and a superb lacing; the yeasty/bready notes domintae leaving just some hints of apricot in the background; soft and creamy mouthfeel with a low carbonation; it ends bitter and moderately dry with long yeasty notes - easy but quite pleasant 5/7/7/3/13 BAVIK PILAARBIJTER BLOND _2236_hazy orange colour, very foamy and creamy head, aroma of candy sugar and orange peal, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body, slightly acidic, dry bitter and lemony finish with some alcohol notes 5/7/7/4/14 BAVIK PILAARBIJTER BRUIN _2155_clear dark brown colour, giant and nervous foamy head, caramel and malty aroma, sweet and medium-bodied, slightly overcarbonated, touch of sourness, the finish is moderately dry and malty but quite long - OK but nothing to write home about 5/6/6/3/13 BAVIK PETRUS OUD BRUIN _2830_hazy dark reddish-brown colour under a fine little foam; gentle fruity nose with notes of vinegar; rather thin-bodied and quite sharp acidity; the finish is moderately dry, showing more acidity and some notes of apple - lacking of malt backbone to be really good 4/7/6/3/12 BAVIK PETRUS DUBBEL _2823_pours a very dark brown colour under a creamy brown/beige head; a bit toasty, cookie maltiness with some ginger and grapefruity notes; moderately sweet and with a decent malt body; biscuity maltiness in the finish and some residual sweetness 5/7/7/4/15 BAVIK PETRUS SPECIALE _14_amber-orange colour, little chaotic foam but a nice lacing, aroma of apple and cream, some yeasty notes, full-bodied, quite neutral, malty and slightly fruity finish - gentle 4/7/6/3/12 BAVIK EZEL BRUIN _3020_hazy ruby colour with a solid creamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of apple, gingerbread and solvent; medium-bodied, some harshness, sweet and slightly sour; the finish is short and malty but an unpleasant vegetable aftertaste stays in the mouth 4/5/4/2/7 BAVIK WITTE EZEL _504_from belgianshop.com - very cloudy dark orange colour, little elusive foam; aroma of pineapple, perfumy with some spicy notes; sweet, tart and acidic, medium-bodied and a bit oily on the tongue; the finish is quite dry, acidic and peppery - sharp and full of character 3/7/7/3/15 BAVIK PONY-STOUT _676_very dark brown colour, nice head, coffee aroma, sour and horribly disgusting 4/4/2/3/1 BAVIK WITTEKERKE _1038_according to the label: "the best belgian witbier on the market"; I never made good experiences with beers claiming such things - pale cloudy orange colour, fine head, nice lace, discreet perfumy and spicy aroma, citrusy, crisp, sweet and refreshing, moderate citrusy finish - lacks of complexity 5/6/5/3/10 BAVIK WITTEKERKE MILLENNIUM _485_cloudy honey colour, nice head, fruity aroma, sweet, light and spicy 4/7/6/4/14 BAVIK PREMIUM PILS _1381_clear yellow colour, few head, herbal, medium hoppiness, slightly tart, medium-bodied with a dry, light bitter finish 3/6/6/3/13 BAVIK WITTEKERKE ROSÉ _2479_rose-orange colour with a little foam, strong aroma of raspberry juice, some initial tartness followed by an incredible sweetness, a bit oily and heavy, long sugary raspberry jam finish - desperately cloying ... 2/3/2/1/3 BAVIK PETRUS AGED PALE _4101_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear blond-amber colour, little foam; sourish vinegar aroma, respectable malt body, sour with some sweetness underneath; tart, long sourish aftertaste of cherries and plums; quite dry - a very good one 4/8/8/4/16 BELLE-VUE KRIEK EXTRA _1950_clear dark reddish colour, few head but a nice lacing, nice cherry aroma, slightly vinous, crisp and sweet, light to medium-bodied, clean cherryish finish - fresh and too sweet but for some mysterious reasons I like it. 4/8/6/3/13 BELLE-VUE KRIEK LA _1948_clear dark reddish colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, dry cherry aroma, notes of vinegar and an unpleasant paperboard touch, very sweet and very light-bodied, the finih is dry and flat except for some cherryish and carton-like notes - barely drinkable 3/4/3/2/5 BELLE-VUE GUEUZE _801_amber-yellow colour, fine head, very fruity aroma (apricot), perfumy, lactic, strange vegetable flavour, sweet, orange candy, no character 4/7/4/3/10 belle-vue kriek primeur 96 _15_also sampled as "Bécasse Kriek Primeur 96" - fine impressive aroma, cherry and spicy flavor - great! 4/10/9/4/17 BELLE-VUE FRAMBOISE _1022_reddish colour, fine head, nice lace, moderate raspberry aroma, vinous, very sweet with only few sourness to balance it, artificial candies-like finish 5/6/3/2/6 Binchoise bière des Ours _16_cloudy orange colour, honey and orange aroma, spicy honey flavor 5/8/8/4/16 BINCHOISE SPECIALE NOËL _1980_cloudy ruby colour with a big creamy head, strong honeyish aroma, notes of berries, full-bodied, lot of carbonation, the finish is dry and flowery with long honeyish notes 5/8/8/4/17 la BINCHOISE BRUNE TRADITION _550_under the name Cistercienne Bruna (same recipe): bright dark ruby-brown colour with a dense creamy head, nice lacing, strong spicy aroma (nutmeg?), earthy, notes of alcohol, sweet with a very creamy mouthfeel, the finish is slightly dry, quite bitter and salty with a touch of chocolate - a very interesting dubbel !
23.10.2001: brown-amber colour, fine head, superb aroma (apple, cherry), smooth, dry 4/8/7/4/14 BINCHOISE TRIPLE _4100_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy blond colour with a little white foam; esters and citrus, some spicy notes too; sticky and full-bodied, very sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste of candi sugar, fruits and spices - quite heavy 4/7/6/3/12 la BINCHOISE ROSE DES REMPARTS _1250_red colour, fine creamy head, deep raspberry aroma, crisp and fresh, sweet and slightly tart, dry fruity finish - one-dimensional but very pleasant 4/7/6/3/14 la BINCHOISE BELGE _1946_clear amber colour with a fine head and a correct lacing, floral hoppiness with notes of caramel, medium-bodied, fine bitterness, the finish is quite dry, moderately malty with reminiscence of caramel - fresh and subtle 4/6/6/3/13 BINCHOISE BELGOO MAGUS _3713_from crackedkettle.com; 4 grains beer (barley, wheat, oats and spelt) - cloudy dark orange colour with a poor and irregular foam; aroma of cinnamon, apricot and orange; highly carbonated, medium-bodied, tart palate; rough and bitter aftertaste of orange and cinnamon - raw and unfriendly 3/5/6/2/9 BINCHOISE LA BELGA _5866_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy blond beer with a firm and long lasting foam; aroma of apples with estery notes; high carbonation and fairly sweet; corny finish with more notes of apples and candy sugar 4/6/6/3/13 BINCHOISE CISTERCIENNE CLARA _2256_cloudy orange colour with a giant creamy head and a nice lacing, very spicy nose, notes of lemon and ham, slightly acidic, sweet with some astringence, dry citrusy and spicy finish 5/7/7/3/14 BISTER JAMBOISE _1113_orange colour, big creamy head, nice lace, fresh and spicy, full-bodied, slightly tart (here comes the mustard! but stays very subtle), long dry bitter finish - well-balanced and interesting 5/7/7/4/15 BLAUGIES la MONEUSE _459_deep orange colour, big head, orange aroma, smooth, full-bodied, bitter aftertaste 5/8/8/4/16 BLAUGIES la MONEUSE BRUNE _467_dark brown, nice head, malty, caramel, full-bodied 5/8/8/4/16 BOCKOR BELLEGEMS BRUIN _1301_from belgianshop.com - clear and bright reddish-brown colour, no remaining foam; vinous, aroma of wood and sourcherries; sweet and sour, medium-bodied, some astringence; long and quite dry, sourish, fruity and caramelish finish 3/8/7/4/14 BOCKOR OMER TRADITIONAL BLOND _4913_from Amstein - quite clear blond colour under a huge white foamy head; very estery nose with notes of pear and yeast; bitter-sweet palate and quite full-bodied; aftertaste of fruits and solvent 4/5/6/2/10 BOCKOR JACOBINS PASSION MAX _2240_cloudy orange colour, unregular foam, very strong passion fruit aroma, very very sweet, slightly acidic, sugary and fruity - out of any balance; not suitable for adults 3/5/3/2/5 BOCKOR JACOBINS KRIEK MAX _2150_one more beer from this crazy cherry juice trend ... - clear reddish in colour, giant unregular and pinky head, nice lacing, strong nose of cherry-sweeties with notes of wet haye, very sweet, slightly sourish, the finish is long and shows more chery notes - a bit cloying due to an excessive sweetness; I’m not convinced 4/6/5/2/10 BOCKOR JACOBINS FRAMBOISE LAMBIC _823_reddish colour, fine head, pleasant raspberry aroma, sweet with wome sourness 4/6/6/3/13 BOCKOR JACOBINS FRAMBOISE MAX _2165_clear dark reddish colour with a big and unregular creamy pinky head, nice lacing, dry raspberry aroma, sweet and sour, light to medium-bodied, oily, long sourish raspberry finish - ok, but to drink in small quantities 3/6/6/3/13 BOCKOR JACOBINS GUEUZE _824_pale orange colour, fine head, wine-like aroma, fruity, tart, sweet, lack of complexity 4/6/5/3/9 BOELENS BIEKEN _1607_3 y.o. - blond-orange colour, fine creamy head, subtle flowery and honeyish aroma with a touch of alcohol, very smooth, creamy, moderate bitterness, long dry yeasty finish with strong notes of gingerbread 5/8/7/4/16 BOELENS TRIPEL KLOK _4898_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark blond colour with a little persistent beige foam; slightly yeasty with notes of peach and passion fruit; sweet and full-bodied, solid carbonation and quite sticky; a solid bitterness and a long fruity, bitter-sweet finish - a very nice beer 4/7/7/4/15 BOELENS SANTA BEE _3243_from belgianshop.com - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a stable little beige foam; spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant; thick, very sweet and oily, full-bodied; very long woody, spicy and yeasty finish with a warming alcohol touch 3/8/6/3/14 BOELENS WAASLANDER _4868_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a decent head retention; estery, perfumy and very spicy aroma; sharp and with a solid carbonation; tart and acidic; some residual sweetness and a moderate bitterness in a long spicy (coriander) and fruity estery finish - interesting 4/7/8/4/15 BOON DUIVELS BIER DONKER _3501_from belgianshop.com - hazy dark brown colour with a solid creamy beige foam; correct lacing; chocolatey maltiness with notes of pear; creamy with a moderate malt body; light bitterness; short aftertaste of almonds and cookies 5/7/6/3/13 BOON OUD BEERSEL OUDE GEUZE _2621_pours a cloudy copper colour with a nice firm creamy head and a nice lace; powerful and complex aroma of vinegar, grapefruit, hay and acidic cream; notes of cork; solid malt body, very intense sourness; long and dry aftertaste of green apples and vinegar - refreshing, complex and diabolically pleasant 5/8/9/5/18 BOON HORAL'S OUDE GEUZE MEGA BLEND _5487_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy blond -orange colour with a moderate head retention; aroma of cobweb, old apples and cellar; acidic, medium-bodied; fair and subtle carbonation; quite dry aftertaste of old apples and vinegar 3/8/8/4/15 BOON FRAMBOISE _2031_2002 vintage, sampled 05/2004 - clear bright reddish colour, almost no foam, crisp amd acidic raspberry aroma, vinous, full-bodied, light acidity, the finish is moderately dry with more raspberry notes 4/7/7/3/13 BOON GEUZE OUDE _572_bottled 1997, sampled june 2003 - deep bright orange colour, big creamy head, complex aroma (apple, ginger, cinnamon, rhubarb with light grassy notes), strong acidity, very long dry fruity and acid finish - complex and refreshing 5/8/8/4/16 BOON OUDE KRIEK _2724_dark reddish colour with a rocky stable beige head; aroma of hay and cheese, crisp cherryish notes are coming through while the beer gets warmer; initially smooth but soon comes a solid acidity; medium-bodied, long acidic, dry and cheese-ish finish - a beautiful kriek and a perfect beer to celebrate the victory of Russia over Canada ! 5/8/8/4/16 BOON OUDE GEUZE MARIAGE PARFAIT _1982_hazy pale orange colour, little foam, rhubarb, haye and vinegar, refreshing, tart, lot of carbonation, acidic, long dry alcohol finish - simply wonderful ! 4/8/9/5/18 BOON OUD BEERSEL OUDE KRIEK _2614_very cloudy and dark reddish brown colour with a big, rose-tainted foamy head, beautiful lace; powerful and charming aroma of cherry and vinegar meeting notes of cheese and hay; the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for a beer at 6.5% but some help comes immediately with a long dry and beautiful aftertaste of sour cherries and rhubarb 5/8/6/4/15 BOON KRIEK _800_ruby colour, fine head, cherry and caramel aroma, very sweet, lack of complexity, aftertaste is brief and dry - pleasant but lacks of complexity. 5/7/5/3/11 BOON KRIEK MARIAGE PARFAIT _6082_from erzbierschof.ch; 2008 vintage - hazy ruby-brown beer with no head retention; deep aroma of wood and cherries, sourish with some notes of vinegar; a high carbonation and pretty sticky; some sweetness below; dry and sourish/acidic; long notes of cherries and wood, vinegar - a beautiful beer! 4/9/8/4/18 BOSTEELS DEUS _2136_clear pale yellow colour with a giant and very foamy head, apple and acidic aroma, overcarbonated, oily and heavy, lot of alcohol and licorice, notes of cleaning product, bitter - it really doesn’t work for me 4/4/3/2/5 BOSTEELS LA MÊME CHOSE _17_hint of cherry aroma, flat taste 3/7/3/2/7 BOSTEELS KWAK PAUWEL _346_re-rated (originally 4.3 1/2001; from Bier-Bienne - quite clear red-amber beer with a long lasting yet chaotic foam; chewy and estery nose, aroma of red fruits marmalade and spices; full-bodied and pretty sweet, fair carbonation, some residual sugars in a long fruity, yeasty and perfumy finish; sticky 3/7/7/4/16 BOSTEELS Karmeliet tripel _18_re-rated; from Bier-Bienne - light hazy blond beer with a moderate foam left; very estery fruity aroma with notes of marzipan and marmalade; pretty sweet , fairly carbonated; chewy finish with pretty lot of residual sugars and more estery fruity notes; spicy

12/2000 - clear, cloudy, nice head, deep orange and perfumy aroma, sweet and spicy flavor, long aftertaste - absolutely marvelous ! 4/7/7/3/15 le BOUFFON du ROI la BOUFFONNE _478_cloudy honey colour, fine head, grapefruit aroma, sweet and spicy with a nutty aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 BOUILLON LA MEDIEVALE AMBREE _2727_clear reddish-amber in colour, creamy white-beige head; nice lace; weird aroma of smoked sausages, lemony and grassy; lot of carbonation, thin-bodied, low bitterness before a moderately dry finish where notes of old apples and cooked vegetables meet together - very dubious 4/4/4/2/7 BOUILLON CUVEE DE BOUILLON _2719_cloudy orange colour with an incredibly foamy white creamy head; citrusy and honeyish aroma, some coriander also; sweet, soft and creamy, a touch of acidity but by far not enough to balance the sweetness; honeyish finish with some residual sugars 4/7/6/3/13 BOUILLON LA BOUILLONNAISE _1928_cloudy amber-brown with a big creamy head, discreet licorice aroma with light bready notes, dusty, light-bodied, flavourless, watery and slightly dry finish - very bad beer from a strange brewery ! 4/5/2/2/4 BOUILLON L'OURS DE BOHAN _1923_amber-orange colour, big creamy head, strong estery and yeasty nose, some spices, overcarbonated, slightly sour, bubblegum-like aftertaste of bitter orange - artificial 4/6/3/2/7 _6311_from Mondial de la Bière 2012, Strasbourg - clear very dark brown beer under a solid creamy beige foam; aroma of licorice and toasted malts; notes of dark chocolate; juicy and medium-bodied, some sweetness and long notes of figs and black cherries in the finish 5/7/7/3/13 BRASSERIE A VAPEUR VAPEUR COCHONNE _585_dirty red-amber colour, no foam, plum aroma, sweet, alcohol presence, unbalanced and slightly disgusting - a beer who lives up to its name ! 2/7/4/2/9 VAPEUR L'HOUDINOISE _2327_hazy amber colour, fine creamy head, strong aroma of grapefruit, apple and alcohol, medium to full-bodied, more fruity notes in a dry malty finish - strange and original - thanks to fiulijn for this one 3/7/7/3/13 BRASSERIE A VAPEUR VAPEUR VANILLE _1400_golden-orange colour, no foam, clove and vanilla aroma, sweet, touch of acidity, quite neutral flavor with a dry and light spicy finish 2/6/5/3/10 BRASSERIE A VAPEUR SAISON PIPAIX _19_dark-orange, peach aroma, acid with unpleasant aftertaste 3/7/3/2/8 BRASSERIE A VAPEUR VAPEUR EN FOLIE _1418_dark orange colour, fine head, alcohol and bready aroma, soft and sweet, bubble-gum like, dry apricot finish - I'm definitely not a fan of this brewery 4/6/5/2/8 GÉANTS DUCASSIS _2173_cloudy dark red-brown colour, creamy pinky head, dry blackcurrant aroma, oily and medium-bodied, bitter/sour, very dry finish of blackcurrant with more sourish notes - an interesting and not easy fruit beer 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSERIE DES GÉANTS URCHON BRUNE _1894_dark brown colour with a giant head leaving a nice lacing, chaotic nose of bread, chocolate and anise, foamy mouthfeel, some sourness, short maltiness which leaves a bready and flat finish and this unpleasant sourness - a failure like the other beers I got from this brewery 4/4/3/2/6 BRASSERIE DES GÉANTS SAISON VOISIN _1839_hazy amber-orange colour, the initial head quickly reduces to a thin irregular foam, citrusy and grapefruit aroma, medium-bodied, unpleasant tartness, some metallic notes, slightly sour, dry peppery and metallic finish 3/6/4/2/8 BRASSERIE DES GÉANTS GOUYASSE BLONDE _1837_cloudy orange colour with a thin dense head, yeasty and bready, perfumy with notes of honey and anis, overcarbonated, bitter and dry with a long dry honeyish finish - rough and rather hard to drink for my palate 4/6/5/2/9 GÉANTS GOLIATH CHRISTMAS _4598_from Au Grain d'Orge - cloudy dark red-amber colour with a huge foamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of marzipan, apple and undefined spices; full-bodied and with a solid carbonation; some late bitterness, long spicy and malty finish 5/7/8/4/16 GÉANTS GOUYASSE TRIPLE _3015_hazy dark orange colour with some impurities within; little foam and a nice lacing; aroma of yeast, apricot and tangerines; full-bodied, a strong tartness comes very soon followed by a robust bitterness; long and very dry bitter finish with more fruity notes - a beautiful tripel 4/8/8/4/16 BROOTCOORENS LA SAMBRESSE BLONDE _2488_hazy orange colour, big and firm creamy white head, strong grapefruity and yeasty aroma with notes of caramel, tart and acidic with a high carbonation, solid bitterness, long and very dry aftertaste of raisin and apple - surprising 5/8/7/4/15 BROOTCOORENS ANGELUS BLONDE _2477_hazy orange colour, big creamy head, aroma of old apples, dust and cellar, notes of orange peal, sweet and a bit acidic, oily, medium- to full-bodied with a long dry bitterness and more fruity and dusty tones in the aftertaste 4/7/7/3/12 BROOTCOORENS ANGELUS BRUNE _2478_dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy head, aroma of old apples, cellar and dust + something unpleasant (fermentation problems ?), sweet and quite light-bodied, the finish is sugary with more notes of apples 4/5/5/2/8 GAMBRINUS HEIDI BIER _3229_sampled at the Biertage 2007; this beer is very probably contract brewed by Brunehaut - bronze-amber colour with a solid but irregular slightly beige foam; fresh aroma of apples and oranges; quite sweet with a solid carbonation and a lively palate; medium- to full-bodied, a fair bitterness; long fruity finish with notes of orange peel and vegetables, quite dry 4/6/7/3/13 BRUNEHAUT GAMBRINUS l'ALSACIENNE STORKANASCHT NID de CICOGNES _4008_hazy blond coloured with a big white foam, persistent and creamy - estery and lemony nose with notes of cellar, medium-bodied and tart, moderate carbonation, fairly sweet with a late bitterness, some residual sweetness in a fruity and dusty finish - classical belgian beer 4/7/6/3/12 BRUNEHAUT GAMBRINUS l'ALSACIENNE c'est CHOU CROUTE _4116_contract brewed for Brasserie Gambrinus, Mulhouse; from le Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - translucide golden colour with a solid and persistent white foam; nice lacing; estery and papery aroma; slightly astringent, medium-bodied and with a quite dry bitterness; the finish is short, dry and with a lingering astringency 4/5/6/3/12 BRUNEHAUT GAMBRINUS l'ALSACIENNE SANS CULOTTE HALLOWEEN _4117_from Atlas, Pontarlier - slightly hazy golden colour with a solid white foam; beautiful lace; the aroma is papery with notes of citrus and an undefined spice; medium-bodied and smooth palate; dry and slightly fruity finish - a bit harsh 4/6/6/3/11 BRUNEHAUT MAKASI _2308_dark brown colour with a big foamy head, aroma of gingerbread and hazelnut with some chocolatey notes, the body is medium at best, very creamy mouthfeel, low bitterness, long and dry coffeish and bready finish - very good beer ! 5/8/8/4/17 BRUNEHAUT GAMBRINUS l'ALSACIENNE _3231_contract brewed for Brasserie Gambrinus, Mulhouse; sampled at the Biertage 2007 - cloudy orange colour with a giant chaotic foam; estery nose with notes of pears and grapefruit; very sweet, medium-bodied at best, slightly sour and oily; the finish is short, fruity and gently dry - modest 4/6/7/3/12 BRUNEHAUT BLANCHE _1375_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA); labelled Daas Witte - cloudy blond colour with a modest foam; aroma of cardamom and corn; overcarbonated and quite sweet, fizzy and slightly citrusy and spicy finish - don’t know what to do of this one

11/2002cloudy orange colour with a fine head and a nice lace, grapefruit and honeyish aroma, smooth and sweet with a touch of acidity, long corny and spicy finish - lot of character (4/7/7/3/15) 3/6/6/3/12 BRUNEHAUT ABBAYE DE ST AMAND _1377_cloudy orange colour, fine head, raisins and berries aroma, creamy, lot of carbonation, tart with a moderate bitter and fruity finish 4/7/7/4/16 BRUNEHAUT BIERE DU MONT SAINT-AUBERT _1383_cloudy blond-orange colour, fine head, yeasty, spices and orange in the nose, smooth and tart with a long bitter fruity finish 5/7/8/4/15 BRUNEHAUT ABBAYE DE SAINT-MARTIN _1384_cloudy orange colour, fine head, malty, bread and chestnut aroma, smooth, lot of carbonation, full-bodied, strong character, long bitter bready finish 4/8/7/4/16 CANTILLON 50ºN-4ºE _3888_courtesy of Tony Flükiger - pours a hazy golden-blond colour without foam; aroma of cellar and apples, cider-like, notes of cinnamon; light to medium malt body; fair acidity (but quite modest by Cantillon standards), refreshing, quite dry and long fruity (apples) and acidic finish - very good 4/8/7/4/16 CANTILLON MAMOUCHE _5633_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy blond-orange colour with a solid creamy white foam; a robust aroma of basil with notes of elder and gentian below; medium-bodied and fairly acidic, a solid but subtle carbonation; dry and long acidic aftertaste of cheese, old cellar and basil - very impressive 5/9/8/4/17 CANTILLON BLÅBÆR LAMBIK _3398_courtesy of fiulijn; brewed for Ølbutikken; vintage 2007 - fully cloudy reddish-brown colour; firm, persistent and creamy pink/beige head; typical and strong aroma of rhubarb, vinegar and cheese; creamy mouthfeel; a solid initial acidity and ... waouhh! now this is really sour!; moderate malt body; very dry acidic/sourish finish with lingering notes of rhubarb ans raspberries - simply superb! but I have to eat something now or I will get a hole in my stomach ... 5/9/8/4/17 CANTILLON CUVÉE DES CHAMPIONS _3369_courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - hazy blond beer; nice lacework, white head; a good hop presence in top of notes of apples and vinegar; rounded and medium-bodied, a fair tart acidity and with a decent bitterness; long aftertaste, slightly salty with more fruity, light hoppy and dusty notes
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2007 Total Score: 4.2
courtesy of Papsoe; 2003-2004 - hazy golden colour with a firm white head; solid aroma of hay, cheese and vinegar; medium-bodied with some initial sweetness and a solid acidity (though pretty modest by Cantillon standards); the finish is a bit dusty and yeasty with notes of old apples and cellar along with a lingering acidity - a beautiful beer and probably the most approachable of the Cantillon 4/8/8/4/16 CANTILLON SOLEIL DE MINUIT _1636_brewed with cloudberries - blond-orange colour, nice creamy head, very deep fruity aroma (orange, blackberry), deeply complex (vinegar, farm and hay), strong and beautiful acidity, fresh, long dry orange and vinegar finish - I'm totally confused by this fantastic experience; this is a beer to respect - Thanks to Per for this one ! 4/9/8/5/18 CANTILLON FOU' FOUNE _1405_cloudy orange colour, few head, very complex aroma (vinegar, floral, rhubarb and apricot), very sour and light acid with a very brutal dry finish - not an easy beer (like all from Cantillon) and not the best Cantillon. 3/8/6/2/12 CANTILLON IRIS 2000 _1410_2000 edition: red-amber colour,fine head, cherry aroma, floral and vinous,fresh and sour, long dry cherryish aftertaste 4/8/7/3/15 CANTILLON LOU PEPE FRAMBOISE 2002 _2750_2002 vintage cloudy reddish colour with almost no foam; robust aroma of raspberries (what a pleasure to smell real fruits in comparison to the chemical experiences offered by too many breweries nowadays !); notes of hay, chesse and vinegar; medium-bodied, low carbonation; strong beautiful and complex acidity; the finish is long, dry and very acidic with more notes of raspberries and hay - what a great lambic ! 5/9/8/5/18 _6058_courtesy of Martin Dröser - very hazy dark amber-orange beer under a solid and persistent creamy beige foam; a fair hoppy aroma of quinces with notes of pine needles and passion fruits; a good malt backbone; solid carbonation, very bitter, quite astringent, pretty dry and long fruity hoppy finish, piney and resiney 4/7/8/4/15 CANTILLON LOU PEPE GUEUZE 2000 _1411_cloudy orange colour, few head, complex aroma of rhubarb, apricot and "animals", start is soft and sweet followed by a strong sourness, the finish is very dry - great balance 3/8/8/3/15 CANTILLON LOU PEPE KRIEK _2283_1998 vintage, sampled 12/11/2004 - dark reddish colour, little foam, complex aroma of haye, vinegar, cherry and tobacco, slightly oily, enormous sourness, incredibly dry and sour finish. dusty and cherryish - yes, this is a Cantillon ! 5/8/7/4/16 CANTILLON GUEUZE 100% LAMBIC _1574_bottled in 2000, sampled June 2003 - bright, orange colour, fine head, complex nose of rhubarb, cellar and old apples, fresh and acid, light oily mouthfeel, long dry and very acid fruity finish - lot of character and not intended for beginners 5/9/8/4/16 CANTILLON GRAND CRU OLD LAMBIC BRUOCSELLA 1900 _1944_1999 vintage, sampled 2/2004: light hazy orange colour, no foam, strong aroma of cheese, vinegar and green apple, very acid, sour, quite light-bodied, the finish is very long, dry and acidic with notes of cheese and hay - yes, it's hard to drink and yes, I like it ! 3/8/7/4/16 CANTILLON ZWANZE 2008 _5541_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy orange-blond colour, no foam; aroma of prosciutto, cheese and old apples; medium-bodied and fairly acidic, fizzy; aftertaste of cobweb, vinegar and apples 4/7/8/4/15 CARACOLE SAXO BIO _1869_cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant creamy head, spicy and honeyish aroma with light citrusy notes, smooth and slightly acidic with a long dry bitter honeyish finish 4/7/8/4/16 CARACOLE SAXO _1961_cloudy dark orange colour with a giant creamy head, strong yeasty and spicy aroma, very creamy, full-bodied, very bitter, long dry biscuity finish - wonderfuly made 5/8/8/4/16 la CARACOLE NOSTRADAMUS BRUNE _409_red-amber colour, few head, slightly smoked, apple and plum - like all beers from La Caracole, this is good stuff. 4/7/8/4/16 la CARACOLE AMBRÉE _784_hazy orange-amber colour, fine head, beautiful lace, very yeasty and spicy aroma, esters, sglithly astringeant, sweet and medium-bodied, smooth, dry bitter and light acidic malty finish - fresh and robust with a good balance but not so much character 4/7/7/3/14 CARACOLE TROUBLETTE _1866_cloudy pale orange colour with a giant head which quickly reduces to a fine foam, nice lacing, coriander and citrusy aroma, fresh, acidic and medium-bodied with a very long dry citrusy finish - character and balance for this charming beer 5/7/8/4/16 CAULIER BON SECOURS BIEN-ÊTRE _3503_from belgianshop.com - hazy blond colour with a foamy white head, nice lace; citrus and pineapple in the nose; dust and esters; sweet and light to medium-bodied, some acidity and a low bitterness; creamy with a moderate fruity and dusty aftertaste 4/6/6/3/12 CAULIER LA BRANCHEE _2826_originally a brewing accident (wrong yeast used), but now regularly available on tap because of its success - aroma of cream with light caramel notes; dark raisins appear too; creamy mouthfeel, good malt body; sweet with a nice touch of bitterness; long dry caramelish finish - very interesting 4/7/7/4/15 CAULIER BON SECOURS FRAMBOISE _2612_pours a hazy reddish-amber colour with a giant and very foamy head; strong raspberry aroma, citric with some yeasty notes; oily and medium-bodied, moderate sweetness and finishing tartness; slightly dry finish with long raspberry notes - finally a good fruit beer ! 4/7/7/4/13 CAULIER PANNEPOT _2608_2005 vintage; thanks to Per - pours a dark cloudy brown colour under a rocky creamy and slightly brown-tainted head; deep and incredibly complex aroma where the biscuity maltiness meets notes of orange peel, ginger, molasses and a touch of alcohol; very sweet and full-bodied; high carbonated with a moderate bitterness; oily and voluptous on the tongue; very long cookie maltiness in the finish, accompanied by more spicy and fruity (dates, figs) notes - this is absolutely marvelous ! 5/10/9/5/18 CAULIER KLOEKE BLONDE _2583_2005 vintage, thanks to Per - pours a hazy and very foaming orange colour, a nice lacing survives while the head is reducing; strong bready aroma with citrusy notes; it has a respectable malt body, a solid bitterness but an unclean palate; the finish is long, salty and very complex (bread, pepper and a touch of grapefruit) 4/7/7/4/13 CAULIER BLONDE DE NOËL _842_cloudy pale orange colour, big head, cider, vinegar and spicy aroma, heavy and oily, strong alcohol presence, sweet and creamy, lot of carbonation, tart, long deep spicy and nutty finish - quite unusual and complex 5/7/7/5/15 CAULIER LA VIEILLE BON-SECOURS BRUNE _861_brown colour, big creamy head, nutmeg aroma with notes of orange, sweet and full, smooth with a long bitter finish - fresh and very pleasant 5/8/7/4/16 CAULIER LA VIEILLE BON-SECOURS AMBRÉE _20_orange colour, spicy, full bodied, starnge aftertaste 4/7/6/2/13 CAULIER BON-SECOURS MYRTILLE _2152_dark reddish colour with an horrible pinky and creamy head, dry berry juice aroma, medium-bodied, lot of carbonation, dry and bitter, chalky and astringent - a difficult beer which does not make sense to me 2/4/3/2/6 CAZEAU TOURNAY BLONDE _2254_cloudy amber-orange colour, little foam, fruity aroma (apple, mango) with notes of bread, medium to full body, some astringence and bitterness, the finsh is dry, a bit sugary with some notes of moisture - this is not an easy beer and it has quite a lot of character 3/6/7/3/13 CHIMAY DOREE _2092_cloudy dark orange colur with a big dense creamy head, the nose is citrusy and honeyish, slightly yeasty, creamy mouthfeel, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, tart biterness, dry short finish - fresh and easy but better than the actual Bleue and Rouge - thanks to Jeppe (BierKönig) for this rare beer ! 4/6/6/3/13 CHIMAY TRAPPISTES BLANCHE/CINQ CENTS _566_1999 vintage sampled 12/2007 - hazy deep and dark orange colour; big and creamy pale beige head leaving a nice lace; solidly bready nose with hints of apples and grapefruit below; very creamy mouthfeel, sweet and with a low carbonation; aftertaste of bitter almonds, honey and bread; quite dry and long lasting - subtle and charming (4/8/7/4/16)

cloudy dark orange colour with a giant foamy head and a beautiful lacing, esters and honey in the nose, notes of gingerbread, creamy mouthfeel, lot of carbonation, robust and quite agressiv bitterness, long and dry aftertaste of bitter orange 5/7/6/4/13 CHIMAY TRAPPISTES ROUGE/PREMIÈRE _505_cloudy reddish-brown colour with a big creamy head, malt and hay aroma with notes of banana, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, oily with a touch of acidity, slightly overcarbonated, dry and moderately malty finish - unremarkable; this is just the shadow of this was before: this stuff is now highly overrated ! 5/5/6/2/9 Chimay Bleue _21_dark brown colour, dense head, licorice and malt aroma, very smooth, lot of carbonation, full-bodied with a robust bitterness, long prune and malty, but quite bubblegum-like, finish - no more what it was once 4/7/8/3/14 CLARYSSE FELIX SPECIAAL OUDENAARDS _1255_dark ruby colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, fruits and vinegar in the nose, smooth, very sweet with some sourness, dry with a brief fruity finish - subtle but too discreet 5/7/7/2/12 CONTRERAS MARS ESPECIAL _3892_courtesy of Per Forsgren - cloudy red-orange colour with a little persistent white foam and a nice lacing; aroma of tangerines and candi sugar; tart and acidic, robust carbonation and quite sweet; dry and bitter finish with lingering fruity and slightly spicy notes 4/6/6/3/13 _6272_courtesy of Doeschi - hazy dark blond beer under a persistent white foam; yeasty and fruity aroma (pear and apple); full-bodied and oily; some sweetness and pretty tasty; a hint of acidity and a solid bitterness; very long yeasty and fruity hoppy finish - pretty nice 4/7/8/4/15 _6430_courtesy of Doeschi - cloudy dark blond beer with a persistent white foam; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of dust and oranges; medium to full-bodied, a solid carbonation and a fair bitterness; slightly dry and long dusty flowery hoppy finish 4/7/8/4/16 COPIMEX BOXER CHRISTMAS _915_dark brown colour, nice creamy head, ginger bread aroma, sweet, touch of caramel, smooth, long bitter finish 5/7/7/4/14 COPIMEX CARAPILS _22_weak ... 3/2/4/2/7 COPIMEX BOXER PILS _939_golden colour, few head, decent hoppiness, fresh and crisp, dry and herbal 3/5/5/3/11 CORMAN-COLLINS LA MERVEILLEUSE DE CHÈVREMONT _23_great spicy aroma, complex and interesting beer 4/9/8/4/16 CORMAN-COLLINS GUEUZE FRAMBOISE DES ARDENNES _474_ruby colour, deep raspberry aroma, very sweet with some acidity - only for dessert 4/7/7/3/13 CORMAN-COLLINS BAP BIERE A LA POMME (APPEL BIER) _481_cloudy white colour, few head, deep coriander aroma, perfumy, very sweet, apple 4/8/6/3/13 Corsendonk Agnus _24_brewed by Du Bocq - 2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - hazy blond colour, few foam, strong estery, spicy and perfumy nose, candy sugar notes, fresh and acidic, medium-bodied, slightly sweet with a light bitterness, lot of carbonation, dry perfumy finish 4/8/7/4/14 Corsendonk Christmas _25_red-brown colour; aroma: intense, caramel, anis, strong alcohol presence; flavor: full-bodied, very malty; aftertaste: anis, very long 4/9/8/5/17 Corsendonk Pater _26_2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, strange aroma of unfermented malt, caramel, sweet and medium-bodied with an unpleasant vegetables aftertaste - not exactly what I remembered. Could have been altered, I will have to retry it 4/4/6/2/8 CROMBE PEE KLAK GRAND CRU _2499_golden-orange colour with a little foam, aroma of rhubarb and a touch of vinegar, effervescent and explosive maltiness in the mouth, very bitter/sour woth a long, dry and fruity, rhubarb finish - thanks to fiulijn for sharing this one ! 4/8/7/4/17 DB DRINKS MALMEDY BLONDE _428_deep honey colour, nice head, orange and spicy aroma, smooth, lack of complexity 4/7/6/3/13 de achelse kluis achel _1273_blond-orange colour with a fine creamy head, nice lace, complex aroma (orange, peach, yeast and bread), smooth, full-bodied with a strong bitterness, long dry bitter, fruity and bready finish - robust and very well-made 4/8/8/4/16 DE ACHELSE KLUIS ACHEL BRUNE _1380_cloudy ruby-brown colour with a fine head, aroma of malt, apple and cream, full-bodied, oily with a dry alcohol and licorice finish 4/8/7/4/15 DE ACHELSE KLUIS ACHEL DE 3 WIJZEN _1802_light hazy red-brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, aroma of candy sugar and malt, full-bodied, sweet, alcohol and sugary finish - powerful and well-made though maybe a bit too sweet 3/7/8/4/15 DE BIE HELLEKAPELLE _863_cloudy orange colour, few head, aroma of peanuts with a touch of cider, sweet with a dry, sour finish 4/6/6/3/13 DE BIE KERSTBIE _4137_cloudy dark brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of spices (I can get ginger) and licorice, sweet and sticky, quite full-bodied; moderately dry finish of spices, marzipan and cola 3/7/6/3/13 DE BIE ZATTE BIE _895_brown colour, big creamy head, ginger bread aroma, yeasty, a little bit too much carbonation, a touch of bitterness followed by an explosive, long yeasty aftertaste - subtile and powerful at the same time 5/8/7/4/16 DE BIE PLOKKERSBIER _1862_cloudy red-amber colour, big creamy head, flowery, honeyish aroma, full-bodied and slightly oily, the initial sweetness is followed by a nice little acidity, long honeyish finish - refreshing and very pleasant 5/7/7/4/15 DE BLOCK ABDIJ DENDERMONDE TRIPEL BLOND _2564_pours a cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant white, creamy head and a beautiful lacing; strong honeyish aroma with light notes of spices; very creamy mouthfeel, robust malt body and a decent bitterness; long aftertaste of honey with lingering and subtle spicy notes - a deeply pleasant abbey beer 5/8/9/4/16 DE BLOCK KASTAAR _2311_hazy blond-orange colour with a big foamy head, aroma of honey, yeast and pineapple, medium-bodied, some acidity, sweet and creamy, the finish is fruity and very (too) yeasty 5/7/7/4/13 DE BLOCK SATAN RED _798_deep red colour, fine head, buttery and spicy, very yeasty, tart - pleasant 4/8/7/4/14 DE BLOCK SATAN GOLD _1039_cloudy honey colour, fine head, nice lace, orange and citrusy aroma, slightly overcarbonated, nutty, dry and bitter but somehow artificial finish - not bad but superficial 5/7/5/3/12 STRUISE MIKKELLER (ELLIOT BREW) _3537_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a reddish-copper colour with a very foamy pale beige head; nice lace; dusty nose with a strong fruity hoppiness (tangerines and grapefruit), notes of cream; strong initial sweetness, full-bodied and velvety mouthfeel; very strong bitterness which lasts for long in a fruity and flowery finish - very pleasant 4/8/8/4/15 STRUISE PANNEPOT GRAND RESERVA _5639_from crackedkettle.com; 2005 vintage - hazy dark brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of apple and marzipan, pretty hoppy; fairly sweet and full-bodied, long aftertaste of fruit and caramel - velvety and dangerously drinkable though not as great as the Reserva 4/8/7/4/16 STRUISE CUVEE DELPHINE _4866_from crackedkettle.com - dark black coloured and with a firm and persistent dark beige foam; very complex and robust aroma showing notes of nutmeg, coffee, tar and licorice; roasted; thick and full-bodied, quite salty and with some bitterness; fizzy; very long aftertaste of coffee, licorice and salt with some appparent alcohol - a fantastic beer which clearly reminds me of the Courage Imperial Stout 5/9/9/5/19 STRUISE DEN GROOTEN TOCHT _4982_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark blond colour with a little persistent white foam; aroma of yeast and caramel with notes of orange peels; a solid sweetness and a moderate carbonation, quite velvety mouthfeel; finishes fairly bitter with a long yeasty and caramelish hoppy aftertaste - very drinkable 4/7/8/4/15 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 _4022_my beer #5000!; from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour under a foamy and persistent beige head; nice lace leaved on the side of the glass; vinous, very complex nose showing aromas of nut, marzipan, bread, pear, vanilla and cognac; smooth mouthfeel with a solid malt body, subtle and regualr carbonation; the quite high sweetness is nicely balanced by some late sourness and bitterness; long aftertaste of overripe fruits, caramel, wood and a deep warming alcohol touch - a divine and hugely complex brew 5/10/10/5/19 STRUISE PANNEPØT _3397_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour under an elusive beige foam; malty, woody and spicy (nutmeg) aroma with notes of dried fruits; full-bodied, very sweet and slightly sticky, a decent bitterness but not enough to balance the high sweetness; long sweetish and malty finish with more dried fruits notes lingering 4/9/7/4/16 STRUISE TSJEESES _3237_from belgianshop.com - cloudy dark orange colour; little creamy white head; aroma of peach, tangerines and amaretto; very sweet and acidic/sour; solid malt body; the finish is fairly tart, acidic and moderately dry; more fruity notes and a warming alcohol touch - balanced and wonderfully brewed 5/9/8/4/16 STRUISE STRUISELENSIS _3833_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy golden-orange colour; fast vanishing foam; aroma of apple and vinegar, pineapple and some undefined spices; some grilled almonds too; medium-bodied with a solid sourness; long sourish and quite dry fruity finish - very good beer 5/8/8/4/17 STRUISE BLACK ALBERT _4288_courtesy of Greg Gaughan - pitch black coloured with a huge dark beige foam; powerful aroma of licorice, chocolate truffles and milk coffee; notes of marzipan develop while the beer gets warmer; dusty and fairly roasted; very thick and oily, robust malt body, creamy mouthfeel and with a fair bitterness; solid sweetness in the background; very long chocolatey finish with notes of prune, licorice and marzipan again - a beautiful, robust and quite complex beer 5/7/8/4/16 STRUISE BLACK DAMNATION III BLACK MES _5033_courtesy of Allen - pitch black coloured with a dark beige foam; roasted aroma of nut with a touch of vanilla and oak; full-bodied and very thick, solid bitterness with an aftertaste of tar, roasted malts, nuts and chocolate with light woody notes; salty - robust and heavy 4/8/8/4/16 STRUISE BLACK JACK _4319_courtesy of Greg Gaughan - very dark brown colour with an elusive beige foam; roasted malty nose, aroma of black chocolate, pralines and ashes; moderate carbonation; quite oily and with a medium malt body; aftertaste of licorice and marzipan with hints of black chocolate 4/8/7/4/14 STRUISE SCHOMMELPEIRD _4445_courtesy of Greg Gaughan - pours a cloudy amber-brown colour under a huge beige foam; aroma of caramel, pear and dust; full-bodied and quite sweet, rounded mouthfeel, very long caramelish and almondy aftertaste with light nozes of warming alcohol (which remains very well hidden considering its alcohol strength) 4/7/7/4/14 STRUISE ROSSE _4292_courtesy of Greg Gaughan; 2007 vintage - pours a fully cloudy copper-orange colour with a giant and creamy beige head; aroma of tangerines and caramel along with some undefined spicy notes; soft yet tasty mouthfeel, quite sweet with a hint of acidity; very low bitterness and a respectable malt body; long aftertaste of bread and honey - solid and charming 3/7/7/4/16 STRUISE STILLWATER OUTBLACK _5822_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - very dark brown colour with a rubish hue; little beige foam left; aroma of pralines, cacao and vanilla, hints of prune show up while the beer gets warmer; full-bodied and with a solid carbonation, some sweetness and a very strong bitterness; very malty chocolatey hoppy finish, dry and bitter with hints of ginger and prunes - great! 5/8/9/5/18 STRUISE STILLWATER IMPORT SERIES VOL.3 JADED _5835_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy and very dark brown colour and with a solid creamy beige foam left; very malty aroma with notes of nuts, marzipan, cream and caramel; some hoppy tones too; sweet and full-bodied, thick and with a decent bitterness, some residual sweetness and long hoppy and malty nutty finish - very good 5/8/8/4/16 STRUISE TSJEESES RESERVA _4325_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour under a solid bright white foam; beautiful lace; aroma of yeast and peaches with notes of wood and apples; very sweet and with a robust malt body, slightly oily, long fruity and woody finish with tons of residual sugars - too sweet to be really great 5/8/7/4/14 STRUISE SVEA IPA _5836_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy dark orange in colour and with a little beige foam left; nice lace; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; medium to full-bodied, some tartness and a fair bitterness; long flowery and caramelish hoppy finish 4/7/7/3/13 STRUISE PIPEWORKS XENOPHON'S WINE _4441_courtesy of Greg Gaughan - fully cloudy brown colour with a solid and long lasting beige foam; aroma of prune, apple and caramel with a note of dust; robust malt body and with a high carbonation; a solid malt sweetness is quickly met by a strong bitterness; long and very bitter, dry fruity (prune dominates) finish, hoppy - powerful and very well-made 4/7/8/4/16 _6362_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange beer with a moderate foam left; slightly perfumy and with robust flowery hoppy notes (apricots and quince come to mind); notes of cinnamon; tasty and sticky palate; full-bodied; pretty tart and bitter; long fruity and spicy hoppy finish - solid and with lot of character 4/8/8/4/17 _6491_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; roasted malty aroma with notes of nougat, chocolate and herbs; full-bodied and pretty thick with a subtle but fair carbonation; very sweet and with some late bitterness, very tasty and with a long chocolatey, roasted malty and nutty finish showing warming alcohol notes - beautiful 5/8/9/5/18 DECA ANTIEK SUPER 5 BLOND _1958_cloudy orange colour with a giant foamy head, estery and yeasty nose, very carbonated, tart and acidic, light-bodied, very dry and a little bit brutal hoppy finish - very refreshing 5/6/7/3/13 DECA VLETEREN ALT BLOND _1844_cloudy amber-orange colour with a fine head, strong nutty aroma, alochol and bready notes, oily and full-bodied, dry and bitter with a long nutty and burning alcohol finish - powerful but one-dimensional 4/7/7/4/12 DECA STRUISE WESTOEK XX _5837_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a cloudy copper-orange beer with a little persistent beige foam; estery and dusty nose with notes of orange peels; full-bodied and pretty sweet; a fair carbonation and a decent bitterness, sticky palate; long fruity hoppy finish with more yeasty notes and residual sugars 4/7/8/4/16 DECA PAPEGAEI _4856_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a persistent pale beige foam; yeasty with notes of oranges and spices; solid malt body, sweet and sticky with a moderate bitterness and a long fruity and yeasty - very belgian 4/7/7/3/13 DECA ANTIEK BLOND _1952_cloudy dark orange colour with a giant creamy head, nice lacing, aroma of pear and candy sugar, full-bodied and sweet, oily with a dry and decent finishing bitterness, fruity aftertaste 5/7/6/3/14 DECA ANTIEK BRUIN _1858_cloudy dark-brown with a fine dense head, malty and earthy with notes of chocolate, smooth and full-bodied, dry malty finish showing prune and alcohol 4/8/7/4/15 DECA VLETEREN ALT _674_dirty brown colour, few head, caramel and smoked aroma, earthy dark chocolate, alcohol presence - a very strange and quite bad beer 3/5/4/2/7 DECA BIERE D'ABBAYE BLONDE _1379_cloudy, dirty orange colour, no head, perfume and unfermented malt in the nose, light-bodied, rough and dry with a brutal finish - what is this ? 2/3/3/2/6 DECA STRUISE AARDMONNIK / EARTHMONK _3346_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark brown colour with a persistent firm beige head, nice lace; licorice and gingerbread; some acidity; quite low but very subtle carbonation; solid malt body with a fair but not overwhelming sourness; long sourish, fruity finish - deeply complex and really impressive 5/8/9/4/18 DE DOCHTER van de KORENAAR BRAVOURE _4296_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with an incredibly foamy beige head (I needed more than 10 minutes to pour it), nice lacing; estery and yeasty with notes of oranges and cinnamon; very sweet backbone, overly carbonated and with a tart mouthfeel, slightly oily and fairly bitter, very long fizzy, fruity and honeyish yeasty finish - very belgian and not really easy to drink 4/7/7/3/13 DE DOCHTER van de KORENAAR EMBRASSE SPECIAL EDITION OAK WHISKY PEATED _5845_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; peated, smoky aroma with notes of tar, chestnuts and black cherries; very tasty and full-bodied; sweet and fairly bitter; subtle but strong carbonation, quite dry peated Islay whisky-like finish with lingering notes of caramel and ashes - wonderful 5/9/9/5/18 DE DOCHTER van de KORENAAR EMBRASSE SPECIAL EDITION OAK WHISKY _5842_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear dark ruby-brown in colour and with a little beige foam left; correct lacework; woody aroma with notes of Lowland whisky, toffes and black cherries; full-bodied and sticky; subtle but fair carbonation; quite sweet and with a late and robust bitterness; the finish is fizzy, woody and has a fair presence of whisky-like notes and a lingering bitterness - a beautiful beer ! 5/8/9/5/18 _6446_from Erzbierschof - pours a hazy blond beer under a hugely foamy white head; the aroma is yeasty, dusty and grapefruity; fairly carbonated and with a medium malt backbone, some bitterness on top of a moderate sweetness; the finish is slightly almondy with more yeasty and fruity notes - elegant yet not really interesting 3/6/6/3/13 DE DOLLE SPECIAL EXTRA EXPORT STOUT _2471_dark black colour, giant dense creamy and slightly brown-tainted foam, deep and toasty aroma of black chocolate, notes of bread, raisins and cookies, also a touch of alcohol and licorice, oily and creamy mouthfeel, solid malt body, some bitterness before a powerful chocoltey, cookie aftertaste and warming alcohol notes - perfectly made and deeply enjoyable 5/9/8/5/18 DE DOLLE 21 3x7 JONG _3344_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy dark orange colour, little beige head; strongly madereized with notes of gingerbread, alcohol and nut; very sweet and full-bodied, fair bitterness and a touch of acidity; long fruity, bready finish with warming alcohol notes 4/8/7/4/16 DE DOLLE BOS KEUN SPECIAAL PAASBIER _2203_cloudy red-orange colour with a nice creamy head, yeasty, orange zest, notes of melon, creamy mouthfeel, lot of carbonation and very bitter, the finish is oily and peppery wth notes of alcohol 5/7/8/4/14 DE DOLLE OERBIER SPECIAL RESERVA 2002 _2095_cloudy amber-brown colour, almost no foam, very complex aroma: fruity (apple, cherry), slightly spicy, notes of alcohol, vinous, raisins, lot of carbonation, acidic, strong bitterness, the finish is very dry, malty and fruity (prune) with a long warming alcohol touch - very good but as much as I was thinking - a big thank you to Clarkvv for this one 4/8/8/4/17 DE DOLLE DULLE TEVE _503_cloudy orange colour, nice head, orange and spicy aroma, citrusy, alcohol, some acidity, full-bodied, grape, long bitter fruity aftertaste 5/8/8/5/16 DE DOLLE OERBIER _408_cloudy amber colour, fine lace, complex aroma: cherry, apple, slightly smoked; sweet flavor, great complex aftertaste (with a hint of cherry) - a monument ! 4/9/9/5/19 DE DOLLE SPECIAAL BROUWSEL 20 _2129_Thanks fiulijn for this one ! - The cork is jumping out without much help and the beer is foaming, foaming, ... during about 10 minutes ! Dark red-amber colour with a giant foamy head, strong complex nose of vinegar, noble moisture, green apple, vinous, alcohol; sweet and full-bodied, very strong bitterness, long bitter, fruity and alcohol finish - deeply impressive and very pleasant ! 4/9/9/4/18 DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT _1401_cloudy red-brown colour, beautiful head, raisin, green apple aroma, yeasty, sweet, very smooth, strong alcohol presence, touch of sourness, long dark fruity aftertaste won-der-ful ! 5/8/8/4/17 DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000 _2273_light hazy reddish colour, no foam, deep complex aroma of portwine, hazelnut and wood, a touch of alcohol and honey, strong madeirisation, sweet and full-bodied, very bitter, long fruity, woody and caramel finish, more alcohol and caramelized sugars - a big thank you to fiulijn for sharing with me this incredible beer ! 5/10/9/5/18 DE DOLLE MUSEUM BIER _1962_cloudy amber-orange colour with a big creamy head, nice lacing, estery, grapefruit aroma, lot of carbonation, creamy with a strong bitterness, very dry and bitter yeasty finish - solid and well-made 5/7/7/4/15 De Gouden Boom Brugs Tripel _27_cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant creamy head and a nice lace, strong honeyish aroma with notes of gingerbread and spices, creamy and sweet, full-bodied, robust bitterness, the finish is dry, long and honeyish - clean and balanced with a good character - this is one of my old favourites 5/7/8/4/16 De Gouden Boom souvenir blonde _28_fruity, fresh, hazelnut, very pleasant. 4/7/8/4/15 De Gouden Boom souvenir brune _29_dark brown, deep malt aroma, too much carbonation, some sweetness with a dry aftertaste 4/7/6/3/13 DE GOUDEN BOOM STEENBRUGGE DUBBEL BRUIN _1151_slightly hazy dark brown colour with a giant creamy head and a nice lacing; pleasant aroma of licorice with notes of ginger and cloves; solid malt body, some initial sweetness soon followed by a bitter/sour touch, very creamy mouthfeel; the finish shows more maltiness in form of licorice and gingerbread with a touch of warming alcohol - great beer ! 5/8/7/3/14 DE GOUDEN BOOM BRUGGE BLOND _2146_bright and clear golden-bronze colour, fine creamy head, estery nose, pear and some spices, sweet and oily with a moderate body, some finishing bitterness, touch of alcohol and spices in the finish 4/7/6/3/13 DE GOUDEN BOOM BRUGGE TRIPEL _2103_red-amber colour with a fine creamy head and a nice lacing, aroma of haye and spices, notes of apple, creamy mouthfeel, lot of carbonation, dry malty and rough bitter finish - it is ok but not as good as the former version which was one of my old time favourite 5/6/6/3/13 DE GOUDEN BOOM STEENBRUGGE TRIPEL BLOND _1152_cloudy orange colour, big creamy head, nice lace, honey and alcohol nose, spicy, tart, full with a late bitterness, long bitter honey aftertaste 5/7/7/4/14 DE HALVE MAAN BRUGSE ZOT DUBBEL _3389_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish-brown colour with lot of particules floating within; giant foamy beige head; yeasty, aroma of fresh cut apples with some earthy malty notes underneath; sweet and medium-bodied with a lot of carbonation; no bitterness and with a long dusty apple finish - not really terrible 4/7/6/3/12 DE HALVE MAAN STRAFFE HENDRIK QUAD _6037_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy ruby-brown colour with a solid dark beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of yeast and pears; very sweet and full-bodied; lot of residual sugars, esters, yeast and more fruity tones 5/6/6/3/12 DE HALVE MAAN BRUGSE ZOT _2956_cloudy dark orange colour, very creamy white head and a nice lace; yeasty aroma with notes of orange peel and candi sugar; fairly sweet, very soft mouthfeel, slightly bitter/sour, moderately dry amd long grapefruity/citrusy finish - gentle but pleasant 5/7/6/3/13 LANDTSHEER MALHEUR 12 _2748_dark ruby-brown colour with a little beige head; the nose is dominated by a cookie maltiness and hints of chocolate, notes of alcohol are noticable in the background and seem ready to invade the palate; sweet with a very robust malt body; the finish is bitter and malty with a fair presence of hoppiness before a long warming touch of alcohol 4/9/8/4/17 DE LANDTSHEER MALHEUR-MM MILLENNIUM 2000 _1144_pale orange colour, big creamy head and beautiful lace, deep complex aroma (orange, honey, spices, bread), smooth and very sweet, some bitterness, (too) strong alcohol presence, very long spicy, alcohol and raisins aftertaste - quite out of balance but should age well 5/9/7/3/14 LANDTSHEER MALHEUR CUVÉE ROYALE _2632_pours a cloudy orange colour with a fine and firm white head and a superb lacing; aroma of orange peel with some yeasty notes; some sweetness and a tart bitterness, robust malt body, a touch of acidity makes it fresh and dynamic; dry creamy fruity finish with a hint of vanilla and warming alcohol 5/7/8/4/15 LANDTSHEER MALHEUR DARK BRUT _2277_dark brown colour, creamy head, bready with banana and menthol notes, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, dry and very bitter, the finish is very dry with a big alcohol kick at the end - thanks to fiulijn for sharing it 5/7/6/4/15 DE LANDTSHEER MALHEUR BRUT RESERVE _1423_cloudy orange colour with a giant head, aroma of orange, fresh and yeasty, tart with a touch of acidity, dry and slightly bitter finish 5/8/7/4/15 DELHAIZE ANGEL BLOND _484_orange colour, giant head, deep spicy aroma, orange, sweet with some finishing acidity 5/7/8/5/16 DE RANKE KRIEK _2262_hazy dark reddish colour, almost no residual foam, acidic aroma of cherries and vinegar, slightly acidic, medium-bodied, strong sourness, the finish is very long and dry, deeply sour with pleasant notes of cherry - this is a solid, very beautiful lambic. 4/9/8/4/17 DE RANKE GULDENBERG _1259_cloudy orange colour, few head, caramel, honey and spices in the nose, full-bodied, strong bitterness, slightly sour and dry spicy finish 4/8/7/4/14 DE RANKE XX BITTER _1248_cloudy dark orange colour, big foamy head, deep hoppy aroma, fruits and vanilla, smooth, very bitter, long dry bitter fruity finish 4/7/8/4/16 DE RANKE PÈRE NOËL _1806_pale clear amber colour, fine head, bready and yeasty nose, rancid notes, medium-bodied, dry sweet pepper finish - quite strange 4/6/6/3/11 RANKE CUVÉE DE RANKE _4243_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark orange colour under a little and persistent slightly beige foam; solid aroma of vinegar, horse blanket and fruits (peach and apple); good malt body, quite rounded and with a robust sourness, quite dry with a long lasting sourness and lot of fruity tones - marvelous ! 5/9/9/5/18 REGENBOOG VUUVE _2234_cloudy and awful amber-orange colour, the initial foam disappears immediately, strong and agressiv coriander aroma, notes of orange juice and cough syrup, overcarbonated, acidic and astringent, aftertaste of unfermented malt with more coriander - medicinal and just plain bad ! 1/3/2/2/3 REGENBOOG JOREN BIER _2552_bottled 3/97; brewed in honour of the son of the belgian beer specialist Joris Pattyn; thanks to fiulijn for the beer - it has a hazy dark amber colour and absolutely no foam, fresh aroma of apple and pear, medium-bodied and a bit sweet, almost no carbonation, the finish is quite malty with notes of peach but the whole thing is quite flat - I fear it did not age well ... 2/6/4/2/7 DE REGENBOOG SLEEDOORN BIER _1835_made using sloeberries - cloudy brown-amber colour, the initial giant foam leaves a fine regular head, aroma of blackcurrant and dry cherries, vinous, very sweet, lot of carbonation, touch of sourness, soda-like mouthfeel, slightly tart, long dry fruity finish - very original but quite chaotic and I'm not sure what I should think of it 3/7/7/3/12 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE KERST _1260_cloudy brown colour, fine head, deep licorice aroma with notes of prune and alcohol, smooth and very sweet, lot of carbonation, dry licorice finish - too heavy but should age well 4/8/6/2/11 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE DUBBEL DADEL _1253_disgusting dirty brown colour with almost no head, plum and honey aroma, licorice, very sweet, heavy with a long licorice aftertaste 2/7/7/4/13 REGENBOOG t'SMISJE DUBBEL IPA _3817_courtesy of Tony Flükiger - cloudy dark orange colour with a persistent slightly beige foam; solid hoppy nose showing notes of oranges, pepper, almonds and sugar; full-bodied with a subtle but solid carbonation; some sweetness before a heavy bitterness; quite dry and very bitter finish with more oranges, spices and almonds - a beer with a powerful character 5/7/8/4/16 DE REGENBOOG HALLOWEEN _1264_dark orange colour, fine head and a nice lace, deep aroma of plums with strong alcohol presence, spicy, heavy, strong bitterness, long spicy and prune aftertaste 4/8/8/4/16 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE TRIPEL _1254_cloudy, intense orange colour, few head, fruity (apricot ?) with a touch of spices, tart, sweet and heavy, dry fruity finish - hummm, something's wrong with this stuff but I cannot say exactly what 3/6/6/2/11 DE REGENBOOG GUIDO _1251_dark brown colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, very deep and complex aroma of mango, spices (ginger?, coriander?) and malt, smooth and sweet with a touch of acidity, warming, alcohol, very long malty, caramel and fruity finish - yeahhhh !! 5/9/8/4/18 DE REGENBOOG WOSTYNTJE _1505_a beer flavoured with mustard - cloudy red-orange colour, few foam, peach and licorice aroma with notes of mustard, overcarbonated, dry sparkling bitter finish - original and confusing 3/7/6/4/14 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE HONING _1509_hazy brown colour, fine head, moderate & subtle caramel and honey aroma, creamy, very thick with a strong sourness, short and quite agressiv sour finish - don't know what to do with it 4/7/5/2/9 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE HONINGBIER BRUIN _1510_dark brown colour, nice head and lace, honey aroma with some fruity notes, oily, thick, sparkling, sweet and slightly sour, moderate malty and honeyish finish - balanced and interesting 5/7/7/3/13 DE REGENBOOG TERRACOTTA _1511_cloudy lactic orange colour, very few foam which quickly disappears, dubious mix of citrus fruits and malt in the nose, sweet and acidic, sirupy citrusy and sourish aftertaste - very strange beer whose ingredients do not fit together 2/4/4/2/6 DE REGENBOOG t'SMISJE BBBOURGONDIER _1512_cloudy dirty brown colour, absolutely no foam, chaotic aroma of malt, potatoes and perfume, sweet, oily and medium-bodied, bitter plumy finish - urgh ? 2/5/3/2/6 DE RYCK CHRISTMAS PALE ALE _4293_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm and persistent beige foam; dusty and bready nose; understated notes of red fruits; sweet and with a moderate malt body; unclean palate, quite tasteless and almost no bitterness; aftertaste of bread and otherwise empty - disappointing 4/5/5/2/8 _4299_from Bier-Bienne - translucid and bright dark golden beer under a quite persistent white head; aroma of corn, flowers and paperboard; medium-bodied, soft mouthfeel, sweet, no bitterness, subtle but fair carbonation; light residual sweetness, buttery and flowery finish - a bit cloying 4/4/4/2/6 DE RYCK KRIEK FANTASTIEK _4341_courtesy of Per - fully cloudy dark reddish in colour; got a solid slightly beige and persistent foam; fair aroma of herbs, cherries and strawberries; good malt body with a solid but subtle carbonation; sweet and partially tart, quite balanced; a light acidic touch before a long aftertaste of cherries and some earthy notes - well-made 4/6/7/4/14 DE SMEDT POSTEL DUBBEL _30_pours a dark ruby-brown colour and a giant creamy, reddish-brown head, estery nose, notes of candi sugar and bread, the strong carbonation almost hides the modest body, very sweet with a touch of acidity, the finish shows alcohol and red fruits (cherry, prune) - artificial and with really too much carbonation; hard to drink and by far not what it was some years ago 4/6/5/2/9 DE SMEDT POSTEL tripel _31_nice foam, complex aroma (caramel ?), sweet and spicy flavor, full-bodied 5/8/8/5/16 DE SMEDT GROTTENBIER BRUIN _426_ruby-amber colour, big head, spicy, nutmeg, caramel, great aftertaste - very interesting 4/8/7/4/16 DE SMEDT AFFLIGEM DUBBEL BRUIN _33_6.8% - a dark ruby-brown colour with a big creamy head, powerful malty and plumy aroma, notes of apples and milk chocolate; very creamy in the mouth, tart and quite acidic; the finish is dry, malty and fruity but quite short - not particularly easy and pleasant to drink; something does not fit together here 4/7/5/3/10 AFFLIGEM SPECIALE OP-ALE _2469_clear red-amber colour, fine head, floral hoppiness, notes of vegetable, slightly yeasty, high carbonated, sweet and medium-bodied at best, a bit soapy, the finish is moderately hoppy, rather dry and quite short 4/7/5/3/11 AFFLIGEM FLORIVAL BLONDE _4634_courtesy of Allen - pours a hazy blond colour with a bright and long lasting white head; estery and yeasty aroma with notes of pear, candi sugar and solvent; fizzy palate, overcarbonated; very sweet and sticky; good malt body, creamy and elusive finish with yeasty notes and residual sweetness 4/5/5/2/8 AFFLIGEM FLORIVAL TRIPLE _5200_courtesy of Julien Sarrasin - pours a cloudy golden-orange colour with a little long lasting white foam; very estery with notes of fresh apples and pears; quite sweet and full malt body, slightly oily and bitter, a solid carbonation and a long fruity estery finish with lot of residual sugars and some alcohol presence - very belgian 4/6/7/4/14 AFFLIGEM FLORIVAL BRUNE _5198_courtesy of Julien Sarrasin - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour under a long lasting and firm beige foam; correct lacework; robust aroma of gingerbread, yeast and with notes of apples; highly carbonated and with a medium malt backbone, quite sweet, some late tart bitterness and a long malty and bready finish 5/7/6/3/13 AFFLIGEM AFFLIGEM FRUITS ROUGES _3978_slightly hazy reddish colour, solid and foamy bright pinkish head; aroma of strawberries and cheap vinegar; sweet and creamy mouthfeel; juicy and dusty sweetish finish of artificial red fruits and glucose - urgh! what a shame! 2/3/2/2/3 AFFLIGEM FISSER NE FLIEREFLUITER WESTELSE TRIPEL _3491_from belgianshop.com - clear blond colour with a giant white foam; nice lace; yeasty and grapefruity; notes of pear and esters; sweet and slightly oily; solid malt body and a fair late bitterness; very fruity finish where notes of alcohol and solvent appear - a good tripel 4/8/7/3/14 AFFLIGEM TRIPEL _1137_Apparently no more brewed by De Smedt (the label says: Affligem Brouwerij) - golden-orange colour, big creamy head, nice lace, very yeasty and spicy with notes of orange, smooth with a robust bitterness, very long bitter orange finish - simply beautiful ! 5/9/8/5/17 DE SMEDT AFFLIGEM PATERSVAT BLOND _1502_cloudy orange colour, giant head with a beautiful lace, yeasty with honeyish notes, lot of carbonation, robust bitterness, long bitter orange finish - some analogies with Orval but there is something undefinable missing 5/8/7/4/14 DE SMEDT POSTEL BLONDE _905_cloudy orange colour, big head, very yeasty, honey aroma, full and smooth, sweet and tart with a long bitter and yeasty finish 5/8/8/4/15 DE TREMBLEUR & FILS LA VIEILLE SALME EDITION DE L'AN 2001 _1258_dark orange colour with a big foamy head, nice lace, fruity (pear and apple) and honey aroma with a spicy note, full-bodied, bitter, some sourness, a little bit bubblegum-like, long spicy and ginger bread aftertaste 5/8/7/4/14 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU ANANAS EXOTIC _910_pale orange colour, almost no head, deep disgusting aroma of vinegar, 5 months old bananas and pineapple, bubble-gum, extremly sweet and reluctant - not for human consumption 2/2/2/1/3 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU BANANA _32_also sampled under the names of "Abondance Banane"(***) and "Châpeau Tropical" (***) - red-green colour, deep banana aroma, sweet, sweet, sweet ... too much carbonation 2/7/4/3/8 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU MIRABELLE _932_pale honey colour, few head, vinous, mix of mirabelle and cleaning product, extremely sweet with some sourness, disgusting - a marketing non-sense 3/3/2/2/4 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU PÊCHE _937_pale orange colour, fine head, candy, aggressive peach aroma, terribly sweet - simple revolting 3/3/2/1/3 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU FRAISES _940_red-brown colour, few head, strong strawberries aroma, very sweet and sirupy, quite disgusting - not my kind of lambic 2/5/3/2/6 DE TROCH CHÂPEAU CUVÉE _5176_from Erzbierschof - cloudy blond-orange in colour and with a poor foam left; aroma of old apples, cellar and connamon; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation, sweet and gently acidic; a cheesy touch and more notes of old apples in the finish 3/7/7/3/14 DEVAUX SCHWENDI _675_light golden colour, nice head, perfumy and spicy aroma, too much alcohol presence 4/7/6/2/12 DIKKENEK _34_deep brown colour, original vegetable aroma, sweet and simple flavour, somehow flat aftertaste 4/8/6/3/15 DU BOCQ APPLEBOCQ _2734_a witbier with 30% apple juice - awfull yellow-white colour, cloudy; initially coming with some big bubbles which quickly disappear; perfumy nose, aroma of coriander and apple; sweet and slightly acidic with a short apple and sweetish finish - forget this horror 2/3/2/2/6 DU BOCQ BROEDER JACOB BRUIN _5860_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy dark brown colour under a solid creamy beige foam left; aroma of candied apples with vague malty tones below; a high carbonation and medium to full malt backbone; pretty sweet, sticky and chewy palate, no bitterness and with lot of residual sugars with lingering notes of prunes and apples 4/6/6/3/10 DU BOCQ (VANUXEEM) QUEUE de CHARRUE AMBRÉE _2309_red-amber colour, fine head, subtle aroma of apple and yeast, medium-bodied, a bit acidic, dry yeasty finish with more notes of apple - not bad but lacking of character 5/6/7/4/14 _6560_from Au Grain d’Orge, Courrendlin - clear bronze beer under a very foamy white head; nice lace; aroma of pear and perfumy hops; slightly yeasty; a bit chewy palate, some sweetness and a good malt backbone, no bitterness; perfumy aftertaste with notes of apples 4/6/6/3/13 DU BOCQ BROEDER JACOB TRIPEL _5867_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - a quite clear dark blond beer under a solid white foam left; estery and sugary aroma with fruity notes of pear and apple; medium-bodied and sweet; slightly dry and with a light tartness; long spicy and estery fruity finish 4/6/6/3/13 DU BOCQ PÈRE ABBÉ BRUNE _1843_dark reddish-brown colour, giant creamy head, malty, chocolate aroma with light notes of dark fruits, smooth and quite thin-bodied, aggressiv acidity, tart, very dry and rough finish - not really pleasant 5/6/4/3/9 DU BOCQ PÈRE ABBÉ TRIPLE _1842_hazy orange colour, the initial head is big and creamy but quickly reduces, some esters in the nose with a touch of yeast, tart and very carbonated, very dry and rough fruity (pear) finish - quite unpleasant and without much character 3/6/4/2/8 DU BOCQ PÈRE ABBÉ BLONDE _1841_cloudy orange colour, fine head, strong honeyish aroma, smooth with a decent body, tart with lot of carbonation, dry bitter honeyish finish - good but one-dimensional 4/6/7/3/13 DU BOCQ AUCHAN ST ERLIN BLONDE _2046_amber-orange colour with a big creamy head, yeasty and honeyish aroma, medium-bodied, slightly tart with a quite watery finish - a low quality tripel 4/6/5/2/10 Du Bocq la Gauloise Ambrée _343_cloudy amber colour, beautiful big foam, lychee aroma, sweet with some acidity - very pleasant 4/8/7/4/16 _6387_re-rated 1/2012; from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - cloudy dark borwn beer under a long lasting beige foam; nice lace; malty and yeasty with solid spicy tones; lively and tasty; pretty sweet; long malty and spicy finish with some residual sugars - too sweet to be great

2001/12 - brown colour, nice head, deep malty and spicy nose, smooth and full-bodied with a long dry malty finish (4/8/7/4/15) 5/8/7/4/13 Du Bocq la Gauloise Blonde _344_cloudy orange colour, nice head, slight nutty aroma, fresh, some acidity, fruity 5/7/7/3/14 Du Bocq la Gauloise Brune _35_cloudy amber brown, big beautiful head, deep nutmeg and perfumy aroma, sweet and quite uniforme flavor, dry, deep and acid aftertaste 4/10/9/5/18 Du Bocq Blanche de Namur _36_cloudy almost white colour, few foam, fantastic aroma (honey, peach?, coriander, perfumy), light-bodied, fruity, brief aftertaste 2/10/6/3/14 DU BOCQ SAISON REGAL _862_amber-brown colour,fine head, nice spicy aroma, tart and yeasty, too much carbonation, dry and quite brutal finish 4/7/4/2/8 DU BOCQ REGAL CHRISTMAS _872_brown colour, nice head, deep malty and spicy nose, smooth and full-bodied with a long dry malty finish 4/8/7/4/15 DU BOCQ BIÈRE DES CYCLISTES _37_great spicy (coriander) aroma but the taste does not keep the promesses given by its marvelous aroma - aftertaste extremly brief 4/9/6/2/14 DU BOCQ ST BENOÎT BLONDE _1145_orange colour, big creamy head, nice lace, deep spicy and yeasty aroma, smooth and bitter with a very dry bready, honeyish finish - complex 5/8/7/4/14 DU BOCQ ST BENOÎT TRIPLE _1146_orange colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, bready and citrusy aroma, smooth and bitter with a dry honeyish finish - nice but too uniforme 5/8/7/4/14 DU BOCQ TRIPLE MOINE _1576_Unfortunately a label beer (same as Deugniet and St Benoit Tripel), but I am tasting it again with lot of pleasure - cloudy pale orange colour, big creamy head, complex nose of herbs, caramel and yeasts, lot of carbonation, sweet, decent bitterness, long spicy and bitter finish - balanced and refreshing 5/8/8/4/15 DU BOCQ ST BENOÎT BRUNE _1147_dark brown colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, malt, caramels and dark fruits in the nose, very smooth, sweet with a touch of sourness, short toffy finish - modest 5/6/6/3/12 DU BOCQ TE DEUM AMBER _4709_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - translucide and bright red-amber colour with a very foamy beige head; aroma of candy sugar, red fruits and cloves; very perfumy with notes of tee; sweet and chewy palate; medium-bodied, sweetish and synthetic; fruity finish with light spicy tones - chaotic and very dubious 3/5/4/2/8 DU BOCQ TE DEUM BRUIN _4710_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - dark brown colour under a solid and beige persistent foam; aroma of candy sugar, caramel and licorice; overly carbonated and robustly sweet, medium malt body; sweetish aftertaste with lot of caramelish notes - lacking of character 4/6/6/2/11 DU BOCQ WATERLOO TRIPEL BLOND 7 _4126_from le Village à Bière, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a huge white foam; estery and yeasty nose with notes of citrus, candi sugar and almonds; good malt body and strong carbonation, the solid sweetness is partially balanced by some tartness and a fair late bitterness; long almondy and estery finish with lot of residual sugars - another copy of Deugniet, Triple Moine and St Benoit Tripel ? 4/7/7/4/13 DU BOCQ WATERLOO DOUBLE DARK 8 _4127_from le Village à Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy ruby-brown colour under a persistent beige foam; aroma of apple and caramel; dusty, unclean nose; sweet and quite sticky, a high carbonation supports a good malt backbone; sweetish finish with tart fizzy notes of caramel and some fruits 3/7/6/3/14 DUBUISSON BUSH MILLENIUM CUVEE 2000 _1645_aged in oak casks for 3 months / 4 y.o. - cloudy orange colour with a nice head, fantastic aroma: wood and dark fruits, gingerbread and spices, candy sugar, alcohol; full-bodied, nice bitterness, long finish of wood, malt and alcohol - a big thank you to fiulijn for this deeply complex brew ! 5/10/8/5/19 DUBUISSON BUSH de NUITS _3941_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy brown colour, little beige foam; very straight notes of wood; vinous and with a touch of vinegar; some astringence, sweet and full-bodied; acidic and quite aggressive; sweetish woody and malty caramleish aftertaste - deeply lacking of subtlety and without complicity between the beer and the cask; definitely needs some ageing 4/7/6/3/12 DUBUISSON PRESTIGE _2289_Pours a slightly hazy amber colour, very little foam, deeply complex aroma of wood, cognac, nuts and honey, a touch of alcohol, strong initial sweetness, oily and full-bodied, long bitter aftertaste showing notes of caramel, madeirisation, wood and finishing by a deep warming alcohol touch - this is an amazing beer ! 5/9/9/5/19 Dubuisson Bush Blond _38_2000 vintage, sampled 04/2004 - hazy amber-orange colour with tons of yeast particules floating in, little foam, aroma of candy sugar, pear and alcohol, some nutty notes developp as the beer gets warmer, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is slightly dry, malty with notes of hazelnut - superb 3/8/7/4/16 Dubuisson Bush Ambrée _39_2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - red-amber colour with yeast particules floating, fine head, alcohol, malt and caramel in the nose, peach and candy sugar, very sweet, full-bodied, creamy with a long dry and warming alcohol finish - powerful but a little bit too sweet 4/7/8/4/14 DUBUISSON BUSH de NOËL _307_updated 1/2006: pours a hazy ruby-brown colour, little foam but a correct lacing; aroma of apple and prune with light spicy notes; full-bodied; some sweetness soon balanced by a decent bitterness; the finish is mostly fruity and malty with some residual sweetness and a late alcohol kick
red-amber colour, fine head, plum aroma, strong alcohol presence, sweet, slightly dry aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 DUBUISSON BUSH BEER 7% _830_orange colour, few head, deep lychee aroma, strange bitterness, fruity, perfumy and rather artificial - not my kind of beer 3/7/5/3/8 DUBUISSON CUVEE DES TROLLS _397_honey colour, complex (grape, artichoke ?), sweet - very pleasant 4/7/8/4/16 DUO-BROUW LIMBURGSE WITTE _677_light yellow colour, big head, spicy aroma, sweet, bubblegum 4/7/6/3/14 DUPONT BLANCHE DU HAINAUT _2168_cloudy dark orange colour, the initial big creamy head quickly reduces to a fine foam, wheaty and perfumy, orangezest and coriander, medium-bodied, tart and slightly acidic, dry citrusy, wheaty finish - balance and character 4/7/7/4/14 DUPONT BIÈRE DE MIEL _1900_cloudy orange colour, fine creamy head with a nice lacing, dry honeyish nose with notes of spices and esters, sweet and full-bodied with a nice acidity, the finish is vinous, dry and honeyish - deeply balanced like all Dupont products 5/8/8/4/16 DUPONT MOINETTE BIOLOGIQUE _90_pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a white persistent head; aroma of cork, old apples, cellar and pineapples; a touch of nutmeg too; highly carbonated; tart and acidic, a medium malt body is hidden below; the finish is dry, bitter and acidic, astringent with lot of fruity notes (oranges and apples) - typically Dupont, typically good ! 5/8/7/4/16 DUPONT MOINETTE II BRUNE _1963_1999 vintage, sampled 03/2004 -hazy amber-brown colour, big creamy head, chocolate and buttery aroma, malty with some vinous notes, creamy and full-bodied, sweet and bitter with a biscuity maltiness, long dry malty finish - as always with this brewery: a very good beer. 5/7/8/5/16 DUPONT ST. JOSEPH _1899_hazy amber-orange colour with few foam, estery with strong honeyish notes, lot of carbonation, slightly oily with a full body, nice balance between sweetness and bitterness, long and dry aftertaste of bitter orange - strong character 3/8/7/4/15 DUPONT SAISON DUPONT bio _40_cloudy, deep wheat aroma, dry aftertaste 4/6/7/4/13 _6275_courtesy of Doeschi - black beer with a solid creamy beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of coffee, walnuts and vanilla; creamy palate and medium-bodied, pretty tart and decently bitter; long slightly sourish coffeeish and nutty finish - charming, refreshing and quite complex 5/8/8/4/16 DUPONT BIOLÉGÈRE _2967_very slightly hazy pale golden colour, nice persistent foam and a beautiful lacing; complex aroma where the typical touch of Dupont is present: hay, spices, grapefruit and some honey; the body is quite thin but a correct bitterness appears very soon and lasts in a long dry finish which lacks a little bit of dimension 4/7/6/3/13 DUPONT SAISON DUPONT VIEILLE PROVISION I _41_hazy pale orange colour with a giant cream head and a nice lacing, estery, old apples and the typical Dupont "cellar" nose, medium-bodied, dry and robust finishing bitterness, dusty and apple aftertaste 5/8/7/4/16 DUPONT MOINETTE II _1334_cloudy orange colour, fine head, vinous, aroma of cellar with honeyish notes, smooth and full-bodied, lot of carbonation, long bitter spicy finish - a splendid beer 5/9/8/4/17 DUPONT MOINETTE III / AVEC LES BONS VOEUX _1912_cloudy bright orange colour with a big creamy head, estery and cider-like aroma with touches of vinegar, grapefruit and cork, sweet and full-bodied, acidic, dry alcohol and fruity finish (mostly apple) - powerful and balanced 4/8/8/4/15 DUPONT VIEILLE DES ESTINNES _2751_hazy golden colour with a giant foamy, firm head, beautiful lace; aroma of cork, cellar, honey and spices; very oily in the mouth and with a medium malt body, rather sweet with a low finishing bitterness; long aftertaste of old apples, spices and honey 4/7/6/3/13 DUWAC & CO. AMBREL _2615_cloudy dark copper colour under a big and very foamy beige head; fruity nose (pear and apple) with lingering buttery and vanilla notes; creamy mouthfeel, soem sweetness and medium-bodied; lively finish with more fruity and some yeasty notes - easy but pleasant 5/7/7/3/13 DUWAC & CO. LA MÈRE NOËL _42_light honey colour, beautiful foam, pear and white wine aroma, spicy flavor 5/8/8/4/16 DUYSTERS LOTERBOL BLOND _2738_cloudy dark orange colour, persistent little head and a nice lace; aroma of tangerines and oranges; respectable malt body, strong bitterness and a long, very dry fruity and bready finish - a beautiful beer full of character 4/8/8/4/16 DUYSTERS LOTERBOL BRUIN _2736_pours a dark ruby brown colour with a giant beige creamy head; beautiful lace; discrete aroma where just some cookie, earthy notes are coming through; creamy mouthfeel and a robust malt body; some acidic sharpness and a decent finishing bitterness before a moderately dry,malty and nutty aftertaste 5/6/7/4/12 DUYSTERS TUVERBOL _3268_mix of Luterbold Blond and 3 Fonteinen Lambic - cloudy dark orange-blond colour with a little stable foam; strong aroma of rhubarb, vinegar, pepper and sour apples; fair acidity with an oily mouthfeel underneath, tart and fizzy; the finish is a bit dry, very fruity and acidic with a late alcohol kick - confusing 4/7/7/3/13 EBLY la CORNE du BOIS des PENDUS _5524_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy dark blond colour with a modest foam left; fresh hoppy aroma with notes of herbs and lemongras; medium-bodied and fairly bitter; fizzy and with a long bitter hoppy finish showing notes of herbs and grapefruit - superb 4/7/8/4/16 EBLY la CORNE du BOIS des PENDUS TRIPLE _5788_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy dark blond in colour and with a very foamy white head; estery nose with notes of pear, almonds and candi sugar; highly carbonated, full-bodied and very tasty; a solid sweetness and a late tart acidity/bitterness; very long fruity and estery, spicy aftertaste with some residual sugars, lingering honeyish notes and hints of cream - superb 5/8/8/4/17 ECAUSSINNES ULTRA FRAÎCHE _2238_hazy pale blond colour with a fine regular head, nice lacing, slightly citrusy aroma with notes of cookie and butter, a bit acidic, quite light-bodied, the finish is slightly dry, bitter and spicy but rather short 5/6/4/2/9 ECAUSSINNES LA PENNEFFOISE _3668_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a cloudy reddish-amber colour with tons of particles floating within; solid pinkish foam; aroma of prunes, almonds and yeast; sweet (fairly) and sour (decently); high carbonation; long aftertaste of prune - quite balanced and pleasant 3/7/6/3/14 ECAUSSINNES ULTRA AMBER _2193_cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant creamy head, tons of coriander in the nose, yeasty and bready, mango comes also to mind, medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bitter, the finish is moderately dry and very bitter with some more fruity notes - fully enjoyable though there is here something wrong I cannot determine 5/8/8/4/14 ECAUSSINNES ULTRABRUNE _2257_dark ruby-brown colour with a big creamy head and a nice lace, strong aroma of licorice, malt and bread, a touch of alcohol, moderately sweet, full-bodied, the finish is full of licorice and malt with a touch of bitterness and alcohol - solid and well-balanced 5/8/7/4/14 ECAUSSINNES ULTRADELICE _2189_hazy dark red-brown colour with a big foamy head, nice lacing, exhuberent aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and licorice, oily and medium-bodied, sweet with some sourness, the finish is bitter/sourish, quite malty and spicy - original but unbalanced and quite cloying 4/4/5/2/7 ECAUSSINNES ULTRAMOUR _2186_hazy red-brown colour with a nice head and lacing, very deep and artificial aroma of almonds and cherries, candy sugar, very very sweet, oily, touch of acidity, deadly sugary finish with more artificial cherry and amaretti notes - totally out of balance and undrinkable; god, help me ... 3/3/2/2/3 ECAUSSINNES ULTRABLONDE _2185_cloudy orange colour with a big creamy dense head, nice lacing, bready and yeasty, very creamy mouthfeel, light to medium body, sweet, the finish is slightly acidic with an heavy alcohol kick - good but easy 5/7/6/3/13 ECAUSSINNES ULTRA SOIF _2184_cloudy orange colour, fine head, honey and pineapple aroma, some spices, sweet and medium-bodied, dry finish with more honeyish notes - balanced and pleasant 5/7/6/3/14 ELEGANT BRUINTJE _3486_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a fast disappearing beige foam; aroma of malt and prune; sweet with lot of carbonation and a medium malt body; tart with a light bitterness; moderately dry malty finish with more notes of red fruits - not really elegant ... 3/7/5/3/12 ELLEZELLOISE SAISON 2000 la BIÈRE des COLLINES _1024_cloudy orange colour, fine creamy head with no lace, spicy, grapefruit aroma, yeasty, tart and bitter, long bitter finish - fresh and charming 4/7/7/4/14 ELLEZELLOISE QUINTINE BIO-ORGANIC _5618_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - cloudy dark blond colour with a little foam left; gentle aromatic nose of oranges and yeast; medium-bodied and with some astringency, fairly bitter and with a long aftertaste of almonds and bitter oranges 4/6/7/4/14 ELLEZELOISE HERCULE BIERE DES COLLINES _43_The only belgian stout I know (and I've tasted more than 400 belgian beers) - fine long lasting head; aroma: licorice, ginger bread, very similar to Westvleteren 12; flavor: smooth, sweet before an explosion of complex flavours; aftertaste: dry, ginger bread, very long - absolutely fantastic 5/9/9/5/19 ELLEZELLOISE SAISIS _2075_hazy blond colour with yast particules floating in, big creamy head with a nice lacing, strong honeyish and grapefruit aroma, yeasty, medium-bodied and acidic, fresh, moderate hoppy and fruity finish - balanced and very pleasant 4/8/7/4/16 FACON CHÂTEAU DE RAMEGNIES-CHIN _2333_About 4 y.o. ?; thanks to fiulijn for this one - dark brown colour, the foam quickly disappears, aroma of cork and apple, notes of dust and cellar, touch of acidity, very sweet, medium to full-bodied, long aftertaste of cherry, apple and alcohol - marvelously complex 4/9/7/4/16 FAGNES SUPER DES FAGNES GRIOTTES _2618_hazy dark reddish colour with a very very foamy pinky head; the aroma is strongly metallic with notes of red fruits in the background; some tartness but by far not enough to balance the huge sweetness; poor body; the finish is flat and syrupy - this is a liquid chewing gum and I really have enough of those f#cking fruit beers, this is a shame ! 3/2/3/1/4 FAGNES SUPER DES FAGNES BRUNE _44_nice big foam, light brown colour, creamy, spicy aroma (nutmeg ?) 4/8/7/3/14 FANTÔME BLACK GHOST _2610_pours a hazy bordeaux-brown colour with a little but regular foam; solid but subtle spicy aroma (nutmeg, cloves?) with some fruity notes in the background (pear and apple); some sweetness with a touch of finishing sourness; the malt body stays surprisingly thin for a beer with 8% alcohol and particularly fails on the end; the spicyness and the fruits take control again in a long pleasant finish - unusual and hard to rate, as always by this brewery 5/7/7/4/14 FANTÔME LA DALMATIENNE _3805_from crackedkettle.com - shows a cloudy orange colour with a stable firm, slightly beige foam; aroma of oranges, cloves and sage; citric; smooth and slightly fizzy; medium malt body, fairly sweet; the finish is moderately dry and leaves long fruity and spicy notes - original as always from this brewery 4/8/7/4/16 FANTÔME BRISE-BONBONS _2611_cloudy reddish-orange colour with a fine regular foam; subtle hoppy nose with notes of orange peel and spices; creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, medium-bodied at best; robust bitterness before a long aftertaste of spices, orange and cork 5/7/6/4/14 FANTOME BBB BABILLARD DARK _1017_dark brown colour, few head, deep aroma of dark fruits, the cork is noticable (God I hate corked beers !), too much carbonation, tart, vinous, moderate maltiness, sweet with a moderate fruity finish 3/6/6/3/13 FANTÔME AUTOMNE _2485_dark reddish-brown colour with a nice foamy head, unusual aroma, slightly smoked salami first comes to mind, celery and a touch of exotic fruits and pepper, the body begins rather thin but the malt shows itself powerfully in the aftertaste, moderate bitterness, the finish is long, yeasty and malty, effervescent and with some herbal notes - complex, original and satisfying 4/8/7/4/15 FANTOME SAISON _2028_cloudy dark orange colour with a fine dense head, complex aroma of orange peal, rhubarb, cream and pineapple, full-bodied and acidic with a high carbonation, very smooth, acid/bitter finish with a very long and dry aftertaste of tropical fruits and spices - balance, character and complexity; god, is this good ! 5/8/9/4/18 FANTOME BBB BABILLARD _1018_red-amber colour, fine head, no lace, orange aroma, vinous, yeasty, sweet and smooth, full-bodied, spicy with a long dry bitter finish 4/8/7/4/15 FANTÔME PISSENLIT _2619_2004 vintage - pours a cloudy red-orange colour with a giant and firm creamy head; aroma of apple, cellar, cream and cork; very creamy in the mouth; fresh with a solid malt body; a decent bitterness and a long fruity and slightly peppery finish puts the final touch to this wonderful beer 5/8/8/4/17 FANTÔME DE NOËL _2482_very dark brown colour with a little and unregular foam, the aroma shows a solid complexity and a great balance, it is vinous, fruity (plum) and spicy (ginger, pepper) with a hint of alcohol; the malt body is robust and slightly oily without being too heavy, some sweetness and a late moderate bitter/sour touch; the finish is long and very malty, gently fruity and strongly spicy with late notes of cork and cellar - just splendid 4/9/8/4/17 FANTÔME HIVER _4221_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy and dark reddish-amber colour, firm and beige creamy head; yeasty and dusty in the finish with notes of apples and undefined spices; the palate is sweet/acidic, medium to full malt backbone; quite dry with a long aftertaste of apples and candi sugar 4/7/7/3/15 FANTÔME CHOCOLAT _3495_from belgianshop.com - cloudy reddish-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of citrus, pepper and shy notes of chocolate; no carbonation, sweet and sour, thin-bodied; short and flat citrusy finish - a total failure; my first disappointement with this brewery so I think this beer is not supposed to taste like that 2/6/4/2/8 FANTOME BBB LA GOURMANDE _1019_dark orange colour, thin creamy head, nice lace, deep spicy aroma with notes of peaches, very smooth, yeasty, bitter with a long spicy finish 5/8/7/4/16 FERME DE L'ABBAYE DE LA RAMEE _45_amber colour, big foam, nice spicy aroma, bitter and spicy flavor, dry aftertaste 4/8/8/4/16 FERME DE L'ABBAYE DE LA RAMEE BLOND _1029_cloudy orange colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, honey and spicy (ginger ?) aroma, it litteraly exploses in the mouth, too much carbonation, bitter, very long warming and dry spicy finish - lot of character 5/8/7/4/15 Floreffe Triple _46_golden transparent colour, nice foam, honey and orange aroma, spicy and acid flavor, dry aftertaste,quite brief 5/9/7/4/16 FRIART GRISETTE BLANCHE _498_pale yellow colour, transparent, fine lace, honey and spicy aroma, lack of complexity, sweet, long sweet aftertaste 4/8/6/4/13 FRIART ST FEUILLIEN BRUNE _832_dark brown colour, a superb creamy, slightly brown-tainted head and a beautiful lacing give it a wonderful appearance; malty and caramelish aroma with fine touches of spices, sweet, very creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, a respectable bitterness before a long malty and spicy finish - character and balance for this good brew 5/7/8/4/15 _6213_from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - cloudy blond-orange beer; solid white foam left and a nice lacework; dusty and estery aroma with notes of yellow fruits; juicy palate and full-bodied, sharp carbonation and quite sweet; a gentle bitterness and lot of residual sugars; long estery fruity finish with notes of candy sugar 4/7/6/3/12 FRIART GRISETTE AMBRÉE _1270_clear amber colour, big head, caramel and fruits in the nose, fresh, sweet, light-bodied with an aftertaste of caramel 4/6/5/3/11 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) GRISETTE COUNTRY COOL _3959_cloudy dark orange colour, bright white foam and a decent lace; perfumy aroma of mango; very sweet and juicy palate, sticky; light-bodied, no bitterness and a long sweetish aftertaste of apples and mango - well, well, well ... 3/6/3/2/7 FRIART ST FEUILLIEN TRIPLE _582_light hazy blond colour, fine and firm head, apple and bready aroma, notes of honey, sweet and full-bodied, light bitterness, bready and fruity finish (orange zest) with some reidual sweetness - a beauty 5/8/8/4/16 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) JEAN DE NIVELLES BLONDE _1832_cloudy orange colour, fine dense head and a beautiful lace, deep fruity aroma (apple and lychees), yeasty, lot of carbonation, acidic with a robust finishing bitterness, medium-bodied, the finish is long, fruity and dry - refreshing and quite marvellous ! 5/8/9/5/17 GEUZESTEKERIJ DE CAM OUDE KRIEK _3234_from belgianshop.com - totally cloudy, dark reddish colour, fast disappearing red/pink foam; deep aroma of cherries, vinegar and cheese; vinous; slightly oily, rather solid acidity; the finish is quite dry with notes of hay and cherries - a wonderful lambic ! 4/9/8/4/17 GEUZESTEKERIJ DE CAM OUDE GEUZE _3716_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy orange colour with a little foam; aroma of rhubarb, old apples and cellar with solid notes of vinegar, medium-bodied; the palate is initially smooth before a fair sourness; low carbonation and a dry sourish aftertaste of rhubarb and vinegar 4/8/8/4/17 GEUZESTEKERIJ DE CAM OUDE LAMBIEK _3809_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a hazy dark red-amber colour with little foam left; aroma of cobweb, rhubarb and hay; low carbonation and medium-bodied, late and increasing acidity; very dry and citrusy aftertaste with weird metallic notes 4/8/8/3/15 GIRARDIN FARO _3510_from belgianshop.com - clear reddish-bordeaux colour under a fine and stable beige foam; robust aroma of cheese, rhubarb and vinegar; light to medium-bodied, effervescent, sweet and moderately acidic; the finish fails a bit short leaving some notes of raisins and apple 4/7/7/3/13 GIRARDIN KRIEK _491_dark ruby colour, fine head, deep cherry and wine-like aroma, well-structured, great sourness, very long aftertaste - great beer 5/9/8/5/17 GIRARDIN FRAMBOISE _802_amber colour, pratically no head, very strong raspberry aroma, sparkling, acid and sweet, sour finish 3/8/7/3/14 GIRARDIN GUEUZE BLACK LABEL _3801_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid beige foam;complex aroma of cheese, dust and rhubarb; medium-bodied, juicy palate with a solid acidity, a long and fizzy acidic finish, quite dry with more notes of rhubarb, vinegar and apple 5/8/8/4/17 GIRARDIN LAMBIC _2034_a big thank you to fiulijn for this one - clear amber colour, absolutely no foam, deep and strong complex aroma of rhubarb, vinegar and green apple, medium-bodied, slightly oily with a very strong and deeply pleasant acidity, the finish is very long, dry and acidic with more notes of rhubarb and vinegar - wow ! this is a big beer ! 4/9/8/5/19 GLAZEN TOREN CUVÉE ANGÉLIQUE _4797_courtesy of fiulijn - gushing, gushing ... cloudy amber-brown colour, poor head retention; aroma of apples and bread; good malt body, some sweetness and a rounded palate; malty and fruity finish 3/6/6/3/13 DE GRAAL LA TRIPPOLOSA _3343_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-orange colour with almost no foam; yeasty and grapefruity, fairly spicy; some initial sweetness followed by a tart acidity, lot of carbonation; very dry fruity finish - balanced; a good beer 4/7/7/4/14 DE GRAAL LA LUPPOLOSA _4230_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy brown colour with a poor head retention; dusty, malty and nutty aroma with notes of banana; very sweet and full-bodied, unclean palate, long sweetish malty finish with a moderate bitterness and lingering notes of candi sugars and late notes of alcohol - dubious 3/5/4/2/8 DE GRAAL SLOCK _4327_courtesy of Per - cloudy reddish-amber colour under ahuge white foam; aroma of orange juice and candy sugar; estery; quite juicy palate and quite sweet, low bitterness and a long fruity and spicy finish - a nice beer 5/7/7/4/14 GRAIN D'ORGE BRICE _2259_cloudy dark orange colour with a fine dense creamy head, strong citrusy and yeasty nose, some grapefruit and spices, medium-bodied, some acidity, the finish is slightly dry and spicy with notes of grapefruit and some residual sweetness - lively and refreshing 5/8/7/4/14 GRAIN D'ORGE JOUP _2247_clear dark ruby-brown colour with yeast particules floating in, fine head, licorice and some alcohol in the nose, the flavour is a deception in comparison to the aroma: sweet and medium-bodied without real dimension, the finish is a bit spicy with a burning alcohol touch - unbalanced; just ok 4/7/4/3/11 GRAIN D'ORGE 3 SCHTÉNG _2624_dark ruby-brown colour with a little foam; yeasty and spicy aroma with notes of dark fruits (prune comes to mind) and smoked sausage, creamy, medium malt body with a rather bland and metallic aftertaste - very forgettable 5/6/5/2/9 DU BOCQ GRAND ENCLOS GODEFROY ROUSSE _2749_cloudy reddish-amber colour, big creamy beige head; gently spicy aroma, notes of caramel, slightly lemony with some diacetyl notes; good malt body, sweet and creamy; dry and bitter caramelish and buttery finish 5/6/7/3/13 GRAND ENCLOS GODEFROY _471_deep orange colour, big head, fruity and spicy aroma, slightly spicy flavor, smooth, slight bitter aftertaste 5/8/7/4/16 HAACHT MYSTIC WITBIER MET LIMOEN _3487_from belgianshop.com - hmmm, the kind of beer I'm quite scared to drink ...; reluctant cloudy lactic-yellow colour with a poor white foam; right: aroma of green lemon but fortunately not overwhelming; sweet (but as far not as much I was fearing it could be) and light-bodied; a hint of acidity, no bitterness and a flat short finish of green lemon - a decent lemonade 2/4/3/2/8 HAACHT MYSTIC WITBIER MET CRANBERRY & FRAMBOOS _5185_from Drinks of the World, Bern - pours a cloudy pinkish-orange colour with a bad head retention; huge aroma of raspberry’s ice cream; very sweet and quite thin-bodied, a hint of acidity , far too low to bring a decent balance; tons of residual sugars in a long sticky raspberry finish - plain awful 2/2/2/2/2 HAACHT DUFF BEER _4007_clear and bright golden colour, persistent and solid white foam, herbal and quite perfumy nose, smooth, medium-bodied and slightly tart and bitter, more herbs with notes of hay and plastic in the finish 4/6/4/2/8 HAACHT (INFRA) ABDIJ VAN'T PARK BLOND _2248_clear blond-amber colour, fine head and a nice lacing, light smoked malt aroma, medium-bodied, very neutral, slightly smokey and flat finish - deeply unsignificant 4/5/4/2/7 HAACHT (INFRA) ABDIJ VAN'T PARK BRUIN _2243_clear bright dark ruby colour, little unregular foam, diacetyls and caramel in the nose, medium-bodied, tart and moderately sweet, slightly astringent, dry earthy and quite unpleasant finish - modest 2/4/5/2/7 HAACHT PRIMUS _943_yellow colour, few head, plastic-like aroma, sweet and oily, carton-like flavor - avoid it ! 3/3/3/2/6 HAACHT (N.V. INFRA) CELESTUS BLOND _1951_hazy golden-orange with a fine head and a nice lace, candy sugar and undefined fruits in a discreet aroma, medium-bodied with a moderate dry bitterness - incredibly lacking of character 4/5/6/3/9 HAACHT GILDENBIER _2616_pours a clear dark ruby brown colour with a fine regular firm head; superb lacing; toffee in the nose, bubblegum-like; sweet, medium-bodied; spicy, peppery finish and a touch of warming alcohol - not much profile 5/6/6/3/12 HAACHT MYSTIC _3017_clear dark reddish colour, solid foamy pinky head, nice lace; aroma of cherry juice with a note of vinegar; a touch of acidity but by far not enough to balance the heavy sweetness; slightly dry sweetish cherry finish - acceptable because I’ve had a very good day :-) 3/6/5/3/11 HAACHT WITBIER _1593_cloudy pale lactic-blond colour, nice creamy head, orange aroma with light spicy notes, fresh, acidic with a tart and quite flat aftertaste - refreshing and lacking of character 4/6/4/2/7 HAACHT KEIZER KAREL ROBIJN ROOD _2965_pours a clear dark ruby colour with a solid creamy beige head; solid spicy aroma (ginger dominates) mixed with notes of apples; the palate is soft and rather sweet, medium to full-bodied, low bitterness; long fruity, malty and spicy, the whole thing packed in a warming alcohol touch - ok but lacking of some refinement

sampled february 2001, named Charles Quint - amber colour, fine lace, smokey and spicy aroma, full-bodied, very malty, sweet, long bitter aftertaste (4/7/8/5/16) 5/7/7/4/13 HAACHT TONGERLO CHRISTMAS DUBBEL BLOND _856_dark orange colour, fine head, yeasty, very discreet aroma, oily and heavy, very long spicy and bitter finish - strange and disappointing (for a belgian) 5/5/6/4/11 HAACHT TONGERLO PRIOR TRIPEL _4899_from Amstein - slightly hazy blond colour, persistent pale beige foam; nice lacework; fairly spicy aroma with notes of apples; overcarbonated and quite sweet; full-bodied, tart and slightly dry, fruity and spicy finish - not really easy to drink 3/6/6/3/12 HAACHT ABBAYE DE MALONNE BRUNE _47_dark brown colour, spicy aroma, slightly banana flavor, smooth, well-balanced 4/7/7/4/14 HAACHT TONGERLO DUBBEL BRUIN _48_amber colour, big foam, caramel aroma and flavor, sweet 5/7/7/4/14 HAACHT XJ FIVE BLACK LABEL _1185_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, weak hop aroma, sweet, slightly oily - boring 3/4/4/3/7 HAACHT KEIZER KAREL GOUDBLOND _3022_pale golden-yellow colour with almost no foam remaining; aroma of vanilla, coriander and alcohol; solid malt body; high carbonation; the sweetness is partially balanced by a dry bitter finish which shows more spicy and alcoholish notes - after some hesitation, I decided that I like it 3/7/7/3/14 HANSSENS OUDE GUEUZE _1799_light hazy amber-orange colour with almost no foam, complex nose of apple, vinegar and hay, fresh and very sour, the finish is long and sour with notes of rhubarb - a marvellous gueuze 4/8/8/5/17 HANSSENS MEAD THE GUEUZE _3845_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy bright and dark orange colour; very foamy white head; aroma of hay, vinegar and old apples; strong notes of cork; fizzy and with a moderate malt body, fairly sour/acidic; very dry and effervescent fruity sourish aftertaste with late notes of alcohol - light-bodied for its 9%; fresh and original 4/7/7/4/15 HANSSENS OUDBEITJE _2282_amber-orange colour, absolutely no foam, strawberry jam aroma, notes of apricot and honey plus something rather unpleasant, a bit oily, dry and very acidic/sourish, the finish is long and very dry with notes of honey - extrem, aggressiv and quite dubious (thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one) 2/6/5/2/9 HANSSENS OUDE KRIEK _3244_from belgianshop.com - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a very little foam; strong aroma of vinegar, cheese and cherries; very sour, medium-bodied; finishes dry, long and sourish with more notes of cherries and cheese - a wonderful kriek ! 4/9/8/4/17 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS AMBRIO _1730_red-amber colour, nice dense creamy head and a correct lacing, caramel and grapefruit aroma, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied with a dry malty and slightly fruity finish - nothing special here 4/6/6/3/13 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS CHRISTMAS _1460_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, deep aroma of banana and port wine with notes of spices and licorice, full-bodied, sweet and heavy with a long dry bitter and alcohol finish 4/8/7/4/16 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS HOPSINJOOR _4360_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - cloudy blond colour with a solid white foam leaving a nice lace on the side of the glass; estery with notes of pear and spices; far too much carbonated, heavy sweetness behind which lasts in a short fruity and sticky finish - medicinal and very dubious 4/6/4/2/9 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS TRIPLE _1503_cloudy dark orange colour, dense creamy head and a nice lace, peach, hazelnut and yeasty, very smooth, full-bodied, dry finishing bitterness, bubblegum-like aftertaste with notes of alcohol 5/8/7/3/13 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS EASTER BEER _2087_dark ruby-brown colour, little foam, apple and caramel aroma with some earthy notes, very sweet and thick, high carbonation, touch of acidity, more apple notes in a warming alcohol finish - a bit too sweet and rather cloying; not my kind of beer 4/6/5/3/10 HET ANKER ANKER BOSCOULIS _2319_cloudy nut-brown colour, big firm and slightly pink tainted head, nice lacing, strong aroma of dark fruits (raspberry, peach, ...), creamy and oily mouthfeel, very sweet with a touch of acidity, the finish is plain fruit and sugar and quite cloying - could work as raspberry jam for breakfast but nothing else 3/4/4/2/6 HET ANKER ANKER BLOND _2316_amber-blond colour with a dense and fine creamy head, fruity aroma (pear, apple), yeasty notes, medium to full-bodied, a bit acidic in the beginning, decent finishing bitterness, long fruity and yeasty finish - fresh and lively; a very charming beer - thanks to Jean-Claude Germond for this beer ! 5/8/7/4/16 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS CUVEE VAN DE KEIZER _220_2001 vintage, sampled 1/2007 - pours a dark reddish-brown colour under a little but stable beige foam; lot of particules floating in the beer; the aroma is richly malty and fruity (figs and plums) with notes of wood; quite a lot of sweetness, slightöy madeirized, full and regular malt body; the finish is long and malty with more notes of dark fruits, some candi sugar and a touch of warming alcohol down the throat - very good though I'm not sure ageing improved it, on the contrary 5/8/7/4/16 HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS CUVEE VAN DE KEIZER ROOD _4605_from Au Grain d’Orge - pours a cloudy blond colour under a huge and bright white foam; superb lacing; estery and fruity aroma with notes of pears, pineapples and spices; very sweet and with a solid malt backbone, lively palate and with a subtle but high carbonation ; long fruity finish with tons of residual sugars and lingering spicy notes 5/8/7/4/16 HOEGAARDEN ROSÉE _3492_from belgianshop.com; a raspberry witbier - reddish-orange colour with an irregular pinkish foam; strong sweetish raspberry nose with notes of straw in the background; very sweet with an illusion of sourness; a raspberryish and rather empty finish - not a tragedy but not a reason to finish my glass either 2/6/4/2/7 HOEGAARDEN HOUGAERDSE DAS _1775_hazy red-amber colour, few foam, grapefruit aroma with notes of some vegetable (not unpleasant at all), candy sugar, thin-bodied with a dry malty finish 4/7/6/3/13 HOEGAARDEN SPECIALE _1585_hazy orange colour with a fine head, very strong spicy aroma (clove, ginger), notes of vanilla, medium-bodied, strong wheaty character, slightly sweet with a dry finish - better than its overrated brother (I'm guilty too) 5/8/7/3/14 HOEGAARDEN (DE KLUIS) GRAND CRU TRIPLE _811_7 years old (2000-2007): slightly hazy amber colour with an elusive foam; aroma of honey; madeirized nose; sweet and mellow, full malt body, a bit sticky: a moderate late bitterness and a long honeyish aftertaste with notes of warming alcohol - interesting development

orange colour, no head, spicy aroma (cinnamon ?), full-bodied but lacking of complexity, long spicy finish 4/7/7/3/15 HOEGAARDEN (DE KLUIS) JULIUS _807_deep honey colour, fine head, spicy and fruity aroma, full-bodied, slightly too much carbonation, deep dry and spicy finish with a nice bitterness 5/7/7/5/15 HOEGAARDEN (DE KLUIS)le FRUIT DEFENDU _826_deep brown colour, big head, deep spicy aroma, very yeasty, creamy,sweet, full-bodied, long dry and spicy finish 5/8/8/5/17 HOEGAARDEN (DE KLUIS) BLANCHE _841_cloudy pale orange colour, big head, slightly spicy, cron aroma, smooth, touch of acidity, easy and not very complex 5/7/7/4/14 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS ABDIJBIER BEAULIEU _655_bronze colour, fine head, malty, coffee taste 5/7/8/4/14 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS HUIS DER KUNSTEN _656_bronze colour, nice head, sausage, salami aroma, very malty, long aftertaste 5/7/8/4/14 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS OUDEJAARSFUIF DE 21STE EEUW _1142_pale brown colour, few head, aroma of bread and malt, sweet with a dry bready finish - strange and disgusting 2/6/4/2/8 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS HARMONIE _1143_dark orange colour without head, bready and malty, sweet and dry - quite disgusting 2/5/4/2/7 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS KEIBIER _657_orange colour, big head, caramel aroma, very malty, great bitterness 47/8/4/15 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS VROUWENTONG CAFE SOUVENIR _658_orange colour, big head, caramel aroma, very malty, great bitterness 47/8/4/15 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS KENTUCKY _659_orange colour, big head, caramel aroma, very malty, great bitterness 47/8/4/15 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS DE ONTGROENDE DRUIF _660_orange colour, big head, caramel aroma, very malty, great bitterness 47/8/4/15 HUISBIER VAN HET BIERHUIS 't HOUTHEEM _1136_dirty brown colour, almost no head, malty and marchpane aroma, light citrusy, sweet and heavy with a moderate tart finish - quite disgusting 2/5/4/2/7 HUYGHE GLUTANER _2817_gluten free and based on sorghum ... hohoh ! - pours a clear and bright golden colour under a little, unregular foam; the aroma has something of lemon soda with a metallic touch; quite oily and sweet with a high carbonation; medium malt body; flat metallic aftertaste - I want my gluten back ! 3/3/3/2/6 HUYGHE OUD BEERSEL BERSALIS _4079_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy blond colour with a very foamy white head; aroma of fresh apples and some yeast, candi sugar; tart and highly carbonated; acidic and with a fair malt body, some solid sweetness behind; long fruity and sweetish aftertaste 4/7/7/3/13 HUYGHE ARTEVELDE _2718_clear dark-amber colour under a rocky beige head; nice lacing; perfumy aroma with notes of pear and yeast; sweet and oily, medium-bodied, creamy, sour/bitter finish with weird metallic and fruity notes - strange stuff 4/5/4/2/7 HUYGHE MONGOZO COCONUT _2590_it pours a cloudy lactic-orange colour with a firm white head and a nice lace; strong aroma of coconut which remembers me of the Batida bottles I used to like when I was 18 ...; some notes of wc deodorant come through too; very sugary with a thin body; strange and unpleasant metallic finish - I really don’t know what I should do with this stuff ... 4/4/3/2/5 HUYGHE MONGOZO COCONUT 3.5% _3032_fully cloudy lactic-orange colour under a solid white head which leaves a nice lace; aroma of coconut liquor like Batida, which I used to like a lot when I was 18, but those times are over ...; very sweet, oily, no beer character, long cloying aftertaste of coconut, aftershave and overmatured bananas - brrr... 2/3/2/2/4 HUYGHE MONGOZO MANGO _4383_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy orange colour under a firm white head; overwhelming aroma of overripe mangos and paper; velvety mouthfeel, obscenely sweet, heavy and sweetish aftertaste of mango - a one-dimensional drink of mango and sugar 3/3/2/2/4 HUYGHE ARTEVELDE GRAND CRU _671_amber-brown colour, big head, caramel/chocolate aroma, very malty, long aftertaste 5/8/7/4/15 HUYGHE CAMPUS PREMIUM _2209_clear pale golden colour, fine head, modest herbal hoppiness, sweet, light to medium body, the finish is slightly dry and mostly tasteless - unspectacular 3/5/4/2/7 HUYGHE CAMPUS GOLD _2726_cloudy orange colour, little creamy firm head; aroma of pear and apple with strong spicy notes; overcarbonated, sweet with some tart acidity; long perfumy and fruity finish with lingering acidity notes - quite unusual and not bad at all 5/6/6/3/13 HUYGHE FLORIS FRAMBOISE _2299_Ahhh ... the tasting of a new Floris beer: what a frightening moment in the life of a beer hunter ! - cloudy dark reddish colour with a big pinky head, deep overwhelming raspberry juice aroma, very sweet, oily with a hint of sourness, the finish is just plain raspberry and more raspberry ... - one-dimensional and without any beer character ... but almost drinkable if you are in a good temper 3/3/3/2/5 HUYGHE FLORIS GRIOTTE _2157_pours a cloudy dark reddish colour under a little and unregular foam; crisp aroma of cherry marmelade; thin-bodied, basically sweet but some tart acidity makes it fairly drinkable; long sweet and sour, cherryish and moderately dry aftertaste
Earlier Rating: 8/14/2004 Total Score: 2.5
hazy red colour with an unregular pink head, strong aroma of cherry syrup, very sweet with some sourness, reasonable body, dry cherry aftertaste - basically perfect for children but somehow I find it quite drinkable 3/6/6/3/12 _2742_courtesy of Martin Dröser - very hazy reddish-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; light yeasty, hoppy aroma of dark fruits, hints of molasses and tea; low carbonation, creamy palate and solidly bitter; some earthy notes and more dark fruits in the finish; light oily 4/6/7/3/13 HUYGHE FLORIS CHOCOLAT GARDENBEER _1294_It has an horrible cloudy, dirty, brown colour with absolutely no foam. It has a strong aroma of cocoa mixed with slime, stagnant water and subtle notes of dog's shit. Ok, this was for the better part of this beer... The flavour ? the first impression is: overcarbonated, but this fact does not matter for long because what comes just after is inhuman: it has an horrible, artificial sweeties and perfume-like taste with a too long aftertaste of sewer. Awful and revolting. Defining the characteristics of this stuff is a real challenge because every sip is a torture. This has only been brewed to give a new meaning to the word "worst". 1/1/0/0/0 HUYGHE DELIRIUM NOCTURNUM _812_re-rated 1/2014; from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - pours a cloudy dark brown beer under a solid creamy beige foam; aroma of spices, ripe bananas and mango; brown sugar; very sweet abd full-bodied, solid carbonation, tart and spicy finish, residual sweetness and more notes of ripe fruits 5/6/6/3/13 HUYGHE DJU DJU BANANA _4722_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - slightly hazy pale blond colour with a bad head retention; solid aroma of banana milk shake; very very sweet and quite thin-bodied, long and powerful banana finish with tons of residual sweetness 2/3/3/2/5 HUYGHE DELIRIUM TREMENS _606_re-rated; from Bier-Bienne - light hazy dark blond beer under a huge white foam; nice lacework; spicy and citrusy aroma, pear and candy sugar; a good malt bakcbone, sweet and with a fair carbonation; chewy and spicy finish with lot of residual sweetness ands some fruity tones

7/2001 - transparent golden colour, nice head; aroma: nut, burnt almond, orange, slightly smoked; taste: very sweet and powerfull, alcohol; aftertaste: long, sweet and honey (5/9/8/4/17) 4/7/6/3/13 HUYGHE BLANCHE des NEIGES _2261_hazy lactic-orange colour, almost no foam, cinnamon and coriander, citrusy, notes of straw, acidic, light to medium body, the finish is short and quite flat with a lemony touch 4/6/5/2/10 Huyghe Delirium Noël _281_red-bordeaux colour, few head, licorice and plum aroma, sweet and heavy, strong alcohol presence, dry with some bubble-gum finish - keep this one 4 years in your cellar and I bet you will get some great stuff ! 4/8/8/3/15 HUYGHE la GUILLOTINE _817_pale golden colour, fine head, alcohol, honey and fruity nose, heavy and sweet with a dry, vegetable aftertaste 5/7/6/2/12 HUYGHE ST IDESBALD ROUSSE TEN DUINEN _2600_clear reddish in colour with a big white creamy head; very fruity aroma (apples and lychees), some yeasty/bready notes appear as the beer gets warmer; tart and high carbonated; some sweetness, medium-bodied and very creamy in the finish, tart bitterness and a dry and rather short fruity aftertaste - honest 4/6/6/3/13 HUYGHE CACTUS _2601_cloudy pale green (?!?) colour with a fine white creamy head; strong revolting aroma of lemon detergent or shampoo (though I would not be crazy enough to pour this on the remaining of my hairs...); light-bodied, sweet and a little bit acidic with a tragic aftertaste lemon flavoured soap - this is far beyond disgusting ... come on, stupid marketing assholes: you’ve gone too far ! 2/0/2/1/1 HUYGHE (VAN MELLE) ST IDESBALD BLOND _1840_cloudy orange colour, nice creamy head, honey and grapefruit aroma, very smooth, strong and nice acidity, astringent, dry finishing bitterness, the aftertaste is honeyish - refreshing and with a good character 4/8/7/4/16 Huyghe-Melle Floris Ninkeberry _340_white, cloudy, peach and pear aroma, sweet fruity flavor, disgusting - something to give to the children... 4/3/3/2/5 HUYGHE BOBELINE (LA BIERE DE SPA) BRUNE _2957_hazy dark reddish-brown colour, fine and firm beige head; malty and biscuity aroma, notes of pear and milk coffee; overcarbonated and quite sour, medium-bodied, sweeties-like finish with more notes of chocolate, banana and pear 4/7/6/3/13 HUYGHE BOBELINE (LA BIERE DE SPA) _2732_cloudy orange colour with a little persistent head and a nice lace; aroma of tangerines and grapefruit, perfumy; lot of carbonation and a moderate malt body; short and dry fruity finish with some yeasty notes - just acceptable 4/5/5/2/8 HUYGHE FLORIS HONEY _358_cloudy white colour, fine head, very deep honey aroma, extremely sweet honey flavor and aftertaste - like most Floris beers: disgusting - drinkable only for breakfast 4/3/2/1/4 HUYGHE DUYSTERS DROSSAARD _3265_hazy reddish-amber colour with a foamy beige head; aroma of yeast and fresh cut apples; overcarbonated and quite acidic with a solid sweetness underneath; fizzy and fruity finish - confusing 4/6/6/3/12 HUYGHE FLORIS APPLE GARDENBEER _1037_If someone can tell me why I'm drinking such beers, don't hesitate to email me ... - cloudy orange colour, fine head, deep cinammon, apple and melon aroma, apple juice like (not a surprise with 30% apple juice added...), terribly sweet and totally unbalanced; do I have to add: disgusting ? 3/3/2/1/3 HUYGHE ST IDESBALD TRIPLE _893_orange colour, big creamy head, yeasty, spicy and citrusy aroma, smooth, nice long bitterness - a beautiful tripel 5/8/7/4/16 HUYGHE DUC d'HAVRÉ _3954_clear golden-bronze colour with a little persistent white foam; nice lace, aroma of orange, pear and alcohol; sweet and sticky; slightly dry and fruity finish 3/4/5/2/8 HUYGHE ST IDESBALD DUBBEL (BRUIN) _942_ruby colour, creamy head, malty nose, touch of ginger, full-bodied, sweet, long spicy finish - I can't really enjoy it because I don't like ginger 5/6/6/3/13 HUYGHE BIÈRE du CORSAIRE CUVÉE SPÉCIALE _1044_one my 3 favourite beers is now brewed by Huyghe which apparently bought Artelvelde ?! - dark orange colour, fine head, no lace, deep complexity of the aroma (cinnamon, orange, nutty), full-bodied, sweet followed by a great dry bitter, spicy and fruity finish - only one little touch under the original (like its alcohol content) 4/9/8/5/19 HUYGHE (VAN MELLE) RUBBEL SEXY LAGER _1497_pale golden colour, few foam, moderate hoppiness, grassy, medium-bodied, sweet, dry and slightly bitter herbal finish 3/5/5/3/10 HUYGHE (VAN MELLE) POMME FOUDROYANTE GRANDE RESERVE _1704_hazy lactic-yellow colour, fine head, cloves and apple juice aroma, deadly sweet, long sugary and apple finish - another terrific brew by Huyghe... 2/2/2/2/3 HUYGHE OXFAM BRUIN _2737_brewed with rice, quinoa and cane sugar - hazy dark brown colour with a little beige foam; aroma of matured fruits (banana and lychees), caramel and some undefined spices; sweet, tart and very carbonated which makes it difficult to drink but does not hide the unclean, unregular malt body; very short and dry bitter spicy finish - harsh; not really a fair trade to me 3/6/5/2/11 HUYGHE OXFAM BLOND _2747_brewed with quinoa and cane sugar - hazy amber-orange colour with a little, unregular foam; aroma of tangerines and cane sugar, some bready notes in the background; medium to full malt body, decent bitterness; very dry and bitter fruity finish 4/7/7/4/13 HUYGHE GREEN'S PIONEER _2899_brewed using sorghum and rice - slightly hazy golden colour without foam; aroma of corn and lemon; tart, overcarbonated, modest malt body, sweet with a touch of acidity; the finish is quite dry and harsh, short and moderately citrusy - I want my gluten back ! 2/4/4/2/9 INFRA KAISER PILS _49_fresh - strange plastic taste 2/5/3/2/7 INTERBREW JUPILER NA _1947_clear golden-orange colour, choatic foam with big bubbles, aroma of hay and dog shit, sweet and watery with a dry, brutal and revolting aftertaste of paperboard 2/2/3/1/2 INBEV BELGIUM JUPILER TAURO _5202_from Drinks of the World - a clear golden colour and a solid bright white foam; nice lacework; aroma of apple and cream, notes of alcohol; full-bodied and quite oily, a solid carbonation and pretty sweet; lot of residual sugars and more fruity notes in the aftertaste - just drinkable 4/5/4/2/9 INBEV BELGIUM JUPILER BLUE _2991_clear and pale golden colour, almost no foam remaining; wet paperboard is all the nose can offer; sweet and thin-bodied, very dry and harsh finish; it ends short and watery 2/3/3/2/5 INBEV BELGIUM LEFFE 9° _3033_pours a very clear golden-amber olour under abig creamy head; aroma of yeast and caoutchouc with some red fruits in the background; a bit oily, sweet with a solid malt body maintained by a high carbonation; sweetish aftertaste with notes of strawberries 4/6/6/3/12 INBEV BELGIUM LEFFE RUBY _3975_clear and bright reddish colour with a huge creamy and slightly pinkish head; artificial sweeties-like aroma of raspberries, elder and cherries; sweet, sweet, sweet ... and nothing to balance it; sweetish aftertaste of cherry - what a tragical evolution followed by Leffe during the last 20 years! 3/4/3/2/6 INTERBREW HORSE-ALE _50_orange colour, fruity aroma (apple), dry, clean taste 4/7/5/3/13 Interbrew loburg premium _51_clear golden colour, fine head and lace, few hops in the nose, sweet with an unpleasant malty finish 4/4/4/2/8 JANDRAIN-JANDRENOUILLE V CENSE _4457_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear reddish coloured; very hoppy nose with strong flowery notes; creamy and very bitter; some red fruits in a long and very hoppy finish - very good but a b it too one-dimensional to be really great 4/7/8/4/15 JANDRAIN-JANDRENOUILLE IV SAISON _5532_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy lactic-orange in colour and with a little but persistent foam; aroma of cream, marzipan and caramel; notes of yeast and grapefruit; a light tart acidity, medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel and fairly bitter; long yeasty and grapefruity, caramelish aftertaste - balanced 5/7/7/4/14 JOHN MARTIN (ANTHONY MARTIN) REVOLUCIÓN LOLA '69 _2599_Great ! Another flavoured beer ... Clear golden-amber colour with a little foam; the first surprise is that the flavour is not overwhelming and just a touch of lemon and rhum is noticable; sweet and light-bodied, no bitterness at all amd am incredibly flat finish - scandalous 2/4/3/1/4 JOHN MARTIN (ANTHONY MARTIN) GORDON FINEST PLATINUM _2537_canned - clear amber-blond colour with a fast disappearing foam; aroma of apple, petrol and solvent hurts the nose; very sweet and viscous, strong malt body, high carbonation, long finish of fruits and burning alcohol - pfouah ! come on, this only for alcoholics 3/4/4/2/6 JOHN MARTIN BLOND ALE _2466_clear amber-blond colour, fine head, spicy nose with honeyish notes, some sweetness, good malt body, the finish is moderately bitter and spicy with some more touches of honey 4/7/8/4/14 JOHN MARTIN’S ORIGINAL ALE _1290_honey colour, nice foam, bitter aroma 4/7/7/4/14 JOHN MARTIN CUBANA '59 _1023_a beer flavoured with rum - clear pale amber colour, few head, discreet aroma of sirup and potatoes, sweet, watery with a dry flat finish 2/3/3/2/4 JOHN MARTIN DOUGLAS CELTIC BROWN _2211_clear bright ruby-brown colour, giant foamy head, beautiful lacing, earthy, strong notes of chocolate, some dark fruits and nuts, very sweet and malty, oily with a decent bitterness, long warming alcohol finish showing notes of prune and licorice - I can’t help but like it ! (it’s more a scotch ale than a belgian ale imho) 5/8/8/4/16 _827_from Bier-Bienne - clear and bright amber-orange beer with a poor head retention; fair flowery and spicy hops with notes of caramel; subtle carbonation and a velvety palate;medium-bodied, fairly tasty and quite bitter; long caramelish and spicy hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/15 JOHN MARTIN GORDON FINEST GOLD _783_deep gold colour, few head, beautiful lace, slight nutty aroma, alcohol touch (of course) but not too much, quite heavy but with a nice balance, sweet with a spicy finish 5/6/7/3/13 JOHN MARTIN GORDON FINEST SILVER BLOND _432_deep golden colour, synthetic and alcohol aroma, aggressive, no subtility 3/3/5/2/8 JOHN MARTIN GORDON RED _549_red-amber colour, fine head, fruity aroma, very sweet, spicy 4/6/8/4/14 JOHN MARTIN GORDON XMAS _341_very dark brown colour, nice head, roasty caramel aroma, sweet, full-bodied, spicy aftertaste 5/8/8/5/16 JOHN MARTIN DOUGLAS CELTIC BLOND _2519_it pours an impressively filtered, amber-blond colour; fine and stable foam, yeasty nose showing bread and notes of banana, very high carbonation, very sweet with a good malt backbone, an insignificant bitterness before a moderately dry finish which is only disturbed by lingering notes of malt and alcohol - simple and very forgettable 4/6/6/3/11 JOHN MARTIN GORDON HALLOWEEN xxx duplicate _xx1333xx_red-amber colour, almost no head, prune and cinnamon, fresh, sweet and slightly tart, long candy and fruity finish 3/8/7/4/15 _1333_re-rated 7.2016; draught@brewpub - cloudy pale orange beer with a little white foam left; yeast and banana dominate; sweet, medium carbonation, light chewy palate, gently spicy with notes of cloves and banana in the finish; residual sugars - ok yet too sweet 4/76/3/12 JOHN MARTIN GORDON SCOTCH ALE _1560_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, strong malty aroma, caramel and prune, sweet and full-bodied, robust bitterness, long dry malty finish - lot of character for this wonderful brew (is it the same beer as Douglas Scotch Ale ?) 5/8/8/4/17 _6640_from Amstein - clear amber-orange beer with a persistent white foam; fruity hoppy aroma where oranges dominate; notes of brown sugar, medium-bodied and gently sticky; a fair bitterness; the finish is a bit chewy with a long fruity bitter hoppiness 4/7/7/4/14 KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE OUDE KRIEK _3500_from belgianshop.com - hazy bright reddish colour, pinkish beige head with a nice lace; aroma of cheese, cherry and vinegar; medium-bodied, very creamy mouthfeel and very sour; dry and long sourish aftertaste of kriek and vinegar - a solid lambic 5/8/8/4/15 KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME FRAMBOISE _2721_hazy dark reddish colour under a big and creamy pinky head; nice lacing; huge raspberry aroam with light notes of vinegar; very sweet and slightly oily, long raspberry and sugary finish - hummm 3/6/4/2/7 KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME MANZANA _2723_clear golden-amber colour, fine head; strong overwhelming aroma of green apples; very sweet; long aftertaste of ... can you guess what ? right: green apples - one-dimensional apple soda without any beer character; a shame ! it’s a pity that people are no more burnt on the marketplace nowadays ... Though I fear they would not be enough places for all those marketing assholes who design such horrors. 2/2/1/1/1 KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME KRIEK _2722_light hazy dark reddish in colour, stable pinky head and a nice lace; aroma of ... well, cherry of course but not overwhelming nor too artificial; it goes worse in the mouth: it is just plain sweet with a hint of faint tartness before an oily, sweetish, cherryish aftertaste - I think I will go and get me a real beer 3/6/3/2/6 KEERSMAEKER MORT-SUBITE GUEUZE _803_pale orange colour, nice head and lace, cork and apple aroma, very (too) sweet, watery, slightly disgusting aftertaste 5/6/4/2/9 KEERSMAEKER MORT-SUBITE FRAMBOISE _908_red-amber colour, fine head, deep and quite artificial raspberry aroma, candy- and syrup-like with some finishing acidity - my children will love it ! 4/4/3/3/7 KEERSMAEKER MORT-SUBITE CASSIS _909_red-amber colour, big head, aggressiv blackcurrent aroma, candy-like, very sweet with a strange sour finish - not for me 5/4/4/2/6 KEERSMAEKER MORT-SUBITE KRIEK _1601_reddish colour, nice creamy head, deep cherry aroma with notes of cork and elderflowers, sweet and slightly sparkling, short dry cherry finish - a poor example of the style 4/6/5/3/9 KERKOM ADELARDUS TRUDOABDIJBIER BRUIN _3238_from belgianshop.com - hazy dark brown colour, no residual foam; some notes of butter in front of a cokkie maltiness; sweet and medium-bodied, a hint of sourness before a long malty and effervescent finish 3/6/8/3/14 KERKOM ADELARDUS TRUDOABDIJBIER HASPENGOUWSE TRIPEL _3246_from belgianshop.com - bright and dark orange colour with a little white foam formed of big bubbles; aroma of orange and curaçao, estery; very creamy mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied, rather sweet with a late bitterness/acidity; long and moderately dry finish with notes of apricots and yeast - a solid tripel 4/7/7/3/14 KERKOM BINK BLOND _3023_cloudy dark orange colour, big creamy whit head; yeasty and citrusy nose, notes of orange peel; strong tartness and acidity which quite successfully hide the quite thin malt body unerneath; very dry and bitter finish with some more yeasty and fruity notes - too yeasty for my liking 4/6/6/2/11 KERKOM BINK BLOESEM _2463_cloudy dark reddish colour, fine creamy persistent head and a nice lacing, charming honeyish aroma with a touch of prune and licorice, very creamy mouthfeel, the sweetness is partially balanced by a hint of acidity, more honey and light notes of alcohol in a long sweetish finish - a great and very interesting dessert beer - thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one 5/8/7/4/14 KERKOM BINK BRUIN _3221_from belgianshop.com - very dark brown colour with absolutely no foam remaining; aroma of sour apples and sweet malts; full-bodied, sweet and acidic; the finish is moderately dry with a long biscuity maltiness along with more notes of apples 3/7/7/3/13 KERKOM KERKOMSE TRIPEL _3006_slightly hazy golden colour with a fine persistent head; yeasty and grapefruity aroma with notes of cork; fairly malty body, solid bitterness; aftertaste of alcohol, pear and honey with some more notes of cork; lot of residual sweetness 4/7/7/3/13 KERKOM SODALITAS _4410_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a cloudy orange colour under a firm white head; very yeasty nose; aroma of bread and almonds, solid malt body; initial sweetness and a quite solid bitterness; unclean palate and with a long almondy bready aftertaste 4/6/7/3/13 KERKOM WINTERKONINKSKE _2328_clear hazy brown colour, little foam, malty, yeasty and nutty, touch of spices, earthy, sweet and medium-bodied, malty and earthy finish 4/8/7/4/15 KONINCK DE KONINCK _1043_clear amber colour, no head, floral aroma, malty, tart, too much carbonation, bitter and dry - aggressive and forgettable 2/6/4/3/12 DE KONINCK AMBREE _2824_clear and bright amber colour; nice beige creamy head; some maltiness and caramel up in front, but all being very shy; beautiful lace; notes of hazelnut and flowers developpe as the beer gets warmer; decent malt body, some sweetness soon balanced by a moderately dry bitterness; creamy mouthfeel; the finish is mainly caramel and relatively brief - lot of subtility 5/7/6/3/13 DE KONINCK BLOND _1968_clear amber-blond colour, fine creamy head with a nice lacing, herbal and moderately hoppy nose, tart and medium-bodied with a robust bitterness, dry and bitter hoppy finish - fresh with an interesting character 5/6/7/4/14 KONINCK CUVEE _687_dark amber colour, fine head, some cherry aroma, very malty, bitter, very kong fruity and spicy finish - warming and very pleasant 4/7/8/4/15 KONINCK PAGADDER _1257_clear dark amber colour, fine head, nice lace, fruity and vinous, sweet and acidic, refreshing, dry and short fruity finish 4/7/7/3/14 KONINCK ANTOON BLOND _473_honey colour, fine lace, herbal aroma, not much character 4/7/6/3/12 KONINCK WINTER KONINCK _1406_deep clear red-amber colour, few head, malt and prune aroma with spiced notes, sweet, medium-bodied, dry malty finish - subtle and pleasant 4/7/6/3/14 LEFEBVRE ABBAYE DE DIELEGHEM _3559_clear golden-bronze colour with a little white foam; estery nose, aroma of apples; robust carbonation and solid malt body; sweet and a bit oily; aggressive bitterness and a long fruity finish with lots of residual sugars - perfumy/artificial 3/6/6/2/11 LEFEBVRE L'ALSACIENNE de NOËL _4131_from Ribeauvillé, France - cloudy and dark brown colour with a huge beige foam made of big bubbles; perfumy aroma of licorice, cola, nutmeg and other spices I cannot identify; very sweet and sticky, solid malt body; aftertaste of marzipan, spices and cola, lot of residual sweetness 4/6/5/3/12 LEFEBVRE ABBAYE DE OUDKERKEN _3422_courtesy of my parents - translucid golden-amber colour with a little stable foam, nice lacing; esters and spices, notes of oranges; sweet and medium-bodied, rather high carbonation; the finish is a bit herbal and fruity - not bad but simplistic 4/6/6/3/12 LEFEBVRE DOUBLE SOLEILMONT _2323_slightly hazy blond colour, creamy head which quickly reduces, correct lacing, slightly yeasty with some honeyish notes, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is short and a bit yeasty - gentle but nothing more 4/6/6/2/11 LEFEBVRE ABBAYE de BONNE-ESPERANCE _2153_cloudy dark orange colour, big creamy head and a nice lacing, estery nose, notes of spices (pepper), oily and medium to full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, robust bitterness, the finish is dry and bitter with notes of honey and some residual sweetness - clean and well-made 5/7/8/4/14 LEFEBVRE ABBAYE FLOREFFE DOUBLE _1102_dark brown colour, big creamy head, nice lace, very malty, pear aroma with strange notes of ointment, heavy and sweet, slightly tart with a short dry finish - by far not the best of the Floreffe 5/6/6/2/9 LEFEBVRE CUVÉE DE FRANCORCHAMPS TRIPLE - duplicate _xx1838xx_cloudy dark orange colour, big creamy head with a beautiful lacing, dry honey aroma, sweet and smooth with a light finishing bitterness - all the characteristics of a tripel but some power and originality are missing 5/7/7/3/12 _1838_re-rated; draught@brewpub - ruby-brown beer with no head retention; quite clear; aroma of toffee, shyly toasted, notes of cola and soja; moderate malt backbone, grainy and quite sweet; shy earthiness; short aftertaste of caramel - neither malty nor hoppy; characterless 3/5/5/2/9 LEFEBVRE ABBAYE FLOREFFE BLONDE _52_golden colour, nice spicy aroma and flavor 4/8/8/4/15 LEFEBVRE HOPUS _4425_from Amstein - hazy golden colour with a very foaming white head; yeasty with notes of pear, cellar and old apple; quite full-bodied and with a subtle but lively carbonation; quite sweet and with a moderate bitterness; fairly hoppy fruity finish 4/7/7/4/14 LEFEBVRE BARBÃR WINTER BOK _425_re-rated, 12/08/2004 - dark and bright brown colour, giant creamy head, beautiful lacing, caramel, honey and alcohol aroma, some nutmeg (?), full and very sweet, the finish is malty, spicy with a touch of licorice - this beer smells like Christmas.
March 2001, (8/4/7/4/15) - very dark brown colour, big head, caramel and honey aroma, (too) sweet, very malty, strong aftertaste 5/7/7/3/13 LEFEBVRE l'ALSACIENNE BRASERO DE L'HIVER _4002_slightly hazy dark brown colour, foamy and persistent beige head, aroma of prune, ginger, cinnamon and marzipan, solid malt body, very sweet, moderate bitterness and with a long very spicy finish - smells like christmas 5/6/6/3/13 LEFEBVRE BARBÃR _608_cloudy orange colour, nice head, nose: honey, alcohol, strong, curry; taste: sweet and full; aftertaste: quite brief 5/9/8/3/16 Lefebvre Floreffe Meilleure _53_dark brown colour, nice foam - aroma: sweet, banana, caramel - flavor: pear, bitter 5/10/8/4/18 Lefebvre Moeder Overste _410_cloudy honey colour, spicy and lemon aroma, slightly astringen, nice acidity, full bodied 5/8/7/4/16 LEFEBVRE BLANCHE de FRANCORCHAMPS _479_cloudy yellow colour, fine lace, honey and spicy aroma, some astringence, quite short aftertaste 4/8/7/3/14 LEFEBVRE MEDITERRANEA _684_cloudy honey colour, fine head, nice coriander aroma, too much carbonation, sweet, long complex aftertaste (honey, spices) - could well be the same beer as "blanche de Bruxelles" for the italian market 4/8/6/5/15 LEFEBVRE SAISON 1900 _1781_amber-orange colour, big creamy head and a nice lacing, honeyish aroma with light spicy notes, smooth and medium-bodied with a moderate bitter and dry honeyish finish 5/7/8/4/14 LEFEBVRE BELGIAN KRIEK _2613_hazy dark reddish colour with a solid, pink-tainted creamy foam; strong overwhelming and quite artificial cherry aroma; slightly acidic, very sweet and thin-bodied; very few sourness, not enough in any case to balance the sweetness; sugary cherryish finish - humm .... a Belle-Vue clone 4/5/3/2/9 LEROY STOUT _2326_very dark brown colour, the foam quickly reduces, aroma of milk coffee, very sweet, medium-bodied, long sugary finish - sorry, I’m not a fan of milk stouts 3/6/5/2/9 LEROY KERELSBIER _5626_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy blond colour and with a modest head retention; aroma of bread and fresh cut apples; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; quite dry and short fruity and very yeasty finish - my label says 8% but it really feels like less 4/6/6/3/12 LEROY CHRISTMAS _5613_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - cloudy dark brown colour with a solid beige foam left; the nose is made of caramel, malts and undefined spices; pretty sweet and with a decent malt body, no bitterness and a long malty, earthy and gently spicy finish 4/7/7/3/14 LEROY YPERMAN _2725_hazy amber colour and a stable little head; bready and fruity aroma (lychees); at best medium-bodied; some sweetness followed by a sharp and rather aggressive bitterness; dry finish where bready and fruity notes can be met again - ambitious-less 4/7/6/3/12 LEYERTH URTHEL HOP-IT _3485_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy blond-orange colour with a big creamy white head; fresh hoppy aroma of grapefruit, cream and melon; robust malt body, slightly oily, very bitter; long dry and bitter hoppy finish with more fruity and creamy notes - fresh and lively 4/8/8/4/17 LEYERTH URTHEL HIBERNUS QUENTUM _2104_cloudy orange colour with a fine cramy head and a nice lace, orangezest, estery, grapefruit, lot of carbonation, meidum-bodied, very dry and bitter finish with some more fruity notes - a classic and perfectly made tripel 5/7/7/4/15 LEYERTH URTHEL SAMARANTH _1809_hazy pale amber colour, fine head, bread, malt and fruity nose, light notes of alcohol, bitter and bubblegum-like mouthfeel, dry malty and earthy finish 2/7/6/3/14 LEYERTH URTHEL SAISONNIÈRE _5734_from Au Grain d'Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy blond colour with a persistent white foam; nice lace; yeasty aroma with notes of apples, pear and cellar; medium to full-bodied; fairly bitter with some sweetness below; tart and bitter yeasty and fruity finish 4/7/8/4/15 LEYERTH TONICUM FINIBOLDHUS _2076_slightly hazy red-amber colour with a fine creamy head, nice lace, subtle aroma of strawberry, floral hoppiness, sweet with a light bitterness, the finish is moderately dry with notes of red fruits - nice balance between malty and fruity 4/7/7/3/14 LEYERTH NOVICIUS VERTUS _2077_dark brown colour with a giant foamy head, strong toffee and caramel aroma, earthy and very malty, medium-bodied with a dry bitterness, the finish is very long and earthy - complex 5/8/8/4/16 LIEFMANS JAN VAN GENT _701_deep orange colour, giant head, orange and spicy aroma, creamy and quite flat - unbalanced 5/7/5/2/9 LIEFMANS LIEFMANS _4633_from Amstein - clear dark reddish colour with a little elusive beige foam; very strong juicy red fruity aroma, some sour notes of vinegar; fizzy and very sweet palate, medium malt body, sticky and long sweetish aftertaste of strawberries and cherries - far too sweet 4/5/5/2/9 LIEFMANS GOUDENBAND PROVISION BEER _809_deep red-brown colour, few head, wine-like aroma, cherry, blackcurrant and tart, nice acidity/sourness but quite heavy and sweet 4/9/7/4/16 LIEFMANS ABDIS BLOND _3235_from belgianshop.com - clear and bright golden colour, little white foam; estery and yeasty, fruity notes (orange peel and grapefruit), medium-bodied; some tartness due to a solid effervescence; moderately dry and decently bitter finish, long grapefruity aftertaste - easy but good 4/7/7/3/14 LIEFMANS ABDIS BRUIN _3009_dark brown colour with a reddish hue, very firm and persistent beige head; the aroma is verysoft, buttery with light notes of banana; creamy, low carbonation and rather sweet, medium malt body, low bitterness; the finish is a bit spicy with some malty tones but rather elusive - inoffensive 5/7/6/3/11 LIEFMANS ABDIS TRIPEL _2960_cloudy dark amber-orange colour, fine and persistent beige head leaving a nice lacing; fruity aroma (apple, mango) with some yeasty notes; astringant and a bit acidic, medium-bodied, some sweetness soon hidden by a long dry bitter finish where fruity and salty notes appear 5/7/8/4/15 LIEFMANS GLÜHKRIEK _1096_like every beers supposed to be drank hot, I've tried it first cool: bordeaux colour, no head, deep spicy aroma (cinnamon, giner), strong cherry notes, very sweet, slightly oily, long cherry finish - quite unbalanced - hot: still no head but the aroma is more balanced and the cherry stays in the background, the sweetness is no more so evident and it shows notes of alcohol now, long beautiful cherry finish 3/7/7/4/15 LIEFMANS FRAMBOISE _1027_reddish colour, few head and no lace, deep raspberry aroma, vinous, vinegar, tart and acid, refreshing, long dry raspberry finish - a beautiful brew ! 4/8/8/3/17 LIEFMANS FRUITESSE KRIEKBIER _1953_clear dark reddish colour, chaotic foam, aroma of cherry sirup, very sweet with some tartness, bubblegum-like mouthfeel, long cherry sweeties finish - artificial 3/4/3/2/7 LIEFMANS KRIEKBIER _1526_dark red-brown colour, thin dense head, deep cherry and vinegar aroma with notes of alcohol, nice acidity, crisp, refreshing, full-bodied, long cherry finish - a beautiful brew ! 5/8/8/4/16 LIEFMANS OUD BRUIN _2291_dark brown colour, little chaotic foam, vinous, prune and nougat, a touch of vinegar, medium-bodied, decent sourness, the finish is quite long, fruity with more notes of vinegar and madeirisation - deeply charming 4/8/7/3/15 LIEFMANS FRUITESSE APPEL _2739_hazy orange-yellow colour with a fast collapsing head; strong aroma of cider, fresh cut apples and candi sugar; very carbonated and highly sweet, no malt body worth to mention; long sweetish aftertaste of apple juice - well, well, well ... 2/5/3/2/5 LINDEMANS APPLE _2563_pours a cloudy blond-orange colour, very modest foam; a strong aroma of green apples hurts immediately the nose; very sweet and at best medium-bodied, the touch of finishing sourness is by far not enough to balance the commanding sweetness; some dryness in a long fruity (apple of course) finish - one-dimensional and without any beer character but if you like apple juice, then go for it. 3/4/5/3/6 LINDEMANS GUEUZE CUVÉE RENÉ GRAND CRU 2002 _2057_2002 vintage sampled 5/2004 - hazy amber-orange colour, the initial head is quickly decreasing, very complex aroma of rhubarb, vinegar, farm and peppers, medium-bodied with a strong acidity, the finish is dry, very long and acidic with more notes of rhubarb - refreshing and incredibly pleasant 4/9/9/5/18 LINDEMANS PÊCHERESSE _839_orange colour, almost no foam, candy sugar, peach aroma, terribly sweet, slightly tart, refreshing - strangely pleasant despite the overwhelming sweetness 3/7/7/4/13 LINDEMANS FARO _831_amber-red colour, few head, cherry and vinegar aroma, hint of black-currant, very very sweet with only a touch of sourness, quite heavy and unbalanced 4/8/5/2/9 LINDEMANS CASSIS _1087_clear dark reddish colour, few head, deep fresh blackcurrants aroma with notes of vinegar, tart and sweet with some acidity, dry fruity finish - a nice aperitiv 4/7/6/4/13 Lindemans Framboise _54_dark red colour, rosa foam, deep raspberry aroma and flavor, sweet sweet sweet..., some finishing acidity - good as an aperitiv 5/7/6/4/13 LINDEMANS GUEUZE FOUDROYANTE _1309_red-amber colour, few head, rhubarb aroma, tart, notes of cork, smooth and sweet with a touch of acidity

sampled in may 2001 as "Gueuze" - amber-orange colour, fine lace, complex aroma (apple, cheese), too sweet with a sour aftertaste (4/8/5/3/12)

sampled as Souvenir Gueuze in may 2000 (4/8/8/4/16) 3/7/5/3/11 LINDEMANS KRIEK _1310_reddish colour, fine head, deep cherry, sweeties-like aroma, very sweet, tart with a long heavy cherry finish - too sweet but I still like it

sampled as Souvenir Kriek in may 2000 (4/4/3/3/6)
as Kriek Foudroyante: matured in oak casks - cloudy deep ruby colour, fine head, strong cherry aroma with notes of vinegar, almost wine-like, sweet, tart with a robust cherryish aftertaste 4/8/6/3/13 1311_courtesy of Markus Obrist - hazy brown beer with a solid creamy beige head; nice lacework; toasted biscuity maltiness; spicy and grainy; medium to full-bodied; some sweetness, tart and grainy, over-carbonated; gently dry and bitter; long malty, earthy biscuity finish, toasted and a bit fruity 5/7/7/3/13 LINDEMANS OUDE LAMBIK (LOERIK) _4528_courtesy of fiulijn; 1996 vintage - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a little foam made of big bubbles; aroma of pineapple, raspberries and cherries; a touch of vinegar and sut; subtle carbonation and with a solid acidity, moderate malt body; fizzy yet creamy finish with long fruity and acidic notes; quite dry aftertaste of sour apples - absolutely beautiful 4/9/9/4/18 LINDEMANS KRIEK CUVÉE RENÉ _4529_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy dark reddish colour with a pinkish elusive foam; aroma of cobweb, dust and yeast with notes of vinegar and cherries; medium-bodied and quite sticky; dry and long cherrish, dusty and sourish aftertaste 4/7/7/3/13 LOUWAEGE HAPKIN _1933_hazy pale orange colour, fine dense creamy head and a beautiful lacing, estery and honeyish with spicy and "cellar" notes, fresh, sparkling and bitter, some sugary notes, slightly oily, long bitter honeyish and spicy finish - deeply pleasant, fresh and robust 4/8/8/5/17 MAASLAND SUPER OSSEBOCK _3565_from crackekettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a foamy beige head; aroma of ginger and biscuity maltiness; good malt body, tart bitterness; cookie-like finish, malty and slightly spicy 4/8/7/4/14 MAASLAND D'N SCHELE OS TRIPEL _679_pale golden colour, fine head, perfumy, floral, artificial, bubble-gum, unbalanced - bad 4/4/3/2/6 MARTENS PILS _2306_slightly hazy blond colour, big creamy head, nice lacing, buttery and herbal hoppiness, medium-bodied, sweet with an herbal and buttery finish 5/6/5/2/11 MARTENS LASSO LAGER _5732_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear deep golden colour with a bad head retention; aroma of cider with cheap oily hoppy notes; moderate carbonation and malt backbone, no bitterness and with a deeply flat finish where hints of apples subsist - pfouahhh .... 2/3/3/2/4 MARTENS KARLSKRONE PILSNER PREMIUM _5332_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; pet bottle - clear and bright golden colour with a white elusive foam; aroma of cardboard and wet grass; medium-bodied and fairly bitter, fizzy and grassy slightly dry finish 3/5/5/3/9 MARTENS KARLSKRONE ALTBIER _2939_pet bottle; brewed and bottled in Belgium for Aldi Suisse - clear amber-brown colour with a little head; aroma of plastic and malt; earthy and with some notes of caramel; very aggressive tartness, some acidity and a poor malt body; very dry earthy finish - hard to drink and not pleasant at all 3/3/3/2/5 MARTENS KARLSKRONE GOLD _3326_clear golden colour with a fast disappearing foam; moderately herbal nose with touches of plastic; almost medium-bodied, flat and tasteless with a late shy herbal touch and a hint of bitterness 3/4/3/2/9 MARTENS KARLSKRONE WEIZEN _2938_pet bottle; brewed and bottled in Belgium for Aldi Suisse - very cloudy dark amber-orange colour; little head which reduces quickly; heavy nose of corn and banana; highly carbonated, mainly sweet with some tart acidity, medium malt body at best; the finish is quite dry and short, showing more banana and wheaty notes - one weizen like thousands other weizen ... but not bad at all 4/7/6/3/12 MELLE POILUCHETTE BRUNE CUVEE DU CHATEAU _472_light amber colour, big head, deep vegetable and spicy aroma, slightly sweet

sampled may 2000, called "Poiluchette Brune" - nice bordeaux colour, beautiful foam, caramel aroma, smooth, bitter aftertaste (5/8/7/4/15) 5/8/7/4/15 MELLE POILUCHETTE BLONDE CUVEE DU CHATEAU _911_deep bronze colour, giant head, very yeasty and spicy, perfumy aroma with notes of orange, very smooth, touch of ginger (unfortunately...), lot of carbonation, nice bitterness - would be great if I liked ginger ... 5/7/6/3/11 MOORTGAT BEL PILS _1028_pale golden colour, fine head, few hop aroma, full-bodied with a touch of bitterness, dry finish - modest 4/4/5/2/10 MOORTGAT DUVEL GRØN _2759_at last, about 15 years later, I’ve been able to put my hands on this beer, the filtered version of the world classic Duvel - slightly hazy golden colour under a stable little foam and a nice lace; solid grapefruity and bready nose; oily with a robust malt body and a sharp bitterness; some astringence; long bitter fruity and yeasty aftertaste - nice stuff indeed 5/8/8/4/15 Moortgat Duvel rouge _58_re-rated (originally 7/2000, 4.1); from Bier-Bienne - pours a cloudy orange beer under a white foam left; aroma of esters and ripe yellow fruits; light spicy ; full-bodied, quite highly carbonated, pretty bitter and light acidic; very long fruity and spicy finish, light perfumy 5/7/7/4/15 MOORTGAT MAREDSOUS 6 BLOND _59_golden-orange colour, fruity nose, apple, spicy 4/7/7/4/14 MOORTGAT MAREDSOUS 8 _1492_hazy ruby-brown colour, giant creamy head with a beautiful lace, chocolatey maltiness with notes of apple and alcohol in the background, earthy, overcarbonated, medium-bodied at best, solid and quite harsh bitterness, the finish is very dry, malty and chocolatey 5/8/6/3/13 MOORTGAT PASSENDALE _60_light amber colour, peach and spicy 5/7/7/4/14 MOORTGAT MAREDSOUS 10 _1508_cloudy orange colour, giant creamy head with a beautiful lace, apricot, honey and alcohol in the nose, very sweet and smooth with a long bitter fruity and sugary finish 5/7/8/4/16 MOORTGAT VEDETT EXTRA BLOND _2244_clear pale golden colour with a big creamy head, decent herbal aroma, creamy and dusty mouthfeel with a moderate malty body, a bit oily, slightly bitter herbal finish - not bad but boring 4/5/5/3/11 MOORTGAT VEDETT EXTRA WHITE _5203_from Amstein - pours a cloudy lactic-orange colour with a little white foam left; loads of coriander, perfumy and citrusy; quite tart and slightly acidic, some sweetness below, moderate malt body; the finish is pretty empty and slightly dry with long perfumy notes of coriander again 3/5/4/2/7 MORTAL'S BEERS CHRISTMAS MORTAL _3443_8% alc. - unappetizing cloudy brown colour without foam; aroma of cherry, ginger and nutmeg; sweet and with a low carbonation, almost no bitterness; quite tasteless, no profile in the palate; medium-bodied, sweetish aftertaste of black cherries and spices - just about the level of a modest homebrew 2/6/5/2/10 MORTAL'S BEERS YELLOW MORTAL _2489_7.2% version - hazy reddish-brown colour with a fine head, strong aroma of red fruits (I cannot really identify which ones), notes of candi sugar and quite yeasty, effervescent and (too) sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is mainly fruity with lot of residual sugars - interesting aroma but too much on the sweet side to be really great 4/8/6/2/14 MORTAL'S BEERS MANDARIN MORTAL _3309_cloudy lactic-orange colour, little white foam, aroma of tangerines, citrus and yeast; initially tart, slightly oily and very sweet; lot of residual sugars with more notes of tangerines 3/7/6/3/12 MORTAL'S BEERS SEASON MORTAL _3294_courtesy of Sido and Titof - cloudy bright orange colour with a little foam; aroma of melon and apricot; some yeasty notes; fizzy and quite full-bodied; initially sweet with a decent bitterness; long bitter aftertaste of bitter oranges with more yeasty notes 4/8/7/4/13 MORTAL'S BEERS BLACK MORTAL _2476_dark reddish-brown colour with lot of yeast particules floating within, little foam, aroma of tea with some spicey (ginseng ?) and candi sugar notes, very sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is thin, dry and totally sugary, showing more notes of tea and some tangerines - sorry but it really doesn’t work for me ! 3/5/4/2/8 MORTAL'S BEERS KOOL MORTAL _2822_slightly hazy purple-green (!) colour with a little but firm foam; aroma of lavender (it's like smelling my clothes just being washed); notes of honey and herbs; moderately sweet and medium-bodied at best; dry profile, long herbal and lightly honeyish finish - interesting and without the desperate sweetness of the other Mortal's beers, but the nose makes it really hard to deal with 2/5/6/3/13 MORTAL'S BEERS SUN MORTAL _2267_clear pale golden colour, big initial foam which quickly reduces, grapefruit, yeast, sweet and effervescent, creamy and fruity finish (peach, pear) - well-balanced and lively though a bit too sweet 4/6/7/4/14 OLEYE PIERREUSE PALE _421_deep honey colour, beautiful lace, orange and honey aroma, apple, nice bitter aftertaste 5/7/7/5/15 OLEYE PIERREUSE BLONDE D'OLEYE _422_infected - cloudy honey colour, fine head, spicy aroma, too much carbonation, some acidity 4/7/5/3/12 OLEYE PIERREUSE BRUNE D'OLEYE _423_bad dirty water colour, fine lace, nice caramel and artichoke aroma, strange undefinable aftertaste 3/8/7/3/14 OLEYE PIERREUSE BIERE REGIONALE _482_dirty brown colour, big head, slight caramel aroma, some acid aftertaste 3/7/6/3/13 ORVAL _61_fantastic foamy head, orange coloured, strong and complex hoppy nose showing notes of orange peels, perfume, peanuts, vinegar and cream, smooth and slightly oily with a powerful finishing bitterness, very long aftertaste of bitter orange and cream - this beer is a legend 5/9/8/5/18 ORVAL PETITE _1595_Bottled. Red-orange colour with a fine head and a marvellous lace, the aroma is typically Orval: citrusy, spicy, hoppy nose with notes of caramel; smooth, thin body with only a light bitterness, short watery finish - a watered-down version of the Great Orval - a big thank you to Nicolas Jeckelman for this rare stuff 5/8/6/2/12 OUD BEERSEL OUDE LAMBIK _3653_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear golden-amber colour without foam; aroma of blue cheese and apple; notes of vinegar; sweet and sour; low carbonation, light to medium-bodied; very dry and long, fruity, cheeesy and sourish aftertaste - very good 3/8/8/4/16 PALM ROYAL VAN ROY-ALE _1836_clear gold-amber colour with a fine dense head, candy sugar and a fat fruity hoppiness, lot of carbonation, full-bodied, very sweet and slightly bitter with a touch of refreshing acidity, the finish is long, dry and quite powerful, a little bit chewy-like - robust and well-made 4/6/7/3/14 PALM SALITOS _692_yellow-orange colour, no head, deep and strange aroma (meat, tequila, vegetable), very sweet mixed with an horrible sourness followed by a terrible, reluctant and undefinable aftertaste - definitely not suitable for human consumption (but I would not give it to an animal either...) - this one is eligible for my bottom 10 beers list. Congratulations to Palm for this one ! 2/2/1/1/2 PALM GREEN _3494_from belgianshop.com - clear and bright amber colour with a little pale beige foam; aroma of wort and nothing much more; sweet, light-bodied and with a poor carbonation; shor watery finish of unfermented malts - undrinkable 3/2/3/1/3 PALM SPECIALE _1761_clear amber colour, fine head, nice lace, light aroma pf malt and red fruits, sweet and medium-bodied, the aftertaste is quite watery - nothing "spéciale" here 4/6/5/2/9 PALM DOBBEL _1382_clear red-amber colour, few head, light fruity nose, malty, sweet with a short finish - very forgettable 3/5/5/2/9 PIEDBOEUF JUPILLE BLONDE _680_pale golden colour, fine head, ginger aroma, watery and totaly flat - a tragedy ! 3/3/2/1/3 PIEDBOEUF JUPILLE FONCEE _681_red-brown colour, few head, aroma and taste of bad cola without carbonation, vegetable aftertaste - not for human consumption 2/3/2/1/2 PIEDBOEUF JUPILLE TRIPLE _682_pale yellow colour, few head, lemon aroma, watery, totaly flat - horrible - don't know what is triple here ... 3/4/2/1/4 PIRAUX NOUNOU _1805_clear pale golden colour, big creamy head, very yeasty, grapefruit, very dry, lot of carbonation, dry fruity and bitter finish - refreshing and pleasant 4/8/7/4/16 PROEF WHITE DIAMOND _3656_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a cloudy pale orange colour under a huge foamy white head; overwhelming coriander aroma which leaves some place for notes of orange peel; very tart and astringent, acidic but with a strong sweetness below; high carbonation; very long spicy and juicy, sweetish finish - not bad though too chemical 4/6/6/2/11 PROEF DIAMOND GRASS BOCK _5897_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy green beer with a little long lasting foam; slightly earthy with light herbal notes; fizzy and medium-bodied, short watery earthy finish - this must be a joke ... 2/5/4/2/7 PROEF REVELATION CAT THE WOODWORK SERIES ACASIA _4545_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour with a solid and long lasting white foam; aroma of vanilla, old apples and wood; full-bodied and fairly sour, good carbonation, strong late bitterness, quite dry and very fruity finish with more woody and vanilla notes - a great beer 5/8/8/5/17 PROEF REVELATION CAT THE WOODWORK SERIES AMERICAN OAK _5217_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange colour with a modest foam retention; a fair woody and hoppy aroma, some vanilla, oranges and a touch of cinnamon and pine needles; full-bodied and with a good carbonation, some sweetness and a solid bitterness, long bitter aftertaste of orange peels and wood leaving some vanilla and bready notes on the tongue 4/8/7/4/16 PROEF REVELATION CAT THE WOODWORK SERIES REFERENCE _4560_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark orange colour with a foamy and chaotic head; very hoppy with notes of tangerines and litchis; full-bodied and juicy, slightly oily and with a robust carbonation, robust but not aggressive bitterness; dry and bitter fruity hoppy finish - very nice 4/8/8/4/17 PROEF REVELATION CAT THE WOODWORK SERIES FRENCH OAK _5219_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange in colour and with a poor foam left; a solid woody aroma with fair notes of hops leaving fruity tones (oranges dominate), full-bodied and juicy palate, robust bitterness which lasts long in a solid woody and hoppy finish - too much wood character in this version 4/7/7/3/13 PROEF TOTENTREKKER _3610_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy amber-orange colour under a bright and stable white foam; aroma of wood, cherries, blackberries and apricots; medium-bodied, fairly sweet and beautifully sour; long fruity finish where lingering sourish notes persist - a very good one 5/8/7/4/15 _6194_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a little dark beige foam left; very roasted chocolatey aroma with notes of ashes and pepper; full-bodied, fairly bitter and with a long hoppy chocolatey finish; very dry with notes of ashes; salty and peppery - superb 4/8/8/5/17 _6253_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark blond beer under a solid and long lasting white foam; aroma of cream and pear; hints of cardamom; sweet and vaguely acidic, thin-bodied; creamy palate; short slightly spicy finish with more notes of pear 4/5/4/2/8 _6467_courtesy of Doeschi - black beer under a long lasting beige foam; very roasted aroma of black chocolate and walnuts; quite full-bodied and fairly tasty; some sweetness and a solid and slightly tart bitterness; long roasted coffeish and chocolatey finish with notes of ashes; pretty dry and very bitter - beautiful 5/8/8/4/16 PROEF LOZEN BOER _6017_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark brown beer with a little foam left; fairly toasted aroma with notes of nuts and marzipan; hints of prunes; full-bodied; some sweetness and a fair bitterness; pretty highly carbonated; the finish is quite dry with a solid lingering bitterness and long nutty, biscuity and dark fruity notes: some alcohol presence 4/7/8/4/15 PROEF BUITENLUST DUBBEL _3643_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy orange colour with a solid creamy white head; nice lace; estery, dusty and yeasty nose, aroma of apples and raisins; some lingering spicy notes, sweet and bitter with a solid malt backbone, lively palate, juicy, fruity finish with some spicy notes - very pleasant dangerously drinkable 4/7/8/4/15 PROEF CAPTAIN COOKER _4703_courtesy of Allen - pours a cloudy golden reddish beer with a very foamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of herbs, honey and caramel; some notes of lemon too; thick and creamy, sweet with a long aftertaste of caramel and herbs - fortunately, I didn’t drink the whole bottle because somehow this beer gave me a very fast allergy (my bottom lip has quickly swollen) ?! 4/7/7/3/14 PROEF GREEN'S HERALD _3614_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark red-amber colour with a firm pale beige head; some citrus and herbs in the nose; light-bodied and very sharp, tart palate, sweet and aggressively bitter, salty; flat and dry flowery and corny finish - urghhhh 4/5/4/2/7 PROEF GREEN'S PILGRIM _3579_courtesy of oh6gdx - the beer nervously foamed out of the bottle, leaving me just about 1 dl left to drink ...; hazy pinkish-red colour with a little reddish head; aroma of sweet-sour cherries; creamy and sweetish mouthfeel; some sourness; thin malt body; long aftertaste of red fruits with lot of residual sugars 3/6/5/3/11 PROEF GREEN'S TRAILBLAZER _3666_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden colour under a fair white head; aroma of green apple; medium but irregular malt body, tart and highly carbonated; some sweetness underneath; fizzy and quite dry flat finish with notes of pear and apple - rough 3/5/4/2/7 PROEF SLAAPMUTSKE BLOND _3502_from belgianshop.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a robust foamy white head; estery with notes of tangerines, slightly dusty; good malt body; the initial sweetness is soon followed by a fair and tart bitterness; quite dry long fruity and yeasty finish - classic but good nonetheless 4/7/7/3/13 PROEF SLAAPMUTSKE TRIPEL _3493_from belgianshop.com - pours a cloudy dark orange colour under a giant, foamy white head; nice lace remaining; estery with notes of orange peel and some melon too maybe; intensive, sweet and quite thick; full-bodied, a robust and tart bitterness brings a nice balance; long fruity, bitter and almondy finish where some warming alcohol notes are present 4/8/8/4/15 PROEF SLAAPMUTSKE BRUIN _3488_from belgianshop.com - cloudy bordeaux colour with a giant creamy beige foam; nice lace; malty nose, caramel and cream, notes of almonds; sweet and fairly bitter, creamy mouthfeel; quite dry malty and biscuity finish - subtle 5/7/8/4/14 PROEF SNAB SPECULATOR _3910_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish beer with no foam left; aroma of raisins, cloves and other undefined spices; chewy malts; full-bodied and fairly but subtley carbonated; a robust sweetness and a late moderate bitterness; some dryness in a long aftertaste of red fruits and spices - yes: Bieren met karakter 3/7/7/3/14 PROEF SNAB KONING HONING _3790_from crackedkettle.com - dark reddish-amber colour with a solid creamy beige foam; aroma of herbs and honey; sweet and slightly oily; a hint of acidity before a long honeyish aftertaste - well executed 5/6/6/3/14 PROEF SNAB EZELENBOK _3475_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour, little persistent beige foam; chestnutty aroma with a light spicy touch; solid malt body and slightly oily; a decent bitterness before a long dry malty, chocolaty and nutty finish 5/8/7/4/15 PROEF SNAB IJSBOCK _3685_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm and persistent beige head; aroma of bread, pear and caramel; dusty; sweet and very malty, slightly sticky; some late bitterness, moderately dry, long malty and caramelish aftertaste with notes of gingerbread 4/7/7/4/15 PROEF MUSTIKKAOLUT _3587_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy and dark pink-bordeaux colour; stable pale beige head; deep aroma of blueberies, notes of dust and blackcurrants; juicy and medium-bodied, sweet with a moderate acidity; long aftertaste of blueberries-sweeties with some residual sweetness - somehow manages to be quite drinkable 4/7/7/3/12 PROEF VICARDIN TRIPEL GUEUZE _3395_from crackedkettle.com - hazy orange colour under a very creamy and persistent white foam; beautiful lace; robust aroma of rhubarb and pineapple, vinegar; sweet with a moderate acidity, medium to full-bodied, a decent bitterness and a long fruity and slightly acidic finish 5/8/7/4/14 PROEF BLOEMEN BIER _2353_wrapped in paper, brewed for the pub Woodstock in Milano - cloudy copper colour, nice creamy head, caramel and butter in the nose, notes candi sugar, very sweet, medium to full-bodied, long aftertaste of caramel with a lingering sweetness - somehow manages to be very sweet without beeing cloying; a perfect dessert beer - thanks to fiulijn for the beer 4/7/7/3/15 PROEF DIAMOND KERSTBOK 4.5% _3545_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy reddish-brown colour with a solid beige foam; solid aroma of cinnamon with some caramel underneath; highly carbonated, medium-bodied, tart and bitter; short and dry aftertaste of biscuit and cinnamon - smells like Christmas 3/6/6/3/13 PROEF DIAMOND KERSTBOK 6.5% _3654_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm and persistent beige foam leaving a nice lace; heavily spicy aroma showing strong notes of cloves and cinnamon; herbs and orange; very fine carbonation, sweet and medium to full-bodied, very tart palate and a respectable bitterness; long spicy finish with notes of gingerbread - not bad though a bit chemical 4/6/6/3/12 PROEF DIAMOND PAASBIER _3281_courtesy of oh6gdx - opaque dark amber-brown colour under a giant foamy beige head; perfect lacing; aroma of apples, pineapples and yeast; creamy and soft, characterless mouthfeel; a bit sweet, a little bit bitter, nothing really special; the light fruity tones show up again in a short yeasty finish 4/6/5/3/12 PROEF DIAMOND PAASBIER 6.5% _3262_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy reddish colour with a firm creamy beige head and a superb lacing; yeasty aroma with notes of eucalyptus; soft and creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation and a medium malt body; finishes moderately dry and fairly bitter with notes of spices, almonds and strawberries - very belgian and pretty good 5/7/6/3/14 PROEF BABBELAAR BLOND _3224_from belgianshop.com - cloudy golden-orange colourwith a solid creamy white head; nice lace; aroma of cinnamon, candi sugar and grapefruit; medium-bodied, some sweetness before an acidic/bitter finish; some residual sugars, moderate aftertaste of orange peel - pleasant though unspectacular 3/7/7/3/13 PROEF BOERINNEKEN _3191_from crackedkettle.com - clear golden-amber colour, little persistent foam with a nice lace; very spicy and hoppy nose with a touch of alcohol; full-bodied and oily, very bitter and spicy finish with warming alcohol notes and lot of residual sugars 4/7/8/4/15 PROEF SNAB CZAAR PETER _3392_from crackedkettle.com - very dark ruby-brown colour with a firm beige head; beautiful lacing; roasted chocolate aroma with notes of almonds; creamy mouthfeel and with a solid malt body; some sweetness and a moderate sourness and bitterness; the aftertaste is full of chocolate with some notes of ashes 5/7/7/4/14 PROEF BOERKEN _2988_hazy ruby-brown colour, little beige head and a nice lacing; aroma of cream and mango, notes of matured bananas; full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness; long tasty finish with more fruity notes and a warming alcohol touch - weird flavours which have been put very well together 5/7/7/4/14 PROEF VLAAMSE PRIMITIEF WILD ALE _2070_re-rated august 2008, courtesy of Tony Flükiger - cloudy orange colour with a persistent slightly beige head; aroma of pineapple, coriander and brown sugar; lot of carbonation and medium-bodied, quite tart and fairly bitter; long fruity (apricot and pineapple) and spicy finish - original and very good; ok Tony, I take back what I said once about this beer beeing one of the most overrated in the world

june 2004: cloudy orange colour, fine foam, acidic nose with notes of rhubarb, sweet and full-bodied, slightly overcarbonated, lot of alcohol presence and very dry - what’s this ? yes, it’s primitive (3/4/2/2/5) 4/8/7/4/16 PROEF MAELSTRØM _1993_hazy reddish colour, complex nose of cream, vanilla and pear, full-bodied, heavy, bitter and dry hoppy finish 4/8/7/4/16 PROEF BRAVEN APOSTEL (BRAVE APOTRE) TRIPEL _708_honey colour, big head, spicy, cinnamon aroma, very sweet, heavy and oily 5/8/7/4/14 PROEF REINAERT GRAND CRU _1605_dark ruby-brown colour with a dense creamy head and a beautiful lace, caramel aroma with a touch of apple and light spicy notes, smooth and full-bodied, the initial sweetness is quickly followed by a tart bitterness, lot of carbonation, the finish is long and bitter with notes of licorice and alcohol 5/7/8/4/16 PROEF REINAERT TRIPEL _3008_cloudy dark and bright orange colour, big firm and creamy, slightly beige head; beuatiful lacing leaved on the side of the glass; aroma of gingerbread with some undefined spices, notes of apple underneath; yeasty and earthy, slightly peppery; fairly sweet, full-bodied with a decent late bitterness; long fruity (orange peel) and spicy finish with some residual sweetness and notes of alcohol 5/8/8/4/15 PROEF RONSISCHEN TRIPEL _1256_dark orange colour, fine head and nice lace, deep spicy aroma with smokey notes, full and bitter, tart, strong alcohol presence, bubblegum-like, long dry spicy finish 4/7/7/4/12 PROEF TROUBADOUR BLOND _2239_hazy orange colour with a big creamy head, yeasty and citrusy nose, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, very sweet but balanced by a robust bitterness, oily with a dry citrusy finish 5/8/7/4/14 PROEF NOG EENTJE TRIPEL BIO _1249_cloudy orange colour, few head, spicy and honey in the nose, tart, lot of carbonation, fresh with something totally disgusting and undefinable in the (dry) finish 3/7/6/2/7 PROEF IKI BEER _3140_from crackedkettle.com; brewed using green tea and japanese fruits - cloudy pale yellow colour under a big and chaotic white foam; fruity, citrusy nose; soapy and medium-bodied, wheaty aftertaste with flowery notes - don't know what to do of this 3/5/5/2/8 _6331_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark blond beer with a solid foamy white head; aroma of hay, cheese and bretts; fairly tart acidity and medium-bodied; some fruity juiciness below; quite dry and tart acidic cheesy finish 5/7/8/4/14 _6340_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish-brown beer under a very foamy slightly pinkish head; vinous and cheesy with notes of raisins and cranberries; pretty sourish, medium to full-bodied; juicy and sourish palate; gently sticky and with a long sour fruity finish 3/7/7/4/15 _6449_courtesy of Doeschi - cloudy brown beer with a little beige foam left; very malty aroma with notes of red fruits and vinegar; a good malt backbone and a solid carbonation; sweet and decently sourish/acidic; slightly dry with long malty, honeyish and fruity notes - very tasty and beautiful 4/8/7/4/16 _6744_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-orange beer with a little white foam left; aroma of peaches, oranges and cream; fresh hop impression; medium-bodied and pretty tasty; fairly bitter and with long hoppy fruity tones in the finish - dry, refreshing and deeply pleasant 5/7/8/4/16 RADERMACHER RADER BLONDE _1504_cloudy honey colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, strong juniper aroma, loads of spices and herbs, touch of alcohol, very smooth, full-bodied, light bitterness and a long dry aftertaste of juniper - lot of character for this original and well-balanced beer 5/8/7/4/16 RADERMACHER RADER AMBREE _492_a beer made with juniper - cloudy orange colour, few head, vegetable and spicy aroma, very sweet, spicy, strong alcohol presence 5/8/8/4/16 la ROCHEFORTOISE (REZETTE) BLONDE _1831_cloudy orange colour, fine dense head and a nice lacing, grapefruit, yeast and hay aroma, acidic mouthfeel at first, followed by a robust bitterness, long dry fruity finish - very refreshing and really charming 4/7/7/3/15 Rezette Rochefortoise ambrée _62_dark orange colour, nice foam - aroma: flower - flavor: sweet and spicy 4/10/9/5/18 REZETTE la ROCHEFORTOISE BRUNE _406_clear amber colour, few foam, cherry and plum aroma, too sweet, aftertaste quite brief 4/8/7/4/14 Riva Dentergems blanche bio _63_spicy aroma, nice clean wheat taste but lack of character 4/7/6/3/12 RIVA FLANDERS 2000 PREMIUM LAGER _855_pale orange colour, fine head, malty, corn aroma, nuttywith a disapponiting plastic aftertaste 4/5/6/2/9 RIVA VONDEL _1091_dark red-brown colour,fine creamy head, vinegar, cherry and plum aroma, very smooth, slightly too much carbonation, notes of alcohol and apple, long dry bitter finish 4/8/7/4/16 RIVA WITTEKOP _64_sampled as Wittekop (same as Dentergems Wit) - cloudy, lemon aroma, coriander, some pleasant acidity 4/8/8/4/16 RIVA LUCIFER _797_pale orange colour, big head, very spicy and yeasty, citrusy, full with some bitterness 5/8/7/4/14 ROCHEFORT TRAPPISTES 8 _610_dark reddish-brown colour with a big dense and creamy head, aroma of prune, chocolate, nougat and burnt almond, very malty, lot of carbonation, robust bitterness with a long malty and plumy finish - powerful and balanced 5/8/7/4/16 Rochefort trappistes 6 _65_dark brown colour, big creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, beautiful lacing, malt and chocolate aroma, notes of cocoa, sweet and smooth, moderate bitterness and a biscuity maltiness in the finish - the worthy little brother of the 10 5/8/7/3/15 Rochefort trappistes 10 _66_november 2009 - I got forced by Laurent Mousson to re-rate it and must admit that either my taste changed during the last 6 years (well it has changed definitely, the only question being how much) or this brew is not at its best anymore. In any cases, I have not been able to find all of its complexity in the nose anymore and had to deplore a light metallic touch in the finish. But it’s still a great beer anyway.

february 2004 - cloudy dark-brown colour, fine persistant creamy head with a nice lacing, deeply complex aroma of plums, nougat, nuts, alcohol and cocolate, full-bodied, oily with a strong bitterness, the finish is explosive showing tons of malt, warming alcohol and licorice - this brew is just marvellous and if I had to choose only one beer, it would be this one (5/10/10/5/19) 5/8/8/4/16 RODENBACH _1026_red-brown colour, fine head, vinegar, vinous aroma with notes of cherry, the initial sweetness is followed by a nice sourness butit lacks of body, dry fruity finish - very nice but no comparison with its 2 brothers 4/8/6/4/13 RODENBACH GRAND CRU _67_deep red-brown colour, fruity, deep complex aroma, fabulous and unique flavor, acid, rich, cherry, great complexity - a pure nectar ! Don't make any mistakes: this IS a great beer. 5/9/9/5/18 RODENBACH VINTAGE _5537_2007 vintage; my belgian beer #1000, courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-brown colour with a little amber foam; a fair aroma of wood, vinegar, cherries and cheese; sweet and acidic, medium- to full-bodied with a long aftertaste of wood, cherries and acetone; some residual sweetness 5/7/7/4/13 RODENBACH alexander _407_intense ruby colour, aroma: complex, cherry, acid apple; flavor: great sourness, vinegar, apple - a truly unique beer ! 4/10/9/5/19 RODENBACH VIN DE CEREALE _3755_from crackedkettle.com; 2004 vintage - pours a clear amber orange colour without foam; aroma of distilled cherries and vinegar; sweet and very sour; oily and medium-bodied with a low carbonation; very long woody finish, sweet and sour again with notes of sour cherries and warming alcohol 2/8/7/4/15 RODENBACH REDBACH _2148_cloudy red-amber colour with a fine pinky head, cherry juice aroma with light notes of vinegar, medium-bodied, sweet with a modest hint of acidity, long and quite heavy sugary cherryish finish - a drink for children and people who don’t like beer; a bad idea from Palm 4/5/4/2/7 ROMAN ENAME CUVEE 974 _2744_brown coloured under a firm and very creamy beige head, beautiful lacing; very discrete aroma, hints of milk chocolate and a touch of nut; sweet and creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied at best, a moderate bitterness and a soft chocolatey finish - understated and deeply inoffensive 5/5/6/2/8 ROMAN MATER WIT BIER _3199_from belgianshop.com - totally cloudy orange colour with very little foam; orange peel and hay in the nose along with citrusy notes; medium-bodied and solidly carbonated; the finish is sweet, malty and a bit corny - solid but unspectacular 3/7/6/3/13 ROMAN ADRIAEN BROUWER AUDENAERDS BRUYN _3223_from belgianshop.com - dark brown colour with a reddish hue; clear and without remaining foam; aroma of figs and raisins; very effervescent palate, medium-bodied at best; sweet and a little bit sour, woody and quite dry aftertaste with more notes of figs 3/7/6/3/13 ROMAN ABDIJ ENAME BLONDE _68_orange colour, big foam, coriander aroma, bitter, impressive deep spicy flavor, long aftertaste 4/7/9/5/16 ROMAN ABDIJ ENAME DUBBEL _1148_dark reddish-brown colour, fine creamy head, very malty, caramel aroma, sweet and quite tart, dry malty finish 4/7/6/3/14 ROMAN ABDIJ ENAME TRIPEL _1150_golden-orange colour, big creamy head, spicy, yeasty with deep honey notes, very smooth, the initial sweetness is followed by a bitter spicy and honeyish aftertaste 5/8/7/4/14 RULLES TRIPLE _1931_cloudy dark orange colour with a big dense head, honey and grapefruit aroma, fresh, smooth and slightly oily with a medium to full body, it has a long and pleasant vinous, cellar-like aftertaste with strong reminiscence of honey 5/7/7/4/14 RULLES CUVÉE MEILLEURS VOEUX _3325_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy dark ruby-brown colour with a fine irregular beige foam; aroma of bread, pear and ashes; a solid malt body maintained by a fair and regular carbonation; some sweetness and a decent late bitterness, long bready and nutty finish 4/7/8/4/14 RULLES ESTIVALE _4204_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a persistent off-white foam; fresh and solid hoppy fruity aroma; yeasty and grapefruity; light to medium-bodied, quite tart and with a robust astringent bitterness; long bitter fruity finish - hoppy and refreshing: a beautiful one 4/8/7/4/16 RULLES LA MAITRESSE _3347_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy dark orange colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of citrus, hay and candi sugar; no carbonation, some sweetness and slightly sticky; moderate malt body, short and flat herbal finish - is it really supposed to be like that ? 2/6/4/2/7 RULLES BLONDE _1922_cloudy dark orange colour, big creamy head, estery nose, slightly spicy, notes of grapefruit, smelling like an old cellar, medium-bodied, dry aftertaste of bitter orange - very drinkable 4/7/7/4/14 RULLES BRUNE _1921_hazy reddish-brown colour, fine creamy head, malty and fruity nose (apple), sweet and very smooth with a touch of acidity, moderate maltiness in the finish with more apple notes 4/7/7/3/13 SAINTE-HÉLÈNE AMBREE _2746_pours a cloudy amber-brown colour under a nice creamy beige head; malty and caramelish nose, notes of ginger; robust malt body, creamy in the mouth, low carbonation, sweet; the finish is gently spicy with more caramelish notes - ok 4/6/7/3/13 SAINTE-HÉLÈNE BLONDE _3034_cloudy orange colour under a solid creamy white head; aroma of apple and cellar; some grapefruity notes also; very fresh with a rather thin malt body, moderately sweet and a low bitterness; aftertaste of fruit (mainly apple again) and dust 4/7/7/3/13 SAINTE-HÉLÈNE LA D'JEAN TRIPLE _2753_cloudy amber colour under a beautiful regular creamy head; it shows a solid and complex aroma of berries, alcohol and spices; low carbonation, incredibly smooth and creamy in the mouth; fairly bitter; long spicy finish with warming notes of alcohol - overly spiced but quite nice 4/7/7/4/14 SAINTE-HÉLÈNE LA D'JEAN D'MADY _2728_hazy amber in colour, firm creamy Guinness-like foam with a perfect lacing; buttery, piney aroma; moderately sweet and malty, no bitterness, creamy mouthfeel; short aftertaste of nothing - desperately character-less 4/6/5/2/10 SAINTE-HÉLÈNE LA MARQUISE DU PONT D'OYE _3042_cloudy reddish-brown colour with a little foam; cookie maltiness in the nose, light notes of pear and vanilla; medium-bodied and with a low bitterness; long malty, biscuity finish 4/7/6/3/13 SAINT-MONON AMBRÉE _1976_cloudy amber-brown colour with a fine head, caramel and buttery nose, earthy, sweet and medium-bodied with a light acidity, malty and caramel finish - honest 3/7/6/3/12 SAINT-MONON BRUNE _1965_2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - clear dark brown colour, few foam with big bubbles, strong caramel and licorice aroma, candy sugar, very sweet with a medium body, the finish is malty, slightly dry and perfumy 4/7/7/3/13 SAINT-MONON BIÈRE SPECIALE DES FÊTES _1445_very dark brown colour, big creamy head, spicy aroma (cloves and ginger) notes of coffee, very smooth and creamy, malty, dry bitter plumy finish - well-balanced 5/8/7/4/16 SAINT-MONON BIÈRE AU MIEL _1564_3 y.o. bottle - cloudy dark red-orange colour, fine creamy head, strong honey and spicy aroma, smooth and full-bodied, slightly oily, robust bitterness, long dry honeyish finish - a beauty ! 5/8/8/5/17 SENNE CRIANZA _3596_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy orange colour, little and persistent white foam; aroma of cheese, cellar and old apples; very acidic/sour with some sweetness hidden behind; solid malt body, fizzy and fruity finish with some residual sweetness and cheesy notes - very good 4/8/8/4/15 SENNE STOUTERIK _5632_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - black coloured and with a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; the nose is gently lactic with notes of roasted chocolatey malts; a moderate carbonation and a rather thin malt backbone, a decent bitterness and a pretty long roasted coffeish aftertaste - gentle and quite nice 5/7/6/3/14 SENNE EQUINOX _4256_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark brown colour with a robust and persistent beige foam; dusty and flowery with a fair biscuity maltiness and notes of apples, solid malt backbone, full and sweet with a decent bitterness; very creamy mouthfeel; very long yeasty and malty finish with light fruity tones - a beautiful brew 5/7/8/4/16 SENNE ZINNEBIR X-MAS 2008 _4795_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy dark-amber colour with a beige head; fruity hoppy nose (quince and oranges) with resiney notes, sweet and quite full-bodied, hoppy and fruity finish with some almondy notes 4/7/7/4/13 SENNE TARAS BOULBA _4326_courtesy of Per - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid white foam; robust aroma of orange peel and citrus; very estery; medium-bodied, a bit acidic and tart with a solid bitterness; very dry and bitter, long fruity hoppy finish - refreshing and very pleasant 5/7/8/4/16 SENNE WADESDA #1 _5230_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy golden-orange colour with a little pale beige head left; strong aroma of cork, cheese and apples, a light note of solvent; moderate carbonation and medium-bodied, a bit oily palate; quite dry and with a fair sourness/acidity; long fruity finish with more reminiscence of cork and pear - complex 4/7/7/4/16 SILENRIEUX JOSEPH BIERE D'EPEAUTRE _69_light orange colour, spicy, refreshing, sweet 3/7/7/3/13 SILENRIEUX LEIREKEN AMBER _2992_cloudy bright orange colour with some impurities floating within; fine white head; aroma of grapefruit, yeast, candi sugar and honey; medium-bodied and a creamy mouthfeel, some late bitterness/acidity before a dusty, yeasty finish where notes of apples appear - unexciting 3/6/6/3/11 SILENRIEUX LEIREKEN DARK _2958_cloudy dark brown colour with reddish hue, big foamy pale beige head; lot of spices in the aroma along with notes of pear and nuts; solid initial acidity hiding partially a fair sweetness; the malt body is quite modest, the finish is fruity (apple, pear), slightly acidic and quite watery 3/6/6/3/13 SILENRIEUX LEIREKEN SPECIAL SPELT _3019_very cloudy orange colour with a very very foamy head (it took me 10 minutes to pour it entirely); strong perfumy aroma, citrusy, peppery, grapefruity notes; overcarbonated, tart and harsh, astringent; dry and slightly bitter finish which falls short and shows notes of wort - hard to drink and really dubious 3/6/4/2/9 SILENRIEUX SARA _70_lemon aroma, strong malt flavor 4/8/7/4/15 SILLY PILS _2993_pours a clear and bright golden colour under a creamy white head; nice lacing left on the glass; some shy aromatic, herbal hops can be met; sweet and medium-bodied, no bitterness and a short plastic/flowery finish - if this deserves to be named a pils, my name is Evgeny Malkin ... 4/4/3/2/6 SILLY ABBAYE DE FOREST BLONDE _4000_hazy blond colour with a huge white foam, estery nose with notes of pear, sweet and medium-bodied, moderate bitterness, long fruity finish, slightly tart 4/6/7/3/14 SILLY TITJE _2828_pale hazy golden colour; nice creamy white head; aroma of coriander, lemon and cardamom; high carbonation and a moderate malt body; some tartness and a short citrusy honeyish aftertaste - honest 4/6/6/3/13 SILLY la CRÉ TONNERRE _2982_hazy dark orange colour with a giant and creamy white head; the aroma is strongly yeasty with notes of rum; sweet and lemondy palate; aftertaste of benzine, sugars and alcohol - what a bad beer ... 3/4/3/2/3 SILLY PINK KILLER _2246_cloudy ugly pink colour, little foam with big bubbles, strong artificial grapefruit bubblegum aroma, very sweet, effervescent, slightly dry and inhuman chemical finish - I can’t drink more of this or this beverage will indeed kill me ! 2/1/2/1/1 SILLY la GUEULE NOIRE (KOEMPELBIER) _483_ruby colour, fine lace, cherry, plum, strong character, alcohol presence, fruity aftertaste 5/8/8/5/16 SILLY KAMBRONE BLANCHE _693_cloudy pale honey colour, fine head, deep perfumy, orange and applepine aroma, fresh, some acidity, bitter fruity aftertaste - quite artificial 4/7/7/4/13 SILLY SUPER 64 AMBER _480_light amber colour, fine lace, slightly nutty aroma, smooth, unpleasant vegetable aftertaste 4/6/4/2/8 SILLY ST CHRISTOPHE _475_dark ruby colour, fine head, deep fruity aroma (plum, cherry), strong alcohol presence, syrupy 5/8/7/4/17 SILLY CERVOISE DE L'AVOUERIE D'ANTHISNES _71_ruby-brown colour, fruity aroma (caramel?), dry - nice as apperitive 4/6/7/4/14 SILLY CUVEE DES HAUTS VOUES DE L'AVOUERIE D'ANTHISNES _72_amber colour, big head, nut & spicy aroma, spicy & bitter flavor 4/7/8/4/15 SILLY DOUBLE ENGHIEN BLONDE _73_golden colour, big head, slightly spicy aroma, cider flavor, long aftertaste 4/7/7/5/15 SILLY DOUBLE ENGHIEN BRUNE _74_light brown, deep malt and spicy aroma, well-balanced, short aftertaste 4/8/7/3/15 SILLY ST GHISLAIN BLONDE VILLERS SPECIALE _75_golden colour, fantastic spicy aroma and flavor 4/9/8/5/17 SILLY SAISON _924_brown colour, fine head, bread aroma, slightly spicy, caramel, full, malty, long bready finish - very subtile and pleasant 4/8/8/4/16 SILLY ENGHIEN NOËL TRIPLE BLONDE _946_pale orange colour, giant head, complex nose, honeyish and spicy, very yeasty, sweet and tart, full-bodied with a late bitter bite, deep spicy finish - a little bit heavy at the end 5/9/7/4/15 SILLY SCOTCH _1045_brown colour, few head, buttery, caramel, malty, full-bodied, nice bitterness with a long spicy finish 4/8/7/4/16 SILLY PRINTEMPS DE SILLY _1534_cloudy pale golden colour, big creamy head with a nice lace, aroma of herbs and eggs, sparkling, biutter, long citrusy bittery finish 4/5/7/3/13 SINT-PIETERS ZINNEBIR _2475_hazy red-orange colour, fine and firm head, fruity aroma (apple, apricot) and a touch of spices (cloves ?), creamy mouthfeel, slightly oily, medium malt body, light bitterness before a moderate malty and fruity (old apples) finish 5/7/6/3/13 SLAGHMUYLDER WITKAP PATER TRIPEL _2593_slightly hazy blond colour with a solid white and firm creamy head which is leaving a nice lacing; very yeasty and grapefruity nose; tart due to the high carbonation, some sweetness, dry and bitter bready and slightly spicy finish - quite hard to drink and not really pleasant 4/7/6/3/12 SLAGHMUYLDER KERSTBIER _3233_from belgianshop.com - slightly hazy golden colour with a little firm head; weird spicy aroma with yeasty notes; tart and medium-bodied; high carbonation; dry bitterness, short spicy and dry finish - not really convincing 3/5/7/3/12 SLAGHMUYLDER WITKAP PATER DUBBELE _2548_bottled - pours a dark and bright ruby-brown-tainted, creamy head leaving a wonderful lacing; it has a complex aroma, full of character:apple, caramel and alcohol are immediately noticable, notes of bread comes also while the beer is getting warmer; very creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied, mainly sweet with a touch of finishing sourness, long malty and fruity finish - very good stuff ! 5/8/7/4/16 SLAGHMUYLDER WITKAP PATER STIMULO _76_honey colour, orange and nut aroma, interesting acidity 4/8/7/4/15 STERKENS POORTER _367_beautiful ruby colour, plum aroma, sweet, toasted with a caramel and cherry aftertaste - is this really a porter ? 5/8/7/5/16 STERKENS ST PAUL DOUBLE _1085_dark red-brown colour, fine creamy head, fruity (peach? mango?) and malty nose, full-bodied, the initial sweetness is quickly followed by a nice bitterness, long dry malty finish - very nice beer 5/8/8/4/15 STERKENS ST SEBASTIAAN DARK _1086_clear dark reddish colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, peachy and malty aroma, smooth, sweet and heavy, dry fruity finish - lacks of balance 5/7/5/3/11 STERKENS TRAP 40 GRAND CRU _2045_hazy amber-orange colour, little foam, fruity aroma (apple and peach), yeast and alcohol, sweet, almost sugary, quite light-bodied and watery finish - unbalanced and modest 2/6/5/2/8 ST JOZEF BOSBIER _77_re-rated 12-2006 - cloudy dark reddish/bordeaux colour with a little slightly pinky head; strong aroma of raisins and bilberries with a touch of vinegar; very sweet with a moderate acidity; medium-bodied at best; more red fruitsy notes and a touch of yeast in a quite short finish 3/6/5/2/11 ST BERNARD ST BERNARDUS BLANCHE _945_pale honey colour, few head, coriander, citrusy and orange aroma, very yeaty, sweet, some acidity, long spicy aftertaste 3/8/7/4/14 _6335_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy dark ruby-brown beer under a creamy and long lasting beige foam, nice lacework; aroma of yeast, banana and spices; figs maybe; velvety palate, pretty sweet with some late dry bitterness; long spicy, malty finish with lingering notes of matured bananas - too sweet to be really great 5/8/7/4/14 ST BERNARDUS PATER 6 _770_I don't know why I liked this beer - dirty brown colour, nice head, fruity nose (mango, banana), very malty and yeasty, too much carbonation, very sweet, heavy with a quite disgusting banana aftertaste 3/7/4/2/8 ST BERNARDUS ABT 12 _609_dark brown, nice head; aroma: banana, powerful, one-dimensional; taste: way too sweet; aftertaste: banana, long and disgusting - I was once a great fan of this beer but I have now to admit that my passion for sweet beers has dramaticaly slowed down 5/8/6/2/13 ST BERNARDUS PAASBIER _3342_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy ruby-brown colour, big foam beige head; yeasty with solid banana notes; robust malt body, some sweetness with a chewy fruity and somehow soapy finish - I’m definitely not a big fan of this brewery 4/7/6/2/12 ST BERNARDUS PRIOR 8 _778_dark brown colour, big creamy head, banana and mango aroma, heavy, oily, very sweet, long disgusting banana aftertaste - almost not finishable 5/7/4/2/8 ST BERNARDUS TRIPEL _1097_orange colour, fine creamy head, beautiful lace, very yeasty, bready aroma, spicy, full-bodied, lot of carbonation, strong bitterness and, unfortunately, the typical banana notes of the St.Bernardus (which was absent in the aroma) shows up in the finish but is never disgusting like in the other products of this brewery - by far the best of the St.Bernardus 5/8/8/3/15 STEENDONK BRABANTS WITBIER _795_light, almost white colour, few head, coriander (but not enough in my opinion), refreshing with a touch of acidity, easy - quite limited but nice as an aperitiv 3/7/6/3/13 STERKENS ST PAUL TRIPLE _1098_cloudy dark orange colour, fine head, discreet fruity nose, full and slightly bitter, dry bready finish - modest 3/6/7/3/13 STERKENS ST SEBASTIAAN GRAND CRU _840_golden colour, nice head, alcohol and yeasty nose, creamy, one-dimensional, slightly bitter finish 5/6/7/3/12 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) GRISETTE FRUITS DES BOIS _2617_brewed by St Feuillien according to the label - hazy reddish colour with a little unregular foam but a nice lacing; strong aroma of dark fruits syrup with notes of vanilla also coming through; very sweet, thin-bodied, flat and sweetish syrupy finish - herghhhh 3/5/3/2/6 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) SAISON _4936_from Amstein - cloudy bright orange colour with a moderately persistent white foam; a fairly spicy and fruity aroma with notes of bretts; a good malt body and a decent sourness; tasty and quite dry; bitter and very fruity, dusty and slightly sourish aftertaste - very good 4/8/7/4/16 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) PÅSKEØL _2097_hazy red-brown colour, nice creamy and brown tainted head, beautiful lacing, malty and very spicy aroma (ginger, nutmeg), earthy, notes of alcohol, full-bodied, tart, lot of carbonation, very dry, long malty and spicy finish - strong and complex 5/8/7/4/16 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) BLONDE _844_re-rated, 9-2005 - hazy golden-orange colour with a big white creamy head and a beautiful lacing; strong honeyish and bready aroma with light spicy notes (anise); very creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation; sweet with a robust malt body, a touch of finishing sourness brings some balance; long gready and spicy aftertaste - quite on the sweet side but very good 5/7/7/4/15 ST FEUILLIEN (FRIART) JEAN DE NIVELLES BRUNE _1959_dark brown colour with a giant creamy head, nutmeg and anis aroma with chocolatey notes, medium-bodied, rounded maltiness, creamy with a touch of finishing acidity, dry malty finish - fresh with lot of character 5/7/7/3/15 ST FEUILLIEN (DU BOCQ) CUVÉE DE NOËL _843_dark red-brown colour, giant head, very (too) yeasty and spicy, creamy, tart and heavy, lacking of character, long dry finish with a touch of caramel 5/7/8/4/14 STRAFFE HENDRIK BRUGSE BRUIN _78_deep brown colour, fine head, deep malt and caramel aroma, caramel flavor, sweet, long aftertaste 4/8/7/5/16 STRAFFE HENDRIK BRUGSE _1760_cloudy orange colour, big creamy head, grapefruit and yeasty aroma, tart, fresh and bitter, the finish is dry and yeasty - easy but charming 4/7/7/3/14 STRUBBE ICHTEGEM'S OUD BRUIN _3489_from belgianshop.com - clear ruby-brown colour with a little but stable creamy beige head; aroma of wood and sour cherries, creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a hint of sourness; the finish is vinous and caramel - subtle 5/7/7/3/14 STRUBBE HOUTEN KOP _4258_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a solid beige foam; aroma of almonds and red fruits; some dusty notes; very creamy mouthfeel, quite highly carbonated; a touch of acidity/sourness; fruity and dusty finish - interesting 5/6/7/3/14 STRUBBE KEYTE _3505_from belgianshop.com - cloudy blond-orange colour with a solid creamy white foam; superb lacing, robust aroma of banana, apple and a bit of dust, phenolic; slightly oily, good malt body, sweet with a low bitterness; the finish is like the rest: fruity and dusty - good but one-dimensional 4/7/6/3/13 STRUBBE DIKKE MATHILE _3139_from crackedkettle.com - translucid amber colour under a big white head; nice lace; very deep spicy aroma (netmug and cloves), perfumy and estery; strong sweetness, slightly oily and quite full-bodied; finishes short, fruity and spicy - interesting ? surely; pleasant ? I'm not sure... 4/6/6/3/13 TER DOOLEN BLOND _2472_hazy blond-orange colour, little foam, yeasty and very fruity (apple, apricots), lot of carbonation, some sweetness, good malt body, tart bitterness, long malty, yeasty and fruity finish - not bad though a bit bubblegum-like 4/7/6/2/12 TER DOOLEN KRIEK _2473_bright artificial rose-red colour, almost no foam, deep aroma of candy sugar and cherry bubblegum, incredibly sweet, light to medium-bodied, long thick and sugary, artificial cherry finish - only suitable for children 2/3/3/2/5 TER DOLEN TRIPEL _2745_cloudy amber-brown colour with a firm persistent head; aroma of pear and bread, creamy mouthfeel, robust malt body, sweet with a decent finishing bitterness; long fruity and bready aftertaste - a good tripel 5/7/7/4/14 TILQUIN GUEUZE _6057_courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - cloudy blond beer with a nice head retention; aroma of cobweb, vinegar and cheese; apples appear too; medium-bodied and tasty, a fait acidity, creamy and with a long dusty, fruity and vinegar-like aftertaste 5/8/8/4/15 TIMMERMANS FARO _79_red-brown colour, typical lambic aroma, sweet and sour flavor 4/7/7/4/15 TIMMERMANS GUEUZE CAVEAU _427_intense orange-honey colour, fine head, deep fresh aroma, acid, beautiful sourness 5/8/8/5/17 TIMMERMANS FRAMBOISE _810_red-bordeaux colour, nice head, tart, raspberry aroma, very sweet with a nice sour finish 4/8/6/4/13 TIMMERMANS KRIEK _799_amber colour, few head, rhubarb, slightly smokey, vinegar, sour and sweet, well-balanced, long sour finish 3/8/7/4/14 TIMMERMANS TRADITION BLANCHE LAMBICUS _906_pale cloudy orange colour, few head, deep perfumy and candy aroma, full with a touch of bitterness, refreshing and pleasant

sampled in february 2001 as "Blanche Lambic" - cloudy almost white colour, fine lace, basil and lemon aroma, smooth, sweet (4/8/7/4/16) 4/8/6/4/14 TIMMERMANS TRADITION GUEUZE _907_bronze colour, fine head and a nice lace, vinous and tart, rhubarb aroma, slightly sweet followed by an interesting sourness, long sour finish 4/7/7/4/13 TIMMERMANS TRADITION KRIEK _941_reddish in colour, few head, rhubarb and cherry aroma, vinegar, nice sourness with a long cherry finish - very nice exemple of the style 3/8/8/4/16 TIMMERMANS WOUDVRUCHTEN _5823_courtesy of oh6dgx - hazy reddish-brown in colour and with a poor head retention; deep aroma of blueberries and strawberries; very sweet, thin-bodied; sweetish and very fruity finish 3/4/5/2/8 TIMMERMANS STRAWBERRY LAMBIC _4402_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy dark reddish colour under a solid pinkish creamy head; solid aroma of strawberries and dust; very sweet with a hint of acidity but by far not enough to bring any balance; sweeties-like finish - a beer for children 4/6/4/2/8 VAL-DIEU WINTER _2258_dark ruby-brown colour, fine slightly brown-tainted head, lot of licorice in the nose, some notes of chocolate, alcohol and spices, full-bodied and very sweet, the finish is sugary with licorice and alcohol notes - definitely too sweet and quite raw but could have a great ageing potential 5/7/6/4/13 VAL DE DIEU (ABBAYE DU) BLONDE _80_hazy orange colour, fine head and a nice lacing, strong yeasty aroma, curacao, hay, sparkling, some acidity, refreshing, long dry malty and acidic finish - a beautiful brew 5/7/8/4/15 VAL DE DIEU (ABBAYE DU) BRUNE _81_dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy head and a nice lace, very complex aroma of yeast, spices (coriander), caramel and cheese, notes of hay, full-bodied, oily, dry with a nice finishing bitterness, touch of alcohol - complex, robust and charming 5/8/8/4/17 VAL-DIEU L'AURORE de la SALM _5621_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy dark brown colour and with a solid persistent beige foam; perfumy aroma with notes of biscuit and pear; velvety palate and with a solid malt backbone, pretty sweet and slightly chewy mouthfeel, residual sugars with more notes of pear in a long finish 5/7/7/3/14 VAL-DIEU la MYRTILLE d'AMÉLIE _5652_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy dark reddish-amber colour and with a persistent pinkish head; deep aroma of blueberries with some yeasty notes; very sweet and juicy palate, a moderate carbonation and a long sweetish and slightly perfumy aftertaste of blueberries - not bad despite being too sweet 4/6/6/3/12 VAL DE DIEU (ABBAYE DU) triple _82_cloudy white colour, nice foam, lemon and spicy aroma, sweet, honey, spicy flavor, long aftertaste 5/7/8/5/15 VAN DER LINDEN FARO VIEUX FOUDRE _83_amber-red colour, almost no foam, Rodenbach-like sourness, too light-bodied, sweet aftertaste 4/8/6/3/14 VAN EECKE POPERINGS HOMMEL BIER _1938_cloudy dark orange colour with a giant head and a beautiful lace, strong honey, citrusy and spicy nose with bready notes, medium- to full-bodied with a decent bitterness, long bready and honeyish finish - terribly drinkable 5/8/7/4/16 VAN EECKE HET KAPITTEL WATOU PRIOR _607_amber-brown colour, nice head, chocolate and cherry aroma, sweet, full but lack of complexity, long sweet chocolate aftertaste 4/9/7/4/15 VAL DE SAMBRE ABBAYE D'AULNE BLONDE DES PÈRES _84_golden , spicy aroma, bitter 4/8/7/4/14 VAL DE SAMBRE ABBAYE D'AULNE BRUNE DES PÈRES _85_red-brown colour, fruity aroma (lychee), sweet and a little bit disgusting after the whole bottle 5/8/7/4/14 VAL DE SAMBRE ABBAYE D'AULNE TRIPLE BRUNE DES PÈRES _86_brown colour, caramel and truffel aroma, sweet, too much carbonation 4/8/6/4/14 VAL DE SAMBRE BLANCHE de CHARLEROI _420_probably slightly infected - cloudy honey colour, big head, vegetable aroma, too much carbonation, bitter aftertaste 4/7/5/4/12 VAN DEN BOSSCHE BUFFALO _3230_from belgianshop.com; 5,7% - hazy dark brown with a reddish hue and an elusive beige head; strong bready aroma with notes of pear and milk chocolate; fairly sweet, medium to full-bodied and with a robust effervescence; residual sugars in the finish along with notes of prune and bread 4/7/7/3/14 VAN DEN BOSSCHE LAMORAL TRIPEL _296_cloudy dark amber-orange colour, fine and stable beige foam; aroma of cinnamon and orange peel, notes of tangerines; sweet and tart/acidic; medium-bodied; high carbonation, very low bitterness; the finish is short and effervescent with notes of orange and spices 4/7/6/3/12 VAN DEN BOSSCHE PATER LIEVEN TRIPEL _2545_pours a slightly hazy bronze colour with a solid creamy white head which leaves a beautiful lacing; tons of yeast sediments at the bottom of the bottle; big nose of peach with notes of bread, a creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation and a soft mouthfeel; long aftertaste of fruits (apricot, peach) and some residual sweetness - a good quality beer 5/7/8/4/16 VAN DEN BOSSCHE KERST PATER SPECIAL CHRISTMAS _894_brown colour, no foam, apple and plum aroma, oily, sweet and slightly disgusting, some ginger bread aftertaste 3/7/5/4/11 VAN DEN BOSSCHE PATER LIEVEN BRUIN _1934_very dark brown colour, nice creamy head, strong licorice and malty aroma with coffeish notes, oily with lot of carbonation, some acidity, very long dry coffee finish - fresh and original 5/8/8/4/17 VAN DEN BOSSCHE PATER LIEVEN BLOND _1960_hazy orange colour with yeast particules floating, fine head, grapefruit aroma with some bready notes, medium-bodied, acidic with a moderate bitterness, dry fruity finish - quite flat and lacking of character 4/7/5/2/11 VAL DE DIEU (ABBAYE DU) BIÈRE DE NOËL _930_caramel-amber colour, creamy head, vinous, raisins and pear, full, smooth, some acidity, long bitter and spicy finish - nice and complex 5/8/7/4/16 Van Eecke Het Kapittel pater _87_red-brown colour, hoppy nose, banana, sweet, dry aftertate 4/7/9/4/17 VAN EECKE HET KAPITTEL WATOU DUBBEL _1138_dark-red brown colour, nice creamy head, nice lace, malty and fruity with coffeish notes, sweet and bitter with a long dry fruity (plum) finish - fresher than most of the dubbels 5/7/7/4/13 VAN EECKE HET KAPITTEL WATOU ABT _1139_dark orange colour, few head, very fruity (apricot, prune) with a strong alcohol presence, oily, sweet and slightly bitter with an heavy alcohol and licorice finish - brutal and not subtle at all 3/7/7/3/12 VAN HONSEBROUCK K'8 _685_red-brown colour, big head, strong cherry aroma, some astringence, sweetness balanced by a nice bitter finish - quite artificial but I like it ! 5/8/7/4/15 Van Honsebrouck Brigand _88_light orange colour, nice foam - aroma: spicy, strong alcohol presence - flavor: fruity, acid 4/7/8/3/15 VAN HONSEBROUCK BRIGAND IPA _4631_courtesy of Allen - pours a translucide golden-amber colour under a firm and long lasting pale beige foam; solid flowery aroma with notes of caramel and yeast; slightly sticky and medium-bodied, some flowery bitterness lasting in a caramelish and bready finish - interesting 4/6/6/3/13 VAN HONSEBROUCK KASTEEL ROUGE _4581_from Au Grain d’Orge, labelled Kasteel Rouge - fully cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm beige foam; strong aroma of cherries and marzipan, very sweet and full-bodied, juicy with some acidic tartness; long sweetish cherries aftertaste - strong and very sweet yet quite enjoyable 4/7/7/3/13 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS PREMIUM KRIEK _1955_clear reddish colour with almost no foam, strong cherry aroma with notes of candy sugar, some tartness, very sweet with an insufficiant touch of acidity to balance it properly, dry cherryish aftertaste - crisp and fresh; quite decent 3/7/5/3/13 VAN HONSEBROUCK KASTEEL BIER BRUIN _348_dark brown colour, few foam with big bubbles, malt, prune and alcohol aroma, light chocolate notes, very sweet, malty, sugary and alcohol finish - powerful but quite heavy and almost disgusting at the end of the bottle 4/8/6/3/13 VAN HONSEBROUCK KASTEEL BIER GOUDEN TRIPLE _1740_hazy blond colour with a chaotic head, nice lace, orange, yeasty and spicy aroma, fresh, very sweet, full-bodied, nice bitterness, long bitter, spicy and fruity finish - fresh, robust and balanced 4/8/8/5/17 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS FRAMBOISE _931_ruby colour, fine head, raspberry candy and floral aroma, very sweet and light bodied with a strange, unpleasant artificial finish 4/4/4/2/7 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS PÊCHE _934_transparent pale orange colour, fine head, vinegar, rhubarb and peach aroma, very sweet aggressive fruity flavor, dry finish 4/7/3/2/6 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS CASSIS KIR ROYAL _935_red-brown colour, few head, strong blackcurrant aroma, vinous, the sweetness is partially balanced by an interesting sourness - quite pleasant 4/7/7/3/13 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS PREMIUM FRAMBOISE _2622_hazy dark reddish colour with a little foam; robust aroma of mature raspberries and a touch of vinegar; strong sweetness but almost balanced by a solid sourness, tart and sticky, long sweetish raspberry finish - not bad at all 4/6/7/3/12 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS KRIEK _936_reddish colour, few head, deep cherry aroma, sweet and sour, long dry fruity finish - quite artificial but I like it ! 4/7/6/4/14 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS GUEUZE _901_pale amber colour, big head, rhubarb, orange and candy sugar aroma, sweetish and quite flat with only few sourness to deal with, slightly disgusting 4/6/4/2/9 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS GUEUZE FOND TRADITION _1573_bottled 7/1999; tasted 5/2003 - pale orange colour, almost no foam, rhubarb, vinegar and candy sugar aroma, vinous, acidic and sweet, full-bodied, dry and fresh rhubarb finish - beautiful example 4/8/7/4/14 VAN HONSEBROUCK ST LOUIS PREMIUM FARO _2242_clear red-orange colour, fine unregular foam, aroma of cellar, vinegar and sweet cherries, very sweet and oily with just a light acidity touch in a sugary finish 3/6/5/2/9 VAN STEENBERGE JOPEN 4 GRANEN BOKBIER _3479_from crackedkettle.com - hazy ruby-brown colour with a little stable pale beige foam; aroma of yeast, caramel and pear; sweet and overly carbonated; astringent, effervescent caramelish finish 4/7/5/3/12 VAN STEENBERGE OLD BUCCANEER RESERVE _2481_hazy blond-orange colour, big white firm and strangely perfect head, bready aroma, very spicey. perfumy, very creamy mouthfeel, quite sweet, strong alcohol, sugary and spicy finish with notes of apple - good but too sweet to be great

sampled in june 2000 as Bornem Trippel - slightly hazy pale golden colour with a fine, firm head, very yeasty and bready aroma with notes of sour apples, sweet and bitter with a solid malt profile, finishes very bitter with notes of alcohol, spices and residual sugars - lacks of cohesion (5/8/7/4/13) 5/7/7/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE AUGUSTIJN _2011_hazy blond-orange colour under a huge white foam; esters and dust in the nose, grapefruit and pear; high carbonation, juicy palate and fairly sweet; long sweetish aftertaste of tangerines and a touch of spices
Earlier Rating: 7/30/2000 Total Score: 3.4
cloudy dark orange colour, giant creamy head and a beautiful lace, complex but chaotic aroma of nut, honey and yeast, sweet and very creamy, some citrusy acidity, bitter yeasty finish with light notes of alcohol 4/7/6/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE AUGUSTIJN DONKER/BRUNE _5612_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - cloudy dark brown in colour and with a beige foam left; nice lacework, notes of candi sugar, fruits (pear and apple) and caramel; a fair carbonation and a sweet malt backbone, quite full-bodied and slightly sticky, moderate bitterness and a long malty, caramelish and fruity finish 5/7/7/4/14 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS BLONDINE _1870_2000 vintage from the original brewery (Hopduvel), sampled 1/8/2004 - cloudy dark orange colour with a nice creamy head, bready aroma with estery notes and wood, slightly acidic, fresh, decent bitterness, lot of carbonation, dry malty bitter finish with notes of alcohol, but it never shows its 9% 4/7/7/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS (BIOS) PIRAAT (AMBER) _1653_amber-blond colour, fine head, nice lace, aroma of caramelized sugar, alcohol and peach/orange, vinous, tart and full-bodied, the sweetness is followed by a robust dry bitterness and a long warming alcohol and spicy aftertaste 5/8/7/4/16 VAN STEENBERGE AUGUSTIJN GRAND CRU _686_cloudy orange colour, big head, honey and spicy aroma, starting acidity, full-bodied, superb bitterness, long spicy finish - a fantastic beer ! 5/8/9/5/18 VAN STEENBERGE ST BERNARD DUBBEL BORNEM _611_re-rated Aug-2005 - cloudy amber-brown colour with a fine foam; nutty aroma with notes of apple and cream; high carbonation, some sweetness but also a sour touch; creamy malty and nutty finish - good but simple 5/7/7/3/14 VAN STEENBERGE la BIÈRE DU BOUCANIER BLONDE _89_3 y.o. bottle - cloudy golden-blond colour, few foam, deep alcohol and fruity aroma (orange, grapefruit?), notes of hay and honey, sweet, very oily with a very long sugary alcohol finish 4/7/7/3/14 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS BRUEGEL AMBER ALE _1865_cloudy red-amber colour, big creamy head, estery nose with some earthy notes, overcarbonated, acidic and medium-bodied, very tart with a dry and sourish finish 3/5/4/2/7 VAN STEENBERGE la BIÈRE DU BOUCANIER RED ALE _2151_cloudy red-orange colour with a big creamy head, strong yeasty nose, caramel and mango, overcarbonated, harsh bitterness, the finish is dry and bitter with more notes of mango and bread - interesting but the overcarbonation makes it hard to drink 4/7/5/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE FILIBUSTER _2620_very clear and very pale golden colour with a little foam; gentle fruity and vanilla hoppiness; medium-bodied, moderate sweetness and an acceptable bitterness; dry finish with notes of almonds and hops - easy, fresh and ok 4/5/6/3/12 VAN STEENBERGE GARRE TRIPLE _3345_from Belgianshop - hazy dark orange colour, little foam; yeasty and grapefruity, notes of apricot; full-bodied, lively palate, sweet and very bitter, moderately dry, spicy, bready finish with warming alcohol notes 4/7/8/4/16 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS GENTSE TRIPEL _1970_recipe from De Hopduvel - 1999 vintage sampled 03/2004 - hazy orange colour, few foam, bready aroma with light fruity notes, tart and light acidic with a medium body, lot of carbonation, dry bready and estery finish 4/7/7/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE BIOS KRIEKENBIER _2467_light hazy dark reddish in colour, the fine reddish foam quickly reduces, strong aroma of sour cherries, touch of vinegar. strong sweetness partially balanced by a tart sourness, long cherryish, sweet and sour finish - tasty 4/7/6/3/14 Van Steenberge Gulden Draak _91_clear ruby-brown colour, fine head and correct lacing, prune and malt in the nose, very yeasty/bready, sweet and full-bodied, some bitterness in a slightly dry finish, long aftertaste of malt, alcohol and bread; very powerful - this beer has been one of my old-time top ten but I don't love it as much as I used to 4/8/8/4/16 VAN STEENBERGE GULDEN DRAAK VINTAGE _2741_hazy reddish-brown colour with a firm, persistent beige-brown head; vinous nose, notes of prune, caramel and grapefruit; lot of carbonation, decent malt body, creamy, sweet, solid bitterness; long yeasty and fruity, caramelish finish - not fully convincing 5/6/7/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE KEIZERSBERG _2493_bottled, magnum, about 4 years old, thanks to fiulijn for sharing it - slightly hazy golden colour with a big creamy head, aroma of cellar, cork and old apple, good malt body with a solid bitterness, the finish is quite dry with reminiscence of old apple - very pleasant and deeply impressive 4/8/7/4/16 VAN STEENBERGE ATOMIUM PREMIUM GRAND CRU _1378_golden-orange colour, few head, grape and cellar in the nose, prune and alcohol, tart with a robust bitterness, long bitter fruity finish 3/7/7/4/15 VAN STEENBERGE JOPEN HOPPENBIER _3157_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark-orange colour with a little irregular foam; aroma of orange peel, nutmeg and cloves; notes of hay; medium-bodied, solid sourness, very dry aftertaste of bitter oranges - very good and refreshing 4/8/8/4/16 VAN STEENBERGE JOPEN STOUT EXTRA _3388_from crackedkettle.com - clear and dark brown colour with a ruby hue; solid and creamy beige head; nice lace; slightly roasted with notes of cream and chocolate; very creamy mouthfeel, moderate malt body, a hint of sourness and a late vitterness; very dry roasted aftertaste of ashes - not without interest 5/6/7/4/14 VAN STEENBERGE JOPEN ADRIAAN _3167_from crackedkettle.com - hazy golden-orange colour with a large white head; perfumy aroma of pear with a spicy touch (coriander?); soft initial sweetness sonn balanced by a dry bitterness; short and dry fruity finish - a good one 4/6/7/3/13 VAN STEENBERGE BRUNETTE _1358_from belgianshop.com - hazy brown colour with a solid creamy beige head; yeasty and bready with a cookie maltiness and chocolatey notes; high carbonation, full-bodied, some initial sweetness balanced by a fair dry and tart bitterness; the aftertaste is bready, nutty and very long 4/8/8/4/15 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS SPARTA PILS _1861_clear golden with a fine head, fat grassy hoppiness, notes of hay, sweet and quite flat with a dry moderate malty and paperboard aftertaste 3/4/4/2/7 VAN STEENBERGE YERSEKES MOSSELBIER _92_orange colour, deep malt aroma, bitter 4/7/6/4/13 VAN STEENBERGE WILSON MILD STOUT _673_very dark brown colour, nice head, aggressive coffee and vegetable aroma, sweet and sour, extremly disgusting - stay away of this stuff ! 4/3/1/2/2 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS la BIÈRE DU BOUCANIER DARK ALE _1727_very dark brown colour, big creamy head, malt and pear with notes of gingerbread and coffee, full-bodied, lot of carbonation, sweet, oily and very malty, decent finishing bitterness with strong notes of alcohol in the aftertaste - this is the little brother of the Gulden Draak 5/7/7/4/14 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS BRUSSELS KRIEK _1845_a wheat beer with sugar and cherries - clear reddish colour, few foam, aroma of cherry syrup, very sweet and very carbonated, dry cherryish finish - bad 2/3/3/2/6 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS BRUSSELS PERZIK _1971_light hazy orange colour, almost no foam, moderate peachy aroma, sweet and medium-bodied, touch of acidity with an oily peachy finish - inoffensive 2/4/6/2/8 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS SANGANO AMBRÉE _1852_a sorghum beer - dark amber colour, fine dense head, cherry and banana aroma, acidic and oily, lot of carbonation, dry malty and fruity finish - original and hard to drink due to an excessive carbonation 4/6/4/2/7 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS SANGANO BLONDE _1851_a sorghum beer made from an african tradition - clear blond colour, fine foam and a nice lace, aroma of mango and matured bananas, the attack is acidic, it is full-bodied, sweet and oily with a dry and strong malty finish and notes of alcohol - robust, heavy and interesting 4/7/6/3/12 VAN STEENBERGE / BIOS BRUSSELS FRAMBOOS _1850_a witbier with raspberries, from an idea of Pierre Celis - cloudy reddish colour with few foam, strong aroma of raspberries syrup, sweet and acidic with a dry raspberry finish - almost correct as an aperitiv 3/5/6/3/11 VANUXEEM PLOEGSTEERT / QUEUE de CHARRUE BLONDE _1966_2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - cloudy dark orange colour with a fine head, strong bready aroma with citrusy and alcohol notes, fresh and acidic with lot of carbonation, the finish is perfumy with notes of peach 4/7/7/4/14 _6273_courtesy of Doeschi - cloudy blond-orange beer with a little foam left; fruity hoppy aroma (oranges dominate); medium-bodied, some astringency and very bitter; dry and long very bitter fruity finish with notes of yeast - refreshing and very nice 4/7/8/4/17 _6280_courtesy of Doeschi - pours a cloudy copper-amber beer under a chaotic creamy beige foam; deep hoppy aroma, piney and flowery; full-bodied and creamy palate; almondy and hoppy flowery finish - solid and well-made; one of the first Belgian move in a new direction ? 4/8/8/4/16 _6282_courtesy of Doeschi - hazy blond beer under a little fine white head; nice lacework; aroma of orange peels, almonds and hints of cardamom; medium to full-bodied and with some tart acidity; fairly tasty, creamy and with a late solid bitterness; slightly salty and long tart fruity and spicy finish - very nice 5/8/7/4/16 VERHAEGHE QUEUE DE CHARRUE BRUNE _2313_dark ruby-brown colour, the foam disappears immediately, vinous nose, aroma of vinegar, apple and wood, tart, sour and sweet with a medium body, the finish is slightly dry and fruity with more notes of vinegar - good but too much on the sweet side to be exceptional 3/8/7/4/14 VERHAEGHE BARBE ROUGE _6031_from Café de l’Union, Lens, Switzerland - clear reddish-amber colour with a little foam left; aroma of red fruits marmalade (cherries and raspberries); sweet and full-bodied, no bitterness but some sourness; quite dry and fizzy fruity finish with notes of yeast and esters 4/7/6/3/13 VERHAEGHE ECHT KRIEKENBIER _2250_clear dark reddish colour, almost no foam, red fruits and vinegar aroma, notes of straw, acidic and sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is dry and sour - good but not in the same category that the Duchesse 3/8/7/3/14 VERHAEGHE VICHTE NOËL CHRISTMAS WEIHNACHT _678_pale golden colour, spicy aroma, slightly sweet, full with a spicy aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 VERHAEGHE CAMBRINUS _2730_clear dark amber colour; fine stable head; weird aroma of meat; piney and resinous; mainly sweet with a hint of tartness; short and discrete undefinable aftertaste - don’t know what I should do with this ?!? 4/6/5/2/8 VERHAEGHE OUDEN BRUINEN VERA _3201_from belgianshop.com - clear ruby-brown colour with a very little but stable dark beige foam; vinous aroma of vinegar and sour cherries; medium-bodied; (very) sweet and sour; rather high carbonation and with a moderately dry finish; short and slightly sourish aftertaste with more reminiscence of dark fruits 4/7/6/3/13 VERHAEGHE CAVES _2731_clear reddish-amber colour with a persistent little head; aroma of sour red fruits, vinegar and cheese; high initial sweetness fortunately soon followed by a pleasant and robust sourness; the finish is fruity and vinous with more sourish touches - nice to have a Vlaams oud bruin again ! 4/8/7/4/15 VERHAEGHE VICHTE DUCHESSE de BOURGOGNE _816_dark ruby colour, nice head, fantastic complex aroma: fruity, flowers, vinegar and a hint of chocolate, very rich flavour, cherry, sweetness followed by a long sour finish 5/9/8/5/17 VERHAEGHE VICHTENAAR _2743_clear and bright reddish-brown colour, fine creamy beige head; vinous nose; aroma of cherries and vinegar, notes of cocoa; moderate malt body, swet and sour, creamy mouthfeel and with a long fruity, sweet and sour finish - good but too much on the sweet side 5/8/7/4/13 VERVIFONTAINE BIERE DU LION _465_cloudy orange colour, lot of foam, bitter and spicy - very pleasant 5/7/8/5/16 VERVIFONTAINE BIERE DES FAGNES BLONDE _476_cloudy honey colour, big head, spicy and lemon aroma, fresh - very pleasant 5/8/8/5/16 VERVIFONTAINE LA SWAF! AMBREE _2177_cloudy dirty amber-brown colour, big creamy head, nice lacing, malty and herbal/medicinal aroma, sweet, oily and medium-bodied, explosion of ginseng in a bitter finish - unbalanced and hard to drink; a strange experiment indeed ... 3/4/5/2/7 VERVIFONTAINE LA SWAF! BRUNE _2178_dark red-brown colour with a fine creamy head, strong herbal and medicinal aroma, very creamy mouthfeel, very bitter, medium to full body, long bitter ginseng aftertaste - my cough is getting much better, thank you ... 5/5/4/2/6 VERVIFONTAINE LA SWAF! BLONDE _2179_cloudy dark amber-orange colour, fine head and lacing, ginseng in the nose, medium-bodied, creamy with a very bitter medicinal finish - boargh ! please stop this nightmare and don't tell me about ginseng for the next 10 years ! 3/5/4/2/5 VERVIFONTAINE BIERE DES FAGNES ROUSSE _477_red-brown colour, fine lace, cassis and caramel aroma, full-bodied, sweet 4/8/7/4/15 VERVIFONTAINE LA HERVOISE _1376_dark brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, blackcurrant and grape aroma, malty, tart, smooth and medium-bodied, sweet with a touch of acidity in the finish - subtle and well-balanced 4/7/7/3/15 VILLERS (HUYGHE) TRIPPEL _1964_cloudy dark orange colour with a fine creamy head, pear and malty aroma, subtle spicy notes, sweet and oily, full-bodied, decent bitterness, long fruity and malty finish 5/7/8/4/15 VILLERS VILLERS OUD VIEILLE _1848_cloudy brown colour with a fine head, malty and bready, notes of prune, vinegar and vinous, sweet and carbonated, strong alcohol presence, the finish is long, malty with alcohol and fruits 4/8/8/4/15 WEPIONNAISE FRAISE _93_red-brown, agressive strawberry aroma, bitter with very unpleasant acidity 4/2/3/1/5 WESTMALLE EXTRA _2086_cloudy orange colour with a giant foamy head, yeasty nose, grapefruit, light- to medium-bodied, very creamy mouthfeel, robust bitterness, the finish is very dry with some earthy notes - thin-bodied but charming - a big thank you to BierKönig for trading me this one ! 4/7/6/3/14 Westmalle Dubbel _94_dark brown colour, fine creamy head, complex aroma of malt, apple and caramel, full-bodied, moderately sweet with a dry and long malty and slightly fruity finish 5/8/8/4/16 Westmalle Tripel _95_cloudy pale orange colour, giant foamy head, strong hoppiness with notes of cream, bitter ornage and anis, bready, oily and very bitter, endless bitter and dry finish with reminiscence of bread and orange - the mother of all tripels remains -THE- reference 5/9/10/5/18 Westvleteren Blonde 6 _96_cloudy dark orange colour, big creamy head and a beautiful lacing, citrusy, estery nose with notes of cream, fresh, medium-bodied, slightly oily with a solid bitterness, the finish is dry with a moderate maltiness and a fruity hoppiness - very balanced and very well made 5/7/7/4/15 Westvleteren Blonde 8 _97_2000 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - dark brown colour, nice creamy head and a wonderful lacing, gingerbread and chocolaty aroma, notes of raisins, sweet, very creamy and malty, robust bitterness, very long dry aftertaste of bread, malt, dried fruits and warming alcohol - incredibly complex and deeply balanced 5/9/10/5/18 Westvleteren 12 _98_2001 vintage, sampled 03/2004 - dark brown colour with a fine head, very complex aroma: bread, raisins and black chocolate, impressive malty palate, deep balance between sweetness and bitterness, slightly oily, the finish is moderately dry showing candy sugar, plums, gingerbread and a long warming alcohol touch - my deep consideration goes to the monks who are brewing this wonder and who make me think for a moment that I'm living in paradise 5/9/10/5/19 Belarus ======= LIDSKOE BARKHATNOE _4738_courtesy of Per - translucide amber-brown colour with no head retention; meaty aroma with a touch of red fruits and acetyl; some sweetness and a poor malt body; a light touch of sourness before a malty, meaty finish 2/4/4/2/6 Benin ===== beninoise _545_pale golden colour, fine head, cork aroma, tastes like wet carton, slightly sour - a typical african beer ... 4/3/3/2/5 Bolivia ======= BOLIVIANA NACIONAL PACEÑA CENTENARIO _2160_very clear pale golden colour, little foam, mild hoppiness with some herbal notes, reasonable malty body, light bitterness in a moderately dry finish - acceptable 4/5/5/2/9 Bosnia and Herzigovina ====================== BANJALUCKA NEKTAR _1903_clear deep golden colour, nice head and a beautiful lacing, light aromatic hoppiness, smooth and oily, good malt body, dry herbal finish - robust, clean and balanced: what more could you get from a pilsener ? 5/7/7/4/16 GRUDSKA PRIMA PIVO _3985_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pale golden colour with an irregular white foam; a decent herbal hoppiness shows up; crisp and sweet, medium malt body; the finish is corny with some residual sugars - decent 3/6/4/2/11 BIHACKA PREMINGER _4017_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear and pale golden colour, persistent white foam, skunky nose with a hint of herbal hoppiness, medium-bodied and quite tasteless, quite dry with a faint bitterness, the finish is a bit harsh and herbal - very forgettable 3/3/4/2/6 SARAJEVSKA SARAJEVSKO PIVO _3914_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy yellow coloured with a modest head retention; oily herbal hoppiness with some notes of plastic; skunky; sweet, tart and fizzy; more mix of plastic and herbs in the aftertaste - not good at all 2/3/3/2/5 SARAJEVSKA SARAJEVSKO PREMIUM _4060_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy blond colour with a moderate white foam; subtle almondy aroma; good malt body and with a subtle carbonation, fresh and lively palate; the finish is a bit dry with notes of herbs and almonds - a good one 4/6/6/3/13 TUZLA TUZLANSKI PILSNER _4010_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear and bright golden colour, big white foam, aroma of solvent and oily hops, medium-bodied, tasteless, no bitterness, watery and slightly corny finish - a beautiful example of beer castration 3/3/4/2/7 Botswana ======== KGALAGADI ST LOUIS LAGER _2806_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - very pale clear golden colour, stable but unregular white head and a correct lacing; very cheap corny nose with notes of paperboard; sweet and fizzy, quite harsh in the mouth; long metallic finish - this is bad 3/2/2/2/5 Brazil ====== ANTARCTICA BAVARIA PILSEN, BRAZIL _1298_Bavaria pilsen ?!? Umh... must be a joke ! This beer is just altered colorized water. 2/2/2/2/2 BADEN BADEN RED ALE ESPECIAL _2127_clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, prune and alcohol, malt and pepper, robust body, long malty, alcohol and pruny finish - impressive ! - Thanks Per for this bottle. 4/8/8/4/17 BAMBERG ALT _5398_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear bright amber colour with a poor head retention; fairly earthy with notes of red fruits; medium-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; dry and very bitter, long earthy and bitter finish with fruity tones below; some acidic presence 4/6/7/3/13 BAMBERG RAUCHBIER _5607_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber-brown in colour and with a little persistent beige foam left; aroma of smoked salami and cookies; lot of carbonation and medium-bodied, quite dry with a long smokey malty and earthy finish 4/6/5/2/9 _6674_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy brown beer under a modest beige foam left; aroma of wood, licorice, malt and brown sugars; full-bodied and very sweet; a light corny tartness; short and quite dry malty finish with notes of licorice and a lingering bitterness - a bit werid but not without interest 4/6/6/3/13 _6677_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a hazy dark orange beer under a persistent white foam; hoppy citrusy and corny aroma; assertive, medium-bodied; dry and slightly acidic; gently spicy hoppy and corny finish - pleasant beer 4/7/7/4/15 BRAHMA CHOPP _771_pale yellow colour, no head, wet carton aroma with a perverse touch of vinegar, water-like flavour followed, unfortunately, by a spectacular, long plastic aftertaste - can't believe it but this is even worse than Bud ! 2/2/2/1/3 COLORADO DEMOISELLE _5357_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured and fairly roasted coffeish nose with hints of vanilla and licorice; a respectable malt backbone and a solid bitterness; subtle carbonation; quite dry aftertaste of black chocolate; slightly oily 4/7/8/4/15 COLORADO INDICA _5359_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear amber colour with a little foam left; a solid flowery and caramelish hoppiness; full-bodied and rounded palate; a solid but not agressive bitterness; long hoppy flowery finish - has an interesting balance; well-made 4/7/8/4/15 INBEV BRASIL BOHEMIA PILSEN _3065_translucid golden colour, fine white head; the nose is a bit oily with a touch of corn; the palate is slightly sticky and light-bodied; no bitterness, slightly fruity finish - poor 3/3/3/2/6 Independente Xingu Black Beer _99_black coloured with a little beige foam; toasty with notes of ashes and black chocolate; fizzy and medium-bodied; long toasty aftertaste of ashes and cold coffee - a bit lactic 4/6/6/3/11 KAISER PALMA LOUCA _4006_clear golden colour with a foamy white head, nice lace, herb, butter and a touch of plastic in the nose, poor malt body, flat and with some sourness, aftertaste of paperboard - very weak 4/3/3/2/7 LATINO DO BRASIL CARIOCA CLASSIC _389_light golden colour, few head, sour - bad 3/4/3/2/7 PRIMO SCHINCARIOL MUNICH _821_dark brown colour, few head, toffy aroma, fine body, medium maltiness, sweet with a long caramel aftertaste 4/6/5/4/12 PRIMO SCHINCARIOL PILSEN _822_pale golden colour, head quickly disappears, aroma of wet carton, heavy, oily and flat - absolutely horrible 3/2/2/2/4 PRIMO SCHINCARIOL PRIMUS CERVEJA PILSEN _3099_translucid pale golden colour, stable white foam; aroma of corn and shampoo/soap; sweet and light-bodied, soft palate, low carbonation, no bitterness and an unpleasant soapy finish 3/3/4/2/5 SCHMITT ALE _2051_dirty cloudy brown colour, absolutely no foam, estery nose, plums and candy sugar, lot of carbonation, sweet and very heavy, the finish is dry with alcohol and strong notes of matured fruits (banana, peach) - looks like an uncontrolled homebrew; totally disgusting 1/6/3/1/4 SKOL PILSEN _1307_clear pale golden colour, almost no foam, execpt some plastic notes the aroma is remarkabely neutral, sweet and light-bodied, slightly dry neutral aftertaste - miserable and by this mean I understand this is the brand #3 on this poor planet 2/2/3/2/4 SUDBRACK EISENBAHN WEIZENBOCK (VIGOROSA) _3771_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear dark amber colour, little beige foam; discrete aroma of banana and red fruits; a bit chewy mouthfeel, sweet and full-bodied, fizzy and sweetish aftertaste of red fruits marmelade - weird 4/6/5/2/11 SUDBRACK EISENBAHN STRONG GOLDEN ALE _3740_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden-yellow colour, almost no foam left; aroma of oranges and esters, mango and a touch of solvent; huge sweetness and very oily, tart and very carbonated; long sugary and fruity (mango, oranges) aftertaste and warming alcohol 3/6/5/2/7 SUDBRACK EISENBAHN 5 ANOS _3759_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear dark amber colour, nice little beige head; caramel and some undefined red fruits in the nose; medium-bodied and quite fizzy; lively palate; quite dry finish of caramel and malt - not bad at all 4/7/6/3/13 SUDBRACK EISENBAHN PALE ALE _2047_honey pale orange colour with almost no foam, decent hoppy nose with notes of lychees and flowers, oily with a moderate bitterness, short dry and bitter floral finish - balanced but easy 3/7/6/3/12 TERESÓPOLIS LOKAL _2561_pale yellow coloured and with a fast disappearing foam, aroma of wet paperboard, sweet and oily mouthfeel, medium-bodied at best, very low bitterness and once again, the paperboard overwhelms the mouth - poor 2/3/4/2/7 Bulgaria ======== ARIANA STOLICHNO TEMNO _2915_courtesy of Peter Ens - pours a clear very dark brown colour with a fast disappearing foam; slightly toasty nose showing solid notes of malt and caramel; earthy; rather high carbonation; solid malt body; sweet but not too much; long malty, biscuity finish - a good, fairly balanced, bock 4/7/7/4/13 LOMSKO ALMUS SVETLOE _2917_courtesy of Peter Ens - very pale and clear golden-yellow colour, little persistent head; notes of wet paperboard offend the nose immediately after the bottle is opened; grassy, touch of paper; a modest malt body which especially fails on the end; a moderately dry, decently bitter finish tries to save the beer but it's too late ... 3/4/5/3/10 SHUMENSKO CHERVENO _2921_courtesy of the flying Peter Ens - clear and dark amber brown colour under a solid creamy white head; earthy, robust notes of biscuity maltiness, some caramel; decent malt body, good balance between an initial sweetness and a moderate finishing bitterness/sourness; long malty and biscuity aftertaste - a very nice beer 5/6/7/4/14 ZAGORKA SPECIAL _2577_clear and bright golden colour, fine stable head leaving a nice lacing; a shy aromatic hoppiness in the nose and a touch of paperboard; a respectable malt body and a creamy mouthfeel, a hint of bitterness before a moderate herbal finish - boring 4/4/5/2/9 ZAVOD KAMENITZA SVETLO _2575_thanks to Peter Ens for this one - pours a clear and pale golden colour, fine and firm white head which is leaving a nice lacing; aroma of butter with notes of sulphur and herbs; medium-bodied at best, some sweetness followed by a light but tart bitterness; unclean palate, some dryness and an herbal touch in the finish - modest 4/4/5/2/10 ZAVOD VARNA MM SPECIAL _2912_courtesy of Peter Ens - clear and bright golden colour with a very little remaining foam; a moderate grassy hoppiness, medium-bodied and a fair dry bitterness; the finish is very dry with long lasting grassy notes - a respectable beer 4/6/6/3/13 Burkina Faso ============ BRAKINA BEAUFORT _4525_courtesy of fiulijn - pale and clear golden colour, no head retention; aroma of paperboard; poor malt body with some tart acidity, citrus and paperboard in the finish; quite dry - what a poor stuff! 2/3/3/2/5 Cambodia ======== CAMBREW ANGKOR BEER _3385_courtesy of Marc Elsborg - clear and pale golden colour with a little white foam; strong aroma of corn; sweet and decently malty; rough palate and a low bitterness; tasteless finish with just some unpleasant corny notes - vulgar 3/4/3/2/6 Cameroon ======== BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN 33 EXPORT _2947_clear golden colour with a decent persistent head and a correct lacing; corny aroma with unpleasant smells of wet paperboard; sweet and light-bodied with a watery finish where more paperboard shows for - very bad, skip it 3/3/3/2/4 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN CASTEL BEER _2201_A product from the Groupe Castel. Apparently formerly brewed in Mali - clear golden colour with a nice head, aroma of wet paperboard, oily, sweet and medium-bodied, astringent, dry bitter and aggressiv finish - very bad 4/3/3/2/5 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN BEAUFORT _5879_found in an african shop in my hometown - golden beer with a chaotic foam; notes of paperboard with light aromatic hops; medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and a light harsh bitterness; corny and malty finish - decent 3/5/5/3/10 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN MÜTZIG SPECIALE EXPORT _2949_pours a clear golden colour under a big creamy foam; no aroma except some corny notes; medium-bodied, slightly sweet but mainly neutral, no bitterness at all and a short watery finish - useless 3/3/3/2/4 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA _3108_dark black coloured with almost no foam; roasted malts, nougat, licorice and dark chocolate aroma; medium-bodied and slightly oily palate; sour and bitter, long dry bitter and roasty finish with notes of herbs and licorice - an excellent version of this beer 4/8/8/4/17 Canada ====== _6389_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown beer with a little long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; complex and very malty aroma with notes of caramel, hazelnuts and spices, hints of vanilla and plums; full-bodied and very tasty, some sweetness and a decent tart bitterness on top of a fair carbonation; slightly dry and long spicy malty toffeish aftertaste with warming alcohol notes -- an absolute beauty 5/9/8/5/18 _6514_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg cloudy copper-orange beer with no foam left; aroma of corn, caramel and prune; full-bodied and pretty sweet, thick and sticky; low bitterness and some residual sugars; aftertaste of ripe fruits and brown sugars with notes of warming alcohol 3/8/7/4/15 ALLEY KAT BAD HARE DAY _4387_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a firm and long lasting beige foam; aroma of apricot and cream; very aromatic bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, fair carbonation and solidly bitter; long fruity bitterness 5/7/8/4/15 ALLEY KAT OLDE DEUTERONOMY _4376_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy brown colour with a poor head retention; very malty aroma with notes of caramel and nuts, light notes of wood and licorice; full-bodied and with a moderate carbonation, sweet and sticky, oily palate, some late bitterness, very long malty and nutty finish - solid and fully satisfying 4/8/9/5/17 AMSTERDAM AVALANCHE _538_red-amber colour, fine head, deep malty and pineapple aroma, sweet, strong alcohol presence, typical taste of a strong lager - not so much disgusting as most danish strong lagers but definitely not my kind of beer ... 3/7/4/2/9 AMSTERDAM FRAMBOISE _531_intense ruby colour, few head, fine raspberry aroma, pretty sour - quite strange but bad at all 3/6/6/3/13 BEAU'S ALL NATURAL WTF LUGTREAD _5385_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear golden-yellow colour with a poor head retention; a light aromatic hoppiness, tart and moderate malt body; sharp palate, slightly bitter and with corny and light aromatic hoppy notes - fresh and boring 3/6/5/2/9 _6365_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown beer with a rubish hue; pretty nice foam left; nice lacework; deep aroma of cold coffee, cocoa and vanilla, roasted and with notes of hazelnut; full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation; some sweetness and a respectable bitterness, very long chocolatey and nutty finish with light notes of warming alcohol - superb 5/9/8/4/18 BIEROPHOLIE BIEROPHOLIE S _2848_courtesy of Oakes - clear dark brown colour with a very little foam; aroma of plum and pear; high carbonation, very thick and oily, strong sweetness before a long malty and plumy finish and a big warming alcohol kick - way too sweet ... et n’a pas convaincu l’être cher ... 3/6/4/2/7 BLACK OAK PALE ALE _533_deep orange colour, few head, apricot aroma, fresh, nutty, smooth, dry aftertaste 3/6/6/4/13 BRICK ANNIVERSARY BOCK 2001 _1226_Anniversary Bock 2001, sampled july 2002 - dark brown colour, few head, very malty, toasted, caramel and dark fruits aroma, full-bodied, sweet and oily, long bitter malty finish

Anniversary Bock 2000, sampled march 2001 - dark amber colour, no head, burnt caramel aroma, slightly toasted, not very malty (3/7/6/3/13) 3/8/8/4/16 CAMERON'S AUBURN ALE _529_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear dark amber colour with a solid pale beige foam; some red fruit marmalade and caramel in the nose; medium-bodied, sweet and with chewy malts; quite watery finish with light caramelish notes 4/6/5/2/11 CAMERON CAMERON'S DARK 266 _4301_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear dark ruby-amber colour with a solid and persistent beige foam; the nose is quite mineral with notes of biscuit, strong herbal notes; sticky mouthfeel, sweet and medium- to full-bodied, very watery and short finish with light notes of caramel - modest 4/6/5/2/10 CAMERON'S CREAM ALE _526_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden colour with a solid white foam; fair bready nose with notes of cream; creamy and evanescent mouthfeel, solid carbonation and modest malt body; some tart bitterness and aftertaste of wet corn - dubious 4/6/5/2/9 _6404_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - quite clear blond beer with a poor head retention; shyly herbal nose; medium-bodied and with some herbal tartness, decently bitter and with a dry and tart corny and herbal finish - raw and simplistic 3/6/6/3/11 CHARLEVOIX CÔTE DES ARGOULETS HEFE WEIZEN _1584_cloudy dark orange colour, absolutely no foam, lemon nose with notes of overmatured banana in the background, sparkling, tart and quite acid, thick banana finish with a touch of grapefruit - heavy 2/5/4/2/8 _6189_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - very dark brown almost black beer; moderate foam left; very roasted chocolatey nose with lactic notes; hints of ashes; medium- to full-bodied; pretty sweet with a fair hoppiness; long chocolatey and roasted aftertaste 5/7/7/4/15 _6190_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - clear amber-red beer with a modest head retention; dry aroma of maple syrup; a solid yet subtle carbonation, some sweetness; aftertaste of red fruits and maple syrup 4/6/7/4/15 _6317_draught@erzbierschof - cloudy dark blond beer under a huge creamy foam left; nice lacework; aroma of fresh cut apples, hay and bretts; a respectable malt backbone, clean and juicy palate, dry and bitter with a long fruity, spicy and slightly almondy hoppy finish and a light lingering sourness - subtle and very drinkable; balanced 5/7/7/4/16 _6406_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy brown beer with a poor head retention; malty aroma of marzipan and caramel; some sweetness, medium- to full-bodied; quite dry with lingering notes of caramel - styleless and characterless 3/6/6/3/10 _6414_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy reddish-brown beer with a little foam left; aroma of cocoa, brown sugar and rum; sweet and quite full-bodied; some residual sweetness with notes of potatoes ... well: rum ! and cocoa 4/6/6/3/12 _6671_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy dark blond beer with a modest foam left; subtle flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; rounded palate and medium-bodied; a decent flowery bitternes leaving long aromatic tones and hints of almonds as well - charming 4/7/7/3/14 CHARLEVOIX LA CÔTEILLEUSE _1587_dark red-amber colour, few foam, fresh aroma of grapefruit and celery, thick with some sourness, aftertaste of boiled vegetables 3/6/4/2/6 _6186_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy golden-blond beer with a creamy white foam left; estery, chewy and perfumy; some fruity esters; full-bodied, sticky and tasty, dry and fairly bitter; residual sugars and a perfumy estery and hoppy finish 5/7/8/4/16 CHARLEVOIX DOMINUS VOBISCUM DOUBLE _5389_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy brown colour with a poor head retention; fair aroma of ginger and marzipan; very herbal; lot of carbonation and a solid malt body; sweet and bitter; long malty spicy finish with more hoppy tones - pretty hard to drink 3/6/6/3/12 LA CHOUAPE NOIRE à l'AVOINE _5390_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured with a moderate dark beige foam left; aroma of licorice, ashes and oatmeal; medium-bodied and with some tartness; quite dry and fairly hoppy; the finish is a bit empty with notes of ashes and coffee 4/7/6/3/13 CREEMORE SPRINGS PREMIUM LAGER _332_light amber colour, fine hop aroma, crisp, slightly nutty aroma, dry 4/6/7/4/13 CREEMORE SPRINGS TRADITIONAL URBOCK _279_intense dark brown colour, caramel, sweet, quite light-bodied for a bock 4/7/7/4/13 DAVE NICHOLS DAVE'S SCOTCH ALE _315_transparent red-amber colour, big head, aroma almost not distinctive, flat taste - boark ... 4/3/4/3/7 DIEU DU CIEL ROSÉE D'HIBISCUS _4669_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy dark reddish colour with a modest head retention; aggressive aroma of red fruits and flowers; moderate carbonation and malt body; fairly salty and very dry with some fruity and flowery reminiscence - dubious 3/6/4/2/8 DIEU DU CIEL! la RESCOUSSE _4590_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy brown beer with a persistent beige foam left; earthy nose with notes of coffee and almonds; medium-bodied and with a sharp carbonation; pretty tart and with a long earthy hoppy finish - beautiful work again from DDC 5/7/7/4/15 DIEU DU CIEL! ELIXIR CELESTE _1112_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden beer; nice head retention; white head; shows a solid herbal hoppy nose; quite full-bodied with some tart bitterness; very tasty, long fruity and flowery hoppy finish - clean and straightforward; nice work 5/7/7/4/15 DIEU DU CIEL! SOLSTICE d'ÉTÉ aux FRAMBOISES _6184_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy pinkish-red beer with a poor head retention, robust, deep and tart aroma of raspberries; sourish and medium-bodied, juicy and with a subtle carbonation; long tart and sourish aftertaste of raspberries - very pleasant 4/7/7/4/14 _6187_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol 4/8/8/4/17 _6185_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark brown beer with a persistent dark beige foam left; correct lacework; a fair aroma of smoked bacon; medium-bodied and tasty, some late tartness and pretty dry; long malty and smokey aftertaste with some dryness - complex and very good 5/8/7/4/15 DIEU DU CIEL! DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ _5526_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - dark cloudy orange colour with a persistent pale beige foam; nice lace; perfumy aroma of grapefruit, candi sugar and esters; juicy palate and medium to full malt backbone; hints of banana; some sweetness and a solid astringent bitterness; long bitter hoppy finish with notes of honey, grapefruit and caramel - absolutely superb 5/8/9/5/18 DIEU DU CIEL PÉCHÉ MORTEL _4679_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black colour with a modest head retention; roasted aroma of coffee and vanilla, some notes of nuts too; very tasty and full-bodied, very bitter and long coffeish and nutty roasted finish - a wonderful and complex beer 5/9/9/5/19 DIEU DU CIEL ROUTE des EPICES _5356_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy amber-brown colour with a persistent beige foam leaving a nice lace; the nose is slightly peppery with light caramelish malty tones; a sharp palate with some sweetness below, medium-bodied; a very long hot spicy peppery kick shows up in the aftertaste - a surprising multidimensional and very original beer (not sure though if I could drink a whole bottle) 4/7/7/4/15 DIEU DU CIEL RIGOR MORTIS ABT _4832_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a beige and persistent foam; nice lace; aroma of nutmeg and anise, prune and caramel; full-bodied and with a robust sweetness, regular carbonation and some late bitterness; very tasty; long and strong spicy and fruity finish with a late warming alcohol kick - beautiful beer 4/9/9/5/17 DIEU DU CIEL APHRODISIAQUE _4672_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark black colour with an elusive beige foam; fairly roasted nose with solid notes of vanilla, banana and black chocolate; medium-bodied, some sweet malt backbone soon overwhelmed by a pronounced bitterness; dry and bitter chocolatey and vanilla finish - subtle and complex, aboslutely superb 4/9/8/5/17 DIEU DU CIEL la PÉNOMBRE _5391_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a ruby hue; little persistent dark beige foam left; solidly roasted aroma of ashes, coffee and vanilla; a good malt body and pretty bitter; quite dry roasted coffeish and hoppy aftertaste - lot of character and class 5/8/8/5/18 DIEU DU CIEL CORNE DU DIABLE _4715_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy reddish-amber colour with a little foam left; a fair hoppiness showing notes of quince marmalade, flowery with a touch of raspberries; medium to full malt body; subtle carbonation, a plain and solid bitterness, long and bitter aftertaste of quinces, quite dry - superb 4/8/8/5/17 DIEU DU CIEL l'HERBE à DÉTOURNE _5392_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a dark golden beer with a little white foam left; intense citrusy and piney hops in the aroma; full-bodied, a fair carbonation and a solid bitterness; long fruity hoppy finish (blood oranges and citrus) with lingering warming alcohol notes - a beautiful beer again from DDC 5/8/7/4/16 DUNHAM la PROHIBITION _5464_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown colour with a ruby hue and a long lasting dark beige foam; nice lace; very toasted malty aroma with intense notes of biscuits and caramel; a subtle carbonation and a robust malt body, sweet with a late moderate bitterness; long malty aftertaste of cookie and toasted malts with some notes of apparent alcohol 4/7/7/3/14 DUNHAM dans la GUEULE du LOUP _5496_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - fully cloudy reddish beer with a huge creamy beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of cream, peach, red berries and cheap vinegar; creamy mouthfeel and with a strong acidity, quite thin-bodied, sweet, quite dry and long acidic aftertaste of berries - bad and probably infected 3/6/4/2/7 DUNHAM la KÉBEK _5465_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy dark blond colour with a little persistent foam; nice lace; aroma of apples, esters and candi sugar; fizzy and fairly carbonated, sweet and with some tart bitterness; a good malt body, some residual sweetness, esters and fruits with light spicy notes - very belgian 4/7/8/4/15 DUNHAM la TÉMÉRAIRE _5466_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - reddish-brown colour with a little beige foam; aroma of malt, plum and apples; quite full-bodied and pretty sweet and tasty; the finish is malty and fruity with a light bitterness 4/7/7/3/13 F & M GUELPH STONE HAMMER PREMIUM PILSNER LAGER _306_light golden colour, well-hopped, crispy, dry - really not bad 4/6/7/4/13 HART FESTIVE BROWN / BRUN JOYEUX _430_amber-brown colour, fine lace, fruity and caramel aroma, smooth, malty 4/8/7/4/14 ICEBERG INDUSTRIES CORPORATION BOREALIS _283_transparent golden colour, aroma of a danish strong lager (translation: bad), flavor of an ice-beer (same translation as before) - avoid this stuff even if you're very thirsty 4/3/3/2/6 FORT GARRY / TWO RIVERS FORT GARRY PALE ALE _4492_courtesy of Florian Ruch - pours a slightly hazy amber-orange colour with a pale beige foam; long lasting; gentle flowery hoppiness with light notes of apricots; soft mouthfeeel and with a modest malt backbone, some astringency and with some light sourness along bitter tones in the finish - not terrible 4/6/5/2/11 GREAT WESTERN GW ORIGINAL GOLD _3761_canned; courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright golden colour, little white foam; aroma of old apples and alcohol; very sweet and oily, medium-bodied, sweetish and fruity finish with more alcohol notes 3/4/4/2/6 HALF PINTS HUMULOUS LUDICROUS _5268_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark amber-orange colour; little beige foam left; strong hoppy aroma of peach and quince marmalade; quite thick and full-bodied; fairly bitter and a bit oily; long malty flowery and fruity hoppy finish - a hop soup 5/8/7/4/15 HART VALLEY GOLD _534_bronze colour, fine head, fresh, fruity nose, slightly nutty 4/6/7/3/12 HART AMBER ALE _305_honey colour, big head, nice bitterness, well-balanced 5/7/7/4/14 HART (KINGSTON) DRAGON'S BREATH _446_honey colour, nice head, well-hopped, bitter, long aftertaste 4/7/8/4/15 HART (GRANITE) PECULIAR _461_very dark brown, fine head, toasted, malty, lot of character, long aftertaste 5/8/8/4/16 HOPFENSTARK SAISON 55 _5396_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg; courtesy of Frédéric Cormier - pours a hazy dark golden colour with a little foam left; rich estery and yeasty aroma with hoppy notes of apple and resin; medium malt backbone; slightly tart and reasonably bitter; long gently hoppy fruity and spicy finish - an unsual, yet wonderful and balanced, saison 4/7/7/4/16 HOPFENSTARK POSTCOLONIAL IPA _5387_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a solid pale beige foam left; fairly hoppy with notes of caramel and citrus, almond and honey; medium to full-bodied; fairly bitter but not in an aggressive way; long flowery and fruity notes in a lingering hoppy finish - balanced 5/7/7/4/14 _6482_courtesy of fiulijn; 2010 vintage - cloudy brown beer with no head retention; strong aroma of bread, toffe and alcohol; some overmatured fruits too; full-bodied yet not too thick; some bitterness and a long malty finish with notes of molasses, caramel and cheese with warming alcohol notes as well - decently complex and very enjoyable 3/8/7/4/16 KAMLOOPS KB IMPERIAL LAGER _2850_slightly hazy golde-blond colour with a little foam; gentle aromatic flowery hoppiness; slightly oily and medium-bodied, moderate dry bitterness and a short flowery finish - decently tasty but easy 3/5/6/3/12 L'ALCHIMISTE WEIZEN _1578_dark orange colour, giant creamy head, banana and curaçao aroma, full-bodied, light effervescent with a long very wheaty aftertaste - robust, well-made and pleasant 5/7/7/4/14 LE CHAUDRON COBRA INDIA PALE ALE _1579_golden-amber colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, nice hoppy nose, floral and buttery, medium-bodied with a robust bitterness, long lasting bitter hoppy finish - nice and balanced 4/7/7/4/15 LE CHAUDRON COEUR D'OR _1591_golden-orange colour, giant head, the nose is subtle but discreet with a moderate aromatic hoppiness and some almonds, very smooth, correct malt body, slightly sweet with a dry and quite rough finish - lacks of character and I don't really get it 4/6/4/2/8 LE CHAUDRON CHANVRE ROUGE _1609_clear amber-brown colour, few foam, malt and dark fruits aroma with only a touch of hemp, sweet, medium-bodied with a tart and dry malty aftertaste 3/7/5/2/8 le SAINT-BOCK APOCALYPSE _5395_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; poor head retention; aroma of wood, apple and pear with a lactic touch; full-bodied and pretty sweet, a fair sourness and a dry finish; aftertaste of wood, prune, vanilla with a lingering sourness - an impressive beer which remembers me the BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 4/8/8/4/17 LA BARBERIE BLANCHE _1580_cloudy dark orange colour with a fine head, spicy nose (coriander ?) and orange aroma with notes of honey, medium-bodied with some acidity, astringent, dry finish 4/8/7/3/13 LA BARBERIE BLANCHE aux MÛRES _5587_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy dark golden-orange colour with a little foam left; aroma of cream and blackberries; juicy palate and quite sweet, a little acidity and quite dry; aftertaste of dried blackberries 4/7/6/3/12 LA BARBERIE STOUT IMPÉRIALE _5388_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pitch black coloured and with a persistent dark beige foam left; thick and hoppy aroma with notes of licorice; medium to full malt backbone, pretty oily and with a fair carbonation; very bitter and long aftertaste of licorice, dark chocolate, roasted; very hoppy and pretty aggressive 4/8/7/4/15 LABATT ICE _569_transparent golden colour, wet carton aroma, disgusting plastic flavour - boark ! 4/3/2/2/4 labatt blue pilsener _1274_amber colour, few head, no lace, aroma of alcohol and solvent, sweet, oily, unpleasant finish 2/3/4/2/6 _6372_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber-blond under a persistent beige foam; nice lace; a robust hoppy aroma with notes of flowers and honey; quite full-bodied and rounded palate; moderate carbonation; very tasty and fairly bitter; long flowery and dry almondy finish 5/7/8/4/16 _6375_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a modest foam let; solid aroma of cold coffee, dark chocolate and licorice; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; a light tart bitterness and a long chocolatey and coffeeish aftertaste 4/7/7/3/14 les BIÈRES de la NOUVELLE-FRANCE AMBREE DE SARRASIN _1577_clear red-amber colour, fine head, subtle aroma: smokey, floral and peppery, medium-bodied, strange character-less flavour, grainy finish - the flavour does not live up to the very interesting aroma 4/7/5/3/12 les BRASSEURS de MONTRÉAL BLACK WATCH ECOSSAISE _5360_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear brown colour with a persistent beige foam; toasted biscuity malty aroma with notes of diacetyl; medium-bodied and pretty low carbonation; slightly bitter with flowery and toasted biscuity notes in the finish 4/6/6/3/10 les BRASSEURS de MONTRÉAL GHOSTTOWN _5361_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black colour with a little dark beige foam left; strong coffeish nose with fair notes of absinth; quite full-bodied with a subtle carbonation, slightly oily and pretty bitter; long chocolatey and coffeish roasted finish - an astonishing combination which wonderfully works (even with someone like me who is no big fan of absinth 5/7/8/4/16 les BRASSEURS de MONTRÉAL la CHI ORIENTALE _5468_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy dark blond-orange in colour and with no head retention; fair aroma of citrus and ginger; medium-bodied and with a lively and subtle carbonation, a light sweetness and acidity; sharp peppery finish with more notes of grapefruit and ginger - pretty original and well-made but definitely not for everyday 3/7/7/4/15 les TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES ROUSSE _5469_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a translucid red-amber beer with a modest foam left; aroma of chewy malts and strawberries marmalade; velvety mouthfeel and with a quite high carbonation, sweet and gently sticky; sweetish aftertaste of berries and caramel - not my kind of beer 4/5/5/2/9 les TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES NOIRE _5471_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - very dark brown colour with a little persistent dark beige foam; roasted chocolatey aroma with hints of vanilla; medium-bodied, some sweetness and slightly tart; quite dry with more roasted malts, chocolatey notes and hints of ashes 4/7/6/3/14 LIÈVRE BRUNE AU MIEL _5591_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - dark ruby-brown coloured and with a little but long lasting beige foam; a deep aroma of honey and biscuit; very sweet and solidly carbonated; medium to full malt backbone; a light acidity brings some decent balance; long honeyish aftertaste with some residual sweetness 5/6/7/4/13 MC AUSLAN ST-AMBROISE PALE ALE _403_unfortunately slightly infected - honey colour, nice head, well-hopped, smooth, bitter, some unpleasant sourness, long aftertaste - must give it another try 5/7/6/2/12 MAGNOTTA TRADITIONAL ALTBIER _291_red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish 5/6/8/4/14 MC AUSLAN SCOTCH ALE _647_red-amber colour, big head, deep licorice and rum aroma, prune, alcohol, very smooth, sweet with a late robust bitterness 5/8/7/4/16 MC AUSLAN GRIFFON BROWN ALE _1126_brown colour, few head, nutty and caramel aroma, refreshing, sweet with a decent malty finish 3/7/6/3/14 MC AUSLAN GRIFFON EXTRA PALE ALE _1101_orange colour, few head, hoppy nose, fruity (apricot ?), full-bodied with a nice bitter bite, very dry finish 4/7/7/4/15 MC AUSLAN ST-AMBROISE ALE MILLESIME 1999 _460_red-amber colour, fine head, complex flavor: cherry, plum, perfumy, nut; strong flavor, alcohol, very sweet, long nutty aftertaste. This beer has a huge potentiel. Wait 3-5 more years. 4/8/8/4/17 MC AUSLAN APRICOT WHEAT ALE _551_orange colour, synthetic aroma, sour - badly artificial 4/3/3/2/6 MC AUSLAN ST-AMBROISE OATMEAL STOUT _466_dark colour, fine lace, toasted, coffee aroma, smooth, full-bodied, nice bitterness 5/8/8/4/17 Molson Ice imported _100_plastic aroma, flat taste and horrible aftertaste 2/2/3/1/3 MOLSON CANADIAN LAGER _4594_re-rated 9-2009; courtesy of Ric Jackman - clear and bright golden colour with an elusive white head; moderate malty aroma with notes of corn and peanuts; medium malt backbone, some sweetness and no bitterness to mention; short gently malty finish - simple but nothing really wrong here 4/5/5/2/10 MOLSON RICKARD'S RED _4507_courtesy of Florian Ruch - translucide bright amber colour under a firm and long lasting pale beige foam; aroma of phenol, caramel and red fruits; a bit oily and with a moderate malt body and carbonation; some astringency and a short moderately dry caramelish and fruity finish - not terrible 4/4/4/3/9 MOLSON DAVE NICHOL'S MASSIVE IRISH _429_dark colour, fine lace coffee aroma, toasted, smooth 5/7/8/4/15 MOOSEHEAD CANADIAN LAGER _4595_re-rated 9-2009; courtesy of Ric Jackman - clear and pale golden colour with a little white foam; aroma of butter and corn; soft and creamy mouthfeel, subtle carbonation, sweet with some tartness; short corny finish with notes of solvent 3/4/4/2/7 MOOSEHEAD DRY ICE _2117_clear golden colour, unregular foam, apricot and honeyish hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied, light oily honeyish finish - very probably the best ice beer I’ve had so far 3/5/5/3/10 MOOSEHEAD PALE ALE _4665_from Bierladen, Schwarzenburg - clear and bright golden colour under a solid white foam; some flowery notes, very creamy and soft palate, some herbal finish lasting quite long on the tongue; slightly soapy and deeply boring 4/4/4/2/6 NELSON BLACKHEART OATMEAL STOUT _2843_courtesy of Oakes - pours a very dark brown, almost black colour under a little and chaotic foam; toasted nose, aroma of licorice, cold coffee and ashes; good malt body; some typical tartness from the oatmeal; long dry and bitter finish with more notes of cold ashes and a touch of black chocolate 4/7/7/3/12 NEUSTADT SPRINGS LAGER _523_nice orange colour, fine head, nutty and fruity aroma, too much carbonation, sweet, long nutty finish 4/8/6/4/14 NEUSTADT SPRINGS HEAVY ALE _535_amber colour, nice head, mango and bred aroma, lack of body and character - the taste does not live up to the promising aroma 5/8/5/3/12 NIAGARA FALLS GRITSTONE PREMIUM ALE _524_red-brown colour, few head, very hoppy, bitter, lack of body, short aftertaste 4/8/6/3/13 NIAGARA FALLS OLDE JACK _525_dark brown colour, vegetable, herbal aroma, pleasant but nothing more ... 4/7/6/3/13 NORTHERN EDELBRAU _528_pale golden colour, few head, perfumed and floral aroma, fresh with a synthetic nutty aftertaste 4/7/5/3/11 PHILLIPS BLACK TOQUE INDIA DARK ALE _2846_courtesy of Oakes - dark brown colour and a very little foam; slightly roasted malty nose with lemony and cheesy notes; effervescent with a good, oily malt body underneath; very dry, bitter and long vegetal, woody finish with hints of mint - a very good and boldly different beer 4/7/7/4/15 R&B RAVEN CREAM ALE _2847_clear dark reddish-amber colour; very little foam; slightly toasted, malty nose with flavours of licorice, caramel and vread; high carbonation and a medium malt body at best; moderately sweet; the finish is quite dry with some more malty/biscuity notes 4/7/6/3/12 SCHOUNE la TRIP DES SCHOUNE _1868_cloudy dark orange colour with almost no foam, chaotic aroma of rotten bread, candy sugar and alcohol, sweet and oily with a very unpleasant and sourish finish with notes of plastic and malt (3/2/3/2/4) - I fear I got an altered sample so I will let my old rating until I can taste it again 4/8/6/4/14 SCHOUNE BLANCHE DE QUEBEC _486_cloudy white colour, fine lace, spicy aroma, lack of character 5/7/5/3/12 Schoune Forte _379_orange colour, creamy head, interesting lychee aroma, dry, unpleasant bitterness, aftertaste extremely short 5/7/3/2/9 SCHOUNE MAPLE ALE _509_cloudy honey colour, big head, subtile maple aroma, smooth, nutty - original 5/8/7/4/15 SCOTCH IRISH TSARINA KATARINA _2841_courtesy of Oakes; 2005 vintage - pours an impressive pitch black colour under a big creamy, brown tainted head; roasted mocha aroma and some metallic notes; the palate begins thick and oily but finishes surprisingly thin; increasing bitterness in the aftertaste where tones of milk coffee barely hide more metallic notes - not fully convincing 5/6/7/3/12 SLEEMAN HONEY BROWN LAGER _2845_clear reddish-brown colour and a little foam; hints of honey in a very discrete nose; sweet and medium-bodied at best, rather high carbonation, moderately dry finish with gentle honeyish notes - shy and easy 3/4/5/2/9 ST. CATHERINES TAYLOR & BATE HENLEY BRILLIANT ALE _539_amber colour, no foam, licorice aroma, too much carbonation, watery, flat - really nothing brilliant ! 2/7/3/2/7 ST. CATHERINES TAYLOR & BATE NIAGARA SPRAY _326_golden orange colour, nice creamy head, mild hop aroma, smooth, crisp - good ! 5/6/8/4/14 SWANS BUCKERFIELDS LEGACY ALE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION _5260_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy amber-brown colour with a poor foam left; aroma of almonds and prunbes; pretty hoppy; full-bodied with a sweet malt backbone; a decent bitterness and a long malty fruity (cherry and prune) finish - sumptuous 4/8/8/4/17 TREE HOPHEAD INDIA PALE ALE _510_transparent golden colour, big head, tons of hops, lot of character, very bitter - very good ipa 5/8/8/5/16 TREE PALE ALE _530_pale orange colour, fine lace, well-hopped, nice bitterness - very pleasant 4/7/7/4/14 UNIBROUE CHAMBLY NOIRE _3264_very dark brown colour with orange hue; initialy foamy beige head which fades quite quickly; toasted and very yeasty, vinous, notes of plums, very carbonated with a moderate malt body and bitterness; aftertaste of caramel, cola and chocolate - I'm a bit confused and don't really know if I like it or not 4/7/6/3/13 UNIBROUE SEIGNEURIALE _2827_I had this beer the first time in the late nineties - dark amber colour with a nice creamy beige head; some biscuity maltiness in the front with notes of grapefruit; medium to full malt body, some dryness before a long malty aftertaste where notes of blood oranges show up - nice balance between the fruity notes and the malts 5/7/7/4/15 UNIBROUE DON DE DIEU _1328_cloudy orange colour, few head, hazelnut, malt and alcohol with notes of banana, sweet and a litlle bit heavy at the end of the bottle. 3/7/6/3/13 UNIBROUE IRRESISTIBLE BLONDE _1793_cloudy pale orange colour, the initial head is reducing quickly leaving just few foam, pear and bread aroma, notes of grapefruit, lot of carbonation, moderate bitterness in a dry bready, malty and fruity finish - the little brother of la Fringante (same recipe with less alcohol ?) 4/7/7/3/13 UNIBROUE IRRESISTIBLE NOIRE _1794_dark colour, the head is initially medium, uniforme, creamy and slightly brown-tainted, aroma of prune, slightly toasted with notes of alcohol, very smooth, lot of carbonation (looks like a big trend by Unibroue), decent bitterness, dry malty finish with reminiscence of prune - good but very resistable 5/7/7/3/13 Unibroue blanche de Chambly _101_deep wheat aroma, hint of lemon, slight souring 4/8/6/4/14 UNIBROUE QUATRE-CENTIÈME _4442_from Amstein - hazy blond colour with a persistent white foam; very fruity and estery nose with notes of pear, apple and hay; (too) sweet and medium to full malt body; no bitterness and a long fruity/estery finish - quite simple but very drinkable and decently pleasant 4/7/6/3/13 Unibroue Eau Benite _102_orange colour, caramel, fruity (orange,..) and perfumy aroma, spicy flavor 3/8/8/4/16 UNIBROUE EPHEMERE WINTER 2001 _857_dark orange colour, giant head, fresh grapefruit aroma, crisp, full, touch of acidity, slightly nutty finish - charming 4/7/6/4/14 UNIBROUE EPHEMERE SPRING 2002 _1438_golden-orange colour, big creamy head, deep green apple aroma, notes of yeast and alcohol, smooth, sweet with some acidity, long apple finish - quite balanced and not disgusting at all 5/7/7/2/14 UNIBROUE EPHEMERE WINTER 2002 _1632_cloudy orange colour, fine head, perfumy and strong peachy aroma, overcarbonated, sweet with a touch of acidity, long disgusting peachy finish - unbalanced and disgusting; bad move from Unibroue here 3/3/3/2/4 UNIBROUE EDITION 2004 _2228_hazy amber-caramel colour, the head is quickly collapsing, bready and fruity nose (prune, lychees), medium to full-bodied, sweet, the finish is moderately bitter, malty and fruity with a warming alcohol touch 3/7/7/4/14 Unibroue Ephemere _103_orange colour, creamy, spicy 4/7/6/3/14 Unibroue la Fin du Monde _104_orange colour, caramel and lemon aroma, sweet caramel flaor, slightly spicy 5/8/8/5/17 Unibroue la Gaillarde _105_honey colour, rich complex aroma (orange ?), great nut taste 4/8/9/5/17 Unibroue Trois Pistoles _106_dark ruby-brown colour with a fine slightly brown-tainted head, yeasty and malty, notes of prune and licorice, sweet and full-bodied, lot of carbonation, long and very malty finish with notes of bread and alcohol 5/9/8/5/17 UNIBROUE la BOLDUC _107_copper colour, fine head, subtile peach and orange aroma, some acidity, nice body, long bitter and slightly spicy aftertaste - makes me much more impression than the first time I tasted it 4/7/7/3/14 UNIBROUE U _108_very light colour, fresh plastic ice-beer-like aroma, too much carbonation - bad move from Unibroue... 2/2/5/2/7 UNIBROUE U2 _109_re-rated 8.2006; labelled U Rousse Ale - pours a clear red-amber colour under a little, fast collapsing foam; moderate aroma of red fruits (strawberries, tangerines), slightly oily and with a high carbonation; quite sweet with a low bitterness; poor malt body; finish is short and fruity

red-amber colour, fine head, tangerine and peanuts aroma, creamy, medium-bodied with a robust bitter finish 4/6/5/3/11 UNIBROUE RAFTMAN _508_bronze-orange colour, nice head, fruity (plum, cherry, yeasty and perfumy, overcarbonated, not much flavour with a sligthly smoked finish 5/7/4/2/10 UNIBROUE la MAUDITE _749_Mario D'Eer considers it as a Weizenbock and I can understand it - amber-brown colour, fine head, complex spicy, yeasty aroma and flavour, nutmeg, sweet, alcohol, honeyish and bitter, long aftertaste - a beautiful beer 4/8/8/5/17 UNIBROUE 10 _1327_cloudy and brillant orange colour, great head, yeasty aroma, fresh, citrusy with smokey notes, sweet and honeyish, bitter and alcohol finish 5/8/8/4/16 UNIBROUE 1837 _1425_cloudy orange colour, big head, yeasty and nutty aroma, very smooth, tart and bitter, long bitter fruity finish - a well-made and well-balanced beer with just a little lack of character. 5/7/7/3/14 UNIBROUE TERRIBLE _1432_very dark brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, deep and complex aroma of mocha and prune, slightly toasted, spicy, tart and smooth and slightly overcarbonated with a very long dry aftertaste of dark fruits and black chocolate - heavy and quite hard to drink 5/9/7/4/15 UNIBROUE FRINGANTE _1450_cloudy golden-orange colour, few head, deeply complex aroma of spices and lemon with notes of orange, grapefruit, yeast and gingerbread tart and bitter, acid with a very long bitter gingerbread and citrusy finish - waouhh ! 4/9/8/4/18 UNIBROUE 11 _1543_cloudy blond colour, fine head, nutty aroma, yeasty with light spicy notes, smooth, lot of carbonation, full-bodied, slightly oily, long bitter alcohol and spicy finish 5/7/7/3/15 UNIBROUE 15 _3100_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - hazy golden-orange colour with a firm white head; perfumy pineapple and tangerines aroma with solid spicy notes behind; sweet and medium malt body; cider-like finish, yeasty with more fruity and spicy tones along with a warming alcohol touch - very Unibroue-like, good and predictable, but I can live with it 3/8/7/3/14 UNIBROUE QUELQUE CHOSE STRONG CHERRY ALE _1544_bright reddish-brown colour - cold: absolutely no foam, vinegar and cherry aroma, vinous, oily, very sweet, dry and bitter, sugary finish - hot: deep spicy nose shows up (cloves, ?), very sweet with some acid notes, very long cherryish and alcohol finish 5/8/7/4/16 UNIBROUE EPHEMERE (CASSIS) _1942_reddish-amber colour with a fine creamy head, moderate blackcurrant aroma, notes of hay, medium-bodied, touch of acidity before a dry black currant finish - sober and much better than the last version 4/7/6/3/13 UPPER CANADA MAPLE BROWN ALE _527_reddish in colour, fine head, slightly fruity aroma, quite flat - where did they put the maple syrup ? 4/6/4/2/9 WELLINGTON COUNTY IRON DUKE STRONG ALE _316_dark brown colour, chocolate and cherry aroma, malty, sweet, caramel aftertaste - very pleasant 5/8/7/4/15 WELLINGTON COUNTY ORIGINAL COUNTY ALE _532_dark amber colour, few head, quite an unorthodox taste, cherry, sweet with some bitterness - strange but pleasant 3/7/7/3/14 _6461_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy dark blond-orange beer with a moderate head retention; some fruity hoppiness (apricot dominates with hints of quince); medium-bodied and with a moderate bitterness; quite dry and with long flowery and fruity hoppy tones - easy 4/7/6/3/12 Chile ===== AUSTRAL LAGER _2852_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and bright golden colour; fine little white head; poor aromatic hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied, no bitterness and a touch of plastic in a short finish - if this is a pilsener, my name is Alexander Ovechkin 4/4/4/2/6 COMPANIA CERVECERIAS UNIDAS ESCUDO _2674_drunk to celebrate the election of Michelle Bachelet; 5 years after having received a broken beer from Chile during a trade with Don Bible, I finally got the chance to put my hand on this new country, so a big thank you to Robert Bürk for sharing this beer with me ! - clear golden colour with a little foam but a nice lacing; corny and moderate hoppy/herbal nose; sweet with a decent malt body and a low bitterness, some tartness in the finish; the aftertaste is decently malty with more corny notes - an acceptable mainstream lager 4/4/5/3/11 _6368_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - quite clear dark ruby-brown beer with a little beige foam left; toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel and raisins; medium-bodied and quite sweet; moderate carbonation and clean palate; subtle and slightly dry aftertaste of caramel and chocolate - charming 4/7/7/4/15 SZOT PILSNER _5768_courtesy of oh6gdx - fully cloudy dark orange in colour and with a moderate foam left; aroma of yeast with some aromatic fruity notes; a robust carbonation and a medium malt backbone; a hint of acidity lasting in a yeasty and slightly fruity, corny finish - very decent 3/6/7/3/13 China ===== G.T. ORIENTAL GINSENG BEER _357_very pale yellow colour, head disapperas in 1.2 seconds, perfumy, herb aroma, smooth with an after-shave aftertaste 2/6/3/2/7 GUANGDONG BLUE RIBBON DIAMOND STOUT _3070_courtesy of Per, canned - very dark brown colour with ruby hue; no foam; aroma of burnt plastic and boiled vegetables; sweet and light-bodied; the finish is slightly roasted with notes of licorice and plastic - bad 3/3/3/2/6 GUANGDONG BLUE RIBBON BLUE COWRIE STOUT LODGE _3073_courtesy of Per, canned - very dark brown colour with a ruby hue, the foam disappears instantly; roasted aroma of dried fruis, notes of plastic and cookies; sweet and very light-bodied; no bitterness and a short chocolaty finish - totally weird but somehow drinkable 2/5/4/2/7 LUCKY DRINK LUCKY BEER _4920_from Drinks of the World, Bern - clear and pale golden colour with a solid and persistent white foam; aroma of undefined aromatic plant with notes of corn and solvent; medium-bodied, some sweetness and quite tasteless, no bitterness and a sweetish herbal finish 3/5/4/2/9 TSINGTAO PREMIUM _2654_proposed in a clear bottle, this is not a good omen ... I just hope this will be drinkable; it pours a very clear and pale yellow colour under a rare and unregular foam; the nose is a bit oily with hints of hops and plastic; decent malt body, very low bitterness but a tart dry finish makes it just acceptable 2/4/5/2/8 Tsing Tao _110_bitter hop aroma, full-bodied, slightly bitter flavor 3/6/7/3/13 TSINGTAO GREEN BEER _2253_according to the label, this beer is appreciated worldwide ... the fact is that I just have heard of it and that I’m the first to rate it on ratebeer ... - clear and bright ugly green emerald colour, the initial foam disappears very quickly, light herbal hoppiness, medium-bodied, moderately sweet with a dry and short finish - quite close to the well-known Tsingtao and not as bad as I was fearing 1/4/4/2/8 Colombia ======== BAVARIA AGUILA _2924_cloudy golden colour with almost no foam; only paperboard appears in the nose; neutral and light-bodied; effervescent; sweetish malty finish with more carton-like notes - what a poor beer ! 2/3/3/2/5 BAVARIA CLUB COLOMBIA _2161_clear pale golden colour, little and unregular foam, aroma of glue, sweet and tart, astringent with an unpleasant dry bitterness - very bad 2/3/3/2/5 BAVARIA POKER _2159_clear and pale yellow colour, almost no foam, mild hoppiness, some notes of paperboard, sweet and tart, dry bitter finish - lousy and insignificant 2/3/3/2/7 Congo ===== SIMBA TEMBO _3828_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of glue and rotten mushrooms; lot of carbonation, sweet; disgusting undefinable finish - terrible (looks like autolysis here) 2/1/2/1/2 Cook Islands ============ RAROTONGAN COOKS LAGER _2810_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - hazy amber-orange colour with absolutely no foam; light aroma of apple; decent malt body; some tartness brings a decent balance; quite neutral finish with a hint of fruity notes 2/4/5/2/8 Costa Rica ========== FLORIDA BEBIDAS IMPERIAL _3249_courtesy of Marc Elsborg; canned - pale golden-yellow colour, slightly hazy; very little but stable white foam; an almost imperceptible hint of aromatic hops; sweet, fresh and clean palate, medium-bodied and with no bitterness; short slightly corny finish - drinkable 3/4/4/2/9 FLORIDA BEBIDAS BAVARIA DARK _4056_canned; courtesy of DomTom - clear and bright colour under a persistent and firm beige foam; aroma of biscuit and cola; sweet and thin malt body with a light tartness; corny and caramelish aftertaste - very poor 3/3/4/2/6 FLORIDA BEBIDAS BAVARIA PREMIUM GOLD _4057_canned; courtesy of DomTom - clear and bright golden colour, little chaotic white foam leaving traces on the side of the glass; aroma of herbs and oily hops; decent malt body, quite sweet with a late and moderate tart bitterness; quite dry herbal and corny finish - at last a drinkable beer from this country! 4/5/5/3/12 FLORIDA BEBIDAS PILSEN RED _4058_canned 5,1%; courtesy of DomTom - bright and translucide bronze colour with a firm white head; aroma of dust, flowers and ... yes: vomit; very smooth, soft mouthfeel, medium-bodied, quite dry with a late and tart bitterness; oily and quite heavy flowery finish - dubious 4/3/5/2/7 FLORIDA BEBIDAS PILSEN _4055_canned 5,1%; courtesy of DomTom - clear and bright golden colour with a fast collapsing foam, aroma of corn, plastic and oily hops; medium-bodied, dry and quite harsh; rather long corny finish - cheap and bad stuff 2/2/3/2/5 Croatia ======= DARUVARSKA STAROCESKO _751_transparent golden colour, big head, dry hop aroma, deep herbal flavour, clean, well-balanced, dry finish - a beautiful pilsner 5/6/7/3/13 KARLOVACKA KARLOVACKO _1175_clear brillant golden colour, almost no head, herbal, slightly spicy, oily, sweet with a strange and unpleasant hemp-like finish 2/5/4/2/8 PANONSKA PAN _752_transparent golden colour, nice head, few hop aroma, full-bodied, smooth - not bad 4/4/6/3/11 ZAGREBACKA OZUJSKO _753_from Coop; canned - clear and bright golden colour with a persistent white foam; grainy nose with a touch of butter; medium-bodied and quite sweet, low bitterness before a gentle herbal finish - inoffensive but not bad at all 4/6/5/3/12 Cuba ==== BUCANERO MAYABE CALIDAD EXTRA _919_pale golden colour, few head, aroma of wet carton, slightly tart, metallic, dry plastic finish - boaaark ... 3/3/3/2/6 BUCANERO PREMIUM _920_pale golden colour, few head, discreet hop aroma, full-bodied and oily - not much subtility 2/4/4/2/9 BUCANERO FUERTE _926_bottled; 2007 - translucide and bright deep golden colour; absolutely no foam; very fat grassy nose with notes of solvent; oily and with a quite high carbonation, a moderate tart bitterness and a respectable malt body; the finish is grassy and oily - not that bad

canned; 2002 - golden colour, fine head, few herbal aroma, full and oily with a dry finish (4/4/5/3/11) 3/5/5/3/9 BUCANERO MAYABE CALIDAD EXTRA FUERTE _927_deep golden colour, few head, decent hop aroma, full-bidied - not bad 3/5/5/3/11 BUCANERO PALMA CRISTAL _951_transparent golden colour, few head, typical carton-like aroma of the bad lagers, fresh and crisp, dry with some herbal notes which make it just drinkable 3/3/5/2/8 TINIMA SUPERIOR _1374_clear brillant golden colour, fine head, mix of hops and plastic in the nose, sweet and flat with a dry plastic aftertaste 5/3/3/2/6 Cyprus ====== KEO BEER _1661_pale golden colour, few head, grainy, dry malty nose, light to medium body with a very dry malty finish - sharp and not without interest 3/5/5/3/12 PHOTOS PHOTIADES LEON _2227_clear golden colour, little unregular foam, corny, light oily hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, watery and rather unpleasant finish 2/3/4/2/6 Czech ===== BERNARD CERNÉ PIVO _4216_courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown colour with a firm and long lasting beige foam; toasted and biscuity aroma with fair notes of toffee and cola; robust carbonation and with a solid malt body; sweet and quite thick, slightly bitter and long aftertaste of licorice and malts 5/7/6/3/14 BOHEMIA REGENT PREZIDENT _4390_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bright golden colour, moderate foam; decent aromatic hoppiness with fruity tones (apples); clean and rounded palate, some sweetness and a low bitterness, moderate malt body for its alcohol content; slightly dry and quite short fruity finish 3/6/6/3/13 BROUMOV-OLIVETIN OLIVETINSKY OPAT BITTER _3942_courtesy of Per - hazy orange colour with a correct head retention; aroma of orange peels and cinnamon; tart and acidic, lot of carbonation, bitter and dry fruity finish 4/7/6/3/12 BUDEJOVICKY BUDVAR BUDWEISER _1000_transparent golden colour, few head, deep dry herbal aroma, tart, clean with a short herbal finish - good pilsner but average beer 3/7/5/2/11 BUDEJOVICKY BUDVAR BUD SUPER STRONG _1172_clear golden colour, few head, the aroma is very discreet with few hoppiness and some alcohol notes, the flavour is tart and sweet, heavy with lot of alcohol presence, dry alcohol finish - not my kind of beer but I have had plenty of worse malt liquors 2/4/3/2/6 CESKOBUDEJOVICKY SAMSON VYCEPNI _592_golden-bronze colour, few head, dry hop aroma, smooth with some dryness in the finish 3/5/5/3/11 BUDEJOVICKY MESTANSKY B.B. BUDWEIS BOHEMIA PREMIUM _3976_canned - clear and bright golden colour, little persistent whote foam; some aromatic hoppiness with notes of butter; smooth and creamy palate, very low bitterness; short finish - modest 4/6/5/3/12 CHODOVAR VANOCNI JEDENACTKA _2249_clear and bright amber-blond colour, little foam, light aromatic hoppiness, oily and medium-bodied, decent bitterness in a dry and moderately hoppy finish 3/6/6/3/12 CHODOVAR CERNY BERANEK _4910_from Drinks of the World - pours a dark brown colour with a dark long lasting beige foam, nice lace; aroma of raisins and aspartame; sweet and thin-bodied, subtle carbonation, sweetish caramelish finish with vague toasted notes - dubious 4/5/4/2/10 CHODOVAR ZAMECKY LEZAK SPECIAL _1973_clear bronze colour with little foam, herbal with notes of peanuts, fullbodied, sweet and oily, long dry finish, clean and very well-made 4/6/7/3/14 CHODOVAR PREZIDENT _1969_clear golden-amber colour, few foam, nice herbal aroma with some buttery and perfumy notes, medium-bodied with a decent bitterness, very dry herbal finish 3/7/6/3/14 CHODOVAR CERNA DESITKA _1941_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, nice lacing, toasted buttery nose, light-bodied with a touch of bitterness, the finish is dry and toasted - subtle and charming 4/7/6/4/14 _6477_from Bier-Bienne - clear and deep golden beer under a solid white creamy foam; correct lacework; dusty and slightly grassy aroma; clean palate and with a moderate carbonation; medium-bodied; slightly bitter with notes of butter and grass in the finish 4/6/5/3/12 EGGENBERG TMAVY LEZAK _3981_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark brown colour with a ruby hue; little irregular beige foam; aroma of toffee, slightly toasted and a fair biscuity maltiness; moderate malt body, low carbonation, some sweetness; decently malty and biscuity finish - subtle 4/6/7/3/14 HEROLD GOLDEN REVOLUTION _3170_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear golden colour, little foam formed of big bubbles; fruity aroma (apple, grapefruit), a touch of phenol; robust malt body; very sweet; tons of residual sugars in the finish with more alcohol notes - despite its description, it is definitely closer to a malt liquor than to a pilsner 3/6/6/3/13 _6215_courtesy of oh6gdx; labelled Bohemian Wheat Lager - hazy dark blond beer with a little foam left; aroma of corn and overmatured bananas; gently oily and with a moderate carbonation, some sweetness and a late corny tartness; long aftertaste of hay and banana 3/6/6/3712 HEROLD BOHEMIAN GRANAT _3269_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright amber-brown colour, little but firm pale beige head, some sweet toasted malts backed up by a decent aromatic hoppiness and some toffee notes; sweet and creamy mouthfeel, a late bitterness and a long finish of caramel - a good one 5/6/7/3/14 KLASTERNI ZELIV GOTTSCHALK _3290_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - slightly amber colour, little beige foam; subtle aroma of nut and pineapple, toasty; very low carbonation and medium-bodied; moderately dry with notes of almonds - deeply subtle and complex 4/8/7/4/14 KLASTERNI ŽELIV CASTULUS _3168_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy reddish-amber colour, almost no foam; weird aroma of overmatured banana and melon; no hops detected; sweetish, a medium malt body which fails short in the finish, no bitterness; elusive fruity aftertaste - not much to see here 3/5/4/2/8 KLASTERN ŽELIV SIARD FALCO _3860_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear reddish-brown colour with a poor head retention; charming aroma of black cherries, tea and herbs; low carbonation and sweet, moderate malt body; short aftertaste of cherries - well-made and very interesting 3/7/6/3/14 KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE IMPERIAL _2670_it has a clear and pale golden colour with a very ephemeral foam; the nose is grassy and a little bit oily; a medium malt body and a tart, rather aggressive, bitterness; the finish is dry, long and herbal - ok beer but not more 3/6/6/3/12 KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE MUSKETYR _591_bronze colour, few head, well-hopped, full-bodied - pleasant 4/5/6/3/12 KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE CERNE _1737_dark brown colour, fine dense head and a nice lacing, toasted malt and chocolate aroma, some buttery notes, sweet, firm body with a dry and light bitter chocolate finish 4/8/7/4/14 LOBKOWICZ DEMONIO _638_bronze colour, big head, hoppy and fruity, some bitterness, full-bodied, smooth 4/6/7/3/12 LOBKOWICZ KNIZE _635_deep golden colour, no head, mango aroma, sweet and full-bodied, dry and fruity finish 4/6/6/3/11 MESTANSKY STRAKONICE POLOTMAVY LEZAK KLOSTERMANN _3896_courtesy of Per Forsgren - pours a translucide red-amber colour with a solid pale beige foam; fair grassy hoppiness with light notes od pepper; medium-bodied and with a subtle bitterness, very dry herbal finish with notes of quince marmelade 4/6/7/4/15 NACHOD PRIMATOR TMAVE LEZAK _2953_courtesy of domtom - very dark brown-bordeaux colour, very little beige foam; toasted, aroma of butterscotch, intense maltiness; sweet and medium-bodied, moderately dry and bitter, long malty and toasty finish - really pleasant 4/8/6/3/13 NACHOD PRIMATOR WEIZENBIER _3766_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - slightly hazy pale yellow colour with a huge white foam; dry wheaty nose with notes of hay, banana and cloves; thin-bodied and quite dry, very clean palate with light notes of banana in the finish - very good 4/7/6/3/14 NOVA PAKA VELIKONOCNI PODKRKONOSSKY SPECIAL TMAVY _3275_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; solid creamy beige head; correct lacing; slightly toasted with strong toffeish notes and a touch of chocolate; quite sweet, medium to full-bodied, lively palate; the finish is malty with residual sugars and notes of plum and caramel 4/6/6/3/13 PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN JEDENACTKA _633_pale golden colour, fine head, well-hopped, very dry finish, unbalanced 3/6/4/2/8 PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN POLOTMAVA DESITKA _634_reddish, few head, cocoa, light-bodied and dry 4/6/4/2/9 PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN PORTER _636_re-rated 6/2007, courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark brown colour with a little foam; toasty, almost smokey nose; aroma of black chocolate with light notes of alcohol; good malt body supported by a fair carbonation; malty, toasty chocolatey finish; long and persistent - lot of character for this beautiful beer

very dark brown colour, fine head, subtile mocha and coffee aroma, sweet, slightly bitter, long mocha aftertaste - I love this stuff ! (5/8/7/4/16) 4/8/7/4/14 PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN DVANACTKA _637_golden-orange colour, fine lace, well-hopped, full and pleasant 4/6/6/3/12 PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ GAMBRINUS _1571_clear bronze colour with a little white foam; gentle fat aromatic hoppiness; sweet and oily; slightly bitter and with a long grassy finish 3/6/6/3/13 PRAZSKIE STAROPRAMEN PREMIUM _949_golden colour, few head, herbal aroma, full-bodied, long dry finish - a well-balanced, world-classic pils 2/6/7/3/14 Starobrno red Drak _111_red colour, spicy, fresh, bitter 4/6/8/4/14 STAROBRNO LEZAK _4062_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden colour, little white foam and a correct lacing; the nose shows a fair herbal hoppiness, medium-bodied and fairly bitter, dry and long herbal finish - clean and straightforward 4/6/7/3/13 _6257_canned; courtesy of Toni Hutter - clear and bright golden beer with no head retention; corny and slightly oily aroma; tart with some sweetness below; moderate malt body; long corny and very tart finish - rough and cheap 2/4/4/2/6 STAROPRAMEN KELT ORIGINAL STOUT _2026_dark black colour, fine head, toasted chocolaty aroma, buttery, sweet and thin-bodied, long and slightly dry smoked coffeish finish - subtle and pleasant 5/7/6/3/14 STAROPRAMEN SVETLY _2029_clear golden colour with almost no foam, moderate aromatic hoppiness with hints of plastic, medium-bodied, sweet and neutral, some tartness, the finish is very dry with light herbal notes - rather unpleasant 2/4/3/2/6 STAROPRAMEN VELVET _2027_clear red-amber colour with a dense creamy head (widget effect), herbal and buttery notes, very soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, light-bodied, sweet with a light finishing bitterness, the finish is dry and slightly herbal - weak 4/6/5/2/8 SVITAVY HEMP VALLEY BEER _1036_a czech beer flavoured with swiss hemp (!?) - Hmmm, in my opinion, those are 2 things you should definitely consume separately - clear amber colour, no head, moderate maltiness, notes of caramel, slightly too much carbonation, sweet, quite neutral with a hint of bitterness in a dry, malty finish - where did they put the hemp ? 1/4/4/3/9 U MEDVIDKU OLDGOTT BARIQUE LEZAK 13 _2951_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - hazy amber colour with a fast disappearing foam; solid grapefruity and malty aroma, notes of mango; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation, light but long lasting bitterness; finishes moderately dry with notes of apples - unusual and interesting though not fully exciting beer 2/7/6/3/15 U MEDVIDKU X33 _3169_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear dark amber colour with a collapsing head; aroma of licorice, grassy, notes of alcohol; extremly sweet and slightly oily, robust malt body; long and very sweetish aftertaste with a strong presence of caramel leaving a warming alcohol touch - too sweet to be great and could certainly benefit of some ageing 4/8/7/4/14 URQUELL PILSNER _1001_transparent golden colour, fine head, herbal nose, full-bodied, slightly oily, long dry finish, well-balanced - an over-rated legend of the pilsner-style 4/5/7/4/14 VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL CERNY (DARK) _3030_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark ruby brown colour, little irregular but stable beige head; slightly toasted, a fair biscuity maltiness and some caramelish notes; quite sweet and light-bodied with a solid carbonation; short butterscotchy aftertaste 4/6/6/3/13 VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL 11 MEDIUM _4985_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - c lear pale amber-brown colour with a very thin but persistent head; nice lacework; very shy flowery aroma, moderate malt body, subtle but high carbonation, quite sweet and with a weak bitterness; short and dry aftertaste with notes of caramel and flowers - subtle but unexciting 3/5/6/3/13 VELKÉ BREZNO BREZNAK SVETLY LEZAK 12 _3681_clear and bright golden-bronze colour, almost no foam left; fairly herbal hoppy nose; good malt body; slightly oily and with a nice bitterness; long herbal, grassy and bitter finish - a solid pils 4/6/7/3/14 VELKÉ BREZNO BREZNAK PREMIUM SCHWARZBIER _4412_from Bier-Bienne - dark brown coloured with a persistent little dark beige foam; fairly toasted nose with notes of ashes and vanilla, moderate malt body and quite tart, subtle carbonation and moderately bitter with a quite long toasty aftertaste of ashes 4/6/6/3/13 VYSKOV VYSKOVSKE HAVRAN _4304_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - bright dark ruby-brown colour with a fair creamy beige foam; nice lace; some diacetyl in the nose, caramel and biscuity maltiness; creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, moderate malt body; aftertaste of cookies with a light metallic touch - a good one 5/7/6/4/14 ŽELIV CASTULUS _3168_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy reddish-amber colour, almost no foam; weird aroma of overmatured banana and melon; no hops detected; sweetish, a medium malt body which fails short in the finish, no bitterness; elusive fruity aftertaste - not much to see here 3/5/4/2/8 ŽATECKY ŽATEC XANTHO _3832_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; some toasted malts, biscuity; sweet with a medium malt body; long almondy finish - a good one 4/7/6/3/13 ŽATECKY LUCAN EXPORT _4363_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden colour with a persistent white foam; solid herbal aroma, subtle but solid carbonation, medium-bodied, some initial sweetness before a tart herbal bitterness which lasts quite long in a moderately dry finish 4/7/7/4/13 ZLATOPRAMEN UR-BÖHMISCH BERNSTEIN _3996_clear and dark reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige head, earthy aroma with notes of almonds and a touch of undefined red fruits, moderate malt body, clean palate and with a late and discrete bitterness, quite long lasting earthy aftertaste - charming 5/7/6/3/13 ZUBR CHAKRA _6026_brewed by Zubr in the Czech Republic; from Gourmets in Neuchâtel - clear golden beer with almost no foam left; oily grassy aroma; medium-bodied and gently tart and bitter; quite harsh herbal finish - drinkable 3/5/572/10 Denmark ======= AARHUS FORÅRSBRYG _4711_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and bright golden colour with a fair and long lasting white foam; aroma of apple and cream with a touch of alcohol; full-bodied and quite creamy mouthfeel, a fair sweetness partially balanced by a late tart bitterness; long fruity and malty finish with warming alcohol notes 5/7/7/4/14 AARHUS VALKYRIE _4217_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy red-bordeaux colour with a chaotic foam left; weird aroma of cheese, pear and raspberries marmalade; very sweet and full-bodied; thick but manages to give a feeling of freshness; no bitterness and an aftertaste of red fruits and marzipan 3/7/6/3/12 ALBANI ODENSE CLASSIC _4603_from Bier-Bienne; canned - translucide amber-orange colour with a little beige foam; notes of caramel and metal; medium-bodied at best and with some harsh tartness beside a sweet malt backbone; fizzy flowery finish, short and insignificant 3/3/4/2/7 AMAGER BATCH ONE _3793_courtesy of Per Forsgren - pours a hazy red-amber colour under a little beige foam; aroma of orange blossom with notes of caramel and citrus; full-bodied, initial sweetness is quickly followed by a solid bitterness; some astringence; quite dry and long hoppy and herbal finish with notes of mint - deeply rich and very good 4/7/8/4/17 AMAGER BARREL AGED SERIES OLD MAN'S ALE _4907_from crackedkettle.com - dark brown and unclean beer; dark beige foam left; aroma of nuts and cherries with notes of wood and almonds; full-bodied and a sweet malt backbone; thick and with a late but robust bitterness, aftertaste of wood and almond with some burning alcohol notes 3/6/7/3/14 AMAGER SUNDBY STOUT _6102_from erzbierschof.ch - black beer under a little beige foam left; decent lacework; aroma of vanilla and very roasted coffee; medium-bodied, some sweetness and slightly dry; a late bitterness with notes of ashes, chocolate, coffee and vanilla 4/7/8/4/16 AMAGER BLACK NITRO _5770_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a very dark beer with a persistent dark beige foam; correct lacing; aroma of chocolate and vanilla; full-bodied and with some sweetness, a solid bitterness and a long chocolatey aftertaste with notes of coffee, hops and licorice 5/7/8/4/16 AMAGER MURPHILL _4853_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - dark black coloured and with a solid and long lasting dark beige foam; very roasted coffeish aroma, mocha and hints of vanilla; low carbonation, thick and tasty; a fair bitterness introduces a long, very roasted, coffeish and slightly nutty finish - robust to say the least 5/8/8/4/17 AMAGER RATED XX 2009 _4725_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a dark cloudy brown colour with a very foamy beige head; nice lace; the aroma is earthy and almondy with notes of prune; dusty; full-bodied and heavy sticky, robust initial sweetness partially balanced by a strong bitterness; very long and powerful aftertaste of prune and caramel with a strong alcohol presence 4/7/7/4/13 AMAGER HR. PAPSØ _4322_from crackedkettle.com - fully cloudy brown colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of caramel and wood with hints of vanilla and marzipan; robust body with a solid sweet malt backbone; fairly bitter finish where more woody notes appear; lot of caramel and some prune before an insistent warming alcohol kick - cheers Henrik ! 4/8/8/4/16 AMAGER DREI VON DÄNEN _6001_ - dark black colour under a solid creamy dark beige foam; beautiful lacework; solid roasted aroma of mocha, notes of nuts and vanilla; full-bodied and creamy palate; fairly bitter and dry; long roasted coffeeish finish - a beauty ! 5/8/8/5/18 AMAGER MIKKELLER TRÆKØLLE _4401_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy brown colour with a solid and long lasting beige foam; robust aroma of wood and nuts; cookies and some vanilla; thick and full-bodied, solid malt backbone and with a salty finish; notes of wood and bourbon in a warming aftertaste 4/7/7/3/13 AMAGER IMPERIAL BROWN ALE _6134_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a moderate dark beige foam left; a decent hoppiness along with a fair biscuity maltiness; toasted; full-bodied and very tasty, creamy palate; fairly bitter and very long toasted cookie-like, nutty and hoppy finish - beautiful 4/8/7/4/16 _6322_from erzbierschof - hazy dark blond-orange beer under a huge creamy foam; fairly perfumy hoppiness with notes of apricots and litchies; medium-bodied and juicy; a respectable and subtle bitterness; slightly dry with long fruity hoppy notes 5/7/7/4/14 _6335_draught@erzbierschof - pours a black beer with a modest foam retention; deep aroma of black cherries, chewy malts, licorice and black chocolate; a fair sweetness and a robust malt backbone, moderate carbonation; pretty thick and gently sticky; long aftertaste of licorice and black cherries again; lingering roasted chocolatey notes - an unusual profile for a great beer 5/8/9/5/18 AMAGER RUGPORTER _5558_from erzbierschof.ch - a very dark brown, almost black colour with a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; solid aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla and walnut; full-bodied, tasty and with some tart bitterness; long bitter roasted chocolatey and coffeish aftertaste with hints of licorice 5/8/7/4/16 AMAGER RYE KING _6147_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; roasted and perfumy aroma with notes of licorice, ginger and black cherries; full-bodied and with a velvety palate; a solid bitterness, long and very tasty aftertaste of licorice, corn, coffee and chocolate - lot of character and pretty original profile 5/8/7/4/16 AMAGER MIKKELLER HR. FREDERIKSENS VÆSEL BRUNCH _6007_from erzbierschof.ch - black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of black cherries and licorice; fair notes of black chocolate too; full-bodied, some sweetness topped by a solid bitterness; very dry and long bitter aftertaste of licorice, ashes and pralines; roasted; some warming alcohol notes 4/8/8/4/17 AMAGER DRAGØR TRIPEL _3403_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid pale beige head; estery nose, aroma of grapefruit, almonds and dust; sweet and slightly sticky, lot of carbonation; a robust malt body and a moderate bitterness; the finish is sweetish with long fruity notes (oranges), almonds and a burning alcohol touch 4/7/7/4/15 AMAGER MIKKELLER KØLLE _4986_from crackedkettle.com - very dark brown colour under a long lasting dark beige foam; hoppy nose with aroma of marzipan, plums and black chocolate; full-bodied, thick and very bitter; very long aftertaste of tar, coffee and chocolate, very roasted and with warming alcohol notes - wonderful! 5/9/9/5/18 AMAGER RED NITRO _5316_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a little beige foam left; a robust hoppy aroma with notes of red fruits marmalade, cream and resin; thick and full-bodied, a fair carbonation, a solid bitterness and a long malty and hoppy finish with notes of raspberries, quinces and pine needles - a very nice one 4/8/8/4/17 AMAGER HR. FREDERIKSEN _5504_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black colour under a solid creamy dark beige foam; beautiful lacework; aroma of mocha, black chocolate and vanilla; creamy mouthfeel but with some thickness; quite sweet and moderately carbonated; long aftertaste of vanilla, tar and toffee - some apparent alcohol 5/8/7/4/16 AMAGER IPA _5521_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy amber-orange colour with a little beige foam; a fair hoppy aroma showing notes of peach, apricot and yeast; medium- to full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel and fairly bitter; long fruity hoppy finish; quite thick 4/7/7/4/13 _6408_from Erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy brown beer with an immediate vanishing foam; very malty aroma with notes of plums, marzipan and cheese (?!), some hints of herbs and tea in the background; thick and full-bodied; very sweet, slightly dry and decently bitter; long malty aftertaste with fresh notes of grapefruit and pine needles - unusual and a bit confusing 3/7/7/3/13 _6661_from Erzbierschof - light gusher; hazy dark blond beer under a persistent foam; slightly dusty and with a fair spicy and fruity hoppiness; thin-bodied; a decent bitterness and a long dusty and spicy hoppy finish 4/7/6/3/14 _6678_from Erzbierschof - hazy blond beer with a disparate foam left; fairly hoppy aroma with notes of cream and apricots; creamy palate; a good malt backbone and some astringency; very bitter, dry and long bitter hoppy finish, fruity and yeasty; very long lasting 5/8/8/4/16 BEER HERE LUPULUS _4670_courtesy of Laurent Mousson -blond colour with a persistent but quite chaotic foam; very flowery hoppiness with notes of citrus and other fruits in the background; moderate carbonation and malt body; very dry and long bitter flowery finish 4/7/7/4/15 BEER HERE INFANT ØL _6103_from erzbierschof.ch - clear ruby-brown beer with a moderate foam left; fairly hoppy with notes of dark fruits, nuts and almonds; moderate malt backbone and carbonation; a late and decent bitterness; short gently hoppy finish 4/7/6/3/13 BEER HERE MALUS PATER _5696_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a hazy dark brown beer with a persistent dark beige foam left; a robust aroma of biscuit, prunes and apples; moderate carbonation and a strong malt body, very sweet, no bitterness and a long aftertaste of dark fruits and toasted malts with pretty lot of residual sugars 4/7/7/3/14 BEER HERE SMOKESTAD PORTER _6003_from erzbierschof.ch - clear dark ruby-brown beer with a little beige foam left; correct lacework; roasted coffeish aroma with well-integrated notes of smoke and bacon; a decent carbonation and malt backbone; slightly dry and moderately bitter; long aftertaste of ashes and bacon 5/8/8/4/15 BEER HERE BLACK CAT _5684_from erzbierschof.ch - dark ruby-brown in colour and with a little dark beige foam left, nice lacework; aroma of black chocolate and walnuts; quite sweet and with a medium malt backbone, some tartness and a quite dry bitter and roasted chocolatey aftertaste - charming 5/7/7/4/14 BEER HERE DARK HOPS _4681_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black coloured with a persistent beige foam; fair roasted coffeish aroma with notes of walnut; quite astringent, medium to full malt backbone, very bitter coffeish and vanilla finish 5/8/8/4/16 BEER HERE HOPFIX _5670_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy amber-orange colour with a modest chaotic foam left; tons of hops out there developping notes of lychees, mango and resin; medium-bodied and slightly sticky, some sweetness and a fair though non-offensive bitterness, moderate carbonation; bitter/sweet aftertaste with more notes of exotic fruits - very drinkable 4/8/8/4/15 BEER HERE JULE IPA _5669_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy blond-orange in colour with no foam left; very piney hoppy aroma with notes of quince marmalade; quite full-bodied, sticky and very astringent, a solid bitterness and a long fruity hoppy finish with notes of tea 4/7/7/4/15 BEER HERE FAT CAT _4671_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark reddish-amber colour with a huge and persistent beige foam; nice lace; aroma of dried red fruits with some notes of solvent and grilled almonds; overcarbonated and very tart, astringent palate; fizzy and elusive bitter and fruity finish - quite aggressive 4/6/5/3/11 BEER HERE WEED _6078_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy dark blond beer with a little beige foam; light smokey tones with fruity and caramelish notes underneath; moderate malt body and with a pretty neutral profile; short and slightly watery corny finish with shy smokey notes 3/5/6/3/11 BEER HERE HOPTILICUS _5676_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy dark ruby-brown colour with a solid persistent creamy beige foam and a nice lacework; a robust piney hoppiness with notes of quince, prune and tea; medium- to full-bodied, strong but non-offensive bitterness and a long bitter fruity finish with more notes of tea 5/8/7/4/16 BEER HERE AMMESTOUT _6143_from erzbierschof - black beer under a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; very roasted coffeish aroma; dark chocolate and a fair hop presence, medium to full-bodied, some initial sweetnes and a late decent bitterness; roasted coffeish aftertaste with notes of nuts, licorice and vanilla 5/8/7/4/14 BEER HERE PÅSKE _5919_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy amber beer with an aroma of marzipan and caramel; full-bodied and gently sirupy, sweet and bitter with a fair carbonation, long malty caramelish aftertaste with lingering hoppy notes - balanced 4/7/7/4/14 BEER HERE KAMA CITRA _5935_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark brown colour with a poor head retention; piney aroma with notes of coffee and gingerbread; quite full-bodied, very tasty and with some harsh bitterness; malty and coffeish aftertaste with a solid aromatic hop presence 4/7/8/4/16 BEER HERE MØRKE PUMPERNICKEL PORTER _4852_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - dark black coloured with a firm and long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; a fair roasted coffee aroma with notes of walnut and vanilla; creamy, velvety mouthfeel; full-bodied and fairly bitter; very long roasted coffeish aftertaste with lingering chocolatey notes - delicious 5/7/8/4/15 BRAUNSTEIN HERITAGE 2006 EDITION _3799_courtesy of Per Forsgren; #897 - pours a dark bordeaux colour with almost no foam left; aroma of prune with a touch of licorice; good and regular carbonation; robust malt body and with a moderate sweetness and bitterness; aftertaste of caramel and apple - not bad but with not much character and I fail to see improving aging potential here 4/7/7/3/13 BRØCKHOUSE EPIC STOUT _3509_courtesy of fiulijn - black coloured and with a firm big beige head; correct lacing; powerful aroma of black chocolate, cocoa and dried black fruits; roasted; very thick and oily mouthfeel maintained by a robust carbonation; a strong sweetness balanced by an even stronger bitterness the finish is roasty and quite dry with loads of chocolate and coffee - waouhhh ... 5/8/9/4/17 BRØCKHOUSE INDIA PALE ALE _1919_hazy amber-orange colour, big creamy head and a superb lacing, buttery and floral nose with notes of honey, very creamy mouthfeel, light to medium body, robust dry bitterness, the finish is dry and flowery - well-balanced; halfway between a moderate english IPA and a US extravagancy 4/7/7/4/13 BRØCKHOUSE VINTAGE 06 _4102_2006 vintage; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber-brown colour, aroma of nut, pine and quince marmalade; solid malt body, subtle and moderate carbonation; long dry and very bitter aftertaste of pine and nuts; resiney - very good though a bit too young 4/8/8/4/17 BRØCKHOUSE SLOTSØL _3307_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy copper-red colour with a solid pale beige head; bready, toasty and earthy aroma; high carbonation; robust malt body and a very decent bitterness; long earthy finish, quite dry - very good beer 4/7/7/4/14 BRØCKHOUSE BLONDE _2082_hazy dark red-amber colour, almost no foam, robust fruity hoppiness (cherry ?) with notes of malt and alcohol, oily, the sweetness is followed by an astringent bitterness, the finish is short, dry and fruity - thx to BierKönig for this one. 4/7/6/3/14 BRØCKHOUSE STOUT _1920_dark black colour with a fine creamy tainted head, strong roasted mocha aroma, buttery notes, very creamy mouthfeel, sweet, light-bodied, clean maltiness, the finish is slightly bitter and coffeish - quite similar to Guinness 4/7/7/3/13 CARLSBERG SEMPER ARDENS FIRST GOLD IPA _3291_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a little beige foam; aroma of blood orange; slightly madereized with yeasty notes; sweet and medium- to full-bodied; quite dry malty fruity (orange, melon) finish 4/7/7/3/14 CARLSBERG SEMPER ARDENS WINTER RYE _2089_clear dark red-amber colour, fine head and a nice lacing, prune and caramel in the nose, some earthy malty notes and slightly smokey, the body is rather thin, medium-bodied at best, sweet, the finish is slightly dry and deceptively neutral - inoffensiv 4/6/6/2/11 CARLSBERG SEMPER ARDENS CHRISTMAS ALE _2696_cloudy reddish-brown colour with a fast fading foam; aroma of raspberry marmelade with notes of licorice, coriander, pineapple and old apple; sweet and heavy, sticky; respectable malt body; long sweetish and fruity finish - a little bit bubblegum-like but quite good, in any cases hard to realize this is from Carlsberg ...thanks to Papsoe for this one ! 3/7/7/3/13 CARLSBERG SEMPER ARDENS EASTER BREW _3172_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a little beige foam; subtle aroma of grass and caramel; medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, decent bitterness; aftertaste of raisins, quite dry and long 5/7/7/4/14 CARLSBERG SEMPER ARDENS CRIOLLO STOUT _2084_clear dark brown colour with a fine head, aroma of praline, notes of alcohol and licorice, sweet and light- to medium-bodied, slightly salty, deep chocolate aftertaste - balanced and very pleasant but could afford a stronger body 4/8/7/4/14 CARLSBERG EXPORT _424_canned - clear and pale golden colour, little collapsing head; aroma of wet corn with a touch of solvent; sweet, light to medium-bodied, the finish is moderately dry with more corny notes - ridiculous 2/3/5/2/7 CARLSBERG 47 _2672_pours a clear golden-amber colour; almost no foam remaining; aroma of fruit candy (strawberry, apricot); very sweet and medium-bodied, no bitterness; strange bubblegum aftertaste of licorice and anise, the whole thing packed in some aggressive dryness - this beer really does not work for me 3/3/3/2/5 CARLSBERG ELEPHANT _573_golden colour,, few head, overwhelming alcohol nose, very heavy and disgusting - a one-dimensional horrible brew 3/4/3/2/6 ROYAL UNIBREW CERES TOP ROYAL _6152_from Coop, Domodossola - clear golden-blond beer with a little but long lasting head; flowery hops with light herbal notes; creamy palate, medium-bodied and gently bitter; corny finish, flowery and almondy 4/6/6/3/12 CERES RED ERIK _1313_red-amber colour, no head, fruity aroma (berries?), medium-bodied, sweet and slightly tart, dry malty and fruity finish 2/7/6/3/13 CERES STOUT _2194_very dark brown colour, almost no foam, solid roasted coffee aroma, some licorice, sweet, almost sugary, the finish is bitter and malty with notes of coffee beans a light alcohol touch - good but too much on the sweet side for my taste 3/7/7/4/13 CERES BERING BRYG _2124_clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, earthy maltiness, notes of licorice and red fruits, very sweet, fruity and sugary finish - cloying 2/6/4/2/7 CERES WEISS _4333_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy blond colour with a firm and persistent white head; solid aroma of corn and banana; creamy mouthfeel and sweet, respectable malt body and with a moderate tartness; the finishis quite thick with lot of residual sweetness and long notes of banana and a touch of cloves 4/7/6/3/12 CERES ROYAL ALL MALT EXPORT _373_red-orange colour, spicy, aggressive, unpleasant 3/5/4/2/8 DANISH BREWERY GROUP 9X _1725_clear golden-orange colour, almost no foam, alcohol and sugary nose, sweet and very oily, heavy, disgusting overwhelming alcohol finish 2/3/2/1/4 DJÆVLEBRYG SCHOPENHAUERS VILJE _3825_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - a bit nervous at the opening, foaming out of the bottle; hazy red-orange colour under a huge pale beige foam; fairly hoppy nose showing some cream, almonds and lichies; solid malt backbone, slightly oily; a reasonable bitterness introduces a long creamy and fruity quite soft aftertaste 4/7/7/4/15 DJÆVLEBRYG MARERIDT _5379_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy blond colour with a solid white head; a pretty smokey nose with grapefruity and creamy notes; hints of bretts; medium-bodied, some sourness and fairly hoppy; sourish smokey and grapefruity finish with notes of bacon - pretty unique and interesting though I’m not fully sure the bretts are fully under control ... 4/8/7/4/14 DJÆVLEBRYG GUDELØS _5393_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a pitch black beer with a dark beige foam left; the aroma is very rich, complex and hoppy showing notes of roasted coffee, licorice and molasses; full-bodied and pretty smooth palate; a solid bitterness and a very long bitter hoppy aftertaste with notes of vanilla, dried fruits and dark chocolate - I’m definitely a big fan from this beer ... and not only because of its name! 5/8/9/5/18 DJÆVLEBRYG ORIGINALE _5560_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - the first dl unfairly jumped nervously out of the bottle ... cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a poor head retention; a fair hoppy aroma where apricot dominates, notes of almonds and herbs; full-bodied and thick, some sweetness and robustly bitter; quite dry and with a long bitter fruity hoppy finish 3/7/8/4/14 DJÆVLEBRYG SON OF NEKRON _5378_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black colour and with a dark beige foam left; notes of butter and roasted malt, ashes and vanilla; medium-bodied, quite dry with some bitterness; roasted afertaste of ashes and hazelnut 5/8/7/4/14 EVIL TWIN CHRISTMAS EVE in a NEW YORK CITY HOTEL ROOM _5664_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black beer under a giant very foamy dark beige head; roasted coffeish aroma with notes of vanilla; overcarbonated; and hugely sweet, a solid bitterness soon takes the control producing a confusing dichotomy; thick and oily, full-bodied; a long coffeish and slightly chocolatey roasted and fairly hoppy finish with warming alcohol notes 5/7/7/3/14 EVIL TWIN SOFT DOOKIE _5673_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a black beer under a poor beige foam left; slightly roasted notes of black chocolate with a fair presence of vanilla; full-bodied and pretty sweet; a gentle bitterness and a long chocolatey and vanilla finish - balanced and very nice 5/8/4/16 EVIL TWIN CATS PISS _5685_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange colour with a robust creamy beige foam left; superb lacework; a pronounced hoppiness with notes of apricots and orange peels, creamy palate and medium-bodied, a solid bitterness and very dry; long very bitter fruity finish - robust and very pleasant 4/8/7/4/16 EVIL TWIN YANG _5970_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy dark reddish-amber colour under a persistent beige foam; nice lacework; hoppy aroma of quince and strawberries marmalade; full-bodied and tasty, some astringency and a solid yet never aggressive bitterness, quite fizzy; very hoppy, bitter and fruity finish 4/8/8/4/17 EVIL TWIN RYAN AND THE BEASTER BUNNY _6074_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark blond beer under a huge foamy white head; nice lace; aroma of esters, very fruity (pineapple, apples), notes of cream; juicy palate and a tasty, lively palate, a fair sweetness and a high carbonation; residual suagrs and long fruity, estery notes with some alcohol presence and a decent hoppiness 5/8/7/4/16 EVIL TWIN YIN _5985_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; deep aroma of mocha and black chocolate; a fair hop presence; full-bodied and thick; pretty sweet and decently bitter; long chocolatey and coffeish finish with more hoppy tones - somptuous 4/8/9/5/18 EVIL TWIN ALE 404 _6104_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy red-amber beer with a persistent and solid beige foam; correct lacework; a solid fruity hoppiness, cane sugar and cream; quite full-bodied and pretty sweet; gently oily and decently bitter; hoppy fruity aftertaste with notes of apricots and cream 4/7/7/4/14 EVIL TWIN BEFORE, DURING and AFTER CHRISTMAS BEER _5930_from Erzbierschof.ch - hazy red-orange beer with a chaotic beige foam left; nice lacework; fresh and robust hoppy aroma with notes of quince marmalade, pine and citrus; full-bodied and sticky palate; some astringency (yet with a creamy mouthfeel) and very tasty, quite aggressive bitterness; which lasts very long in a hoppy aftertaste of quince marmalade, herbs and citrus; quite spicy - beautiful and extreme 5/8/9/4/17 _6315_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a modest foam left; aroma of brown sugar, rum and caramel; very sweet and full-bodied; sugary and caramelish aftertaste - interesting yet too sweet for me 4/6/6/3711 _6566_draught@Erzbierschof - hazy blond beer with a little foam left; very perfumy and fruity hoppy aroma; pear and pineapple; slightly yeasty; full-bodied and assertive; some moderate brett-like sourness; dry and bitter fresh fruity hoppy finish 5/8/8/4/17 _6567_draught@Erzbierschof - hazy dark orange beer under a solid foamy head; very hoppy aroma with strong fruity notes (peaches, apricot); full-bodied; solid yet not aggressive bitterness; dry and long bitter fruity hoppy finish - direct and frank 5/8/8/4/16 _6633_from Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy dark brown beer under a chaotic beige foam; nice lacework though; fairly toasted malty aroma with notes of cookies and walnuts; some fair earthy bitterness; long toasted aftertaste of brownies with more earhy tones 4/7/7/4/15 FANØ KISSMEYER No. 9 WITTER SAISON du FLEUR _6149_draught@Erzbierschof’s bar - cloudy dark blond-orange beer under a huge foamy beige head; nice lacework; citrus, bretts and notes of almonds; velvety palate; medium to full-bodied; a hint of sourness and pretty dry; more notes of almonds, honey and grapefruit with a decent hop presence - very drinkable 5/7/7/4/15 _6304_draught@erzbierschof - dark black beer with a little persistent beige foam; pretty roasted with notes of pralines, cocoa and honey; quite full-bodied; creamy palate and with a subtle carbonation; moderate bitterness and some residual sweetness; long roasted malty chocolatey finish with lingering honey notes 5/8/7/4/16 FANØ GRASSROOTS/KOLDING BRYGLAUG KOLVAL _6171_draught@erzbierschof’s bar - cloudy blond-orange beer under a huge creamy white foam; the aroma is a clone of Orval: barnyards, dust, cheese and orange peels; medium-bodied, some tart acidity yet pretty velvety on the tongue; slightly dry, assertive, long fruity and a bit acidic finish; dusty 4/7/7/4/15 _6254_draught@erzbierschof’s bar - cloudy bronze beer under a solid beige foam; aroma of bretts, fairly fruity (peaches, lemon, litchies); slightly earthy; full-bodied, decently acidic with some sweetness below; creamy palate; yeasty and sourish, very fruity finish; long with hints of caramel and anise 5/8/7/4/15 _6489_draught@erzbierschof.ch - cloudy blond beer with a persistent white foam; nice lace; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of hay, grapefruit and pear; medium-bodied; a bitter and slightly salty hoppy finish with lingering notes of grapefruit and straw - a beautiful session beer 4/8/7/4/14 FAXE EXTRA STRONG _2340_clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, light aroma of apple and orange, sweet and full-bodied, long malty and slightly fruity finish with a late alcohol kick - surprisingly good for a malt liquor 4/6/7/3/14 Faxe Premium _1305_clear pale, golden colour, big head,, mixed aroma of hops and rotten eggs, sweet and oily, short finish 3/3/3/2/5 FAXE FESTBOCK PREMIUM _540_dark bordeaux colour, nice head, smells like blood and metal, thick, very malty, sweet with a bitter finish 4/6/5/2/10 FUR PORTER _2890_courtesy of Papsoe - black coloured and with a little, fast collapsing beige foam; a bit roasted, aroma of milk and chocolate; oily and with a good malt body; moderate bitterness, partially dry chocolatey finish - perfectly balanced 4/7/7/3/14 FUR FROKOST _5712_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy reddish-amber colour with a little persistent foam; a solid aroma of corn with notes of wort and fruits; quite light-bodied and sweet, light tartness and some late bitterness; more corny notes in the finish - original 4/6/6/3/11 GIRAF STRONG _577_pale golden colour, fine head, slightly fruity nose, aggressive alcohol presence, sweet and unbalanced - I hate strong lagers ! 3/5/3/2/7 GIRAF GOLD _1325_clear golden colour, fine head, malt and alcohol nose, sweet and oily - boring 3/4/4/2/8 GOURMETBRYGGERIET BARLEY BREW _3936_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear dark amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of caramel and nut with a metallic touch; some prunes; lot of carbonation, solid malt body with a pronounced sweetness below; robust bitterness before a dry and bitter fruity and metallic finish 4/6/6/3/10 GOURMETBRYGGERIET MATADOR ØL _2888_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy ruby-brown colour with a big beige head; aroma of butter, caramel and red fruits; solid sweetness and decently malty; long sweetish caramish aftertaste - too much on the sweet side to be great 4/7/6/3/13 GOURMETBRYGGERIET HARVEST ALE _3266_courtesy of Papsoe; 2006 vintage - fully cloudy dark brown colour and absolutely no foam; aroma of plum and caramel with a touch of pepper; very sweet and medium to full-bodied; bitter-sweet finish with more caramelish notes, residual sugars and a warming alcohol touch - should be better aged 2 or 3 more years 2/7/6/3/12 GOURMETBRYGGERIET FINALE _3932_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear reddishamber colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of red fruits and amaretto; lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, dry and bitter fruity finish with a presence of metallic notes - overpasteurized ? 4/6/5/2/8 GRAUBALLE ENEBAER STOUT _2886_courtesy of Papsoe - black coloured with an unregular little beige head but a nice lace; roasted aroma of licorice and black chocolate; slightly oily and medium-bodied with a decent bitterness; long chocolatey finish - would make a great dessert beer 4/8/7/4/15 GRAUBALLE RIVER BEER _5644_courtesy of Jespr - pours a clear amber colour with a little pale beige foam left; malty and gently earthy aroma with some flowery notes; moderately effervescent and medium-bodied, a gentle shy bitterness; dry flowery and earthy aftertaste 4/6/7/3/13 GRAUBALLE BARLEY WINE _2897_courtesy of Papsoe; 8.5% - cloudy reddish in colour, robust and persistent slightly beige head formed of big bubbles; beautiful lace; aroma of strawberries, Portwine and candi sugar; notes of yeast and alcohol underneath; creamy mouthfeel, a solid malt body and a very rough dry bitterness followed by a quite unpleasant overwheling yeasty finish where fruity notes stay in the background - very dubious 3/6/6/2/9 HARBOE RED BEER _4604_from Bier-Bienne; canned - clear red-amber colour with a poor head retention; hints of flowers and corns in the nose; moderate malt body, some traces of malt but mainly tasteless; quite dry and empty finish - useless 3/4/3/2/6 HANCOCK JULE BRYG _2701_clear and bright golden-amber colour; almost no foam remaining; aroma of tangerines and alcohol, solvent and olives; sweet and very sticky with a strong malt body; long sugary and fruity finish (strawberries ?) with a burning alcohol feeling from the throat to the stomac - could be used as gasoline alternative if it was cheaper 3/3/3/2/4 HANCOCK MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR _2676_pours a very clear golden colour, absolutely no head; oily grassy nose, sweet with a good malt backbone, a bit sticky and with a low bitterness; the finish is rather short with just some herbal notes - what a strange idea to brew a boring pale lager for Christmas ... 3/5/5/2/8 HANCOCK OLD GAMBRINUS BEER LIGHT _1932_clear golden-orange colour, almost no foam, strong alcohol and apricot aroma, very sweet and oily, long sugary finish with an explosive alcohol presence - a quite unbalanced alcohol mixture 2/6/4/2/8 HANCOCK OLD GAMBRINUS BEER DARK _1929_clear dark brown colour, no foam, strong malty nose with plum, licorice and alcohol, sweet and full-bodied with a touch of bitterness, the finish is long and sugary, showing warming alcohol and more plumy notes - very good though a bit too much on the sweet side 3/8/8/4/15 HERSLEV HVEDE _3004_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - slightly hazy pale blond colour, no head retention; aroma of pine needle and tea; overcarbonated and very sweet, some tartness due to a fair amount of acidity, moderately dry with some residual sweetness - a strange and unusual weizen 2/6/4/2/8 HERSLEV PALE ALE _2085_hazy amber-orange colour, little foam, hoppy nose with notes of apricot and flowers, oily with a good malty body, robust bitterness, long hoppy, malty and slightly spicy finish - a nice pale ale with a good character - thanks to BierKönig for this one ! 4/7/8/4/15 HOLBÆK BYSØ BROWN _3983_courtesy of oh6gdx - nutty coloured with a persistent beige foam; nice balance between malt and hops in the nose, notes of cookies and chocolate; solid carbonation and medium to full-bodied, sweet and bitter with a long malty and biscuity, hoppy finish - balanced and tasty 4/6/7/3/14 HORNBEER WIT _4704_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - fully cloudy lactic orange colour with a little persistent white foam; aroma of banana, tangerines and undefined spices; medium-bodied and acidic; a weird salty/bitter finish and a long spicy and fruity aftertaste 4/6/6/3/11 _6191_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy orange beer; a citric and grapefruity hoppiness; full-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; very dry and solidly bitter; long fruity citrusy hoppy finish 5/8/7/4/16 HORNBEER IMPERIAL IPA _5501_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige foam; nice lace; a solid hoppy aroma with notes of strawberries, prune and licorice; full-bodied and with a robust sweetness; a solid bitterness follows and then a long hoppy aftertaste with notes of marzipan, almonds and red fruits 4/7/8/4/16 HORNBEER RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT _5711_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black beer with a modest beige foam left; deep aroma of black chocolate and cocoa; fairly roasted; sweet and moderately carbonated, a late tart bitterness; very long chocolatey finish 4/7/6/3/14 HORNBEER BLACK MAGIC WOMAN _4721_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - dark black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; fair aroma of roasted malts with notes of milk coffee, ashes and licorice; sweet and full-bodied, very tasty and with a decent late bitterness; long aftertaste of black chocolate, coffee and licorice - very drinkable what could be dangerous considering the alcohol content 4/8/8/4/17 HORNBEER IMAGINE _5720_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-brown in colour and with a solid foamy beige head; nice lacework; hoppy aroma of fresh apples, cream and caramel; full-bodied and with a subtle but fair carbonation, creamy palate, mainly sweet and decently bitter; slightly dry hoppy fruity finish with solid malty tones 5/7/8/4/15 HORNBEER CARIBBEAN RUMSTOUT _4861_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a dark black colour under a solid and persistent dark beige foam; nice lacework; roasted chocolatey nose with notes of potatoes, full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, sweet and thick, low bitterness, long roasted coffeish finish with notes of rum - a strange but interesting mixture 5/8/7/4/16 _6197_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a dark black beer with a persistent dark beige foam left; roasted herbal and chocolatey aroma, notes of enzian; full-bodied , very bitter, salty and bitter roasted coffeish aftertaste 5/8/8/4/16 _6326_from erzbierschof - fully cloudy dark orange beer with a persistent white foam; aroma of hay, citrus, grapefruit anf cinnamon; quite acidic, medium-bodied and overcarbonated; long citric aftertaste with light notes of hay 5/7/7/3/13 HORNBEER IPA _5546_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark reddish-amber beer with a little persistent beige foam; solid hoppy aroma of quince marmalade; medium to full-bodied and fairly astringent, gently oily and sticky; a robust bitterness and a long fruity hoppy and slightly herbal finish 4/7/7/4/14 INDSLEV SORT HVEDE _5381_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a huge dark beige foam left; vanilla and cold coffee aroma; sweet and moderate malt body; chocolatey finish with residual sugars and vanilla notes 5/7/6/3/12 INDSLEV SPELT BOCK _5380_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a brown beer; aroma of nuts and hops, some butter too; full-bodied; chocolate malt and biscuit; sweet and bitter nutty finish - robust and deeply drinkable 4/7/8/4/16 JACOBSEN SOMMER WIT _3859_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy pinkish-amber colour with a little pinkish head; discrete aroma of berries; fizzy and very sweet, short sweetish and fruity finish - very dubious and my first deception with Jacobsen 2/4/4/2/7 JACOBSEN NORDIC PINE BOCK _3834_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear dark amber colour, little beige foam; aroma of olives; sweet and oily with a solid malt body; some tartness, chewy malts and a touch of alcohol and red fruits in the finish 5/6/7/3/14 JACOBSEN SKOVMÆRKE _3835_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - translucide amber colour with a little foam; aroma of herbs and amaretto; grilled almonds; good malt body, sweet and with a fair carbonation; long complex fruity, herbal and amaretto finish - very impressive 5/8/8/4/17 JACOBSEN GOLDEN NAKED CHRISTMAS ALE _3618_clear reddish-bordeaux colour with a little beige foam; aroma of fresh apples and cinnamon; solid carbonation and malt body; very sweet and slightly sticky, fizzy and slightly dry finish; fruity (apple and peach) and fairly spicy 4/7/6/3/13 JACOBSEN SAAZ BLONDE _3551_pours a clear bronze colour under a stable white foam; lively hoppy aroma (fresh cut grass and a touch of pepper), notes of yeast and pear too; solid malt body and a robust carbonation; low bitterness and a long fruity, hoppy finish with lot of residual sugars 4/7/7/3/13 JACOBSEN BROWN ALE _3543_clear ruby-brown colour with a fine beige head; biscuity maltiness, notes of cookies, slightly toasted; smooth in the mouth, medium-bodied, quite sweet, long malty chocolatey and biscuity finish 5/6/7/3/13 JACOBSEN BRAMLEY WIT _3544_cloudy golden-yellow colour with a fast vanishing foam; aroma of pineapple and orange; tart acidity and a solid carbonation, medium-malt body, robust sweetness hidden below; very dry and short citrusy finish - well made and straitghforward 2/6/6/3/13 JACOBSEN IMPERIAL BARLEY WINE _2905_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy copper-brown colour, very little foam; strong aroma of prunes and alcohol with some hints of caramel; thick and sweet; robust malt body; lot of red fruits reminiscence in the finish, along with warming alcohol notes - nothing to write home about 3/7/6/3/13 JACOBSEN COFFEE MINT STOUT _3341_courtesy of Papsoe - black coloured with a little beige foam; solid mocha aroma with a hint of mint; good malt body, some sweetness and a long aftertaste of chocolate with glorious fresh mint notes - really underrated 5/7/8/4/15 JACOBSEN CAMOMILE DUBBEL _3005_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear reddish in colour with a little foam; some yeasty notes, slightly spicy and fruity, solid malt body with a solid amount of bitterness; very dry, long and bitter spicy, malty finish - very good 4/7/7/4/13 JACOBSEN DARK LAGER _3929_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - amber colour, beige foam; aroma of molasses and dark sugar; sweet and chewy palate, moderate malt body; moderate hoppy and fruity finish 4/6/6/3/13 MIDTFYNS DOUBLE IPA _3903_courtesy of Per Forsgren - cloudy reddish colour with an elusive pale beige foam; aroma of grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of disinfectant; fresh and rounded palate, medium-bodied with a bitter and fairly salty finish; lingering notes of melon in a quite long aftertaste 4/6/7/3/14 _6341_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy amber-orange beer with a poor head retention; fresh grapefruity hoppy aroma with notes of cream, hints of mango and herbs; dusty; creamy and velvety palate, medium-bodied , quite sweet; subtle yet decently pronounced bitterness; creamy fruity and flowery hoppy finish - incoherent, not terrible and a bit disappointing 3/6/6/3/11 MIDTFYNS DE MOLEN X PORTER _6113_from erzbierschof.ch - black beer with a little dark beige foam left; decently hoppy with notes of black cherries, chocolate and licorice; pretty roasted; a good malt backbone and with some fair sweetness; moderate carbonattion; a decent bitterness and long notes of licorice and chocolate in the finish 4/8/7/4/14 MIDTFYNS IMPERIAL STOUT _3937_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pitch black with a dark beige foam; ; very roasted coffeish aroma; notes of pralines, full-bodied witha solid carbonation; sweet and with a touch of late acidity; long aftertaste of dark prunes and black chocolate - balanced and with a strong chracter: beautiful! 5/8/9/4/17 _6336_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy dark amber-brown beer with a modest head retention; buttery with notes of citrus and caramel; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation; some astringency and with a late tart bitterness; long buttery finish with notes of caramel - a bit weird 3/6/7/3/12 MIKKELLER ? (BLACK) _3862_courtesy of Per Forsgren - pours a pitch black colour with a little brown foam; aroma of almonds, black chocolate and black cherries, the all thing being brutalized by aggressive notes of alcohol; strong initial dextrose-like sweetness, low carbonation and very cream mouthfeel, oily and with an unbelievable bitterness; aftertaste of burned plastic with whisky notes and burning alcohol - this stuff has an incredible alcohol presence and looks like 40% to me; aggressive and totally offside, this is really too much for my senses 4/6/5/2/6 MIKKELLER X BIG TONY _3419_courtesy of fiulijn; best before date: 2050 ! :-) - cloudy brown colour, absolutely no foam; tons of hops, apple, mint and pepper, caramel, alcohol, portwine; very sticky and oily, thick and heavy; very sweet intially; robust malt body, deeply bitter; incredibly long bitter malty finish with a warming alcohol kick - very complex, exhuberant and confusing 3/8/8/5/17 MIKKELLER USAlive! _6075_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of almonds and candi sugar; a bit spicy with notes of chestnuts; sweet and quite full-bodied; moderate bitterness; fruity and estery finish with residual sugars and notes of almonds 4/7/7/4/13 MIKKELLER MIKKELLER/REVELATION CAT CREAM ALE _4778_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy orange colour with a persistent creamy pale beige foam; slightly dusty with a subtle fruity hoppiness (litchies and pineapple); velvety mouthfeel, light sweetness and a medium malt backbone, low bitterness and a long aftertaste of pear and litchies along with some yeasty tones - subtle 5/7/6/3/13 MIKKELLER BEER HOP BREAKFAST _5547_from Erzbierschof.ch - dark black coloured with a solid long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; roasted ans robustly hoppy with notes of cold coffee and vanilla; initially creamy mouthfeel, astringent and full-bodied; very bitter, long fruity hoppy finish with notes of licorice and almonds - a hop soup 4/7/7/3/12 MIKKELLER STELLA 0 _4676_courtesy of yespr - dark reddish-amber colour with a beige foam; nice lace left on the glass; solid flowery hoppiness with notes of dust and onions; quite full-bodied, very bitter and assertive fruity hoppy finish; quite dry - a powerful hoppy beer yet not quite fully inspiring 4/7/7/4/15 MIKKELLER STELLA 1 _6117_from Erzbierschof.ch - black beer under a solid and long lasting dark creamy beige foam; nice lace; robust aroma of cocoa and black chocolate; very roasted and with some hop presence; notes of walnuts; full-bodied and very tasty; a subtle yet solid carbonation; a robust bitterness in top of some sweetness; velvety mouthfeel; very long and very bitter roasted coffeish and chocolatey aftertaste along with nutty, piney, woody and hoppy notes - a tremendous and highly complex beer ! 5/9/9/5/19 MIKKELLER FRELSER _5020_courtesy of yespr - dark brown colour with a beige foam left; nutty and malty aroma with notes of ginger and apples; full-bodied and velvety mouthfeel with a fair bitterness; malty biscuity and hoppy finish - pretty complex and very nice 4/8/8/4/15 MIKKELLER HEAVY BLACK _5285_courtesy of fiulijn (hand-bottled) - hazy and very dark brown colour with no foam; heavy roasted coffeeish aroma with notes of licorice, nuts and chocolate; some rum analogies; hugely thick and oily, no carbonation; full-bodied, very bitter with a long chocolatey almondy and rum-like finish; strong alcohol presence 4/8/7/4/16 MIKKELLER BLACK (WHISKY EDITION) _6106_from Erzbierschof.ch - colour of a black hole with a dark beige foam löeft and a nice lacework; very roasted coffeish aroma with metallic notes, hazelnuts, vanilla as well as whisky and woody notes below; very thick and full-bodied, sticky and hugely bitter; very tasty; very long bitter roasted finish with notes of coffee, ashes, metal and licorice; very dry and with strong notes of warming alcohol - extreme stuff! 5/8/8/4/17 MIKKELLER BLACK (PEATED EDITION) _5021_courtesy of yespr - dark black coloured with no head left; very roasted chocolatey/coffeish aroma with cheesy notes, prune and black cherries; thick, oily and sticky, full-bodied and very salty; very bitter roasted dark chocolatey finish with notes of wood and meat - very very powerful and definitely excessive .. but I like it! 4/8/8/4/15 _6564_from Erzbierschof - black beer with a modest foam left; typical Islay smokeyness with roasted chocolatey notes; tar and licorice; pretty woody; hugely sweet, thick and full-bodied; fairly bitter with notes of nougat and coa in the finish with more smokey woody tones, licorice and a burning alcohol presence 4/8/6/3/13 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL _4539_courtesy of fiulijn - dark black colour with a solid dark beige foam; strongly roasted coffeish aroma with notes of ashes; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, quite low carbonation, moderately dry and long bitter coffeish finish; very hoppy - superb 5/9/9/5/18 MIKKELLER 1000 IBU _5320_from Erzbierschof.ch - hazy amber-brown colour and with a persistent beige foam; nice lacework; very hoppy nose, aroma of molasses, flowers and quince; thick, full-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; very bitter but not as much as I think it could be; very long flowery and fruity hoppy finish with a lingering bitterness - a hop soup 4/7/7/3/14 MIKKELLER KELLER LIKES RESTØDME _2863_courtesy of Papsoe - pours a very dark brown colour with a solid creamy beige head leaving a solid lace; the roasted maltiness and a solid hop touch play nicely together in the aroma; notes of herbs and cocoa are noticable too; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied; long cocoa finish with herbal and metallic notes - this beer tastes very similar to the BFM Cuvéee du 8ème ! 5/8/7/3/16 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST DRAFT VERSION _2883_courtesy of Papsoe; an oatmeal stout labelled "draft version" - black coloured under a creamy beige head; robust broasted mocha aroma met by decent nutty and hoppy notes; creamy mouthfeel and a solid nalt body; fairly bitter and dry finish along with more coffeish and hoppy notes - very nice beer with an impressive balance 4/7/8/4/15 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST _3901_thanks to Julien Allen for this one! - pours a dark black colour under a solid creamy dark beige foam; beautiful lacing; deep aroma of black chocolate, cocoa powder and tobacco; a touch of gentian and fairly roasted; good malt body with a moderate and subtle carbonation; very dry and bitter; long dry aftertaste of espresso, tobacco and milk chocolate - beautiful 5/9/8/5/17 MIKKELLER BIG WORST BARLEY WINE _5116_courtesy of fiulijn - quite clear amber colour and with a moderate head retention; aroma of marzipan and chewy malts with notes of alcohol and solvent; full-bodied and very sweet; a huge alcohol kick, residual sugars and almondy hoppy finish, slightly fruity 4/7/6/3/14 MIKKELLER DRINK'IN THE SUN _4717_courtesy of Jespr - slightly hazy blond colour under a bright and chaotic white foam; nice lace; solid piney and perfumy hoppiness with wheaty tones; moderate malt body and with a fair bitterness; long hoppy herbal and piney finish - very drinkable 3/7/6/3/13 MIKKELLER HOP SERIES SIMCOE _5984_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-amber beer with a little beige foam left; solid hoppiness with notes of quince marmalade; sticky nose and palate; rounded and quite full-bodied; solidly bitter and with long fruity hoppy notes in the finish 4/7/8/4/15 MIKKELLER HOP SERIES AMARILLO _6080_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark amber beer with a long lasting beige foam which leaves a nice lacework; a fair hoppy nose showing notes of peaches, candi fruits, esters and fresh cream; a respectable malt backbone, soem sweetness amd a solid bitterness which lasts very long in a fruity and almondy finish 5/8/7/4/16 MIKKELLER DRINK YOUR SORROWS AWAY _4718_courtesy of Jespr - pours a fully dark brown colour with a huge foam; solid aroma of overripe fruits (banana, prunes), caramel and candy sugar; the alcohol is quite apparent; full-bodied and very sweet, a bit sticky; long spicy and malty finish with notes of gingerbread, ripe fruits and warming alcohol notes - heavy 3/7/6/3/13 MIKKELLER TIL FRA _4858_courtesy of Jespr - dark black colour under a persistent dark beige foam; roasted aroma of pralines, licorice with robust notes of ginger; thick and heavy but quite creamy mouthfeel; solid malt backbone, some sweetness and a fair bitterness; long roasted malty finish with notes of chocolate, coffee and ginger 5/7/7/3/13 MIKKELLER SINGLE HOP CENTENNIAL IPA _5420_from erzbierschof.ch - clear reddish-amber colour with a solid, long lasting beige creamy foam; the aroma is oily and piney with notes of dark fruits; medium-bodied and gently sticky, pretty tasty; a long piney and fruity bitterness - very drinkable 5/7/8/4/15 MIKKELLER TIL VIA FRA _5043_courtesy of Jespr - black coloured and with a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lace; fairly roasted malty aroma with notes of black chocolate, black cherries, ginger, vanilla and tar; pretty thick and mainly sweet, subtle but fair carbonation, very tasty; a late spicy bitterness introduces a long aftertaste of licorice, coffee and raisins 5/8/7/4/16 MIKKELLER MONK'S ELIXIR _4824_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy brown colour with a modest head retention; fairly malty aroma with light spicy notes and hints of nuts and caramel; full-bodied and quite sweet, thick and slightly oily with a moderate late bitterness; slightly dry finish of malt, nuts and prunes - the strong alcohol content doesn't really make feel it's presence 4/7/7/4/15 MIKKELLER SINGLE HOP EAST KENT GOLDING _5425_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy amber-orange colour with a little persistent beige foam; nice lacework; a fair flowery aroma with notes of red fruits; a fair carbonation and a medium to full malt backbone; astringent and solidly bitter; quite dry and long bitter flowery finish 4/7/7/4/14 MIKKELLER DRIKKERIGET GIPA _4716_courtesy of Jespr - pours a cloudy dark orange colour under a solid pale beige foam; aroma of grapefruit and almonds; solid initial astringency, medium-bodied and juicy palate; a solid bitterness which lasts in a long almondy and slightly fruity finish - German IPA ?!? cool... 4/7/7/4/15 MIKKELLER DRIKKERIGET DIPA _4741_courtesy of Jespr - pours a cloudy orange colour with a huge foamy pale beige head; solid hoppy aroma of quince, lichies, fresh cream and dust; sweet malt backbone, full-bodied and juicy, tasty palate, fairly bitter with a long fruity, almondy and yeasty finish - the alcohol remains well hidden and this males it dangerously drinkable 4/7/7/4/15 MIKKELLER COMON RAUCH _2895_courtesy of Papsoe - pours a cloudy and very dark brown colour under a big creamy beige head; solid aroma of smoked meat; the mouthfeel is soft and clean, relatively thin; more smokiness in the aftertaste where notes of butter show up - the smokiness does not play well together with the other elements of the beer 4/7/5/2/10 MIKKELLER BIG WORSE BARLEY WINE _3625_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy bordeaux colour with a fast collapsing foam; strong aroma of prunes, apples and licorice with light notes of alcohol; full-bodied and very sticky; the initial sweetness is met by a powerful bitterness; quite dry and very long bitter fruity finish with a strong alcohol kick - another strong brew from Mikkeller 4/8/8/4/17 MIKKELLER JACKIE BROWN _3322_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark brown colour, little irregular foam; toasty, strong mocha aroma with notes of cookies, nuts and vanilla; creamy mouthfeel with a good malt body; some initial sweetness before a solid bitterness; long mocha, malty and hoppy finish - another beauty from Mikkeller 4/8/8/5/17 MIKKELLER NELSON SAUVIGNON _4850_courtesy of Jespr - hazy amber-blond colour with a moderate foam left; very hoppy aroma with resiney notes, almonds and peach; medium-bodied and quite oily, a robust but never aggressive bitterness, long fruity and piney, hoppy finish - very nice stuff 4/7/8/4/14 MIKKELLER WEINBRAND BA RED ALE _4802_courtesy of Jespr - clear amber-brown colour with a beige foam; aroma of cheese and old fruits; some esters; creamy mouthfeel and a low carbonation, oily and malty; thick finish with long hoppy and woody notes and some hints of flowers 4/7/7/4/13 MIKKELLER DRIKKERIGET CASA _4846_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy dark reddish-brown colour with a persistent beige foam and a nice lacework; some cookie maltiness and notes of raisins; full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel; a fair initial sweetness, a touch of sourness and a strong bitterness; dry and hoppy malty and red fruity finish 5/8/7/4/16 MIKKELLER FRA TIL _4845_courtesy of Jespr - dark brown almost black with a little beige foam left; fairly spicy nose (nutmeg and cloves) with notes of licorice and roasted chocolate malts; sweet and with a low carbonation; oily and full-bodied, long spicy, coffeish/chocolatey finish with some alcohol presence 4/8/8/4/16 MIKKELLER SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER 2008 _4803_courtesy of Jespr - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; notes of cocoa and citrus and with some alcohol presence in the nose; good malt body and a fair sweetness, moderate carbonation; a decent bitterness and a long malty finish of cocoa and lemon with light spicy notes - very drinkable 4/7/8/4/15 MIKKELLER SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER 2007 _5682_courtesy of Jespr - dark black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; notes of Madeira/Portwine, roasted chocolatey and licorice aroma; low carbonation and very sweet; late and low bitterness; sugary notes in the finish with lingering hints of black chocolate and licorice 4/7/6/3/14 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) _4678_courtesy of yespr - pours a dark black colour with a fair dark beige foam; solidly roasted nose with aroma of burned rubber typical of Islay whiskies, some chocolate and vanilla in the background; full-bodied and sticky, oily; very tasty; smokey and very long chocolatey finish, salty, very hoppy with notes of adhesive plaster and mint - powerful, complex and exceptional 5/10/9/5/19 MIKKELLER ALL OTHERS PALE _4323_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a little persistent foam; robustly hoppy with notes of apricot and mango; some cream and dust too; good malt body and quite velvety palate; a fair bitterness introduces a long fruity and hoppy finish - very good beer again from Mikkeller 5/7/8/4/16 MIKKELLER STATESIDE INDIA PALE ALE _2962_courtesy of Per/i<> - hazy and dark amber brown colour with a red hue and a little persistent foam; nice lacing; aroma of fresh apples with notes of apricot and flowers in the background; soft and creamy mouthfeel; a solid maltiness is meeting the fair bitterness and both are lasting very long in the finish along with herbs and nutty touches - balanced and well-made 5/8/8/4/16 MIKKELLER SIMCOE SINGLE HOP IPA _4226_courtesy of fiulijn - clear red-amber colour with a little persistent beige foam; aroma of mango and apricot; solid hoppiness; good malt body, slightly sticky and very bitter; dry and very bitter aftertaste, long lasting with neverending fruity (mango) and cheesy notes - very nice and well-made 4/7/8/4/17 MIKKELLER AMARILLO SINGLE HOP _4770_courtesy of Jespr - cloudy amber-blond colour with a fair foam left; nice lacing; aroma of apple and fresh cream with some notes of quince; slightly oily and with a good malt body, a solid bitterness, long fruity and bitter hoppy finish 4/7/8/4/14 MIKKELLER TOMAHAWK SINGLE HOP IPA _4771_courtesy of Jespr - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a huge pale beige foam; long lasting; hoppy aroma of fresh cream and litchies; quite full-bodied and very creamy palate; robustly bitter, moderately dry and hugely bitter and fruity slightly dusty finish 4/7/8/4/15 MIKKELLER NUGGET SINGLE HOP IPA _4713_courtesy of yespr - cloudy amber-orange colour with a solid beige foam; nice lace; solid hoppy aroma of mango and apricots, resiney with notes of cream; medium-bodied and oily on the tongue, very bitter, long hoppy citrusy finish with more notes of apricots and mango 4/7/7/4/16 MIKKELLER WARRIOR SINGLE HOP IPA _4714_courtesy of yespr - dark amber-orange colour with a foamy pale beige head; nice lacing; very flowery and honeyish hoppy aroma with notes of orange peels; subtle carbonation and medium malt backbone; a fair bitterness, dry and long honeyish bitter finish with moderate fruity notes 4/6/7/3/13 MIKKELLER NELSON SAUVIN SINGLE HOP IPA _4569_from crackedkettle.com - hazy red-orange colour with a huge slightly beige foam; the nose is very hoppy with citric, peachy and creamy notes; full-bodied and oily, very bitter, long fruity and bitter hoppy, piney finish - refreshing and straightforward 4/8/8/4/17 MIKKELLER SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER _3270_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a robust creamy beige foam; aroma of pear and alcohol/solvent; thick and oily, very sweet; full-bodied, very long fruity finish (berries and pear) with residual sugars and a burning alcohol touch - a beer to be laid down 4/7/7/3/13 MIKKELLER SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER 2009 _4863_courtesy of Jespr - pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a persistent beige foam and a nice lacework; fairly spicy nose with strong notes of malt and hints of red fruits (pineapple) below; full-bodied and sharp; strongly bitter and very tasty, long malty and spicy finish - robust and very Xmas-like 4/7/8/4/16 MIKKELLER BLACK HOLE _3601_courtesy of fiulijn - dark black coloured (of course...) with a little dark beige foam; robust aroma of coffee, honey and ashes; roasted; full-bodied and oily; incredibly bitter; long dry and deeply bitter finish of mocha and ashes - thick and powerful: the kind of black hole I would love to dive in 5/9/9/5/18 MIKKELLER BLACK HOLE BARREL AGED RUM EDITION _5988_from erzbierschof.ch - has about the colour of a black hole but is kind enough to leave some dark beige foam visible (probably the event horizon...); slightly woody aroma with notes of rum, pralines, nougat and vanilla; very low carbonation and very thick; full-bodied; a late but solid bitterness; long chocolatey aftertaste with notes of wood, rum and a solid warming alcohol kick 5/8/8/4/16 _6554_from Erzbierschof - opaque black beer with no foam escaping from the horizon of the black hole (may this contradict Hawking’s theory ?); fairly woody aroma with strong notes of roasted chocolate, vanilla and black cherries; pretty sweet, full-bodied and slightly dry; a well-present bitterness, long woody and roasted coffeish finish 4/8/7/4/15 MIKKELLER CASCADE SINGLE HOP IPA _4379_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark reddish-orange colour with a little slightly beige foam; solid fruity hoppy nose (apricot and peach), highly carbonated, medium to full-bodied, very fruity bitter hoppy finish - very pleasant though quite one-dimensional 4/7/8/4/16 MIKKELLER DRAFT BEAR _4231_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark blond-orange colour with a little white foam; aroma of quince, pear and honey; good malt body but not heavy mouthfeel, fair and rounded bitterness, long flowery aromatic hoppy finish with more honeyish touches - very drinkable and pleasant 4/7/8/4/16 MUSIKBRYGGERIET daCAPO SWING _2999_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-orange colour, the foam has a poor persistence; very resinous and a bit unclean nose with some grapefruity/apricoty notes; oily mouthfeel, medium-bodied and a strong bitterness; dry and long bitter flowery finish where the fruity tones stay in the background 3/6/6/3/13 NØRREBRO BOMBAY PALE ALE _3894_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden-bronze colour with no foam left; shows an oily flowery hoppiness with notes of quince; fresh and clean palate; medium-bodied maintained by a subtle carbonation; a bit soapy, dry and decently bitter finish, very flowery with some fruity notes - an unusually soft danish IPA 3/6/6/3/11 NØRREBRO SEVEN IMPERIAL STOUT (NIEPOORT BARREL) _4726_courtesy of Jespr - pours a dark black beer with a little foam left of dark beige colour; woody nose with notes of roasted malts, ashes and coffee; full malt backbone, very tasty and quite oily; solidly bitter; long bitter coffeish aftertaste with notes of licorice - a beautiful brew! 5/9/9/5/18 NØRREBRO MIKKEL'S MONSTER _4683_courtesy of yespr - slightly hazy brown-amber colour with a poor head retention; aroma of nut, caramel and alcohol; very oily, quite tart, full-bodied, very powerful bitterness, moderately dry with long nutty and caramelish hints and solid warming alcohol notes 4/8/9/4/17 NØRREBRO KING'S COUNTY BROWN _3928_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark brown colour with a beige foam; aromatic hops in the front with a biscuity maltiness in the background; grilled almonds; rounded full malt body; dry aftertaste of malts and grilled almonds again - very good beer again from this brewery 5/8/7/4/16 NØRREBRO RAVNSBORG RØD _3927_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear reddish colour with a beige foam; aroma of fruits and malts, cream and almonds; creamy palate with some late bitterness; fruity and almondy finish - straightforward 5/6/6/3/13 NØRREBRO PACIFIC SUMMER ALE _3926_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - golden coloured with a little white foam; very resiney, perfumy aroma; citrusy; medium-bodied and lively palate, bitter and resiney, slightly oily finish with a long lasting hoppy bitter touch 4/7/7/4/15 NØRREBRO LA GRANJA STOUT _2166_special bottling by the Danes for RBSG 04 and forwarded to me by Per (thanks !) - dark black colour, little creamy and bronw-tainted head, big bubbles and a superb lacing, strong and roasted mocha aroma with notes of black chocolate, sweet, medium to full-bodied, clean and round mouthfeel, bitter coffeish finish with notes of caramel - complex, very-balanced and deeply pleasant ! 5/8/7/5/17 NØRREBRO LITTLE KORKNY ALE _2892_courtesy of Papsoe - pours a cloudy brown colour with a little foam; aroma of prunes with some cookie maltiness and caramel; very malty, sticky and quite sweet; fairly bitter but not enough to balance the sweetness; the finish is very malty with notes of red fruits and a warming alcohol touch added to some residual sugars - a solid though to sweet barley wine 4/7/7/4/15 NØRREBRO NEW YORK LAGER _4372_courtesy of Per - hazy golden-orange colour under a solid creamy beige head; fresh hoppy nose, citrus and flowers; medium-bodied, lively and fairly carbonated palate; a decent bitterness; long flowery and herbal hoppy finish - very drinkable 5/7/7/4/14 NØRREBRO PÅSKE BOCK _4367_courtesy of Per - fully cloudy brown coloured with a moderate beige foam; correct lacing; aroma of caramel and hazelnut; rounded and medium to full palate; mainly sweet, some hop presence but the malt clearly dominates; clean, moderately long malty and caramelish aftertaste - lacking a bit of character but well-made 3/7/6/3/13 NØRREBRO NORTH BRIDGE EXTREME _2880_courtesy of Papsoe; unlabelled bottle; bottled in Feb. 2006 - hazy reddish in colour, little unstable foam with big bubbles; generous hoppiness showing notes of biscuit, portwine, almonds and candi sugar; solid malty, oily body; massive bitterness and a very dry, bitter hoppy finish with notes of pine needles and peach - an extreme yet somehow balanced hop bomb; what a beer !! 5/9/10/5/18 NØRREBRO ARCTIC WIT _4454_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy pale orange colour with no foam left; aroma of overmatured bananas with light citric notes; solid carbonation and some sweetness soon balanced by a fair acidic touch; long citrusy and banana finish with some spicy notes 3/6/7/3/14 ØLFABRIKKEN STOUT _2894_courtesy of Papsoe - black coloured with a little beige head; roasted aroma of black chocolate; slightly oily and with a respectable malt body; dry roasted aftertaste with notes of licorice, chocolate and prunes - very pleasant 4/8/7/4/15 ØLFABRIKKEN DEKADENCE 2005 _3311_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy brown colour with a very little beige head; very fruity nose (raspberries and blackberries); sticky with a strong sweetness and a robust malt body; low bitterness and a mellow, fruity finish where the high alcohol content remains very well hidden - lacks of complexity 3/7/6/3/14 ØLFABRIKKEN RUG IPA _3310_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark reddish-brown colour with a big creamy beige head; huge hoppy aroma with notes of flowers, apricots, cream and mocha; a bit sticky, medium to full-bodied; robust bitterness; very long hoppy, earthy and bitter finish - complex; what a beer ! 5/9/8/5/17 ØLFABRIKKEN ØL _2896_courtesy of Papsoe - dark black coloured with a little fast collapsing foam; strong aroma of black chocolate, notes of cocoa and grappa; very thick and oily, good malt body; robust but not aggressive bitterness, long aftertaste of pralines, chocolate and cocoa with some residual sweetness 4/8/8/4/15 ØLFABRIKKEN KAFFEPORTER _2893_courtesy of Papsoe - pitch black colour with a little brown tainted foam; solid roasted coffeish aroma with notes of pralines; creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel; a touch of bitterness and a long mocha and chocolatey finish - a nice dessert beer 5/7/7/4/13 ØLFABRIKKEN JULE ALE _2881_cloudy reddish brown colour; little foam; aroma of prune and cherry with a touch of yeast; effervescent and solid malt body; fairly bitter and with a long malty and fruity finish - strange to drink a Christmas Ale on ahot summer day (34 degree Celsius) ... 4/7/8/4/15 ØLFABRIKKEN BROWN ALE _2813_cloudy reddish-brown colour and a little but firm beige head; a bit toasted with some biscuity maltiness; very creamy muthfeel and with a relatively thin malt body; a touch of late sourness gives it a nice balance and an interesting profile; the finish shows long malty and hoppy notes 5/7/7/4/15 ØLFABRIKKEN MEDEJERBRYG NR. 1 _2716_cloudy brown colour with a fast disappearing foam; subtle aroma of honey with lingering nutty notes; sweet and slightly oily, low carbonation; a touch of late bitterness; the finish is fairly dry with long honeyish reminiscence - dangerously drinkable 3/7/6/3/14 ØLFABRIKKEN PORTER _2690_pours a dark black colour with a big brown tainted creamy foam; strong aroma of capuccino, notes of chocolate and cocoa, caramel and biscuit; full-bodied and with a very robust bitterness; long roasty aftertaste of molasses and licorice with notes of alcohol and mocha - amazingly complex and deeply impressive, a big thanks to Papsoe for this one ! 5/9/9/5/18 ØLFABRIKKEN PALE ALE _2677_clear reddish-amber colour with a little residual foam; aroma of cream and strawberry marmelade; medium to full-bodied, slightly sticky, low carbonation; long and gently bitter hoppy finish with more lingering fruity tones - clean and very well-made; thanks to Papsoe for this one 4/7/8/3/15 ØLFABRIKKEN 100 GRAM _3600_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark orange colour, fine white foam; deeply hoppy with notes of quince, pineapple and some alcohol; full-bodied, oily and sticky with a robust and impressive bitterness; long fruity, hoppy and creamy aftertaste - what a beer! 5/9/8/5/17 ØRBÆK HALLOWEEN-ALE _2275_clear, reddish in colour, little foam, aroma of mango and malt, slightly spicy, medium-bodied, bubblegum-like, bitter with some red fruits - artificial and rather hard to drink 4/6/5/2/11 ØRBÆK BOCK BEER _1913_light hazy amber-brown colour, almost no foam, butter and caramel with light alcohol notes, medium- to full-bodied, sweet, robust malty and licorice finish 4/6/8/4/15 ØRBÆK PÅSKEBRYG _2094_hazy ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, plum and licorice aroma, sweeties-like, oily and sweet, full-bodied, slightly dry and moderately fruity finish - heavy and rather cloying 4/6/5/2/9 ØRBÆK BARLEY WINE _3273_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a giant creamy and stable beige foam; aroma of bread, raisins and almonds; voluptuous mouthfeel, high sweetness and a robust malt body; a late and very pronounced bitterness, lot of residual sugars, some warming alcohol along with more notes of almonds and caramel - a great brew 4/8/8/5/17 ØRBÆK SANTA C JULE ALE _2673_cloudy and not very appetizing amber-brown colour, regular and stable brown-tainted foam, nice lace; very strong aroma of ginger and nuts, dusty; medium-bodied at best but the malt profile is not constant, finishing quite thin; more spices and some caramel in the aftertaste - it really tastes like Christmas ... but I am not a great fan of Christmas 3/6/5/2/11 _6654_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer under a persistent white foam; solid flowery hoppiness with notes of apricots; a good malt body and a tart bitterness; dry and bitter finish with long hoppy notes of grapefruit 4/7/7/4/14 RAASTED BARLEY WINE _3527_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy copper-brown colour with a little disappearing foam; strong nutty aroma with notes of pear underneath; toasted; full-bodied and sweet, solid carbonation and an heavy bitterness; long nutty and cookie maltiness in the finish with a fair alcohol kick 4/8/7/4/15 RAASTED DOUBLE IMPERIAL STOUT _4043_courtesy of fiulijn - dark black colour with a poor beige foam; rich and strong aroma of chocolate liqueur, asphalt and cocoa; robust malt body, oily and very bitter; long and dry very bitter aftertaste of chocolate and licorice with a solid alcohol kick - looks even stronger than its 12.5%; a beer for meditation 4/8/8/4/15 RAASTED OAK AGED IMPERIAL STOUT _4046_courtesy of fiulijn - dark black coloured with no foam left; aroma of chocolate liqueur, cold coffee, motor oil and cognac; sticky and full-bodied, low carbonation and bitter; quite long aftertaste of black chocolate and licorice; salty 4/8/7/4/15 RAASTED JULEØL _2694_pours a hazy dark reddish-brown colour and fast fading foam; very malty, cookie-like nose with soe overmatured red fruits in the background; sweet and very sticky with a powerful malt body; very long malty and biscuity finish - good though a bit too heavy 4/7/7/3/13 RAASTED RANDERS PALE ALE _2693_it pours a hazy amber-brown colour with a fine and persistent beige head; nice lace; subtle and complex aroma of cream, cookies, raisins and lychees; creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, decently bitter and a good malt body; more hoppy tones (cream and lychees) in the finish - thanks to Papsoe for this very good beer 5/7/8/4/15 RAASTED TRIPPEL _2700_hazy reddish-amber colour and a fast disappearing foam; aroma of orange and coriander with notes of red fruits (raspberry maybe); full-bodied, sticky and very sweet, no bitterness, sugary and fruity finish with hints of spices and a warming alcohol touch - god but too much on the sweet side 4/7/6/3/12 REFSVINDINGE AZ ALE No.16 _2998_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour; little beige foam; the aroma is malty, peppery with light plumy notes; full-bodied, a bit sweet; the finish quite short and soapy - I'm not convinced 4/6/6/2/12 REFSVINDINGE HAVGASSEBRYG _2671_pours a clear reddish-amber colour; the foam immediately disappears; the nose shows some prune and vanilla; oily and sticky with an unregular malt profile; very sweet; short fruity and sugary, sticky finish - very modest to say the least 3/4/4/2/9 REFSVINDINGE SKIBSØL _1916_very dark colour, no foam, strong aroma of smoked sausage, light-bodied, sweet and slightly oily with a nice smoke reminiscence in the finish - unusual, could be very great in a more robust version 3/7/6/3/13 REFSVINDINGE PÅSKE BRYG 2882_slightly hazy reddish-brown colour with a fast collapsing foam; slightly earthy and very discreet nose where I can only detect some hints of red fruits; medium-bodied, neutral, no bitterness, decently malty finish with notes of raspberries - deeply lacking of character ! 3/5/6/3/11 RIBE JULE ALE _5012_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; powerful and overwhelming spicy aroma: anise, cloves and cinnamon; medium-bodied and moderately carbonated; very bitter and dry, long spicy finish with some hoppy notes hidden behind - totally unbalanced and definitely too spicy; too bad because the beer behind is quite nice 4/4/6/2/9 RØRVIG CHRIST MALTE _3276_courtesy of Papsoe - very dark brown well almost black colour with a creamy, persistent beige head; nice lace; strongly spicy aroma with cloves and cardamom; medium-bodied, initially sweet with a moderate sourness, very dry and long spicy finish showing more notes of cloves and christmas biscuits - hey! it's Christmas in june ... 5/7/6/3/14 SKOVLYST BIRKEBRYG _3922_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pale golden colour with a fair white head; oily grassy hoppiness, good malt body, quite tasty and fairly bitter flowery finish - very interesting 4/6/7/4/14 STEVNS VINTER _2900_courtesy of Papsoe - pours a dark brown colour under a fast collapsing foam; aroma of pear and candi sugar with malty notes in the background; sweet with a medium malt body; highly carbonated; moderately malty finish with more notes of candi sugar and fruits - unusual and not further as acceptable 3/6/5/3/12 SVANEKE MØRK GULD _2680_pours a clear amber-brown colour under a rocky beige head and a beautiful lace; earthy, some butter and hazelnut; creamy mouthfeel with a respectable malt body; low carbonation, a touch of bitterness before a long dry malty and nutty finish - thanks to Papsoe for this one ! 5/7/8/3/14 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER SWEET MARY _2096_hazy red-amber colour with a fine head, malty and earthy aroma, prune and wood, full-bodied, sweet and slightly acidic with a good bitterness, dry and very malty aftertaste, notes of licorice and long warming alcohol touch - absolutely marvelous ! 5/8/9/5/18 SVANEKE KJAERSTRUP CHOCOLATE STOUT _2080_dark black colour, little brown-tainted foam, very strong aroma of vanilla and white chocolate, sweet, light to medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, the finish is chocolatey and slightly dry - sweetish and unusual; the perfect dessert beer ! 5/8/6/4/12 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER BRYG JULEBRYG (COOP) _2675_hazy amber-brown colour with a bad head retention; earthy aroma with light notes of caramel and peanuts; medium-bodied and rather on the sweet side; high carbonation, the finish is very earthy and malty, moderately dry - a pleasant beer which reminds me the BFM Cuivrée 3/7/7/3/14 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER SVANEKE STÆRKE PREBEN _4389_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy red-amber colour with a little foam left; strong aroma of caramel, almonds and flowers; subtle carbonation and quite full-bodied, sweet, flowery finish with more notes of caramel 4/7/7/3/13 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER BRYG JULEBRYG _1917_dark reddish-brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, malty and buttery nose, some caramel, medium-bodied, sweet, moderately bitter, very dry finish of malt and licorice 4/7/7/3/13 THISTED LIMFJORDS PORTER DOUBLE BROWN STOUT _1909_It pours a very black colour, fine brown tainted head, very complex nose, roasted, aroma of chocolate and coffee, butter and nuts, thick and oily, strong bitterness with a long very dry coffeish finish - a beautiful beer, thx to BierKönig for this one ! 4/9/9/4/18 TROLDHEDE BOX-CAR HONEY ALE _2699_my thanks to Papsoe for this beer - the beer is nervously foaming out of the bottle at the opening, pouring a cloudy dark amber-orange colour under a persistent beige head; subtle honeyish aroma; very creamy mouthfeel, rounded; the strong sweetness is nicely balanced (although only partially) by a touch of acidity and a fairly bitterness, the whole thing maintained by a good maltiness; the finish is long and very aromatic with more honeyish tones and some undefined fruits - certainly one-dimensional but deeply pleasant 5/7/8/4/15 TUBORG CHRISTMAS BREW _868_amber colour, almost no head, vinous, weak aroma, spicy, alcohol flavors, tart with a dry and short finish 2/3/5/2/6 TUBORG GOLD LABEL/GULD _2679_clear and pale golden colour with a fine head; the aroma is strongly corny and the hops are missing; sweet and with a moderate malt body; a hint of finishing bitterness and an herbal touch lost among the corns is by far not enough to make of this brew something interesting 3/3/4/2/6 TUBORG CLASSIC HVEDE _1181_cloudy pale orange colour, fine head, nice lace, strong corn aroma with light smokey notes, fresh, sweet and smooth, dry wheaty finish 4/8/7/3/14 TUBORG "DER DURSTIGE MANN" PILSENER _1365_clear golden colour, fine head, low hop aroma, light and oily, sweet with a dry malkty finish 4/4/5/2/10 VESTFYEN WILLEMOES JUL 2006 _3328_courtesy of Papsoe - clear reddish-brown colour, no head; aroma of plum, licorice, wood and alcohol; sticky and full-bodied; huge sweetness with not enough bitterness to balance it; loads of alcohol along with more plums in the finish - this beer burns and (at least for me) is a guaranty of headache on next day ... 3/7/6/3/12 WARWIK HJERTENSFRYD _5013_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear dark amber colour with a poor head retention; moderately spicy aroma with notes of licorice and nut; rounded malty palate, low bitterness and a long malty and decently spicy finish - balanced and very drinkable 4/6/6/3/12 WIIBROE IMPERIAL STOUT PORTER _1999_best before 2003 - black colour with almost no foam, black chocolate and nutty aroma, toasted with notes of alcohol, full-bodied, oily with a robust bitterness, long dry bitter aftertaste of cream, alcohol and coffee - very well-made and deeply balanced 5/9/8/4/16 WINTERCOAT YULE ALE _2682_cloudy and very dark ruby-brown colour; little foam; subtle grassy and citrusy aroma, a touch of mocha; sweet and with a high carbonation; very malty, astringent, some sourness, very dynamic malty finish with strong notes of licorice - quite unusual and complex, a beautiful brew 5/8/7/4/16 WINTERCOAT DOUBLE HOP _2681_slightly hazy reddish-amber colour, little but long lasting foam; strong hoppy nose (strawberries and lychess, flowery); oily and sticky, robust malt body; powerful and tart bitterness and a very long hoppy finish whcih shows more notes of red fruits - a hop bomb and very US-style ... but I like it ! Thanks to Papsoe for this beer 4/8/7/4/15 Dominica ======== _6600_courtesy of Toni Hutter, Philipp and Thomas - clear blond beer with no foam; dusty and fully skunky nose with hints of corn; oily and medium-bodied; harsh bitterness with a long and disgusting corny and skunky finish - the undrinkability could not ruin my pleasure to tick a new country ! 2/2/2/1/2 Dominican Republic ================== CERVECERIA NACIONAL DOMINICANA PRESIDENTE _339_light transparent golden colour, fresh and slightly spicy aroma - well ... average lager 3/6/5/3/11 BOHEMIA ESPECIAL _2010_clear bright golden colour with a nice creamy head, fat grassy aroma with hints of plastic, sweet with a creamy mouthfeel, slightly oily with a moderate herbal and buttery aftertaste 5/4/5/2/9 Ecuador ======= CERVEZAS NACIONALES PILSENER _2162_clear golden-yellow colour, almost no foam, plastic and cardboard in the nose, sweet, light to medium body, a bit tart, dry unpleasant finish - one more very poor south american beer ... 2/2/4/2/5 Egypt ===== (STRUBBE) PHARAONEN BIER _375_cloudy orange colour, fine head, beautiful fruity aroma (date, fig), some astringence, acid, long bitter aftertaste 4/9/7/4/16 AL AHRAM SAKARA GOLD _3588_canned; courtesy of Rutzicka - clear and very pale yellow colour; absolutely no foam; slgihtly herbal aroma, notes of corn; light to medium bodied, some sweetness and a decent bitterness; moderately malty finish - acceptable 2/4/5/3/12 AL AHRAM STELLA _2483_clear and bright golden colour, fine creamy head and a nice lacing, the aroma is mainly grainy with light notes of grass and peanut, a bit sweet with a moderate malt body, very low bitterness, the aftertaste is decently malty and some more grainy 4/5/4/2/10 AL AHRAM MEISTER MAX _3857_canned - clear golden colour and with no foam left; aroma of glue and oranges; sticky and oily, sweet and heavy; sweetish aftertaste where unpleasant alcohol notes appear - awful 2/2/3/1/4 El Salvador =========== La Constancia Pilsener Lager _112_very light colour, good hop aroma, plastic aftertaste 2/6/3/2/7 England ======= _6290_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - clear bright golden beer with a moderate foam left; nice lace; a fair citrusy hoppiness, medium-bodied and with a solid bitterness; very dry and long bitter fruity hoppy finish - crisp and very nice 4/7/8/4/16 _6658_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - very slightly hazy blond beer with no head retention; light hoppiness leaving notes of yellow fruits, tea and honey; quite thin-bodied, moderate carbonation; the finish is gently fruity with notes of tea and toffee 3/5/6/3/12 ADNAMS BROADSIDE _4630_courtesy of Allen - pours a hazy brown colour with a little and persistent dark beige foam; nice lace; fairly malty aroma with notes of nuts and brownies; full-bodied and with a solid sweet malt backbone; slightly sticky and with a good bitterness; long malty, nutty and slightly herbal finish 5/6/7/3/13 ALLIED (JOSHUA TETLEY & SON) TETLEY’S BITTER DRAUGHT _1050_clear amber colour, big creamy head, nice lace, deep floral nose, extremely smooth and creamy, light-bodied, short and slightly bitter finish - not much depth 5/6/5/2/8 BADGER HOPPING HARE _4311_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden colour with a modest head retention; metallic aroma with some flowery and corny notes; highly carbonated and medium-bodied, very effervescent, moderate bitterness with a long wet corny finish - not good 4/4/4/2/7 BADGER FIRST GOLD _5769_from Amstein - clear reddish -amber colour with a little foam left; aroma of caramel and flowery hops; thin-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; fairly bitter and dry, creamy and flowery hoppy finish 4/7/6/3/13 BADGER GOLDEN CHAMPION _5778_from Amstein - clear deep golden-bronze colour with a little white foam left; aroma of elder, perfumy and slightly citrusy; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; fairly tasty, some citric acidity and a decent bitterness; long aftertaste of elderflowers, very aromatic 4/7/7/4/15 BADGER FURSTY FERRET _5778_from Amstein - pours a clear amber colour with a chaotic foam left; a moderate aromatic hoppiness with notes of herbs; thin-bodied and with a light tart bitterness, notes of caramel in a gentle herbal and fruity hoppy finish 4/6/6/3/12 BANKS'S BARLEY GOLD _3280_courtesy of Papsoe - hazy brown colour with a little elusive foam; aroma of almonds, plums and nuts; thick and oily, full-bodied, very sweet with a late but fair bitterness; long nutty finish with a hint of warming alcohol 2/7/7/3/13 BANKS'S ORIGINAL _3726_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with a poor head; notes of sugar (burnt hops?) and hazelnuts; poor malt backbone and quite flat; dusty and short, poor finish 3/5/4/2/10 BASS PALE ALE _1040_clear amber colour, big creamy head, nice lace, moderate hoppiness, floral, plain and smooth with a nice bitterness, the finish is dry and bitter with notes of caramel - well-balanced 5/6/7/4/14 BLACK SHEEP ALE _4697_courtesy of Allen - translucide reddish-amber colour with a long lasting pale beige head; nice lacing; gentle flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; medium-bodied with a pretty tasty palate; a gentle bitterness before a long aftertaste of red fruits marmalade - delicate and very pleasant 5/7/7/4/14 BLACK SHEEP MONTY PYTHON'S HOLY GRAIL _4660_courtesy of Allen - slightly hazy dark blond colour with a little and persistent white foam; superb lacing; aroma of caramel and herbs; soft mouthfeel, moderate malt body, late and fair bitterness; dry herbal and slightly honeyish aftertaste - easy and pleasant 4/6/7/3/13 BURTON BRIDGE TICKLE BRAIN ALE _113_ruby red colour, alcohol aroma with hint of cherry, aggressive flavor, alcohol too present 4/7/6/2/12 BATEMAN BATEMANS XXXB ALE _5189_from Drinks of the World - translucid ruby-amber colour with a poor head retention; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; thin to medium-bodied and with some herbal tart bitterness, subtle carbonation and a long hoppy and herbal finish 4/6/6/3/13 BATEMAN BATEMANS VICTORY ALE _5246_from Amstein - clear ruby-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; flowery and slightly spicy with notes of caramel and red fruits; subtle carbonation anmd moderately bitter; gently spicy and fruity finish 4/7/7/4/15 BATEMAN BATEMANS DARK LORD _5244_from Amstein - dark ruby-brown colour with a modest beige foam left; aroma of malt and caramel with a touch of prune, medium-bodied and gently bitter, rounded palate; the finish is spicy with notes of malt and red fruits 4/7/7/4/14 BATH ALES GEM _2837_clear amber-brown colour, little chaotic foam; fruity hoppiness (apple and somehting else I can't name) with malty notes underneath; a bit oily and with a medium body; the moderate sweetness is balanced by a touch of late bitterness; the finish is quite dry with more fruity hoppy notes 3/6/7/3/13 BATH ALES WILD HARE _2836_clear and bright golden-orange colour, fine stable head; fresh citrusy hoppiness; a solid malt body and a robust dry bitterness; long bitter flowery and fruity finish - a very good beer 5/7/8/4/16 BRAKSPEAR OXFORD GOLD ORGANIC BEER _3586_from crackedkettle.com - hazy reddish-orange colour with a little stable white foam; a bit yeasty and dusty with strong fruity (oranges and tangerines) and honeyish notes; fizzy, medium-bodied and solidly bitter; quite dry and bitter fruity finish 4/7/7/4/15 BRAKSPEAR BITTER _3556_from crackedkettle.com - clear and bright amber colour, almost no foam; flowery hoppiness, notes of caramel and honey; smooth and medium-bodied; a touch of bitterness before a long flowery and caramelish aftertaste 4/6/6/3/13 BRAKSPEAR TRIPLE _3440_from crackedkettle - clear dark amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of hazelnut, malt and almonds; clean and rounded palate, almost ful--bodied; good carbonation and a moderate bitterness; caramelish and hazelnutty finish 5/7/7/3/14 BURTON BRIDGE BRAMBLE STOUT _2093_dark coloured, little foam with big bubbles but a nice lacing, toasted mocha aroma, notes of black chocolate and some licorice, the body is rather thin, slightly oily with a robust bitterness, the finish is slightly dry and quite long with more coffeish notes - quality and character 4/8/7/4/15 BURTON BRIDGE EMPIRE PALE ALE _1598_red-amber colour, unregular foam with big bubbles, deep hoppy aroma, caramel and fruity (lychees and orange), full-bodied, slightly oily with a robust bitterness, the finish is long, dry, fruity and floral - a big, complex beer 4/8/8/4/17 BUTTS COPER ORGANIC _3412_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and dark reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige head; slightly earthy with notes of herbs, blood oranges and caramel; low carbonation; initial sweetness followed by a fair bitterness; quite dry malty and hoppy finish with notes of fruit marmelade - deeply balanced 4/7/8/4/15 CAINS DARK MILD _2834_can
opaque dark black colour with almost no foam remaining; roasted coffeish nose with notes of licorice and chocolate; moderate malt body; creamy, low carbonation; roasty moderfately coffeish aftertaste with a touch of bitterness - impressive character with so few alcohol 5/7/6/3/14 CAINS DRAGON HEART BROWN ALE _5781_from Amstein - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of toffees and cherries; medium-bodied and with a fair but subtle carbonation; quite tasty and decently bitter; the finish is long, malty and spicy with lingering notes of caramel and hops 4/7/7/4/15 CAINS FINEST BITTER _2511_canned; from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - dark and bright amber colour, very shy foam, the nose shows a pleasant aromatic hoppiness with deep flowery notes and a touch of red fruits and honey in the background, low carbonation and a good malt backbone, a moderate but long lasting bitterness while the hops show themselves a last time in a quite malty aftertaste 4/7/7/4/14 cains fa strong bitter _114_orange colour, big nice foam fruity aroma, bitter 5/7/7/4/14 CAINS FINE RAISIN BEER _2507_from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - slightly hazy amber coloured, little irregular foam, solid hoppy nose showing notes of honey, raisin and apple, the whole being supported by a strong aromatic hoppiness,; clean palate with a more than respectable bitterness, the finish end s dry with lingering notes of hops and honey 4/8/7/4/16 CAINS IPA _2508_canned, labeled Cains IPA; from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - it has a clear amber colour with a very little foam, floral aroma with light notes of caramel, medium-bodied at best with a harsh bitterness, very dry and short floral aftertaste - gentle and simple 4/4/5/3/11 CAINS FINEST EXPORT LAGER _5830_from Amstein - translucid golden colour with a little white foam left; pretty aromatic herbal hoppiness with light peppery notes; quite tasty and medium-bodied, some tart bitterness and a long aromatic herbal finish 4/6/7/4/14 cains christmas ale _333_strange red-amber colour, few foam, artichoke aroma, fruity and spicy with a subtile bitterness 3/8/7/4/15 CAMERON'S ROYAL WEDDING ALE _5892_1981 vintage; courtesy of Thomas and Philipp - amber colour and quite clear; aroma of cheese and dead yeast; low carbonation and thin-bodied, light caramelish notes, madeireized amd oxydised; dusty - has aged badly 3/3/3/2/6 Carlsberg-Tetley Double Diamond Original Burton Ale _115_served in a deep-frozen glass ! - amber colour, slightly fruity aroma, nice bitterness 5/7/8/4/15 CHARLES WELLS CREST SUPER PREMIUM LAGER _1709_"light" version for France: dropped down to 8.4% in anticipation to the french tax law (for beers with more than 8.5%) of 2003 (which was finally annulated) - clear yellow colour, few foam, alcohol and apricot aroma, very sweet, oily, very long malty, alcohol finish with some fruity notes - one-dimensional, for malt liquor fans only 2/3/2/2/4 CHARLES WELLS INDIA PALE ALE _520_this, an IPA ? must be a joke ! red-brown colour, fine head; few aroma, lack of character; nothing to dream about. 4/4/5/2/8 WELLS & YOUNGS BOMBARDIER SATANIC MILLS _4620_from Amstein - dark black coloured under a giant beige foam; beuatiful lacing; roasted aroma of milk chocolate, rounded palate, medium-bodied, sweet and gently bitter with some tartness on the tongue; moderately dry and long chocolatey finish 5/7/7/4/14 CHARLES WELLS BOMBARDIER EXPORT STRONG ALE _3361_clear dark amber colour with a solid beige head; a fair aromatic hoppiness with notes of caramel and prunes; a good rounded malt body and a fair bitterness; dry hoppy caramelish aftertaste; very drinkable 4/6/7/4/14 CHARLES WELLS BANANA BREAD BEER _3272_clear amber colour and a little fading foam; phenolic with strong notes of banana; sweet and slightly tart with a moderate malt body; slightly dry finish with hints of caramel and banana 3/4/6/2/9 CHARLES WELLS PREMIUM LAGER _521_intense golden colour, big head, mild hop aroma, fresh, clean, slightly sweet with some dry finish 4/4/5/3/10 COORS UK FINE LIGHT BEER _2225_"brewed with a lighter taste for greater refreshment" says the label. Great. Very clear pale yellow with almost no foam, light aroma of straw with a metallic touch, slightly oily, sweet and incredibly watery, absolutely no aftertaste. No doubt: this is a Coors. Do not drink it at more than 3°C ... 2/2/2/2/2 COORS UK CARLING (BLACK LABEL) _1954_clear golden-bronze colour with a solid firm white foam; soft flowery notes with a touch of paperboard; light to medium-bodied, sweet and without profile; no bitterness and a flat corny aftertaste - move on, there's nothing to see here! 3/4/3/2/6 CROPTON SCORESBY STOUT _116_beautiful black colour, nice foam, aroma of grilled bred and coffee, chocolate taste with some unpleasant acidity, too much carbonation 5/9/5/3/11 CROPTON HONEY GOLD BITTER _651_golden-orange colour, few head, grape aroma, light-bodied, sweet with a slightly bitter finish 4/7/6/4/13 CROPTON YORKSHIRE MOORS _1124_reddish-brown colour, few head, deep nutty aroma, with a touch of licorice, medium-bodied, the flavour lacks a little bit of character, long nutty finish 3/7/6/3/13 CROPTON MONKMAN'S SLAUGHTER _1479_dark amber-brown colour, fine head, buttery, dark fruits aroma, medium-bodied with a late bitterness, long pleasant aftertaste, well-balanced 4/7/7/4/14 COURAGE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT _2014_1985 vintage, sampled 12/2007; thanks to Laurent Mousson (again) for this gem - black coloured without foam; heavy aroma of pralines, chocolate, butter and licorice; madaireized; very thick and oily, low carbonation and a strong malt body; dry and very bitter with a touch of sourness; long chocolaty finish - a wonderful beer which marvelously survived those 22 years
(4/8/8/5/17)

1975(!) vintage, sampled 10/2006, huge thanks to Laurent Mousson for sharing this one with me !dark black coloured; little shy foam; deeply complex aroma of cheese, licorice, dust and cocoa, light notes of boiled meat; slightly oily with an unregular malt profile; late and solid bitterness soon met by a strong saltiness; very long and very salty aftertaste with more cocoa and licorice - this beer has suffered the assault of time but has resisted honorably - a touching experience (4/8/7/4/14)

1992 vintage, sampled 04/2004 - dark black colour with absolutely no foam, very strong and complex aroma of nut, black chocolate, cocoa, alcohol and plum, very thick and oily, solid bitterness, the finish is long and chocolaty - thx to fiulijn for this beautiful brew 4/9/8/5/17 COURAGE DIRECTOR’S BITTER _4419_from Amstein - clear dark amber colour with a little persistent beige foam; nice lace; flowery nose with notes of caramel; medium-bodied with some sweetness and a moderate bitterness, gentle flowery finish - nothing really exciting here 4/6/6/3/12 FOUNTAIN COURAGE CEREMONIAL ALE _5891_1981 vintage; courtesy of Thomas and Philipp - hazy amber colour; no foam; caramel and madeira in the nose, notes of marzipan; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation, decent bitterness; long malty, caramelish and portwine-like finish - impressive after all those years! 5/6/7/4/13 DALESIDE CHOCOLATE STOUT _3526_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a dark black colour under a fine dark beige foam; nice lacing; deep aroma of cocoa and chocolate, gently roasted; sweet and creamy, medium-bodied, a touch of late sourness, long chocolatey afetrtaste with residual sweetness - good although one-dimensional 4/7/7/3/13 DALESIDE PORTER _3659_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark brown coloured with a fine and stable beige foam; correct lacing; toasted and deep black chocolatey aroma; sweet with a modest malt body and a solid carbonation; short chocolatey finish with notes of ashes 5/7/6/3/14 DARK STAR IMPERIAL STOUT _3938_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pithc black with a dark beige foam; grilled aroma, dark cherries and coffee, prunes; full-bodied and creamy palate; very bitter hoppy finish with more coffeish notes - very impressive and pleasant 5/8/9/5/18 DARWIN RICHMOND ALE _641_amber-brown, very well-hopped, strange menthol-chocolate aroma, plaster 4/6/4/2/9 DOWNTOWN CHIMERA INDIA PALE ALE _3852_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy golden-orange colour with a very foamy white head; resiney nose with notes of pear and apple; clean and medium malt body, creamy mouthfeel and with a solid bitterness; very dry and bitter resiney and fruity finish - robust and straightforward 4/7/8/4/16 DURHAM BEDE'S CHALICE _3876_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear reddish-amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of caramel and quince marmelade; sweet and full-bodied, solid but subtle carbonation, late and fair bitterness, long aftertaste of quince and apricot 4/7/7/4/15 DURHAM EVENTSONG _3782_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; huge foamy beige head; nice lace; subtle aroma of toasted malts, caramel and prune; solid carbonation, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of ashes and prune - unusual and deeply interesting 5/8/7/4/15 DURHAM TEMPTATION _3858_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black coloured with a little but persistent dark beige foam; roasted aroma of black chocolate, prunes and caramel; full-bodied and oily, very sweet and with a low bitterness; very long sweet chocolatey finish with notes of alcohol and prunes - very good but too much on the dark side of sweetness to my liking 4/8/6/3/14 DURHAM CLOISTER _3846_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy golden-orange colour, little firm and persistent pale beige foam; fairly hoppy flowery nose, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied and with a light astringence; a pronounced bitterness introduces a dry fruity and bitter, long hoppy finish 5/7/7/4/15 DURHAM BENEDICTUS _3277_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy dark orange colour, very little foam; robust flowery hoppiness with notes of honey and caramel; full malt body supported by a fair carbonation; finishes bitter sweet with a long malty, caramelish hoppy finish - beautiful 4/8/8/4/16 DURHAM ST. CUTHBERT _3413_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a little stable foam; dynamic aroma showing bitter almonds, yeast and grapefruit; highly carbonated; solidly malty with a robust bitterness; dry and long hoppy fruity finish - a nice one 4/8/7/4/16 ELDRIDGE POPE THOMAS HARDY’S ALE _2994_1999 vintage, 1 year old. Dark brown, almost no foam, fruity wine nose, short head quickly disappearing, strong malt sweetness, long bitterness.

1998 vintage
3.5

1997 vintage
3.0

1996 vintage
2.8

1995 vintage
2.5

1994 vintage
sampled in january 2007 pours a dark unappetizing brown cloudy colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of cocoa and plums, vinous and Portwine-like; almost no carbonation, solid malt body, oily, syrupy palate, some sweetness before a late and robust bitterness; long fruity and malty finish with notes of chocolate and warming alcohol
2/8/6/3/14

sampled in december 2002. Brown colour, absolutely no foam, aroma of port-wine and unfermented malt, strange, vegetables. The aromas just do not fit together. Very sweet, oily with a long, very bitter and alcohol finish. I thought it was supposed to improve while aging ?!? (4/3/6/3/7)

1993 vintage
3.3

1991 vintage
sampled 10/2006, 15 years old, courtesy of Laurent Mousson
- hazy brown colour and absolutely no foam; very complex nose of cocoa, herbs, menthol and biscuits; very thick and sticky, some sweetness with a powerful bitterness; strong alcohol kick in the finish along with more cocoa notes and a never ending bitterness - deeply impressive ! (9/4/8/4/17)

1989 vintage
courtesy of Laurent Mousson
- nut and caramel, mint, fiarly madereized and full-bodied, solidly bitter, long malty finish

1987 vintage
courtesy of Laurent Mousson
- aroma of bretts and cork, acidic and sticky, some meat, almost no carbonation; fruity malty finish with lingering acidic notes - a beautiful beer 4/9/8/4/17 ELDRIDGE POPE ROYAL OAK PREMIUM ALE _1369_brown colour, few head, fruity and hoppy, biscuit aroma, malty, licorice, sweet and fresh with a moderate bitterness 2/8/7/4/14 ELGOOD'S DOUBLE SWAN _4040_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy orange-blond colour with a persistent off-white head; aroma of mango, dust and cream; moderate malt body, smooth palate and with a fair quite unclean bitterness; quite long bitter finish of peach and mango 4/6/6/3/13 ELGOOD'S BLACK DOG _4255_from crackedkettle.com - pours a very dark brown colour under a beige and persistent foam, beautiful lace; charming biscuity maltiness with light nutty notes; rounded mouthfeel with a light to medium malt backbone; nice malty reminiscence with more biscuity notes in the finish; decent bitterness 5/7/7/3/14 ENVILLE GOTHIC ALE _1131_black colour, big creamy head with a nice lace, roasted, black chocolate aroma, medium-bodied with a strange and unpleasant acidity - was my beer infected ? 5/7/2/2/5 FREEMINER WATERLOO _2522_bottled, from Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - the beer is nervously foaming out of the bottle; it pour a red-amber colour with a dense and persistent hea, it has a pronounced spicy nose (ginger comes to mind) with lingering herbal notes, very creamy mouthfeel and a medium malt body, the hops show themselves strongly in the finish, making it very bitter and dry, long and spicy - a beer with a deep character 4/6/7/3/13 FREEMINER DEEP SHAFT STOUT _329_creamy very long head; aroma: coffee, truffle; flavor: agressiv, strong, full bodied; aftertaste: deep but not really pleasant bitterness 5/8/7/3/15 FREEMINER TRAFALGAR INDIA PALE ALE _118_slightly hazy amber colour with a very modest foam, a solid citrusy and spicy hoppiness shows up in the nose; oily mouthfeel with a medium to full malt body, harsh and very long bitterness, the finish is very malty, long and bitter, yet unclean and with some notes of alcohol 3/7/7/4/13 FRODSHAM STATION HOUSE MYNZA MILD _5226_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - slightly hazy brown colour with a little beige foam; malty and nutty aroma with a metallic touch; thin-bodied and quite sour; the finish is pretty empty with metallic and buttery notes 3/6/4/2/8 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER’S ESB EXPORT _2758_pours a clear and bright amber colour; little foam; subtle and complex aromatic hoppiness showing flowery and caramelish notes; oily and full-bodied, low carbonation; solid bitterness and a long dry hoppy finish - deeply pleasant 4/7/8/4/15 FULLER,SMITH & TURNER FULLER’S LONDON PORTER _1184_dark brown colour, fine creamy head, extremely rich aroma of black chocolate and raisins, roasted, full-bodied, strong bitterness, long dry bitter coffeish finish - simply wonderful 4/9/8/5/18 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 1997 _1872_Bottle #59658, sampled 10 Jan 2004 - red-brown colour, few foam, very complex aroma of roasted malts, raisins, strawberry, alcohol and wood, light oily, sweet with a strong bitterness, powerful and dry finish with notes of prune and alcohol - complex and very robust. Thanks to Ungstrup for this bottle and to fiulijn for sharing it with me ! 4/9/9/5/18 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S DISCOVERY _3733_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear bronze colour, poor foam; wet corn and citrus in the nose; rather highly carbonated; medium-bodied and a low bitterness; corny , slightly fruity finish - modest 3/6/6/2/11 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S HONEY DEW _3063_courtesy of DomTom - slightly hazy blond colour, solid white head; good presence of honey and lemon in the aroma; high carbonation and some acidity hide the rather thin malt body; short acidic, honeyish finish 4/7/6/3/13 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 1999 _1957_Bottle no 07465, thx to Bierkönig ! - hazy brown colour, fine head, malty and chocolatey nose with light notes of plum, very smooth, full-bodied with a robust bitterness, the finish is very long, dry with a biscuity maltiness, showing more notes of chocolate - robust, deeply balanced and incredibly pleasant 4/8/9/5/18 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2002 _2398_sampled 04/2005, thanks to fiulijn - clear pale red-amber colour, the foam quickly disappears, very malty aroma, nuts and bread, cherry, full-bodied, sweet and oily, very bitter, dry and long malty finish - looks quite raw and with a huge potential 4/7/8/4/15 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2004 _2691_Bottle no 01713, sampled 1/2006, thanks to fiulijn - clear reddish-amber colour with a fine little head; aroma of red fruits and bread, yeast; very robust malt body with a strong bitterness, long fruity and hoarbonation, raw and powerful bitterness, very dry bitter hoppy finish with more woody notes - far too young but with ahigh potential 4/7/8/4/15 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2006 _3438_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy amber-brown colour with a giant white foam; nice lace; aroma of caramel, almonds and green apple; full malt body, creamy mouthfeel with a light tart sourness; decent bitterness, long caramelish finish with some residual sugars - much too young 4/7/7/3/13 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2007 _3529_courtesy of oh6gdx, bottle #91889 - pours a clear reddish-amber colour with a slightly beige head; aroma of caramel, red fruits and malt; nice flowery hoppiness; full-bodied, slightly sticky, lively palate, robust and slightly astringent bitterness; long and very bitter finish with more red fruits and malts and a light alcohol touch - definitely needs some ageing 4/7/8/4/14 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2008 _4320_from crackedkettle.com - hazy amber-bronze colour with a poor and chaotic foam; robustly malty aroma with notes of almonds and apples; full-bodied and quite sticky; the palate is quite mellow with a solid sweetness; fair bitterness, long malty aftertaste with notes of apples and caramel - good but needs some aging 3/8/8/4/16 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S GOLDEN PRIDE _2012_light hazy ruby colour with a nice creamy head, beautiful lacing, strong hoppy aroma showing red fruits, honey, flowers and cream, full-bodied and oily, very malty and smooth, robust bitterness before a long, dry and warming hoppy finish - a wonderful brew with lot of character - big thank you to fiulijn for this one 5/9/8/5/18 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S VINTAGE ALE 2009 _4968_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a very clear red-amber colour with a poor head retention; chewy malts in the nose, caramel, hops and red fruits; sweet and sticky; full-bodied and with a fair but subtle carbonation; a decent bitterness and a long malty and fruity hoppy finish - doesn’t look as complex as in the past years 4/7/8/4/15 FULLER SMITH & TURNER FULLER'S OLD WINTER ALE _3305_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright ruby-brown colour with a little foam made of big bubbles; nice lace; impressive nutty, malty and woody nose with notes of almonds in the background; low carbonation and a good, regualr malt body; a late bitterness before a long nutty, malty finish - brilliant 4/8/8/4/15 GEORGE GALE TRAFALGAR 200 _3512_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy and unappetizing reddish-copper colour, absolutely no foam; woody, strong aroma of licorice, plum, caramel and marzipan; low carbonation and full-bodied; the finish is slightly elusive leaving notes of caramel and wood ... and a solid alcohol kick 2/8/7/3/15 GEORGE GALE PRIZE OLD ALE HORNDEAN _4612_re-rated 10/2009, courtesy of Laurent Mousson, eighties vintage - aroma of bretts with red fruits, no carbonation; notes of cork, fairly bitter; alcohol and red fruits in a slightly burning finish. 5/7/7/5/13 GEORGE GALE TRAFALGAR _1995_clear reddish colour, absolutely no foam, aroma of cognac, licorice and cherry, sweet and very oily with some sourness, sirupy, very low carbonation, long cloying sweet finish - disappointing 3/7/5/3/12 GEORGE GALE JUBILEE ALE 1952-2002 _2130_clear dark amber colour with no foam, strong aroma of salty cheese, very oily and sweet, full-bodied, dry bitter finish with notes of alcohol and fruits - very unusual, unbalanced and hard to evaluate 2/6/5/2/9 GEORGE GALE FESTIVAL MILD ALE _2128_dark brown colour, little brown-tainted foam, earthy maltiness, some prune, low carbonation, light-bodied, slightly sour, dry and moderately malty finish - subtle but too light for my taste 4/7/6/3/12 GEORGE GALE MILLENNIUM BREW _2276_amber-brown colour, absolutely no foam, wood, herbs, licorice and alcohol in the nose, no carbonation, dry and bitter, long bitter alcohol finish - strange and not really my kind of beer 3/8/5/3/11 GIBBS MEWS ROYAL HERITAGE _5908_1981 vintage; courtesy of Thomas and Philipp - dark amber beer; no foam left; Portwine, caramel, dusty; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; notes of apples; dry caramelish and Madeira-like finish 2/4/472/8 GREEN KING STRONG SUFFOLK VINTAGE ALE 2000 _1454_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, strong hops and malt aroma, caramel, buttery and floral, full-bodied, robust bitterness, slightly tart, deeply balanced, very long malty and bitter finish - this is a wonderful beer 5/8/8/4/17 GREENE KING ABBOT ALE _2659_canned clear red-amber colour with a white and firm creamy head, beautiful lacing; the nose shows some caramel with lingering spicy notes in the background; sweet and incredibly smooth (it's like eating fresh air !), thin-bodied with a touch of finishing bitterness; flowery and caramelish aftertaste - easy 5/6/5/3/12 GREENE KING IPA EXPORT _6025_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - translucide reddish-amber beer with a chaotic little foam left; chewy malty nose with notes of caramel; medium-bodied and with a solid yet subtle carbonation; quite dry and with a decent bitterness; notes of caramel and flowers - not even close to an IPA but not bad at all 4/6/6/3/12 GREENE KING HOP _3729_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden-bronze colour with a fair white head; solid flowery hoppiness with notes of apples; medium to full-bodied; quite heavy mouthfeel, tart bitter finish with notes of alcohol - not really pleasant 3/7/5/3/11 GREENE KING IPA _2940_clear amber colour and a little chaotic foam; gentle flowerish aroma with a touch of caramel; moderately sweet and rather thin-bodied; slightly bitter and dry with a watery caramelish aftertaste - quite light and insignificant; and I wonder what IPA means in the Greene King language ... 3/6/5/2/10 GREENE KING RUDDLES STRONG COUNTY _2597_bottled - clear amber colour with a fine foam; robust flowery hoppiness with light notes of caramel; smooth and medium-bodied, good and clean malt profile; solid bitterness before a long hoppy finish - a very nice beer 4/7/8/4/15 GREENE KING HARDYS & HANSONS ROCKING RUDOLPH _5821_from Hallo Boissons, Matran - clear reddish-amber colour with a poor head retention; aroma of toffee and herbs; medium-bodied and gently sticky, a decent herbal bitterness, dry finish with more herbal and caramelish notes 4/6/6/3/12 GREENE KING MORLAND HEN'S TOOTH _2562_clear dark amber colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles; subtle caramelish nose with touches of prune and cherry; slightly smoked, robust maltiness and a clean palate, a proud bitterness before a long, dry, bitter, fruity and malty finish - very impressive 4/8/9/4/17 GREENE KING MORLAND OLD SPECKLED HEN _2195_clear red-amber colour with a fine foam, earthy, notes of red fruits, medium-bodied, bitter and slightly tart, dry bitter and moderately finish with some flowery notes 4/7/7/3/13 GREENE KING ST EDMUNDS _3731_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - transparent bronze colour, no foam left; very citrusy, flowery aroma; high carbonation hiding a poor malt body; fizzy fruity finish - dubious 3/6/5/2/10 HAMBLETON ALES NIGHTMARE STOUT _2391_bottled; thanks to fiulijn - ruby dark brown colour, firm creamy head, toasted aroma of black chocolate, licorice, medium-bodied, slightly salty, solid bitterness in a long roasted coffeish finish - a beautiful beer 5/8/7/4/16 HAMBLETON ALES STUD _3784_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy bronze-amber colour with a poor and irregular foam; resiney hoppiness; moderate malt body with a subtle carbonation and a fair bitterness; more resiney notes in a quite short finish - subtle 3/7/7/3/13 HAMPSHIRE KING ALFRED'S BITTER _3110_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear pale golden-amber colour with a very little foam; caramelish and flowery nose; light earhy notes in the background; medium-bodied, a bit acidic along with a gentle bitterness; short and a bit watery finish with more earthy notes - subtle but probably a bit too old 3/7/5/3/13 HARVEY & SON BICENTENARY STOUT _2653_thanks to fiulijn for this one ! - very dark brown colour with almost no foam; deep chocolatey aroma, notes of prune, cherry, cocoa and alcohol; powerful malt body, sticky and oily with a very robust and aggressive bitterness, very long aftertaste where notes of roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruits accompany the never ending bitterness and a warming alcohol touch - delightful ! 5/8/9/5/18 HARVEY & SON HARVEYS TOM PAINE ALE _664_reddish colour, few head, complex nose (wine, plum, nut), long nutty aftertaste - very good ! 4/8/7/4/16 HARVEY & SON HARVEY'S OLD ALE _3725_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear dark reddish-brown colour, no foam left; aroma of apple and ginger; some sweetness and a dynamic palate; quite dry and malty, nutty finish; high carbonation 3/7/6/3/12 HARVEY & SON HARVEYS ELIZABETHAN ALE _649_golden-amber colour, fine head, plum, powerful but not very complex aroma, fresh, slightly acid, bitter 4/8/7/4/14 HARVEY & SON HARVEYS 1859 PORTER _650_updated 12/8/2005: very dark brown colour and practically no foam; gently roasted aroma of black chocolate, notes of mocha and prune; some sweetness and a rather thin body; moderately bitter with a long toasted coffeish finish - very subtle
very dark brown colour, few head, coffee aroma with a hint of vanilla, oily, chocolate aftertaste 4/7/6/3/14 HARVEY & SON HARVEY'S CHRISTMAS ALE _1879_clear red-amber colour with almost no foam, strong hoppiness with notes of caramel and apricots (cascade ?), full-bodied, oily and bitter, dry and fruity finish with some alcohol notes - complex and very pleasant 4/9/8/4/17 HARVEY & SON HARVEY'S LEWES CASTLE _3727_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear brown colour with a little foam; slightly toasted with notes of nuts and honey; medium-bodied and gently bitter in front of a fair sweetness; bitter and moderately dry malty finish with a fruity touch - very balanced 4/7/7/4/14 HARVEY & SON (A. LE COQ) IMPERIAL EXTRA DOUBLE STOUT 2000 _605_black and opaque, fine head; aroma: wine-like (every wine connoisseur, blindfold, would take this for a syrah), black-currant, slightly toasted, nougat; oily, petrol and bitter with a coffee finish - really not an easy beer ! 5/8/7/4/15 HEPWORTH CHRISTMAS ALE 2005 _2855_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy amber colour with a giant creamy white head; strong fruity hoppy nose with notes of lychees, pear and apricot; solid notes of yeast too; strong malt body and aromatic bitterness; moderately dry finish where the yeast dominates the fruity character - deeply original and a with a strong character 4/8/7/4/16 HEPWORTH BAD ELF 4,5% _4114_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy orange colour under a foamy white head; fair presence of hops with notes of orange peels and cream; solid carbonation, fizzy palate, quite thin-bodied and with a solid bitterness; aftertaste of bitter oranges - straightforward 4/7/6/3/13 HEPWORTH BAD ELF _3682_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy orange coloured with a persistent beige foam; robust fruity hoppy nose showing notes of peaches, oranges and litchies; full-bodied, fresh and lively palate, strong and moderately astringent bitterness; the finish is long, smooth, fruity and fairly bitter 4/7/8/4/15 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT _3706_courtesy of oh6gdx; opened to celebrate the win of Russia at the icehockey world championships - pours a dark black colour with a ruby hue and a little irregular and elusive beige foam; aroma of black cherries and licorice; some cocoa too; solid malt body maintained by a fair carbonation; moderate bitterness, the finish is dry and slightly roasted with more notes of black cherries 4/7/7/3/14 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY LUMP OF COAL _3187_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark ruby-brown colour with an elusive beige foam; salty aroma with notes of licorice; high carbonation and medium-bodied at best; very bitter and hoppy finish where more licorice appears along with a warming alcohol touch 4/8/8/4/16 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY BAD KING JOHN _3989_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and very dark brown colour under a little and chaotic beige foam; nice lace; aroma of dust and milk coffee; quite thin-bodied, very bitter and astringent; long aftertaste of cold coffee and ashes in a long lasting bitterness 5/6/7/4/15 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY WARM WELCOME _3306_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark ruby-brown colour with a little foam formed of big bubbles; complex aroma of nut, litchi and honey; some sweetness and a full malt body; a late moderate bitterness; caramelish and nutty finish 4/7/7/3/14 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY SERIOUSLY BAD ELF _6077_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark golden beer with a poor foam left; aroma of butterscotch, alcohol and spices; full-bodied and sweet, thick and with a late spicy bitterness; residual sugars and long notes of caramel, flowers, spices and alcohol in the finish - looks like a crossing between a malt liquor and a bock 4/6/6/3/12 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY IPA _3255_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy golden-orange colour, little white foam with a correct lacing; solid aromatic hoppiness with notes of apricot and cream; very creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied; a fair bitterness with a light sourness; short fruity and bitter hoppy finish 4/8/7/3/14 HEPWORTH CRIMINALLY BAD ELF _3597_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber colour, little elusive foam; aroma of passion fruit and lichee with some notes of alcohol; oily and strong malt body; sweet and deeply bitter with a long malty, fruity and hoppy finish followed by a warming alcohol touch 4/7/9/4/16 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY VERY BAD ELF _3241_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright reddish-amber colour with a modest and irregular foam; aroma of caramel, banana and apple; clean mouthfeel and medium-bodied at best, sweet; the finish shows more fruity tones with a touch of vanilla - subtle if not very complex 3/7/6/3/13 HEPWORTH RIDGEWAY IVANHOE _3271_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark amber colour with a persistent foam leaving a nice lace; unusual aroma of caramel and ashes; soft mouthfeel, mainly sweet but finishes fairly bitter; flowery, hoppy finish with more notes of ashtray 4/7/6/3/13 HIGHGATE OLD ALE _3652_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a dark ruby-brown colour under a dark beige head; solid biscuity maltiness with notes of nuts and plums; medium-bodied, sweet with a touch of sourness; toasty; long malty, slightly nutty aftertaste - good and subtle 4/7/6/3/14 HIGHGATE OLD EMBER _3664_clear reddish-brown colour with a beige and irregular foam; aroma of bread, malts, prunes and licorice; moderate sweetness and a good malt body; fair bitterness; long biscuity maltiness and notes of red fruits in the finish - deeply balanced; a nice one 4/7/7/4/16 HIGHGATE FOX'S NOB _3986_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a hazy reddish-amber colour with a bright white foam; aroma of elder and other undefined red fruits; juicy palate, moderately tasty and slightly sweet, low bitterness; some late dryness with more notes of elder in the finish - subtle but ambitionless 3/5/6/3/12 _6376_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - quite clear golden-blond beer under a little long lasting foam; some dusty notes and a fair flowery hoppy aroma; medium-bodied, crisp and tasty; subtle carbonation; quite dry and bitter; long flowery and gently fruity hoppy finish - very drinkable 4/7/7/4/15 _6377_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with no head retention; aroma of tea and flowery hops; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation, a solid bitterness, pretty tasty and with a long bitter flowery finish with notes of caramel 3/6/7/4/13 _6378_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy orange beer with a poor head retention; a decent fruity hoppy aroma with notes of oranges and apricots; gently sticky and medium-bodied, low carbonation, quite dry bitter fruity finish - very drinkable 4/6/6/3/13 _6379_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden beer with a poor head retention; honeyish and citrusy hoppy nose; gentle malt body and a subtle bitterness; some sharp tartness and quite dry; bitter and dry citrusy and honeyish aftertaste 3/7/7/4/14 _6409_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a hazy dark brown beer with a moderate foam left; toasted biscuity aroma with notes of nuts; gently sweet, medium-bodied and decently tasty; rounded palate with some earthy bitterness; moderate carbonation; malty and gently biscuity finish - a porter ?!? 4/7/6/3/13 HOGS BACK A OVER T _1823_my beer #3000 ! - A over T stands for "aroma over Tongham" and the label promises "an orgy of aroma" - dark red-brown colour, the initial head quickly reduces to a fine foam, prune comfit, bready and peppery aroma with some alcohol notes, oily and very sweet, syrupy with a late aggressiv bitterness, the finish is dry and malty with a very strong and heavy alcohol presence - it has some bad analogies with Thomas Hardy's Ale and it doesn't work for me. 3/7/4/2/7 HOOK NORTON DOUBLE STOUT _3282_courtesy of oh6gdx - black coloured with a big (but quickly fading) foam; fairly toasted, chocolatey nose with some vanilla underneath; some sweetness and a lively palate, decently malty, slightly bitter and sour finish; long malty, chocolatey aftertaste - a nice dessert beer 4/7/7/4/13 HOOK NORTON HAYMAKER _5687_courtesy of Allen - clear reddish-amber colour with a little white foam left; a decent aroma of flowery hops with notes of caramel; medium-bodied and very tasty, slightly chewy palate, a solid bitterness, quite dry and very long flowery hoppy finish - very nice beer 4/7/8/4/16 HOOK NORTON DOUBLE STOUT (BOTTLE CONDITIONED) _3931_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - black coloured with a dark beige foam; roasted aroma of coffee with a touch of vanilla; creamy palate, medium-bodied wuth a finish of milk coffee 5/7/6/3/14 HOOK NORTON GENERATION _2395_bottled - clear red-orange colour,fine head, discrete flowery and a bit woody aroma, earthy, light to medium body, moderate bitterness, dry finish 4/6/6/3/13 HOOK NORTON TWELVE DAYS _2392_bottled - dark brown colour, almost no foam but a nice lacing, prune and wood in the nose, a bit nutty, sweet and full-bodied, the finish is malty, long with a touch of chocolate 4/7/7/4/13 HOOK NORTON HOOKY GOLD _4356_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of mais; creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, fizzy, low and tart bitterness; short corny and slightly fruity finish 3/4/6/3/12 HOP BACK ENTIRE STOUT _1586_very dark brown colour, few foam, very nice roasted coffee aroma with a touch of toffee, light oily, thin-bodied, moderate bitterness, dry black chocolate aftertaste - subtle but could afford a bit more character in its body 4/8/6/4/14 HOP BACK TAIPHOON _2515_bottled; from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - clear golden colour with almost no foam, it has some grapefruity hoppiness with a gently lingering spiciness, clean palate, light to medium-bodied with a pronounced bitter and spciy finish - quite ideal by a hot day like today 3/6/6/3/13 HOP BACK CROP CIRCLE _2516_bottled; from the Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - it has a pale clear golden colour but don’t try to look for the foam: it has already disappeared ... very shy aroma of apple and coriander, medium-bodied at best, a moderate dry bitterness shows itself late in the finish - clean and correctly brewed but terribly lacking of character 2/5/6/3/12 HOPDAEMON SKRIMSHANDER IPA _3409_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with a respectable beige foam; very hoppy and fruity aroma; notes of raspberries marmelade, herbs and mint; solidly malty, dry and bitter hoppy and fruity finish - subtle and beautifully brewed 4/7/8/4/16 INTERBREW UK LABATT COLD FILTERED _1907_"enjoy the taste of Canada" says the label - clear golden with a fine head, buttery nose, sweet and light-bodied with absolutely no aftertaste - a good example of beer castration and, fortunately, nothing to do with the taste of Canada 3/2/2/1/3 JENNINGS COCKER HOOP _3658_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark orange colour with a huge white head; nice lace; citrus and orange peel show up in the nose; moderate malt body, some tart acidity plays with a moderate sweetness and builds a balanced and lively palate; fizzy and fruity finish, quite long and with late notes of caramel 4/7/8/4/16 _6555_from Neuchâtel Maladière (a temporary english shop in front of the Coop) - dark brown beer with a little foam left; very toasted biscuity maltiness with notes of caramel underneath; a good malt backbone and a solid earthiness; dry and bitter earthy malty finish - lot of character 4/7/7/4/14 J.W. LEES HARVEST ALE _2861_2003 vintage, courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange-brown colour with no foam; strong aroma of nuts with fruity notes (plum and orange) underneath; very thick and a solid malt body; very sweet with a decent bitterness to balance it partially; long nutty finish and a big alcohol kick - has analogies with the Thomas Hardy but it is much more balanced 4/7/7/4/16 KELHAM ISLAND PALE RIDER _1987_light hazy pale yellow colour, little foam, aroma of cream, slightly citrusy, very smooth, strong bitterness, dry bitter finish 4/6/8/4/14 _6431_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark blond beer with a little white foam left; nice lace; subtle flowery hoppiness with notes of oranges and cream; a fair carbonation and medium-bodied; a decent bitterness and a long dry bitter flowery hoppy finish 5/6/7/4/15 _6206_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - dark black beer with a long lasting beige foam; superb lacework; roasted chocolatey nose with hints of ashes and licorice; lactic; thin-bodied and with a low carbonation; the finish is nutty, roasted with more hints of ashes 5/7/7/4/15 _6267_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy reddish-amber beer under a solid creamy beige foam left; aroma of caramel and yeast; creamy palate, medium-bodied and fairly bitter; long flowery hoppy finish with notes of caramel and yeast - subtle 5/7/7/4/15 _6345_from Erzbierschof; wins the award of the beer the most fucking difficult to open ... - pours a cloudy brown beer with no head retention; caramel, marzipan and flowery hops are building a pretty complex aroma; notes of raisins appear too; full-bodied and with a low carbonation; decently bitter and solidly malty finish; very long flowery hoppy finish with light citric notes - beautiful 4/9/8/4/17 MARSTON THOMPSON & EVERSHED OWD RODGER STRONG COUNTRY ALE _3031_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark amber-brown colour with a little beige head; malty and fairly hoppy with rich fruity notes (cherry, litchi); smooth and initially quite sweet, late and decent bitterness; fruity finish with some residual sugars - character and balance 5/7/8/4/14 MARSTON THOMPSON & EVERSHED OYSTER STOUT _55_almost black coloured and with a little beige head; slightly roasted coffeish aroma with notes of licorice; quite tart and medium malt body; dry bitterness and a roasted flowery but quite short finish - not really enjoyable 3/7/5/3/10 MARSTON OLD EMPIRE _5245_from Amstein - translucide bronze coloured and with a persistent whote foam; a fair flowery hoppiness with a touch of caramel, moderate malt body and carbonation, a gentle flowery bitterness, slightly spicy finish - pleasant 4/6/7/4/13 MARSTON PEDIGREE V.S.O.P. _5946_courtesy of fiulijn - golden-bronze beer with a poor head retention; herbal and citrusy nose; full-bodied, pretty tasty and chewy palate, a fair bitterness, long tart herbal hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/14 MARSTON BURTON BITTER _5960_from Amstein - slightly hazy dark amber beer with a chaotic foam left; aroma of caramel dominates; some flowery notes below; moderate malt body and not really tasty; slightly dry and with more lingering notes of caramel in the finish - a decent session beer 4/7/5/3/13 MEANTIME UNION _3758_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear dark amber colour, no foam left; chewy malts, some caramel; poor malt body and astringent; short cornflakes-like finish - quite green 2/5/4/2/8 MEANTIME INDIA PALE ALE _3844_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy dark orange colour with a robust creamy pale beige foam, beautiful lacing; aroma of grapefruit, yuzu and fresh cream, respectable malt body, slightly oily on the tongue and with a strong yet not overwhelming bitterness; quite dry and long bitter fruity hoppy finish - clean, straightforward and efficient; the kind of beer I could drink on a regular basis 5/7/7/4/15 MEANTIME CHOCOLATE _3808_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black colour with a ruby hue, very foamy beige head; aroma of black chocolate and cocoa; moderate malt body and fairly sweet, fizzy; very long chocolatey finish, slightly dry - a one-dimensional but not uninteresting dessert beer 4/7/6/3/12 MEANTIME LONDON PORTER _3971_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear dark reddish-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; roasted aroma of pralines, walnutt and pine needles, cacao pulder; solid but subtle carbonation; medium-bodied, fairly bitter; long and complex aftertaste of roasted malts, ashes and chocolate 4/8/7/4/17 MEANTIME COFFEE _3552_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark brown almost black colour; irregular beige foam; deep mocha aroma; some notes of black chocolate and vanilla; good malt body, solid sweetness balanced by a decent bitterness; long chocolatey and coffeeish aftertaste - a great dessert beer 4/7/8/4/15 MEANTIME PALE ALE _3972_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy amber-orange colour with a huge beige foam; solid flowery hoppiness in the nose; some notes of oranges too; medium-bodied, very bitter, some astringence and very dry; long and very bitter flowery and slightly fruity finish - a hop bomb 4/7/7/4/15 MEANTIME WHEAT _3768_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden-bronze colour with a poor head retention; aroma of pear with a touch of cloves; astringent and medium-bodied; some sweetness below; the finish is phenolic with a late undefined spicy touch and some alcohol notes 3/6/5/3/10 MOOR OLD FREDDY WALKER _5233_courtesy of fiulijn - dark brown colour with a little dark beige foam; toasted malty nose with notes of chocolate and licorice; creamy palate and medium-bodied; fairly bitter and with a long chocolatey and slightly nutty finish 4/7/8/4/15 MOOR FUSION _5232_courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown colour with a little dark beige head; fairly toasted aroma with notes of licorice and cold coffee; moderate carbonation and quite oily palate, pretty bitter; long malty finish with more notes of licorice 4/8/7/4/15 _6295_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy blond beer under a solid white foam; nice lacework; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of cream, pineapples and bitter oranges; a decent malt backbone, tasty and with a fair bitterness; long fruity bitterness - refreshing and subtle 4/7/7/4/15 MOOR JJJ IPA _5235_courtesy of fiulijn - quite clear and reddish-amber in colour with a persistent white foam; a flowery and creamy hoppiness, some red fruits too; medium-bodied, a solid bitterness and a long hoppy flowery finish 5/7/8/4/16 MOORHOUSE'S BLACK CAT _583_very dark colour, nice head, toasted and vegetable aroma, full-bodied, roasted aftertaste - lot of character for so few alcohol ! 5/8/7/4/15 MUSEUM BASS P2 IMPERIAL STOUT _2692_very dark black colour, little foam with big bubbles; aroma of prune and hazelnut with a toasted coffeish touch; very creamy with a medium to full body and a moderate bitterness; moderately dry, woody and nutty, bready finish - dangerously drinkable because the 8% are not noticable; thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one 5/7/8/4/16 MUSEUM WORTHINGTON'S WHITE SHIELD _404_amber colour, big head, spicy aroma, apple, slightly bitter and dry 5/7/7/3/13 NETHERGATE OLD GROWLER _4632_courtesy of Allen - pours a clear dark brown colour with a firm and long lasting dark beige foam; fairly toasted nose of licorice and bitter chocolate; fresh palate and medium-bodied, sweet and bitter, long chocolatey finish with hnts of vanilla, mint and licorice 4/7/7/4/15 NETHERGATE UMBEL ALE _4659_courtesy of Allen - clear golden-bronze colour with a persistent white foam composed of big bubbles; the strong aroma of coriander ruins the fruity hops hidden behind; sweet but quite fresh palate, a hint of acidity in top of a moderate malt body; sweet and gently bitter aftertaste with light fruity and pronounced coriander notes - why not ? 3/5/6/2/9 NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE _604_deep ruby-brown colour, nice head, caramel aroma, full and slightly nutty, lack of character - could well be the most overrated beer in the world 5/6/7/3/12 O'HANLON'S THOMAS HARDY'S ALE 2003 _2102_2003, bottle #2874 - hazy red-brown colour with a giant and slightly brown-tainted head, very complex aroma, tons of malts, earthy and nutty with notes of alcohol, some fruits too (prune ?), licorice, very oily and very bitter, creamy mouthfeel, the finish is strongly malty with an endless and explosive warming alcohol kick - a powerful pleasure ! - With the old version, I have never been quite sure if I was liking it or not, my ratings going from 2.3 to 4.2 thru the different vintages. But this one is much better than any versions I had before. It does not have the cloying sweetness present in the past versions. 5/8/8/5/17 O'HANLON'S THE ORIGINAL PORT STOUT _1606_black colour, fine black tainted head, slightly roasted, cocoa and pine aroma with subtle notes of portwine, incredibly smooth and creamy, sparkling, the finish is tart, bitter and dry with roasted notes of coffee and dark fruits 5/8/7/4/14 OAKHAM ALES JEFFREY HUDSON BITTER _2381_bottled; thanks to fiulijn - clear golden-orange colour, little foam, strong notes of exotic fruits, flowery notes, some pear, medium-bodied with a fresh and decent bitterness, the finish is a bit dry and flowery - subtle 3/7/6/3/13 OAKHAM ALES BISHOP'S FAREWELL _3732_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden colour, little foam; hoppy and grapefruity aroma; high carbonation and a solid malt body, very bitter and dry; long hoppy and fruity finish - very good 4/8/7/4/15 OAKHILL BLACK MAGIC STOUT _412_dark colour, nice lace, toasted, coffee with a vegetable finish 4/8/8/4/15 OLD LUXTERS LOVIBONDS HENLEY GOLD _3766_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden-bronze colour with a poor head; estery, aroma of matured banana with a touch of glue; sweet and very tart, medium-bodied; some solvent meet the banana in the finish 3/5/6/3/11 OTTER CLAUS _2044_dark reddish-brown colour, little foam but a nice lacing, strong malty nose with notes of gingerbread, coffee and a touch of undefined spices, full-bodied, oily with a robust bitterness, long malty finish 4/8/7/4/15 OTTER BRIGHT _2043_hazy pale orange colour, little unregular foam with big bubbles, interesting hoppy nose showing cream and apricot notes, medium-bodied, low carbonation, oily with a robust bitterness, the finish is floral, slightly dry and bitter 2/7/7/3/14 OXFORDSHIRE PRIDE of OXFORD _4310_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden pale with a solid and bright white foam; aroma of cream and quince; highly carbonated, slightly oily and with a respectable malt body; very tasty and very bitter, long bitter and fruity hoppy finish - a beautiful brew 5/8/8/5/17 PITFIELD 1792 IMPERIAL STOUT _2858_courtesy of fiulin; opened to celebrate the win of the swiss football team over Korea and its qualification for the next round of the world cup ! - very dark coloured with little foam; roasted coffeish aroma with some alcohol and licorice; thick and oily; full-bodied and with a rather high carbonation; a solid and unexpected sourness takes control of the palate; the finish is moderately dry with more roasted coffeish notes, a touch of warming alcohol and unfortunately more sourness - uncontrolled 3/7/6/3/13 PITFIELD NIGHT ON MARE STREET _5241_courtesy of fiulijn - reddish-brown in colour, no foam; notes of Portwine, light sourish vinegar notes; oily and fullb-odied, sticky and pretty dry; long aftertaste of cherry and alcohol 4/8/8/4/15 PITFIELD NIGHT ON MARE STREET II _5242_courtesy of fiulijn - amber-brown colour with no foam left; strong notes of hazelnut and alcohol; full-bodied and sticky, a subtle carbonation and quite dry; a touch of grapefruit, notes of Portwine and alcohol and pretty bitter 4/8/8/4/16 PURITY PURE GOLD _3737_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - transparent golden colour with a little white foam; a bit dusty and quite citrusy aroma; solid carbonation and q thin malt body, fair bitterness; aftertaste of saffron and grapefruit 5/6/6/3/12 PURITY MAD GOOSE _4354_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright golden-bronze colour; firm and long lasting white foam; nice lacing; estery nose, fruity with notes of vanilla; medium-bodied, fresh and fairly bitter, slightly resiney with notes of mint; long bitter flowery and fruity finish - deeply pleasant beer - very hoppy 5/7/8/5/17 PURITY UBU AMBER ALE _4355_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright amber colour with a persistent beige foam; estery nose with a beautiful balance between malts and hops; quite full malt body, fizzy and with a late bitterness; long fruity hoppy finish with some citrusy notes - subtle and deeply balanced, nice work! 5/7/8/4/15 RCH OLD SLUG PORTER DARK ALE _1160_dark colour, giant creamy head, nice lace, roasted coffee aroma, black chocolate, sweet and full with a dry bitter coffee finish 5/7/7/4/15 RCH ALE MARY _1125_red-orange colour, big creamy head with a beautiful lace, raisins and honey aroma, alcohol notes, smooth, bitter with a long dry apple finish - very complex and simply beautiful ! 5/8/8/4/17 RCH EAST STREET CREAM PREMIUM BITTER _1133_red-amber colour, few head but a nice lace, hoppy and fruity with a good malt body, the sweetness is followed by a solid bitterness and a long fruity finish - complex and very subtle, a wonderful brew ! 4/8/8/4/17 RIDLEY & SONS RUMPUS _639_reddish colour, fine lace, few hop, slightly nutty, aliitle bit flat and disappointing 4/4/6/3/8 RIDLEY & SONS OLD BOB STRONG PALE ALE _640_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear reddish-amber colour under a foamy beige head; aroma of dust and vegetal; medium-bodied with a low bitterness, quite tasteless; some caramel and dust in the finish - very dubious 4/5/4/2/7 ROBINSONS OLD TOM _3036_slightly hazy ruby-brown colour, foamy dark beige head; nice lace; notes of prune and a solid biscuity maltiness; full malt body maintained by a good carbonation; robustly bitter, long dry bitter and malty finish with notes of wood and warming alcohol - beautiful ! 5/7/9/4/15 ROBINSONS OLD TOM CHOCOLATE _6154_can’t remember from where I got it ... - clear and dark reddish-brown beer under a solid and long lasting creamy beige foam; nice lacework; a solid aroma of cocoa; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; finishes gently tart with some chocolatey and earthy tones 4/7/6/3/13 ROBINSONS OLD TOM GINGER _6052_from Bier-Bienne - clear ruby-brown beer with a little foam left; roasted malts, ginger and curaçao in the nose; sticky and tasty palate; medium-bodied, some sweetness before a sharp, hot and long lasting spicy aftertaste with hints of caramel below - original 4/6/7/3/14 SALTAIRE FUGGLES BITTER _3798_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy copper-orange colour with no foam left; the aroma is far more bready than the expected floral touch from the Fuggles; low carbonation and a moderate malt body; a touch of bitterness and a quite long bready finish - a one-dimensional deceptive beer 2/5/6/2/9 SALTAIRE GOLDINGS ALE _3781_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy orange colour, little irregular foam; aroma of fruity hops (orange marmelade, citrus) and gingerbread; respectable malt body and with a fair bitterness; quite dry and logn fruity hoppy finish - straightforward and very interesting 3/8/7/4/15 samuel smith's imperial stout _710_black, opaque, fine head, chocolate and plum aroma, thick, oily, a little bit overcarbonated, sweet with a very long complex aftertaste (bitter, fruity, molasses, chocolate); hard to think it's only 7% - a wonderful beer ! 5/9/7/5/18 SAMUEL SMITH'S ORGANIC BEST ALE _2224_clear amber colour, little foam, delicate hoppiness with light spicy notes, medium-bodied, solid bitterness in a dry finish - well-brewed and pleasant 3/7/6/3/14 SAMUEL SMITH'S ORGANIC LAGER _119_well, the english should not brew lagers ... spicy(?) aroma, strange taste, dry - really nothing special 3/6/4/2/9 SAMUEL SMITH’S WINTER WELCOME ALE _286_2004-2005 (4/7/7/4/15) - clear amber colour, the initial foam quickly reduces, notes of caramel in a subtle hoppy nose, some astringence, solid malt body, decent bitterness, the finish is quite dry with notes of tobacco and caramel - very drinkable, solid and quite complex
2002-2003 (4/7/7/4/14) - clear amber colour, fine head, light hoppy, buttery and fruity, medium-bodied, subtle, sweet and bitter with a long, light fruity finish - very british, very pleasant
2001-2002 (5/7/6/4/12) - amber colour, creamy head, deep herbal aroma, dry and bitter, light, long vegetable finish
2000-2001 (5/8/7/4/15) - orange colour, nice head, well-hopped, sweet, well-structured, dry finish with an interesting bitterness
1999-2000 (11.0)
1998-1999 (14.0) 4/7/7/4/15 SAMUEL SMITH’S OLD BREWERY PALE ALE _1048_clear amber colour, fine creamy head, fruity and malty nose, smooth and slightly tart, some bitterness in the finish 3/6/7/3/13 SAMUEL SMITH’S OLD BREWERY TADDY PORTER _1263_Beautiful deep-brown color. My first impression was quite frustrating: almost no aroma and no flavor. Who had the bad idea to put this beer in the refrigerator ? Anyway, after waiting 30 minutes, I was able to enjoy it: roasted with slight sourness, caramel aftertaste, but somehow very (too?) light for a porter. 5/7/8/4/14 SAMUEL SMITH’S OATMEAL STOUT _1046_black colour, few head, coffe and mocha aroma, oily, moderate maltiness, long bitter finish - pleasant 3/7/7/4/15 SAMUEL SMITH’S NUT BROWN ALE _1041_transparent dark brown colour, few head and a nice lace, caramel and nutty aroma, notes of licorice, sweet and rich with a slightly dry and bitter finish 4/7/6/3/14 SAMUEL SMITH’S INDIA ALE _1173_clear amber colour, big creamy head, beautiful lace, very hoppy, caramel, floral, smooth and full-bodied with a robust bitterness, long dry bitter finish - well-structured, beautiful brew 5/8/7/4/16 SAMUEL SMITH'S PURE BREWED LAGER _1542_clear bright golden colour, few foam, malty and spicy nose with some herbal and peanuts notes, medium-bodied, light bitterness, long dry herbal finish 4/7/7/3/15 SAMUEL SMITH'S STRONG GOLDEN _2647_clear amber colour without any foam; aroma of apple, alcohol and licorice; a touch of spices too; oily and sticky with a robust sweetness, full-bodied, very bitter and dry finish where more alcohol and fruity notes appear - a perfect winter warmer 4/8/7/4/16 SAMUEL SMITH'S YORKSHIRE STINGO _4531_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark amber-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of blood oranges with some spicy tones in the background; very creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied and with a fair bitterness; very dry with long notes of dried fruits (apples, oranges), oak and a warming alcohol touch - unusual and beautiful brew 5/8/8/5/18 SARAH HUGHES DARK RUBY MILD ALE _324_very dark brown colour, plum and Port-wine aroma, some starting acidity, complex wine-like taste, caramel aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 SHARP'S HONEY SPICE WHEAT BEER _3769_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - slightly hazy pale golden colour with a solid white foam; nice lace; aroma of fabric softener and honey with a touch of mint; oily and full-bodied; some tartness tries to bring some balance to the sweetness; long herbal and honeyish finish with more notes of detergent - strange but not unpleasant 4/6/6/3/12 SHEPHERD NEAME 1698 _3106_clear and bright amber colour, big white foamy head; aroma of berries and caramel; good malt body, some sweetness and a moderate bitterness in a lively palate; flowery and long caramelish aftertaste - very good 4/7/7/4/16 SHEPHERD NEAME FAVERSHAM MM VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _120_orange colour, artichoke aroma, sweet, very bitter, long aftertaste - quite complex 4/7/8/4/16 SHEPHERD NEAME FAVERSHAM MMI VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _888_transparent amber colour, few head, floral and vanilla aroma, well-hopped, nice bitterness, well-balanced, long aftertaste 3/7/8/4/16 SHEPHERD NEAME FAVERSHAM BISHOP’S FINGER _1071_clear amber colour, few head, buttery, caramel and malty nose, fresh and tart with a decent bitterness 3/6/7/3/14 SHEPHERD NEAME FAVERSHAM SPITFIRE BITTER BREWERY CONDITIONED _1070_clear amber colour, fine head, nice lace, caramel and vegetable aroma, too much carbonation, light-bodied with a bitter finish - forgettable 4/7/5/3/11 SHEPHERD NEAME FAVERSHAM the 2002 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _1386_red-amber colour, almost no foam, nutty, cherry and some licorice in the nose, sweet and oily with a very long, dry, bitter and fruity finish - complex, subtle and very pleasant 4/8/7/4/15 SHEPHERD NEAME the 2004 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _2251_clear red-amber colour, little foam, moderate hoppiness with notes of red fruits (mango ?), medium-bodied, decent bitterness with a floral hoppy finish 3/7/6/3/13 SHEPHERD NEAME the 2005 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _2668_clear reddish-amber colour with a little foam; fruity hoppiness (lychee, mango), very flowery and slightly spicy; sweet and bitter with a robust malt body, mellow fruity and flowery finish with a touch of caramel 4/7/7/3/14 SHEPHERD NEAME the 2006 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _3069_pours a clear amber colour, fast disappearing foam; aroma of caramel and ripe red fuirts; sweet and with a high carbonation, decent bitterness, short and dry fruity finish - not very exciting 3/6/6/3/12 SHEPHERD NEAME WHITSTABLE BAY _4306_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright golden amber colour with a poor head retention; aroma of flowers, quite discrete; moderate malt body, astringent with a metallic and flowery finish - very dubious 3/4/3/2/7 SHEPHERD NEAME the 2007 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ALE _3662_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright dark amber colour, little stable and slightly beige foam; fair aroma of berries, caramel and herbs; good malt body, some sweetness and a respectable bitterness; very long malty and fruity fiish - very tasty 4/7/8/4/15 SHEPHERD NEAME ROYAL WEDDING ALE _5804_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; brewed 1981 in honour of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer 4/5/5/3/12 GEORGE GALE ROYAL WEDDING ALE _5805_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; brewed 1981 in honour of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer 4/6/5/3/12 ARKELL ROYAL WEDDING ALE _5806_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; brewed 1981 in honour of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer 5/6/6/3/13 ST. AUSTELL ADMIRAL'S ALE _3924_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a clear reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of red fruits and cream; respectable malt body, creamy palate; nice bitterness and a quite dry aftertaste of red fruits - subtle and with an interesting character 5/7/7/4/16 ST. AUSTELL PROPER JOB _3925_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear bronze colour, little persistent white foam; mix of flowers and citrus in a fairly hoppy nose; medium-bodied, rounded and very bitter, some astringence; very dry and bitter grapefruity and flowery finish - a beautiful beer 4/7/8/4/15 _6659_from a temporary English shop in front of the Coop in Neuchâtel - pours a clear dark amber beer under a little disparate beige foam; fresh notes of vanilla and whisky with hints of caramel underneath; a good malt backbone, moderate carbonation and pretty tasty; some sweetness and a moderate bitterness; the aftertaste shows hints of wood, toffee and vanilla - very nice 4/7/7/4/15 STAG WATNEY’S SCOTCH ALE _900_red-brown colour, fine head, malty nose with touch of caramel and candy, full and very (too) sweet, long sweet and dry finish 3/7/5/3/11 ST. PETER'S LEMON & GINGER _3827_courtesy of Tony Flükiger - hazy dark orange colour, no foam left; indeed: lemon and ginger in the nose, good malt body, sweet with a late dry bitterness; more lemony and spicy aftertaste - very decent 3/6/7/3/13 ST. PETER'S RUBY RED ALE _3372_from crackedkettle.com - clear and dark reddish-amber colour with a dark beige foam and a nice lace; solid malty aroma with hoppy tones, nuts and some caramel, good malt body, rounded palate, some sweetnes and a decent bitterness; the finish is long, malty and very aromatic with notes of cookies and nuts - a nice tasty beer 4/8/8/4/15 ST. PETER'S FRUIT BEER GRAPEFRUIT _3368_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy very dark orange colour; the foam is composed of big bubbles and reduces quickly; the flowery hoppy notes are meeting some grapefruit; sweet and with a fair malt body; a good bitterness which lasts for long in the dry, hoppy and fruity finish 3/6/8/4/14 ST. PETER'S INDIA PALE ALE _3718_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with a little persistent beige foam; nice lace; solid hoppiness, resiney nose and notes of pine needles; slightly oily and medium-bodied, quite low carbonation and with a robust bitterness; long piney and nutty finish - solid, balanced and full of character 4/7/8/4/15 ST. PETER'S CREAM STOUT _2202_very dark brown colour, little foam, very deep coffeish aroma, licorice and notes of nuts, roasted, sweet and medium-bodied, strong bitterness in a long coffee and chocolatey finish with some notes of alcohol 4/8/7/4/16 ST. PETER'S OLD-STYLE PORTER _2196_very dark-brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, roasted coffeish aroma, chocolate, sweet and oily, the finish is slightly dry and bitter with long and subtle chocolatey notes - mmmmhh this is good ! 3/8/7/5/16 ST. PETER'S ORGANIC ALE _2197_clear amber-orange, the initial head quickly disappears, apricot hoppiness, flowers and peanuts, medium to full-bodied, oily, solid bitterness, the finish is hoppy, malty and bitter - balance and character 3/7/8/4/14 ST. PETER'S HONEY PORTER _2199_clear dark brown colour, almost no foam, just some big bubbles floating, roasted mocha aroma with deep honeyish notes, medium-bodied, strong bitterness in a very dry smokey and coffeeish finish - delightful 3/8/8/4/15 ST. PETER'S ORGANIC BEST BITTER _2198_clear red-amber colour, almost no foam, decent hoppy nose showing some buttery and herbal notes, light-bodied, medium at best, very bitter, the finish is dry and flowery with lot of hoppy notes 2/8/7/3/14 ST. PETER'S G-FREE _4424_from Amstein - clear and pale golden colour with no head retention; corn and citrus in the nose; respectable malt body, quite rounded, sweet and fairly bitter; subtle carbonation, quite dry bitter and gently fruity finish with a good hop presence - pretty good 3/6/6/3/13 _6307_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - translucide amber-bronze beer with no head retention; solid aroma of peated whisky with notes of caramel underneath; medium-bodied and a clean palate; no bitterness and a long smokey whisky-like finish 3/7/6/3/14 _6296_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - bright golden-bronze colour with a poor foam left; flowery hoppy nose with notes of caramel; moderate carbonation and medium-bodied, slightly oily and with a fair bitterness; a bit earthy with a long flowery hoppy finish; very dry 4/6/7/4/14 _6481_dark ruby brown colour with a chaotic beige foam left; aroma of prune and nougat; quite malty and full-bodied, some sweetness and a long malty finish with notes of prunes and licorice; some hop presence 4/7/8/4/15 _6675_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber-orange beer with a poor head retention; a well-present yet nicely integrated smokyness in top of some notes of toffee and flowers; clean and tasty palate; moderate carbonation, some sweetness; very low bitterness and a long malty smoky finish with lingering notes of caramel 3/7/7/3/13 SWALE WHITSTABLE OYSTER STOUT _121_dark colour, roasty aroma, beautiful complex flavor, long aftertaste 4/7/9/4/16 TEME VALLEY HEARTH WARMER _2389_bottled - slightly red-amber colour, the foam quickly disappears, strong fruity aroma (prune and cherry), some woody notes, the body is rather light, moderate finishing bitterness 4/7/7/3/13 TEME VALLEY THIS _2390_bottled - slightly hazy amber colour, no foam, unpleasant yeasty notes, a bit flowery, medium-bodied, tart bitterness, dry and quite unpleasant finish - some mistakes here 3/3/4/2/6 THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER _1191_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, chestnut and toffey aroma, full-bodied and well-balanced, smooth, moderate bitterness, nutty finish - solid and well-made 4/8/7/4/15 THWAITES WAINWRIGHT _4309_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden-bronze colour with a white and persistent foam; aroma of apricot and cream; oily palate, some initial sweetness, tart and very bitter, highly carbonated; long hoppy and fruity finish, quite bitter 4/7/6/3/12 TIMOTHY TAYLOR HAVERCAKE ALE _3851_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a clear amber colour under an irregular foam; fair biscuity maltiness with notes of almonds; clean and soft mouthfeel, rather low carbonation, dry with a late bitterness, long dusty and biscuity finish 4/7/6/4/14 THORNBRIDGE JAIPUR IPA _4608_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-blond colour with a little white foam; dusty and hoppy nose, pear and a touch of sulphur; very creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied and a subtle carbonation; fairly aromatic bitter finish with lingering fruity notes 4/8/8/4/15 VENTNOR WIGHT SPIRIT BITTER _2396_bottled - clear golden colour, little but firm head, decent hoppy nose with notes of peach, light-bodied with a correct bitterness, dry bitter finish 4/6/6/3/12 VENTNOR OYSTER STOUT _3847_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear dark brown colour with almost no foam left; roasted malts and notes of black chocolate; sweet and smooth with a hint of sourness; thin malt body particularly on the end of the tongue; moderately toasty finish with notes of seafood - gentle 3/7/6/3/12 WEL SCOTCH _779_clear red-amber with few and chaotic head, buttery and caramel aroma, very sweet with a disgusting sugary and caramel finish - does not compare to Adelscott 3/5/3/2/6 WENTWORTH RAMPANT GRYPHON _1988_cloudy orange colour, fine foam, floral hoppiness, notes of honey and cream, too much carbonation, very dry and very bitter floral finish - rough 4/6/4/4/12 WHITBREAD (INTERBREW) BODDINGTONS BITTER _1049_pale amber colour, big creamy head, nice lace, floral aroma, very smooth, sweet and light-bodied, short slightly dry finish with notes of caramel 5/6/5/2/12 WHITBREAD EXTRA STOUT _947_dark colour, big head, black chocolate aroma with notes of plum, slightly roasted, bitter and dry finish 4/7/6/4/14 WICKWAR BOB (BRAND OAK BITTER) _2646_an amber-orange colour under a giant foamy beige head; an impressive fruity hoppiness (lemon and pear), lingering notes of cream; creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied with some initial sweetness soon followed by a robust dry bitterness; long yeasty, bready and dry aftertaste 5/7/7/4/15 WOLD TOP AGAINST THE GRAIN _3923_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - very pale and translucide golden-yellow; nice white foam; citrusy and grainy nose, quite light-bodied with some tartness, grainy; lot of carbonation; quite dry finish - decent 3/5/5/3/11 WOODFORDES NORFOLK NIP _1804_dark brown colour, almost no foam, raisins, malt and alcohol with chocolate notes, oily with lot of carbonation, decent bitterness, long bitter alcohol and raisin finish 4/7/8/4/15 WOODFORDE'S NORFOLK NOG _3724_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear ruby dark brown colour with a poor foam; toasted and rich malty, hoppy nose; nuts and a touch of solvent; poor malt body, a touch of sourness and a decent bitterness; moderately long aftertaste of toasted malts and tobacco 3/6/6/3/12 WOODFORDE'S SUNDEW _3730_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden-yellow colour; no foam left; very discrete citrusy aroma; very fizzy, poor malt body with a late tartness; aftertaste of citrus lemonade 2/4/4/2/7 WYCHWOOD BLACK WYCH _3375_from crackedkettle.com - pitch black coloured with a little brown foam; nice lace; roasted aroma of black chocolate; lactic; sweet and medium-bodied; a late and shy bitterness and a sweetish chocolaty finish - easy 4/7/6/3/12 WYCHWOOD HOBGOBLIN _1047_clear dark red-amber colour with an unregular foam, aroma of dark fruits and toffee, malty, robust and fresh with a nice bitter fruity finish and some notes of vanilla - subtle and robust at the same time 4/7/8/4/15 WYCHWOOD GOLIATH the GIANT ALE _1655_bright red-amber colour, fine head and a nice lace, citrusy, moderate hoppiness with light buttery notes, very smooth with a decent finishing bitterness - easy 4/6/6/3/11 WYCHWOOD FIDDLER'S ELBOW _1588_clear reddish-amber colour, few foam, light hoppy nose, tangerines, tart and full-bodied, dry and slightly acidic fruity finish - some complexity but I am not a fan of it 3/6/6/2/9 WYCHWOOD CIRCLE MASTER ORGANIC ALE _1657_dark blond colour, few head but a beautiful lace, citrusy nose with notes of caramel, bland, medium-bodied with a rough dry bitter finish - unfriendly 3/5/3/2/6 _6476_from Neuchâtel, Maladière - pours a clear amber beer with no head retention; some light flowery hoppiness with hints of caramel; mediu-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; gently dry and bitter finish with lingering flowery hoppy notes; slightly earthy 3/6/7/3/13 _6663_from Amstein - clear and deep golden-blond beer with a poor head retention; the nose shows a fresh hoppiness with notes of tea and almonds; medium-bodied, rounded and clean palate; moderate bitterness and a quite long fruity hoppy finish with notes of resiny hops- very drinkable 3/7/6/3/13 WYE VALLEY DOROTHY'S GOOD BODY GOLDEN ALE _4308_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear golden colour with a little white foam leaving a nice lace; quite weird hoppy aroma with notes of orange juice and flowers; medium-bodied, quite oily and very bitter and astringent; very long bitter and flowery, slightly fruity finish - original and very interesting 5/7/8/4/16 WYE VALLEY DOROTHY'S GOODBODY'S IMPERIAL STOUT _5234_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black coloured with a long lasting dark beige foam; aroma of cream and chocolate with notes of oatmeal; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied; a light bitterness and a long chocolatey and corny finish 5/7/7/4/15 YOUNG’S CHRISTMAS PUDDING _2655_clear dark ruby colour with a fine little foam; aroma of dried fruits (fig, raisins) with strong notes of vanilla and coconut; good malt body; some sweetness and a high carbonation; the finish is dry and bitter with more notes of coconut and fruit marmelade - it works for me ! 5/7/7/4/16 YOUNG’S KEW BREW _2468_clear amber colour with a little foam, complex floral and perfumy hoppiness, malt and some red fruits, quite thin-bodied, rounded, gently bitter and a long floral hoppy finish - pleasant and quite complex 4/7/6/4/14 YOUNG’S CHAMPION _2226_clear golden colour with a very little foam, citrusy hoppy nose, medium to full body, tart and bitter with a dry and long bitter lemony finish - lively and very interesting 3/7/8/4/15 YOUNG’S DAMSELFLY _1272_cloudy orange colour, fine head, deep floral and fruity (peach) aroma, fresh and sweet with a long dry peaches aftertaste - very original with lot of character; a fantastic lager ! 4/8/7/4/16 YOUNG’S ACCLAIM CHAMPION BEER _396_light golden colour, nice lace, fruity (passion fruit), refreshing, dry aftertaste - not my kind of beer 4/5/4/2/8 YOUNG'S BITTER _1312_amber colour, fine head and a nice lace, well-hopped, floral aroma, buttery, smooth with a moderate bitterness, dry finish 4/7/6/3/12 YOUNG’S DIRTY DICK'S ALE _122_light brown colour, few aroma, few flavor - a deception 4/5/5/3/9 Young's Oatmeal Stout _123_nice dark ruby-brown colour, beautiful head an lace, roasted bready aroma, earthy, medium-bodied and slightly oily, some bitterness and some saltiness, dry earthy and toasted finish 5/7/7/4/14 Young's London Special Ale _124_amber colour, deep bitter orange and nut aroma, compex flavor, great bitterness 4/7/8/5/16 YOUNG’S ELYSIUM _1592_clear blond-amber colour, few foam, cinnamon aroma with fruity notes, sweet and tart with a dry and quite unpleasant finish 2/6/4/2/8 YOUNG’S KEW GOLD _3734_(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - ckear golden colour and a solid white foam; aroma of wet corn; medium-bodied, tart and slightly bitter with a moderate corny and fruity finish 4/5/5/2/10 YOUNG’S RAM ROD PALE ALE _1765_clear amber colour, the head disappears quickly, buttery nose with notes of red fruits, sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is dry and moderately bitter - subtle and interesting 4/7/6/3/14 YOUNG’S OLD NICK BARLEY WINE _125_ruby colour, nutty nose, full-bodied, smooth, nut flavor 4/7/9/5/16 YOUNG’S TRIPLE A DRAUGHT BITTER _372_orange colour, big head, strange vegetable aroma, extremely smooth, nice bitterness 5/5/7/4/13 YOUNG’S ST GEORGE'S ALE _869_according to the label this beer is exclusively brewed for Sainsbury's (don't ask me what it is, I'm not an englishman ...) - strange transparent green-amber colour, almost no foam, medium hoppiness, fresh apple aroma, slightly tart at the beginning it is smooth and clean in the mouth with an honest touch of bitterness in the finish 3/6/7/3/14 YOUNG’S DOUBLE CHOCOLATE STOUT _590_black colour, fine head, coffee and chocolate aroma, sweet and full with a slightly bitter aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 YOUNG’S WAGGLEDANCE HONEY BEER _1269_clear amber colour, fine head, nice lace, floral, light honeyish, smooth with a low bitterness, dry finish - lacks of character 4/6/5/2/8 YOUNG'S WINTER WARMER _1389_dark ruby colour, fine head, nutty aroma with notes of chocolate, full-bodied, smooth with a light bitter, nutty finish 4/8/7/3/14 YOUNG'S SPECIAL BITTER _1394_clear amber colour, fine head, buttery, floral aroma, fresh and very smooth with a medium bitterness, a little bit too much carbonation, very long aftertaste 4/7/6/4/14 Eritrea ======= ASMARA NON-ALCOHOLIC MALT BEVERAGE _3813_courtesy of Per Forsgren - hazy orange colour with almost no traces of foam left; aroma of corn and wort; slightly oily and thin-bodied, an aspartam-like sweetness and an aftertaste of dates - surprising and not bad at all 3/4/3/2/8 Estonia ======= A.Le coq _126_dark brown colour, slightly nutty aroma, quite light-bodied for a porter 4/6/6/3/13 TARTU OLLETEHAS A. LE COQ JÕULUPORTER _1888_dark brown colour, few foam, light touch of chocolate and cookie in a very discreet aroma, medium-bodied with a dry and moderate coffeish finish - very modest 4/5/6/2/8 TARTU OLLETEHAS A. LE COQ VIRU _3874_pale golden colour under a fine little white head; solid aromatic fat grassy nose; slightly oily and respectable malt body; mainly sweet, very low bitterness and with a moderate herbal finish 4/6/6/2/11 TARTU OLLETEHAS A. LE COQ DRY ICE _5036_courtesy of oh6gdx - very clear and pale golden colour under a huge bright white foam; aroma of hay and dust with light perfumy plastic notes; moderately carbonated and with a modest malt body, quite rounded and gently oily, no bitterness and with an aftertaste of rancid butter and caoutchouc 4/5/4/2/6 Saku Porter _127_creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor 4/3/8/4/14 SAKU ON ICE _4991_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden colour, modest head retention; oily grassy nose with notes of plastic; sweet and slightly sticky palate; moderate malt body, no bitterness; the finish is corny and sweetish - bad 2/3/3/2/6 SAKU KULD EXPORT _4984_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark golden colour with almost no foam left; shy oily aromatic hoppy aroma, some sweetness and a medium malt body, some tartness and a low bitterness; oily and slightly dry grassy finish - modest 3/4/4/2/8 EthiOpia ======= HARAR BEER _4522_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour with a poor head retention; aroma of paper and sour apples; medium malt body; the sweet malt backbone is dominated by unwelcomed sourish notes; the finish is dry and sourish - not without interest but looks unfortunately not fresh anymore (althoug only 3 months after BB date) 3/4/4/2/7 _6631_from Bier-Bienne - translucide pale golden beer with a poor head retention; aroma of plastic, corn and solvent; moderate malt backbone and pretty tart; very harsh bitterness and a rough corny and paperboard-like finish - urgh ! 2/3/2/2/4 Faroe ===== FÖROYA BJOR PILSNAR _1180_clear pale yellow colour, almost no head, few hop aroma, sweet and oily - one-dimensional and boring 2/3/3/2/5 FÖROYA BJóR ROCKALL BROWN ALE _3977_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a clear brown colour under a little but persistent beige foam; correct lacing; aroma of marzipan and cane sugar; sweet and thin malt body; flat, short dusty and cookie-like finish - something went wrong here 4/4/3/2/5 Fiji ==== FOSTER'S GROUP PACIFIC FIJI BITTER _2803_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - relatively clear golden colour with almost no foam; the nose shows nothing but discrete plastic notes; the very high carbonation almost hides the poor malt body; sweet and no bitterness (the name of the beer must be ironical); finishes surprisingly dry but short and watery - luckily, I'm not disappointed because there is a long time that I don't expect anymore to have a good beer coming from a new country 2/3/2/2/4 FOSTER'S GROUP PACIFIC FIJI EXPORT BITTER _2840_courtesy of Oakes - clear golden colour, little foam and a nice lace; strong metallic nose with a touch of plastic; sweet and oily with an unclean malt palate; no bitterness and a metallic finish - very bad 3/3/4/2/6 Finland ======= ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN JULBOCK _3661_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam left; aroma of butter and caramel, sweet and poor malt body; some late tartness, slightly toasted; moderate and flat caramelish finish - very modest 3/6/4/2/8 STALLHAGEN OKTOBER III _5785_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark orange in colour and with a very foamy pale beige head; aroma of sour apples and rancid cream; medium-bodied and quite sourish, astringent and sourish fruity finish - dubious 4/4/4/2/6 _6216_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy blond beer with a little creamy white foam; nice lacework; gentle flowery and honeyish aroma; medium-bodied and quite sweet, some shy tartness and a quite long honeyish and aromatic aftertaste 4/6/5/3/11 ÅLANDS DUNKLES EXPORT _3254_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark brown colour under a firm and creamy beige head; nice lace; toasted, almost smokey maltiness, notes of cookies and butter; soft and creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, sweet and medium-bodied at best, a late but fair bitterness; finishes moderately dry, long, toasted and malty - a nice one 5/7/6/3/14 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN III _3132_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy pale golden-yellow colour; gentle notes of almonds in the nose; clean palate, some sweetness and a moderate malt body; low bitterness; slightly oily; more notes of almonds in the aftertaste - nothing special 2/5/6/3/12 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN OKTOBERFESTBIER _3018_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear amber colour with a poor head retention; some biscuity maltiness, light notes of red fruit; robust malt body maintained by a good carbonation, beautiful balance between the initial sweetness and the finishing pronounced bitterness; long and very dry bitter and malty aftertaste - a very good beer 4/6/8/4/16 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN DARK LAGER III _3127_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear dark amber colour with a fast disappearing foam; fruity aromatic hoppiness with notes of caramel; initial sweetness, regular and medium malt body; some late dry bitterness and more notes of red fruits in the finish - moderately tasty but very drinkable 3/6/6/3/12 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN DARK LAGER IV _3663_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy amber-brown colour without foam; aroma of fresh apples and herbs, sweet and medium-bodied, quite low carbonation and some tart sourness; moderately dry and fruity finish - weird 2/4/5/2/10 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN PÅSK _3822_courtesy of Per - pours a very dark brown colour with a poor head retention; fair malty nose with notes of toffee; very sweet and with a good malt body; long sweetish malty and caramelish finish 4/7/6/3/13 ÅLANDS STALLHAGEN PÅSK 2008 (Alko Version) _3880_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark brown colour with almost no foam left; aroma of cola, malt and ginger; sweet and heavy mouthfeel, good malt body; th finish is malty with more notes of ginger - forgettable 3/5/5/3/12 BEER HUNTERS PAHA PUKKI _4059_courtesy of oh6gdx - black coloured with no head retention; solid aroma of smoked bacon and salami; medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel and with a decent bitterness; quite dry and fairly smokey malty finish showing more notes of bacon and ashes - a beautiful smoked beer 4/8/7/4/17 BEER HUNTERS HORNY TEN-K oh6gdx _5834_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy amber-brown beer with a poor head retention; sourish nose with notes of cheese and smoke; medium-bodied and highly carbonated, sourish; long smoky malty finish with lingering sourish fruity notes 3/7/7/4/14 FINLANDIA SAHTI STRONG _1533_brown-orange colour, fine head, apple and grapefruit aroma with notes of juniper, very sweet balanced by a nice acidity, aftertaste of alcohol, fruity, sweeties-like - very original with lot of character 4/7/6/3/15 FINLANDIA SAHTI FINLANDIA SAHTI _1989_hazy red-amber colour, almost no foam, apple, moisture and herbal aroma with smokey notes, very sweet and oily with a finishing acidity, bubblegum-like finish with a warming alcohol touch, a bit disgusting - original and hard to rate 4/7/7/3/13 HARTWALL 1836 CLASSIC CHOCOLATE PORTER _3546_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned as Chocolate Porter - clear dark ruby colour with a little beige foam and a nice lacing; deep aroma of pralines and chocolate; quite light-bodied, sweet and highly carbonated; late sourness/bitterness before a moderately dry and sour aftertaste of cocoa - not really convincing 4/6/6/3/10 HARTWALL KÄRPPÄ OLUT III _3881_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bronze colour with a modest foam left; shy hints of flowery and fruity hoppiness, sweet and fizzy with a medium malt body; decently tasty, moderate malty and corny finish 3/5/5/3/11 HARTWALL SININEN III _3878_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bright golden colour with a little white foam; nice lace; gentle flowery hoppiness, sweet and light to medium malt body; quite watery and slightly corny finish 3/5/4/2/10 HARTWALL PORTER III _3126_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a very dark brown, almost black colour; a little and irregualr foam; gently roasted with notes of ashes and dust; medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel; slightly dry finish with some bitterness, aftertaste of ashes with a touch of vanilla - unspectacular 4/6/6/3/12 HARTWALL 1836 CLASSIC ALL MALT LAGER _3250_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear amber-bronze colour with a little pale beige foam; a hint of toasted malts, sweet and medium-bodied, moderate malty finish - well-made but absolutely no character 4/5/6/2/11 HARTWALL GOURMET TUMMA RUOKAOLUT _4998_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a hazy dark reddish-amber colour with a modest foam left; malt and caramel in the nose with a metallic touch; sweet and medium-bodied, a hint of sourness and a decently long aftertaste of toffee 3/5/6/3/12 HARTWALL KARJALA TERVA _5829_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear deep golden-blond beer with a long lasting white foam; a fair yet subtle smokiness in the nose; rounded palate, medium-bodied; some sweet maltiness and a low bitterness; light corny notes and a long smoky finish with some residual sugars - very decent 4/7/6/3/13 HARTWALL GOURMET VAALEA RUOKAOLUT _5053_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy blond colour with a little chaotic foam left; aroma of leather and grass; juicy palate with a light tart bitterness, medium-bodied, some residual sugars in a decently bitter herbal finish 4/5/6/3/11 HARTWALL 1836 CLASSIC WHITE LAGER _3251_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - slightly hazy pale golden-yellow colour, little irregualr foam; citrusy aroma with spicy notes (cinnamon); sweet and sligthly tart, light to medium-bodied; very short finish; moderately dry and corny 3/5/4/2/7 HOLLOLAN HIRVI KIVISAHTI _2268_cloudy red-brown colour, no foam, smokey, banana bubblegum aroma, oily, a bit acidic, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is quite long, blubblegum-like with more subtle notes of banana and smoke - an enormous thank you to Laurent Mousson for this one ! 4/8/7/4/16 KY PANIMO BROSTRÖMS PORTER DRICKA _3247_courtesy of oh6gdx; plastic hand bottle - cloudy amber brown with a fast disappearing foam, weird aroma of fish and meat; almost no carbonation and no malt body; a fair sweetness which persists in the finish; more notes of meat in the aftertaste - not that bad 2/4/4/2/8 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI SCHWARZ _4109_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright dark brown colour with a rubish hue; persistent beige foam; pretty aroma of roasted malts, ashes and with buttery tones underneath; moderate malt body, regular and solid carbonation, some sweetness and a long toasted malty finish where notes of caramel and ashes show up - very pleasant 4/7/7/3/13 _6205_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - pale and clear golden-yellow with a poor white foam left; aroma of paperboard and bile; thin-bodied and tasteless; very low bitterness; watery and vaguely citrusy finish - very bad 2/2/3/2/4 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS HARALD VIIKINKIEN VOIMAOLUT _5747_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy and pale golden colour under a solid white foam; shows a heavy honeyish aroma with notes of herbs and perfume; sweet and with a moderate malt body, quite tasteless and with a hint of acidity; vegetable and more honey in the aftertaste - one-dimensional , poor and weird 3/3/4/2/6 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI RETALE _5072_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy reddish-amber colour with a modest head retention, the aroma is bready with notes of caramel; thin-bodied, mild and with a subtle carbonation; moderate carbonation with long bready and malty tones in the aftertaste - quite charming 3/7/6/3/12 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KUKKO LAGER III _4077_can; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden colour, little persistent foam; aroma of soap and butter with a light fruity touch; medium malt body, some sweetness and a very low bitterness; moderately dry malty and slightly fruity finish - not that bad 3/4/5/2/11 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KUKKO PILS III _4203_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - pale golden colour with a little but persistent foam, correct lacing; solid herbal aroma with notes of oily hops and almonds; medium-bodied with some sweetness before a decent herbal bitterness, slightly oily; quite dry and long grassy aftertaste - very drinkable 3/6/7/3/14 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS VAHVA KUKKO _3012_can; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden colour, no head retention; some aromatic hoppiness showing fat and rough grassy notes; sweet and oily, quite full-bodied but with some harshness; the finish is moderately dry with notes of solvent and pepper - strange and without subtility 3/5/4/2/9 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS the HURRIGANES III _3887_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - hazy golden colour with a solid white foam; aroma of old apples and pear, fizzy and light to medium-body, sweet with a late tartness; slightly malty and herbal finish 4/3/4/2/8 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI ESPI III _5725_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark blond colour with a poor head retention; crisp peanutty aroma, pretty aromatic; medium-bodied and slightly tart, moderate bitterness, quite dry and earthy finish with more peanutty tones 4/6/6/3/13 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KUKKO PORTTERI _3974_courtesy of oh6gdx - almost black coloured with a persistent and firm beige foam; correct lacing; solid aroma of mocha, milk coffee; some tartness due to a solid carbonation; good malt body and a robust bitterness; the finish is a bit lactic with more notes of milk coffee and chocolate 5/7/7/3/14 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI TUOMAS 2009 _5729_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark brown colour with a poor head retention; gently toasted with buttery notes and hints of licorice; thin-bodied and with a low carbonation; quite harsh palate and sweet, some late tart and dry bitterness before a quite empty finish - very dubious 2/3/4/2/7 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS BEER HUNTERS MUFLONI STOUT III _5038_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark black coloured with a modest foam left; very roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with vanilla notes; mediumb-bodied and pretty tasty, some sweetness, low bitterness and a quite long finish of licorice and cold coffee 4/7/6/3/13 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI HUMALAINEN _5039_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy blond-orange colour with a little pale beige foam left; fairly hoppy aroma with notes of honey and herbs; slightly metallic; rounded palate and medium-bodied, solidly bitter and with a long flowery and almondy finish; dry 4/7/7/3/13 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KESÄ _4378_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy blond-orange colour with a firm and persistent white foam; aroma of dust, spices and grapefruit; moderate malt body, tart and acidic, lively carbonation, dry and bitter/acidic fruity finish; slightly phenolic 4/6/7/3/13 LAITILAN WIRVOITUSJUOMATEHDAS KIEVARI MÄMMI _4382_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber colour, no foam left; aroma of flowers, mint and caramel; moderate malt body, sweet with some tartness; short and slightly dry earthy and flowery finish 3/5/6/3/11 LAMMI LAMMIN SAHTIA _1528_dark orange colour, absolutely no foam, aroma of smoked bacon, apricot and herbal, very low carbonation, sweet and sour, very long dry sour finish with fruity notes - a strange but not unpleasant experience 3/7/6/3/14 LAPIN KULTA EXPORT IV A _568_transparent golden colour, few head, mild hop aroma, crispy, quite full-bodied, too oily for my taste 3/5/4/3/9 HARTWALL LAPIN KULTA TALVI IV B _3144_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy dark reddish-amber colour, fine stable pale beige foam leaving a nice lace; slightly toasty and malty nose, unclean aroma of caramel and flowers; sweet, heavy and quite full-bodied, some weird bitterness; the finish shows more malty notes but is quite short and a bit watery - not bad at all but chaotic 5/6/6/3/13 HARTWALL LAPIN KULTA JOULU III _3699_courtesy of oh6gdx; labeled Joulu III - pours a clear red-amber colour under a solid persistent beige foam; perfect lace; slightly earthy aroma of toffee and gingerbread; some sweetness, very creamy mouthfeel, a moderate bitterness, quite dry earthy and slightly spicy finish - not bad at all ... and more a Vienna than a dunkel to me 5/6/6/3/13 MALLASKOSKI MALLASKOSKEN TUMMA KUOHU III _3655_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear and bright amber colour with a short lasting head; weird aroma of fish and caramel; low carbonation and a poor malt body; sweet with some tart bitterness, moderately dry caramelish and a bit toasty finish 3/4/5/2/10 MALLASKOSKI VAHVA TUMMA KUOHU IV _2003_clear dark reddish-brown colour with a big creamy head, nice lace, toasted maltiness with light plumy notes, light-bodied, low bitterness, the finish is dry and slightly smokey - light but not bad at all 5/7/5/3/13 MALLASKOSKI MALLASKOSKEN JOULU KUOHU _5765_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber-brown colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of corn, red fruits, marzipan and undefined spices; rounded palate and thin to medium-bodied; a light and late harshness, some sweetness and a very low bitterness; slightly dry corny finish where the fruity tones remain very discrete 4/5/5/2/9 MALLASKOSKI MALLASKOSKEN VAALEA KUOHU III _3650_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear golden-bronze colour under a foamy but fast disappearing white head; correct lace; charming aromatic hoppiness, notes of hazelnut, medium-bodied, a gentle late bitterness; long aftertaste of peanuts - pleasant and very aromatic 3/7/6/3/14 MALLASKOSKI MALLASKOSKEN KUOHU PUNERTAVA AMBER _4997_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - slightly hazy amber colour with no head retention; notes of caramel and red fruits; chewy malts; sweet and with a moderate malt body, light carbonation and no bitterness; light malty and caramelish aftertaste and a metallic touch 2/5/4/2/9 NOKIAN PANIMO ÅRET RUNT _3549_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy bordeaux colour, no foam remaining; aroma of raspberries marmelade; good malt body and a regular carbonation; sweet and lively palate; moderate malty finish with notes of red fruits - a pleasant beer 4/7/6/3/14 NOKIAN PANIMO TALVI III _5032_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark brown colour with no foam left; aroma of cola and licorice; some sweetness from the malt; rounded palate and a medium malt backbone; decently tasty, low bitterness and a gentle malty aftertaste with more notes of licorice - unusual 3/6/6/3/11 NOKIAN PANIMO KEISARI ELOWEHNÄ III _5721_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy orange colour with a solid foamy white head; nice lace; a fair aroma of corn and banana; highly carbonated and a creamy palate, some tart acidity and quite dry corny and banana-ish aftertaste - well-made 4/7/6/3/13 NOKIAN PANIMO TALVI IV _3145_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours an opaque dark brown colour under a solid creamy beige head; nice lace; roasted malty aroma with notes of biscuits and apples; creamy mouthfeel and a high carbonation, robust initial sweetness, medium to full-bodied; hint of late bitterness; the aftertaste is very toasty, malty, earthy and buttery - a good beer 5/7/7/3/14 NOKIAN PANIMO KEISARI III _3124_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a hazy dark red-amber colour under a fine beige head; earthy and flowery aroma with notes of red ruits; medium and regular malt body; finishes dry and bitter with more long flowery notes 3/6/6/3/13 NOKIAN PANIMO KEISARI STRONG IV _3035_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber colour, little persistent foam; slightly toasty, aroma of melon and toffee; sweet malt flavour, a moderate bitterness and a rather short aftertaste of red fruits and straw 3/5/5/2/9 NOKIAN PANIMO PUNIKKI _3131_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy blond-orange colour with a little foam; aroma of corn and peanuts with a touch of orange; effervescent, medium-bodied and with a light tartnbess, the finish is rather dry and short with some flowery notes 3/6/6/3/12 NOKIAN PANIMO KEISARI PILS III _4364_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - slightly hazy golden-blond colour with a persistent white foam; fat grassy aroma with notes of corn; a bit oily and medium-bodied, sweet, long grassy and sweetish finish - quite heavy and unrefined 4/4/4/2/7 NOKIAN PANIMO KOMMODORI III _3134_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a cloudy dark red-brown colour; almost no foam; aroma of apple and licorice; high carbonated, medium-bodied with a very dry, slightly herbal and licorice finish 3/6/6/3/12 NOKIAN PANIMO PÄÄSIÄISOLUT _3253_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark brown colour and no foam; sweet malts and caramel in the nose; sweet with a medium to full malt body supported by a fine carbonation; some residual sweetness along with ,alty, caramelish notes in the finish - solid and drinkable but unspectacular 3/6/7/3/12 OLVI TUMMA JOULUOLUT III _3125_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy dark golden-amber colour; very little beige foam; sweet malty aroma with light notes of caramel, almost medium-bodied, some sweetness but otherwise quite tasteless; soft palate, short elusive finish with a hint of caramel and flowers - gentle 4/5/5/2/11 OLVI EXPORT _5197_canned; from Bier-Bienne - pale and clear golden colour and with a poor foam left; aroma of plastic and rancid butter; initially slightly oily and with a modest malt body, fizzy; dry and short corny and buttery finish - very bad 2/2/2/2/3 OLVI SUOMALAINEN JUHLAOLUT _4992_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear pale amber colour with a little foam left; light notes of flowers and caramel, slightly toasted; sweet and with a modest carbonation; thin-bodied; a weird herbal bitterness before a short flowery and caramelish finish - pretty strange 3/4/4/2/7 OLVI SANDELS DARK _4989_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; toasted aroma of toffee with light metallic notes; sweet and rather thin-bodied, low bitterness and with a moderate aftertaste of toasted caramelish malts - gentle 4/6/5/2/9 OLVI SANDELS IV A _4009_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden-bronze colour with a moderate white head, aroma of plastic, solvent and oily hops, sweet and quite tasteless, no bitterness, synthetic aftertaste 3/3/3/2/5 OLVI TUMMA OLUT _2125_clear brown colour, chaotic foam, moderate maltiness, buttery, quite earthy, light-bodied and neutral flavours, short watery finish 3/6/4/2/7 OLVI TUPLAPUKKI _3013_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden-copper colour, little persistent foam with a nice lacing; light notes of alcohol with some vanilla and apple; very sweet maltiness, no bitterness, long malty finish with more notes of alcohol - burning fuel ... 3/4/4/2/6 OLVI 130 VUOTTA JUHLAOLUT _3879_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bronze colour with an elusive foam; light fruity hoppiness, medium-bodied, sweet, chewy malts palate; dusty and slightly fruity finish - decent 3/6/5/3/12 OLVI VAAKUNA III _4381_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - slightly hazy amber colourpoor foam left, caramel and flowers in the nose; lively carbonation and quite thin-bodied, slightly sweet, some residual sweetness and more caramelish notes in the finish 3/6/6/3/12 HUVILA PALE ALE _4118_courtesy of oh6gdx/i> - pours a hazy red-orange colour under a slightly beige foam and a correct lacing; subtle hoppiness with aroma of quince and apricot; slightly oily, clean and rounded palate, medium-bodied; a fait bitterness introduces a dry fruity and quite long lasting finish 4/7/7/4/14 MALMGÅRDIN CECI N'EST PAS UNE BELGE _5774_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy copper-orange colour with a modest foam left; aroma of nougat, yeast, candi sugar and some undefined fruits; pretty sweet and medium to full malt backbone, no bitterness and lot of residual sugars; more fruits, yeast and nougat in the finish 3/7/7/3/13 MALMGÅRDIN HUVILA DESSERT STOUT _5779_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark black in colour and with a little dark beige foam left; gently roasted aroma of pralines and licorice; full-bodied and very sweet; long sweetish chocolatey aftertaste with light notes of vanilla - nice dessert beer indeed 4/7/7/4/15 PANIMORAVINTOLA HUVILA JOHN GOLDING ESB _3708_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark red-amber colour under an elusive beige foam; nice lacing; aroma of litchies, almonds and cloves; initialy creamy mouthfeel but soon continues tart and sharply bitter; medium-bodied underneath; the finish is long, dry and very bitter with fruity and honeyish notes - a beautiful hoppy brew 4/7/8/4/16 PANIMORAVINTOLA HUVILA PORTER _3607_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a very dark brown colour with a ruby hue; solid creamy beige head; gently roasted nose, aroma of pralines with some vanilla and licorice in the background; moderate carbonation and a good malt body; oily and solidly bitter; long coffeish, chocolaty finish with some dried fruity notes and residual sugars 4/8/8/4/17 PANIMORAVINTOLA HUVILA MALGÅRD DINKEL _3555_courtesy of oh6gdx/i> - slightly hazy reddish-amber colour, almost no foam; aroma of quince and pear; sweet and medium-bodied; quite low carbonation; lively palate; a moderate bitterness introduces a quite long fruity finish - interesting 3/6/6/3/13 PANIMORAVINTOLA HUVILA JOUTSEN _3252_courtesy of oh6gdx - fully cloudy dark and bright orange colour, quickly disappearing foam; aroma of oranges and tangerines; medium-bodied but irregular body; unclean, sweet with some tart acidity; short dry and elusive fruity and yeasty finish - doesn't work for me 2/5/4/2/7 PANIMORAVINTOLA HUVILA HYVÄ TUOMAS JOULUOLUT _3257_courtesy of oh6gdx - bordeaux-brown colour, hazy; little irregualr foam formed of big bubbles; aroma of butterscotch and cookie maltiness; sweet and medium-bodied, fairly bitter, dry and malty, somehow flowerish finish 4/7/6/3/14 PANIMORAVINTOLA TEERENPELI HULLUJUSSI _3612_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark brown colour with a solid creamy dark beige head; toasty nose with notes of cookie maltiness and bitter almonds; medium-bodied, some sweetness and some sourness too; long sourish and malty almondy finish - the sourness fits here very well 4/7/7/3/14 TEERENPELI LAPIN KULTA TUISKU _5762_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy golden-amber colour with a little persistent pale beige foam; correct lacework; aroma of herbs and rye with traces of honey; harsh palate with some sweetness below, medium-bodied, quite dry with some herbal bitterness; moderately short dry herbal finish with light honeyish notes - interesting 4/7/6/3/13 _6277_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright golden beer with a modest foam left; fairly spicy and grassy aroma; crisp and medium-bodied; quite bitter and with a solid grassy hoppy finish; slightly bitter, fresh and lively 4/7/6/3/13 PANIMORAVINTOLA TEERENPELI VAUHTIVILLE _3634_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark orange colour with some particules floating within; no foam left; yeasty, juicy orange with strong notes of coriander, solid carbonation and sweetness, good malt body; a respectable citric acidity gives it a good drinkability; more spicy and citrusy notes met some residual sugars in a quite long finish 4/7/7/3/14 TEERENPELI LAISKAJAAKKO _4177_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam; slightly roasted with notes of caramel and chocolate, medium-bodied, tart and slightly astringent; quite dry and fairly bitter with a roasty aftertaste of malt and caramel with a light citric note - very interesting 4/7/6/3/14 TEERENPELI ONNENPEKKA _4182_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy golden colour with a solid white foam; solid herbal aroma with notes of honey, very fresh, clean and fresh palate, medium-bodied, sharp and decently bitter; long herbal and honeyish finish - very nice beer 4/8/7/3/14 SAIMAAN PANIMO LAMMIN KÄKI OLUT III _3573_courtesy of oh6gdx - amber-orange colour with a bad head retention; aroma of dried dates with a touch of vinegar (didn’t catch the juniper here); sweet and with a low carbonation; quite thin-bodied; low bitterness and more notes of dates in the finish - confusing 2/7/5/3/12 SAIMAAN PANIMO ROKRAMMI PILS IV A _3021_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden-amber colour, bad head retention; the aroma shows fat grassy and peppery notes; rounded malt profile, full-bodied, fair and dry bitterness; the finish is herbal, salty and very dry - balance and character for this quite unusual pils 3/7/7/4/13 SAIMAAN PANIMO ROKRAMMI PILS III _4141_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden colour with a solid white foam; gentle aromatic hops bringing a note of almonds; sweet and moderate malt body, subtle carbonation; quite harsh in the finish with lingering notes of iron and paperboard - quite bad 4/4/3/2/7 SAIMAAN PANIMO LAMMIN PUHTI OLUT IV B _3046_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy reddish-brown colour, no foam remaining; aroma of prune and licorice, a touch of alcohol, blueberries and nut; sweet and full-bodied, a bit sticky, some dry bitterness; quite short fruity finish where unwanted flowery notes appear 3/6/6/3/11 SAIMAAN PANIMO MARSALKKA III _4068_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden colour under a foamy white head; fat grassy nose, oily hops; fizzy and tart, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of almonds and wet paperboard 3/5/5/2/9 SAIMAAN PANIMO MARSALKKA IV A _3973_courtesy of oh6gdx - bronze colour with a little persistent foam; oily aromatic hoppiness; quite sweet with a good malt body, a moderate bitterness, logn aftertaste of peanuts and flowers - crisp and fresh; not bad at all 4/7/7/3/13 SAIMAAN PANIMO SAIMAA LAGER III _4070_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden colour under a foamy white head; fat grassy nose, oily hops; fizzy and tart, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of almonds and wet paperboard 3/5/5/2/9 SINEBRYCHOFF ALKOHOLITON TUMMA LAGER _3648_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear and bright dark ruby-brown colour, foamy beige head leaving a correct lace but vanishing quickly; aroma of bread/yeast and dextrose; a subtle carbonation and a poor malt body, sweet with some tart corny finish; quite dry aftertaste leaving long notes of malts in the mouth - very thin but without most of the characteristics making almost all NA beers undrinkable; a nice surprise 3/6/4/2/11 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF III _4075_canned; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bronze colour with a solid and firm white foam; moderate buttery and flowery nose; sweet and smooth, low carbonation; no real bitterness and with a flowery and quite weird finish 4/5/4/2/8 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF LITE _3898_courtesy of oh6gdx - translucide and pale golden colour, temporary white foam; aroma of paper and dust, sweet and dull, fizzy and light-bodied; quite dry and very short corny and papery finish - deeply bad 2/3/2/1/3 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF JOULUOLUT _3560_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear ruby-brown colour with an elusive foam; some red fruits and a hint of caramel in the nose, metallic; solid carbonation, sweet and medium-bodied; quite dry and bitter finish with notes of biscuit and caramel - sharp and rather dull 3/5/5/2/10 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF PÄÄSIÄISOLUT PASKÖL _1541_clear red-amber colour, few foam, aroma of berries and malt, chocolate, sweet, medium-bodied, oily, long dry malty and fruity finish - charming 4/7/7/4/14 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF SURFER III _4987_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - very clear golden colour with a persistent white foam; nice lace left on the glass; light aroma of oily grass and corn; thin-bodied and pretty tasteless, sweet and with no bitterness; light herbal finish 3/3/3/2/7 SINEBRYCHOFF NIKOLAÏ VEHNÄ LAGER _4373_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear and bright golden coloured, little white foam left; fresh aroma of citrus and cinnamon, light notes of other spices, moderate malt body, some sweetness and a wheaty honeyish finish - an easy beer but not unpleasant at all 4/6/5/3/12 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF WILD INDIAN _3256_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear and bright golden-bronze colour under an elusive white foam; no aroma except for a touch of corn; sweet and almost medium-bodied, some tartness, no bitterness, short corny finish - bad 2/3/3/2/5 SINEBRYCHOFF KROUVI _3037_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a hazy amber-orange colour, decent white head and a nice lace; aroma of bread and fruits bubblegum; very carbonated, medium-bodied, short and moderately dusty, bready finish 3/6/6/3/11 SINEBRYCHOFF KARHU KORPISAVU _4377_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy amber-copper colour with a little beige foam; aroma of smoked sausages; medium to full malt body, sweet and clean rounded palate; long smokey finish with some flowery notes 4/6/7/3/13 SINEBRYCHOFF KARHU KORPISAVU III _4980_courtesy of oh6gdx - translucide golden orange colour with a poor head retention; a decent smokiness in a one dimensional nose; medium-bodied and slightly tart, no bitterness and a flowery gently smoky finish - simplistic 3/5/5/2/8 SINEBRYCHOFF PANIMOMESTARIN NIKOLAI VUOSIOLUT 2011 _5681_courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear reddish-amber colour with a little irregular foam; tart aroma of caramel and flowers; sweet and medium-bodied, pretty tart and gently bitter, some residual sugars and more flowery tones in the finish 4/6/6/3/11 SINEBRYCHOFF PORTER IV _1182_very dark colour, big creamy black-tainted head, nice lace, black chocolate and dark fruity aroma, full-bodied, strong bitterness with a long dry chocolate finish 5/9/8/4/17 SINEBRYCHOFF KOFF IV A _1828_clear bright golden colour, giant creamy head and a nice lace, grassy nose, light grainy, sweet, slightly oily and dry 4/4/4/2/9 SINEBRYCHOFF KARHU IV A _1829_clear gold-amber colour with a fine foam, wet paperboard and green apple aroma, sweet and dry with a plastic-like finish 3/3/3/2/6 SINEBRYCHOFF KARHU TOSI VAHVA _3014_can; courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and dark amber colour with a very little foam; a gentle malty nose with a hint of toastiness; sweet maltiness, some biscuity and dusty notes in the finish, ashes - the 8% are quite well hidden 3/5/6/3/12 _6220_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a cloudy dark orange beer under a firm and very creamy white foam; a subtle yet well-present flowery hoppiness; velvety palate with a late and light sourness; shyly tasty; low bitterness and a gentle fruity hoppy aftertaste 5/6/5/3/12 _6270_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark amber-brown beer under a dark beige foam; nutty and flowery with a fair hoppiness; creamy palate and quite full-bodied; some sourness; short and dry flowery and earthy finish 4/7/7/4/14 _6463_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark orange beer with a little foam left; hoppy aroma of orange peels and red fruits marmalade; quite thick and full-bodied; sweet and decently bitter; residual sweetness in a long fruity and thick hoppy finish 4/7/7/3/13 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO PRYKMESTAR PALE ALE _4038_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy reddish-amber colour, little pale beige head; aroma of caramel and flowers; notes of bread; low carbonation, sweet and gently bitter; long aftertaste of flowers and caramel 4/6/6/3/12 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO PÄÄSIÄISOLUT _4977_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark brown colour with a long lasting beige foam left; nice lacework; huge aroma of nesquik and chocolate; slightly dusty; sweet and quite creamy palate; no bitterness and enough chocolate left in the finish for all the family; notes of vanilla and quite thin-bodied - lacking of balance 4/5/4/2/7 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO PRYKMESTAR SAVU _4388_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark black coloured with no head retention; robustly toasted aroma with notes of ashes and coffee; clean palate with a low carbonation; fairly bitter and a long toasted chocolatey and coffeish aftertaste - very pleasant 3/7/7/4/14 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO PRYKMESTAR SCHWARZ _4173_courtesy of oh6gdx - dark brown, almost black colour with a little beige foam left; solid aroma of cold ashes and licorice; fairly toasted, quite light-bodied and decently bitter; long toasted finish of ashes - a nice Schwarzbier 4/8/7/4/15 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO UUDENKAUPUNGIN TALVI OLUT _4366_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and pale ruby-brown colour, little foam left; fairly toasted with notes of biscuity maltiness and caramel; medium-bodied and quite sweet with some tartness due to the lively carbonation; some late bitterness; long and very earthy cookie-like finish 4/7/6/3/13 _6224_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear reddish-amber beer with no head retention; a fair aroma of smoked meat with notes of red fruits below; candy sugar and perfume; subtle and moderate carbonation, thin-bodied and slightly dry; quite long smokey and fruity finish - original 3/6/5/3/12 VAKKA-SUOMEN PANIMO PRYKMESTAR PILS _4172_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear bronze colour with a very poor head retention; unusual aroma of hazelnut and grains, slightly spicy; clean palate and moderate malt body, some late bitterness; dry and bitter hazelnutty finish 3/7/6/3/13 France ====== ? LES SAVOYARDES LA GROLE _2344_pale red-amber colour, almost no foam, aroma of cheese and dust, sweet and medium-bodied, dusty finish - what a strange stuff ?!? 4/4/4/2/7 ? BIÈRE DES FLANDRES _565_intense golden colour, fine lace, fruity and alcohol nose, sweet and full 4/7/7/3/13 ANNOEULLIN l'ANGELUS DE MARS _3442_pours a clear amber colour with a little pale beige foam; aroma of apple and quince marmelade with a hint of undefined spices; a bit vinous;; a decent malt body, a good and regualr carbonation; sweet and with a low bitterness; moderately dry and with a long fruity and a bit sweeties-like finish 4/7/6/3/14 ANNOEULLIN l'ANGELUS DE NOËL _2735_clear amber-orange colour with almost no foam remaining; aroma of malt and licorice; initial sweetness, sticky and very tasty, malty, robust dry bitterness, long aftertaste of red fruits and spices - a solid and very pleasant brew 4/7/8/4/15 ARTÉSIENNE ST. GLINGLIN TRIPLE _4092_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy blond colour with a persistent white foam; yeasty with solid notes of ripe bananas; esters; chewy malts, very sweet and highly carbonated; quite full-bodied; aftertaste of solvent, alcohol and candi sugars 4/6/5/2/8 A TRIBBIERA DEA _5307_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - cloudy honeyish colour with a poor head retention; very yeasty aroma with notes of spices and honey; medium malt backbone and quite sour; the finish is fizzy and pretty short with notes of citrus, spices and yeast - a bit weird and I’m not sure the sourness is really controlled, but interesting and quite pleasant 3/7/6/3/12 A TRIBBIERA EMBRIA _5321_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - slightly hazy amber-orange coloured and with a firm long lasting creamy head; correct lacework; light notes of solvent, aroma of pear and hazelnut; low carbonation and a soft palate; initially sweet and a late sourness; a decent malt backbone; the finish is corny and fruity (pear again) - interesting 5/6/7/3/12 A TRIBBIERA APA CUVÉE SPÉCIALE _5323_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - hazy dark amber colour with a solid and firm creamy beige head; a fair flowery honeyish aroma with some sourish notes; very creamy mouthfeel and with a decent malt body, a subtle carbonation and a late sourness; pretty sweet, some residual sweetness and long honeyish, flowery notes in the finish - interesting 5/7/6/3/14 A TRIBBIERA PRIMA _5322_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - slightly hazy amber-orange colour with a persistent creamy beige foam; dusty nose with light sourish notes of berries; quite creamy palate with light acidic notes and some sweetness; moderate malt body; the finish is gently fruity and quite short - subtle and pretty unusual 4/6/7/3/14 AUCKLEN'S PUR MALT _1430_clear golden-amber colour, fine head, aroma of paperboard and unfermented malt, plastic and sewer with an aftertaste of wash products absolutely undrinkable 3/2/2/1/1 33 EXPORT DEMI RONDELLE _1341_clear golden-orange colour, few head, lemon and synthetic aroma, sweet and slightly acid with a brief citrusy finish - it's like drinking washing powder 3/3/3/2/5 B.D.A INDEPENDENT PEOPLE SPECIAL BLOND BEER _2121_clear bright golden colour, unregular foam, hint of lemon and alcohol in a poor nose, oily and medium-bodied, cloying sweetness, the finish is malty with more alcohol notes 3/4/4/2/6 BOIS JOLI BIÈRE BLONDE des 3B _5436_courtesy of the Aellig's family - pours a cloudy orange colour with a little foam left; aroma of yeast, bread and apples; a decent malt backbone and a solid carbonation, some tart bitterness and a solid bready and yeasty finish 4/6/7/3/13 BOIS JOLI le VOLONTAIRE _5437_courtesy of the Aellig's family - cloudy deep golden-amber colour under a solid creamy and long lasting beige foam; aroma of peach, litchies and yeast; sweet and with a velvety mouthfeel; medium-bodied; long peachy finish with quite a lot of residual sugars 4/6/6/3/13 BOIS JOLI BIÈRE NOIRE du SOTRÉ _5438_courtesy of the Aellig's family - cloudy very dark ruby-brown colour with a little persistent dark beige foam; roasted chocolatey aroma with hints of licorice and vanilla; medium-bodied and fairly carbonated; a hint of sourness and some sweetness; moderate bitterness; long malty aftertaste of cold coffee and chestnut 4/7/8/4/14 BOURGANEL au NOUGAT _2879_courtesy of Stéphanie Dürler - pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour under a little foam; deep and very pure aroma of honey and almonds, notes of cocoa; rather high carbonation and a decent malt body; the finish is long, nutty and oily, no bitterness - original and pleasant though tending to be cloying if you finish your glass 3/7/6/3/13 BOURGANEL au MIEL de CHÂTAIGNIER _5411_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a little foam left; a gentle aroma of chestnuts with notes of cream; a solid carbonation and slightly oily; medium-bodied, some sweetness and no bitterness; lingering notes of chestnuts in the finish 4/6/6/3/12 BOURGANEL aux MARRONS _5423_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - translucid bright reddish-amber colour with no foam left; a fair aroma of chestnuts; pretty oily palate and a modest malt backbone, a solid but subtle carbonation, some late tartness and quite sweet; long chestnutty finish - one-dimensional but not unpleasant 3/6/6/3/13 BRASSERIE DE L'ABBAYE DU CATEAU VIVAT _2978_pours a clear golden-amber colour with a little but stable foam; the aroma is flowery/grassy with light citrusy notes; sweet and quite full-bodied, rather high carbonation and a low bitterness; the finish is quite flat with more grassy and citrusy notes - terribly lacking of character 3/5/6/2/11 BRASSERIE DE L'ABBAYE DU CATEAU VIVAT TRIPLE _5574_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy dark blond colour with a little long lasting foam; nice lace; very estery with notes of pear, apples and honey; overcarbonated and pretty malty, quite sweet, very tart and dry; long estery and fruity finish 4/7/7/3/13 BRASSERIE DE BOURBON BOURBON _3107_canned - pours a clear golden colour under a white foamy head; fresh and gently herbal nose; quite sweet and with a moderate malt body; low if any bitterness; notes of herbs and corn in a decently long finish 3/5/4/2/8 brasseurs de gayants lutece _128_copper colour, deep fruity nose, deep malt flavour 4/7/6/3/13 BRASSEURS de GAYANT ST LANDELIN la DIVINE _4124_clear bronze colour with a persistent foamy white head; correct lacing, estery nose with notes of old apple and yeast; lively palate and a solid malt body; very tart and a bit acidic/bitter; subtle and solid carbonation; quite bitter and with some residual sweetness; fruity, estery finish 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSEURS de GAYANT BIÈRE du DESERT _615_sweet, alcohol too present 4/6/5/3/12 BRASSEURS de GAYANT BLACK BEER _3067_very dark brown, yet clear and with a reddish hue; big creamy beige head and a correct lacing; the aroma is slightly roasted with notes of chocolate, nuts and a touch of ginger; sweet and quite thin-bodied, sweet chocolaty finish - the 8,6% alcohol are not really noticable; too sweet to be really good 4/7/6/3/11 BRASSEURS de GAYANT GOLD BEER _3066_clear golden-blond colour with a little irregular foam; aroma of solvent and tangerines, strong notes of alcohol too; very sweet, respectable malt body and a very low bitterness; long sweetish and fruity finish with burning alcohol notes - almost drinkable 2/4/4/2/7 BRASSEURS de GAYANT LA DEMON _2572_pale golden and clear in colour, the initial foam instantly disappears; the aroma is a mix of alcohol, cane sugar and solvent, sweet (very !) and oily in the mouth, a good malt body, thick and viscous, sugary and warming alcohol finish - a perfect fuel for alcoholics ! 2/4/3/2/6 BRASSEURS de GAYANT ABBAYE de ST LANDELIN BLONDE _1431_clear golden-amber colour, fine head, aroma of orange and yeast, sweet and slightly tart, dry fruity finish with light alcohol notes 4/7/7/4/13 BRASSEURS de GAYANT ST LANDELIN MYTHIQUE _4045_slightly hazy pale golden colour under a solid foamy white head; nice lace; aroma of esters, old apples and pears; low carbonation and quite flat palate, very sweet and slightly oily; the finish is sugary and fruity - weird 4/5/5/2/8 BRASSEURS de GAYANT BIÈRE du DESERT _1329_clear golden colour, few head, strong herbal aroma, sweet, full with a long dry hoppy finish - fresh and robust - this is definitely not the same beer, the old version was a malt liquor, this one is close to a pils 3/7/7/4/13 BRASSERIE DES ABERS MUTINE BLONDE _1416_cloudy orange colour, creamy head, yeasty, bready and light citrusy, smooth and slightly tart with a spicy finish 4/6/6/3/12 BRASSERIE DES ABERS OUESSANE BIÈRE aux ALGUES _4082_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden-amber colour, no head retention; honey and spicy nose; some tartness and medium-bodied; notes of alcohol and a metallic touch show up in the aftertaste, short and mineral 2/5/4/2/8 BRASSERIE DES ABERS FLEUR DES ÎLES _4083_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy reddish-brown colour, little foam; aroma of yeast, bread and malt; effervescent, quite thin-bodied; short aftertaste of bread - dubious 3/4/4/2/7 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la BLANCHE des BALLONS _960_almost white colour, big head, orange and honey aroma, slightly salty with some finishing acidity - strange and original 4/6/6/3/13 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la PUCELLE _5445_courtesy of the Aellig's family - gently hazy blond colour with a little white foam left; aroma of pear and cinnamon (mirabelle ? maybe); slightly acidic and with a moderate malt backbone, a subtle but fair carbonation; short fruity finish - fresh and interesting 4/6/6/3/13 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la BÊTE des VOSGES _3992_bottled@Strasbourg - cloudy and unappetizing amber colour, poor head retention; aroma of candi sugar and pear; very sweet and slightly tart; medium-bodied; sweet caramelish and pepery finish - not bad but a little bit cloying after 1dl 3/6/6/3/12 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la BIÈRE du POILU _5429_courtesy of the Aellig's family - hazy amber-bronze colour with a little persistent beige foam; aroma of cider and orange peel; juicy palate and quite acidic, some tartness and a lingering acidity in a bitter orange-ish aftertaste 4/7/6/3/13 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES MARIE LESZCZYNSKA _5433_courtesy of the Aellig's family - slightly hazy dark golden beer with a modest foam left; a fair and subtle aroma of mirabelle plum and vanilla; rounded palate with a solid but subtle carbonation; pretty sweet, medium-bodied and with no bitterness; some residual sweetness in a long and charming fruity (mirabelle again), vanilla and herbal finish 4/7/7/4/13 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la SORCIERE de MABICHOU _961_dark brown colour, few head,licorice and chocolate aroma, roasted, light-bodied, dry and bitter finish with notes of coffee 4/8/6/4/14 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES la MADELON _962_dark orange colour, fine head, peanut and orange aroma, rather flat, sligthly sour, short finish 3/7/4/2/9 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DES VOSGES AMPARO _963_dark orange colour, few head, very discret aroma, slightly fruity, tart, flat, no character 2/5/4/2/8 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU SUD LA GRIHETE MANGE-SOIF BLONDE DE SOIF _1611_courtesy of Pascal Sauser, 10-2008 - pours a clear golden-bronze colour with a persistent off-white foam; some notes of quince marmelade in a quite discrete aroma; the palate is oily and fizzy, the sweetness is partially balanced by some tartness due to the quite high carbonation, the finish leaves us me with some fruity notes and not much more - inoffensive

july 2003 - hazy blond-orange colour, dense fine head, apricot and corn aroma, slightly sweet with a good malt body, dry and subtle honeyish aftertaste - refreshing and with some subtility but could afford a little bit more character - supposed to be a pilsner but it is not true to the style 4/7/6/2/11 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU SUD LA GRIHETE No 7 CUVÉE d'EXCEPTION _5461_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy dark golden colour with a little foam left; chewy malts and dark fruits marmalade in the nose; a good malt body and sweet, moderate carbonation and quite sticky palate, no bitterness and some residual sugars in a quite long fruity finish - boring 3/6/6/3/11 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU SUD LA GRIHETE SONGE-FÊTE _3946_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear reddish-amber colour with a modest beige foam remaining; aroma of caramel with some flowery notes and a touch of solvent; fizzy and light-bodied, elusive palate, sweet and with no bitterness; quite dry caramelish finish - terribly lacking of character 2/4/4/2/8 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU SUD LA GRIHETE MANGE-SOIF BLANCHE _3957_clear bronze colour with a poor foam left; aroma of ripe banana; sweet and very carbonated, some tartness and a long banana and slightly corny finish - simplistic and one-dimensional but not bad 3/6/5/3/11 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR SANT PATERN _2605_cloudy dark amber colour with a giant foamy head and a nice lacing; very spicy nose (ginger and cloves) with notes of cinnamon; high carbonation and medium-bodied, very strong bitterness, dry and itter spicy finish - it really tastes like Christmas ... 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR SANT ERWANN _2604_a 7 corn beer (barley, wheat, rye, oatmeal, spelt, buckwheat and mil) - cloudy dark orange colour with a little persistent foam; fruity aromatic hopiness (orange and apricot) with some notes of cream; a touch of acidity in front of a solid malt body; some tartness and a decent bitterness; the finish is rather dry, long, fruity and malty - a very good brew 4/7/8/4/15 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR DREMMWEL BLONDE _2305_cloudy orange colour, fine but quickly disappearing head, aroma of cream, orange zest and peach, medium-bodied and oily, tart and bitter, the finish is very dry and bitter with more fruity notes, refreshing and complex; at last a good beer from this brewery ! 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR DREMMWEL DORÉ _2101_cloudy red-orange colour, the initial foam quickly disappears, estery nose, orangezest with notes of other red fruits, a bit bubblegum-like, overcarbonated with a light to medium body, acidic with some bitterness in the finish, very dry finish which shows some diacetyl notes - one more chaotic beer from this more than dubious brewery 3/6/5/2/10 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR DREMMWEL BLANCHE _1782_cloudy bright orange colour, fine head, deep spicy aroma (coriander, cloves) with notes of honey and lemon, smooth and medium-bodied with a brutal sourness/acidity, the finish is dry, long, sour and citric -interesting nose but lacking seriously of balance 4/7/4/2/9 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR DREMMWEL ROUSSE _1783_cloudy dark red-amber colour with a giant creamy head and a beautiful lace, bubblegum-like aroma of prune, malt and alcohol (malt extract ?), very smooth and carbonated with an earthy, malty finish - strong character but a little bit artificial and unbalanced in a wrong way 4/4/4/2/7 BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DU TREGOR DREMMWEL NOIRE _1784_dark colour with a fine brown tainted head, strong bitter coffee aroma with some notes of vinegar, very tart, overcarbonated and sour, the finish is bitter, sour and coffeeish - a very strange brewery indeed, brewing beers with a lot of character but chaotic and with some mistakes; the potentiel is present anyway 4/6/4/2/8 BRASSERIE DE LA BRIÈRE THORELLA _1108_clear very pale amber colour, almost no head, fresh, citrusy notes, very malty, dry but quite neutral, short finish 2/5/5/2/8 BRASSERIE DE LA SOIF CONTREBANDIER _1127_brown colour, big creamy head, deep biscuit and coffee aroma, bitter with a long dry coffeeish aftertaste - very nice and complex 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSERIE DE LA SOIF WILLY WOLF _1413_amber-blond colour, few head, berries and licorice aroma, gingerbread, light-bodied, sweet with a robust malty finish - lot of character 3/7/6/4/15 BRASSERIE DE LA SOIF BARBE TORTE _1414_amber colour, few head, smokey nose with notes of dark fruity, sweet and slightly bitter, the finish is long and smokey 3/7/6/4/15 BRASSEURS de GAYANT BIÈRE du DEMON _1513_"the most alcoholic pale beer in the world" according to the label. Are those guys too lazy to update their informations ? Anyway, let's take a look: bright clear golden colour, very few foam, aroma of orange, sweeties-like with strong alcohol notes, sweet and very oily, heavy malty alcohol finish - deeply unbalanced, disgusting and not drinkable; too bad this is made from a swiss recipe :-( 2/4/2/1/4 BRASSEURS de GAYANT SAINT LANDELIN SPECIALE NOËL _1719_red-amber colour, fine head and a nice lacing, caramel, licorice with some spices in the nose, peppery, medium-bodied, sweet with a dry malty and fruity finsh - charming ... even by 36 degrees celsius outside 5/8/6/3/15 BRASSEURS de GAYANT TEQUIEROS TEQUILA SPECIAL _1731_light hazy pale golden colour, fine head, cane sugar and alcohol in the nose, spicy notes, very sweet and oily, dry heavy finish with hints of fruits (apricot, orange ?) and alcohol - good for those who don't like beers 3/4/3/2/6 BRASSEURS de GAYANT la GOUDALE _1714_clear bright golden colour, fine dense head, spicy and honeyish nose, smooth and sparkling, with a decent bitterness,the finish is relatively dry and honeyish - complex and subtle 4/8/7/4/14 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE LOROYSE D'HIVER _4099_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; labelled Loroyse d’Hiver - pours a clear amber colour with a poor head retention; aroma of butter and apple, sugary; medium-bodied, effervescent, quite short buttery finish with notes of alcohol 3/5/4/2/8 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE DUCHESSE DE LORRAINE _3753_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - very slightly hazy dark reddish colour, little elusive foam; aroma of chewy malts with some notes of red fruits; slightly smokey, sweet with a low carbonation and a moderate malt body; no bitterness and a fruity finish with some residual sugars 4/6/6/3/13 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE ABBAYE des PRÉMONTRÉS _5444_courtesy of the Aellig's family - cloudy dark blond colour with a little persistent foam; estery aroma with notes of apples; high carbonation and a medium malt body; pretty tart and with a low bitterness; sweetish and estery fruity finish - modest 4/5/5/2/11 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE la BIERE du PRINTEMPS _3751_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a hazy orange colour with a little pale beige foam; aroma of oranges, peach and dust; sweet with a decent malt backbone, very low bitterness; long aftertaste of orange peels 4/6/6/3/13 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE LOUP BLANC _2064_clear blond colour, big creamy foam and a nice lacing, fruity and estery nose, some acidity and medium-bodied, fresh with a nice bitter, fruity and very dry finish - a very nice balanced hoppiness 4/7/7/4/15 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE la NOIRAUDE _5431_courtesy of the Aellig's family - cloudy pale orange-blond colour with a bright white foam; nice lacework; aroma of hay and undefined spices; pretty citric; sweet and quite acidic, medium-bodied, lot of carbonation and with a spicy and citrusy finish - dubious 4/5/5/3/9 BRASSEURS de LORRAINE CHARDON ROUGE _5430_courtesy of the Aellig's family - pale golden colour under a solid foamy white head; estery nose with notes of solvent; sweet and medium-bodied; sticky palate and with a fizzy, estery and flowery finish 4/5/5/2/9 BRASSERIE DU BOUFFAY BLANCHE DU BOUFFAY _1638_very pale blond colour, fine dense head, some coriander in the nose, citrusy, sparkling, fresh, acidic, light fruity finish - pleasant 3/7/6/3/14 BRASSERIE DU BOUFFAY BLONDE DU BOUFFAY _1639_blond-orange colour, no foam, malty nose with notes of caramel, tart and malty, aftertaste of gingerbread 2/7/5/3/13 BRASSERIE DU BOUFFAY AMBREE DU BOUFFAY _1640_pale amber colour, nice head, honeyish notes, tart and quite sour, very malty, dry and short finish - aggressiv and cheap champagne-like 4/6/4/2/8 BRASSERIE DES CHAMPS BLONDE DE BOURGOGNE _1707_hazy blond with a big creamy head and a beautiful lace, yeasty and cloves aroma with strong honeyish notes, acidic, medium-bodied, long dry honeyish finish with nice spiced reminiscences - complex and balanced, subtle with lot of character 5/8/8/4/15 BRASSERIE DU PAYS BASQUE EKI _2969_clear amber-orange colour, no foam; the aroma is spicy with notes of strawberry marmelade, rather full-bodied and sweet, moderate carbonation, more red fruits in the finish - interesting and quite tasty 3/6/6/3/13 BRASSERIE DU PILAT LA DUNEDU _3434_courtesy of Sido & Titof; brewed using buckwheat - hazy bronze colour with a little white head; smooth aroma of almonds; soft mouthfeel, a respectable malt body and a moderate aromatic bitterness; decent fruity (orange, apricot) and honeyish aftertaste - not very tasty but ok 4/6/7/3/11 BRASSERIE DU PILAT LA VEUVE NOIRE _3435_courtesy of Sido & Titof - dark black with a creamy beige head; gently roasted with notes of cream, hazelnut and black chocolate; medium-bodied with some sweetness and a late bitterness; roasty chocolaty finish with a hint of licorice - pleasant 5/7/7/4/15 BRASSERIE DU TÉMÉRAIRE MARC DE BOURGOGNE _2336_hazy blond colour, almost no foam, strange aroma of vegetables, some citrusy notes, light to medium body, light but rough bitterness, dry watery finish - dubious 4/4/4/2/8 BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS BIERE DE MARS BLONDE _2532_amber-blond colour with tons of yeast floating within, no foam, fresh aromatic hoppiness, lemony aroma, a bit sweet with a clean and solid malt body, long sugary and malty finish with a pleasant lingering hoppiness 2/7/6/3/14 BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS DDF DENT DE FER SPECIAL URBAN BEER BLONDE _2529_pours a bright and clear golden colour, fine and firm persistent creamy head, beautiful lacing; herbs and diacytyl with a citrusy touch characterize the nose; creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a high carbonation, moderate malt body, the finish shows lot of residual sweetness and strong notes of pear - I’m not sure every flavour is under control here ... artificial 5/6/6/2/9 BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS LA CORDÉE NOUVELLE RECETTE _2501_clear golden colour, nice foamy head, aroma of blackcurrant and blueberries, notes of haye, tart and highly carbonated, notes of diacetyl, robust malt backbone, the finish is fruity with some residual sugars and more unpleasant diacetyl notes 4/5/5/2/8 BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS LA CORDÉE BRUNE _4463_courtesy of Pascal Sauser; thank you, Pascal, I’ll never forget this one!
ok guys, forget about Florisgarden Chocolat or whatever you had until now which was really bad: THIS is serious stuff.

The bottom of this bottle contains solid chocolate and I’m not talking about traces: it was about 1/3 of the content. Appearance? ever seen a container full of shit? then it is exactly what it looks like. So incredible that my friend Laurent Mousson catched his camera to immortalize this unique moment. This made the fact that this beer has the fastest disappearing head ever, a ridiculous anectode.

It took us about 10 minutes to stop laughing, taking pictures and then worked up the courage to sniff and take a sip of this incredible mixture. It has a terrible lactic and acidic nose which succeed to put the chocolate in the background; medium-bodied and very acidic (how the fuck can you spoil a 10% beer that bad ?!?) this stuff goes beyond any description and it’s not possible for me to taste more.

If you think you have tasted the worst beer in the world, forget about it and try this one (but check your life insurance first).

My deepest thanks go to the Brasseurs Savoyards for this unforgettable moment.

0/0/0/0/0 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER HELL _3148_clear golden colour with a little white foam; a fresh herbal hoppiness caresses the nose; full-bodied with a solid and slightly tart bitterness; the finish is long, herbal and moderately dry - a solid german beer 4/7/6/3/14 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER LEICHT _4746_from beerangel.de - clear and bright pale golden colour with a chaotic white foam left; aroma of hay and grass; watery with a very thin malt backbone; slightly dry and short grassy finish - not good 2/4/3/2/5 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER PILS _4740_from beerangel.de - clear and very pale golden colour with a very bright white foam; aroma of wet grass and dust; pretty astringent and with a moderate malt body; grassy bitterness in a quite dry finish 4/6/6/3/11 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER SPEZIAL _3149_translucid and pale golden colour, little collapsing foam; oily grassy hoppiness; sweet and full-bodied, oily and with a low bitterness; long malty and grassy finish with some residual sugars 3/7/7/3/14 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER DUNKEL EXPORT _3151_clear and bright amber-brown colour with a solid stable beige head; gentle aroma of butter and caramel; sweet and medium-bodied, some tartness due to the rather high carbonation; moderately dry and malty finish - not much to say on this modest beer 3/5/6/2/10 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE QUIRINUS _5979_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark ruby-brown beer under a solid beige foam left; nice lacework, strong malty and biscuity nose with hints of caramel; pretty sweet and full-bodied, slightly sticky; long malty toasted and caramelish aftertaste - solid though simplistic 4/7/6/3/13 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE TEGERNSEER HELLER BOCK _3150_pours a pale hazy golden colour, little stable foam; very shy aroma with light notes of oranges and alcohol; thick and regular malt body; some sweetness and a very long malty finish with some residual sweetness - well-balanced palate and a good beer; too bad that the aroma is so weak 4/5/7/4/14 BRAUHAUS TEGERNSEE MAX I. JOSEPH JUBILÄUMS EXPORT _4542_from beerangel.de - clear and bright golden colour, persistent white foam and a nice lace; crisp grassy and almonds aroma; slightly oily palate, medium to full malt body and with a moderate carbonation; low bitterness and with a long malty finish 4/6/7/3/13 BRITT BLONDE-MELEN _1420_cloudy golden-blond colour, nice head, spicy (nutmeg?) and yeasty with notes of orange, smooth and tart, slightly acid, dry fruity finish - fresh and very pleasant 5/8/7/4/16 BRITT BLANCHE _889_pale orange colour, few head, cork, corn and slightly spicy, tart and light-bodied, lack of complexity 3/6/5/3/11 BRITT GWINIZ DU _1109_brewed using buckwheat - dark reddish-brown colour, fine dense head, blackcurrant and plumy aroma, malty, light smokey, smooth and light-bodied, sweeties-like finish - there is unfortunately not much to carry its wonderful aroma 5/9/6/4/14 BRITT ROUSSE _890_red-amber colour, few head, hint of plum and licorice, cork, quite flat 3/6/4/2/9 BRITT BRASSERIE DE BRETAGNE AR-MEN BLANCHE _1983_pale and clear yellow colour, citrusy and perfumy aroma, lot of carbonation, light-bodied, tart and spicy finish - strange but not bad 2/6/4/3/12 BRITT BRASSERIE DE BRETAGNE AR-MEN BLONDE _1984_pale golden colour with a fine foam, citrusy hoppiness with some strange notes of vegetables, medium-bodied, clean maltiness, sweet and moderate malty finish 3/5/6/3/13 BRITT BRASSERIE DE BRETAGNE AR-MEN ROUSSE _1985_clear pale brown, almost no foam, caramel aroma with some diacetyl notes, toasted, very sweet, medium-bodied, malty and caramelish aftertaste 3/4/4/3/8 BRITT BRASSERIE DE BRETAGNE AR-MEN BRUNE _1986_clear brown colour, no foam, licorice and alcohol aroma, medium-bodied, slightly sour, sweet, malty finish 3/5/5/3/11 BROCELIANDE LACTWEL BLANCHE _2686_cloudy lactic orange colour with absolutely no foam and disturbing particules floating within; strong and aggressive aroma of cellar, apple and rancid milk, sweet and very low carbonation, flat aftertaste of apple - this is like apple juice mixed with milk ! I think Laurent Mousson tried to eliminate me ... 1/2/2/2/2 CANARDOU BIERA AMB NOSES / BIERE AUX NOIX _1998_hazy orange colour, almost no head, strong nutty aroma, vinegar-like, soapy, medium-bodied, nutty finish - rough and one-dimensional; very strange experiment ! 2/3/3/2/5 CANARDOU LA NONNETTE _2976_brewed using barley, buckwheat and spelt - very dark brown colour and a fine, slightly brown-tainted foam; nice lace; aroma of black chocolate and prune; a bit roasty; medium-bodied; some sweetness and a harsh dry bitterness; the finish shows notes of ashes and coffee and is quite brief 5/8/6/3/13 CANARDOU BIERA AMB CASTANHA / BIERE AUX CHÂTAIGNES _2986_hazy reddish-amber colour with a little beige head; strong aroma of nuts and dust; some sweetness balanced by a light sourness, the finish is nutty and a bit flowery but falls a little short - unusual and one-dimensional but I like it 4/7/7/3/14 CAROUX NAEVIUS BIO _2069_cloudy red-orange colour with a nice creamy head, very acidic, vinegar, overcarbonated with a deadly acidic aftertaste - a failure. Thanks to fiulijn for trying to kill me with this one :-) 3/3/2/1/2 CARREFOUR LAGER PREMIUM _1978_clear golden colour, the initial head is quickly reducing, fat grassy aroma, sweet, light-bodied and sparkling, dry and rough finish with some bitterness 3/4/4/3/7 CARREFOUR BIERE BLONDE DE TRADITION _1343_clear, deep golden colour, no head, malt and light herbal aroma, sweet with a dry finish 2/5/4/3/10 CASTELAIN CH'TI CUVÉE DE NOËL BLONDE _1846_clear golden-blond colour, the initial head quickly reduces leaving just few foam, perfumy, alcohol and orange aroma, sparkling, full-bodied with a chewy-like mouthfeel, initial sweetness, slightly oily with a dry, warming alcohol finish - unbalanced; more a malt liquor than a bière de garde and in any cases not good 2/4/4/2/6 CASTELAIN la BÊTE _5410_canned; from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear and bright amber colour, no foam left; aroma of chewy malts, corn and alcohol; very sweet and full-bodied, some late tartness and a low bitterness; the finish is fruity and corny with some residual sugars - acceptable 3/6/6/3/11 CASTELAIN (BÉNIFONTAINE) CH’TI BRUNE _858_very dark brown colour, few head, licorice and caramel, oily, full, sweet and slightly sour, the aftertaste is long but a little bit disgusting while finishing the bottle 4/6/6/2/10 CASTELAIN MALTESSE BLONDE _3999_canned - cloudy blond-orange colour with a persistent white foam leaving a correct lace, aroma of honey and dust with notes of apples in the background, full-bodied and sweet, sticky, a touch of acidity brings some balance, long malty and honeyish finish - a nice warming beer 4/7/6/3/14 CASTELAIN (BÉNIFONTAINE) CH’TI BLONDE _859_golden-orange colour, few head, alcohol, spicy and fruity (pear) nose, full and quite heavy, dry, short medicinal finish - looks unfortunately a little bit like a malt liquor 3/6/5/2/8 CASTELAIN (BÉNIFONTAINE) CH’TI AMBREE _860_copper coloured, few foam, toasted, caramel and licorice aroma with notes of alcohol, sweet and medium-bodied with a moderate malty finish 3/7/6/3/13 CASTELAIN OLDARKI _2987_brewed for the contract brewer Oldarki; Made with Patxaran (a Basque liquor made with maceration of blackthorn in anise liquor) - hazy golden-amber colour with a nice firm foam; aroma of plum and yeast with a touch of alcohol; medium-bodied, rather sweet and with a hint of sourness; no bitterness and a gentle fruity finish - unusual and quite pleasant 4/7/6/3/13 la CHOULETTE LA TOUR D'OSTREVANT _2287_~ 3 y.o, thanks to fiulijn - slightly hazy dark orange colour, very little foam, honey and caramelized sugar in the nose, some apple notes, a bit bubblegum-like, oily, sweet and medium-bodied, dry aftertaste of honey, alcohol and very matured apples with notes of cork - has probably mellowed a bit in the cellar; strange and unusual but not bad at all 3/7/6/3/14 la CHOULETTE AMBRÉE _4291_ - hazy dark ruby-amber colour under a solid persistent beige foam; quite complex aroma of apple, marzipan and caramel; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness, quite sticky; very long malty and caramelish finish with notes of honey 4/7/7/4/16 CIMES PISTE NOIRE _1590_golden-red colour with few foam, nice lace, peppery aroma with notes of caramel, slightly smoked, robust malt body, light bitterness, caramel and bubblegum-like finish 4/8/7/3/14 CIMES AIGUILLE BLANCHE _546_this beer comes in a blue bottle - cloudy orange colour, no head, deep curaçao aroma with notes of coriander, light-bodied, fresh, sweet with a flat finish 2/7/6/2/12 CIMES YETI _1128_clear pale orange colour, fine head and a nice lace, deep lychee aroma, cinnamon and perfumy, smooth, full and bitter, fruity finish with light notes of alcohol - well-balanced and original 5/8/7/4/16 CIMES CIMOISE AMBREE _547_amber colour, big head, few aroma, very sweet, licorice, dry aftertaste, slightly disgusting 4/4/5/2/9 CIMES BATON DE FEU _1597_amber-orange colour, few foam, aromatic hops and a touch of apricot in the nose, full-bodied with a decent finishing bitterness, the aftertaste is dry and very long with a predominance of the aromatic hops and also notes of malt, caramel and smoke - very good 4/7/7/4/15 CLEE'S ORIGINAL _398_golden colour, few head, alcohol too present - boahh ... 3/4/4/2/7 CÔTE DE JADE BRIGANTINE AMBRÉE _2264_clear red-amber colour, fine dense foam, nice lacing, smooth caramel nose with some bready notes, medium to full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, the finish is quite bitter with hints of caramel and alcohol 5/6/7/3/13 CÔTE DE JADE BRIGANTINE BLONDE _2263_clear blond with a fine dense head, perfumy, yeasty aroma, creamy and sweet with a light bitterness, the finish is bready - not bad but a good malt backbone is missing 4/6/5/3/12 CÔTE DE JADE CAP-CRIQUE _1391_clear red-amber colour, almost no foam, strong aroma of red fruits syrup, some yeasty notes, slightly acidic in the beginning, creamy mouthfeel, very sweet, the finish is slightly dry and fruity; cloying - something for children 2/3/2/2/4 DAUPHINÉ MANDRIN _2074_cloudy brown colour with a fine head, oily nutty aroma, buttery, slightly acidic and oily with a rather unpleasant aftertaste of unfermented malt - unbalanced 4/5/4/2/8 DIVATTE TROMPE SOURIS ROUSSE _2266_clear reddish colour, almost no foam, some yeast and some hops, a better body than the blonde (still nothing to write home about), the finish is very dry, chalky and yeasty 5/5/5/2/8 DIVATTE TROMPE SOURIS BLONDE _2265_clear blond colour, little foam, respectable citrusy hoppiness, the body is very thin, slightly acidic, the finish is very dry, flat and citrusy - unspectacular 2/6/4/2/7 DOUAR MEN ROHANE BLONDE _1873_clear blond colour, absolutely no foam, vinegar and green apple in the nose, light-bodied and very acidic and slightly salty with a watery finish - totally undrinkable; the guy at the quality control was apparently in holidays ... 1/2/1/1/1 DOUAR MEN ROHANE AMBREE _1874_amber-blond, absolutely no foam, vinegar and mushrooms, very acidic and totally undrinkable - the guy at the quality control was apparently in holidays ... 1/1/1/1/1 CELTIK CELTIKA AMBRÉE _4125_from le Village à Bière, Strasbourg - hmmm, great! this stupid beer is foaming like hell, leaving just about 1 dl left for drinking; pours a hazy unclean amber-red colour without foam; aroma of chestnut, slightly woody; medium-bodied and sweet; slightly sour before a chestnutty finish - not bad 3/7/6/3/13 DUYCK TORRA BLONDE _2684_a typical corsica beer (à l'arbouse) brewed in Jenlain ? come on ... - clear and bright golden colour, big white head; aroma of blackcurrant/strawberry syrup; sweet and slightly sticky (but not as much I was fearing with this aroma), no beer character at all, the finish is relatively dry with more fruity notes - urghhh ! 4/3/3/2/5 DUYCK TORRA AMBREE _2685_(à la myrte) - very clear amber colour with a fine pinky head; fruity aroma of red berries, sticky and oily, very sweet, some finishing tartness and a long sugary and fruity finish - help ! What happened to Duyck ? 3/3/3/2/4 DUYCK la FRAICHE DE L'AUNELLE _563_cloudy white colour, giant head, lemon and spicy, refreshing, lot of character, sweet, long aftertaste - very nice ! 4/7/7/4/15 duyck jenlain _371_2001 vintage, sampled 03/2004 -hazy red-amber colour, few foam, malt and candy sugar aroma with hints of red fruits, medium-bodied, some sweetness, dry finishing bitterness, long malty, dusty and fruity finish - a very good french beer 4/7/7/4/16 DUYCK J ABSINTHE _1915_clear golden colour with few foam, deep cinnamon aroma, herbal, anis and perfumy, sweet and slightly acidic, medium-bodied, the finish is slightly dry showing more anis - well-made but I don't like anis 3/6/6/2/9 DUYCK J GINGEMBRE _1914_clear golden colour, few foam, lemon and ginger aroma, medium to high carbonation, sweet and light-bodied with a watery finish - very poor 2/4/3/2/5 DUYCK ABBAYE DE FONTENELLE BLONDE _3958_pours a clear bronze colour under an irregular foam; aroma of cork and a touch of honey; slightly oily and sticky, good malt body; sweet with a fruity and almondy finish where some notes of cork appear again 3/5/6/3/13 DUYCK REFLETS DE FRANCE BIERE DE GARDE DU NORD _129_golden colour, nice foam, complex spicy aroma (coriander9 - great beer ! 5/8/8/4/16 DUYCK JENLAIN BLONDE _1698_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, caramelized sugar, some spices and fruits (orange ?), (too) sweet, quite light-bodied, the finish is fruity with a touch of alcohol - modest 4/7/5/3/12 DUYCK JENLAIN BIÈRE DE NOËL _4847_from supermarket Carrefour, Morteau, France - pours a clear amber colour under a solid foamy pale beige head; some toasted malts, dust and fresh cut apples; medium-bodied and sweet, juicy and with a very low bitterness; slightly dry fruity and malty finish - inoffensive 4/6/5/3/12 ECIR PASTOURÈLA BLANCHE _2068_cloudy pale orange colour, the initial foam quickly disappears, herbal and honeyish aroma with notes of elderflowers, very acidic, light-bodied, overcarbonated, the finish is dry and herbal - unbalanced 2/6/3/2/5 FABRIQUE DE BIÈRES DE LA BAIE LA CROIX DES GRÈVES AMBRÉE _2565_thanks to Yves and Catherine for this one - it pours a very cloudy amber colour, a very little but stable foam; tangerines are noticeable but diacetyl is too; some plumy and caramelish notes in the background; a high carbonation makes it tart and creamy in the same time; a solid sweetness is hidden behind a correct malt backbone; the finish is a bit sour and unclean with just some fruity but not very pleasant notes - good try but needs improvements 4/6/6/2/10 FISCHER DESPERADOS MAS _2558_canned - clear amber-orange colour, chaotic foam quickly reducing to some few big bubbles; aroma of apple juice with touches of rum and potatoes; very very sweet and light-bodied, short sweetish and citrusy finish - what a joke ! 2/3/3/2/4 FISCHER DESPERADOS RED _3962_canned - clear reddish colour with a creamy, lsightly pinkish foam; very perfumy synthetic aroma of sweeties, guarana and tequila are spotted; cachaça? maybe; deadly sweet and sticky; soft in the mouth and with a hint of acidity; moderately dry artificial and cloying finish 3/2/3/1/3 fischer desperados _130_pale golden colour, big head, lemon, cheese and tequila aroma, extremly sweet with a totaly reluctant aftertaste - avoid this stuff ! 4/3/2/1/3 FISCHER ADELSHOFFEN _1735_clear golden colour, fine head, nice lacing, caramel and orange with a touch of alcohol in the nose, very sweet and quite light-bodied, short neutral finish - hmmm... 4/5/4/2/7 FISCHER KRISKA _921_flavored with vodka - pale honey colour, few head, mixed aroma of curry, potatoes and vodka, very sweet and disgusting, horrible - revolting 2/2/2/1/2 FISCHER KINGSTON _1712_flavoured with rhum - clear pale blond, big creamy head, aroma of potatoes and cane sugar, licorice, terribly sweet, oily, disgusting vegetable finish 3/3/3/2/5 FISCHER DORELEÏ _970_red-amber colour, fine head, orange and cinnamon aroma, very sweet, fresh with some sourness, dry finish 4/8/6/3/14 FLEURAC la ROUGE _4450_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy reddish colour with a poor head retention; very strong aroma of gentian, herbal and medicinal; medium-bodied, sweet and fizzy/tart; quite dry with a long aftertaste of gentian - one-dimensional and disgusting 3/3/3/2/5 FLEURAC la TRIPLE BRUNE I.P.A. _3568_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; solidly malty with a strong hop presence; notes of almonds; full-bodied; some sweet maltiness soon followed by a robust but not aggressive bitterness; very long and hoppy flowery malty almondy finish - beautiful 5/7/8/4/16 FLEURAC la BLONDE _5003_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pale blond colour with a poor head retention; coriander and other spices in the nose, flowery and decently hoppy, notes of gentian; medium-bodied, moderate carbonation and a light bitterness and sourness; long flowery finish with light spicy tones 3/6/6/3/12 _6655_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - dark brown beer with a poor head retention; aroma of cola, licorice and black cherries; full-bodied, thick and with a subtle carbonation; a strong sweetness is soon overwhelmed by a huge bitterness; quite dry and very long hoppy finish with more notes of licorice and black cherries; some warming alcohol notes too ... of course - a huge beer which manages to be drinkable despite the very high alcohol content 4/7/7/4/15 GARRIGUES FEU FOLLET _4398_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy brown colour with a persistent beige foam; fairly smokey malty aroma with some flowery notes underneath; sweet and quite full-bodied; sweetish aftertaste of malts and minerals with lingering smokey notes - not convincing at all 3/5/5/2/10 GARRIGUES L'HIVERN'ALE _4459_courtesy of Laurent Mousson, 8.5% - reddish in colour with a poor head retention; aroma of glue and red fruits (dried cherries); very sweet and full-bodied, quite harsh ; sweetish aftertaste of prune and solvent - aggressive and with a too strong alcohol presence 4/6/6/3/11 GARRIGUES LA RIBOULDINGUE _4447_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour with a little white foam; weird aroma of yeast, lavender and thyme; poor carbonation; very modest malt body, some sweetness before a very dry and a bit tasteless finish - strange and atypical beer 4/6/4/2/9 GARRIGUES LA BELLE EN GOGUETTE _4448_April 2012; courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark blond beer under a firm and long lasting creamy head; correct lacework; gently dusty with a fair hop presence where flowery tones dominate the fruits; creamy palate , soft and moderate malt body; a subtle yet well present bitterness; quite dry and long yeasty and hoppy finish - fresh and elegant

July 2009; courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour with a persistent white foam; sourish nose with notes of yeast and fruits; quite creamy mouthfeel with a moderate malt body, some decent bitterness and a dry slightly fruity finish - interesting though a bit chaotic (4/6/6/3/12) 5/6/7/4/13 _6547_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark orange colour with a little persistent foam left; nice lacework; aroma of wet corn and oranges; medium-bodied, fizzy; quite dry and fairly bitter, long fruity and flowery bitter hoppy finish 4/6/7/4/12 GILBERT HOLL (BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DE RIQUEWIHR) HOLLBEER BIERE DE NOËL _3993_cloudy red-amber colour with a poor beige head; aroma of ginger and raspberries marmelade; sweet and with a low carbonation, not really tasty; sticky and malty finish with more spicy notes 4/6/5/3/12 GILBERT HOLL (BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DE RIQUEWIHR) HOLLBEER BLANCHE _1616_hazy lactic-yellow colour, few head, deep complex aroma of grapefruit, lemon and spices, notes of corn and perfume, medium-bodied, light sparkling, very refreshing, long corny and spicy finish - original and delightful 4/8/7/4/15 GILBERT HOLL (BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DE RIQUEWIHR) HOLLBEER BIERE D'ALSACE AMBREE _1620_hazy amber, almost no foam, butterscotch and flowery aroma, very malty, reasonable bitterness, long full malty and caramel aftertaste 4/7/7/4/15 GILBERT HOLL (BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DE RIQUEWIHR) _3952_cloudy orange colour with a poor pale beige foam; phenolic nose, notes of glue and orange peels; sweet and medium-bodied with a light acidity bringing freshness and balance; sweetish and fizzy, fruity finish - not bad 3/5/6/3/13 GRAIN d’ORGE BELZEBUTH EXTRA STRONG _2574_brewed by Grain d'Orge and canned in Holland ?!? - pours a clear bronze colour; the foam disappears immediately; aroma of raspberries and alcohol with a bready touch in the background; incredibly sweet and deadly viscous; long sugary finish with a warming alcohol kick - each new version of this beer is worse than the precedent ... 3/5/3/2/4 GRAIN d’ORGE BELZEBUTH _1245_bought by the Brasseurs de Gayant in june 2001, the brewery Jeanne D'Arc has changed its name in brewery Grain D'Orge at the beginning of july 2002. And for a reason I ignore, they have now downgraded the Belzebuth to (only) 13% - golden-orange colour, few head, a good balance between alcohol and spices in the nose, oily and sweet, the finish is spicy, very long with a strong alcohol presence - I don't notice any differences with the old version (except the fact I don't like it so much now) 2/7/6/3/14 GRAIN d’ORGE (JEANNE D'ARC) GRAIN d’ORGE _1371_clear amber colour, nice creamy head and beautiful lace, complex aroma (alcohol, spices, cellar, apple), smooth and sweet with a long bitter alcohol and fruity finish 4/8/7/4/14 GRAIN d'ORGE 6.66 SECRET DES MOINES _1419_clear golden-orange colour, fine head, spicy nose with alcohol notes, sweet and tart with a light bitter spicy finish - strange, artificial and very modest 4/6/5/2/8 GRAIN d'ORGE CUVÉE 1898 _4122_from le Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a clear bronze colour under a solid and long lasting, slightly beige head; aroma of cork, pear and dust; notes of hay and esters; sweet and medium to full malt backbone; thw finish is smooth and fruity with lot of estery notes, residual sugars and a touch of warming alcohol 4/7/6/3/13 GRAIN d’ORGE GOLD TRIUMPH _1531_clear golden-amber colour, few foam, nice lace, nutty, alcohol aroma, sweet and malty with a dry finish - one-dimensional and heavy 3/4/4/2/7 HAAG-METZGER KOCHERSBIER _1299_Something are the french really good at: producing very bad lager beers ... This stuff is only to drink when you are out of drinkable water. 2/2/2/2/2 HEINEKEN 33 EXPORT TERRE NEUVE _1715_hazy lactic-yellow colour, fine head, deep cinnamon aroma, very smooth, sweet and light-bodied, moderate wheaty finish - easy and lacking of complexity, unbalanced 4/6/5/2/8 HENRY LA PRINTANIALE _1853_cloudy amber-brown colour, fine dense head, malt and red fruits in the nose, interesting notes of cheese, medium-bodied, slightly acidic with a lot of carbonation, the finish is dry and quite short - character and some originality but it has something wrong I can't define 4/7/6/3/13 HENRY BASINUS AMBREE _964_dark orange colour, fine head, bread and bubble-gum aroma, slightly too much carbonation, light-bodied with a watery finish 4/6/4/2/7 HENRY BIERE du PERE FOUETTARD _965_copper colour, creamy head, yeasty, ginger bread aroma, smooth and full, some sourness with a long bread-like aftertaste 5/7/6/3/13 HENRY LONDON PORTER _966_very dark brown colour, big creamy head, deep black chocolate aroma, slightly too much carbonation, tart with a full, dry bitter finish 4/7/6/4/13 HENRY L'ALLUMEUSE _967_honey colour, big head, fruity nose (orange, apricot), very yeasty, sweet and full, dry finish with notes of peanuts - charming 5/7/6/4/14 HENRY GOLDING AMBREE _968_amber colour, few head, fruity nose, fresh, full with a long bitter finish 3/5/6/3/12 HENRY LA SAULX BRUNE _969_brown colour, fine head, plum and mango aroma, smooth, slightly sour, fruity finish - well-balanced and pleasant 4/7/6/4/14 HOP BACK SUMMER LIGHTNING _1483_cask; 06/02/2006 - unpasteurized, slightly hazy with a solid creay white head and a nice lacing; subtle citrusy hoppiness; slightly oily with a decent malt body; solid bitterness; dry and long bitter fruity finish (grapefruit, citrusy) - refreshing and deeply drinkable (4/7/7/4/15)
clear golden colour, fine creamy head, biscuit, hoppy aroma, full-bodied, smooth with a long dry and bitter hoppy finish 4/7/7/3/15 JEANNE D'ARC ST MARTIN _418_light golden colour, lot of foam, fresh plastic aroma, far too much carbonation (probably a world record !), carton-like taste, disgusting, definitely not drinkable - I can't believe something like that can exist ... 2/2/1/1/2 JEANNE D'ARC ORPAL 1ère _413_deep golden colour, nice lace, fruity aroma, smooth, full-bodied - good 4/7/6/3/13 JEANNE D'ARC BELZEBUTH _308_orange colour, very deep spicy aroma, strong alcohol presence (of course...), nice complex aftertaste 4/7/7/5/15 JEANNE D'ARC GRAIN d’ORGE BLANCHE _131_light hazy yellow-white coour, almost no foam, some yeast particules floating in, aroma of coriander and honey, citrusy notes, fresh and acidic, light-bodied, the finish is tart, dry and acidic - refreshing and pleasant beer 4/7/7/3/15 KANTERBRÄU MAITRE KANTER LA RESERVE _1428_golden-amber colour, fine head, nice lace, aroma of alcohol and orange, sweet and oily, aftertaste of alcohol - quite disgusting finish 4/6/5/2/7 KERAV'ALE ROSKO STOUT _3464_courtesy of Florian Ruch - slightly hazy dark brown colour, absolutely no foam; aroma of black chocolate and fig; moderate malt body, low bitterness and a long roasted chocolatey finish with notes of ashes 3/6/6/3/13 KERAV'ALE ROSKO BLONDE _3465_courtesy of Florian Ruch - hazy golden-blond colour with a little white foam; some herbs and old apples; creamy, sweet and sour with a long aftertaste of apples - fresh and pleasant 4/6/6/3/13 KINGSBRÄU _1295_distributed by SNC SCA BNA, this beer has the particularity to be 6th in my 'worst beers of the world' ranking - clear golden-yellow colour with few head, totally disgusting aroma of carton and garbage, overcarbonated and tart with a brutal dry plastic finish. And the label says: 'brewed with the best malts and hops ... long tradition ... well-balanced and fresh'. One point less for not telling about the fact that this stuff is not intented for human consumption. 2/1/2/1/2 Kronenbourg _345_golden colour, fine head, well-hopped, smooth, sweet 4/6/5/3/11 KRONENBOURG 1664 BLONDE _395_golden colour, fine head, well-structured, well-hopped 4/5/5/3/11 KRONENBOURG 1664 STARCK _3709_bright dark golden colour under a little stable white foam; gently malty nose with a touch of aromatic hops; medium-bodied, slightly oily and quite sweet, low bitterness and a very forgettable corny finish 4/5/5/2/8 Kronenbourg 1664 brune _309_ruby-brown colour, few foam, slightly toasted, caramel, very sweet and quite heavy, the finish is dry and malty - little bit disgisting and without complexity 3/5/3/2/6 KRONENBOURG ROUGE _3582_canned, 7,2% - clear bronze colour with a persistent but irregualr white foam; correct lacing, aroma of alcohol and metal; sweet and slightly sticky, low bitterness and a sugary finish with some notes of apples 4/5/5/2/9 KRONENBOURG TRADITION anglaise _1708_clear amber colour, almost no foam, caramel and some dark fruits in the nose, light to medium body, faint bitterness, dry bubblegum-like finish - a very poor attempt to simulate an english pale ale 3/5/5/2/9 KRONENBOURG 1664 FLEUR DE HOUBLON _1338_brewed using exclusively Strisselpalt hops - clear golden colour, few head, fruity and honeyish aroma, sweet with a late, light bitterness - easy but pleasant 3/6/6/3/13 KRONENBOURG GRIMBERGEN CUVEE BLANCHE _3572_coudy orange colour with a fine and persistent white foam; nice lace; robust and perfumy aroma of coriander and cinnamon; medium-bodied, very sweet without acidity to balance it; spicy and slightly corny finish with tons of residual sugars - far too sweet and quite artificial 4/6/5/2/8 KRONENBOURG GRIMBERGEN LA RESERVE _4855_from Carrefour, Morteau, France - pours a clear and bright golden colour; chaotic foam left; aroma of apple and pear with notes of solvent and esters; very sweet and full-bodied, sticky, long fruity and estery finish with notes of alcohol 3/6/6/2/11 KRONENBOURG 1664 BLANC _2875_cloudy lactic/yellow colour under a creamy white head; citrusy nose with notes of coriander and orange peel; rather sweet and with a moderate malt body, the finish is bland with light citrusy notes and an unexpected yeasty touch - incoherent 4/6/4/2/8 KORNENBOURG 1664 SINGLE MALT _1339_clear orange colour, almost no head, floral and sweet - quite heavy 2/5/4/3/8 KRONENBOURG EXTRA FINE _3561_pours a clear and bright golden colour, little foam; aroma of citrus and plastic; the malt body is "extra fin" indeed; some sweetness and a tart acidity; short watery finish - better than I feared 3/4/5/2/8 KRONENBOURG 1664 RHUM SPIRIT _1718_clear golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, strong aroma of cinnamon, cane sugar and lemon, sweet and flat, the finish is citric with notes of rhum - couldn't the French stop brewing such bullshit ? 4/3/2/2/4 KRONENBOURG WILFORT _2966_clear bordeaux-ruby colour with almost no foam; toasty caramelish nose; effervescent, some astringance but not enogh to hide the strong sweetness; a hint of bitterness and a sweetish caramelish aftertaste - dubious 3/4/4/2/7 KRONENBOURG ALSACE _1345_clear, deep golden colour, big head and a nice lace, medium hopinness, sweet, medium-bodied, flat, slightly dry aftertaste 5/5/4/2/8 KRONENBOURG KRO _417_pale golden colour, few head, few aroma, flat taste - forget about it ! 3/3/3/2/6 KRONENBOURG KOENIGSBIER _1011_clear yellow colour, head is moderate, mix of herbal and paperboard aroma, rough, sweet and quite flat, unpleasant carton finish - a "supermarket"-beer like tons of others in France 2/3/3/2/4 KRONENBOURG TOURTEL _1188_clear golden colour, few head, discreet malty aroma, sweet and totally flat, no finish - nothing really offending (what is already good for a NA) but no qualities neither 2/3/3/2/5 KRONENBOURG MAÎTRE KANTER RECETTE DE SAISON AROME CHATAIGNE _1911_clear ruby colour with a fine head, deep chestnut aroma with some buttery notes, sweet and oily with a clean maltiness, slightly dry aftertaste of chestnut - pleasant and correctly made 4/7/7/3/14 KRONENBOURG MAÎTRE KANTER RECETTE DE SAISON AROME MIEL _1694_bright golden colour, nice foamy head, strong honeyish aroma, notes of caramel and spices, sweet and sparkling, slightly oily, dry honeyish finish with a touch of bitterness - balanced and very drinkable 4/7/6/3/13 KRONENBOURG FIZZ _1721_flavoured with gin and lime - golden colour, few head, lemon, perfumy aroma with notes of pepper, sweet and dry with a quite rough finish - artificial; one more forgettable french beer 2/3/3/2/4 L'AGRIVOISE la COMMUN'ALE _5004_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - hazy amber-blond colour with a creamy white foam; aroma of marzipan and dust; medium-bodied and velvety palate; pretty dry and moderately bitter; long yeasty finish with notes of red fruits and almonds - subtle and pleasant 4/7/7/3/14 L'AGRIVOISE VUE sur l'AMER _5809_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a cloudy copper.amber colour under a persistent little dark beige foam; yeasty nose and with a solid resiney hoppiness; full-bodied and with a regular carbonation; a sharp and solid bitterness and a long finish where almondy and light fruity tones meet more resiney notes; slightly dry - very nice one ! 4/7/7/4/15 L'AGRIVOISE l'AN QUE VEN _5011_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - reddish-brown colour with a huge creamy beige foam; very yeasty with notes of beans; moderate carbonation and a rounded palate, some sweetness and a modest bitterness, creamy mouthfeel and a malty nutty finish 4/6/7/3/13 L'AGRIVOISE LA PESÉE _4477_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a poor head retention; aroma of caramel and phenol, butter; quite full-bodied and tasty, sweet and tart with some late bitterness; aftertaste of chewy malts and caramel, alcohol 4/5/6/3/11 L'AGRIVOISE SOUS les PAVÉS BIÈRE BRUNE _5782_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; labeled Bière brune - hazy dark brown colour with a solid foamy beige head; nice lacework; very toasted biscuity aroma, notes of coffee and toffee; quite thin-bodied and a fresh palate, a respectable bitterness and a long biscuity, coffeish aftertaste; light fruity notes - a nice one 5/7/7/4/16 _6356_from Mondial de la Bière 2012, Strasbourg - hazy dark reddish-brown beer under a fair and persistent beige foam; nice lacework; hoppy aroma with notes of quince marmalade, flowers and almonds; full-bodied , rounded and creamy palate; robust yet not aggressive bitterness; more notes of quince marmalade, raisins and peaches in the finish - very pleasant 5/8/7/4/16 la CAGOLE BLONDE _3285_courtesy of Rutzicka - clear golden-blond colour with a foamy white head; aroma of pear and solvent; sweet and creamy mouthfeel , sweetish and fruity finish - acceptable 3/5/5/2/10 la CORNUE LA CRAINT DEGUN BLANCHE _2535_a cloudy and not quite appetizing copper-brown colour surmounted by a firm and stable creamy head; touches of anise and honey are not enough to make this aroma pleasant to me; some acidity and a high carbonation, the finish is creamy and sweet with more lingering notes of anise - not convincing 3/4/5/2/8 la CORNUE LA CRAINT DEGUN BLONDE _2536_hazy blond-orange colour with just some bubbles on the side of the glass; very spicy nose (ginger, cloves?) with orange and yeasty notes; the overcarbonation almost hides succesfully the modest malt body, the finish is very dry with harsh bready and spicy notes - marshmallowish and unkind 2/4/3/2/6 la CORNUE BIERE BRUNE _2531_labelled as Bière de garde, thanks to fiulijn - a 4 corn-beer; dark brown colour and a solid creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, aroma of marzipan, butter and caramel with also a note of ginger, creamy mouthfeel, sweet with a high carbonation, soft caramel and bready finish - interesting dessert beer 5/7/6/3/13 la CORNUE LA CRAINT DEGUN _2517_labeled La Craint Degun Ambrée; received from fiulijn, June 2005 - I wonder what the name of this beer means ... it has a cloudy dark amber colour with a very little but persistent foam, very deep aroma of brown sugar, orange zest and ginseng with undertones of bread/yeast, the high carbonation is hiding almost completely a respectable malt body, the finish is long and malty with more notes of orange zest, lot of residual sugars, even the overspicing does not succeed in hiding something unpleasant, and hard to define, which achieves of making this beer chaotic and hard to drink 3/4/4/2/8 la LANTERNE BLONDE _4074_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy orange colour under a persistent and firm off-white head; aroma of dust, ripe apricots and orange peel; soft and smooth mouthfeel, some sweetness and no bitterness; the finish is a bit yeasty and quite fruity - very drinkable but lacking of complexity 4/6/6/3/13 la FRANCHE FAUSSE BLONDE au VIN JAUNE _4456_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - pale orange colour, poor head retention; aroma of mustard and apple; sweet and acidic, medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel and with a long fruity finish 4/7/7/4/13 la FRANCHE IE XXYZ BITTER _5978_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy and bright orange beer, little foam left; fairly hoppy with notes of orange peels, esters, candy sugar and yeast; medium-bodied and nicely tasty; fairly bitter and with a long dry and bitter hoppy fruity finish - deeply drinkable 4/7/8/4/15 la FRANCHE PROFONDE _5977_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark blond-orange beer under a solid creamy white head; nice lace leaved on the side of the glass; a fair fruity hoppiness in the nose, grapefruit, pears and apples; medium-bodied and with a subtle carbonation, slightly sticky; a respectable but never aggressive bitterness; very aromatic hoppy fruity finish - beautiful work; refreshing and could be drunk by liters ! 5/8/8/4/17 la FRANCHE GALLE _5994_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange with a little persistent white foam; aroma of hay, esters and aromatic hops; some undefined spices; medium-bodied and pretty tasty, some tart acidity and a sharp lively palate; high carbonation; long yeasty and estery fruity (citrus) finish - a nice one again 5/8/7/4/15 la FRANCHE IPANE VIN d'ORGE _5998_ - cloudy dark brown beer with a beige foam left; nice lacework; aroma of yeast, black berries, marzipan and prunes; unclean palate and medium-bodied, pretty sweet and moderately carbonated; sweetish aftertaste of candy sugar and dark fruits - a bit weird as the ingredients seem to be dissociated one from the others; and definitely too sweet 4/7/5/3/11 la FRANCHE d'en BAS _5989_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy blond beer with a long lasting white head; correct lacework; the aroma is yeasty and fruity (apple and grapefruit); juicy palate and with a medium malt backbone, a moderate bitterness and a long fresh fruity finish with light notes of marzipan - pretty refreshing 4/7/7/3/14 la FRANCHE AMBRÉE de PRINTEMPS _5002_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - clear amber colour with a little beige foam left; strong aroma of dust and berries with metallic notes; slightly sticky and chewy with a medium to full malt backbone; sweet and fairly bitter, long bitter fruity finish - very nice one 4/7/7/4/15 la MOTTE JUILLET ZERO TROIS _2825_cloudy amber-orange colour with almost no foam; robust flowery hoppiness with respectable grapefruity and gentian notes; a bit oily and a good malt body; late bitterness and a long flowery, bitter finish - nice balance between aromatic and bitter hops 4/7/7/4/15 la MOTTE JUILLET BOCK'AGE _2490_bottled at la Fête de la Bière 2005, Lausanne - hazy golden-orange colour, giant foamy head, aroma of wet wort and apricot/melon, good malt body and a solid finishing bitterness, the finish is very hoppy, dry and bitter - very good except a small mistake in the aroma 4/6/8/4/15 la MOTTE JUILLET STOUT _2491_black coloured with a nice firm and brown tainted foam, aroma of coffee and pralines, roasted, creamy mouthfeel, very low carbonation, decent bitterness, the finish is quite thin and a bit short showing some dry milk coffeish notes 4/7/6/3/13 LAMPÉE-BAUMGARTNER la BLANCHE DE RÉ _132_orange colour, great smoked bacon aroma, orange and spicy taste. Great beer ! 4/9/9/5/17 LANCELOT PAYS DE COCAGNE _2971_hazy blond colour with a lot of partciles floating within; very foamy head; decent grapefruity hoppiness, medium-bodied, very sweet, sticky, moderate bitterness before a long malty and fruity finish 3/7/6/3/13 _6383_from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy dark reddish beer with a modest foam left; malty and gently spicy aroma with notes of red fruits and cognac; quite sweet and full-bodied, gently sticky and with a solid carbonation, slightly dry and long tart herbal, malty and fruity finish with lingering spicy notes 4/7/7/4/15 LANCELOT BOGUE d'OR _4123_from le Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy reddish-amber colour under a giant and foamy beige head; oily nose of chestnut, vinegar and undefined spices; very creamy palate, medium-bodied and with some sourness; the finish is smooth with lingering notes of chestnut - interesting 3/7/6/3/13 LANCELOT MORGANE _4110_from le Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy orange colour with a persistent and very foamy head, correct lacing; aroma of cardammom, ripe fruits and caramel; flowery; very sweet and slightly oily, moderate and quite unregular malt body, short flowery and fruity finish with lot of residual sweetness 4/6/6/3/11 LANCELOT TELENN DU _1956_means "black harp" and made partially with buckwheat - clear dark brown colour with some floating yeast particules, few foam, malty and chocolatey nose with some smokey notes, sweet with a correct bitterness, very creamy mouthfeel, a touch of sourness in a moderately malty finish - subtle, balanced and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/15 LANCELOT CERVOISE LANCELOT _133_red-amber colour, beautiful fine foam, great aroma: flower, honey; nut, complex flavor 5/9/8/4/17 LANCELOT XI.I _559_re-rate, 12/27/2002: dark fruits are showing up in this almost 2 years old beer. Notes of licorice. The flavour is still sweet and full but the finish has developed a long bitterness with some smokey notes. It still lacks of complexity but should still improve while aging. 10/5/2001 (8/4/6/3/13): dark amber colour, fine head, very malty, caramel, very sweet 5/8/7/4/14 LANCELOT BONNETS ROUGES _1364_red-amber colour with few head, dark fruity aroma, lot of carbonation, sweet with a touch of acidity, long malty, cherryish aftertaste 3/7/6/4/14 LANCELOT NATURAL MYSTICK _2975_brewed for Sébastien Philippe Cassany (Port Ste Marie) - pale blond -orange colour, big creamy head and a nice lacing; solid but not overwhelming hemp aroma, also some notes of hay and wood; rather sweet and slightly oily, long sweetish finish with notes of herbs and hemp - too sweet to be really good 4/7/6/3/12 la MORGAT AMBRÉE _4103_from le Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy amber-brown colour, no head retention; heavy nose of plums and caramel; quite a low carbonation, a bit oily, a fair sweetness lasting in a fruit marmalade-like finish - chewing-gum beer 2/5/4/2/7 LA ROUGET DE LISLE MONTBÉLIARDE _3608_clear and pale golden colour with a solid white head; perfumy nose of pear and alcohol; very sweet and sticky; good malt body; no bitterness; long sweetish aftertaste of apple, pear and alcohol 3/4/3/2/7 LA ROUGET DE LISLE ABISINTHE _3288_courtesy of Rutzicka - clear pale golden with floating particules; solid foamy white head; sourish nose of herbs and alcohol; low carbonation; some sweetness which persists in the finish along with notes of absinthe - artificial and not exciting 3/6/5/2/11 LA ROUGET DE LISLE VIEUX TUYÉ _2337_red-amber colour, almost no foam, moderately smokeyness, rather thin-bodied with a dry smokey finish - as the merit to try so I will be indulgent ... 4/6/6/3/12 LA ROUGET DE LISLE COMBE aux LOUPS BRUNE _953_dark brown colour, fine head, malty nose, touch of blackberries, sweet with slightly too much carbonation, not much character 3/7/6/3/12 LA ROUGET DE LISLE VENTRE JAUNE _2663_brewed using "gauche", a regional specialty of smoked malt; thanks to Jean Ehrensperger for this one ! - pours a slightly hazy golden colour under a little chaotic foam; smokey nose with notes of ashes and some honey in the background; the body is decently malty and the mouthfeel quite oily; very effervescent (which prevents it to be too heavy) before the smokiness shows up again in a dry and correctly malty finish - original and worthy 3/6/7/3/14 LA ROUGET DE LISLE MARSEILLAISE _2662_cloudy lactic-yellow colour with almost no foam; very perfumy coriander aroma; lot of carbonation, oily and full-bodied, tart and acidic, the finish is wheaty and spicy with some residual sugars - a nice beer with a strong character 4/7/8/4/16 LA ROUGET DE LISLE MILLEFLEUR _954_golden colour, fine head, alcohol aroma, sweet, malty and heavy with a dry, alcohol finish 3/6/5/2/9 LA ROUGET DE LISLE BLANCHE des PLATEAUX _955_very pale yellow colour, cloudy, big head, corn and citrusy, full, sweet with some acidity, long dry finish 5/7/7/4/15 LA ROUGET DE LISLE CRISTAL des GRANDVAUX _956_dark brown colour, fine head, licorice and malty aroma, sweet and full-bodied, long dry fruity (plum?) finish 5/8/7/4/14 LA ROUGET DE LISLE GRANDS BOCAGES _957_transparent golden colour, few head, fresh herbal aroma, full and oily with a dry herbal finish 3/7/6/3/13 LA ROUGET DE LISLE BIÈRE DE NOËL _2573_clear ruby-brown colour, very little foam; toasted maltiness, aroma of caramel and grapefruit with notes of dark fruits (prune comes to mind); medium malt body, robust sweetness; long sweetish malty and caramelish aftertaste - I don't know where the 7.5% alc. are ?!; tend to be cloying and too sweet to be really good 4/6/6/3/11 LA ROUGET DE LISLE FOURCHE du DIABLE _958_a beer made with gentian - pale amber colour, few head, discreet alcohol aroma, oily and full, sweet and heavy, long alcohol and slightly nutty finish - quite harmless for a "devilish" beer 2/5/5/3/12 LA ROUGET DE LISLE GRANDE RIVIERE AMBREE _959_transparent amber colour, nice head, caramel and ginger bread aroma, sweet, oily and malty, long bitter, spicy and licorice finish 5/8/7/4/14 LA ROUGET DE LISLE PRINTANIÈRE _1723_clear golden colour, nice dense head, medium hoppiness with reminiscence of pear, medium to full-bodied, a touch of acidity makes it very refreshing, robust bitterness in a fruity finish - nice stuff 4/7/7/4/15 LAUTH BIERE DE SCHARRACH BLANCHE _1613_a gift from Rutzicka - cloudy orange colour, giant head, unusual nose of caramel, candy sugar, spices and banana, tart, some acidity, long corny finish with notes of alcohol and spices - some kind of hybrid between a witbier and a weizen 4/7/7/4/15 LAUTH BIERE DE SCHARRACH BLONDE _1619_cloudy orange colour, big head, estery with notes of hay, oily and full-bodied, tart, sweet with a dry malty finish - original and not easy to understand 4/6/6/3/11 LAUTH BIERE DE SCHARRACH AMBREE _1626_cloudy dirty amber-brown, few head, caramel and malty aroma, some fruity notes, light buttery, sweet and quite flat, malty finish 3/7/5/3/11 LAUTH BIERE DE SCHARRACH NOIRE _1628_dark brown colour, fine dense brown-tainted head, mocha and plum aroma, light roasted, bitter and slightly overcarbonated, notes of alcohol, long bitter and very dry finish 4/8/7/3/14 les FOUS BEYOND THE PALE _5508_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange coloured under a long lasting but chaotic white foam; nice lace; shows a decent fruity aroma with notes of apples, oranges and yeast; medium-bodied and fairly astringent, a solid biting bitterness, quite juicy and with a long fruity hoppy finish with more yeast presence 4/7/7/4/15 LOBSANN BIÈRE BLONDE _5415_from Mondial 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy dark orange colour with almost no foam left; aroma of butter and oranges; pretty shy; some sweetness and slightly oily; tart palate and medium-bodied; short and pretty watery finish with notes of candi sugar and orange peels 2/6/4/2/8 LOIRE 109 _2637_cloudy copper colour with no foam; the aroma is fruity (prune and lychees); a medium malt body with a high carbonation; a decent bitterness comes up before a long, dry aftertaste of dark fruits - not bad except for a touch of something unpleasant like boiled vegetables (maybe a fermentation problem) 2/5/6/3/11 LOIRE SAINT CÔME _2638_pours a cloudy orange colour with absolutely no foam; the nose is terribly discrete with just a hint of fruits (apple, orange); medium-bodied with a touch of bitterness and a modest fruity finish - totally lacking of chararacter 2/6/5/2/10 LORRAINE BIERE LORRAINE _873_a beer from the Martinique - pale transparent golden colour, the head quickly disappears, carton and solvent aroma, watery and flat with a dry and effervescent finish - boark ! 2/2/3/2/5 L & L ALPHAND BLANCHE _2494_Bottled. - pale golden colour, fine head, spicy nose with a fruity touch, high carbonation, moderate malt body, the finish is quite dry and corny/spicy 4/7/6/3/12 L & L ALPHAND BLONDE _2495_Bottled - slightly hazy blond, nice creamy head, very modest aromatic hoppiness, notes of haye, medium-bodied, some bitterness, quite dry with notes of apple/pear - dubious 3/4/4/2/8 L & L ALPHAND AMBRÉE _2496_amber coloured, butter and caramel in the nose, very nice foam, good malt body and a correct bitterness, long malty and quite aromatic finish - a beer with some character 4/6/7/3/13 L & L ALPHAND STOUT _2497_very dark brown colour and a nice lace, slightly toasted coffeish aroma, creamy mouthfeel, rather thin-bodied, long and very dry bitter coffeish aftertaste - very pleasant 4/6/7/3/13 MAISON DU PÈRE GEORGES LE FER ROUGE BITTER _1537_bright dark amber colour, big thick head, beautiful lace, light buttery aroma, very smooth, creamy, notes of caramel, moderate bitter finish - pleasant 5/5/6/3/12 MAISON DU PÈRE GEORGES LE FER ROUGE BLONDE _1538_clear bright golden colour, nice head and lace, decent hop aroma, herbal notes, medium-bodied, slightly oily, moderate bitter finish 4/6/7/3/13 MAISON DU PÈRE GEORGES LE FER ROUGE BLANCHE _1539_cloudy pale blond colour, few head, light corn and green apple aroma, lot of carbonation, sweet, long dry wheaty finish with metallic notes 4/5/4/2/7 MAISON DU PÈRE GEORGES LE FER ROUGE LA FORGERONNE _1540_dark black colour, big creamy brown head, aroma of black chocolate and cookies, oily, overcarbonated, very bitter, dry chocolate finish - chaotic 5/7/6/3/12 MATTEN la SCHWORTZ _5447_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strabourg - cloudy very dark brown colour with a persistent beige foam; nice lacework; quite toasted with notes of ashes and vanilla; soft palate with some sweetness; quite tasty and with no bitterness; aftertaste of chocolate and licorice 4/6/6/3/11 MATTEN RED FOX IPA _5460_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strabourg - cloudy amber-orange colour with a little beige foam left; decently hoppy with notes of flowers, caramel and candi sugars; a solid carbonation and a robust malt body; quite sweet and with a decent bitterness; long grapefruity and caramelsih aftertaste with some residual sweetness 4/7/7/4/15 _6546_from Mondial de la Bière 2012, Strasbourg - hazy dark blond beer with a moderate foam left; fresh hoppy aroma of orange peels and grapefruit; medium-bodied, gently sticky and very dry; solidly bitter and with a long fruity hoppy finish - straightforward 4/7/8/4/15 MATTIERE DU PÊCHEUR ADELSHOFFEN ADELSCOTT _134_amber colour, few head, smoked and fruity, full, dry finish - this is not as good as I think it was when I was 18 years old but don't listen to Oakes: it's far better than Raftman ! 5/8/6/4/13 MÉLUSINE _1189_cloudy dark orange colour, nice creamy head, spicy, yeasty with orange notes, tart, full and bitter, long honeyish aftertaste 5/7/7/3/14 MÉLUSINE MANDRAGORE BLONDE _5269_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy dark blond-orange colour, poor head retention, very yeasty, bready aroma; some herbal notes below; moderate malt body, quite high carbonation, a pretty flat herbal and spicy finish with hint of fruits - not terrible 3/5/472/9 METEOR CASINO KELLEGEN _2567_clear and bright golden colour, the initial foam disappears very quickly; corny nose with touches of herbs and paperboard; modest malt body, some tartness and a harsh bitterness; dry herbal finish - raw 3/4/5/2/8 METEOR BIÈRE de PRINTEMPS _5812_from Coop, Neuchâtel - bright and translucide bronze colour with a little chaotic foam left; a fair flowery hoppy aroma with notes of caramel; medium to full malt backbone and gently sticky; a fair bitterness and a tasty palate; pretty dry and long hoppy flowery finish with lingering notes of caramel - a nice surprise! 4/7/7/3/13 METEOR BLANCHE DE METEOR _2554_pours a cloudy lactic-blond colour with a little foam; corn and garpefruit are met in the nose; sweet and a little bit oily with a modest malt body; the finish is quite flat with light citrusy and grapefruity notes - gentle 4/5/6/3/11 Meteor Blonde _135_good hop presence, flat taste 2/6/4/2/9 Meteor Pils _136_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; re-rated 8/2007 - clear and bright golden colour, very little foam; solid flowery hoppiness in the nose; medium-bodied, crisp and clean with a decent bitterness; it finishes quite dry with long flowery hoppy notes - a good pils 4/6/7/3/14 METEOR BIERE DE NOËL _3997_pours a clear amber colour under a firm pale beige head, nice lace, dusty nose with subtle notes of undefined spices and oranges, sweet and with a rather low carbonation, medium-bodied, some bitterness introduces a smooth and moderately dry spicy finish where more notes of oranges shows up - a surprisingly good beer from Meteor 4/6/6/3/14 MILLY MILLIACUS _4073_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber colour with big particules floating within; fine and stable beige foam; aroma of bread and apple, marzipan; sweet and rounded, medium-bodied; quite long bready finish - not bad at all 4/7/6/3/13 MONT-BLANC BLANCHE DU MONT BLANC _2514_bottled - pale and cloudy yellow-lactic colour with lot of yeast floating in; absolutely no foam, the nose is full of citrus fruits, banana and grapefruit with also a strong presence of coriander and curaçao; light-bodied and acidic, the finish is partially dry (which makes this beer quite refreshing) with lingering spicy notes - worth a try ! 2/7/6/3/14 MONT-BLANC BLONDE DU MONT BLANC _1728_cloudy golden-blond colour, nice creamy head and lace, ginger, honeyish nose, estery, smooth, lot of carbonation, moderate bitterness, the finish is quite short and thin with light notes of melon 4/7/6/2/12 MONT-BLANC VERTE DU MONT BLANC _3098_hazy and reluctant green colour; the foam is quickly disappearing leaving just some big bubbles on the sides of the glass; aroma of mint and gentian; very sweet and lemonade-like palate; effervescent; sweetish herbal and mint aftertaste - lethal 1/4/2/2/4 MONT-BLANC VIOLETTE DU MONT BLANC _2503_slightly hazy blond-amber colour, effervescent, fine head, strong aroma fo berries and blackcurrant jam, notes of candi sugar and honey, sweet and a bit oily, short fruity and sugary finish - hemhem ... 3/5/3/2/7 _6343_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a cloudy brown beer with no head retention; rich aroma with notes of oranges, plums and candi sugar; full-bodied, pretty sweet with some moderate bitterness to balance it; moderate residual sugars in a long malty and fruity finish - low notes of warming alcohol in comparison to its alcohol content 4/8/7/4/16 _6344_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy copper-orange beer with a persistent beige foam left; earthy aroma with notes of almonds and red fruits; a good malt backbone, velvety palate and with a moderate carbonation; late tartness with long earthy notes and hints of oranges - very nicely brewed 5/7/7/4/14 _6346_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with a fair and persistent beige foam; hoppy and gently sourish aroma of red fruits; a good malt backbone, a creamy palate and a soft carbonation; slightly astringent and with a solid biting bitterness; quite dry with a long bitter flowery, peppery and fruity finish 5/7/7/4/15 _6347_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy brown beer under a solid creamy and long lasting beige foam; peppery hoppiness with notes of exotic fruits; medium-bodied and with a rounded palate; a decent and clean bitterness, pretty long aftertaste of red fruits with a citric and an earthy touch - nice beer again from this excellent brewery 5/7/7/4/15 _6462_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a cloudy amber-orange beer under a fairly foamy beige head; good lacework; slightly dusty aroma with a solid fruity hoppiness (litchies and peaches); a decent malt backbone, pretty tasty and with a late and slightly astringent bitterness which lasts in a long very hoppy fruity finish along with notes of cream 4/7/7/4/14 _6465_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange beer with a white foam left; some lacework; a fair fruity hoppiness with notes of star fruits and citrus; light yeasty notes; a sublte yet fair carbonation and a moderate malt backbone; solidly bitter and very dry; long fruity and yeasty hoppy finish - very refreshing and well-made 4/8/7/4/16 _6466_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark amber beer with a good head retention; nice lacework too; fairly hoppy with lemony and coconut notes; medium-bodied and fairly carbonated; hugely bitter and with a dry, very bitter hoppy finish where more notes of coconuts and exotic fruits can be met - very impressive 5/8/7/4/15 _6469_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy very dark beer under a long lasting beige foam; great lacework; a fair yet perfectly integrated smokiness showing notes of bacon and ashes; medium-bodied and pretty tasty; moderate bitterness; dry and smoky long malty finish with reminiscence of nuts - great stuff again from Salève 5/8/7/4/16 MOR BRAZ la BIÈRE du GRAND LARGE _137_brewed with sea water (!). Orange colour, nut aroma and well ... salted of course, but not too much. Very pleasant and original 4/7/8/4/16 MOR BRAZ GWENED _2145_cloudy orange colour with a nice creamy head, wheat and banana aroma, sweet and slightly oily, medium-bodied, the finish is salty and slightly citrusy - character and originality but a little bit cloying 5/6/5/3/9 MOULIN de SAINT-MARTIN BLANCHE _4121_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg; brewed by De Proef - hazy blond colour under a huge white head; the nose shows citrus, hay and grapefruit; very sweet with a shy tart acidity trying to balance it; medium-bodied with a corny and citrusy aftertaste and soem residual sugars 4/6/6/3/12 MOULIN de SAINT-MARTIN BRUNE _4078_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg; brewed by De Proef - cloudy reddish-brown colour under a foamy beige head; nice lace, aroma of bread and mango; good malt body, some sweetness and a solid carbonation; tart and moderately bitter; very dry and long fruity and bready finish 5/7/7/3/14 MOULIN de SAINT-MARTIN BLONDE _4076_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg; brewed by De Proef - hazy blond coloured with a huge and bright white foam; esters, yeast and grapefruit in the nose; overcarbonated, medium-bodied and with some tart acidity above a sweet backbone; slightly spicy and bitter fruity finish 4/6/6/3/12 MÜTZIG OLD LAGER _1429_golden-amber colour, fine head, alcohol and sewer aroma, oily and sweet with a dry alcohol finish 4/3/4/2/6 NAUFRAGEURS BIÈRE DES NAUFRAGEURS BLANCHE _3335_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - hazy pale yellow colour, solid and persistent white foam; citrus, yeast and grapefruit; rather high carbonated, tart and almost medium-bodied; salty; dry and effervescent elusive fruity finish - interesting and not bad at all 4/6/7/3/13 NAUFRAGEURS BIÈRE DES NAUFRAGEURS BLONDE _3336_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - slightly hazy brownze-amber colour, little beige foam; aroma of peach and yeast; slightly oily and tart mouthfeel, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied with a long chewy fruity finish - not really convincing 4/6/6/2/11 _6660_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of black chocolate, cocoa and apple; medium to full-bodied; pretty velvety palate, low bitterness, long aftertaste of licorice and chocolate 5/7/6/3/13 OC'ALE BLANCHE _2072_cloudy orange colour with a nice creamy head, honey and candy sugar, grapefruit and notes of coriander, sweet and slightly oily, dry grapefruit and honeyish finish - well-made and pleasant but a bit too sweet 5/8/7/4/14 OC'ALE NOIRE _2073_black colour with a creamy brown-tainted head which quickly diminishes, roasted coffee aroma with notes of licorice, very sweet and medium-bodied, roasty black chocolate finish - very interesting 4/7/7/4/16 l'OLANIER LA JOYEUSE BLONDE _3331_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dirty copper colour (blonde ? you are kidding me...); the foam disappears faster than the speed of light (must be a world record); lot of honey in the nose along with notes of yeast and wort; sweet and sour, light to medium-bodied; short sourish and honeyish finish 1/4/3/2/6 l'OLANIER LA JOYEUSE AMBRÉE _3332_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy and dirty copper-amber colour, absolutely no foam; aroma of vinegar, sulphur and yeast; acidic ... disgusting ... stop it: infected - what an incredible bad brewery ! 1/2/1/1/1 l'OLANIER LA JOYEUSE BRUNE _3333_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy brown colour, almost no foam; aroma of honey and melon; sour and medium-bodied with a long sourish and honeyish finish - one more failure from this brewery 2/3/2/2/4 OLT BIÈRE DE LA MARMOTTE BLONDE _2983_fully cloudy and unappetizing blond-orange colour, firm white head; very fruity aroma (mango, litchi), some yeasty notes in the background; medium malt body, fair bitterness, well-balanced; malty and slightly fruity finish 2/6/6/3/12 OLYMPE APHRODITE BIÈRE A L'HYDROMEL _138_beer mixed with hydromel - poor colour, aroma of a cheap white wine, fresh 2/3/5/3/7 PARADIS FRANCOISE-GEORGETTE _5005_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - clear blond colour with a moderate head retention; yeasty nose with fair notes of violet, perfumy with reminiscence of laundry detergent; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied; sweet and with a moderate carbonation, decently bitter and quite dry with long aftertaste of jasmine and other flowery stuff - I'm dazed and confused ... but quite charmed! 4/6/7/3/14 _6333_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark blond beer with a little long lasting foam; a fair hoppiness showing notes of fresh fruits, pine needles and hints of metal; moderate malt backbone, creamy mouthfeel and with a solid yet not aggressive bitterness; long hoppy finish with notes of almonds, apples and flowers - a pretty nice one again from Marjo 5/7/7/4/15 _6355_from Mondial de la Bière 2012, Strasbourg - hazy dark reddish-amber beer with a persistent beige foam; nice lace; hoppy with notes of apricots and oranges; a respectable malt backbone, quite velvety mouthfeel, a hint of sourness and a solid astringent bitterness; pretty dry and with a long fruity bitter hoppy finish - very nice 5/7/7/4/15 PARADIS NICOLE-CHARLOTTE _5007_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - clear bronze colour with a little pale beige foam; yeasty and slightly phenolic, a touch of lavender; initial sweetness and a good malt backbone, creamy mouthfeel and a light bitterness; long yeasty and slightly spicy finish 4/5/6/3/12 PARADIS MARIE-MADELEINE _5008_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - clear reddish-brown colour with a poor head retention; toasted biscuity aroma with notes of cookies; moderate carbonation and a low bitterness, some residual sugars and a long malty aftertaste with some vegetables notes 4/6/6/3/11 PARADIS CORINNE-LOUISE _5631_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - quite clear ruby-brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; gently toasted and fairly hoppy aroma, peppery and with notes of marzipan; very creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied; finishes bitter and pretty dry with notes of chocolate and hints of dark fruits; yeasty - complex and very well-made 5/8/7/4/16 PARADIS MARIE-MADELEINE DE NOËL _5009_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - hazy ruby-amber colour with a creamy beige head; long lasting; aroma of cinnamon and ginger; medium-bodied and pretty sweet, quite chewy on the tongue; residual sugars and more long spicy notes along with some bitterness and a touch of mint 4/6/6/3/13 PARADIS LA P'TITE SYLVIE _5010_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Marjorie Jacobi - clear blond colour with no head retention; solid hoppy nose, peppery and with notes of pine needles low carbonation and a quite full malt body; fairly bitter and with long hoppy and peppery notes 3/7/6/3/14 _6405_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy blond-orange beer with a modest foam left; aroma of sour apples, corn and fruity hops; soem astringency and a light tart acidity; medium-bodied; quite dry and gently bitter; quite long corny and fruity hoppy finish with salty notes 4/6/7/3/14 _6474_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark blond-orange beer with a long lasting foam; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of flowers, lemongrass and pear; a good malt backbone and pretty tasty; hugely bitter and very dry; very long aftertaste with clean bitter and slightly salty hoppy notes (again a nice balance between flowery and fruity notes) - refreshing and full of character; huge stuff ! 4/8/8/5/18 _6545_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy blond-orange beer under a chaotic yet long lasting white foam; fresh hoppy aroma of oranges and citrus, gently yeasty; slightly sticky and very tasty; a good malt backbone and a solid tart bitterness; long fruity hoppy finish with more citric notes - solid yet elegant; looks like a crossing between tripel and IPA 4/7/7/4/14 PELFORTH AMBREE _1745_clear pale amber colour, fine head and a nice lacing, deep aromatic hop aroma, subtle notes of exotic fruits, full-bodied, bitter, dry malty aromatic finish - subtle and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/15 PELFORTH ? GEORGE KILLIAN’S _1732_clear amber colour, the head quickly disappears, butter and grapefruit aroma, some malts, tart and sweet with a bubblegum-like finish - artificial and very forgettable 3/4/3/2/6 PELFORTH BLONDE _584_golden colour, big head, alcohol nose, sweet and full but not much character 5/5/6/3/11 PELFORTH brune _139_about 5 years old - slightly hazy ruby-brown colour; almost no foam; toasted nose with strong notes of caramel and apple; earthy; oily with a good malt body; some sweetness and a low bitterness; the finish is sweetish and malty with light fruity notes 4/7/6/3/14 _6574_from les 3 Mousquetaires, Morteau, France - clear bronze beer with a little foam left; aroma of malt, caramel and alcohol; a good malt body, pretty lively, moderate bitterness and a long malty finish with more notes of caramel - correct 4/6/6/3/13 PICO'MOUSSE PORTER _3334_hazy ruby-brown colour, no foam; slightly toasty and chocolatey; starts quite acidic, lot of carbonation and a mderate malt body; effervescent and elusive chewy fruity finish - hmmm ... 3/4/3/2/7 PIETRA PORTO LATINO _2606_clear golden-amber colour with almost no foam; aoma of potatoes and cane sugar; oily and very sweet; strange aftertaste of vegetables, sugary with a spicy touch - very dubious 2/4/3/2/6 PIETRA TREIZE BIERE DE MARSEILLE _2528_recipe from Les Brasseurs de Marseille Provence, brewed by Pietra - fizzy and slightly hazy blond colour, almost no foam, aroma of rum and potatoes, sweet and fizzy, long sweetish aftertaste with more notes of rum - frightening ... one more sugar juice for the youth ... 3/3/3/2/4 PIETRA EVE _2066_hazy pale yellow colour, unregular foam, aroma of herbal tea, very sweet, no hops, short dry watery finish - this is a sugar juice ! 2/3/2/2/4 PIETRA ADAM _2067_transparent golden colour (it’s hard to filter more), little foam, neutral and discreet nose, sweet and medium-bodied, strong alcohol finish - dubious 3/4/4/2/6 Pietra Ambree _1321_clear amber colour,, few head, nutty and candy aroma, full and earthy, long dry nutty finish 4/7/7/4/14 Pietra Colomba _1322_cloudy yellow-white colour, fine head, nice lace, corn and perfumy aroma, smooth and full-bodied, sweet with a slightly spicy finish 5/7/8/4/15 Pietra Serena _140_cloudy, golden colour, lemon aroma with a hint of nut in the finish 4/6/5/4/12 PINTADIER la BIÈRE du PINTADIER AMBRÉE _5006_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pale red-amber colour with a light pinkish head; quite weird aroma with notes of nuts, solvent and strawberries; highly carbonated, tart and quite dry, medium-bodied and very bitter; long bitter and hoppy finish; good balance between malt and hops - a very nice beer bringing a surprising contrast between aroma and palate 4/6/8/4/15 _6403_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy golden-bronze beer under a little but long lasting head; aroma of chewy malts with a respectable flowery and fruity (peaches, grapefruit) hoppiness; medium-bodied and gently sticky, pretty tasty; fairly bitter and quite dry with a long fruity hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/13 _6448_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy ruby-brown beer with no foam left; aroma of malt, toffee and blood oranges; low carbonation and quite thin-bodied; the aftertaste shows notes of hops which meet lingering hints of caramel and fruits 3/6/5/3/12 _6468_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark and cloudy amber-orange beer with a pretty hoppy aroma of berries with some lemony tones; medium-bodied, velvety and rounded palate; subtle carbonation and with a gentle and long lasting bitterness; very long hoppy finish where more notes of red fruits can be met - delicate yet full of character - beautiful ! 5/7/8/4/16 _6471_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy copper-orange beer under a long lasting white foam left; nice lacework; fairly hoppy aroma with notes of flowers and peaches; medium-bodied and pretty creamy palate; a fair yet not aggressive bitterness; long flowery hoppy aftertaste where the fruity tones stay now in the background 5/7/7/4/14 RATELIERS BELL DE LOING AMBREE _2979_cloudy dark amber-brown colour with a very little foam remaining; very malty, nutty aroma, biscuity; some sweetness, good malt body, a touch of dry biterness before a moderate nutty, woody finish - not bad at all 3/7/7/3/13 RATELIERS BELL DE LOING BRUNE _2984_cloudy dark brown colour, almost no foam; slightly toasty; the aroma is very malty with robust nutty notes; medium malt body maintained by a good carbonation; late bitterness; the finish is long with more malty and nutty tones - very good and staight to the point 3/8/7/4/15 SAINT-AMAND L'ABBATIALE DE ST-AMAND _1940_flavoured with juniper berries - hazy amber-orange colour with tons of yeast floating, fine head, aroma of berries, vinous, lot of carbonation, tart with some acidity, very dry with some alcohol notes in the finish - hard to drink 4/6/4/3/11 SAINT-AMAND GERMINAL BLONDE _1974_hazy orange colour, fine creamy head and a beautiful lacing, spicy and citrusy nose, corn notes, tart and very dry, rather light-bodied, acidic, short dry finish - thin, fresh and quite pleasant 4/7/6/3/13 SAINT-GERMAIN PAGE 24 à la CHICORÉE _4084_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear bronze colour, little forma left; fresh resiney hoppiness, gentle and subtle chicory nose; rounded mouthfeel, some sweetness and a quite short resiney aftertaste with hints of coffee - subtle and very good 4/7/7/4/15 SAINT-GERMAIN PAGE 24 à la RHUBARBE _4085_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear blond colour, little white foam; notes of cabbage and sulphur meet the rhubarb; quite acidic and thin-bodied with a short sour finish of rhubarb - not for me 2/4/4/2/7 SAINT-GERMAIN PAGE 24 RESERVE HILDEGARDE BLONDE _4086_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear blond colour with a firm white head; slightly buttery and spicy, fair aromatic hoppiness; good malt body, some initial sweetness and a robust bitterness, very lively palate; long hoppy and slightly spicy finish; quite dry - lot of character and very pleasant 4/7/8/4/16 SAINT-GERMAIN PAGE 24 BIÈRE DE NOËL _4087_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with an elusive beige foam; malt and hops in the nose; notes of red fruits and butterscotch; clean palate with some sweetness and a touch of acidity; chewy malts; short and quite dry flowery and fruity finish - I'm not really convinced 3/5/5/3/12 SAINT-OMER LAGER _1695_clear golden-blond, fine head, some hops, some sweetness and a hint of bitterness in a dry malty finish - boring 3/5/3/2/7 SAINT-OMER DAVELGHEM BLONDE _4829_from supermarket Casino, Morteau, France - translucid and bright golden-bronze colour with a modest head retention; smells like coat of paint and solvent with notes of pear; sweet and sticky, medium-bodied and fizzy; quite dry corny finish - dubious 3/3/4/2/6 SAINT-OMER BIÈRE BOCK _1705_pale clear yellow colour, almost no foam, aroma of carton, orange and alcohol, medium-bodied, tart and dry, paperboard finish - this, a bock ? come on ... 2/3/3/2/4 la SAINT-PIERRE BIÈRE À LA CERISE D'ALSACE _4080_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy reddish-orange colour under a huge foamy white head; aroma of black cherries and dust; moderate and a bit irregular malt body, sweet but not excessively, modest carbonation; quite dry aftertaste with lingering notes of cherries - drinkable 3/6/5/3/12 la SAINT-PIERRE BIÈRE DE NOËL DE L'ONCLE HANSI _4081_from Village de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy amber-brown colour with a solid beige foam; notes of ginger and some other undefined spices; good malt body with a subtle carbonation, some notes of red fruits and spices in a long finish - well-made and pleasant 4/6/6/3/14 la SAINT-PIERRE BLANCHE _2301_cloudy amber-orange colour, the initial foam disappears quickly, banana and grapefruit aroma, oily, tart and acidic, overcarbonated, dry and short banana aftertaste 2/6/4/2/9 la SAINT-PIERRE BLONDE _2290_cloudy bright orange colour, fine creamy head, fruity (peach?), yeasty and with some notes of diacetyl, tart and medium-bodied, some sweetness before a very dry bitter and fruity finish - refreshing and with some character; not bad at all 5/6/7/4/14 la SAINT-PIERRE AMBRÉE _2304_hazy amber-brown colour, almost no foam, aroma of apple, red fruits and plastic, thin body, overcarbonated with a tart and low bitterness, the finish is quite dry with a residual sweetness and more notes of apple 3/5/4/2/8 la SAINT-PIERRE la SAINT-CLAUDE DE PRINTEMPS _3947_cloudy reddish-amber colour with a poor foam left; the nose is a bit acidic showing notes of orange peels and grapefruit; juicy and fizzy; mediumb-bodied; sweet with a long fruity and a bit chewy finish 3/6/6/3/11 la SAINT-PIERRE la SAINT-CLAUDE BLANCHE _3990_cloudy orange colour under a huge foamy bright white head; solid citrusy and grapefruity aroma; medium-bodied, sweet and tart/acidic, high carbonation, juicy; aftertaste of apples and grapefruit; acidic with some residual sweetness - very pleasant 4/7/7/4/15 la SAINT-PIERRE la SAINT-CLAUDE BLONDE _3956_pours a cloudy orange colour under a bright and firm white foam; robust aroma of apples and orange juice; strong carbonation, sweet and juicy with a solid acidity; quite dry and very fruity finish (oranges and tangerines) - fresh and very interesting 4/7/6/3/14 la SAINT-PIERRE BRUNE _2288_dark brown colour with a fine and slightly brown tainted head, slightly sourish nose, a bit toasted, some caramel and diacetyl, sweet and medium-bodied with a touch of finishing bitterness, quite dry with a long finish of caramel, coffee and licorice plus unfortunately something definitely wrong due probably to fermentation problems - could be very good 4/6/7/2/10 la SAINT-PIERRE FORTWENGER _3337_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a little beige foam; aroma of cloves and cardamom; overcarbonated with not much malt body below; effervescent and spicy finish - dubious 3/6/4/2/11 la SAINT-PIERRE BLANCHE DE L'ONCLE HANSI _3953_hazy orange colour under a fine off-white foam; aroma of citrus and pear with a touch of almonds; esters; overcarbonated and very sweet, very fizzy in the mouth, medium-bodied and with a long fruity and almondy finish 3/7/6/3/13 la SAINT-PIERRE BLONDE DE L'ONCLE HANSI _3965_cloudy orange colour with an elusive white foam; acidic nose of grapefruit and almonds; overcarbonated and with an irregular malt body, sweet and with some acidity; dry aftertaste of orange peels and tangerines - looks pretty uncontrolled but indeed: not bad at all 3/6/6/3/13 la SAINT-PIERRE BIÈRE DE SAINT LOUIS BLANCHE _4606_from supermarket Leclerc, Pontarlier, France - cloudy pale orange colour with a poor head retention; aroma of coriander, orange peels and tangerines; lively carbonation and quite sweet, medium-bodied; corny and citrusy finish 3/6/6/3/13 la SAINT-PIERRE BIÈRE DE SAINT LOUIS BLONDE 1816 _4607_from supermarket Leclerc, Pontarlier, France - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid white foam; nice lace; very dusty aroma with notes of oranges in the background; sweet and medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and with a moderate late bitterness, fruity and dusty finish 4/6/6/3/13 SAINT RIEUL BLANCHE _2974_hazy blond-orange colour, nice creamy head; strong fruity nose (apricot, orange, grapefruit), some corny notes, slightly oily, quite full-bodied, sweet and with a high carbonation; the finish is long, very fruity and with lot of residual sweetness - a very tasty wheat beer 4/7/7/3/14 SAINT RIEUL BLONDE _3010_hazy dark orange colour and a little but stable head; robust aroma of tangerines, some yeast and dust; very carbonated and sweet, decent malt body hidden behind; a robust bitterness takes suddenly the control and lasts a very long time in a dry fruity, yeasty finish 4/8/8/4/15 SAINT SYLVESTRE GAVROCHE _141_amber colour, nice foam, caramel aroma, sweet 5/7/7/4/14 SAINT SYLVESTRE 3 MONTS _1949_1999 vintage sampled 2/2004 - hazy orange colour with some floating yeast particules, almost no foam, very complex nose of apricot/apple, alcohol and candy sugar, some nutty notes, vinous, full-bodied, moderate initial sweetness, robust bitterness followed by a very long alcohol, sugary and fruity finish - a big and complex bière de garde 4/8/8/4/17 SANCERROISE LA DRÔLESSE _1711_hazy dark orange colour, fine head, peachy aroma, smooth and acidic, good malt body, some bitterness, long dry fruity finish - balanced, character and originality 4/7/7/4/15 SANCERROISE ROSE BLANCHE _1700_cloudy lactic-orange colour, big dense head and a beautiful lace, strong wheaty aroma with notes of banana, sparkling, acidic and smooth, dry citrusy and corny finish - refreshing and deeply balanced, this is a very nice brew. 5/7/8/4/16 SANCERROISE LA SANS-GÊNE _1701_red-amber colour, few foam, licorice and dark fruits with some caramel, good malt body, some acidity and a decent bitterness, the finish is earthy, malty - strong character 4/7/7/4/13 SANCERROISE VAL D'OR _3000_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy amber-orange colour, the foam is quickly reducing; bubblegum-like aroma, prune, yeasty; strong initial sweetness and effervescent; finishes fairly bitter and very dry with more bubblegumy notes _3/5/6/2/11 SANCERROISE AU GRUYT _3003_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark reddish-brown colour, bad head retention; spicy and a bit toasty nose; totally overcarbonated, tart, some malts hidden behind, quite a lot of residual sugars, solid bitterness; finishes dry with notes of licorice, spices and alcohol - chaotic though somehow interesting 3/6/4/2/8 SANCERROISE A LA LENTILLE VERTE DU BERRY _3002_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pale golden colour with a bad head retention; weird aroma with notes of cleaning product and alcohol; unclean malt profile, begins quite tart and malty, sweetish, moderately dry and slightly bitter; more notes of alcohol in the finish - strange and unpleasant stuff 2/4/5/2/7 SANCERROISE DE NOËL BLONDE _3001_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour with some impurities floating within; the foam is disappearing very fast; aroma of apple, sugary; very sweet with a high carbonation; some bitterness with a dry and quite flat fruity finish - unconvincing 2/6/5/2/9 SAVERNE 8,8 (BRAUPERLE EXTRA STRONG) PREMIUM _1094_yellow-orange colour, almost no head, alcohol aroma, sweet, oily and disgusting, overwhelming alcohol presence, dry heavy finish - brrr... 2/3/2/2/4 SAVERNE KOENIGSBIER EXTRA FORTE _4834_canned, from supermarket Casino, Morteau, France - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of solvent and oranges; sweet and full-bodied, no bitterness and a long fruity finish with lot of residual sugars and a late alcohol touch 3/4/4/2/7 SAVERNE BORIS LE FLACON D'ALSACE _1792_clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, paperboard nose, tart and medium-bodied, dry unpleasant plastic-like finish - Saverne gets my vote for the worst brewery in the world 2/3/2/2/6 SAVERNE BURGBRÄU _1342_clear golden colour, few head, vegetable-like aroma, flat and boring - a typical exemple of ewhat the french can do with lagers 2/4/3/2/5 SAVERNE KELLEGEN EXTRA FORTE _4830_canned; from supermarket Casino, Morteau, France - golden colour with a little foam left; aroma of apple and a touch of solvent; very sweet with a moderate carbonation, slightly oily; residual sugars and notes of paper and apples with late hints of alcohol 3/3/3/2/6 SAVERNE FRITZ BRÄU _1427_clear golden-yellow colour, few head, herbal, plastic and paperboard in the nose, sweet and slightly tart with an unpleasant carton-like finish 3/3/5/2/6 SAVERNE BELLE BRASSEUSE _2568_for me it is always a challenge to taste a new beer from this brewery, which I consider one of the worst in the world - clear golden colour and a chaotic foam; a hint of aromatic hoppiness, sweet and light-bodied with a moderately herbal finish - insignificant but this is about the best beer that this brewery is able to produce. 3/3/4/2/7 SAVERNE AMOS FC METZ _3960_slightly hazy bronze colour with a persistent off-white head; correct lace; aroma of almonds and dust, creamy mouthfeel and with a low carbonation, some sweetness, dusty and almondy finish - one of the rare drinkable beers from this brewery 4/6/6/3/12 SAVERNE EL GRANDE _1699_one more strange french experiment: clear pale golden colour, fine dense head and a nice lace, aroma of vanilla and coconut, sweet and medium-bodied, dry finish of rhum - surprisingly decent 4/7/5/3/12 SAVERNE BIÈRE DE LA LICORNE _1702_clear yellow colour, few foam, grassy aroma with strong notes of wet carton, tart and flat with a dry bitter, aggressiv finish 2/3/3/2/6 SAVERNE LICORNE LÉGENDE _4004_clear and bright golden-bronze colour, firm white foam and a nice lacing, aroma of paperboard, corn and metal, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel, sweet with some tartness, unpleasant aftertaste of paperboard - bad work as usual from Saverne 4/4/3/2/6 SAVERNE STAMPER ENERGY _1703_flavoured with guarana, coffein and elder - red-amber colour, few head, cola and dark fruits in the nose, sweet and oily, strange spicy finish - does not have any beer character 2/3/3/2/4 SAVERNE TOP BUDGET _1918_clear golden colour, big bubbles in a fine head, buttery and slightly grassy nose, sweet and light-bodied with a watery and carton-like finish - not even bad by Saverne standards ... 2/4/4/2/7 SAVERNE MOSEL BIER _4420_canned; from Amstein - pale and clear golden colour, persistent white foam; nice lace; aroma of wort, light-bodied, sweet and quite harsh in the finish; more notes of unfermented malt in the aftertaste 3/3/3/2/4 SAVERNE BURGBIER _5702_canned; from a supermarket in Neuchâtel - clear golden beer with a white chaotic foam left; aroma of paperboard and public toilets; medium-bodied, quite sweet with a late corny tartness, no bitterness and a flat aftertaste - a beer true to the terrible quality usual for Saverne ... 2/3/4/2/6 SCAMARK FALSBOURG 8-8 _1722_golden-orange colour, few foam, typical malt liquor aroma of alcohol and orange, full-bodied, sweet and oily followed by a powerful alcohol, dry and sugary finish - the more experience I get in beer tasting, the less I like malt liquors ... 2/3/3/2/4 SCAMARK FALSBOURG _1717_clear blond colour, fine head, dust and wet carton aroma, sweet and tart, slightly dry, unpleasant finish, bad - a typical french supermarket beer 3/3/3/2/6 SCHUTZENBERGER SCHUTZ PATRIATOR _1867_dark ruby-brown colour with few foam and big bubbles, light alcohol and chocolate maltiness in the nose, medium-bodied, sweet, slightly oily with a moderate malty and quite unpleasant bitter finish - a modest example of the style which tends to be a little bit disgusting 3/5/5/2/8 SCHUTZENBERGER la BIERE DE NOËL _288_amber colour, sweet and spicy 4/5/7/4/12 SCHUTZENBERGER biere sur lie _400_light honey colour, spicy aroma, alcohol too present 3/7/5/3/11 SCHUTZENBERGER TUTSS _468_claims to be the freshest beer in the world, has also been elected "Taste of the year 2004" in France - very clear pale yellow colour with a little and chaotic foam, a very little hint of aromatic hops in the nose, sweet and medium-bodied, very neutral finish - nothing wrong but no character at all 4/3/4/2/7 SCHUTZENBERGER CRIOLOS _2968_clear very dark amber colour, almost no foam remaining; powerful and pure aroma of black chocolate, some notes of dark fruits in the background; slightly oily, very sweet, rather high carbonated and with a moderate malt body; very chocolaty finish - this beer is 120% chocolate but not unpleasant at all; a good dessert beer 3/7/6/3/12 SCHUTZENBERGER la BIO _983_cloudy pale orange colour, no head, decent hop aroma, fresh, citrusy and herbal, full-bodied with a touch of acidity, dry finish 3/7/6/3/12 SNC SCA BNA BLONDE d’ALSACE _1736_clear blond colour with a fine head, skunky, paperboard aroma, sweet, medium-bodied with a very short finish - weak and boring 3/3/4/2/6 SORNIN LE CHAUDRON VERT _2650_brewed using vervain; thanks to Les Faiseurs de Bière for this one - it pours a frightening hazy green ! colour; some residual foam; strange herbal, menthol aroma; very sticky and sweet with a high carbonation; thin-bodied; short and very dry finish which leaves something reluctant in the mouth - help ! I think I will go and brush my teeth 1/3/3/2/3 SOYEUSE BLONDE _4476_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy blond-amber colour with a little foam left; aroma of overmatured tropical fruits; very sweet and sticky; long and sweetish disgusting fruity finish - urghhh 3/2/3/2/3 STORIG IPA HIGH GRAVITY _5024_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark orange colour with a modest head retention; fairly flowery and fruity hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit and star fruit; very sweet and with a medium malt backbone, quite sticky palate; the finish is decently bitter with lot of residual sugars and long fruity tones - the alcohol is quite well hidden which makes it a dangerous beer 4/7/6/3/12 ST. POLOISE CERVOISE DES 7 VALLÉES _703_deep golden colour, beautiful head, honey and hazelnut aroma, sweet, malty, alcohol, long aftertaste 5/8/7/4/15 TERKEN SEPTANTE 5 _1724_clear amber colour, few foam, caramel, malt, earthy, some sweetness, good body, sparkling, dry and malty finish - interesting 4/7/7/3/14 TERKEN UBERLAND BIÈRE DES FLANDRES _1536_clear golden colour, fine head, herbal aroma, dry and medium-bodied, fresh and boring - next one ! 4/5/4/2/7 THIRIEZ LA BLONDE D'ESQUELBECQ _2970_pours a slightly hazy blond colour, very foamy, solid hoppy nose showing notes of grapefruit and lemon; a respectable malt body maintained by a good carbonation, robust bitterness; long fruity and hoppy finish with some residual sugars - sharp and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/15 _6262_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy blond beer under a solid creamy white foam; fresh and solid flowery hoppiness; notes of almonds and peaches; creamy palate and medium-bodied, low carbonation and pretty tasty; a fair bitterness and a long flowery and almondy hoppy finish - very nice 5/8/7/4/16 THIRIEZ BIÈRE DE NOËL _4205_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a reddish hue; little beige foam; malty nose, walnuts and light spicy tones; some sweetness with a medium malt body; fizzy and with a moderate bitterness; quite dry fizzy finish with nutty and spicy notes 4/7/6/3/14 THIRIEZ VIEILLE BRUNE _4645_courtesy of fiulijn; bottle #55/250 -hazy dark brown colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of vinegar with notes of chocolate and brownies underneath; low carbonation and with a moderate malt body; sourish and with some astringency; quite dry and sour aftertaste of cherries and cookies - very interesting 5/7/8/4/15 THIRIEZ ETOILE DU NORD _2972_hazy blond-orange colour, nice foamy head; robust hoppy nose with grapefruit and hay; medium-bodied, some astringence and a strong bitterness; long dry and bitter fruity finish with a hint of spices - very good 5/8/7/4/15 THIRIEZ LA ROUGE FLAMANDE _2977_dark and cloudy reddish-amber colour, almost no foam remaining; aroma of raspberry marmelade; sweet and sticky, some sweetness barely hidden by the high carbonation; some residual sweetness in the finish along with more red fruity notes 3/6/6/3/12 THIRIEZ LA MALINE _2977_very dark brown, almost black, colour; fine creamy beige head; slightly toasted, aroma of ginger, effervescent and sweet, moderate malt body, sweetish aftertaste of ginger - forgettable 4/6/5/2/11 TONNERRE DE BREST CUVEE NUIT DE TONNERRE _874_dark brown colour, big head, torrefied, caramel and licorice aroma, sweet and full, very malty, some finishing bitterness 5/7/7/4/14 TONNERRE DE BREST AMBREE AUX ALGUES _1412_red-amber colour, fine head, complex spicy and herbal aroma, sweet, salty and very smooth, kind of bubblegum-like, yeasty, herbal finish 4/8/6/3/12 TRI MARTOLOD RAUCHBIER WEIZEN _5397_courtesy of the brewers - hazy amber-brown colour; little beige foam left; a fair smokiness with some lactic notes; a good malt body and a fair carbonation; sweet and with a very low bitterness; slightly dry smokey finish with notes of bacon and corn 4/7/6/3/13 UBERACH DOIGT DE DIEU _971_dirty copper colour, fine head, aroma of blood and metal, too much carbonation, flat with an unpleasant metallic finish - what is this supposed to be ? God's finger ?? One more reason not to believe in it ... :-) 2/3/2/2/4 UBERACH CERVOISE MIÉLUSINE _972_cloudy orange colour, big head, floral and honey aroma, sweet and creamy with some acidity, dry and short finish - quite boring 5/6/5/2/9 UBERACH BRUNE _3955_hazy dark ruby-brown colour with a firm beige head; toasted nose of caramel and malts, moderate malt body, sweet and with a quite high carbonation; an acidic touch before a moderately malty, biscuity and fizzy finish 4/6/6/3/12 UBERACH CARABOSSE _3979_cloudy amber-orange colour with a little beige foam; aroma of potatoes and pumpkin; good malt body; sweet with a subtle carbonation; dry and slightly bitter, long aftertaste of pumpkin - a good and balanced beer 4/7/7/3/14 UBERACH BLANCHE _974_orange colour, fine head, herbal and perfumy aroma, corn, sweet with some acidity, full with a dry, slightly bitter finish - very nice 4/8/7/3/14 UBERACH AMBREE _975_dark amber colour, giant head, malty, toffee nose, creamy, medium bitterness with a slightly sour finish - original and unusual 5/7/6/3/12 UBERACH LE KLINTZ _2980_pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a little beige foam; aroma of licorice and milk chocolate with notes of honey; soft palate, medium-bodied, low (if any) bitterness; the finish falls quite short with light malty and caramelish notes - subtle 4/7/6/3/13 UBERACH LE P'TIT KLINTZ _2981_cloudy dark orange colour under a firm creamy white head; solid but not overwhelming flowery and honeyish aroma; creamy mouthfeel, sweet and quite thin-bodied; watery finish with light herbal and honeyish notes 4/6/5/2/9 UBERACH JEAN BALTHAZAR _976_black ebony colour, big creamy head, chocolate and toffee aroma, buttery, slightly toasted, sweet with a touch of bitterness in the finish 5/7/7/3/15 UBERACH MARIE NOËLLE _977_copper colour, big head, fruity (raspberry, cherry) aroma, malty, touch of spices, some acidity, dry finish - still not sure what I must think of this one ... 4/6/6/3/11 UBERACH JULIETTE _978_copper-orange colour, tons of yeast floating in this strange fluid, nice creamy head, citrusy, malty nose, very acid, aggressive, dry fruity finish - a mysterious beer, impossible to classify 3/6/4/2/8 UBERACH BLONDE _979_honey colour, big creamy head, some yeast floating, very discreet aroma, malty, fresh and slightly fruity, full-bodied, lot of carbonation, dry and acid, short finish - this brewery really makes beers which are not easy to understand 4/6/6/3/13 UNION DE BRASSERIES 33 EXPORT _1716_no more brewed by BGI but by Heineken France since quite a long time now - clear bright golden colour, nice dense head, aroma of cream, sweet and terribly flat, neutral finish - a beautiful example of beer castration ! 3/4/3/2/5 VAL d'AINAN la DAUPHINE MENTHE et THÉ VERT _4449_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - cloudy dark orange colour with a poor head retention; fair aroma of green tea with some mint in the background; medium-bodied and with some acidity; lactic finish with notes of mint - interesting but unfortunately slightly infected 3/6/5/3/12 VAL de DRÔME M 26 PIPE BIÈRE DE SOURCE _4375_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a cloudy orange colour without foam; aroma of orange peel and cream; low carbonation, sweet and slightly acidic; dry aftertaste of oranges and paperboard 3/6/6/3/12 VAL de DRÔME MARKUS la PRINTANIÈRE _4385_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy copper-amber colour with a solid creamy beige foam; aroma of ripe fruity and dust with notes of spices and paper; decent sweet malt backbone and with a quite high carbonation, some tartness and aslightly salty finish; moderately dry finish with notes of caramel the fruits stay in the background now 4/7/6/3/12 VAL de DRÔME MARKUS BLANCHE _4472_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - amber-orange colour with no head retention; lactic nose with notes of banana in the background; medium-bodied and very fizzy, some sweetness, short and quite dry, slightly spicy and acidic finish with notes orange peels - a beer to forget 2/3/3/2/5 VAL de DRÔME MARKUS AMBREE _4475_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark amber colour with a modest head retention; aroma of caramel and rose; quite lively carbonation, medium-bodied, some sweetness and tart, fizzy and short elusive caramelish aftertaste - almost drinkable 3/4/4/2/8 VAL de DRÔME MARKUS BLONDE _4474_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-amber colour, little foam left; aroma of sour apples and dust; medium-bodied and with a correct carbonation; some astringency; short and creamy aftertaste of vegetables - very strange and definitely doesn’t get my vote 3/3/4/2/7 VAL de DRÔME PICODON BIERE _4473_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of old apples and cellar; empty palate and moderately sweet, poor malt body, very short and vanishing finish with hints of fruits 3/4/3/2/5 VELTINS VELTINS _1766_clear bright golden colour with few foam, herbal and fat grassy nose, medium-bodied, dry with a nice bite of bitterness - a solid pils 3/6/7/3/14 WARENGHEM MÉLMOR BIÈRE AU CHOUCHEN _3436_slightly hazy golden-orange colour with particules floating within; little white foam; gentle honeyish aroma with notes of dust; quite robust sweetness partially balanced by a moderate tart acidity; more honey in the finish - one-dimensional but pleasant 3/6/6/3/13 WARENGHEM BIER BREIZH BLONDE _3320_pours a clear and bright golden colour under a solid creamy and persistent foam; dusty and yeasty aroma with fruity notes (pear) hidden behind; creamy mouthfeel and a good malt body; lively palate with some tart acidity to balance the sweetness; the finish is yeasty again and fruity - a good one 5/6/8/3/14 WARENGHEM BIER BREIZH AMBREE _3314_clear amber colour and a little white foam; slightly smokey and with a medium body which fails short on the end leaving a short sweetish, smokey and caramelish finish 3/6/5/2/11 WARENGHEM BIER BREIZH BLANCHE _3317_fully cloudy dark orange colour with no foam remaining; aroma of tangerines and curaçao; very tart, effervescent; a solid acidity hides partially the sweetness and the respectable malt body below; long fruity aftertaste where residual sugars met some more curaçao - interesting though a bit chaotic 2/6/7/3/14 ZANNEKIN AMBRÉE _1924_cloudy amber-brown colour with a giant creamy head, malt and caramelwith notes of ginger, creamy mouthfeel, overcarbonated, sour and acidic, very dry and sourish finish - a failure 4/5/3/1/4 Georgia ======= AIA 11% _3518_courtesy of Per Forsgren - hazy pale golden colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of old apples and potatoes; very low carbonation and poor malt body; sweet with a late sourness; flat aftertaste of apple and cellar - unfit for human consumption 1/3/2/1/2 KAZBEGI LAGER _3513_courtesy of Per Forsgren - clear golden colour with no foam; aroma of pocorns and potatoes; sweet and medium-bodied; malty finish with notes of solvent - very sovietic ... 2/3/4/2/6 Germany ======= ? NORMA HEFE-WEISSE _3245_courtesy of Peter Ens; a beer brewed for the german supermarket Norma by ? - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a little disappearing white foam; robust banana aroma; medium-bodied, sweet with a high carbonation, a little bit oily; moderately dry with an elusive banana and corny finish - classic 3/6/6/3/13 ? PATER RUDI WEISSBIER _5416_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - hazy blond-orange colour with a poor head retention; estery nose with notes of overmatured bananas, hints of cloves; sweet and with a subtle carbonation; ,lot of residual sweetness and long heavy banana notes in the finish 3/6/5/2/9 ? MILLBRAU BIÈRE BLONDE DE LUXE _3129_canned; labelled Millbrau Bière Blonde de Luxe and brewed in Germany - very clear and bright golden colour; aroma of paper and dust; sweet with a soft and creamy mouthfeel; medium-bodied, some late bitterness; neutral and slightly herbal finish - drinkable but in small doses 4/3/5/2/8 ? DRINKS OF THE WORLD EVENT BIER _2952_brewed in the EU and imported in Switzerland; pet bottle - clear and pale golden colour with a fast disappearing foam; aroma of rotten eggs and plastic, medium-bodied, rather sweet, low bitterness and a short corny finish with more notes of rotten eggs - very bad 2/2/4/2/5 ? SPAR LUDGER'S GOLD _2205_clear pale golden colour, little collapsing foam, corny, metallic nose, tart, astringent and metallic flavours, the finish is dry and mostly unpleasant - very bad ! 2/3/3/2/4 ? LANDLIEBE KRISTALL EXPORT (SINGEN) _5502_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pale golden-yellow colour with a solid bright white foam; correct lacework; gently oily herbal aroma with buttery notes, medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, light herbal bitterness with some more buttery notes in the finish - balanced 4/6/6/3/13 ? MARKGRAFENBRÄU EXPORT _5954_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and bright golden beer under a persistent white foam; nice lacework; shy aromatic hoppy aroma with buttery notes; sweet and gently oily; very low bitterness, buttery and oily grassy finish - cheap 4/4/3/2/6 ? LANDI FARMER HELL/BLONDE _6122_canned from Landi Zollikofen - very pale golden-yellow beer with a chaotic foam left; slightly herbal with buttery notes; moderate malt body, soft palate and with a low bitterness; a light and late tartness, gently malty and poorly hoppy finish 3/5/4/2/9 _6669_from Landi, Zollikofen; canned - pale and clear golden beer with a poor foam left; strong aroma of paperboard, thin and watery, moderate carbonation and with a disgusting finish of wet carton - undrinkable 3/2/2/1/2 1. DAMPFBRAUEREI ZWIESEL ZWIESEL DAMPFBIER _4513_courtesy of Arben Haziri - pours a copper-amber colour under a solid slightly beige foam; nice foam left; earthy malty aroma with notes of ashes, meat and honey; medium-bodied and with a lively carbonation; the finish is quite empty with vague earthy reminiscence - subtle and pleasant 4/7/6/3/13 _6209_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark blond beer with a solid white foam left; flowery and peanutty hoppiness; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation; moderate bitterness and a decent aromatic flowery finish 3/6/7/3/12 ADLERBRÄU DACHSENFRANZ DUNKEL ORIGINAL _4503_courtesy of Arben Haziri - pours a clear ruby-brown colour with a little but persistent beige foam; the nose is fairly toasted and earthy with a touch of caramel; medium-bodied with some sweet malt backbone, subtle carbonation and a fizzy and quite short toasted malty finish 4/6/6/3/13 ADLERBRÄU DACHSENFRANZ MÄRZEN _5950_courtesy of fiulijn - clear deep golden colour with a poor foam left; fresh moderate herbal hoppiness; crisp and with a respectable malt backbone; gently bitter and with a long tart herbal finish 4/6/7/4/14 ADLERBRÄU DACHSENFRANZ WALDPILS _5955_courtesy of fiulijn - translucide and pale golden beer with a fair white head; peppery and herbal aroma; clean palate and medium-bodied, gentle and moderately dry bitterness; more spices and herbal hoppy tones in the finish 4/6/6/2/12 ADLERBRÄU DACHSENFRANZ KELLERBIER _5884_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden beer with a very shy foam left; a solid herbal nose; light spicy with hints of butter; medium-bodied; lively palate and a good bitterness; long herbal finish .- very nice 4/7/7/4/14 ADOLF SCHMID USTERSBACHER BRAUHERREN _626_pale yellow colour, no head, few hop, slightly spicy, lot of character 2/4/6/3/11 AIDENBACH ALTBAYRISCH EDEL-WEISSE _2801_courtesy of Peter Ens - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a little foam; the expected banana aroma is of course present but surprising light notes of smoked salami are also met; a bit oily and with a rather thin malt body; some sweetness, quite a low carbonation for a weizen; short corny finish where the fruity tones stay very discrete - unbalanced 4/7/5/2/10 ALLGÄUER ALTENMÜNSTER BRAUER BIER URIG WÜRZIG _2660_slightly hazy golden colour with almost no foam; strong herbal and spicy hoppiness; medium-bodied, some sweetness soon followed by a long herbal finish - character and balance, a nice beer 3/7/7/4/16 _6214_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy blond-orange beer with a solid creamy white foam; deep aroma of hay, banana and cloves, velvety palate and a moderate carbonation; quite sweet, juicy with notes of banana in the finish 4/7/5/3/11 ALLGÄUER ALTENMÜNSTER MAIBOCK _5911_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear deep golden colour with a little white foam left; aroma of hay and citrus with light notes of alcohol; medium malt backbone and with some late bitterness; slightly corny and with an herbal hoppiness; quite long malty finish - subtle and well-made; the 7.5% are not apparent 4/8/7/4/14 _6235_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy dark blond beer with a little foam left; dusty and fairly herbal nose; medium-bodied and slightly tart; pretty tasty herbal hoppy finish 4/6/6/3/13 ALPIRSBACHER KLOSTERBRÄU KLEINER MÖNCH _2429_clear and bright golden colour, fine head, oily grassy nose, medium-bodied, herbal and bitter finish - ok though lacking of subtility 5/6/7/3/11 ALPIRSBACHER KLOSTERBRÄU WEIHNACHTSBIER _2380_clear golden colour (the germans are probably the only who are brewing a pale lager for Christmas ...), little foam, chalky an flowery nose, sweet and oily with a good malt body, moderate malty finish - modest 3/5/6/2/10 ALPIRSBACHER KLOSTERBRÄU SPEZIAL _2379_clear and pale golden colour, almost no foam, discreet oily nose, sweet and soapy with a short malty finish - another bad beer from this brewery 2/4/3/2/6 ALPIRSBACHER KLOSTERBRÄU WEIZEN HEFE-HELL _2426_hazy golden with a giant firm creamy head, nice lacing, wheat and matured bananas in the nose, very sweet and rather thin-bodied, long banana aftertaste 3/6/6/3/12 ALPIRSBACHER KLOSTERBRÄU PILS _2378_clear golden colour, almost no foam, aroma of butter with a light aromatic hoppiness, medium-bodied at best, a bit tart, dry and very unpleasant bitterness, short finish - bad 2/4/4/2/6 ALTSTADT-BRÄU JOHANN SION KÖLSCH _2941_clear and bright golden colour, little fast reducing foam; gentle fruity hoppiness; clean malt profile; medium-bodied, low bitterness; decently malty and fruity finish with some residual sweetness - not much character but ok 4/6/6/3/13 ANDECHS KLOSTER ANDECHSER DUNKEL _2312_clear ruby-brown colour, little chaotic foam, toasted malty aroma with notes of butter and nuts, light to medium body, sweet, malty and slightly dry toasted finish 3/7/5/3/12 ANDECHS KLOSTER ANDECHSER HELL _2303_clear bright golden colour, nice creamy head, cream and herb in the nose, sweet and medium-bodied, dry herbal finish - boring 4/6/5/3/9 ANDECHS KLOSTER ANDECHSER SPEZIAL HELL _2302_clear bright golden colour with a big creamy head, subtle aroma of cream and apple, medium to full-bodied, sweet with a dry malty and herbal finish - solid 4/6/7/4/14 ANDECHS KLOSTER DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL _300_dark ruby colour, beautiful head, aroma: roasted, caramel, chocolate; strong malt flavor, sweet, well structured 5/8/9/5/17 ANDECHS KLOSTER BERGBOCK HELL _1769_pale golden colour, few foam with big bubbles, alcohol, malt and orange in a well-balanced nose, full-bodied, oily, long malty alcohol and fruity finish - this is a very good bock 3/7/7/4/15 ANDECHS KLOSTER ANDECHSER WEISSBIER HEFETRÜB _517_cloudy honey colour, big head, lemon and banana, spicy, sweet, long aftertaste 5/8/7/4/16 ANDREASBRÄU PILS _5742_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a hazy blond beer with a modest head left; a charming grassy aromatic hoppy aroma; medium- to full-bodied, tart and herbal palate, a moderate bitterness and a long aftertaste of herbs; slightly salty - accurate and satisfying 4/7/7/4/14 ANDREASBRÄU DOPPELBOCK _5744_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a hazy amber-brown colour under a little but long lasting beige foam; toasted biscuity maltiness with notes of chocolate, caramel and hints of grapefruit; medium- to full-bodied, some sweetness and a light bitterness; the finish is long, corny and chocolatey - a wonderful, quite unusual doppelbock 4/8/8/4/17 APOSTELBRÄU HAUZENBERG DINKEL _4248_courtesy of Allen - hazy blond colour with a little foam left; aroma of dried meat, slightly smokey; medium-bodied and a little bit oily palate, solid but subtle carbonation, a late tartness probably caused by the grain used; moderately long grainy finish with a light fruity touch; quite dry - original 4/6/6/3/13 AUERBRÄU ROSENHEIM ROSENHEIMER HEFE WEISSBIER _4213_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour with a little foam; nice lace, fair aroma of ripe bananas and grapefruit, slightly oily palate, sweet and medium-bodied, moderate tartness and a long banana aftertaste - quite thick and heavy but good 4/7/7/3/12 AUERBRÄU ROSENHEIM ROSENHEIMER HELLES _4577_from beerangel.de - very pale golden-yellow colour with a persistent white foam; buttery nose with some citrus behind; quite thin-bodied, sweet with a light acidic touch; the finish is a bit grassy with shy bitter and malty notes 3/4/5/2/11 AUERBRÄU ROSENHEIM ROSENHEIMER EXPORT _4514_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy pale golden colour with a little collapsing white foam; the nose is gently grassy and fairly aromatic; medium to full malt body; rounded and with a shy bitterness; long malty and aromatic finish - nicely made 3/6/7/3713 AUGUSTINERBRÄU AUGUSTINER WEISSBIER _1030_cloudy honey colour, giant head, nice lace, deep banana aroma, sweet with a moderate finish - quite heavy and a little bit disgusting at the end 5/7/6/3/10 AUGUSTINER-BRÄU EDELSTOFF _57_clear and pale golden colour with a little stable head; robust herbal aroma with notes of solvent; oily, respectable malt body, slightly dry and moderately bitter malty finish - not really "edel" and even less my kind of beer 3/5/5/2/8 AUGUSTINER-BRÄU MAXIMATOR _4171_from beerangel.de - clear reddish-brown colour with a poor foam left; solid aroma of caramel, sweet malts and a touch of alcohol; very sweet and quite thick, solid malt body; long and sweet; aftertaste of caramel - one-dimensional and too sweet 3/6/6/3/12 AYING AYINGER KELLERBIER _548_cloudy blond colour, nice head, smooth, dry aftertaste, well-balanced 4/6/6/4/12 AYINGER WINTER-BOCK _3188_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark reddish-brown colour, elusive foam; aroma of caramel, wort and candi sugar; sweet and quite full-bodied, no real bitterness and a moderate caramelish finish - looks like a "caramalz"; a deception 3/5/5/3/9 AYINGER LAGER HELL _4468_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a firm long lasting bright white head; fine aroma of herbs and hay with a touch of butter; medium-bodied, clean and rounded palate; slightly tart and fizzy and with a moderate bitterness; a bit oily and with a rather long herbal and slightly corny finish 5/7/6/3/11 AYING AYINGER JAHRHUNDERT-BIER _1366_from Bier-Bienne - light hazy pale golden beer under a persistent white head; earthy, spicy and flowery hoppiness in the nose, a good malt backbone, clean and tasty palate; subtle carbonation and gently bitter; long and crisp earthy, malty and grassy aromatic finish 4/7/7/4/14 AYING AYINGER UR-WEISSE (DUNKLES) _558_brown colour, big head, banana aroma, sweet, corn, full-bodied 4/8/7/4/15 AYING AYINGER ALTBAIRISCH DUNKEL _1134_amber-brown colour, few head, robust malty and caramel aroma, medium-bodied with a slightly bitter, dry malty finish 3/7/6/3/13 AYING AYINGER CELEBRATOR _1417_re-rated 10/2014; from Bier-Bienne - hazy dark brown beer with a little beige foam; pretty toasted and very malty aroma, notes of caramel; full-bodied; quite sweet and without bitterness; a bit earthy and long malty caramelish and nutty finish

courtesy of oh6gdx - clear dark reddish-brown colour, elusive foam; aroma of caramel, wort and candi sugar; sweet and quite full-bodied, no real bitterness and a moderate caramelish finish - looks like a "caramalz"; a deception (3/5/5/3/9)
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2002 Total Score: 4.2
dark brown colour, nice head and a beautiful lace, strong malty aroma, toasted, buttery with notes of caramel, sweet, full-bodied, robust dry malty finish to balance the sweetness - a very beautiful brew 4/7/7/4/16 AYINGER WEIZEN-BOCK _4290_from beerangel.de - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a giant and creamy white foam; aroma of overripe bananas with yeasty notes; very sweet, thick and heavy, very long banana finish wwith a late alcohol touch - one-dimensional and a little bit cloying 4/6/6/3/12 _6645_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - slightly hazy blond beer under a hugely foamy white head; nice lace; dusty aroma of apple juice; very sweet and slightly acidic; moderate malt body, some papery notes and very long sweetish notes of apples and cinnamon in the finish - it’s a no go ! 3/4/3/2/5 BAUHÖFER ULMER EXPORT _2354_clear bright golden colour, the initial head is quickly reducing, moderate grassy and fruity nose, sweet and medium-bodied, short malty finish 3/6/6/3/13 BAUHÖFER ULMER KELLER No. 5 _4572_courtesy of Allen - hazy pale golden-blond colur with a solid bright white foam; correct lacing; aroma of oily grass with light spicy tones; slightly sticky and with a respectable malt body; a fair carbonation for the style; the finish is moderately dry with aromatic hoppy notes and a decent malty presence 4/6/7/4/14 BAUHÖFER ULMER PILSENER _2360_clear pale golden colour, nice head and a correct lacing, grassy, herbal aroma, oily and medium-bodied, moderate bitterness and a long herbal aftertaste - classic and pleasant 4/7/7/3/13 BAUHÖFER ULMER MAIBOCK _4405_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear golden colour with a little chaotic white foam; aroma of almonds, herbs and apples; sweet and full-bodied, some tartness brings a decent balance, subtle carbonation; aftertaste of honey and apple with notes of warming alcohol - superb 4/7/8/4/15 BAVARIA-ST.PAULI ASTRA URTYP _2560_clear golden colour with absolutely no foam, strong herbal hoppiness in the nose, some notes of peanuts and apricot, medium-bodied and a little bit oily, strong bitterness and a long herbal aftertaste - a superb pils ! 3/7/7/4/16 BAYREUTHER AKTIEN ZWICK'L KELLERBIER _4318_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark copper-orange colour with a little beige foam; slightly buttery nose with notes of peanuts; medium-bodied and quite sweet, low carbonation and bitterness; quite long and aromatic finish with some malty tones - charming 4/6/7/3/12 _6247_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark brown beer under a pale and persistent beige foam; a correct lacework; aroma of hazelnut and toffee; sweet, medium-bodied and with a low carbonation; no bitterness and a short vaguely malty and toffeish aftertaste - not terrible 4/4/4/2/8 _6250_courtesy of fiulijn - clear deep golden beer under a long lasting white foam; slightly buttery and dusty aroma; oily and medium-bodied, sweet and with a very low bitterness; grassy and buttery finish 5/5/5/3/11 Beck's Green Lemon _2844_clear and bright golden-green colour; stable foam; overwhelming aroma of lime; sweet with a faint acidity; sugary lemony finish - hmmm ... 2/3/3/2/4 BECK'S CHILLED ORANGE _3025_clear and pale golden orange colour, very little foam; strong aroma of blood orange; very sweet with a quite high carbonation; the finish is sweetish, lemonady with more notes of orange- you know you are into numbers when you are rating such damned f*#!$ng marketing products like this one; shame on me ... 2/3/3/2/3 BECK'S BLACK CURRANT _6088_courtesy of Markus Wernig - clear dark ruby-brown colour with a moderate pinkish foam left; robust aroma of black currant and black cherries; light citrus notes; sweet and thin-bodied; slightly dry and short aftertaste with lingering notes of black currant - not without interest... for a soda 3/6/5/3/6 Beck's Dark _142_dark brown colour, smokey aroma, full bodied 4/7/7/4/13 BECK'S GOLD _2098_clear golden colour with a fine head and a nice lacing, some cardboard and plastic in a discreet aroma, sweet, light- to medium-bodied, hint of maltiness and paperboard in the finish - bad 4/3/3/2/5 BECK'S NEXT _4344_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of plastic and paperboard; sweet; a bit tart in the end of the tongue; short paperboard finish - useless 2/4/4/2/7 BECKER BECKER'S UR-BRÄU _891_transparent golden colour, big head, deep herbal aroma, smooth and full-bodied with a long dry herbal finish - nice pils 3/7/6/3/14 BERG BRAUEREI ULRICH ZIMMERMANN ULRICHSBIER _4064_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear bronze colour with a light beige foam; subtle aromatic hoppiness with notes of peanuts and herbs; quite low carbonation, sweet and a bit oily; long aromatic finish, flowery and oily - unusual 4/7/6/3/12 BERGQUELL LAUSITZER STRONG PORTER _3595_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; labelled Lausitzer Strong Porter -clear dark brown colour, little beige foam; slightly toasted, aroma of caramel and not much more; good malt body, very sweet; late bitterness and quite dry; notes of alcohol and ashes in the finish - simplistic 3/6/7/3/13 BERGQUELL LAUSITZER SCHWARZES PORTER _1032_clear amber-brown colour (?!), fine creamy head, aroma of cane sugar, deadly sweet and one-dimensional - what is this supposed to be ? I was already excited about my first german porter ... what a deception ! 4/3/2/2/4 BERLINER KINDL JUBILÄUMS _2695_clear and bright golden colour, little white head; fresh herbal aroma; full-bodied, slightly tart and very bitter; long and dry bitter herbal finish - a very good pils 4/7/7/4/14 BERLINER KINDL ORIGINAL WEISSE _835_pale golden colour, no head, discreet citrusy and grapefruit aroma, sour, sour, sour with a very dry finish - one-dimensional and really unpleasant; I still can't get the point here but I'm now almost able to finish it ... 2/4/3/2/6 BERLINER PILSENER BERLINER PILSNER _1034_clear golden colour, fine head, herbal aroma, fresh with a dry, slightly bitter finish - easy 4/6/5/3/12 BERLINER-SCHULTHEISS ORIGINAL BERLINER WEISSE _1330_courtesy of DerDoppelbock; Grote Jan, very old bottle ~1970) - clear and pale golden colour with a poor head retention; lactic nose with fair notes of meat; light-bodied and with acidic notes; low and subtle carbonation; light acidic and slightly fruity finish - very drinkable and deeply impressive considering its age

yellow-white, lactic colour, no head, vinegar and rhubarb aroma, extremly sour, long dry and sour finish - not really about balance but far better than the Berliner Kindl Weisse. Anyway, not an easy beer and not my kind of stuff (2/7/3/2/8) 4/6/7/4/14 BERLINER-SCHULTHEISS LAGER SCHWARZ _1331_dark brown colour, few head, very toasted, black chocolate aroma, strong body, dry and bitter with a long roasted finish - a beautiful exemple of the style 4/8/7/4/16 BERLINER-SCHULTHEISS BOCK _1332_clear amber-orange colour, few head, malt and alcohol in the nose with fruity notes, full and very malty, good balance between sweetness and maltiness, dry alcohol finish 3/7/6/4/14 BINDING CLAUSTHALER CLASSIC _1777_clear golden colour with few foam, awful aroma of potatoes and unfermented malt, sweet and sparkling with a dry plastic-like finish - not drinkable 2/2/3/1/4 BINDING CLAUSTHALER EXTRA HERB _1778_clear golden colour, few foam with big bubbles, mix of herbs and paperboard in the nose, sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is dry and carton-like with herbal notes - almost drinkable 2/3/3/2/5 BISCHOFF SOMMER BOCK _4019_courtesy of Julien Allen - pours a clear golden colour with a white foam; aroma of herbs, alcohol and apples; sweet and quite full-bodied; long aftertaste, fruity and herbal with a touch of alcohol - well-balanced and solid 4/6/6/3/14 BISCHOFSHOF WELTENBURGER PILS _4727_from beerangel - pale and clear golden colour with a little white foam; nice lace; light grassy aroma with notes of paperboard; soft and medium malt backbone, no bitterness and with more notes of paperboard in the finish - poorly executed 3/3/4/2/8 BISCHOFF FALKENSTEINER UR-WEISSE _4112_courtesy of Julien Allen - cloudy blond-orange colour with a little light beige foam; aroma of hay and overripe bananas, slightly citrusy; fairly sweet and with a medium malt body; not too heavy; corny and banana finish with some residual sugars 4/7/6/3/12 BISCHOFF DONNERSBERGER _4113_courtesy of Julien Allen - very dark brown coloured with a solid beige foam; aroma of toasted malts, butter and ashes; sweet and gently bitter, medium-bodied; slightly toasted malty finish 4/6/6/3/13 BISCHOFF PILS _4023_courtesy of Julien Allen - clear and deep golden colour, firm and bright persistent head; fairly herbal aroma, fresh cut grass; medium-bodied and decently bitter; long herbal finish - classical and good 5/6/6/3/12 Bitburger Premium Pils _143_clear, pale golden colour, head disappears quickly, low hop aroma with notes of solvent, oily, moderate maltiness, some bitterness in the finish - under average 2/3/4/2/7 BITBURGER TH. SIMON ALKOHOLFREI 0,0% _3678_from crackedkettle.com - clear bright golden colour with no foam left; overwhelming aroma of wet carton and vegetables; light-bodied and tasteless, some more unpleasant paperboard notes achieve to make it undrinkable 3/3/2/1/4 BITBURGER TH. SIMON BIT SUN _4197_bought in Düsseldorf - clear and pale golden colour with a little foam; traces of oily hops and an herbal touch; notes of paperboard too; some sweeteness and a shy bitterness; light- to medium-bodied; hint of herbs and paper in the finish - deeply boring 2/4/4/2/7 _6269_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear amber-brown colour with a solid beige foam; nice lacework; toasted and earthy malty aroma; quite full-bodied and tasty; a late tart and earthy bitterness; slightly dry and malty earthy aftertaste 3/5/6/3/12 BOLTEN BOLTENS UR-ALT _3775_from crackedkettle.com - clear dark amber-brown coliur with a dark beige foam; fair earthy aroma with light fruity notes; medium-bodied, some astringence and a decent bitterness, long earthy finish - a very nice altbier 4/7/7/4/15 _6217_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy blond-amber colour with a poor foam left; aroma of dust and cream; creamy palate and medium-bodied at best; low bitterness and with a quite long dusty and flowery finish 4/5/5/3/11 BOLTEN BOLTEN'S ALT _4444_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam; fairly earthy and malty; some tartness in front of a rather moderate malt body; some bitterness; long earthy finish with a touch of ashes and caramel - very nice 4/7/7/4/14 BRAUFACTUM DARKON _5839_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clean very dark brown beer with a firm beige foam left; nice lacework; very toasted malty aroma with notes of ashes and vanilla; light hints of walnuts; creamy palate and a low carbonation; gently sweet; hints of licorice and ashes in the finish 5/7/7/4/15 BRAUFACTUM PROGUSTA _6013_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and bright amber-bronze colour under a little long lasting pale beige foam; nice lace; a solid piney, resiney hoppiness with notes of quince; a good malt backbone and a moderate carbonation; slightly sticky; solid yet not aggressive bitterness; dry and long bitter fruity hoppy finish 5/7/8/4/16 BRAUFACTUM INDRA _5856_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy dark copper-orange colour with a firm bright white foam; nice lace; pretty aromatic hoppy aroma with notes of peach; quite full-bodied, fairly bitter and slightly dry, a bit grainy with long aromatic hoppy notes - a bit heavy 4/7/7/3/12 BRAUFACTUM ROOG _6016_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy brown colour; little beige foam left; fairly smokey with notes of biscuit and nuts; a good malt backbone and a quite high carbonation; creamy palate and with a long nutty smokey finish; slightly bitter 5/7/8/4/16 BRAUNSCHWEIG ADELSKRONEN ALKOHOLFREI _5295_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl plastic bottle - clean and pale golden colour, chaotic and poor white foam left; aroma of wort and paperboard; thin-bodied, low carbonation and some late tartness; more notes of wort in the finish 2/3/3/2/4 BRAUNSCHWEIG ADELSKRONEN EXPORT _5350_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; pet bottle - clear golden colour with an elusive foam; aroma of fresh apples, cider; medium-bodied and with no bitterness; corny and gently malty finish - fresh and boring 3/4/4/2/7 BRAUNSCHWEIG ADELSKRONEN GOLD _5343_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; pet bottle - clear golden colour with a poor foam left; aroma of paper and oily grass; medium-bodied and slightly oily; some tart bitterness and a short oily grassy finish - cheap stuff 3/4/4/2/6 BRAUNSCHWEIG ADELSKRONEN HEFE-WEISSBIER _5337_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl pet bottle - hazy blond beer with a persistent foam leaving a correct lacing; sharp aroma of banana and cloves; medium-bodied and with some sweetness, quite highly carbonated and residual sugars in a long aftertaste of bananas with some lingering acidity - cheap 4/5/5/2/9 BRAUNSCHWEIG ADELSKRONEN PREMIUM PILS _5330_5 dl pet bottle, courtesy of Philipp Sigg - clear and pale golden colour, poor white foam left; notes of paper and oily grass in the nose; medium-bodied and with a slightly oily palate, gently bitter with some residual sugars and more grassy notes in the finish 3/4/4/2/7 BRAUNSCHWEIG KARLSKRONE WEISSBIER ALKOHOLFREI _5297_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl plastic bottle - cloudy golden-orange colour with almost no foam left; aroma of dust and paperboard; hints of wort too; sweet and slightly oily, low carbonation; short dusty aftertaste with light notes of banana and paperboard 3/4/3/2/4 BRAUNSCHWEIG KARLSKRONE RADLER _5298_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl plastic bottle - clear and pale yellow colour with a fast cvanishing foam; very citric aroma; very sweet and slightly acidic; long sweetish citrusy finish 2/3/3/2/4 BRAUNSCHWEIG KARLSKRONE GRAPEFRUIT & WEISSBIER _5301_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl plastic bottle - hazy orange in colour with a poor head retention; overwhelming aroma of grapefruit; sweet and fizzy; residual sugars in the finish with more grapefruity notes - lemonade-like 3/3/3/2/4 BUCHER BRÄU HEFE WEIZEN _5840_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy dark orange colour and with a poor head retention; the fruity tones clearly dominate (apple and banana); medium-bodied, pretty sweet and fairly carbonated; residual sweetness and more fruity notes and hints of corn - tasty 3/7/7/3/14 BUCHER BRÄU ALT-BAYRISCH DUNKEL _5843_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and bright dark ruby-brown colour with a bad head retention; a shy toasted biscuity maltiness; quite highly carbonated, medium-bodied, some sweetness and pretty tart; short and fizzy aftertaste of cola, slightly dry - not terrible 3/4/4/2/7 BÜRGERBRÄU BAD REICHENHALL ALPEN STOFF _4615_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy blond colour with a solid white foam; aroma of dust and wet paperboard; medium-bodied, some sweet malt backbone and no noticeable bitterness; unclean palate and a short malty and buttery finish 3/4/4/2/8 BÜRGERBRÄU BAYREUTH SCHINNER ALTFRANKEN KELLERBIER _5413_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - clear amber-brown colour, little beige foam left; crisp malty aroma with notes of caramel and chestnuts; medium-bodied and pretty tasty, earthy; slightly tart and bitter; long malty and earthy finish, moderate carbonation - very good 4/7/7/4/15 BÜRGERBRÄU BAMBERG PILS _1634_clear pale yellow colour, fine head, robust grass aroma, sparkling, light oily, good body, tart, moderate bitterness with a dry herbal finish - one of thousands of those (boring) german pils 4/6/6/3/11 BÜRGERLICHES BRAUHAUS SAALFELD SAALFELDER DOPPELBOCK _6090_courtesy of fiulijn - bright and clear reddish-brown beer with no head retention; sticky nose of chewy malts and caramel; very sweet and quite oily; low carbonation and full-bodied; lot of residual sugars in a long malt and toffeish aftertaste - quite cloying 3/6/6/2/9 Caiman _1201_clear golden colour, no head, oily, cane sugar aroma, terribly sweet, artificial with a dry oily and disgusting finish 2/4/2/2/4 Carlsberg Ice _368_light transparent yellow colour, no head, slight carton aroma, flat taste with a very unpleasant dry plastic aftertaste - God help me ... 2/3/2/1/4 CLEMENS HÄRLE HÄRLE'S FEINE WEISSE _4129_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a slightly hazy golden colour under a robust white foam; aroma of banana and grapefruit with a touch of cloves; tart and highly carbonated with some sweetness below; the finish is quite evanescent, fizzy and shows more notes of banana 4/6/7/3/13 CÖLNER HOFBRÄU FRÜH KÖLSCH _1035_clear pale golden colour, few head, no lace, fresh, fruity aroma (lemon and orange), malty, full-bodied, sweet with a dry bitter finish - well-balanced 4/7/6/3/14 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL EXPORT _1738_clear golden colour, the head is initialy big and creamy, nice lacing, moderat aromatic hoppiness, notes of malt, medium-bodied, sweet with notes of alcohol in a short malty finish 4/5/5/2/11 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL KELLER-DUNKEL _5138_from Bierhütte - pours a clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; malty aroma with notes of solvent and cola; some tart earthiness and a light bitterness, medium-bodied; malty and biscuity finish 4/5/6/3/12 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL HEFE-WEIZEN _5141_from Bierhütte - clear golden-blond colour with a modest head retention; aroma of corn, esters and banana; a good malt body and some sweetness, a bit tart and with a high carbonation; the finish is fizzy with a hint of acidity, residual sugars and fruity notes 4/6/6/3/13 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL GOLD _5142_from Bierhütte - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of cheap corn and malt; sweet and medium-bodied, low bitterness; corny finish - very modest 3/4/4/2/7 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL KICKER _5968_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden beer with a persistent white foam; spicy nose with flowery aromatic notes; creamy mouthfeel, mild and with a late tart and spicy bitterness; mild aromatic finish and slightly dry 4/6/7/4/12 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL BOCK _5160_from Bierhütte - clear golden-bronze colour with a little white foam left; aroma of old apples and cellar; sweet and full-bodied, oily mouthfeel and with a long sweetish fruity finish with light notes of alcohol 3/4/4/2/8 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL VOLKSFESTBIER _6053_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy blond beer with no head retention; hints of urin in the nose; sweet and slightly oily; no bitterness and a moderate malt body; short vaguely grassy finish - empty and bad 3/2/3/2/4 CRAILSHEIMER ENGELBRÄU ENGEL ALOISIUS _5143_from Bierhütte - clear amber-brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of malt, caramel and undefined spicy notes; sweet and medium to full malt body; slightly dry and with a low carbonation; malty finish with notes of red fruits and cola - quite subtle 4/7/6/3/14 _6323_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy dark orange beer with a modest foam left; decently hoppy aroma with notes of caramel and flowers; moderate carbonation and medium-bodied, a fair but not aggressive bitterness; quite dry and with a long hoppy finish where notes of caramel dominate 4/6/7/4/14 DAB (DORTMUNDER AKTIEN BRAUEREI) KRONEN EXPORT _2144_clear golden colour, little foam, hrbal hoppiness, medium-bodied, swet and mild with a light bitterness, the finish is quite malty with more herbal notes 3/6/6/3/12 DARGUNER REGENTEN LAGERBIER _4933_canned; from Aldi - pale and clear golden colour with a chaotic white foam left; moderately herbal nose with hints of butter; some initial sweetness and a moderate malt body; a late herbal tartness with a decent bitterness; quite dry and tart herbal finish - raw and cheap stuff 2/4/4/2/8 DIEBELS ALT _790_red-amber colour, few head, slightly fruity, malty, firm body, dry and bitter aftertaste 3/6/6/3/12 DIEBELS ALKOHOLFREI _4190_bought in Düsseldorf - clear copper-red colour with a little foam left; aroma of meat and wort, light-bodied and quite astringent, flat and watery with a dry earthy and paperboard-like finish - ridiculous and senseless 2/3/3/2/5 DIEBELS DIMIX _1693_60% Diebels Alt and 40% Cola - ruby-brown colour, few foam, earthy, cola nose, sweet and sparkling, the finish is a mix of cola and malt - drinkable but I still wonder why I'm rating it ... 3/3/3/2/5 DINKELACKER SANWALD KRISTALL WEIZEN _2359_clear and bright golden colour, little foam, the expected banana aroma is there of course, medium-bodied, quite sweet with a high carbonation, lingering sweetness in a finish showing more corny and banana notes - a good weizen 3/7/6/3/13 _6228_from Bier-Bienne - clear dark golden beer with a moderately persistent white foam; mild and slightly oily corny aroma; medium-bodied and pretty tasteless; slightly bitter herbal finish and gently buttery - modest 4/4/5/2/9 DINKELACKER PRIVAT _5967_from Amstein - clear and pale golden beer, modest foam left; a fair herbal aroma with light buttery notes; creamy mouthfeel and pretty sweet, short herbal finish with a low bitterness and more corny and buttery notes 4/6/5/2/8 DINKELACKER KLOSTERBRAUEREI METZINGEN LANDBIER _5515_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; labeled Klosterbrauerei Metzingen Landbier - translucid amber colour with no foam left; vague notes of spices and malt; quite high carbonation and with a tart herbal bitterness; quite dry herbal/spicy finish; moderate malt backbone 2/4/5/2/10 DINKELACKER KLOSTERBRAUEREI METZINGEN KLOSTER PILSNER _5655_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; labelled Klosterbrauerei Metzingen Kloster Pilsner - pale golden with a solid long lasting white foam; nice lacework; oily grassy aroma with diacetyl notes; low carbonation and medium-bodied, sweet and with a very low bitterness; herbal and papery notes in the finish - poor 3/4/4/2/7 DINKELACKER SANWALD HEFEWEIZE _767_deep orange colour, nice head, strong corn aroma, flavor quite flat and watery, dry finish 4/8/4/3/11 DINKELACKER WULLE BIERE VOLLBIER HELL _5354_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - translucid bright golden colour with a fast disappearing head; aroma of corn and paperboard, moderate carbonation and medium-bodied; pretty tasteless and with a dry and short corny finish 2/3/3/2/5 DOM KÖLSCH _768_light golden colour, few head, slight fruity (orange, lemon) nose, full-bodied but lack of complexity 3/6/7/3/12 DORTMUNDER UNION HANSA ALT _4167_ - clear copper-red colour with a little beige foam; the nose is nutty and spicy with notes of meat; clean palate with a smooth mouthfeel, gentle bitterness before a quite long earthy finish - not bad at all but a bit easy after drinking some Schumacher 4/6/7/3/13 DORTMUNDER UNION HANSA PILS _4247_ - clear golden colour with a solid white foam, nice lace; herbal aroma with notes of oily hops; rounded and medium-bodied; a fair herbal bitterness before a long malty and grassy finish 5/7/7/4/13 DAB (DORTMUNDER AKTIEN BRAUEREI) PILSENER _4198_bought in Düsseldorf - pours a clear golden colour with a persistent white head; soft and fair herbal aroma where light buttery notes appear; medium-bodied and clean palate, solidly bitter, quite dry and long bitter herbal finish - straightforward and of good quality 4/7/7/4/15 DREI KRONEN BÖCKLA _5119_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy dark blond colour with a modest head retention; aroma of oranges, apricot and alcohol; quite full-bodied and pretty sweet, moderate carbonation, slightly oily and with a long malty and fruity finish - a very nice one 4/7/7/4/15 DREI KRONEN STÖFFLA _5602_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear reddish-brown in colour and without foam; a moderate woody smokey nose with notes of caramel and bacon; moderate carbonation and a soft palate; low bitterness, gently dry and smokey finish - unspectacular and well-made 3/6/6/3/13 DREI KRONEN LAGER _5512_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy reddish-amber colour with a chaotic pale beige foam; pretty malty nose with notes of caramel; sweet and crisp palate; low bitterness and a long malty and caramelish aftertaste 4/6/6/3/12 EDER & HEYLANDS SCHLAPPE-SEPPEL SPECIAL _5615_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - translucid amber colour and with no head retention; aroma of chewy malts and toffee; medium- to full-bodied, sitcky and fairly carbonated, some sweetness and a tart caramelish aftertaste 3/5/6/3/12 EDER & HEYLANDS BAVARIA WEIZENBIER ALKOHOLFREI _5622_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - fully cloudy dark orange colour and with a little persistent white foam; solid aroma of wort with notes of yeast; very low carbonation and thin-bodied; bland and short aftertaste of wort with hints of banana 3/4/3/2/4 EDER & HEYLANDS SCHLAPPE-SEPPEL HEFE-WEISSBIER _5623_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy dark orange colour and with a creamy long lasting white foam, nice lace; aroma of cloves with hints of ripe fruits below; velvety mouthfeel and a low carbonation; aftertaste of paperboard and yeast - dubious 4/4/5/2/8 EDER & HEYLANDS SCHLAPPE-SEPPEL KELLERBIER _5642_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy blond colour with a poor head retention; aroma of herbs and grapefruit, fairly aromatic nose; peanutty; medium-bodied and with a moderate, subtle carbonation; a decent bitterness and a crisp herbal and malty finish 3/6/6/3/14 EICHBAUM GERSTEL ALKOHOLFREI _2540_a bright golden colour with a fine head and a nice lacing: this is for the good news ... I’m always anxious to smell a NA beer and this one confirms my fears: a strong aroma of wort hurts my nose very badly; the malt body is inexistant and the finish is beyond all descriptions ... I cannot believe someone can drink this 4/0/1/0/1 EICHBAUM APOSTEL BRÄU _3308_clear and bright golden colour under a solid creamy white head; fat grassy nose; slightly oily and medium-bodied, sweet with a hint of bitterness; creamy finish with a moderate malty, corny aftertaste 4/5/6/2/11 EICHBAUM APOSTEL BRÄU EXTRA STRONG _4974_canned; from Aldi - clear and bright golden colour with a solid white foam left; aroma of butter, alcohol and apple, sweet and slightly sticky, medium to full malt body; residual sugars in a malty and fruity finish with unpleasant notes of alcohol 3/4/4/2/7 EICHBAUM FEUERIO TROPFEN _5894_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark amber beer with no foam left; chewy malts, caramel; full-bodied and quite sweet; sticky and pretty tasty; some bitterness and caramel in a chewy finish 4/7/6/3/13 EINBECKER BRAUHERREN PREMIUM PILS _1208_clear golden colour, fine head, strong herbal aroma, full-bodied with a long dry bitterness 4/6/6/3/13 EINBECKER MAI-UR-BOCK _1209_bronze colour, fine head initialy but diminishes quickly, malty nose, alcohol, full-bodied, bitter, long finish - well-balanced 2/6/7/4/15 EINBECKER UR-BOCK _1210_clear golden colour, few head, malty, alcohol nose, sweetness is quickly followed by a strong bitterness, oily and heavy brew with a long dry alcohol finish - great exemple of the style 4/7/8/4/15 EINBECKER WINTER-BOCK _5787_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy ruby-brown colour and with a poor head retention; robust malty aroma with notes of caramel and cookies; gently spicy; subtle carbonation and a solid malt backbone, some sweetness and with a quite dry finish with more lingering notes of caramel and a gentle warming alcohol touch 4/8/7/4/16 EINBECKER UR-BOCK DUNKEL _1211_clear amber colour, few head, alcohol and toffee aroma, malty, the initial sweetness is overwhelemed by a strong bitterness, full-bodied, well-balanced, long alcohol finish 4/6/8/4/15 EKU 28 _414_red colour, no head, alcohol and banana aroma, syrupy, extremely sweet, disgusting, horrible aftertaste, unfinishable - help ! 2/3/2/1/4 EMIL PETERSEN FLENSBURGER PILSENER _1004_clear golden colour, sparkling, head initialy big but quickly diminishing, no lace, grass aroma, moderate maltiness, oily and full-bodied with a long and quite harsh bitter finish, notes of alcohol 2/6/5/3/12 FLENSBURGER WINTERBOCK _5523_from Bier-Bienne - clear and bright amber-golden beer with no foam left; aroma of caramel, apple and alcohol; fizzy and sticky palate; pretty sweet, no bitterness, very malty and with a long malty and caramelish aftertaste 4/6/6/3/13 EMIL PETERSEN FLENSBURGER WEIZEN _1088_cloudy pale orange colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, deep corn aroma, very smooth, fresh and sweet, dry grainy finish with a hint of hop bitterness 5/7/6/3/14 ENGELBRÄU RETTENBERG STRIKER BIRDIE _4552_from Schatt Getränke, Maur - pale and translucide golden colour with a little white foam; strong aroma of paper and wet carton; soft and watery palate with a late tartness; moderate but sharp bitterness, moderately dry papery and slightly herbal finish - nothing tragical except the aroma but why making contract with a german brewer? There are swiss brewers able to brew low alcohol beers much better than this one. And this would made the sentence on the label "encourage the beer tradition in Zürich" less ridiculous. 3/3/4/2/7 ENGELBRÄU RETTENBERG STRIKER PREMIUM EDELHELL _4553_from Schatt Getränke, Maur - clear and very pale golden colour, little chaotic white foam; correct lacing; decent grassy notes in the nose; medium-bodied and with a sweet malt backbone; a shy bitterness and a moderately dry grassy finish - a decent german beer 4/5/6/3/12 ENGELBRÄU RETTENBERG HEFE-WEIZEN HELL _5923_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy golden-blond beer, poor head retention; aroma of citrus and banana, hints of cloves; highly carbonated and medium-bodied; sweet, fizzy aftertaste of cloves and banana - average and not very tasty weizen 3/6/6/3/11 ENGEL ST BERNHARD BRÄU _362_transparent golden colour, well-hopped, dry 3/6/6/4/12 ENGEL BIÈRE de l' ESPACE 12.IV.61 _700_golden orange colour, few head, apricot aroma, sweet, malty, long alcohol aftertaste 2/6/6/4/13 ERDINGER SCHNEEWEISSE DAS WINTERBIER _1390_cloudy dark orange colour, beautiful head, banana, corn aroma, notes of lemon and spices, firm body, lot of carbonation, sweet with a tart finish - well-balanced 4/7/7/3/14 ERDINGER WEISSBRÄU WEISSBIER LEICHT _4767_from beerangel.de - cloudy golden-blond colour with a little foam left; dusty nose with notes of hay and banana; fair but subtle carbonation; sweet with some tart acidity, aftertaste of wheat and quite dry - thin-bodied and pointless 3/3/3/2/6 ERDINGER WEISSBRÄU URWEISSE _3877_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - shows a hazy dark orange colour under a giant foamy white head; solid aroma of grapefruit and ripe bananas; solid malt body and strongly carbonated, sweet and slightly oily, long aftertaste of corn and banana - solid and balanced 4/7/6/3/14 erdinger premium weissbier _500_cloudy pale orange colour, fine head, the aroma is perfumy, citrusy, fresh with notes of grapefruit, full-bodied, sweet with a long fruity finish 4/8/7/4/15 ERDINGER WEISSBRÄU FESTWEISSE _3104_pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a giant white foam; aroma of pineapple, apples and almonds, highly carbonated and medium-bodied; regular palate which finishes with some tartness and corny, banana notes - a bit too sweet 3/7/7/3/14 ERDINGER WEISSBRÄU WEISSBIER DUNKEL _1772_dark brown colour, giant creamy head, buttery, banana aroma, sweet and smooth, thin-bodied, the finish is quite neutral and short - no character 5/5/5/2/8 ERDINGER CHAMP WEISSBIER _564_orange colour, fine head, apricot aroma, slightly sour, soft 4/6/6/3/12 ERDINGER PIKANTUS WEIZENBOCK _1279_dark brown colour, fine creamy head, no lace, caramel, alcohol and butter aroma, very sweet, malty with notes of black chocolate in the finish - lacks of character 4/7/6/3/12 ERDINGER WEISSBRÄU WEISSBIER ALKOHOLFREI _1774_light hazy golden-orange colour, foam with big bubbles, nice lacing, aroma of potatoes and unfermented malt, tart with an horrible, NA typical, aftertaste - not drinkable 2/2/3/1/3 ERLBACHER BRAUHAUS BOCK-BIER _5096_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - slightly hazy blond colour with a modest head retention; aroma of oranges and malt; sweet and full-bodied, slightly tart and quite tasty, a low bitterness and some residual sweetness; long malty slightly fruity finish 3/6/7/3/13 ESCHWEGER KLOSTERBRAUEREI DUFF BEER _4842_from Drinks of the World - clear and pale golden colour with a little white foam left; shy oily grassy aroma; medium-bodied and quite sweet, moderate bitterness and with some herbal tartness; grainy finish 4/4/6/2/8 _6670_from Bier-Bienne - clear golden beer with a modest foam left; a shy aromatic aroma with light notes of corn; medium-bodied and decently tasty; a gentle bitterness and more light aromatic hoppy tones in a quite malty finish 4/6/6/3/12 EUROBRÄU CANNABIS RED POWER _2002_brewed and bottled in Germany for an enterprise based in Switzerland having its homepage in Italy ... wtf ?!? - clear red-amber colour, the initial head diminishes quickly, hemp and biscuit aroma, moderate maltiness, sweet and slightly oily, medium-bodied with a dry floral finish - a bit heavy and deeply uninteresting 3/5/5/2/8 FARNY DRINKS OF THE WORLD HEFE-WEIZEN _2585_bottle; brewed for www.drinksoftheworld.ch - hazy and effervescent golden orange colour with a dense, white creamy head; deep aroma of matured bananas with lingering notes of corn; sweet, very carbonated with a medium malt body; long banana aftertaste coming along with some residual sweetness - a solid, traditional weizen 5/6/7/3/13 FÄSSLA BAMBERGATOR _3477_from crackedkettle.com - clear amber-brown colour with almost no head; nut and caramel with a touch of solvent; creamy and sweet palate; a fair bitterness and a long malty, caramelish finish - very well-made and dangerously drinkable 4/7/7/4/14 FÄSSLA WEIZLA _3370_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy copper-orange colour with almost no foam left; robust aroma of matured bananas with some wheaty notes; rather oily with a medium body; the sweetness is balanced by a tartness due to the high carbonation; effervescent banana aftertaste with residual sugars - a thick and quite cloying weizen; not bad but God! are those weizen sometimes boring ... 3/6/6/2/12 FÄSSLA ZWERGLA _1627_clear brown colour, few head, light toasted and malty, light to medium-bodied, long bitter malty finish 4/6/5/3/12 _6237_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy pale brown beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of overmatured bananas; some sweetness and overcarbonated; finish is short, slightly dry and with more notes of matured bananas 3/5/4/2/8 _6248_courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown beer with a chaotic foam left; decently toasted maltiness in the nose with earthy notes; subtle but fair carbonation; decent malt backbone, some sweetness and a late earthy tartness; no real bitterness; quite long malty earthy and gently toasted finish 4/7/6/3/13 _6251_courtesy of fiulijn - pale and bright golden beer under a huge and persistent creamy white head; aroma of pear and slightly rancid milk; medium-bodied and rounded, clean palate; low bitterness, malty and gently fruity finish - dubious 4/4/5/2/8 FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN PILSNER PREMIUM _707_clear golden colour with a solid white foam; nice lace; robust herbal hoppiness in the nose; clean palate with a medium malt backbone; fairly bitter and with a long herbal finish - the "little castle in the field" is far better on the german side of the country 4/7/6/3/13 FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN SCHWARZER STEIGER _1206_dark brown colour, almost no head, toasted, black chocolate aroma, slightly tart, medium-bodied, slight bitter chocolate finish 3/6/6/3/13 FISCHER GREUTH BOCKBIER _5023_courtesy of Allen - clear dark ruby-brown colour with no head retention; light notes of solvent, aroma of malt and caramel; moderate carbonation and a full malt body; sweet and sticky, low bitterness and residual sugars in a long malty finish with warming alcohol notes - the alcohol is too present to make of this a great beer 4/6/6/3/12 FISCHER'S BRAUHAUS MÖSSINGEN KELLER BIER _3053_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour, fine white head; decent herbal aroma, medium-bodied at best, moderate carbonation; solid bitterness and a long bitter herbal finish - character and balance 4/6/7/4/14 FRANZ JOSEPH SAILER JUEBELBIER DUNKEL-SPEZIAL _1010_red-brown colour, absolutely no head, malty, buttery, light toasted with notes of alcohol, sweet and flat 2/6/4/2/8 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER 1543 HEFE-WEISSE _4145_from beerangel.de - cloudy reddish-orange colour with persistent bright foam and an ok lace; discrete nose of grapefruit and banana; sweet and with a solid but subtle carbonation; tart and fizzy finish of corn; moderately dry - no character 4/5/5/2/10 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER BRÄU COOL PILS _4748_from beerangel.de - pale golden colour, transparent and with a little white foam left; aroma of paperboard and urine; moderate malt body and oily on the tongue; some sweetness and a light herbal bitterness; more notes of carton in the finish 3/4/4/2/6 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER BRÄU COOL LEMON _4744_from beerangel.de - pale and translucide golden colour with a collapsing white foam; aroma of lemon and manure; deadly sweet and sticky, poor malt body, effervescent; long sweetish citrusy finish - totally undrinkable 2/2/2/1/2 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER 1543 RUSS'N _4731_from beerangel.de - cloudy dark orange colour with a solid persistent white foam; aroma of citrus and peach; very sweet and juicy, moderate malt body; citrusy and rather tasteless finish - useless 2/3/3/2/5 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER ROSENHEIM PILS _4728_from beerangel-de - pale golden colour with a little persistent but chaotic white foam; aroma of butter and wet paperboard; sweet and medium-bodied, no bitterness to mention; some late tartness; quite long sweetish and paper-like finish - deeply modest 3/3/4/2/8 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER BRÄU GOLD EXPORT _4509_from beerangel.de - clear golden-orange colour with a modest foam retention; crisp malty nose with notes of aromatic hops; rounded and tasty palate, lively carbonation bringing some tartness, low bitterness and a long malty and aromatic finish 3/6/7/3/14 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER WEIZEN HELL _4148_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour with a whote foam; banana and corny nose; good malt body, effervescent, highly carbonated and very sweet; short aftertaste of grapefruit with lingering notes of wheat 4/5/6/3/12 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER WEIZEN DUNKEL _4152_from beerangel.de - clear brown colour with a persistent beige foam; vague aroma of banana and caramel, hay; sweet and moderate malt body, no bitterness and a long sweetish aftertaste of banana and caramel - boring 4/6/5/2/9 FRANZ STEEGMÜLLER FLÖTZINGER BRÄU HELL _4194_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a poor foam left; fairly herbal nose with a touch of butter; some sweetness and moderately bitter, subtle carbonation; slightly bitter and herbal finish 3/6/6/3/13 FREIBERGER BRAUHAUS FREIBERG LAGER _2506_can - pours a bright and clear golden colour, the initial head is quickly reducing to a very little foam, modest aromatic and herbal hoppiness, some notes of plastic/paperboard, the malt body is not more than medium, some tartness and a dry, rough bitterness, the finish is dry, bitter and short - overall: unspectacular and rather difficult to drink 3/6/5/3/10 FREISING HUBER WEISSES FRESH _1353_cloudy deep orange colour, fine head, light corn aroma, sweet and flat with a dry and unpleasant grainy finish - a kind of ice-weisses, what a shame ! 4/5/3/2/7 FREISING HUBER WEISSES ORIGINAL _1347_cloudy dark orange colour, big head, nice lace, wheat and grapefruit in the nose, lot of carbonation, smooth and sweet with a long dry fruity (banana, grapefruit) finish 4/7/7/3/15 FRIEDRICH DÜLL KRAUTHEIMER DUNKLER DOPPELBOCK _5899_courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown beer with a poor foam left; aroma of herbs and caramel; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; herbal and caramelish finish 4/6/7/3/13 FÜCHSCHEN ALT _2996_bottle; bought at the brewpub - pours a clear copper-red colour under a solid creamy beige head; solid earthy aroma with notes of pepper and aromatic hops; light to medium malt backbone, clean palate and with a strong bitterness; moderately dry and long bitter earthy and slightly nutty aftertaste - a great brew and a wonderful session beer

october 2006; 18 months old) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pours a clear amber colour with a fine dark beige head; the nose shows some maderised notes along with earthy, almondy and nutty tones; fat mouthfeel; oily and sweet with a medium malt body; rather low bitterness; the finish is earthy and rather short with more nutty notes - at last I have been able to put my hands on this legendary Altbier ! (4/8/7/4/16) 5/8/7/4/17 FÜCHSCHEN SILBERFÜCHSCHEN _4168_bottle bought at the brewery - pours a bright orange colour with a solid white foam; the aroma is spicy with notes of mustard and some grapefruits below; moderate malt body, fresh and lively palate, sweet with some earthy bitterness and slightly salty; fresh yeasty and citrusy finish - remarkable 5/7/7/4/16 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG HEFEWEIZEN DUNKEL _2345_hazy dark brown colour, nice creamy head, corn and banana aroma, sweet and medium-bodied, high carbonation, lingering sweetness in a long banana finish - very typical 5/6/6/3/12 FÜRSTENBERG HEFEWEIZEN HELL _653_cloudy orange colour, fine dense head, corn and matured banana in the nose, sweet and oily, medium-bodied, the finish is long and heavy, a bit cloying, with reminiscence of banana - lacks of complexity 5/6/6/3/11 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG WEIZEN KRISTALLKLAR _1668_clear golden colour, few head, deep wheaty aroma with notes of banana and peach, sparkling, medium-bodied, some acidity, aggresiv, dry corn finish 3/6/5/3/11 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG PREMIUM PILSENER _1669_clear golden colour, few head, hoppy, fat grass aroma, tart and bitter, very dry herbal finish - a good example of the style 3/6/7/4/14 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER FELSEN PILS _2374_clear bright golden colour, little foam, solid grassy nose, crips and fresh, medijm-bodied, tart and very bitter, long dry herbal finish - that’s a great pils ! 4/7/7/4/16 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER LANDBIER _4862_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - bright and very clear golden colour, poor foam left; notes of malt with shy grassy hoppy tones; quite full-bodied and rounded palate; some late and decent bitterness; long malty and crisp finish 4/6/7/3/14 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER NEUN LINDEN _5957_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden beer with an elusive white head; a fair herbal nose with peppery notes, respectable malt backbone and with a tart bitterness; quite highly carbonated; very long and slightly dry bitter herbal finish with light buttery notes 3/7/6/3/13 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER BOCK _3122_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - very clear pale amber colour, big creamy white foam; aroma of honey, almonds; medium to full-bodied; slightly oily aftertaste of honey with a late touch of alcohol - the 7,2% are not really apparent 4/6/7/3/12 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER ALTBADISCH BOCK DUNKEL _2427_dark ruby-brown colour with a fine head, malty aroma, butterscotch, light notes of prune, sweet and full-bodied, dry and long malty and slightly nutty finish - a solid bock though a bit too much on the sweet side 4/7/7/4/13 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER ALTBADISCH BOCK HELL _2373_clear golden colour, little foam, aroma of orange, bread and alcohol, sweet and medium-bodied, long malty finish with a reasonable alcohol touch 4/6/6/3/13 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER SPEZIAL EXPORT _2366_clear golden colour, little foam, light aromatic hoppiness, medium-bodied, sweet and a bit oily, neutral finish - desperately boring 3/4/4/2/8 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG EXPORT _2402_clear and bright golden colour, little chaotic foam, the nose is fresh and lively showing notes of lemon and banana, sweet with a good malt body, the aftertaste is malty and fruity - not typical of the style, pleasant 4/6/6/3/13 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG FREI _2401_clear bright golden colour, little firm head, typical nose for a NA beer (wort, paperboard), a bit dusty, sweet and watery, short finish with more notes of carton 4/3/3/2/5 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG RIEGELER SCHWARZER MARKGRAF _2377_very dark brown colour, little foam, toasted chocolatey aroma, medium-bodied at best, creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness, long toasty and chocolatey finish - subtle and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/15 FÜRSTLICH FÜRSTENBERG LIGHT _2430_clear pale golden colour, little foam, mix of hops and soap in the nose, sweet and watery, dry and agressiv plastic-like finish - skip it 3/4/3/2/6 Fürstenberg Premium Lager _144_re-rate: they have changed the look (and the taste) of their bottles which have now a Corona-look; clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, plastic and skunky aroma, flat, sweet and watery with a paperboard finish - a terrible and by no way "fürstliches" beer; just a shame
12/13/2000 (7/5/7/4/14): beautiful golden colour, nice foam, well hopped, spicy, sweet - a wonderful lager 2/2/2/2/3 FÜRST WALLERSTEIN ZWICKEL _4518_from beerangel.de - clear golden-bronze colour with a solid and persistent white foam; slightly lactic nose with gentle aromatic hoppy tones; creamy mouthfeel and with a medium malt body; some decent late bitterness and with a short dusty and creamy finish - lacking deeply of character 4/5/5/2/9 _6492_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and bright golden beer under a solid white foam; superb lacework; the aroma is buttery and herbal; some sweet maltiness, medium-bodied and a low bitterness; corny and buttery finish - quite cloying 4/5/4/2/7 GAFFEL 1396 _1726_clear blond color, few foam, earthy, light notes of alcohol and apricot, full-bodied, some sweetness and a touch of bitterness, dry malty finish - not a Kölsch but what is this exactly ? 3/7/6/3/14 GAFFEL KÖLSCH _776_draught in Köln - clear and bright golden colour with a little white foam; subtle fruity aroma with notes of malt, clean palate with a quite light malt backbone; some sweetness and slightly oily palate; quite dry finish with a moderate bitterness - easy but quite pleasant 3/6/5/3/13 GAFFEL KÖLSCH FREI _4202_bottle@Köln - clear golden colour with a persistent white foam; aroma of peanut and biscuit with a touch of wort; light-bodied with some astringency; aftertaste of paper and wort 4/4/3/2/7 GATZWEILER GATZ ALT _1031_clear amber-brown colour, fine creamy head, no lace, discreet aroma of caramel and flowers, buttery, moderate maltiness, dry and slightly bitter finish - lacks of character 4/5/4/3/8 GAMPERTBRÄU FÖRSTER-DUNKEL _1246_intense dark-brown colour, fine creamy head, buttery, caramel aroma with notes of blood, sweet, uniforme and quite flat, short buttery finish 4/3/3/2/6 GAMPERTBRÄU FÖRSTER-PILS _1247_clear golden colour, big foamy head, nice lace, herbal, corn aroma, sweet, full-bodied and oily, dry short herbal finish 5/6/5/2/10 GÄNSTALLER-BRÄU GÄNSTALLER-BRÄU / NÄRKE / DE MOLEN EUROPA-BIER ELEVATOR _5746_from erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy amber colour with a modest head retention; fruity hoppy aroma with a dominance of quince and apricot; some sweetness; a decent bitterness and a solid malt backbone; velvety palate; long aftertaste of red fruits with a lingering bitterness 4/7/8/4/16 GANTER WODAN _2270_clear ruby-brown colour, little creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, the aroma is a nice balance between caramel, malt and alcohol, a bit sweet and oily with a good malt body, a decent bitterness in a caramel/alcohol finish - deeply balanced (thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one) 4/7/8/4/16 GANTER SPEZIAL EXPORT _6105_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden beer with a modest head retention; aroma of herb and plastic, medium-bodied and slightly sweet; very low bitterness; short aftertaste of corn and plastic - dubious 2/4/472/6 GANTER BADISCH WEIZEN HEFEDUNKEL _4940_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - hazy ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; aroma of toffee and matured bananas; sweet and strongly carbonated, medium-bodied and with a light tartness, fizzy and quite evanescent finish with more notes of banana and caramel - not my cup of tea 3/6/5/3/11 GANTER BADISCH WEIZEN KRISTALLKLAR _4965_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - clear golden colour with a firm and long lasting white foam; solid aroma of cloves and hay with notes of banana in the background; moderate carbonation for the style, moderately sweet and with a juicy, quite refreshing palate; the finish is gently cornywith moderate notes of cloves - pretty good and refreshing 4/7/6/3/13 GASTHAUS & GOSEBRAUEREI GOSE _1637_pale blond colour, fine head, deep coriander aroma, notes of grapefruit, smooth with a light acidity, salty, short finish - a very unusual experience - Thank you for this one, Per ! 4/8/7/3/14 GASTHAUS & GOSEBRAUEREI BAYERISCHER BAHNHOF BERLINER STYLE WEISSE _4395_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - hazy golden colour with a little persistent white foam; aroma of hay, citrus and honey; fresh and lively palate; fizzy and light to medium-bodied; lingering acidity before a long fruity and herbal finish - refreshing and very pleasant 4/7/7/3/14 GÖCKLINGER HAUSBIER DOPPELBOCK _5576_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy brown colour and with a poor foam left; slightly toasted and with strong notes of toffee; sweet and full-bodied with a moderate carbonation; a chewy mouthfeel and long notes of caramel, butter and toasted malts in the finish - pretty easy but ok 3/6/6/3/13 GOLD OCHSEN OXX LAGER _145_nice transparent golden colour, strong hop aroma, full bodied - good lager 4/6/6/3/12 GÖLLER PILSNER _3902_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - clear golden colour and a solid creamy white foam, nice lace; grassy and slightly papery nose, a bit oily, medium-bodied and fairly carbonated; decent bitterness and moderately dry herbal finish - balanced 4/5/6/3/13 GÖLLER RAUCHBIER _6111_courtesy of fiulijn - clear bronze beer with a poor head retention; fairly smokey with notes of ashes and bacon; rounded palate and medium malt backbone; slightly dry and tart before a long smokey and earthy finish - one-dimensional but not bad 3/6/6/3/13 GÖLLER ORIGINAL _4128_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - clear and pale golden colour with a solid white foam; solid fat grassy nose, medium-bodied and with a fair tart bitterness; bitter herbal finish; fizzy - simple but good 4/7/6/3/14 GÖLLER DUNKEL _4041_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - clear ruby-brown colour with a persistent and firm beige foam; strong aroma of toffees with some biscuity notes; sweet and quite full-bodied, toasted, some bitterness and a long malty caramelish and biscuity finish 4/6/6/3/13 GÖLLER LAGER _3891_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - pours a clear amber-bronze colour under a solid off-white head; a fair flowery and slightly herbal nose; crisp and medium-bodied, some sweetness and a fair earthy bitterness, quite dry flowery and earthy finish - nice 5/7/6/3/14 GÖLLER KELLERBIER _3899_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - hazy golden-bronze colour with a little persistent beige foam; some biscuity maltiness and discrete aromatic hoppy tones; creamy palate and quite low carbonation; moderate malt body; dry and long biscuity and dusty finish 3/6/7/3/13 GÖLLER STEINHAUER WEISSE _4134_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - cloudy orange colour with a solid white foam; banana and a touch of dust in the nose; solid but subtle carbonation; some sweetness and quite bland; long banana finish and some residual sweetness - modest 3/5/5/2/9 GÖLLER BROTZEIT SEIDLA _3886_courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - pale golden colour with a modest head retention; bready and malty nose showing notes of peanuts; moderate malt body, clean palate and fairly tasty, rather low carbonation with a long peanutty and bready finish - very pleasant 3/6/7/3/14 GOTHA STUTZHÄUSER WAIDBAUER LAGER _3446_canned - clear and bright golden colour with a firm and white foam; nice lace; herbal aroma with notes of butter, slightly soapy; fairly clean and rounded palate; medium-bodied with a correct bitterness; herbal finish with an undefined and not quite pleasant touch of vegetables 5/6/6/3/12 GOTHA THÜRINGER PREMIUM PILS _2164_clear pale golden colour, fine head which quickly collapses, light herbal aroma, sweet with a light bitterness, quite oily, dry and slightly tart grassy finish - modest 2/5/5/3/9 GOTHA OETTINGER HEFEWEISSBIER NATURTRÜB _575_cloudy honey colour, fine head, corn and banana, smooth, sweet, slightly too much carbonation 5/7/7/4/14 GOTTSMANNSGRÜNER PILS _3912_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear and very pale golden-yellow colour, bright white foam with a moderate persistence; very fresh herbal aroma, crisp and fresh medium malt body, some sweetness and a fair bitterness; creamy and herbal bitter finish - a good one 4/6/7/3/14 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO WEISSE HELL _4242_from beerangel.de - pours a cloudy orange colour with a firm white foam; fair and subtle banana aroma with notes of cloves staying in the background; sweet and soft palate, long corny aftertaste with notes of banana - uncomplicated 4/6/6/3/13 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO GRAFENTRUNK FESTBIER _4773_from beerangel.de - pale and clear golden colour with a robust and bright white head which quickly collapses; wet grassy hoppy nose, medium-bodied, very oily palate and with a moderate carbonation; low bitterness and a malty grassy and oily finish - not my kind of beer 2/4/4/2/6 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO ARCOLATOR _4219_from beerangel.de - clear dark brown colour with a ruby hue, little foam left; sweet malts, toffee and a touch of walnuts in the nose; very sweet, solid malt body and with a long aftertaste of caramel along with a warming alcohol touch - too sweet 4/6/7/3/13 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO WEISSE DUNKEL _4159_from beerangel.de - pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with a pale beige foam; correct lace; butterscotch and a touch of honey in the nose; very sweet and moderate malt body; lot of residual sugars in the finish where caramel and light fruity tones can be met 4/5/6/3/12 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO VALLEY LAGER _4254_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a solid white foam; some oily hops and wet carton; sweet with a moderate malt body; quite oily with a short paperboard-like finish - cheap stuff, not good 3/3/3/2/6 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO WINTERMÄRCHEN FESTBIER _4241_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a white head; gentle aromatic hoppiness, quite malty, clean palate and quite full-bodied; decent bitterness with a long malty and peanutty finish - solid 4/7/6/3/14 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO WEISSE HELL ALKOHOLFREI _4305_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - cloudy orange colour with a little white foam; aroma of corn, cloves, hay and a touch of banana; overcarbonated, thin-bodied and quite tart; short corny finish - for a N/A not bad at all! 4/5/4/2/9 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO EDELL EDEL & HELL _4489_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a little foam left; fresh hoppy herbal nose; almost full-bodied, some tartness in front of a sweet malt backbone; malty and slightly herbal finish - robust, clean and well-made 3/7/7/3/13 GRÄFLICHE ARCO VALLEY GRAF ARCO GRAFEN HELL _4524_from beerangel.de - pale golden colour with a poor head retention; some aromatic hops and grains; poor malt body, some sweetness and notes of paper; short corny and slightly grassy finish 2/4/4/2/7 GROSCH LUTHERTRUNK _5262_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - amber-orange colour with a poor foam left; the nose is slightly oily and aromatic; low carbonation and medium-bodied, some sweetness and a low bitterness, quite aromatic hoppy finish with more malty tones - balanced 3/5/6/3/13 GROSCH FUHRMANNSTRUNK _5506_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear dark brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of malt, biscuit, earth and with hints of berrie; some sweetness on top of a medium malt backbone, no bitterness; sweet malty finish with more biscuity notes 4/7/6/3/12 GROSCH ZWICKL _5261_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy dark orange colour with a poor head retention; the aroma is dusty with moderate aromatic hoppy notes; medium-bodied and moderately carbonated; a gentle bitterness with peanutty notes 3/6/7/3/13 GUTMANN HEFEWEIZEN _4244_5,2%; from beerangel.de - cloudy dark orange colour with a huge foamy white head; aroma of dust and banana; sweet with some tart acidity to balance it partially; medium-bodied; long aftertaste of banana and some residual sweetness - classical and boring 4/6/6/3/11 Haake Beck Pils _1304_clear pale golden colour, few head, medium hoppiness, herbal, full and spicy, some character, dry herbal finish 2/5/6/3/12 HACKER-PSCHORR MÜNCHENER GOLD _2740_pours a bright golden-orange colour; poor head; moderate aromatic hoppiness, medium-bodied and with a low bitterness, clean palate; the finish is decently malty - well-brewed and terribly boring 4/6/6/3/12 HACKER-PSCHORR LEICHTE WEISSE _2733_cloudy orangeish colour, firm creamy white head; aroma of ... nothing except a hint of wort and banana; creamy mouthfeel, very thin body, some sweetness and a short neutral aftertaste - a pointless beer with a very impressive neutrality; this is a perfect exemple of beer castration 3/3/3/2/4 HACKER-PSCHORR ANNO 1417 _2602_slightly hazy golden-orange colour with a little foam but a nice lace; aroma of cheese and farm, oily with a clean and solid malt body, low bitterness, the finish is long with a biscuity maltiness 4/6/7/4/14 HACKER-PSCHORR STERNWEISSE _2534_it pours a copper-amber colour and leaves very few foam; the expected matured banana aroma is well present with a touch of corn, high carbonation, some sweetness and a modest malt body characterize the mouthfeel, the finish is moderate, corny and with some residual sweetness - good but desperately classic 3/6/6/3/13 HACKER-PSCHORR MÜNCHNER RADLER _4764_from beerangel.de - pale and clear yellow in colour with a modest foam left; a huge aroma of lemon aggresses the nose, very sweet and quite sticky, poor malt body; sweetish and citrusy lemonade-like aftertaste 2/3/2/2/5 HACKER-PSCHORR WEISSE _1081_cloudy orange colour, fine head, floral, yeasty and buttery aroma, sweet, quite neutral flavour, light citrusy finish 4/7/6/3/13 HACKER-PSCHORR EDELHELL EXPORT _1174_clear, brillant golden colour, few head, medium hoppiness, full-bodied, sweet and slightly oily, long malty finish - a well-made, solid Export 3/6/6/3/13 HACKER-PSCHORR OKTOBERFEST MÄRZEN _2214_clear amber colour, fine head, buttery and malty nose, medium to full body, decent finishing bitterness, round and clean malty finish - solid and nicely made 4/6/7/3/14 HAERLEMSCHE WINTER-BOCK _2393_red-amber colour, very foamy head, nice lace, strong nutty aroma, notes of vinegar and alcohol, earthy, very very sweet, full-bodied, long sugary finish with the expected warming alcohol touch - thanks to fiulijn for this rare beer 4/7/6/2/12 _6260_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pale and clear yellow beer under a modest white foam left; dusty, paperboard-like aroma, some fruity notes hidden below; low carbonation and slightly oily; short and dry very herbal aftertaste with lingering dusty notes 4/5/5/2/11 HARTMANN FELSEN WEISSE _1617_hazy pale yellow, few head, dry hay and corn aroma, overcarbonated, light oily, sweet with a dry finish 4/6/5/3/11 HASEN-BRÄU WEISSER HASE _2362_cloudy pale orange colour, nice creamy head, moderate citrusy and banana nose, (very) sweet and highly carbonated, medium-bodied, slightly oily with a lingering sweetness in a slightly cloying finish 4/6/6/2/11 HASSERÖDER PREMIUM PILS _706_from Mittelwihr, France - clear and bright golden colour with a solid white foam; shy herbal aroma, quite papery, soft and smooth mouthfeel, earthy bitterness and with a dusty, carton-like finish 4/4/4/2/10 _6265_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - fully cloudy orange beer with a fast disappearing head; aroma of hay, corn and vegetables; moderate carbonation, medium-bodied; quite sourish; short corny and sourish aftertaste - dubious and maybe no more at its best 2/6/4/2/8 HAUS DER 131 BIERE BE HOT KISS THE LIPS YEAH _350_golden colour, big bubbles, herbal, soil - not terrible 4/4/4/3/9 HAUS DER 131 BIERE HAPPY BIRTHDAY _351_golden colour, fine head, floral aroma, smooth with a dry finish 4/6/5/3/11 HAUS DER 131 BIERE KARIBIK _377_light golden colour, dry hop aroma, sweet, quite brief aftertaste 3/6/5/2/10 HAUS DER 131 BIERE THE DOLPHINS _352_golden colour, big bubbles, mild hop aroma, refreshing 4/5/5/3/10 HAUS DER 131 BIERE SCHLUCKSPECHT _353_light golden colour, big bubbles, fresh 4/5/5/3/10 HAUS DER 131 BIERE I LOVE YOU _387_golden colour, few foam, mild hop aroma 3/5/5/3/10 HAUS DER 131 BIERE NEANDERTALER GESÖFF _392_golden colour, mild hop aroma, nothing but average 3/5/5/3/10 HAUSBRAUEREI FEIERLING INSELHOPF _1667_hazy blond colour, nice head, buttery and hoppy, herbal aroma, too much carbonation, tart and bitter, light to medium-bodied, long dry herbal and sparkling finish - thanks to domtom for this one. 4/7/5/3/12 HELLER SCHLENKERLA AECHT HELLES LAGERBIER _3408_from crackedkettle.com - translucid golden colour, little foam; subtle smokey nose; smoked bacon and ashes; subtle carbonation; some sweetness, medium-bodied, long gentle smokey finish, slightly peppery - a good session beer 3/7/6/3/14 HELLER SCHLENKERLA AECHT RAUCHBIER URBOCK _2056_thanks to ClarkVV for this one - dark red-brown colour with a fine foam and a nice lacing, deep aroma of smoked bacon, oily and heavy body, some bitterness in a long smokey and slightly dry finish followed by a warming alcohol touch - heavy and a bit one-dimensional but dangerously pleasant ! 5/8/7/4/16 HELLER AECHT SCHLENKERLA EICHE DOPPELBOCK _6133_courtesy of Per - hazy red-amber beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of smoked bacon; some light woody tones in the background; full-bodied and pretty heavy; a late tart bitter smokiness; the finish is slightly soapy with long smoky malty and late woody notes 4/7/8/4/15 Heller Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen _146_clear red-brown colour, few head, highly smoked bacon aroma and flavor, salami, full-bodied, malty, some sweetness followed by a strong bitterness and a long dry smokey finish - very good beer ! 4/9/7/4/17 HELLER SCHLENKERLA AECHT RAUCHBIER WEIZEN _1808_cloudy amber colour, gian creamy head, very strong smoked bacon aroma, light notes of banana, medium-bodied with a long dry smoky finish - one-dimensional but beautiful 5/8/7/4/15 HENNINGER HIGHLANDER _147_brewed with whisky malt, this beer has nothing to do with the great (in my opinion ...) Adelscott - horrible amber-green colour, no foam, light smokey aroma, flat taste 1/6/3/1/6 _6460_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy golden-yellow beer with a little persistent foam; mild aroma with traces of hay; moderate malt backbone, some sweetness and with a late grassy bitterness; yeasty and corny finish - gentle 4/6/6/3/13 HIRSCH HONER HEFE WEISSE _4437_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - pours a cloudy orange colour under a bright and firm persistent foam; nice lace; aroma of hay, corn and matured bananas; sweet and quite full-bodied, robust but subtle carbonation; quite oily mouthfeel, long aftertaste of bananas and oranges 5/6/6/3/13 HIRSCH HONER GOLDSTOFF _5929_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy blond-orange colour with no foam left; notes of malt and with a light aromatic hoppiness, dust and hazelnut; medium-bodied, light bitterness; aftertaste of peanuts, slightly dusty 3/6/6/3/12 HIRSCH HONER DUNKLE HEFE WEISSE _4902_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - pours a hazy brown colour with a little persistent pale beige foam; aroma of toasted malts and banana; medium-bodied and sweet; subtle but solid carbonation; the finish manages to be moderatey dry with more malty and banana-ish notes - pretty drinkable 4/7/6/3/14 HIRSCH HONER ZWICKL _4865_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - slightly hazy golden-blond colour with a modest foam left; a fair aromatic grassy nose; quite astringent, meidum malt backbone and decently tasty; a moderate but long lasting bitterness along with lingering malty and peanutty notes in the finish 3/7/7/3/14 HIRSCH HONER KRISTALL WEISSE _5045_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - clear bright golden colour and with a little white foam left; aroma of hay and banana; sweet and with a decent malt backbone, quite highly carbonated; the finish is quite short, fizzy and showing more fruity and corny notes - balanced 4/6/6/3/13 HOEPFNER MAIBOCK _4403_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear and bright pale golden colour, irregular white foam made of big bubbles; aroma of herbs and apples, solid malt body with a robust malt sweetness; subtle carbonation and lively palate; long herbal and fruity finish with a warming alcohol touch - a very pleasant bock 4/7/8/4/16 HOLSTEN PREMIUM _2013_clear and bright golden colour with a fine but unregular foam, unsignificant hop aroma with hints of plastic, tart and aggressive, light-bodied with a dry finish - poor 3/3/4/2/7 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU 1605er WEISSE _4169_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange coloured with a bright off-white head; aroma of apricot and banana; very smooth and fairly sweet, slightly salty with lingering notes of banana and corn in the aftertaste; the residual sweetness stays moderate 4/6/6/3/13 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU RADLER _4766_from beerangel.de - clear and pale yellow coloured, no head retention; aroma of hay and lemon; very sweet and fizzy; lemoande-like palate and aftertaste; long sweetish and sticky with citric notes 1/2/2/2/2 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU PILS _4737_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour with a fast disappearing foam; decent herbal notes with a touch of paperboard; moderate malt body and bitterness, the palate starts pretty watery; more herbal notes in a short finish - modest 2/4/4/2/7 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU RUSS _4729_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour with a little white foam left; citrusy and wheaty nose; very very sweet and fairly carbonated; quite thin-bodied; lot of residual sugars, juicy and with a citrusy finish - no, thanks ... 2/4/2/2/4 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU GOLD _4517_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy golden colour with a poor head retention; discrete grainy and slightly grassy nose; sweet and slightly tart, medium-bodied, grainy finish - very modest and uninspired (like my rating) 3/4/4/3/9 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU EDEL EXPORT _4511_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour, little chaotic white foam; aroma of wet corn with a citrusy touch; medium-bodied and quite bland; no bitterness to talk about and a moderately long malty finish - deeply boring 3/4/4/2/7 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU HELL _4502_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour with a little white foam; fresh grassy hoppiness in the nose; sweet and slightly earthy palate; quite low carbonation and bitterness; gently malty and grassy, medium-bodied; almost earthy finish - not terrible 3/5/4/2/9 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU WEISSE HELL _4176_from beerangel.de - hazy golden colour with a solid and firm white head; aroma of almonds and banana; fresh palate and medium-bodied, tart and fizzy, sweet and quite acidic; short and very dry fruity finish - interesting and very unusual weizen 4/7/6/3/13 HOLZKIRCHNER OBERBRÄU URTYP HELL _4495_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a little foam; malty and flowery hoppy nose; sweet and quite full-bodied; rounded mouthfeel and creamy; malty finish - well-made 3/6/6/3/13 HÖNIG POSTILLON WEISSE _1618_hazy yellow colour, big head, hay and perfumy aroma with a touch of vinegar, a little bit sour, agressiv with an unpleasant plastic aftertaste - chaotic and bad 3/4/3/2/5 HÖNIG PILS _1624_clear golden colour, fine head, dry hoppy aroma, herbal, fat, tart and bitter, dry herbal finish - just one more german pils 4/6/5/2/11 HÖNIG POSTHÖRNLA SPEZIAL _1629_clear blond-amber colour, almost no head, strong aroma of smoked bacon, medium-bodied, decent bitterness, the finish is long and smokey - the smoke is overwhelming but I like it ! - not for beginners 4/8/7/3/14 HORNECKER HELL _4521_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy blond colour with a decent white foam; grassy nose with notes of diacetyl; sweet and rather tasteless, moderate malt body; gentle corny and slightly grassy finish - dubious 2/4/3/2/6 HÖVELS ORIGINAL BITTERBIER _1280_amber colour, big creamy head which diminishes quickly, moderate hoppiness, touch of caramel, medium bitterness, dry finish - a strange brew situated between an alt and a bitter 4/5/6/3/12 _6246_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a hazy dark blond beer with a moderate white foam left; aroma of almonds and biscuits; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; pretty tasty, moderate bitterness; crisp malty and aromatic finish 4/6/7/3/14 FELSENKELLER HERFORD HERFORDER PILS PREMIUM-EXQUISIT _148_golden colour, some acidity, fresh, full bodied, dry 3/5/6/3/11 FELSENKELLER HERFORD HERFORDER SOMMER _149_honey colour, nice head, orange and lemon aroma and flavor 4/6/7/4/14 FLASCHBIER + BÖLKSTOFF BÖLK STOFF _998_pale clear golden-yellow colour, big head, herbal and citrusy aroma, slightly tart, dry aggressive bitterness 2/3/3/2/6 FRANKENHEIM ALT _3580_from crackedkettle.com/ - clear ruby-brown colour, chaotic pale beige foam and a nice lace; some earthy notes, medium-bodied and slightly bitter; long earthy and nutty finish - acceptable 4/5/6/3/12 FRANKENHEIM BLUE _4191_bought in Düsseldorf; 60% altbier and 40% cola - clear copper-brown colour with a poor head retention; the cola dominates the nose and you have to be very imaginative to detect something else ... well, some earthy tones, maybe ? but they could well be some reminiscence of the Uerige I had some hours ago ...; sweet with a poor malt body and a long aftertaste of cola - could work as children lemonade 2/3/3/2/5 FRANKEN BRÄU PILSENER PREMIUM _1357_pale yellow colour, fine head, nice lace, herbal, dry hop aroma, full-bodied with a medium bitterness, long dry bitter finish 4/6/6/3/13 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS PILSATOR _3566_pet bottle - deep and clear golden colur, no foam left; fat herbal nose; good malt body, tart bitterness and a solid carbonation; long herbal finish - correct 3/5/6/3/12 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS SPITZKRUG PREMIUM _3558_pale and clear golden colour with a solid white foam; herbal and buttery nose; notes of peanuts and hay; light-bodied with a moderate bitterness; herbal and buttery finish - not that bad 4/5/5/3/11 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER RADLER _5299_courtesy of Philipp Sigg; 5dl plastic bottle - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of citrus, very sweet and thin-bodied; aftertaste of detergent; sweetish 2/3/3/2/5 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER GOLD _4165_bought in Düsseldorf - clear and pale golden colour with a poor head retention; a touch of herbs and solvent in the nose; sweet with a light tartness, moderate malt body and quite oily; the finish is slightly herbal with residual sweetness - cheap 2/4/4/2/8 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER HEFE WEISSBIER _4192_from Lidl@Düsseldorf - hazy blond colour with a persistent white foam; overwhelming aroma of overripe bananas with notes of grapefruit; sweet and oily with a robust carbonation; tons of residual sugars in an heavy aftertaste of banana - cloying and bad 3/3/4/2/6 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER WILD PASSION _4194_Lidl@Düsseldorf; pet bottle - clear pinkish-red colour with no head retention, aroma of apple juice and strawberry marmelade; very sweet and light-bodied, sweetish and lemonade-like finish- even someone like me sometimes miss the Reinheitsgebot ... 2/3/2/2/3 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER WILD ORANGE _4195_Lidl@Düsseldorf; pet bottle - clear and pale golden colour, poor head left; orange juice in the nose, very sweet with a fake acidity; lot of residual sugars in a fruity sweeties-like finish 2/4/3/2/5 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS GRAFENWALDER WILD LEMON _4196_Lidl@Düsseldorf; pet bottle - translucid pale green colour without foam left; sweet and sour aroma of green lemon; lemonade mouthfeel, sweet with a hint of sourness; sweetish lemony finish - some hundred years ago, people got burned for less than this 1/3/3/2/3 FRANKFURTER BRAUHAUS BERGISCH LÖWEN EXPORT _2465_clear golden colour, almost no foam, oily herbal hoppiness, medium-bodied, robust tart bitterness, long bitter herbal finish - solid 3/6/7/4/12 FRANZ JOSEPH SAILER ALTENMÜNSTER STEINWEIZEN _150_copper colour, smokey aroma, light bodied, smoked bacon aftertaste 5/7/6/4/14 GANTER BADISCH WEIZEN HEFEHELL _2410_hazy pale orange colour, fine creamy head, strong aroma of overmatured bananas, some notes of haye, very sweet, highly carbonated, oily, long effervescent banana finish - somehow manages not to be cloying 4/7/6/3/13 GASTHAUS-BRAUEREI BRAUSTELLE FREIGEIST ABRAXXXAS _5719_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark orange in colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of marzipan, spices, phenol and apple; dusty; quite thick palate and with an assertive tartness, fairly acidic and very dry; a lingering acidity and more notes of spices and apples - very interesting 4/8/7/4/15 GASTHAUS-BRAUEREI BRAUSTELLE FREIGEIST CAULFIELD _5726_courtesy of Allen - very dark brown, almost black in colour and with no head retention; aroma of black cherries, wood and licorice; gently sour; a good malt body, sweet and sour, moderate carbonation; quite oily palate; dry aftertaste of licorice and cherries 4/7/7/4/16 GASTHAUS-BRAUEREI BRAUSTELLE FREIGEIST HOPPEDITZ _5997_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting foam; nice lacework; a fair hoppy aroma of red fruits, cherries and almonds; medium-bodied, some sweetness and a creamy palate; a late and fair bitterness; long aromatic hoppy finish with more notes of red fruits - atypical and good 5/8/7/4/15 GESSNER PREMIUM PILS _1359_clear golden colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, strange aroma of rotten vegetables, fresh, full-bodied, dry with a long bitter herbal finish 5/3/6/4/12 GESSNER FESTBIER _1361_clear golden colour, few head, the aroma is rich (biscuit, malt and light fruity), full-bodied with a light bitterness, long finish 4/7/6/3/13 GLOSSNER (FRANZ XAVER) HOPFENGARTEN EDEL-PILS _4453_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; nose of boiled corns; decent malt body and quite sweet; a gentle bitterness and a quite long herbal and corny finish - very modest 3/4/4/2/7 GLOSSNER (FRANZ XAVER) ORIGINAL NEUMARKTER BIO-GOLD _4452_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; strong aroma of corn and paperboard; slightly oily and medium-bodied, gently bitter and with some herbs in the finish 3/3/6/2/9 GOLD OCHSEN ULMS FLÜSSIGES GOLD ORIGINAL _2054_clear and very pale yellow colour, little foam, plastic and notes of orange in the nose, medium-bodied, lot of carbonation and a decent bitterness, dry and bitter finish 4/4/6/3/11 _6241_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy bronze beer with a poor foam left; hints of caramel, very shyly aromatic; medium-bodied, clean and rounded, no bitterness; gently flowery aftertaste - subtle 4/6/6/3/13 _6486_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear golden beer with a solid but chaotic white foam left; sticky maltiness in the nose with notes of caramel and corn; full-bodied, sweet and quite thick; moderate tart bitterness; quite dry malty finish with notes of caramel and warming alcohol 3/6/7/3/12 HUBAUER EINE BAYERN HALBE URHELL _1356_light cloudy, pale golden colour, fine head, malty, medium hoppiness, sweet and full with lot of carbonation, dry finish 3/5/4/2/8 HUBAUER EINE BAYERN HALBE HEFE-WEISSE HELL _4854_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy blond coloured with a fast vanishing foam; aroma of banana, citrus and dish liquid; sweet and solidly carbonated, medium-bodied, lot of residual sugars in a yeasty and banana finish - heavy 2/4/5/2/8 HUMMEL MERKENDORFER WEISSBIER _1614_pale hazy yellow colour, fine head, strong aroma of matured banana, reasonable body, touch of sourness, dry wheaty finish - a little bit heavy and almost disgusting 4/6/4/2/8 HUMMEL MERKENDORFER HELLER MAIBOCK _1630_clear golden colour, few head, malty alcoholic nose, sweet and dry, long alcohol finish - a bit unbalanced 3/6/5/2/9 IRSEER KLOSTERBRÄU KLOSTERDUNKEL _2210_hazy ruby-brown colour, very foamy head, butter and caramel in the nose, sweet, medium to full-bodied, malty finish with notes of caramel and pepper 4/6/7/3/13 IRSEER KLOSTERBRÄU KLOSTER-URDUNKEL _5191_from Wittich - pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber colour with a poor head retention; earthy aroma with notes of barnyard and caramel; medium-bodied, some sweetness, tart and with a short, almost watery earthy finish - not really convincing 3/6/5/2/9 IRSEER KLOSTERBRÄU KLOSTER-URTRUNK UR-BELASSEN _1979_hazy golden-orange colour with little foam, biscuity maltiness with notes of peanuts, full-bodied, sweet and slightly oily, clean and rounded malty finish - solid and well-made but lacking a bit of character 4/6/7/3/14 _6575_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear ruby-brown colour with a poor gead retention; sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel; full-bodied and pretty sweet, low bitterness and with a long caramelish and malty finish with light grassy notes 4/7/6/3/13 JEVER PILSENER _789_light golden colour, no head, deep herbal aroma, crisp and fresh with a nice dry aftertaste 2/6/7/4/13 KAISERDOM PROSTEL _1186_clear pale blond colour, fine head, nice lace, aroma of sewer and rotten eggs, slightly tart, flat with a dry horrible, inhuman and disgusting finish 2/1/2/1/2 KAISERDOM PILSENER _3998_canned, 4.3% - clear and bright golden colour, little but persistent white foam and a correct lacing, very fresh herbal aroma, light to medium malt body, crisp and clean with a low bitterness, herbal and papery finish with notes of dust - thin and characterless 4/6/4/2/9 KAISERDOM PREMIUM _3590_one liter can; courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear pale golden colour, very little foam; gentle aromatic hoppy nose; moderate malt body and a high carbonation, some bitterness and a quite dry finish 3/5/5/2/10 _6211_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden-blond beer with a poor foam left; herbal and slightly corny aroma, moderate malt backbone, clean palate, not very tasty, subtle carbonation and a quite short herbal and light citrusy finish 3/6/6/3/12 _6218_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy blond beer with a creamy long lasting white foam left; dusty aroma with notes of green bananas and celeri; velvety palate, low carbonation and gently sweet, short creamy banana finish - not terrible 4/4/4/2/6 KARG DUNKLES HEFE-WEISSBIER _4160_from beerangel.de - cloudy brown colour with a stable beige head; aroma of yeast, marzipan and vinegar, unclean; medium-bodied at best, sweet and sour; sourish and citrusy finish - not sure if this is supposed to taste like this ... 2/3/3/2/6 KARG HELLES HEFE-WEISSBIER _4143_from beerangel.de - dark orange colour with a solid foam; aroma of overripe banana, sweet and medium-bodied, quite bland, moderate carbonation for the style, the finish is quite long, corny with light notes of cloves 4/5/6/3/11 KARLSBERG BRAUBURGER 8.0 _4831_canned; from supermarket Casino, Morteau, France - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; aroma of solvent, alcohol and pear; very sweet and medium-bodied; sweetish aftertaste of dust and apples - useless 2/3/3/2/6 KÄRRNERS CELEBRATOR _5608_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy brown in colour and with a poor head retention; moderate aroma of malt, caramel and pumpkin; sweet and full-bodied, pretty tasty, no bitterness and a long malty and caramelish aftertaste 4/7/8/4/14 KASI BRÄU KASINATOR _4265_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - dark brown colour with a little foam left; robust malty nose with strong notes of caramel and a touch of alcohol; a solid malt body and a fair but not overwhelming sweetness; moderate carbonation; very low bitterness before a long malty and caramelish finish and a warming alcohol touch - very well-made and dangerously drinkable 4/7/7/4/15 KASI BRÄU HOLLÄNDER _4272_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear ruby-brown colour, nice balance between hops and malts in the nose; aroma of caramel and herbs; clean palate and with a respectable malt body; a fair late bitterness introduces a long herbal and malty finish where a hint of mint can be detected 4/7/7/4/14 KASI BRÄU HALLELUJA-PILS _4284_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - hazy golden colour with no foam left; very perfumy aroma with notes of pears and cinnamon; medium to full malt body with a fair bitterness; quite dry malty and corny finish - very tasty but quite unusual pils 3/5/7/4/13 KASI BRÄU EDELSTOFF _4273_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - cloudy dark blond-orange colour with a little persistent foam; correct lacing; fair aroma of corn and peanuts; clean and crisp palate; medium-bodied, some late bitterness and a moderately long corny finish - interesting 4/7/7/4/15 KAUFBEUREN FENDT DIESELROSS-ÖL _4516_from beerangel.de pours a golden-orange colour with a little foam left, malty aroma with notes of grain and bread; quite full-bodied with some sweetness, slightly oily palate; low bitterness and a long malty and grainy finish with a touch of caramel - very tasty 3/6/7/4/13 KEESMANN WEISSBIER _1615_hazy pale yellow, big head, dry wheat aroma, banana and some smokey notes, astringent, very dry finish - strange and unusual 4/7/6/3/12 _6478_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear golden beer with a long lasting white foam; aroma of corn, toffee and alcohol; moderate carbonation and slightly sticky, good malt backbone and pretty sweet, some late light bitter tartness; residual sugars and a decent malty finish 4/6/6/3/12 KESSELRING STEINIE² ORIGINAL _6053_from Bier-Bienne - translucide pale golden beer under a decent white foam; aroma of paper and dust, medium-bodied, some sweetness and a low bitterness; quite creamy palate and with a grassy and buttery finish 3/3/5/2/9 _6480_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear bright golden beer with a modest head retention; cheap grassy aroma with notes of corn; medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; soapy grassy finish 4/5/5/3/11 KLOSTERBRÄU BAMBERG BRAUNBIER _5991_courtesy of fiulijn - translucide amber-brown beer with a little beige foam; a solid buttery nose with hints of caramel; sweet and mdium-bodied; dry and rough finish with notes of caramel and vegetables - no thanks! 3/5/4/2/7 KLOSTERBRÄU BAMBERG BAMBERGER GOLD PILS _6012_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and bright golden beer with a solid foamy white head, nice lacework; some buttery notes with flowery hints; medium-bodied and some sweetness, no bitterness; buttery and flowery finish - cheap stuff 4/4/4/2/7 KLOSTERBRÄU BAMBERG SCHWÄRZLA _5990_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a clear dark ruby-brown beer with a moderate foam left; aroma of toffees with hints of biscuit; medium-bodied and pretty sweet; slightly dry aftertaste of toffees - quite modest and more a dunkel than a schwarzbier 4/6/5/3/11 KLOSTERBRAUEREI REUTBERG REUTBERGER EXPORT HELL KLOSTER-BIER _4573_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a persistent white foam composed of big bubbles; nice lace; notes of butter and aromatic hops in the nose; medium-bodied and quite sweet, low bitterness and a malty slightly flowery finish 3/6/5/3/12 KLOSTERBRAUEREI REUTBERG REUTBERGER EXPORT DUNKEL _4819_from beerangel.de - clear brown colour with a little beige foam left; toasted malty nose with notes of caramel and biscuit; sweet and with a low csrbonation; moderate malt body, slightly dry toasted finish with decent malty notes 4/6/6/3/11 KLOSTERBRAUEREI REUTBERG REUTBERGER KLOSTER-WEISSE _4218_from beerangel.de - dark orange colour and a little white foam; correct lacing; heavy nose of ripe bananas and the other suspect: cloves; sweet and medium-bodied, quite oily palate; lot of residual sugars in a long and quite cloying aftertaste of bananas 4/6/5/2/11 KLOSTERBRAUEREI REUTBERG REUTBERGER KLOSTER-HELL _4568_from beerangel.de - clear bright golden colour with a solid white foam; fresh aromatic hops in the nose with some malty tones in the background; medium malt body with a moderate bitterness, quite high carbonation; quite dry aromatic hoppy finish 4/6/6/3/12 KLOSTER BRAUEREI SCHEYERN KLOSTER-EXPORT DUNKEL _6110_courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown beer with a poor and chaotic foam left; simplistic nose with notes of toffee; medium-bodied and tasteless, some sweetness and no bitterness; more notes of butter and caramel in the finish - unpleasant 3/4/4/2/7 KLOSTER BRAUEREI SCHEYERN KLOSTER-GOLD HELL _6109_courtesy of fiulijn - clear bright golden beer with a poor head retention; oily grassy hoppiness with light notes of urin; medium-bodied and gently tart, low bitterness and more oily grassy aftertaste - poor 3/5/4/2/8 KNEITINGER DUNKEL _4349_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear brown colour with a rubish hue; little elusive beige foam; toasted nose with lot of caramel and some herbs; sweet with a subtle carbonation and some herbal tartness; fizzy finish with long caramelish notes - very good 4/8/7/4/15 KÖLNER VERBUND GILDEN KÖLSCH _4170_canned; bought in Düsseldorf - translucid golden colour with a poor head retention; fresh nose, slightly herbal and fruity; light to medium malt body, a gentle bitterness; moderately dry and shy fruity aftertaste - easily drinkable, a decent session beer 3/6/6/3/13 KÖLNER VERBUND WICKÜLER PILSENER _4199_bought in Düsseldorf - clear and pale golden colour with a white foamy and chaotic head, nice lace; earthy and spicy aroma with notes of grass; quite oily with a good malt body; some bitterness before a long herbal finish - classical and ok but not more 3/7/6/3/13 KÖNIGSBACHER SPEZIAL EXPORT _537_transparent golden colour, nice head, fresh, herbal aroma, dry, not too much character 4/5/4/3/10 KÖNIGSHOF LANDFÜRST PREMIUM PILS _4200_bought in Düsseldorf - pale and clear golden colour, little and persistent foam; fairly herbal aroma; slightly spicy; medium-bodied, sweet and decently bitter; long herbal finish, quite dry 4/6/6/3/12 KÖSSEL BRÄU MARIAHILFER VOLLBIER _5479_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - bright golden-blond colour with a poor head retention; oily grassy nose; slightly oxydized and quite corny; low carbonation and thin to medium-bodied; watery and corny finish with notes of paperboard 3/4/4/2/7 KÖSTRITZER SCHWARZBIER _399_dark colour, fine lace, black chocolate aroma, slightly toasted, quite light bodied 4/7/6/4/13 _6252_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark ruby-brown beer with a poor chaotic foam left; the aroma is meaty and slightly sourish; medium-bodied and tart; some biting bitterness and an earthy, meat-like finish - weird 3/4/472/7 KULMBACHER EISBOCK _1100_dark brown, almost black, colour, few head, buttery and alcohol aroma with notes of caramel, malty, licorice, very sweet but not disgusting, long dry malty finish - powerful 4/8/6/4/15 KULMBACHER MÖNCHSHOF PREMIUM LAGER _1349_clear golden colour, fine head, herbal, malty with a medium hoppiness, sweet and dry with a late light bitterness 4/5/5/2/9 KULMBACHER MÖNCHSHOF LAGER _4562_from beerangel.de - clear golden colour with a firm and persistent white foam; slightly lactic with shy aromatic hoppy notes; sweet and creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, low bitterness and a short malty finish - very modest 4/5/5/2/9 KULMBACHER MÖNCHSHOF KELLERBIER _3303_sampled in Kos - pours a hazy copper-amber colour with very little foam remaining; subtle nutty almondy notes; some initiall tartness and a respectable malt body; a late decent bitterness before a citrusy, woody finish 3/6/7/4/14 KULMBACHER FESTBIER _5772_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden in colour and with a fast disappearing foam; mellowed honeyish nose with hints of phenol; low carbonation and medium-bodied, some sweetness and a low bitterness; residual sugars and more honeyish notes in a mellow aftertaste where notes of paper appear - doesn’t look at its best 3/4/4/2/7 KULMBACHER MÖNCHSHOF WEIHNACHTSBIER _3082_clear golden-amber colour with a fine white foam; solid grassy aroma; oily mouthfeel, some tart bitterness, medium malt body, dry bitter herbal finish - quite tasty 4/6/6/3/13 HACKER-PSCHORR DUNKLE WEISSE _151_dark ruby colour, beautiful foam, orange and spicy aroma, smooth, sweet with a spicy aftertaste 5/7/7/4/14 HÄFFNER BRÄU HOPFENSTOPFER CITRA ALE _5983_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy dark orange beer under a solid and persistent white foam; fairly hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, lemongrass and cream; medium-bodied and with a solid carbonation; dry and very bitter with a long citrusy and spicy hoppy finish 5/7/7/4/15 _6208_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear golden beer with a poor head retention; a decent oily hoppiness with notes of peanuts and almonds; pretty tasty and with a low carbonation; a light bitterness with a long almondy flowery hoppy finish - pretty nice 3/7/7/4/14 HÄFFNER BRÄU HOPFENSTOPFER CITRA STRONG ALE _6014_ - hazy amber-orange colour with a little foam left; a fair citrusy hoppiness with notes of cream and almonds; full-bodied and gently sticky; a decent bitterness; slightly dry and with a long bitter hoppy fruity finish 5/7/8/4/16 HÄFFNER BRÄU HOPFENSTOPFER AMARILLO STRONG ALE _6024_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy blond-orange beer with a decent white foam left; nice lacework, a solid hoppy nose showing notes of apricots, pears, dust and esters; very creamy palate and with a fair yet not aggressive bitterness; long very hoppy and bitter fruity finish 4/8/7/4/15 HANSEATISCHE GETRÄNKE-INDUSTRIE (HGI) STREITBERG _1003_clear light golden colour, no head, moderate hop presence, alcohol aroma, slightly tart with a dry bitter finish 2/6/6/3/13 HOFBRÄUHAUS MÜNCHEN MÜNCHENER KINDL WEISSBIER _2729_cloudy orange colour, fine little head; aroma of corn, hay and banana; sweet and slightly oily; a finishing tartness brings some balance; long and sweetish corny and banana finish - a good quality weizen 4/7/6/3/13 HOFBRÄU MÜNCHEN SCHWARZE WEISSE _489_red-amber colour, nice head, deep wheat and banana aroma, sweet and flat with an earthy, short finish 4/6/4/2/8 HOLSTEN DUCKSTEIN _2190_clear amber colour, little foam, light herbal hoppiness, some malty notes, medium-bodied, quite bitter, dry bitter and moderately malty finish 3/5/6/3/13 HOLSTEN DUCKSTEIN WEIZEN _3300_sampled in Kos - fully cloudy copper coloured; very little foam; strong aroma of ripe bananas; good malt body supported by a solid carbonation; quite sweet, tart and fizzy on the end; long and moderately dry banana finish 4/7/7/3/13 HOLSTEN FESTBOCK PREMIUM _519_dark brown colour, few head, caramel, too sweet, long aftertaste 4/7/5/4/13 HÖSS MAI-BOCK _2756_clear golden-amber colour with almost no foam; aroma of solvent, alcohol and apples; very sweet and low carbonated; oily and thick, long herbal finish with notes of apples and where the alcohol is even more noticable - yes, I’ve had better bocks ... 3/4/4/2/8 HÖSS NEUSCHWANSTEINER WEIHNACHTS-BIER _2652_pours a clear amber-brown colour with almost no foam; the aroma is something between caramel and lychees; lot of carbonation and rather sweet; low bitterness and decently malty and fruity finish - ok 4/6/6/3/12 HÖSS DOPPEL-HIRSCH _2626_clear and bright ruby-brown colour, the modest initial foam disappears quickly; toffee and caramelized sugars in the nose, sweet and full-bodied, clean palate and a long very malty finish with more notes of caramel and a touch of alcohol - well-balanced 4/7/8/4/16 HÖSS HOLZAR-BIER _4811_from beerangel.de - clear ruby-brown colour wih a little vanishing beige foam; some caramel and flowery notes; sweet and medium-bodied, no bitterness, slightly toasted malty finish with light notes of vegetables - very modest 3/4/4/2/7 HÖSS NEUSCHWANSTEINER DAS ECHTE _2633_clear and pale golden colour with a little foam; discrete herbal nose; sparkling with a decent maltiness, solid bitterness and a long herbal finish with notes of salted butter 4/6/7/3/13 HÖSS BAYERN-HELLES _624_no foam, perfumy aroma, dry and dirty 2/3/4/2/6 HÖSS HEUBER-BIER NATURTRÜB _625_well-hopped, pale yellow colour, no head, sweet and smooth 3/5/4/3/11 HÖSS WEISSER HIRSCH _627_updated 12/6/2005: hazy pale orange colour with a fine stable white head; corny aroma with notes of overmatured bananas; sweet and sticky with a touch of acidity to try to balance it; medium-bodied, long wheaty finish with light lingering salty notes
cloudy white colour, few head, deep banana aroma, sweet, slightly acid finish 5/6/7/3/14 HÖSS DUNKLER HIRSCH ALLGÄUER WEIZEN _628_brown-amber colour, fine head, deep banana aroma, quite a flat taste 4/6/5/2/11 JENS WARNEKE EXPORT CODY'S _2122_clear pale golden colour, little unregular foam, herbal hoppy nose, medium-bodied, oily with a very dry bitterness, the finish is long, dry and malty - lot of character but somehow not very pleasant 3/5/5/2/7 Jever light _1012_clear golden colour, fine creamy head, mix of herbal and solvent aroma, flat with some acidity, unpleasant carton-like finish 4/3/3/2/5 JEVER FUN _2357_clear golden colour, little foam with big bubbles, typical aroma of the NA beers (wet carton, plastic), sweet and watery body followed by a dry, slightly astringent and deeply unpleasant finish (paperboard, ashes,...) - grausam ... 2/2/2/1/3 JEVER DARK _1527_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, aroma of black chocolate, malty, slightly toasted, light-bodied, bitter finish 4/7/6/3/14 JOH. ALBRECHT (DÜSSELDORF) MESSING _4185_draught@brewpub - hazy golden-blond colour with a persistent white foam; aroma of peanut with a touch of herbs and butter, medium to full malt body, fizzy and fairly bitter, long grassy and peanutty finidh - well-brewed and straightforward 4/7/7/4/14 JOH. ALBRECHT (DÜSSELDORF) WEIZEN _4186_draught at the brewery - hazy and pale blond coloured under a solid white foam; corn dominates the nose leavings some banana tones far in the background; solid and subtle carbonation, some sweetness and a moderate tart acidity; slightly dry and quite corny finish 4/6/6/3/13 JOH. ALBRECHT (DÜSSELDORF) KUPFER _4187_draught@brewpub - reddish-golden colour with a poor head retention; solid aroma of sweet malts, caramel and corns; sweet and medium-bodied; finishes a bit watery with short notes of caramel - simplistic but no unpleasant 3/6/5/3/12 JOH. ALBRECHT (DÜSSELDORF) ROTGOLD _4188_draught@brewpub - pours a reddish-golden colour with a little beige foam; nice lace; aroma of herbs and caramel, quite full-bodied, sweet with a tart herbal mouthfeel; fizzy; some residual sweetness and a long malty finish where more caramelish and herbal notes show up - very interesting 4/7/7/4/15 KAISER BRÄU FALKEN HAUS WEIZEN _3242_courtesy of Peter Ens; labelled "Falken Haus Weizen" - cloudy pale orange colour with a little white foam; heavy aroma of over-matured banana and corn; highly carbonated, modest malt body, sweet and a bit oily, long banana finish -overly typical 3/6/6/2/13 KAISER-BRÄU KAISER PILS _1372_clear pale golden colour, few head, dry hop aroma, slightly perfumy and fruity but unpleasant, sweet and medium-bodied with a dry light bitter finish 3/4/5/3/9 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER LAGER _4139_clear golden colour with a little white foam; gentle herbal nose; medium-bodied with some tartness and a decent bitterness; long and quite dry herbal finish - well-made 4/6/7/4/14 KAISER BRÄU ECHT VELDENSTEINER LANDBIER _4809_from beerangel.de - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; gently toasted with notes of caramel and vegetables; good malt body and with a subtle carbonation; caramelish finish with some sweetness; notes of rancid butter 3/4/4/2/7 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER WEISSBIER _4599_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour with a solid white foam; fair aroma of matured banana with moderate notes of cloves, good malt body and with some tart acidity, high carbonation, long fruity, tart finish with some residual sugars - a nice weizen 4/7/7/3/14 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER ZWICK'L _4600_from beerangel.de - hazy orange colour with a persistent white foam; correct lacing; solid flowery hoppiness with notes of dust and peanuts; full-bodied and with a rounded palate, very tasty, fairly bitter and with a long malty and aromatic hoppy finish - a beautiful beer 5/7/8/4/16 KLOSTERBRAUEREI ETTAL CURATOR _3029_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear dark brown colour with a reddish hue; very little foam remaining; the nose is a little bit sourish, roasted with strong notes of caramel, dates and a touch of alcohol; sweet and medium-bodied, tart and sour; dry and astringent bitter finish - it really does not work for me 3/5/5/2/8 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER PILSNER _3623_clear and bright golden colour, little white foam; solid herbal aroma; medium-bodied with a moderate bitterness; dry bitter herbal finish - a solid pils 4/6/7/3/13 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER BOCK _4014_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy amber-orange colour with a little foam, composed of big bubbles, aroma of caramel and oranges, good malt body, some sweetness and a late moderate bitterness, long aftertaste of caramel, alcohol and oranges 3/7/6/3/13 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER KIRSCH BIER _3629_clear and deep ruby-reddish colour, little slightly pinkish head; deep aroma of sour cherries; juicy, medium-bodied, sweet with a moderate sourness; quite dry finish with a long aftertaste of cheries and candi sugar - very interesting 4/6/7/3/14 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER PORTER _3594_courtesy of Laurent Mouson - dark and clear, almost black with a little foam; toasted, notes of black chocolate and licorice; good malt body, some sweetness and a decent bitterness; long aftertaste of dried raisin - very good! 4/8/7/4/16 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER ORIGINAL BADEBIER _3631_pours a very dark brown colour with an elusive foam; aroma of caramel with strange vegetal notes; sweet and light-bodied with a solid carbonation; no biotterness and a short and quite watery caramelish aftertaste 4/5/6/2/11 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER ANTI AGING BEER _3627_very dark brown colour with a ruby hue, no foam left, toasted chocolatey aroma with notes of vanilla; medium-bodied, fresh and lively palate, some sweetness and a moderately long toasty caramelish and chocolatey aftertaste 4/7/7/3/13 KLOSTERBRAUEREI NEUZELLE NEUZELLER SCHWARZER ABT _3626_clear dark ruby-brown colour under a firm and thick beige head; roasted coffeish aroma with notes of candi sugar; modest malt body and very sweet, sweetish aftertaste of ashes and candi sugar again - well, well, well ... 5/6/4/2/9 KLOSTERBRAUEREI SIGEL KLOSTER SPEZIAL _2425_clear bright golden colour, fine head, light herbal hoppiness, sweet with an aggressiv bitterness, grassy finish - modest 4/5/4/2/8 KLOSTERBRAUEREI SIGEL KLOSTER HEFE-WEIZEN _2365_cloudy orange colour, little foam, strong aroma of wheat and banana, rather light-bodied, gentle sweetness, the finish is moderate with some residual sweetness 4/7/6/2/12 _6561_from Bier-Bienne - pours a clear ruby-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel and banana; full-bodied and sweet; low bitterness and long heavy sweetish caramel and malty finish - cloying 4/6/5/2/8 _6632_from Bier-Bienne - translucide reddish-brown beer under a disparate foam; aroma of caramel and hazelnut; gently toasted; medium-bodied and gently sticky; quite dry and with some decent bitterness; malty and caramelish aftertaste 3/6/6/3/13 KLOSTERBRAUEREI WELTENBURG ASAM BOCK _2851_courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown colour and a little brown-tainted head; a bit toaszy, solid cookie maltiness, woody notes; sweet and full-bodied, long malty, biscuity finish with some residual sweetness 4/7/8/4/15 KLOSTERBRAUEREI WELTENBURG WELTENBURGER KLOSTER ANNO 1050 _4510_from beerangel.de - clear golden-bronze colour with a solid white foam; aroma of corn and paperboard, some lactic tones; nice lace, slightly oily and medium-bodied, sweet and with some tartness; quite rough bitterness before a corny, paper-like finish 4/5/5/3/11 KLOSTERBRAUEREI WELTENBURG WELTENBURGER URTYP HELL _4505_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour with a white and persistent foam; nice lace left; aroma of corn with a lactic touch; medium-bodied and quite bland; no bitterness, short and watery corny finish - very poor 3/3/4/2/6 KLOSTERBRAUEREI WELTENBURG WELTENBURGER HEFE-WEISSBIER DUNKEL _4215_from beerangel.de - fully cloudy brown colour under a solid creamy beige head; fresh aroma of young bananas with a hint of cloves in the background; soft and creamy mouthfeel, robust but subtle carbonation bringing some tartness to balance the sweet malt backbone; long and moderately dry aftertaste of banana - not bad and quite fresh 4/6/7/3/14 KLOSTERBRAUEREI WELTENBURG WELTENBURGER KLOSTER WINTER-TRAUM _4491_from beerangel.de - clear dark amber colour with a little slightly beige foam; notes of red fruits and chewy malts; sweet and medium-bodied, clean palate, slightly fruity and flowery finish - not bad at all 4/6/6/3/13 KÖNIG KÖNIG-PILSENER _1281_clear golden colour, fine head, deep floral aroma, full-bodied, lot of hop character, dry bitter finish - very nice ! 4/7/7/4/15 _6234_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and pale golden beer; no head retention; decent flowery and herbal hoppiness; slightly oily; moderate malt backbone; slightly dry and bitter; the finish is dusty and grassy with a lingering bitterness 3/5/6/3/13 KROMBACHER PILS PREMIUM _1501_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, few hops in the nose and some paperboard notes, sweet and malty with a clean and quite long finish 4/4/5/3/9 KROMBACHER ALKOHOLFREI _4189_bought in Düsseldorf - clear and very pale golden colour, big white foam above it; scary aroma of wort; sweet and watery, very low carbonation, slightly oily and with a long aftertaste of wort - "eine Perle der Natur" says the label ... well, not exactly! 2/2/3/2/5 KRONEN BRAUHAUS RATS KRONE EXPORT _2375_clear bright golden colour, firm head and a nice lace, strong and pleasant flowery hoppiness, sweet with a decent malt backbone, light bitterness, long herbal and malty finish 5/7/6/3/14 KRONEN BRAUHAUS RATS KRONE PILS _2404_clear golden colour, little foam, wet grassy nose, sweet and oily, medium-bodied, light bitterness, malty and herbal finish with some apparent residual sugars 4/5/5/2/9 KRONEN-BRAUEREI TETTNANG KRONEN-BIER _3171_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - pale golden-yellow colour with a little stable foam; flowery, honeyish aroma; notes of wet corn; medium and regular malt body; low bitterness and a quite long malty flowery finish - respectable and very well-balanced 3/6/6/3/14 KRONEN-BRAUEREI TETTNANG KELLER-PILS _4138_hazy pale golden colour with a bright white foam; aroma of fresh cut grass and popcorn; slightly oily and medium-bodied, sweet and with a light and late bitterness; the aftertaste is a bit earthy with notes of peanuts 4/7/6/3/12 KRONEN-BRAUEREI TETTNANG SEE-WEIZEN _4132_slightly hazy blond colour with a firm and persistent white foam; the usual suspects (cloves and banana) are present in the nose; very smooth mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation for the style; sweet and sticky; long banana and slightly spicy finish - not bad but one-dimensional and a bit heavy 3/6/5/3/12 KRONEN-BRÄU KRONEN WEISSE _5971_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange beer with a little foam left; a solid presence of overmatured bananas with hints of corn and cloves; highly carbonated and quite sweet, some tart acidity and a long aftertaste of cloves and bananas - a bit heavy 4/6/6/3/11 KROSTITZER UR-KROSTITZER _1363_brillant clear golden colour, nice head, dry hop aroma, herbal, medium-bodied with a moderate bitterness, long dry herbal finish 4/6/6/3/13 KUCHLBAUER ALOYSIUS _1649_dark amber colour, big creamy head, strange mix of alcohol, corn and smoke, sweet and quite flat flavour, short malty finish - lacks of character and unbalanced 4/7/4/2/9 KUCHLBAUER ALTE LIEBE DUNKLE WEISSE _4155_from beerangel.de - clear dark brown colour with a firm and persistent beige foam; some malt, hay and banana in the nose; sweet with a medium malt backbone; smooth finish with notes of corn and malt 5/7/5/3/12 KUCHLBAUER WEISSE _4061_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy blond colour with a bright white foam; aroma of cloves and overripe, almost rotten, bananas; sweet and oily in the front and with a subtle but high carbonation in the background; short aftertaste of cloves and corn with some residual sweetness - a bit cloying 4/4/4/2/7 KÜHLER KRUG HELLES UNFILTRIERT _3829_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and golden colour, stable firm white foam; aroma of almonds; some fair astringence, sweet and with a low carbonation; sweetish and oily bitter almondy aftertaste - original and interesting 4/6/6/3/13 KÜHLER KRUG HEFEWEIZEN UNFILTRIERT _3831_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark orange colour, little persistent foam; robust nose of cloves and ripe bananas; overcarbonated, very sweet with a moderate malt body; long and cloying banana and cloves aftertaste - hmmm... 3/6/4/2/9 KÜHLER KRUG BADISCHER RITTERTRUNK _3830_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear brown colour with a solid beige foam; some toasted malts and almonds in the nose, some wet corns too?!; low carbonation, slightly oily, quite sweet with a late but fair bitterness; long almondy and biscuity finish - very good except this little problem in the aroma 4/6/7/4/14 KÜHLER KRUG FRÜHLINGSBIER _5745_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy bronze-blond colour with a poor head retention; peanutty and almondy aromatic hoppy nose; medium-bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation; long aromatic hoppy and slightly honeyish finish 4/7/8/4/15 LAMMSBRÄU NEUMARKTER GLUTENFREI _3715_clear golden colour with a foamy white head; correct lacing; wet grassy, herbal nose; medium-bodied with some sweetness; shy bitterness and a gentle herbal finish - easy 4/6/5/3/12 LAMMSBRÄU NEUMARKTER ALKOHOLFREI _4587_courtesy of Allen - pours a hazy blond colour with a chaotic foam; aroma of corn and vomit; thin-bodied and light citrusy; quite dry and short corny aftertaste with notes of unfermented malts - not drinkable 1/1/3/2/4 LAMMSBRÄU NEUMARKTER DINKEL _4588_courtesy of Allen - fully cloudy orange colour with a solid creamy white foam; nice lace; some dust and cream with notes of oranges; a bit juicy, medium-bodied at best, low carbonation and slightly sweet, no bitterness to mention; short slightly and corny finish - charming 4/6/7/3/13 Lammsbraü Neumarkter Weisse _152_honey colour, lemon aroma, some acidity 4/7/7/4/14 LASSER EXPORT _2416_clear and bright golden colour, big creamy head, oily grassy hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is slightly bitter and moderately dry but is long and malty - solid 5/6/7/3/14 LASSER PREMIUM PILS _2411_clear and bright golden colour, fine creamy head, oily grassy nose, sweet and medium-bodied, robust bitterness, long malty herbal finish - a good and classical pils 4/6/6/3/13 LASSER URTRUNK _2355_clear golden-orange colour, almost no foam, malty nose with notes of alcohol and nut, sweet and full-bodied, some finishing bitterness, long malty and slightly fruity finish with a warming alcohol touch - balance and character 3/8/7/4/15 LASSER JUBILÄUMSBIER 1850 _2419_clear amber colour, firm creamy head, beautiful lacing, malty and earthy with some notes of cookies, sweet and rather full-bodied, moderate malty finish 5/7/6/3/13 LASSER DUNKEL _2418_clear ruby-brown colour, little firm head, aroma of vegetables with a touch of caramel, sweet and medium-bodied, dry and slightly bitter finish - very modest; I should have give this bottle to fiulijn and keep the good one for me :-) 4/4/5/2/8 LAUTERBACH LAUTERBACHER BROTZEIT-BIER _5610_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear very pale golden colour with a poor head retention; crisp herbal and malty aroma, hints of pepper; medium-bodied, rounded palate and decently bitter; subtle and fair carbonation; slightly dry with a long peanutty malty finish - very nice 4/7/8/4/16 LAUTERBACH LAUTERBACHER SCHLANKE WEISSE _5666_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a cloudy golden-orange beer with a long lasting white head leaving a nice lace; it shows a solid aroma of banana with the other usual suspect, clove, just below; a solid carbonation and a thin malt backbone, sweet and with a short aftertaste of corn and banana 4/5/4/2/9 LAUTERBACH LAUTERBACHER BAYRISCHER HIASL _5650_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy amber-orange coloured and with a poor foam left; traditional aroma of wheat beers where in this one cloves dominate matured bananas; sweet and quite heavy, medium-bodied, fizzy with a long aftertaste of overmatured bananas 3/6/4/2/7 _6558_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear bright and deep golden beer under a solid creamy white foam; aroma of paper and cheap hops; thin-bodied and with a low carbonation; short bitter grassy finish with more tart notes of paper 4/4/4/2/7 BERGBRAUEREI LEIMEN LEIMENER BERG-BRÄU KELLERMEISTER NATURTRÜB _1788_hazy pale golden colour, few foam, nice aromatic hoppinness, notes of peanuts, full-bodied, light bitterness, fresh and clean with a long malty and hoppy finish - a very well-made brew, thanks to Jérôme Rebetez for this one 4/7/7/4/15 _6285_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - fully cloudy dark orange beer under a persistent white head; deep aroma of cloves and corn; dusty; medium-bodied, creamy and with some acidic tartness, quite flavourful; quite dry aftertaste where notes of cloves dominate - a good weizen 4/7/6/3/13 LINDEN GRAFENWALDER PREMIUM PILS _3557_canned - clear golden colour; little foam; fat grassy nose and notes of carton; light-bodied with a harsh bitterness; grassy and paperboard-like finish - not good 2/4/3/2/6 LINDEN GRAFENWALDER SPEZIAL BIER _5849_canned; from Aldi in Conthey - clear golden-blond beer with no head retention; aroma of popcorn and potatoes; medium-bodied and raw palate, tart and with some astringent bitterness; short corny finish - bad 2/3/3/2/6 LINDEN GRAFENWALDER STRONG _3632_clear golden colour with an elusive white head; aroma of herbs, corn, alcohol and apple; very sweet and sticky, full-bodied; a hint of bitterness and a long aftertaste of rotten fruits and alcohol with lot of residual sweetness 3/5/4/2/7 LINDEN FELS KRONE PILSNER PREMIUM _1360_clear yellow colour, few head, few hops in the nose, slightly spicy, medium-bodied with a dry bitter finish 3/4/5/3/10 _6233_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy copper-orange beer with no foam left>; aroma of hay with hints of vinegar; sourish and medium-bodied; pretty aggressive and with a corny, fruity finish 2/6/4/2/8 LÖWENBRÄU HEFE-WEISSBIER _1078_pale orange colour, fine head, deep aroma of corn and banana, full-bodied, sweet and slightly tart, short dry banana finish 5/8/7/3/14 LÖWENBRÄU DUNKEL _4774_from beerangel.de - clear and translucide ruby-brown colour with a solid beige foam; gently toasted caramelish nose; slightly earthy; sweet and medium-bodied, moderate carbonation and low bitterness; aftertaste of butterscotch - deeply boring 3/5/4/2/8 LÖWENBRÄU ALKOHOLFREI _56_clear and bright golden colour with a little chaotic foam and a correct lacing; aroma of wort and solvent, light-bodied and watery; long and horrible NA beer-like finish - intolerable 2/2/3/1/3 LÖWENBRÄU OKTOBERFESTBIER _781_golden colour, nice head, well-hopped, full-bodied, alcohol, slight nutty finish 4/6/6/3/13 LÖWENBRÄU TRIUMPHATOR _4400_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam; solid malty aroma with plenty notes of caramel and a touch of cola; full-bodied and very sweet; quite sticky; fizzy on the end of the palate; tons of caramel and malt in a quite heavy finish - representative of the bad side of the doppelbock (not my fellow german rater but the style :-)) 4/6/4/2/8 LÖWENBRÄU URTYP _4520_from beerangel.de - clear and deep golden colour with a strong but elusive white foam; aroma of corn and solvent, slightly oily and sticky, sweet and with a late tartness, no bitterness, aftertaste of corn and sulphur - bad 2/4/4/2/7 LÖWENBRAUEREI DOLD KRÄUSEN-PILS _2423_hazy blond colour, fine firm head, dusty aroma with a citrusy touch, creamy mouthfeel, sweet and quite bitter, the finish is again dusty with notes of cobweb and farm - a very unusual pils ! 4/6/6/3/13 MAHR'S BRÄU BAMBERGER ORIGINAL HELL _1635_clear golden colour, almost no head, herbal hoppy aroma, full-bodied, light oily with a robust bitterness, very dry and bitter herbal finish - this is good 3/6/7/4/14 MAHR'S BRÄU PILSNER _5048_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy golden colour with a modest foam left; fair aromatic hoppiness with notes of grass and peanuts; medium-bodied and with some tartness; solidly bitter and very dry, long dry and bitter herbal finish - lot of character; a nice beer 4/7/8/4/16 MAHR'S BRÄU KELLERBIER UNGESPUNDET HEFETRÜB _4963_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark blond colour with a huge foamy pale beige foam; nice lace; aromatic hoppiness with notes of peanuts, caramel and dust; slightly fruity; a good malt body and a solid bitterness; the finish is fizzy and fairly aromatic/hoppy - balanced and very interesting 4/7/6/4/14 MAISACH RÄUBER KNEISSL _1346_clear brown colour, nice head and lace, malty, buttery, toasted, sweet, medium-bodied with a dry toasted finish 4/7/6/3/12 MAISEL’S WEISSE _1079_pale amber colour with head, fine fruity aroma (banana and peach), sweet and quite neutral flavour - a little bit heavy 3/7/5/3/13 MAISEL MAISEL'S EDELHOPFEN DIÄT-PILSNER _2667_clear and bright golden colour under an ephemeral white head; the aroma is slightly herbal and oily; tart and sparkling, medium-bodied at best: finish is short and moderately bitter and dry 3/4/4/2/8 MAISEL’S WEIZEN KRISTALL-KLAR _518_transparent deep golden colour, big head, banana aroma, wheat, sweet and smooth 5/8/7/3/14 MAISEL’S WEISSE DUNKEL _153_deep brown colour, beautiful foam, spicy malt aroma, sweet caramel flavor 5/7/8/4/16 MAISEL'S WEISSE WINTER TRAUM _1388_cloudy orange colour, big head and a nice lace, deep corn aroma with notes of banana and a hint of undefined spices, light citrusy, sweet and very smooth with a dry wheat aftertaste 4/7/6/4/14 MALZMÜHLE SCHWARTZ MÜHLEN KÖLSCH _4183_draught@brewery - clean golden colour with a little foam left; light notes of malt and fruits (apple, peach); moderate malt body, some sweetness and a hint of bitterness, quite dry and long fruity and malty finish - subtle and inoffensive but very well-made 3/7/7/3/13 MALZMÜHLE SCHWARTZ KOCH'SCHES MALZBIER _4184_draught@brewery - pours a very dark brown colour with no head retention; aroma of corn and sweet malts, a touch of chocolate too; very sweet with a light malt body; residual sugars and notes of malt and cola in the finish 3/5/4/2/8 MARTINI NÖRTEN-HARDENBERGER PILS _3907_courtesy of Fredy Weber - clear and pale golden colour with a little white head; herbal aroma with notes of dust and paper; oily and medium-bodied; harsh and weird papery finish - very modest 3/5/4/2/8 MAURITIUS PERLENBACHER PREMIUM PILS _3562_clear golden colour, almost no foam left; herbs and paperboard in the nose; oily and medium-bodied, tart bitterness; oily and grassy finish - crude 3/4/4/2/7 MAURITIUS BERGADLER PREMIUM PILS _5505_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear pale golden colour with a little persistent white foam; nice lacework; buttery and herbal nose; creamy palate and medium-bodied, a light tart bitterness and more buttery herbal notes in the finish 4/5/6/2/10 MAURITIUS SACHSENGOLD LANDBIER _5509_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear golden colour with a little white foam left; aroma of cream, paper and grass; low carbonation and sweet, moderate malt body; a light tart bitterness and a mild buttery malty finish 4/5/4/2/7 _6244_courtesy of fiulijn - clear pale golden beer with a little white foam left; some fair tart herbal hoppiness; gently spicy; good malt backbone, rounded with a late respectable bitterness; malty and very long herbal finish - solid stuff 4/7/7/4/15 MAXLRAIN SCHLOSS WEISSE _4146_from beerangel.de - cloudy and unappetizing brown colour with a poor head retention; shy notes of banana and cloves in the aroma; good malt body, sweet and with a solid tartness mainly coming from the high carbonation; sweetish finish with notes of corn and banana - not convincing 2/5/4/2/8 MAXLRAIN MAXLRAINER SCHLOSS TRUNK _4579_from beerangel.de - hazy orange coloured with a good head retention; a bit dusty with notes of peanuts and aromatic hops; sweet and with a moderate carbonation, some bitterness before a malty and peanutty finish 4/6/7/3/13 MAXLRAIN MAXLRAINER PILS _4732_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour with a solid foamy white head; a fairly herbal aroma hits the nose; medium malt backbone; a respectable bitterness introduces a long bitter herbal finish - clean and accurate: a nice pils 4/7/6/3/14 MAXLRAIN SCHLOSS GOLD _4498_from beerangel.de - clear and bright pale golden colour, solid foamy white head; grassy aromatic hoppiness, decent malt body, some sweetness and quite rounded and clean palate, late and restrained bitterness before a long grassy and malty finish - very german 4/6/6/3/12 MAXLRAIN MAXLRAINER AIBLINGER SCHWARZBIER _4779_from beerangel.de - clear ruby-brown colour with a persistent beige head; correct lace; fairly toasted malty nose with notes of caramel; sweet and moderate malt body; slightly oily palate and with a low bitterness; the finish is a bit watery with light earthy notes and a touch of caramel - easy 4/6/5/3/11 MAXLRAIN MAXLRAINER LEO WEISSE _4156_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour under a giant foamy white head; solid notes of ripe banana and yeast; sweet and quite low carbonated, moderate malt body; lot of residual sweetness in a long fruity and yeasty finish 4/7/6/3/14 MAXLRAIN MAXLRAINER ENGERL HELL _4761_from beerangel.de - very pale and clear golden colour, no head retention; nothing but paperboard in the nose: thin-bodied and with an aggressive tartness, quite dry finish of paper and corn - disgusting 1/3/2/1/3 MEMMINGER KARTÄUSER WEISSBIER _4065_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy dark orange colour with an off-white foam and a nice lacing; ripe banana and some cloves in the background; subtle and solid carbonation; very sweet, medium-bodied, lot of residual swetness, long and quite cloying aftertaste of banana - one more predictable and boring weizen 3/6/5/2/11 MEMMINGER BAYERISCH ZUNFTHERRN HEFE-WEISSE _5421_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - hazy blond-orange colour under a little firm white foam left; sweetish aroma of overmatured bananas; very sweet palate and moderate malt body; the quite low carbonation made it even less drinkable; tons of cloying notes of banana in a too long finish - very bad 4/3/3/2/4 MEMMINGER BAYERISCH ZUNFTHERRN PILS _5476_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - clear golden colour with a little white foam; a solid oily herbal aroma; slightly oily palate, medium-bodied and with a late tart bitterness; long herbal aftertaste with notes of paper 3/5/5/2/9 MEMMINGER BAYERISCH ZUNFTHERRN DUNKLE WEISSE _5474_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - hazy reddish-brown colour with a little pale beige foam left; a fair aroma of banana and cloves; sweet and overcarbonated; medium-bodied, fizzy and pretty short aftertaste of banana and cloves - predictable and boring 3/6/4/2/7 MEMMINGER BAYERISCH ZUNFTHERRN RADLER _5300_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - clear and pale yellow colour with a poor chaotic foam left; aroma of lime and soap; very sweet and thin-bodied, low carbonation; very sugary finish with more awful citrusy notes - horrible 2/3/27173 MECKLENBURGISCHE BRAUEREI LÜBZ LÜBZER PILS _5549_from Drinks of the World, Bern - translucid and bright golden colour with a poor foam left; aroma of diacetyl and oily grass, paperboard; thin-bodied and quite tart; some sweetness and an aftertaste of wet carton 3/5/4/2/7 MONINGER RÖSSEL PILS _2371_clear pale golden colour, fine head, grassy, almost spicy nose, sweet, reasonable body, a toch of bitterness before a quite long herbal finish 4/5/6/3/12 MICHAEL LUCHS KELLERBIER _4302_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - translucid pale amber colour with a modest head retention; charming aroma of almonds; quite astringent, moderate malt body but quite lively and tasty, effervescent; short and quite dry corny, honeyish finish 4/7/6/2/11 MICHAELI BRÄU KRAICHGAU PILSENER _5743_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy golden-blond colour with no foam left; some herbs in the nose with hints of grapefruit and butter; medium-bodied and quite astringent, dry bitter herbal finish with more unexpected fruity tones 2/4/6/3/11 MITTENWALDER JAGER DUNKEL _4348_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - hazy brown colour with a poor foam; aroma of wet malt, grain and caramel; very acidic, sorusih with a moderate malt body; acidic finish - a total failure 2/5/2/1/4 MITTENWALDER BERG PILS _4758_from beerangel.de - pale and clear golden colour with a bright white foam left; decent herbal nose with notes of butter; medium-bodied, slightly oily and with a tart bitterness, quite dry and long bitter herbal finish - a good pils 4/6/7/3/14 MONINGER RÖSSEL EXPORT _2424_clear and bright golden colour, big creamy white head, strong herbal aroma with subtle fruity notes, robust body, sweet and a bit oily, moderate bitterness before a long herbal finish 5/7/6/3/13 MONINGER RATSKRONE ALKOHOLFREI _5296_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - pale golden colour with a poor foam left; very watery nose with hints of wort; thin-bodied and neutral palate, watery finish - a beer full of nothing but without the usual offensive characteristics of the NA beers; that’s already a lot 3/3/3/2/5 MORITZ FIEGE GRÜNDER _4701_courtesy of Allen - pours a pale golden colour; filtered and with a solid foamy white head; the aroma is grassy and a bit peppery; fresh and juicy palate, sweet and moderate malt backbone with a late and modest bitterness; quite long grassy finish 4/6/6/3/12 MÜLLERBRÄU PREMIUM MÜLLER WEIZEN _629_orange colour, fine head, deep banana aroma, sweet, full, long aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 MÜNCH-BRÄU EIBAU LAUSITZER DUNKEL ART OUD BRUIN _4133_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam; weird aroma: mineral and slightly vegetable-like; quite thin-bodied, sweet with a touch of caramel; short and mineral finish 4/4/4/2/7 OETTINGER GOLD _3789_clear and bright golden colour with a little white foam; nice lace; gentle herbal aroma, sweet and medium-bodied, late and decent bitterness; long herbal finish - not bad 4/6/6/3/13 OETTINGER WEISSBIER ALKOHOLFREI _4909_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - pours a cloudy orange colour with a little but long lasting white foam; aroma of wort, cheese and hay; thin-bodied and sweet, moderate carbonation and a long grainy finish - an acceptable NA 4/4/4/2/7 OETTINGER FINKBRÄU PILSENER _3553_clear golden colour with a big irregular and elusive white foam; some herbs and paperboard in the nose; almost medium-bodied, decent bitterness and a quite long herbal finish - acceptable 3/6/6/3/12 OETTINGER GRALSBURG EXPORT _2661_clear and bright golden colour with almost no foam; the nose is oily and decently herbal; solid malt body and a good presence of the bitterness; the beer finishes moderately dry, bitter and herbal with a light spicy touch 3/6/7/3/13 OETTINGER DUNKLES HEFEWEIZEN _2409_hazy reddish-brown colour, giant creamy head, aroma of haye, very sweet, raher light-bodied, high carbonation, sweetish and marshmallowy aftertaste 4/4/4/2/8 OETTINGER EXPORT _1324_very clear golden colour, almost no head, herbal and candy sugar aroma, oily and sweet, lot of carbonation, aftertaste of grass with notes of spices - unpleasant 2/4/4/2/7 OETTINGER WINTERBIER _5050_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - bright and translucid amber colour, poor head retention; flowery nose with notes of caramel and solvent, medium-bodied and with some tartness, a decent herbal bitterness and a quite dry flowery finish 4/5/6/3/11 OETTINGER KRISTALL-WEIZEN _2356_clear and bright golden colour, fine dense head and a nice lacing, aroma of dust and banana, sweet and medium-bodied, moderate banana finish - not convincing 5/4/5/2/9 OTTWEILER BRAUBURGER _1706_clear golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, buttery, discreet hoppiness, smooth and sweet with a little touch of bitterness in a dry and moderate malty finish - no character 4/4/4/2/7 OTTWEILER BRAUPERLE PILS _2042_clear golden colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, herbal and wet carton aroma, sweet and oily with a tart and unpleasant finish - a mistake 2/3/3/2/4 OTTWEILER PILS _1696_clear golden colour, few head, buttery, light herbal notes, tart and sweet, light-bodied, flat finish - a very poor pils 3/3/3/2/6 PADERBORNER PILSENER _1362_clear pale golden colour, few head, dry and unpleasant aroma, low on hops, sweet, slightly tart, light-bodied with a flat finish 2/3/4/2/6 FRANKENTHALER BRAUHAUS SCHLOSS FELS LAGER _3444_clear and pale yellow coloured; foamy but elusive white head; dust and paperboard in the nose; sweet and a bit oily; moderate malt body; dubious aftertaste of paperboard again - very bad, skip it 2/3/3/2/5 FRANKENTHALER BRAUHAUS KURFÜRST CARL THEODOR PREMIUM _2708_canned - pours a transparent golden colour with little foam remaining; shows an oily grassy nose; sweet and medium-bodied at best; oily and slightly bitter short finish - far below average 3/4/4/2/6 FRANKENTHALER BRAUHAUS CARL THEODOR LAGER _6121_canned; from Manor - clear pale golden beer with a modest head retention; oily grassy aroma; sweet and slightly oily palate, quite tasteless, no bitterness; moderate malt backbone; more oily grassy notes in the finish - poor 2/4/3/2/7 FRANKENTHALER BRAUHAUS VALENTINS WEISSBIER _2707_canned - cloudy pale orange colour with a little foam; overwhelming aroma of matured bananas; sweet and slightly oily, medium-bodied; the finish is sweetish with more banana and some wheaty notes - boring 4/6/5/2/10 FRANKENTHALER BRAUHAUS GERMANIA PREMIUM PILSNER _3970_canned - pale and translucide golden colour, little irregular foam; aroma of herb and plastic, fresh and medium-bodied, crisp and fairly bitter, dry herbal finish 3/4/6/3/11 _6541_canned; from Bier-Bienne - clear and very pale golden-yellow beer with a modest white foam left; aroma of corn and urin; thin-bodied and with some tart bitterness; quite harsh finish of corn with hints of vegetables - bad 2/3/3/2/5 PAULANER HEFE-WEISSBIER _1080_cloudy orange colour, fine head with a nice lace, banana aroma, floral, very sweet, creamy, heavy, long dry crony and banana finish - bit disgusting at the end 5/7/6/3/12 PAULANER HEFE-WEISSBIER ALKOHOLFREI _4421_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber colour with a bad head retention; aroma of banana with notes of wort; poor malt body, some sweetness and quite tasteless; short corny and slightly banana finish; quite dry and harsh - not good 2/4/3/2/6 PAULANER ORIGINAL MÜNCHNER PREMIUM _2298_clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, "oily" aromatic hoppiness, medium to full-bodied, sweet with a decent finishing bitterness, long and very dry malty aftertaste - solid but quite boring 3/6/7/3/13 PAULANER HEFE-WEISSBIER DUNKEL _1009_brown colour, giant creamy head, banana aroma, moderate maltiness, (too) sweet, banana finish - a little bit disgusting at the end of the bottle 5/7/6/3/12 PAULANER ORIGINAL MÜNCHNER DUNKEL _4785_from beerangel.de - translucide ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of caramel with notes of butter; sweet and moderate malt body; quite dry caramelish finish - insignificant 3/4/4/2/8 PAULANER OKTOBERFEST-BIER _1464_bright golden colour, fine head, herbal, buttery and light spicy nose, good malt body, slightly tart, a little bit oily, dry herbal finish 4/6/7/3/13 PAULANER SALVATOR _788_transparent, reddish in colour, few head, candy sugar, caramel aroma, very malty, the sweetness is balanced by the alcohol presence, long caramel aftertaste - very good 4/8/7/4/15 PAULANER ROGGEN NATURTRÜB _1282_dark brown colour, giant creamy head disappearing faster than what I need to write those lines, no lace, grain aroma with fruity notes, lot of carbonation, sweet with a dry banana finish - looking like a dunkelweizen and quite boring 2/7/5/3/9 PAULANER THURN UND TAXIS das FÜRSTLICHE WEIZEN / WEISSBIER _4119_from Mittelwihr, France - cloudy dark orange colour with a creamy and stable foam; nice lace left on the side of the glass; fair notes of banana dominate the aroma; soft palate, medium-bodied and with a quite low carbonation for its style; sweet and gently oily; long corny and banana finish 4/6/6/3/13 PAULANER ORIGINAL MÜNCHNER HELL ALKOHOLFREI _4763_from beerangel.de - clear and pale golden colour without head retention; aroma of wort and corn, sweet and with a poor malt body; corny finish with notes of wet carton 2/3/3/2/5 PAULANER THURN UND TAXIS DUNKLE WEISSE _4120_from Mittelwihr, France - cloudy brown colour under a dark beige foam; nice lace; aroma of cloves, banana and caramel; subtle and quite high carbonation, sweet and medium-bodied, some tart acidity; the finish is quite dry with lingering notes of cloves and banana - typical and boring 4/6/6/2/10 PAULANER THURN UND TAXIS KRISTALL WEIZEN _3949_clear golden colour and with a solid foamy white head; solid banana aroma with notes of cloves; creamy palate, high carbonation and fairly sweet; long corny and banana aftertaste - a very typical weizen 4/6/6/3/12 PAULANER THURN UND TAXIS ROGGEN SCHIERLINGER _3994_clear reddish-brown colour under a persistent and firm beige foam; slightly toasty and quite grainy nose; sweet with a touch of sourness, moderate malt body, aftertaste of corn and caramel 4/6/6/3/13 PENNING-ZEISSLER HETZSELSDORFER FRÄNKISCHES VOLLBIER _5786_courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy amber-brown colour with a little beige foam left; malty aroma with fresh fruity notes and hints of spices and almonds; medium-bodied, some sweetness and a rounded palate; long malty, almondy and slightly biscuity finish - balanced and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/14 PETERS & BAMBECK KÖLSCH _4037_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - translucide and bright golden colour, little and hardly persistent white foam; fresh and discrete aromatic hoppy and gently fruity nose; medium and regular malt body, solid carbonation; a fair bitterness introduces a dry hoppy finish with grainy and fruity notes - well-made but not really interesting 3/6/6/3/13 PFORZHEIM ST. GEORGEN BOCK _2629_slightly hazy reddish-amber colour with a little thin foam; robust maltiness in the nose showing notes of nut, cookies and a touch of plum; very sweet, sticky and with a nutty finish - very nice aroma but pretty unbalanced and way too sweet overall 4/8/6/3/12 PFORZHEIM RATSKELLER PILS _2640_pours a cloudy, or better said: naturtrüb, orange colour under a rocky, solid white head; very nice lace; grassy and herbal aroma, respectable malt body with a creamy mouthfeel; the finish is announced by a robust bitterness and shows a long and very dry herbal hoppiness - hats off for a beautiful pils ! 5/7/8/4/16 _6263_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear copper-red beer with a modest foam left; chewy malty aroma with notes of red fruits and dust; sticky and full-bodied; very sweet and quite highly carbonated; tart chewy malty finish, quite dry and fruity - raw and unpleasant 2/4/3/2/6 POSTBRAUEREI OSTERBIER _2755_very clear and bright golden-amber colour; fast disappearing foam; aroma of butter and caramel, notes of alcohol, sweet and with a low carbonation; very low bitterness and a short flat finish - quite pointless 3/5/5/2/11 _6245_courtesy of fiulijn - pale golden beer with a modest white foam left; shy aromatic grassy nose; medium-bodied and with a low bitterness; gently malty and buttery finish - simplistic 3/6/6/3/10 PROFESSOR FRITZ BRIEM 1809 BERLINER STYLE WEISSE _5887_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy orange colour with a very foamy head; notes of wood, citrus and spices; pineapple and marzipan; medium-bodied and highly carbonated; fizzy and slightly lactic acidic fruity finish - refreshing, quite complex and very drinkable 4/7/8/4/16 RADEBERGER PILSNER _1283_clear golden colour, lot of bubbles, fine creamy head, herbal aroma, fresh, clean with a dry bitter herbal finish 4/5/6/3/12 REH REH-PILS _1621_clear pale yellow colour, almost no foam, fat grassy aroma, slightly spicy, tart and bitter, very dry herbal finish - quite brutal 3/5/4/3/7 REH ELLERTALER LANDBIER _1625_clear amber colour, fine head, light hoppy aroma, some maltiness in the nose, quite neutral with a rather unpleasant finishing bitterness 3/6/4/2/7 REISSDORF KÖLSCH _769_golden colour, nice head, flowery and slight fruity aroma, full-bodied with a brief and watery finish 4/5/5/2/8 REITTER PILSENER _2417_clear and bright golden colour, fine creamy head, light aromatic and fruity hoppiness, sweet and a little bit tart, correct bitterness, the finish is quite short and moderately malty 5/6/6/3/12 REITTER EXPORT _2376_clear and bright golden colour, little foam, grassy, almost dusty aroma, medium-bodied, sweet and slightly bitter, robust malty finish with light hoppy notes - quite average 3/5/6/3/11 RHANERBRÄU RHANER LILLY BOCK _5575_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with no head retention; solid aroma of corn and banana; sweet and with a high carbonation; full-bodied; residual sweetness in the finish with notes of oranges and bananas 3/6/6/3/13 RIEDENBURGER BRAUHAUS BENEDIKTINERABTEI PLANKSTETTEN DINKEL _1884_cloudy red-orange colour with few foam, nose of peanuts and orange, sweet and medium-bodied, light touch of acidity and a cookie maltiness in the finish 4/6/6/3/13 RIEGELE KELLERBIER _5188_re-rated; courtesy of Toni Flükiger - flowery hoppiness, light buttery and with a subtle bitterness - pleasant

from Drinks of the World, Bern; 8/2010 - pours a cloudy bronze-orange colour with a modest head retention; aroma of hay and corn; medium-bodied and moderately carbonated; a light bitterness and an almondy, corny finish - not terrible; looks oxidized to me (3/4/6/2/9) 4/7/6/3/13 RIEGELE SPEZIATOR _5525_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a dark ruby-brown beer under a solid and persistent creamy beige foam; malty aroma with notes of chestnuts, chocolate and marzipan; sweet, thick and full-bodied; no bitterness; long malty warming aftertaste with notes of toffee and hints of spices 4/8/7/4/15 _6256_draught@erzbierschof's bar - cloudy dark amber-brown beer under a solid creamy beige foam; robust overmatured banana aroma; very sweet; full-bodied; creamy palate and with a long sweetish aftertaste of banana - one -dimensional and pretty cloying if you drink too much of it ... 4/6/6/3/12 RIEGELE ALTE WEISSE _5207_from Amstein - cloudy dark bordeaux-brown colour with a robust creamy dark beige foam left; aroma of dust, earth and banana; medium-bodied and with a high but subtle carbonation, some sweetness followed by a tart acidity; malty finish with notes of banana - not terrible 4/4/5/2/7 RIEGELE AECHTES DUNKEL _5220_from Amstein - clear ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of toffee; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; long malty and biscuity finish with light notes of cacao 4/7/7/4/15 RIEGELE COMMERZIENRAT PRIVAT _5223_from Amstein - pale and clear golden colour with a gentle foam left; aroma of herbs with some buttery touch; sweet and medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and a decent aromatic hoppiness; slightly bitter, herbal finish 3/6/5/3/11 RIEGELE FEINES URHELL _5947_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear pale golden colour with no head retention; aroma of fat grass, decently aromatic; medium-bodied and gently oily on the tongue, low bitterness and moderately long grassy finish 3/6/6/3/11 RIEGELE SEBASTIAN RIEGELE'S WEISSE _5212_from Amstein - pours a cloudy blond-orange beer with a modest foam left; a solid aroma of cloves and banana ; highly carbonated and with a thin- to medium malt backbone, a light tart acidity with more notes of cloves and banana - very modest 3/5/4/2/7 _6611_from Amstein - cloudy dark orange beer under a modest foam left; a decent flowery hoppiness with notes of apricot underneath; a respectable malt backbone, some initial sweetness and a decent bitterness; some residual sweetness and a pretty long flowery hoppy finish 3/7/6/3/13 RITTMAYER HALLERNDORFER LANDBIER _3900_courtesy of Per Forsgren - very clear and bright golden colour, solid off-white foam and a correct lace; fresh and herbal nose; crisp palate, medium-bodied and with a fair bitterness; dry herbal finish - well-made but boring 4/6/6/3/13 RITTMAYER HALLERNDORFER RAITERLA RAUCHBIER _3890_courtesy of Per Forsgren - slightly hazy reddish-amber colour with a moderate beige foam; fair but not overwhelming smokey aroma; notes of quince marmelade in the background; soft palate, quite sweet and medium-bodied; the finish ios slightly fruity with more lingering smokey notes - pleasant and balanced 3/6/6/3/13 ROGG STORKY PILS _3948_brewed for Brasserie de l'Ill (France) - clear golden colour under a solid white foam; nice lace, some plastic and aromatic hops in the nose; sweet and mediumb-bodied, light tart bitterness, quite dry papery finish - not good 4/3/4/2/6 RHÖNBRAUEREI DITTMAR RHÖNER EDEL EXPORT SPEZIAL _5993_courtesy of fiulijn - pale and clear golden beer with a poor white foam left; aroma of urin with hints of herbs and butter; medium-bodied, some tart herbal bitterness and a quite long herbal finish 4/4/6/3/11 RHÖNBRAUEREI DITTMAR RHÖNER URTYP DUNKEL _6004_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - translucide ruby-brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; correct lacework; strong aroma of toffee with light notes of cold coffee; sweet and with a velvety palate, low carbonation, no bitterness and a long toffeish and gently biscuity finish 4/5/6/2/10 RHÖNBRAUEREI DITTMAR RHÖNER LAND PREMIUM _6008_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - very clear golden-bronze beer with a moderate foam left; flowery and caramelish aroma, low carbonation and medium-bodied, quite sweet and a very low bitterness; quite long flowery finish - boring 4/6/6/3/11 RHÖNBRAUEREI DITTMAR DUNKLER DOPPELBOCK 7.4 _6030_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear brown beer with almost no foam left; aroma of caramel and walnuts; pretty sweet and full-bodied; moderate carbonatio; slightly sticky yet quite dry; long caramelish and malty finish 4/6/7/3/13 RÖHRLBRÄU STRAUBINGER WEISSE ORIGINAL _4149_from beerangel.de - hazy dark orange-bronze colour with a persistent white foam; only notes of corn appear in a very shy nose; tart and lively palate; highly carbonated with some sweetness below, very fizzy, evanescent finish with more corny notes - aggressive 3/4/6/3/10 _6266_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear ruby-brown beer with a chaotic beige foam left; toasted earthy malty aroma with flowery notes; medium-bodied and with a low bitterness; fairly tasty and with a long earthy malty finish - pretty decent 4/6/6/3/13 ROSTOCKER PILS _2049_clear and very pale yellow colour, almost no foam, strong herbal aroma with notes of plastic, medium-bodied, sweet and bitter with a dry herbal finish - a classic and decent pils 3/5/7/3/12 Rothaus Tannen-Zäpfle _383_light transparent golden colour, herbal aroma, well hopped 4/5/6/3/12 ROTHAUS PILS _1670_clear pale golden colour, few head, robust hoppiness, very aromatic, strong bitterness, tart and medium-bodied, long dry bitter finish - a beautiful pils 3/7/7/4/15 ROTHAUS HEFE-WEIZEN ALKOHOLFREI _4788_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour with a persistent white foam; dusty nose with notes of banana and paperboard; thin-bodied with a moderate carbonation; a bit sweet and with a short aftertaste of cardboard and banana - very decent for a NA 3/6/4/2/8 ROTHAUS MÄRZEN EXPORT EIS ZÄPFLE _2361_clear pale golden colour, fine foam and a nice lacing, unpleasant oily grassy nose, sweet, quite heavy, long oily maltiness with a finishing herbal touch - quite cloying 3/3/4/2/6 ROTOCHSEN ELLWANGER EDEL-EXPORT _5133_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and pale golden colour with a modest foam left; the nose shows a fair herbal hoppiness; medium-bodied and with some sweetness, slightly oily and with a late herbal touch; aftertaste of grass and malt 3/6/5/3/12 ROTOCHSEN ELLWANGER HEFE-WEIZEN _5264_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy golden coloured and with a persistent bright white foam; aroma of young bananas and a touch of cloves, yeasty; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation, quite acidic; finishes acidic and slightly sour, pretty flat with hints of banana and more cloves - modest 4/5/4/2/8 RUPPANER SCHIMMELE _3921_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy lactic-yellow coloured, poor head retention; subtle aromatic hoppiness, a bit dusty; medium-bodied with a decent bitterness; the finish is fairly aromatic with more lingering dusty notes 2/7/6/3/13 RUPPANER HECKER DUNKEL _4098_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear red-amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of caramel, red fruits and paperboard; medium-bodied, a light bitterness, very dry malty and caramelish finish - atypical 3/6/6/3/12 RUPPANER EDEL-PILS _4097_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden colour, little white foam; fresh cut grass aroma, slightly soapy; effervescent, clean palate and quite thin-bodied, bitter and herbal finish - well-made 4/6/6/3/12 RUPPANER SPEZIAL EXPORT _4096_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden colour, little elusive foam, some aromatic hops (Tettang?); honeyish maltiness; subtle and solid carbonation, quite dry, herbal and aromatic finish - balanced and well-made 4/6/6/3/13 _6447_courtesy of oh6gdx - very hazy blond-orange beer with no head retention; aroma of dust, peanuts and hay; medium-bodied with a light bitterness; yeasty and peanutty finish 2/6/6/3/13 SCHÄFFLER OSTER-FESTBIER _4490_courtesy of Allen - translucid and bright amber colour, little persistent and creamy foam left; flowery and dusty aroma with notes of caramel; smooth and quite tasteless, thin to medium malt body, no bitterness and with a short aftertaste of caramel and flowers - gentle 4/5/4/2/9 SCHATTENHOFER BRÄU URHELL _5098_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear golden colour with a little persistent white foam; pretty malty aroma with light herbal notes; medium to full malt body and with a fair bitterness, quite tart and with a long herbal and malty finish - solid but a bit boring 4/6/7/3/12 SCHATTENHOFER BRÄU WOTANS TRUNK _5130_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and bright amber colour with no head left; aroma of caramel and cane sugar; quite a low carbonation and slightly sticky palate; light sweetness and no bitterness; long flowery finish with notes of caramel 3/5/5/3/9 SCHATTENHOFER BRÄU PILS _5131_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and pale golden colour with a modest foam left; aroma of grass and plastic; fizzy palate and medium malt backbone, some tart bitterness and a quite long herbal finish 3/5/6/3/11 SCHATTENHOFER BRÄU EXPORT _5097_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and deep blond colour with a little foam left; the nose is mainly malt dominated with light peanutty notes; medium malt body and with some bitterness; crisp and with a long malty and aromatic hoppy finish - a good one 4/6/7/3/14 SCHERDEL HOF PILS _3991_draught in Strasbourg - clear and bright golden colour under a firm persistent white foam; nice lace; fresh herbal aroma (like grass recently cut), medium-bodied, fresh and clean palate; robust bitterness and very dry, long herbal finish - a very nice pils 4/6/7/4/15 _6236_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and pale golden beer under a creamy white foam; gently buttery with light spicy and dusty notes; medium-bodied, some sweetness and gently oily, grassy and buttery finish 4/6/5/3/12 SCHIMPFLE LÖSCH-ZWERG WÜRZIG _5100_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and bright golden colour with a poor head retention; a moderate oily grassy hoppiness; oily palate and with some tart bitterness; gentle herbal aftertaste - not terrible 3/4/4/2/7 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI EICHHOFEN EICHHOFENER PREMIUM DUNKEL _5777_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - dark brown colour with a long lasting beige foam; decent lacing; aroma of prunes, coca and toasted malts; respectable malt backbone; some sweetness and fairly tasty; fizzy and with a slightly dry fruits and malty finish - balanced and pleasant 5/7/7/3/14 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI EICHHOFEN EICHHOFENER EICHATOR DOPPELBOCK _5824_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear dark ruby-brown in colour and with a poor foam left; a fair malty and biscuity aroma with notes of caramel; medium to full malt backbone; sweet and clean palate; long malty, toasted and cookie-like finish - balanced 4/7/7/4/15 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG LEICHT _2367_clear golden colour, little foam with big bubbles, nice lacing, very modest aromatic hoppiness, light and tasteless with just a hint of plastic in the finish; this is pure castration - "still the great taste of a Kaltenberg lager beer" ? of course ... 2/3/3/2/5 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD WEISSBIER LEICHT _2368_slightly hazy blond colour, the initial foam disappears quickly, gentle aroma of haye and banana, sweet and highly carbonated, light-bodied, short and watery finish 2/5/4/2/6 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI RECKENDORF RECKEN WEISSBIER _4981_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a cloudy dark orange-blond colour with no foam left; the notes of cloves dominate the banana in the nose; highly carbonated and with a sweet medium malt backbone; fizzy finish of matured bananas; slightly cloying 2/5/5/2/9 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD WEIZENBOCK _3770_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark orange colour with a little pale beige foam; solid aroma of ripe banana; thick, heavy and sweet, robust malt body; some tratness which fails to bring a satisfying balance; sweetish banana aftertaste - quite cloying and one-dimensional 2/6/5/3/11 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG RITTERBOCK _980_ruby-brown colour, few head, butter, malty aroma, slightly roasted, sweet, alcohol and licorice, dry alcohol finish - a little bit heavy 3/7/6/3/14 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG KÖNIG LUDWIG DUNKEL _1005_clear red-brown colour, the head is moderate, buttery nose, light toasted with notes of caramel, sweet with a touch of bitterness in the finish 3/7/6/3/14 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG KÖNIG LUDWIG HELL _4504_from beerangel.de; labelled König Ludwig - clear and pale golden colour, little persistent white foam; crisp aroma with notes of peanuts; clean and rounded palate with a medium malt body; some late and decent bitterness before a quite long aromatic hoppy finish 4/6/6/3/13 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG KÖNIG LUDWIG WEISSBIER DUNKEL _4361_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA); labeled König Ludwig - very cloudy brown colour with a solid slightly beige foam; the banana clearly dominates the nose; quite thin-bodied and with some sweetness and a high carbonation; short banana finish with shy notes of cloves 3/6/6/2/11 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD WEISSBIER _1187_cloudy orange colour, nice creamy head, nice lace, citrusy, grain aroma, sweet, very smooth, finishing acidity with a long corn aftertaste - robust, refreshing and charming 5/8/8/4/16 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD WEISSBIER KRISTALL _1265_clear golden colour, big head and a nice lace, robust corn aroma with banana notes, full-bodied, sweet and heavy, it leaves a long banana and wheaty taste in the mouth - quite disgusting at the end 4/7/4/2/7 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG LAGER 3,8 _1266_clear pale golden colour, fine head, floral, medium hoppiness, fresh, light-bodied, sweet with a low bitterness, slightly dry finish 3/5/4/2/8 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG VOLKSFEST-BIER _1267_clear golden colour, fine head, floral aroma, robust maltiness, sweet, full and oily, strange unpleasant, oily finish 4/6/5/2/8 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI KALTENBERG SPEZIAL _1268_clear pale golden colour, few head, herbal, few hops, oily and heavy - disappointing 2/4/3/2/6 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI FÜRSTLICH DREHNA ODIN-TRUNK _4016_clear amber colour with a very fine but persistent beige foam, very flowerish and honeyish arom, very sweet - glucose-like sweetness - medium-bodied, unfortunately nothing to balance the sweetness, long and sweetish aftertaste of honey - one-dimensional and definitely too sweet 4/6/4/2/10 SCHLOSSBRAUEREI AULENDORF REIBOLF _4541_courtesy of Allen - hazy blond colour with a bright white and persistent foam; buttery and grassy aroma, some dust too; medium-bodied and tart, quite high carbonation; dry and dusty, grassy finish 4/4/5/3/9 SCHLÖSSER ALT _2914_clear and dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy beige head; gentle earthy, biscuity malty nose; clean and medium malt body; moderate bitterness; the finish is slightly dry with more earthy tones - very well-made beer but could afford a little bit more character 5/7/7/3/13 zum SCHLÜSSEL ALT _4163_draught at the brewery - pours a clear copper colour with a little beige foam; correct lacing; gently earthy with notes of caramel and a touch of marzipan; good malt body and fairly bitter, clean palate; quite long caramelish finish with notes of nuts - subtle and very pleasant 4/7/7/4/16 SCHLÜSSEL STIKE _4193_draught@brewpub 03/25/2009 - clear copper-brown colour with a little but persistent beige foam; correct lacing; strong aroma of malt and caramel with a decent hop presence; fairly earthy, full-bodied with some sweetness and a slightly astringent bitterness; the mouthfeel is a bit chewy ; long and moderately dry malty and caramelish finish with notes of strawberries marmelade 4/7/8/4/16 SCHNEIDER & SOHN AVENTINUS WEIZEN EISBOCK _2137_ruby-brown colour, chaotic foam, bready and malty nose, banana and alcohol, tart and slightly acidic, lot of carbonation, very bitter, long pruny and alcohol finish - heavy and quite cloying 3/6/5/2/8 SCHNEIDER & SOHN SCHNEIDER WEISSE LEICHT _4768_from beerangel.de - cloudy dark blond with a persistent foam; aroma of banana, litchies and hay; strongly carbonated, sweet and quite tart; lot of residual sugars with more notes of banana 3/4/3/2/7 SCHNEIDER & SOHN SCHNEIDER & BROOKLYNER HOPFEN WEISSE _4609_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - fully cloudy dark orange colour with some chaotic head retention; aroma of glue, litchies and melon; solidly hoppy; solid but subtle carbonation; quite sticky, sweet with a decent bitterness, good malt body; long aromatic hoppy finish with more fruity notes and some warming alcohol touch - very good! 3/8/7/4/16 SCHNEIDER & SOHN AVENTINUS WEIZEN-DOPPEL BOCK _1768_ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, yeasty, hay and light banana aroma, sweet and sparkling, full-bodied, licorice and citrusy finish - a beautiful and powerful beer 4/7/8/4/16 SCHNEIDER WEISSE HEFE-WEIZENBIER ORIGINAL _499_transparent amber colour, few head, wheat and banana aroma, slight starting acidity, full-bodied, well-balanced 4/8/7/4/15 _6242_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and pale golden-blond beer; chaotic foam left; almondy aroma; medium-bodied, rounded palate; some late tart bitterness; almost citrusy grassy finish; pretty long - interesting 4/6/7/3/13 SCHNITZERBRÄU GERMAN HIRSE PREMIUM _3232_gluten-free - very pale and clear yellow colour; very little foam; oily grassy nose, medium-bodied, sweet and a little bit raw palate; very short corny finish with residual sugars - the best gluten-free beer I've had for now but it is still not very good 2/6/5/2/11 SCHÖFFERHOFER WEIZENBIER WEIZENBIER HEFEWEIZEN _2310_hazy orange colour, fine head and a nice lacing, strong wheaty and banana aroma, lot of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied, the finish is very dry, bitter with more notes of wheat and haye - refreshing; strong character for this very unusual weizen 4/7/7/4/15 BINDING SCHÖFFERHOFER DUNKLES HEFEWEIZEN _5963_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy brown coloured and with a fair beige foam left; nice lacework; a solid aroma of green bananas; sweet and creamy palate, quite thin-bodied, more sweetish notes of banana in the finish - classic and definitely not my style 4/5/4/2/11 SCHÖNRAM SCHÖNRAMER HELL _5910_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and very pale golden beer; little white foam left; fairly herbal aroma with dusty and slightly spicy notes; medium-bodied and clean palate; low bitterness and a moderate malty and herbal finish 3/6/5/3/12 SCHÖNRAM SCHÖNRAMER WEISSBIER _5918_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - cloudy dark orange colour wih a little long lasting foam left; notes of cloves dominate leaving hints of banana in the background; highly carbonated and with a good malt backbone; fizzy and slightly dry with long notes of cloves, herbs and banana 4/7/6/3/14 SCHORSCHBRÄU DONNER BOCK _3939_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear blond colour with a fast collapsing head; aroma of ethanol and oranges; very robust body, very sweet and with an unexpected acidity; sweet and burning alcohol and fruity finish - mein Gott, was für ein Mist! 2/4/3/2/5 SCHORSCHBRÄU SCHORSCHBOCK _3940_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - amber-brown colour, clear, no foam; aroma of amaretto with a hint of nut; very sweet and powerful malt body; some acidity brings an apparent balance; sweetish malty, metallic and very alcohol loaded finish - not that bad but not my kind of beer either 3/5/4/3/8 SCHORSCHBRÄU DONNER WEIZEN _4180_from beerangel.de - cloudy blond-orange colour with no head retention; robust aroma of oranges, alcohol, candi sugar and some exotic fruits (the aroma reminds me definitely of a white wine but I cannot find which one); very sweet and sticky; solid malt backbone, the whole thing being packed with some smokiness; quite burning fruity and alcohol finish with some sourness and residual sugars - powerful and surprisingly complex 3/8/7/3/14 SCHORSCHBRÄU SCHORSCHBOCK ICE 13 _5595_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy ruby-brown colour with no foam left; weird aroma of cheese, soya sauce and pear; thick and oily, full-bodied, solidly sweet and very salty, almost no carbonation; long aftertaste of cheese, vegetables and pear again with a fair warming alcohol kick 3/6/5/3/11 SCHUSSENRIEDER WEISSE KRISTALL _4988_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - clear and bright golden colour under a solid bright white foam; dusty and yeasty aroma with notes of banana; fizzy palate and medium-bodied; short banana finish with light paperboard notes - honourable 4/6/6/3/12 SCHUSSENRIEDER JOSEFSBOCK No1 _4931_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - cloudy ruby-brown colour with a bad head retention; malty aroma with notes of cherries and caramel; very sweet and full-bodied; slightly sticky, long malty and caramelish aftertaste with some residual sweetness 3/6/6/3/12 SCHUSSENRIEDER WEISSE HEFETRÜB _4906_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - fully cloudy orange colour with a modest white foam left; quite fresh aroma of grapefruit, banana and a touch of cloves; sweet and with a solid but subtle carbonation; short fruity finish with light corny notes 3/6/6/3/12 SCHUSSENRIEDER BINGER LAMMBRÄU BIOLAND PILSNER _4943_courtesy of Philipp Sigg and Thomas Schneider - hazy blond colour with a poor head left; grassy and fairly hoppy aroma; notes of almonds; low carbonation and medium-bodied; long herbal and aromatic hoppy finish with a fair bitterness 4/7/8/4/15 FERDINAND SCHUMACHER ALT _4161_draught at the brewery outlet in Düsseldorf Altstadt - clear copper coloured with a solid persistent beige foam; earthy and nutty aroma, fairly hoppy; respectable malt body and a robust bitterness; long earthy nutty finish, flowery with notes of caramel - wonderful and still deeply enjoyable after many glasses 5/8/8/4/17 FERDINAND SCHUMACHER JUNG _4162_draught at the brewery outlet in Düsseldorf Altstadt - clear copper colour with a light beige foam; nice lace; some earthy and nutty notes, gentle hoppiness; light-bodied and slightly astringent, dry and bitter, quite aggressive but watery; short and quite bland slightly earthy finish - I understand the reluctance of the waiter to serve this 4/5/4/2/7 SCHROLL BRÄU NANKENDORFER LANDBIER _4486_courtesy of Allen - clear reddish-amber colour with no foam left; crisp malts and gentle fruity notes, fresh hoppy tones; moderate carbonation and with a respectable rounded body; a decent bitterness and a long slightly fruity and malty hoppy finish 4/6/7/4/14 SCHWABEN BRÄU MEISTER PILS _2432_clear golden colour, little foam but a nice lacing, herbal nose, solid malt body and a dry bitter finish - classical 3/6/7/3/13 _6227_from Bier-Bienne - clear bronze-blond beer under a solid creamy white head; spicy nose with a fair herbal hoppiness; medium-bodied, subtle yet fair carbonation; a sharp spicyness and a long dry aromatic herbal finish 4/6/7/3/13 SCHWABEN BRÄU das WEIZEN _2408_cloudy orange colour, little foam, strong aroma of wheat, farm and banana, medium-bodied, oily with a high carbonation, sweet, the finish is short and wheaty - typical 4/7/6/3/13 SCHWABEN BRÄU das NATURTRÜBE _5966_from Amstein - cloudy orange beer with a long lasting white foam; lice lace; a decent but quite raw aromatic hoppiness showing notes of corn and yellow fruits; medium-bodied and moderately carbonated; the finish is quite empty with a low but sharp bitterness; dry and corny - not terrible 4/4/4/2/7 SCHWABEN BRÄU das HELLE _2405_clear bright golden colour, little foam and a nice lace, discretely herbal nose, medium to full body, moderate bitterness followed by a robust malty finish and more herbal notes - well-made 4/5/6/3/13 Schwaben Bräu das Schwarze _154_color dark brown, fine short head, lot of carbonation, roated, dry finish 3/5/7/3/13 SCHWABEN BRÄU das ECHTE MÄRZEN _1284_bronze colour, fine head, nice lace, good hop aroma, sweet, full-bodied, touch of spices, long slightly bitter finish - very nice 4/6/7/4/14 SCHWEIGER SCHMANKERL WEISSE _4175_from beerangel.de - cloudy bright lactic-orange colour with a firm white foam; aroma of oranges and banana; solid carbonation and a medium malt body; good tartness, sweet and acidic; creamy fruity finish - solid and quite pleasant 5/7/6/3/13 SCHWEIGER HELLES EXPORT _4469_from beerangel.de - clear and bright golden colour, firm white head, long lasting; herbs and dust in the nose; respectable malt body, some sweetness and quite oily, no bitterness and a malty and slightly herbal finish with some residual sugars 4/5/5/2/10 SCHWELM SCHWELMER BERNSTEIN _4700_courtesy of Allen - clear and bright amber colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of butter and hay; medium-bodied, some sweetness and quite tasteless; short flowery finish - pretty useless 4/5/6/3/11 SESTER KÖLSCH _775_golden-bronze colour, fine head, few aroma, slight fruity, full-bodied, dry - nothing special 4/5/5/3/10 SLE SOMBREROS _1162_flavoured with Tequila ... hum hum ... -clear golden colour, few head, aroma of soda and cane sugar, deadly sweet with ... yes! tequila flavour - drinkable only by a temp. of more than 33 C 3/5/4/2/7 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER WEISSBIER KRISTALL-KLAR _2669_pours a clear golden colour under a firm white head and a beautiful lace; aroma of hay and corn, some sweetness and a very smooth mouthfeel; long wheaty finish with light banana notes and some residual sugars 5/7/7/3/13 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER ALKOHOLFREI _4753_from beerangel.de - clear and bright pale golden colour; little irregular white foam left; aroma of wort and paperboard; sugary palate and with some harshness, thin-bodied; more sugary and carton-like notes in a painful finish 3/2/3/2/3 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER HEFE-WEIZEN ALKOHOLFREI _2594_bottled - hazy golden-orange colour and a fine foam; gentle corny aroma with some notes of dust; sweet with a rather high carbonation and a very thin body; the finish is watery with unpleasant notes of wort and paperboard coming up 4/3/3/1/6 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER MÜNCHNER HELL _488_transparent light golden colour, few head, herbal aroma, sweet, slightly dry 4/6/6/3/12 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER HEFE-WEISSBIER _579_cloudy orange colour, fine head, corn and orange aroma, sweet with a hint of acidity 4/7/7/3/14 SPATEN-FRANZISKANER HEFE-WEISSBIER DUNKEL _1285_dark brown colour, giant creamy head, banana and corn aroma, sweet, quite flat, short finish with notes of peanuts - lacks of character 4/6/5/3/11 SPEZIAL RAUCHBIER MÄRZEN _2135_clear brown-amber colour, the foam diminishes quickly, subtle smokyness, tart, medium-bodied, malty and smokey finish - easy 4/7/6/3/13 SPEZIAL RAUCHBIER LAGER _6015_ - clear amber beer with a little long lasting foam; well-integrated aroma of smoked bacon; medium-bodied and with some sweetness; creamy finish with a long and decent smokiness 5/7/7/4/14 SPEZIAL RAUCHBIER WEISSBIER _2126_cloudy bronze-orange colour with a fine little foam, subtle smokey aroma with some yeast, corn and banana, light-bodied and watery, dry short wheaty finish - not terrible 4/6/4/2/8 STERNQUELL PILS _3324_clear golden colour with a foamy white head; weird aroma: herbal, candi sugar and paper; sweet and medium-bodied, very low bitterness, dusty, short herbal finish - dubious 3/4/4/2/8 _6219_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and bright golden beer, little whote foam left; aroma of paperboard and corn; sweet and gently oily; medium-bodied and with a short buttery and corny finish - bad 3/3/3/2/6 STEIN STEINER EXPORT HELL _5653_courtesy of Thomas and Philipp - translucid and pale golden in colour; moderate foam left; shy herbal notes with hints of cider; sweet medium malt backbone, slightly oily and with a low bitterness, a late tartness and some residual sugars in a malty and gently fruity finish 3/5/4/2/8 _6559_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and pale golden beer with a moderate foam left; aroma of dust and paper; vaguely grassy, medium-bodied and sweet, low bitterness; lot of residual sweetness in a corny and papery finish - quite cloying 3/5/4/2/7 STEINACHER HALBE NATURTRÜB _4066_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - hazy bronze-orange colour with a persistent foam; aroma of orange blossom; subtle carbonation, sweet and slightly oily with a respectable malt body; residual sweetness and flowery tones in the finish - quite heavy 3/5/6/2/11 STEINACHER WEISSBIER _4130_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - full cloudy reddish-amber colour with a solid beige foam; aroma of almonds, chewy malts and glue; the taste is moderately sweet and malty, quite bland; finish of red fruits with some residual sugars - unusual and deceptive 3/5/4/2/8 STIEGL GOLDBRÄU _1463_golden-orange colour, big head, nice lace, herbal, hoppy aroma, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness, herbal and slightly spicy finish 5/6/6/3/12 STIEGL PARACELSUS ZWICKL _5490_courtesy of Markus Wernig - pours a cloudy golden-orange colour with a moderate white foam left; aroma of lemongrass, cereal and dust; medium-bodied and moderate carbonation; low bitterness and a quite bland corny herbal finish 3/7/6/3/12 ST. GEORGEN BRÄU KELLER BIER _4042_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber colour under a firm and stable beige foam; fair aromatic hoppy nose showing some apples and herbs; good malt body and a very subtle carbonation, smooth and fairly bitter; very long aromatic aftertaste - a very nice one 4/7/8/4/16 ST. GEORGEN BRÄU VOLLBIER HELL _5909_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; shy aroma of paperboard and cheap hops; thin-bodied and sweet, some unrefined bitterness and a short neutral finish - industrial-like 2/4/4/2/8 _6276_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; labelled Zimbus Drachenblut - clear ruby-brown beer with a long lasting creamy beige foam; nice lace; aroma of malt and carrots; sweet and quite full-bodied, low bitterness and a long malty and flowery finish with tart earthy notes 4/4/4/2/9 STRALSUNDER STÖRTEBEKER STARK-BIER _2665_"das Bier der Gerechten"; limited editioncan’t remember from where I got it ... - dark ruby-black beer with a little long lasting dark beige foam, nice lacework; pretty roasted with notes of ashes and chocolate; notes of vanilla; moderate malt backbone and gently sweet, no bitterness; the finish is a bit short with more notes of dust, ashes and chocolate 5/7/7/3/14 STIEGL GOLDBRÄU _1463_golden-orange colour, big head, nice lace, herbal, hoppy aroma, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness, herbal and slightly spicy finish 5/6/6/3/12 STRALSUNDER STÖRTEBEKER STARK-BIER _2665_"das Bier der Gerechten"; limited edition - pours a very dark brown colour with some ruby notes, the whole thing under a little, brown-tainted foam; nice lacing; the aroma is solidly toasted, rich with notes of ashes, black chocolate and some caramel in the background; sweet with a medium to full malt body; a touch of acidity gives it an interesting profile; long aftertaste of roasted malts and pralines with a touch of alcohol - ok, it may be expensive but this is a good beer 5/7/8/4/14 STRALSUNDER STÖRTEBEKER ROGGEN-WEIZEN _4011_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a cloudy reddish-amber colour with a little pale beige foam, deep aroma of cloves and ripe bananas, sweet with a subtle carbonation and a medium malt body, lot of residual sweetness and more light spicy and banana notes in the finish - the rye brings some interesting nuances in the nose but leaves a quite tasteless beer in the mouth 4/7/6/2/12 STRALSUNDER STÖRTEBEKER HANSE-PORTER _4135_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a dark brown colour with a rubish hue; firm beige foam; sweet malts and caramel in the nose; very sweet and quite thin-bodied, subtle carbonation and a long sweetish caramel aftertaste - not really pleasant 4/6/5/2/11 STRECK-BRÄU STRECK'S EXPORT _4636_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear and bright golden colour with a modest white foam left; oily grassy nose with notes of paper; oily palate, medium-bodied, fizzy and slightly sticky; some sharp and late tart bitterness before a thick grassy finish - deeply dubious 4/4/4/2/7 _6210_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear dark ruby-brown beer with no head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel; moderate carbonation and body, low bitterness; some earthy and malty tones in the finish 3/5/5/3/11 STRECK-BRÄU RHÖNER BLUAT _5940_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - hazy blond beer with a little foam left; sweetish aroma of apple and cherry, very sweeties-like; very sweet and thin-bodied; tons of residual sugars and more notes of apples and cherries - this is children’ stuff 2/2/2/2/2 STRECK-BRÄU BURGHERREN-PILS _4637_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - bright and pale golden colour under a little collapsing white foam; oily grassy nose with paper again; medium-bodied and with a astringent bitterness; dry and herbal finish; quite long 3/4/6/3/11 STUTTGARTER HOFBRÄU PILSNER _2407_clear and bright golden colour, nice creamy head, light herbal aroma with some buttery notes, a bit oily with a robust malt body, long malty and herbal finish with a solid bitterness - would be great with a more pronounced aroma 4/5/7/4/14 SÜNNER KÖLSCH _4443_courtesy of DerDoppelbock - clear dark golden colour with a little foam left; aroma of fresh herbs with a light fruity touch (apple), moderate malt body and with a quite high and tart carbonation; quite dry herbal and gently fruity finish with a hint of bitterness - refreshing and simple 3/6/6/3/12 _6271_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and bright ruby-brown beer under a fast vanishing head; aroma of toffee with light earthy tones; medium-bodied, some tartness but pretty tasteless overall; quite dry earthy malty finish with lingering notes of caramel 3/5/5/3/12 TUBORG WEIHNACHTS-PILSENER _342_light amber colour, smokey aroma and flavor 4/7/7/4/14 TUCHER CROWN EXPORT _2598_clear golden colour and almost no foam at all; moderate herbal hoppiness in the nose, some sweetness, a little bit oily with a respectable malt body, a touch of bitterness and a moderately malty finish - average 3/5/6/3/10 TUCHER URBRAU _3260_draught at the Fête de la Bière, Ouchy 2007 - slightly hazy golden colour, firm creamy head; a shy touch of aromatic hops, sweet, medium-bodied, late astringence, moderately malty flowery finish - useless 3/5/5/2/8 TUCHER CHRIST-KINDLESMARKT BIER _3077_cloudy bright golden colour, little foam but a nice lace; fat grassy notes in the nose; oily, sweet and medium-bodied; fat grassy finish - unrefined and without class 3/5/4/2/7 TUCHER ÜBERSEE EXPORT _1130_clear pale golden colour, almost no head, modest hoppiness, malty, full-bodied - below average 2/4/6/2/9 TUCHER HELLES HEFE WEIZEN _1426_cloudy pale orange colour, fine head, deep corn aroma, tart, fresh with a touch of acidity, dry corn finish 4/7/7/4/14 TUCHER BAJUVATOR _2071_dark brown colour, almost no foam, strong buttery aroma, toffey and caramel, sweet and very malty, heavy, long dry finish of alcohol and caramel - too heavy and rather unbalanced; it doesn’t really work for me 4/6/6/3/11 TUCHER DUNKLES HEFE WEIZEN _2904_cloudy dark brown colour under a big beige head; solid aroma of banana, some notes of hay; very sweet and with a creamy mouthfeel; hints of late sourness, the aftertaste is rather dry for a weizen and shows more banana notes - boring ... like all dunkelweizen 4/6/4/2/10 UERIGE ALT _2997_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a fine beige head and a nice lace; peppery and earthy aroma, light notes of cherry in the background; some tartness, medium-bodied, slightly oily and with a solid bitterness; very dry fruity and nutty finish - this is a damned good altbier ! 5/8/7/5/16 UERIGE ALT NICHT FILTRIERT _4201_from Uerige-Treff in Carsch-Haus, Düsseldorf - pours a hazy copper-brown colour under a beige foam; nice lacing; earthy and fairly hoppy aroma; flowery with notes of caramel; medium-bodied with a subtle carbonation; very bitter and very bitter; very long bitter and earthy finish with long lasting and solid hoppy notes - absolutely beautiful 5/8/8/4/17 UERIGE DOPPEL STICKE _4643_courtesy of fiulijn; a huge thank you for this one! - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; very malty, nutty and earthy aroma with a solid hop presence and some alcohol notes too; sticky and full-bodied, a solid malt sweetness; very bitter and long malty earthy and hoppy finish - robust and complex, a great beer 4/8/8/5/17 UERIGE UERIGES WEIZEN _4164_draught at the brewery - hazy blond colour with a persistent white foam; quite discrete nose with a touch of grapefruit; clean palate with some sweetness; some bitterness and a medium malt body; quite smooth finish with a weird earthy touch - an unconventional weizen; a wonder it still exists considering the reluctance of the waiters to serve it 3/6/6/3/13 UNERTL WEISSBIER BOCK _3424_from crackedkettle.com - pours a clear ruby-brown colour with an elusive beige foam; deep aroma of ripe banana with some caramel and corns; sweet and sticky, overcarbonated; good malt body; aftertaste of licorice, banana and mint with tons of residual sugars 3/7/6/3/13 UNERTL LEICHTE WEISSE _4745_from beerangel.de - pours a hazy blond colour with a little persistent white foam; aroma of wheat and cloves with notes of banana in the background; overcarbonated and with a terribly poor malt body; creamy and vanishing aftertaste of citrus, banana and cloves - hmmm... 4/6/4/2/7 UNERTL FRANZ XAVER UNERTL WEISSE HELL _4154_from beerangel.de - cloudy dark orange in colour with a bright and firm head; the nose is slightly earthy with notes of banana and hay; smooth and fizzy, sweet with a moderate malt backbone; some residual sweetness with more banana and yeast in the finish 4/6/5/3/12 UNERTL BIO-DINKEL WEISSE _4174_from beerangel.de - cloudy dark red-orange colour with a solid beige foam; yeasty nose with notes of hay and blood oranges; light-bodied, creamy palate and fairly sour; short and sourish banana finish with some residual sugars - hmmm... I’m not convinced 4/6/4/2/9 UNERTL MÜHLDORFER WEISSBIER _4151_from beerangel.de - pours a cloudy brown colour under a firm and persistent beige foam; some toffee, malty and a spicy touch; very sweet and very smooth; quite fizzy finish with residual sugars and notes of caramel 4/6/6/3/12 UNERTL WEISSBIER ORIGINAL _4157_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy brown colour with a solid beige foam; the aroma is dominated by cloves, the notes of banana staying in the background; fizzy, effervescent mouthfeel and with a quite light malt body; sweet, corny and banana finish with more notes of cloves - slightly unusual 5/7/6/3/14 UNERTL ERINNERUNGSTRUNK URSUD _4487_from beerangel.de - pours a dark brown colour with a poor foam left; some toasted malts in front of notes of matured bananas; tart and solidly carbonated, a fair sweetness before a fizzy malty and banana finish - not my kind of beer 3/6/5/2/9 URBANUS KELLERWEIZEN _1648_fermented with champagne yeast - hazy lactic colour, fine head, strong corn and hay aroma with light banana notes, tart and acidic, dry wheaty finish - not much character 4/6/5/2/9 VELTINS V+ _1200_yellow-white colour, no head, lemon soda aroma, very very sweet - no interest 1/2/2/1/2 VOGELBRÄU VOGELLENNIUM _5619_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark blond-orange colour with a little pale beige foam left; aroma of orange peels and cream, notes of yeast; a sweet and solid malt backbone, creamy mouthfeel, slightly sticky and with a late tart and moderate acidity; aftertaste of cream and oranges with some residual sweetness 4/7/7/4/15 _6243_courtesy of fiulijn - clear golden beer with a poor head retention; oily grassy hoppiness; medium-bodied and fairly bitter; very long grassy and aromatic aftertaste 4/6/7/3/13 WAGNER PILS _1623_clear pale golden colour, almost no foam, grassy, fat, tart and bitter, long dry herbal finish 3/5/6/3/11 WAGNER-BRÄU KEMMERN HEFEWEIZEN _4696_courtesy of Allen - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a firm bright white foam; correct lacing; aroma of hay and corn with a fair touch of cloves; sweet and slightly oily on the tongue; a late and light acidity with lot of residual sweetness in a corny and lightly fruity finish 4/7/6/3/12 _6229_from Bierhütte - clear and pale golden-yellow aroma with some dusty notes; medium-bodied, clean and not very tasty; some late sharp bitterness and a moderately long buttery grassy finish 2/4/5/3/11 WALDHAUS OHNE FILTER _2403_slightly hazy golden colour, little foam, malty and dusty nose, oily and sweet, quite full-bodied, residual sweetness in the finish 4/6/5/2/9 WALDHAUS SPEZIAL BIER _2440_transparent bright golden colour, little foam with big bubbles, strong herbal and buttery aroma, sweet and full-bodied, oily, moderate bitterness, malty, cookie-like finish 3/5/6/3/12 WALDHAUS DIPLOM PILS _2369_clear pale golden colour, almost no foam, fresh herbal hoppiness in the nose, medium-bodied, tart, solid bitterness, long bitter herbal and moderately malty aftertaste - a lively, beautiful pils 3/7/7/3/14 WALDHAUS LIGHT LINE _2370_clear and bright golden colour, almost no foam, hints of hops and plastic in the nose, a bit sweet, almost medium-bodied, a touch of bitterness and lemon in an otherwise watery finish 3/3/5/2/7 WALDHAUS JUBILÄUMS-DUNKEL _4352_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - hazy dark brown colour with a huge robust beige foam; herbal nose with notes of dishwashing detergent; soapy palate, sweet, medium-bodied; long malty finish - quite cloying 4/4/4/2/6 WALDHAUS SCHWARZWALD WEISSE _2372_cloudy pale orange colour, fine head, heavy wheaty and banana aroma, sweet and a bit oily, medium to full-bodied, strong aftertaste of overmatured bananas - this is banana juice ! 5/6/5/2/8 WÄLDCHES BRAU KIRSCH+BIER _5982_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark reddish beer with no foam left; solid artificial cherries aroma with notes of almonds; very sweet and slightly sticky, thin-bodied, low carbonation, no bitterness and a long sweetish finish of cherry candy 2/3/3/2/5 WÄLDCHES BRAU NATURTRÜB HELL _5986_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy pale blond beer with no head retention; aroma of yeast, paperboard and herbs; medium-bodied and quite tart; low bitterness, long yeasty and unclean finish - modest 2/4/4/2/7 WARSTEINER PREMIUM FRESH _4893_from Amstein - clear and pale golden colour with a fast collapsing foam; strong aroma of popcorns and wort; thin-bodied and tasteless; more notes of corns in retronasal and a vanishing paperboard-like finish - urghhh! 2/3/3/2/4 WEIHENSTEPHAN KRISTALL WEISSBIER (WEIZEN KRIST) _1863_clear and bright golden colour, firm white head; fair banana aroma; sweet and medium-bodied, the finish is slightly yeasty with more banana notes - gentle 4/6/6/3/13 WEIHENSTEPHAN TRADITION BAYRISCH DUNKEL _3316_clear brown colour with a little dark beige foam; a bit toasty with gentle toffeeish notes; moderately sweet but with some initial tartness; medium-bodied; low bitterness; long caramelish and malty finish - a proud dunkel 4/7/7/4/14 WEIHENSTEPHAN WEIHENSTEPHANER VITUS _3450_hazy orange colour and with a little foam; aroma of orange peels and corn with hints of banana, yeast and alcohol; the high sweetness is well balanced by a tart acidity and a solid carbonation; effervescent finish with lot of fruity notes, atouch of alcohol and a load of residual sugars - solid and well-made 4/7/7/3/15 WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFEWEISSBIER DUNKEL _155_copper colour, big head, hazelnut and caramel aroma, full-bodied 4/7/7/4/15 WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFE-WEISSBIER _712_dark orange colour, big head, banana and spicy aroma, sweet and creamy, slightly smokey and nutty aftertaste - a big weizen ! 5/8/7/4/16 WEIHENSTEPHAN XAN HEFE-WEISSBIER _2926_cloudy very dark orange colour, nice creamy beige head with a beautiful lacing; robust banana aroma with notes of honey, some tartness and a high carbonation; decent malt body; moderately dry finish with more banana notes - really pleasant 4/7/7/4/14 WEIHENSTEPHAN WEIHENSTEPHANER PILSNER _1981_clear golden colour, fine head and a beautiful lace, dry herbal aroma, medium-bodied, very dry with a decent bitterness, long and dry herbal finish - very nice pilsner 4/7/7/4/15 WEIHENSTEPHAN WEIHENSTEPHANER KORBINIAN _1238_dark ruby-brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, butter and caramel aroma, very malty, sweet and heavy, long malty finish 5/7/6/3/13 WEIHENSTEPHAN WEIHENSTEPHANER/SAMUEL ADAMS INFINIUM _5811_from Bierhütte.ch - clear bright golden colour with a little white foam left; very estery aroma, notes of yeast and perfume; a solid carbonation and malt backbone, very sweet with some tart acidity to balance it partially, no bitterness and a long estery, lightly acidic fruity finish with lot of residual sugars 4/7/7/4/14 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF DUNKLE WEISSE _1352_cloudy pale brown colour, fine head, nice lace, banana and corn aroma, smooth, light-bodied,with a touch of acidity 5/6/5/2/9 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF RUSS'N-HALBE _4739_from beerangel.de - cloudy dark blond-orange coloured, persistent white foam; solid citrusy nose; sweet with a light acidity; poor malt body and with a lemonade palate; lot of residual sweetness with a citrusy touch - bad 3/3/2/1/3 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF WHITE _4147_from beerangel.de - pale blond-orange colour, little white foam; aroma of grapefruit and corn, good malt body, fizzy and sweet, highly carbonated; long sweetish aftertaste of ripe fruits 3/6/7/3/14 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF die ALKOHOLFREIE _4762_from beerangel.de - hazy blond colour with a poor foam left; aroma of banana and corn; thin-bodied and with a fair carbonation, some harshness before a dry finish of paperboard and banana 3/3/2/2/5 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF HELLE WEISSE _4144_from beerangel.de/i> - cloudy orange colour with a solid white foam; correct lacing, ripe banana shows for in the nose; very sweet and medium-bodied, some tartness but not enough to bring enough balance; quite fizzy and evanescent finish which gives again some heavy reminiscence of banana 3/5/6/3/12 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF SPEZIAL WEISSE _4150_from beerangel.de - cloudy orange colour with a bright and firm white head; notes of cloves dominate the nose leaving the usual banana touch in the background; very soft, velvety mouthfeel, sweet and with a moderate malt body; quite long aftertaste of cloves and banana with lot of residual sugars 4/7/6/3/12 WEISSBIERBRAUEREI HOPF die LEICHTERE _4754_from beerangel.de - hazy orangeish colour with a robust creamy white head; aroma of hay and corn with notes of dust; sweet and thin-bodied, fairly carbonated; aftertaste of boiled corns 4/4/3/2/5 wEISS RÖSSL TURMHERREN URHELL _1622_clear pale yellow colour, few head, light herbal aroma, tart and dry, light oily, the finish is quite bitter 3/5/6/3/11 WEISS RÖSSL TURMHERREN HEFEWEIZEN _1633_cloudy pale orange colour, fine creamy head, strong banana notes, sweet and medium-bodied with a touch of acidity, dry corny finish - a little bit heavy 4/6/5/2/11 WENDALINUS BRÄU ST. WENDELER BRAUBURGER _1340_clear pale golden colour, few head, herbal, well-hoped, sweet, medium-bodied with a long dry herbal finish 3/6/5/3/12 _6605_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - clear bronze beer with a fair foam left; flowery nose with light fruity tones; decently hoppy; sweet and juicy palate; full-bodied, sugary sirupy and flowery finish - chaotic and deceptive 3/5/5/2/9 WERNESGRÜNER PILS LEGENDE _1002_clear golden colour, few head, strong herbal aroma, fresh and full-bodied, long bitter herbal finish - wouahh ! a great pils ! 3/7/6/4/14 Wicküler Pilsner _1302_clear golden colour, few head, strong herbal aroma, full-bodied with a long dry finish - correct pils 3/6/6/4/13 WIENINGER DUNKLES LAGERBIER PREMIUM _5611_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear pale amber-brown colour under a solid beige foam; aroma of caramel with strong buttery notes; fizzy and medium-bodied, some sweetness, quite dry and short aftertaste of toffee 3/5/5/2/9 WIENINGER RUPERTI PILS _5675_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and pale golden colour with almost no foam left; the nose is gently herbal; medium-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; a decent herbal and slightly tart bitterness, moderately dry with lingering herbal notes in the finish 3/5/5/3/11 WIENINGER HELLES LAGERBIER PREMIUM _5656_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear pale golden colour with a persistent white foam; buttery and herbal aroma with hints of pepper; fizzy and medium-bodied, moderately bitter and with more herbal notes in the finish 4/5/5/2/9 _6238_courtesy of fiulijn - gently hazy pale golden-blond beer with a poor white foam left; lively tart spicy and herbal nose; moderate carbonation and malt backbone, low bitterness; short dusty and rather tasteless finish 3/5/4/2/10 WILDBRÄU-GRANDAUER MEISTERSUD _4571_from beerangel.de - translucide golden colour with a bright white foam; nice lace, aroma of wet grass with malty tones in the background; almost full-bodied, sweet and with a low bitterness; flowery finish - solid but simple 4/6/5/3/11 WILDBRÄU-GRANDAUER LANDPILS _4733_from beerangel.de - slightly hazy blond colour with a little long lasting head; quite unclean nose with notes of herbs and pepper; a subtle carbonation and a moderate malt body, some astringency and a decent bitterness; quite dry and with a long lasting herbal finish 3/6/6/3/12 WOLTERS SCHWARZER HERZOG _1207_dark brown colour, few head, toasted, chocolate aroma, sweet and slightly tart with a dry bitter, burnt chocolate aftertaste - more subtility than power so, don't drink it too cold 3/7/6/3/13 WOLTERS PILSENER PREMIUM _766_pale golden colour, big head, nice lace, deep herbal aroma, full, dry and herbal aftertaste - nice pils 4/7/6/4/14 ZEHENDNER MÖNCHSAMBACHER WEIHNACHTSBOCK _4104_hazy blond coloured with a firm and quite long lasting off-white foam; malty aroma with aromatic notes of oranges, herbs and a touch of alcohol; full-bodied, strong and bitter/sweet; some residual sugars in a long malty and fruity (oranges again) aftertaste; long warming alcohol touch - a beautiful, very balanced bock 4/8/8/4/17 ZIRNDORF ZIRNDORFER LANDBIER _3895_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - clear reddish-amber colour with a fast vanishing foam; aroma of popcorns and pear; sweet and clean palate, medium-bodied, low bitterness and a short papery and earthy finish - quite rough 3/5/4/2/8 _6239_courtesy of fiulijn - clear and very pale golden-blond beer; poor foam left; decent herbal aroma with light almondy notes; medium-bodied, some sweetness and a modest bitterness, rounded, clean and with a moderate malty and aromatic finish - unexciting 3/6/6/3/11 _6240_courtesy of fiulijn - clear dark ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; some toasted maltiness with hints of cola; medium-bodied, some tartness and pretty sweet, no bitterness and a moderate malty finish - shy 4/6/5/3/10 _6278_courtesy of fiulijn - pale and clear golden beer, poor head retention; solid and raw grainy nose; medium-bodied and sweet; low bitterness and slightly oily; grassy finish - not terrible 3/4/4/2/7 zum SCHWARZEN ADLER BIRRA _6163_canned; from Coop in Domodossola - pale and clear golden beer with a bright white foam left; dusty with notes of wet paperboard; thin-bodied and remarkably tasteless, no bitterness and with a slightly dusty short finish - empty 3/3/3/2/5 zur MAINKUR KROLLE-BOCK _5620_courtesy of fiulijn, labelled Krolle-Bock - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a little foam left; aroma of toffee and cider; a solid carbonation and malt body, a fair sweetness and a long aftertaste of oranges, yeast and caramel 4/6/6/3/13 zur MAINKUR BIER-HANNES MAI-BOCK _5969_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy blond-orange colour with a solid long lasting foam; nice lacework; fruits, corn and light notes of alcohol in the nose; fairly malty and with some sweetness; pretty tasty and with a long fruity and malty finish 4/6/7/4/14 Ghana ===== ACCRA CLUB PREMIUM LAGER _2204_clear golden colour, almost no foam, grassy and oily hoppiness, very tart, sweet, quite light-bodied, dry finish with some malty notes - come on, this is not that bad ... 2/5/4/2/8 Greece ====== Athenian Alfa _156_re-rated, 7-2006, sampled in Creta;: pale golden colour with a little foam; strange aroma of apple and paper; very flat and oily mouthfeel, no bitterness and moderately dry, medium malt body, rather sweetish aftertaste - poor stuff
july-2000 (3/6/5/3/11)
: golden colour, dry hop aroma and flavour 3/4/4/2/7 ATHENIAN MARATHON EXPORT _5034_canned - clear blond colour with a persistent foam left; sweet malts in the nose with some oily grassy notes and a touch of rice; soft and rounded, medium-bodied and pretty sweet, shy bitterness and a malty finish with some residual sweetness and gentle hoppy notes 4/5/5/3/11 ATHENIAN ZORBAS _2870_draught, sampled in Creta; - bright golden colour, almost no foam; fat grassy nose; sweet and medium malt body, no noticable bitterness; light herbal finish with residual sugars 3/5/5/2/10 CRAFT RED ALE _4613_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - pours a hazy dark reddish colour with an elusive beige foam; aroma of exotic red fruits and a touch of caramel; velvety mouthfeel, medium malt backbone and with a subtle carbonation; a late tartness before a moderately dry and gently bitter fruity finish; malty and earthy - very interesting 4/6/5/2/9 CRAFT BLACK LAGER _4614_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - opaque dark black coloured with a firm and long lasting beige foam; fairly toasted nose with notes of ashes and bacon; moderate malt body, very creamy palate, tart and slightly acidic; moderately dry, creamy and toasted malty finish with weird notes of vegetables - something looks wrong to me here 4/6/5/2/9 CRAFT WEISS BEER _4616_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a little beige foam; fresh aroma of corn and banana with light citrusy notes; medium-bodied and effervescent, sweet, moderately dry corny and banana finish 4/6/6/3/12 CRAFT SMOKED LAGER _4617_courtesy of Oliver Bieri - clear reddish-amber colour under a solid pale beige foam; fair aroma of smoked bacon; medium-bodied, some tartness and a light bitterness, quite dry smokey aftertaste of cold ashes - good but rather one-dimensional 4/7/6/3/13 HELLENIC BREWERIES OF ATALANTI PILS HELLAS _2866_canned, sampled in Creta; - clear golden colour and a fine foam; fat grassy hoppiness with notes of almonds; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied at best; moderately dry and papery finish with light notes of aromatic hops - not bad at all 4/5/5/3/11 HELLENIC BREWERIES OF ATALANTI FIX HELLAS _3297_sampled in Kos - very clear golden colour with a little chaotic but persistent head; nice lace; a light but pleasant aromatic hoppiness caresses the nose; slightly grapefruity; medium-bodied (at best), quite sweet and with a subtle carbonation; finishes moderately malty with more hoppy touches - clean and easy but quite good considering greek standards 4/6/6/3/11 HELLENIC BREWERIES OF ATALANTI STAR _2869_canned, sampled in Creta; - clear and bright golden colour with a white persistent foam; fat grassy nose with notes of almonds; rather sweet and medium-bodied, a bit sticky, the finish is herbal and a little bit medicinal with some residual sugars - one more low quality beer from Greece 3/5/4/2/9 MACEDONIAN THRACE EDELSTEINER PREMIUM PILS _2867_canned, sampled in Creta; - pours a pale golden colour with a little white foam; fat herbal nose; effervescent and rather sweet, moderate malt body; finishes moderately dry with a shy but quite harsh bitterness; herbal aftertaste where notes of wet paper appear - a beer which tries but without success ... 3/5/5/2/10 MACEDONIAN THRACE VERGINA _3301_sampled in Kos - clear and pale yellow colour under a robust foamy white head; a ridiculous touch of aromatic hops caresses the nose; sweet and rather tasteless; poor malt body; corny finish - deeply forgettable 3/4/4/2/7 MACEDONIAN THRACE STADELBRÄU _3302_sampled in Kos - pale and clear golden-yellow colour; solid creamy white foam leaving a nice lace; light perfumy hoppy aroma; medium-bodied, slightly oily and sweet, creamy mouthfeel on the end of the tongue; low bitterness; a short gently hoppy finish where some residual sugars are met - not that bad 4/5/5/2/11 MACEDONIAN THRACE VERGINA RED _3299_sampled in Kos - pours a clear red-amber colour under a fast collapsing foam; chewy caramelish aroma; fizzy mouthfeel, medium-bodied with a pronounced sweetness ; chewy toffeeish aftertaste and moderately dry - acceptable 3/5/6/3/12 MYTHOS MYTHOS HELLENIC LAGER _1317_pale golden colour, few head, aroma of malt and plastic, grainy, dry and rough 2/3/3/2/5 MYTHOS MYTHOS RED _3295_sampled in Kos - pours a clear reddish-amber colour with a little fast disappearing pale beige foam; aroma of caramel and butter; sweet with an almost medium malt body which falls short at the end; the finish is fizzy with light fruity tones to go along with more caramel and some residual sugars - simplistic and quite bad 3/4/3/2/6 MYTHOS GOLDEN LAGER _2865_sampled in Creta - pale golden colour and a non persistent foam; paperboard dominates in a nose of fat and discreet hoppiness; rather sweet and oily mouthfeel with a high carbonation; the finish is corny with some residual sugars - not terrible 3/4/4/2/9 MYTHOS HENNINGER _2874_sampled in Creta - clear golden colour with a little foam; moderate grassy hoppiness; quite sweet and medium-bodied at best, low bitterness and a short watery, corny finish 3/5/3/2/7 PAPADIMITRIOU INC. RODOS MAGNUS MAGISTER _2864_draught; sampled in Creta - bright and clear golden colour, fine white head; gentle aromatic hoppiness with hints of paper; moderate sweetness and a decent malt body; the finish is quite dry with more pronounced notes of paper - very drinkable on a hot summer day in Creta 4/5/6/3/11 Guatemala ========= GREENLAND CHRISTMAS ALE _3283_courtesy of Papsoe - clear dark reddish-amber colour with a firm beige foam; aroma of ginger, clean palate, medium-bodied and rather sweet; moderate malty finish with touches of spices and red fruits - pleasant and well-made 3/7/7/3/14 GREENLAND EASTER BOCK _3274_courtesy of Papsoe - bordeaux-brown colour with a big creamy foam leaving a nice lace; aroma of prune and almonds; sweet and clean mouthfeel, a hint of late bitterness before a long malty finish where the fruity tones meet some caramel - lively and well-made but a little bit one-dimensional 4/7/6/3/14 Guatemala ========= CENTRO AMERICANA DORADA DRAFT _1335_clear pale yellow colour, fine head, nice lace, light notes of orange and peanuts in the nose, medium-bodied, smooth, quite neutral - an honest beer 4/5/4/3/10 Famosa _157_I don't know if famosa means famous in this country, but this does not apply to this beer: very pale yellow colour, big bubbles, almost no foam, few aroma, skunked - well... not good 2/3/4/2/6 Guyana ====== BANKS DIH (BRAUTECH) PREMIUM _335_pale golden colour, fruity nose, fresh, some acidity 4/6/6/3/12 Haiti ===== BRASSERIE NATIONALE PRESTIGE LAGER _3636_courtesy of hopscotch - slightly hazy golden-bronze colour with a little remaining foam; a festival of wet paperboard and dust hits the nose; medium-bodied with a sharp carbonation, sweet and no bitterness; effervescent carton-like finish 3/3/3/2/5 Holland ======= ‘t IJ VLO _3147_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy reddish-orange colour under a big creamy white/beige head, beautiful lace; strongly aromatic nose showing spices (coriander and ?), mango and orange peel; very soft and creamy mouthfeel; some sweetness and a medium malt body; very bitter and very dry finish with more notes of spices and exotic fruits - a superb beer with an impressive aroma ! 5/9/8/5/17 ‘t IJ IJNDE JAARS _2331_clear amber-brown colour, little foam, hazelnut in the nose, earthy, notes of caramel, sweet and full-bodied, notes of alcohol, long malty and nutty finish with a warming alcohol touch - lot of character 5/8/8/4/16 ‘t IJ WIT SCHARREL _3158_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy blond-orange colour, stable little head; charming aroma with spicy notes (coriander comes to mind) and some corns; creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied; some sweetness and a fair tart bitterness; very long spicy finish with some residual sweetness - another very good beer from this excellent brewery 5/8/7/4/15 ‘tlJ BOCKBIER _1991_reddish-brown colour, fine head, malt and plum, cherry, sweet and medium-bodied with a bubblegum-like finish of red fruits with some alcohol notes 4/6/7/4/15 ‘tlJ COLUMBUS _1990_golden-orange colour, fine head, poor aroma with light citrusy notes and a moderate hoppiness, full-bodied, tart and acidic with a strong bitterness, dry alcohol and spicy finish - would be really great with a better aroma 4/6/8/4/15 ‘tlJ PAASIJ _1757_cloudy orange colour, fine head and a nice lacing, strong bread aroma, estery, spicy, light perfumy and sweeties-like, very creamy, full and bitter with a dry yeasty finish - I just love this brewery ! 5/8/8/4/16 ‘t IJ PLZEN _3680_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy golden-yellow colour under a huge foamy white head; nice lace; fresh and solid hoppy nose showing straw and grapefruit; medium-bodied, lively and bitter; moderately dry herbal and fruity finish - a nice beer 5/7/7/4/13 ‘t IJ STRUIS _3200_from crackedkettle.com - pours a reddish-amber colour with a giant foamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of gingerbread and apple; some spices underneath; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied; moderately sweet and bitter, long spicy finish with bready and light fruity tones 5/7/7/4/15 Amstel Light _158_re-rated 7/2007 - very pale, translucide golden-yellow colour, little elusive foam; light aroma of wort with a touch of corn; very poor malt body and with a fine carbonation; sweet, no bitterness; the finish is fizzy with evasive corny notes 2/3/3/2/5 HEINEKEN AMSTEL BOCK _3304_sampled in Kos - clear and very dark brown colour with a solid creamy beige head; nice lace; aroma of marzipan, nut, caramel and a touch of chocolate; sweet and sticky; quite full-bodied; aftertaste of plum and caramel - surprisingly good 5/7/7/4/15 HEINEKEN AMSTEL PULSE _3296_sampled in Kos - very clear golden-bronze colour with a little stable foam formed of big bubbles; corny nose with a touch of solvent; incredibly tasteless with a very fine carbonation; very short corny finish - the label says "more of what you want and less of what you don’t want", no doubt I feel the other way... this beer is a joke! 2/3/2/2/3 HERTOG JAN ZILVERPINT _2689_specially brewed for the 25th anniversary of Dutch beer consumers club PINT; kindly shared by Laurent Mousson - very clear amber colour with a big creamy head and a nice lacing; aroma of cork, very malty, fruity and flowery with notes of alcohol in the background; oily and full-bodied, sweet with a decent bitterness, malty and wheaty finish with more alcohol notes 5/7/7/3/13 ARCENSE HERTOG JAN DUBBEL _1570_3 y.o. - ruby-brown colour, few foam, complex aroma of prune, chocolate and alcohol, sugary, sweet and medium-bodied, long dry cherryish aftertaste with light alcohol notes - subtle and really pleasant 4/8/7/4/15 BAVARIA H-WEST HOLLAND IMPORT _2873_canned; sampled in Creta - pours a pale golden colour, no head retention; a flat grassy nose with some corny notes; modest malt body, rather sweet, no bitterness; corny finish - bad 2/3/4/2/7 BAVARIA RED _1819_clear dark reddish colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, malty and earthy nose with notes of dark fruits, very very sweet with a malty sugary finish - this is a sugar syrup 4/5/3/2/5 BAVARIA 8.6 _1713_7.9% version for France - clear golden colour, big creamy head, orange, perfume and alcohol aroma, very sweet, slightly oily, moderate malty and alcohol finish with some fruity notes - unbalanced and bad 3/4/3/2/6 BAVARIA 8.6 GOLD _4618_canned; from Amstein - clear and bright golden-bronze colour with a fair white head; nice lace; very fruity nose (litchies and apples), sweet and slightly sticky, medium-bodied, juicy palate; long fruity finish with residual sugars and a hint of warming alcohol 4/6/5/3/10 BAVARIA LANDER BRÄU _2559_canned - clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, aroma of paperboard with a touch of solvent, oily, sweet and medium-bodied, dry finish with a quite harsh bitterness and a moderate maltiness 3/3/4/2/7 BAVARIA HOLLANDIA _1710_clear pale golden colour, few foam, slightly herbal, fat hoppy nose, sweet and oily, aftertaste of wet carton 3/4/4/2/6 BAVARIA RAIKAS PIRKKA LAGER _3911_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and pale golden colour, little irregular white foam; corn and plastic in the nose; oily, medium-bodied, sweet with an aftertaste of apple and plastic 2/3/3/2/6 BAVARIA PIRKKA TUMMA LAGER _4181_courtesy of oh6gdx - clear ruby-brown colour with a foamy beige head; aroma of sweet malts and caramel with a touch of paper; some sweetness and a moderate malt body; moderately dry and oxidized; short watery finish 4/4/4/2/8 BAVARIA PHOENIX LAGER _2871_canned, sampled in Creta: pale and clear golden colour with a little collapsing head; very discreet grassy aroma; medium-bodied at best, rather sweet, a faint tartness, no bitterness to talk about; herbal finish with some residual sweetness - bad 3/4/4/2/7 BREDA ROYAL BEER _1230_clear golden colour, fine head, nice lace, medium hoppiness, sweet and oily, heavy, short finish - bad stuff 4/4/3/2/6 BRAND URTYP _3373_from crackedkettle.com - clear golden colour with a little white foam; fresh and gently spicy, hoppy nose; a bit soapy; sweet and medium-bodied with a moderate bitterness and a long herbal and spicy finish - quite original 4/6/6/3/13 BRAND PILSENER _5079_clear bright golden colour with a little white foam left; aroma of butter and oily grass; sweet and medium-bodied, oily mouthfeel and with a touch of tart herbal bitterness; the finish is again herbal and buttery - not terrible 4/4/4/2/7 BUDELSE BUDELS BATAVIER _3679_from crackedkettle.com - clear red-amber colour with a little beige foam; aroma of strawberries marmelade and caramel; chewy malts; sweet with some tartness, a decent dry bitterness; the aftertaste is short with notes of red fruits and a light earthy touch 4/6/6/3/13 BUDELSE BUDELS BIO BEER _3141_from crackedkettle.com - translucid golden colour with a fast vanishing foam; fair aromatic floral hoppiness, clean and medium palate, some sweetness before a solid dry bitterness; long herbal and flowery finish - charming 2/7/6/3/14 BUDELSE BUDELS BOCK _3478_from crackedkettle.com - clear brown colour with a fast disappearing beige foam; aroma of toffee and glue; sweet and a bit sticky; medium malt backbone; aftertaste of malt and caramel with a touch of anise and some residual sweetness - cheap 3/5/6/3/11 BUDELSE BUDELS HONEY _3136_from crackedkettle.com - very clear and pale golden-yellow colour, almost no foam remaining; honeyish aroma with nothing to support it; sweet and just medium-bodied; a hint of acidity from the honey, moderately dry finish with more lingering honeyish notes - gentle but quite useless 2/5/5/2/11 BUDELSE BUDELS CAPUCIJN _3143_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark reddish-amber with no foam remaining; sweet malty nose with lot of caramel and red fruits, a touch of candi sugar too; very soft palate, sweet and medium-bodied; finishes moderately dry and quite bitter; the aftertaste is a bit bubblegum-like with notes of figs 4/7/7/3/13 BUDELSE BUDELS PAREL _4386_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy blond colour, poor head retention; almost no aroma detectable (corn, fresh apples and phenol); sweet and oily, quite sticky, medium to full malt body; aftertaste of honey and solvent - not terrible 3/4/5/3/10 BUDELSE BUDELS WITTE PAREL _3676_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy lactic-orange colour with almost no foam; robust aroma of coriander and orange peel; notes of ripe bananas; very sweet with some tart acidity; medium-bodied; the finish is corny and spicy, moderately long with more notes of orange peels 3/6/6/2/12 CAMBRINUS SHUTTERSBIER _159_golden colour, good hop aroma, slightly dry aftertaste 3/6/5/3/11 DE 3 HORNE HORN'S BOCK _622_dark amber colour, nice lace and head, complex fruity nose (cherry, plum), sweet and full, salty (!?), long aftertaste 5/8/7/3/14 DE 3 HORNE TRIPPELAER _623_orange colour, few head, honey aroma, malty, caramel, unbalanced, perfume aftertaste 3/7/6/2/11 DE 3 HORNE KANDELEIR WINTERBIER _3166_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark orange colour under a solid creamy pale beige foam; nice lace; aroma of cane sugar, tangerines and cream; very creamy mouthfeel and with a solid sweetness; a touch of sourness does not bring a satisfying balance; aftertaste of pale fruits with some residual sugars - all in all, a good beer 5/8/7/4/13 DE DISSEL BERGEN BRÄU _2868_clear golden colour; little foam; fat nose with faint notes of aromatic hoppiness; sweetish malt body which finishes tart, rude and moderately bitter; short herbal finish - very low quality stuff 3/4/3/2/6 DE HEMEL MOENEN _3471_from crackedkettle.com; 6,5% - clear reddish-brown colour with a poor beige foam; slightly smoked, aroma of grilled peanuts and hazelnut; slightly oily and thick, solid malt body; some sweetness and a touch of late bitterness; long malty and nutty finish - a beautiful beer 4/8/8/4/16 DE HEMEL NIEUW LIGT GRAND CRU _3506_from crackedkettle.com; 2005 vintage - pours a slightly hazy bordeaux colour, very little foam; very fruity aroma (plums and lichies), caramel, herbs and mint; very very sweet with a powerful malt backbone; a solid dry bitterness lasting in a long fruity and malty finish where alcohol notes are heavily present - a beer begging for contemplation 4/8/7/3/14 DE LECKERE HOEKSCH BOKBIER _3468_from crackedkettle.com -dark brown colour, hazy; almost no foam; aroma of biscuit and caramel with some red fruits hidden below; medium-bodied, sweet with a tart bitterness; quite dry malty and caramelish, toasty aftertaste - subtle 4/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN PEK & VEREN _3908_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy ruby-brown colour without foam; smokey biscuity and malty aroma; good malt body with a solid but subtle carbonation; dry and bitter finish where more malty and smokey notes appear - good and contemplative 3/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN WINTERBOCK _5713_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of biscuit maltiness with some citrusy hoppiness, pretty dusty; full-bodied and pretty sweet; very low bitterness and a long malty, almondy, chocolatey and gently citrusy finish 4/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN AMERIKAANS _5422_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy blond-orange colour with persistent pale beige foam; solid hoppy aroma with piney and grapefruity notes; a moderate malt backbone; a light sweetness and a decent bitterness; creamy and hoppy piney aftertaste 4/7/7/3/13 DE MOLEN PREMIANT HOPBURST _5107_from www.erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy dark orange colour with a robust and long lasting pale beige foam; nice lace; slightly buttery with notes of almonds and flowers; moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel; medium-bodied and with a fair bitterness; the finish is almondy with plenty of hop presence - very pleasant 5/7/8/4/15 DE MOLEN LUSTEN & LASTEN _5145_from Erzbierschof - cloudy and bright reddish-orange in colour and with a little head retention; aroma is estery and fruity (peaches and orange peels) with notes of almonds and cinnamon; pretty sweet and full-bodied; lightly bitter and grainy finish with a long fruity, sweetish and decently hoppy aftertaste 4/7/7/3/14 DE MOLEN BOREFTS PILZ _4996_courtesy of Allen - hazy dark blond colour with no head retention; fresh hoppy aroma with notes of pear and grapefruit; subtle carbonation and medium malt backbone; some sweetness balanced by a light acidity, a touch of bitterness before a long fruity finish - atypical and very drinkable 3/7/7/3/14 _6459_from Erzbierschof - hazy and very dark blond beer under a long lasting pale beige foam; nice lacework; the aroma is yeasty, fruity and mineral; some sweetness and a decent malt backbone; a hint of brett-like tartness and some herbal bitterness; long fruity and yeasty hoppy finish with a lingering bitterness 5/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN BOREFTS BOCK 2009 _5221_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown colour under a hugely foamy dark beige foam; a huge hoppy aroma of blood oranges and quince marmalade; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation, creamy mouthfeel; robustly bitter and with a long bitter almondy finish where the fruity tones stay in the background - a very free interpretation of the style 4/8/7/4/15 DE MOLEN TSARINA ESRA _5965_from Erzbierschof - dark black beer with a little beige foam left; fairly roasted aroma of dark chocolate, prunes and licorice; thick and full-bodied, moderate carbonation and very oily; a strong bitterness with a long aftertaste of coffee, nuts and a solid presence of spices - just sit back and enjoy ! 5/9/8/5/18 DE MOLEN ROOK & VUUR _5938_from Erzbierschof.ch - dark black beer with a firm creamy dark beige foam; correct lace; gently smoky aroma of cold coffee, vanilla and almonds; juicy and full-bodied, very creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness and a touch of sourness; creamy coffeish and subtly smoky aftertaste with a lingering sharpness 5/8/8/4/15 DE MOLEN MAN & MACHT _6073_ - very dark brown beer with a poor head retention; roasted aroma of dark pralines and milk coffee; medium-bodied and tart; quite high carbonation; dry and decently bitter, long roasted coffeeish aftertaste with notes of ashes 3/7/7/3/14 DE MOLEN DUBBEL & DWARS _5814_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy amber coloured and with a gigantic foamy white head; huge resiney hoppiness with notes of pear, perfume and quince; full-bodied and with some sweetness, creamy palate, moderate bitterness, a strong bitterness and slightly oily; long hoppy chocolatey and fruity finish - rich and very impressive 5/8/8/4/17 DE MOLEN RIJN & VEEN _5218_from Erzbierschof - hazy bronze colour with a little white foam left; the aroma is estery with strong corny notes; moderate malt body and carbonation; some late tart acidity; quite dry, estery finish with notes of pear, apples and corn 4/6/6/3/12 DE MOLEN SAAZ HOPBURST _5211_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange in colour; firm and long lasting beige foam; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel, almond and cream; a light astringency, medium-bodied and with a fine carbonation; a well-present bitterness which lasts long in a fair honeyish and hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/14 DE MOLEN ARKBOCK _5873_from erzbierschof.ch - slightly hazy brown beer with a little long lasting beige foam; very earthy and hoppy aroma with notes of apples and caramel; full-bodied and with a moderate carbonated; creamy mouthfeel and fairly bitter; long aftertaste of bitter almonds, earth, caramel and apples 5/8/8/4/16 DE MOLEN KOPI LOEWAK _5810_courtesy of Per - dark black colour under a solid persistent creamy dark beige foam; deep aroma of mocha; very roasted, some notes of rum; highly carbonated, oily and full-bodied, some sweetness topped by a robust bitterness; very long roasted coffeish aftertaste with lingering notes of walnuts - de-li-cious 5/8/8/5/17 DE MOLEN RUIG & ROOD _5951_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark reddish beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of chewy malts and overmatured bananas, notes of marzipan; sweet and full-bodied, pretty tasty; long aftertaste of citrus, banana, lemongrass and chewy malts; some esters 4/7//4/14 DE MOLEN MIKKEL & MENNO _5210_from Erzbierschof - cloudy brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of caramel, cream and almonds; low carbonation and a velvety palate; sweet and with residual sugars in an almondy finish where light notes of banana appear - not the most interesting of the De Molen beers... 4/7/6/3/13 DE MOLEN AMARILLO _5132_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish-amber colour under a persistent creamy beige foam; aroma of fresh cream, apricots and starfruits; full-bodied and with some astringency; quite high carbonation, some sweetness and a fair bitterness; very fruity hoppy finish (apple, peach) and quite dry - very nice 5/7/8/4/16 DE MOLEN LIST & BEDROG _5864_from erzbierschof.ch - pitch black beer with a little dark beige foam left; solid aroma of black chocolate and licorice; fair yet well-integrated woody notes, whisky-like tones, powerful malt backbone wit an intial sweetness soon overwhelmed by a robust bitterness; moderate carbonation; thick and sticky; very long bitter and roasted chocolatey finish with hints of licorice, mocha and strong notes of whisky and wood - a beauty! 5/9/8/5/18 DE MOLEN TON sur TON SAISON _5139_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange colour with no head retention; aroma of apricot and cane sugar; almost no carbonation; very sweet, medium-bodied, weird spicy notes in a sweetish and slightly fruity finish - a strange beer 2/6/5/3/9 DE MOLEN STRUISE BLACK DAMNATION _4947_from www.erzbierschof.ch - pours a black colour with a little beige foam left; huge and complex aroma of tar, ashes, gentian and coffee; thick and oily with a solid malt backbone; robust initial sweetness and with a moderately bitter but fairly salty finish; the aftertaste is a bit dry with strong coffeish notes and more ashes and gentian - powerful and complex; too bad I’m not a fan of gentian ... 4/8/8/4/16 DE MOLEN OP & TOP _5424_from www.erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange colour with a hugely foamy beige head; nice lace; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of apples and honey; bitter oranges; astringent and medium-bodied, very high carbonation; bitter and dry with a long aftertaste of bitter oranges and fresh cream - fresh 4/7/7/4/14 DE MOLEN HEEN & WEER _4911_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a poor head retention; strong aroma of orange peels, marzipan and candy sugar; light notes of solvent; thick and full-bodied with a very sweet malt backbone, sticky and with a late and fair bitterness; very sweetish and fruity (peach, oranges) aftertaste - good but definitely the kind of beer which will give me an headache 3/6/7/3/13 DE MOLEN MOUT & MOCCA 2 _5426_from erzbierschof.ch - dark black coloured and with a persistent dark beige foam; aroma of pralines, cocoa and mocha; notes of absinth and vanilla; full-bodied and fizzy, some solid sweetness, very bitter; very long lasting bitteraftertaste of mocha, licorice and black chocolate - absolutely gorgeous, the kind of beer I could cry for! 5/9/9/5/19 DE MOLEN SLADEK HOPBURST _5428_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark amber-orange colour with a little white foam left; aroma of cream and bitter oranges; medium- to full-bodied; slightly tart and decently bitter; long bitter finish of apricot and orange peels - nice balance 4/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN REVELATION CAT WHOLE MILK MILD _5338_from erzbierschof.ch - clear very dark brown colour with a creamy and persistent beige foam; roasted coffee aroma and pretty lactic; notes of walnuts; moderate malt body and with a pretty tart acidity, some sweetness below; the finish shows notes of coffee and black chocolate with more lactic notes, some bitterness and a touch of licorice - outstanding! 5/8/8/4/18 DE MOLEN MOLENBIER _4993_courtesy of Allen - cloudy brown colour with a little beige foam left; aroma of apple and cane sugar; chewy malts, sweet and full-bodied, low bitterness and a long malty finish with notes of almonds and apples 4/7/7/3/15 _6348_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a huge foamy beige foam; flowery, honey and slightly dusty aroma; velvety palate and quite full-bodied, some sweetness and a moderate bitterness; earthy and flowery, malty finish 5/7/8/4/16 _6349_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer under a very foamy creamy beige foam; fair aroma of smoked bacon; medium-bodied and solidly carbonated, pretty tart and with a long smokey finish with light notes of oranges and honey 4/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN HEL & VERDOEMENIS MISTO B.A. _5326_from erzbierschof.ch - pitch black coloured with no foam left; roasted aroma of black chocolate, coffee and vanilla, whisky-like notes; full-bodied and with a gentle carbonation; thick and with a fair bitterness; long coffeish and chocolatey finish with notes of whisky and wood - wonderful! 4/9/8/5/18 DE MOLEN HAMER & SIKKEL _4990_courtesy of Allen - dark black colour with a solid dark beige foam; roasted coffeeish aroma with notes of vanilla; effervescent and with a medium malt backbone, some sourness and a dry coffeeish aftertaste with more light sourish notes and undefined spices - a very interesting beer with a bit unusual profile 5/8/9/5/18 DE MOLEN MOOI & MEEDOGENLOOS _5276_courtesy of Allen - dark black coloured with a solid creamy beige foam; nice lace; roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, citrus and walnut; full-bodied and with a high carbonation; some sweetness and a solid bitterness; long aftertaste of vanilla and chocolate 5/8/7/4/16 DE MOLEN GROENE HART _4869_from crackedkettle.com - gushing, gushing :-(( ; cloudy blond colour under a very very foamy white head; dusty with notes of banana; very fizzy in the mouth, moderate malt body, sweet and tart, residual sugars, esters and more ripe banana in the finish - too much sticky sweetness, not really convincing 2/6/6/3/12 DE MOLEN PORTER _3837_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Ron Pattinson - very dark brown almost black colour, little beige foam; very roasted nose, prune and licorice, notes of chocolate; oily with a solid carbonation, medium-bodied, dry and very bitter, long and very hoppy, roasted aftertaste with more notes of chocolate and vanilla 4/8/7/4/16 DE MOLEN 1914 SSS _3842_courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Ron Pattinson - very dark brown almost black with a little beige foam; toasted aroma of chocolate and pralines; slightly oily, full-bodied and very bitter before a long chocolatey finish - deeply tasty, bitter and with a fantastic character, very complex yet very drinkable; marvellous! 5/10/9/5/19 DE MOLEN RASPUTIN _3843_from crackedkettle.com - dark black colour with a poor head retention; perfumy nose, malt and yeast with chocolate in the background; oily and sticky, verybitter, some astringence; very long chocolatey and bitter finish - powerful but lacking a bit of balance 4/8/8/5/17 DE MOLEN BOREFTS STOUT _3814_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy and very dark brown colour, giant foamy beige head, correct lacing; aroma of pears and brownies, chocolate; medium-bodied and fairly bitter; long toasted chocolatey aftertaste 5/7/7/4/15 DE MOLEN BOMMEN & GRANATEN _4483_courtesy of Allen - dark brown colour with a fast collapsing head; solid syrupy aroma with notes of nuts and toasted malts; very sweet and sticky, fizzy, full-bodied, a hint of bitterness hidden by a powerful sweetness lasting long in a malty and robustly alcoholic finish - needs at least 5 years of aging 3/7/4/2/9 DE MOLEN HEL & VERDOEMENIS _4482_courtesy of Allen - very dark black colour, poor head retention; strong roasted coffeish aroma with notes of dark chocolate, some solid hop presence in the background; full-bodied and oily, sticky; very bitter chocolatey and coffeish, roasted and hoppy finish - a wonderful brew 5/9/9/5/18 DE MOLEN REVELATION CAT TRIPLE HOP BOCK 2009 _4937_courtesy of Allen - fully cloudy brown colour with a moderate head retention; very hoppy and fresh aroma with notes of grapefruit, mint and caramel; a medium malt backbone and a moderate carbonation; some sweetness and with a fair but never aggressive bitterness; long aftertaste of marzipan, caramel and dried fruits; dangerously drinkable because the alcohol content is not really apparent 3/8/7/4/15 DE MOLEN ENGELS _4849_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy orange colour with a poor white foam left; robust fruity hoppiness (citrus and grapefruit) with yeasty tones; effervescent and medium-bodied, slightly acidic and with a pronounced bitterness; long yeasty and fruity (orange peels dominate) finish - very drinkable 5/8/7/4/15 DE MOLEN JONG & ONBEDORVEN _4227_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark orange colour with a little white foam; aroma of cheese, earth and cork; very sweet and medium-bodied, lemonade-like mouthfeel, quite sour with a fruity and sugary finish where more weird notes of fish and cheese appear - there is definitely something wrong here 2/3/5/2/8 DE MOLEN T'OOIEVAARTJE _5544_from erzbierschof.ch - foaming like hell :-(( ... opaque dark reddish beer with a moderate pinkish foam left; aroma of marzipan and strawberries; medium-bodied, fizzy and with a light acidity on top of the fair sweetness; tart and evanescent finish with reminiscence of dark fruits and almonds 2/6/6/2/11 DE MOLEN VUUR & VLAM _5099_from www.erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a solid creamy beige head; dusty and fairly hoppy with notes of almonds; medium to full bodied, velvety palate and pretty tasty; a more than decent bitterness before a charming flowery hoppy finish 5/7/8/4/15 DE MOLEN DONDER & BLIKSEM _4225_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark orange colour with a little white foam; esters and dusts in the nose, notes of melon and honey; overly carbonated, very fizzy palate with a moderate and fruity (citrusy) finish - I’m surprised to read that this is bottom fermented 4/7/7/4/13 DE MOLEN HEMEL & AARDE BRUICHLADDICH BARREL _5047_from crackedkettle.com - dark black colour and with a solid and persistent dark beige foam left; very roasted coffee aroma with strong woody notes, aroma of nuts, marzipan and whisky; full-bodied and a creamy mouthfeel, long aftertaste of black chocolate, vanilla and wood; moderate bitterness 5/8/8/4/17 DE MOLEN BLOED, ZWEET & TRANEN _4942_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a rubish hue; poor foam left; aroma of ginger, licorice and smoked malts; thick and full-bodied, quite sweet, a low bitterness before a malty finish with notes of dark fruits and ginger 4/8/8/4/15 DE MOLEN ZOMER HOP _5449_from www.erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark amber-red clour with a solid foamy pale beige head; nice lace; a robust hoppy aroma of peach, cream and lime; medium-bodied and with a pretty sticky palate; some astringency and a solid bitterness; quite dry and long hoppy citrusy and peachy finish - fresh and deeply drinkable; this beer looks far more bitter than the 41 EBU announced on the label 5/7/8/4/16 DE MOLEN ZAK & AS _5816_ - cloudy orange in colour and with a robust white foam; aroma of bacon and slightly sour/acidic; gently smoky and solidly bitter; dry and bitter fruity and smoky finish - a great balance and drinkability 5/7/8/4/16 _6367_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy and very dark brown, almost black beer with a long lasting beige foam; nice lace; roasted aroma of hazelnut and coffee; notes of cream and grapefruit behind; highly carbonated and a solid malt backbone; light initial sweetness, a hint of acidity and a fair slightly astringent bitterness; long fruity hoppy finish with lingering notes of mocha and nuts 5/7/7/4/16 _6581_from Erzbierschof - hazy dark brown beer under a persistent beige foam; toasted aroma of ashes and chocolate, the whole thing being a bit restrained; medium-bodied, moderate carbonation and rounded palate; quite dry and bitter; long toasted aftertaste of licorice and ashes 4/7/8/4/15 _6627_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting creamy beige foam; superb lacework; robust aroma showing an interesting battle between a solid smokiness and a robust hoppiness; smoed bacon, cream and fruity tones; full-bodied and a velvety palate; strongly bitter and hugely smokey; long notes of almonds and ripe fruits; some residual sweetness - a complex and challenging fireworks ! 5/8/9/5/18 _6635_from Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy dark orange beer with a little yet long lasting foam; hoppy aroma of almonds, apricots and pineapple; some spicy notes too; decent malt backbone, astringent and fairly bitter; quite dry, fruity and gently spicy hoppy finish yet a little bit short - refreshing and very drinkable 4/7/7/3/14 DE PELGRIM MAYFLOWER TRIPEL _6100_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy orange beer under a huge foamy head; nice lace; aroma of cane sugar, almonds and pear; sweet and full-bodied, residual sugars and long fruity, estery finish 4/7/7/3/13 DE PRAEL WILLEKE _3778_from crackedkettle.com - hazy orange in colour with a poor head; estery with notes of exotic fruits and oily hops; slightly oily with a respectable malt body, sweet with a chewy mouthfeel and a low bitterness; sweetish and fruity finish - pleasant and balanced 4/7/7/4/14 DE PRAEL WILLY _3821_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy red-brown colour with a firm creamy beige head leaving a nice lace; dusty nose with notes of berries; juicy palate, medium-bodied, quite sweet with no bitterness; more notes of red fruits and some yeast in a quite long finish 4/6/7/3/14 DE PRAEL ANDRE LENTEBOK _3711_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy red-orange colour, the beige foam disappears very quickly; aroma of oranges with notes of candi sugar; a solid carbonation maintained a good malt body; some initial sweetness, a touch of acidity and a long, very dy and bitter aftertaste of oranges and honey - no analogies with a bock 3/6/6/3/13 DE PRAEL MARY _3584_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy copper-orange colour, no foam left; aroma of cane sugar and blood oranges; highly carbonated, very sweet, full-bodied, long fruity and sugary finish - tastes like a bad homebrew 2/4/5/2/8 DE PRAEL HEINTJE _3374_from crackedkettle.com - hazy orange colour with a white foam made of big bubbles; aroma of cardamom and wheat; highly carbonated and with a decent malz body; sweet with a fair tartness to balance it; the finish is quite thick, spicy and wheaty - ok 3/6/7/3/14 DE PRAEL JOHNNY _3380_from crackedkettle.com - hazy and dark orange colour, solid creamy white foam and a beautiful lace; yeasty and dusty nose with fruity tones (peach and ?) underneath; low carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel; not much profile in the palate; low bitterness, creamy and short yeasry finish leaving an odd flavour in the mouth - interesting but has definitely some flaws 4/5/6/2/11 DE WERELD PIRATE _1348_clear golden-orange colour, fine head and a nice lace, fruity, malty with alcohol notes, sweet and oily, dry unpleasant alcohol finish 4/6/4/2/7 DUTCH EXPORT AMSTERDAM MARINER PREMIUM _581_deep golden colour, fine head, fresh hop aroma, crisp, clean - very nice 4/5/7/4/13 DUTCH EXPORT AMSTERDAM NAVIGATOR _1697_light" version for France: dropped down to 8.4% in anticipation to the french tax law (for beers with more than 8.5%) of 2003 (which was finally annulated) - clear golden colour, few foam, strong alcohol aroma, caramelized sugar with notes of orange, very sweet and oily, long disgusting alcohol and sugary finish - not for me 3/3/2/2/4 DUTCH EXPORT AMSTERDAM EXPLORATOR _2876_clear and bright golden colour with a little foam but a correct lacing; aroma of alcohol, apple and orange, a bit oily, sweet and medium-bodied; fruity and a bit yeasty aftertaste - an alcohol reduced malt liquor which manages to be drinkable 4/6/5/2/11 EMELISSE TRIPLE IPA _6166_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy copper-red with a persistent but chaotic beige foam; correct lacework; huge aromatic hoppiness with notes of apricot, apples and pine needles; full-bodied and pretty sweet; a respectable bitterness and with lot of residual sugars; long and well-pronounced aromatic hoppiness, fruity and piney - robust and very aromatic 4/8/7/4/16 _6342_from Erzbierschof - fully cloudy dark brown beer under a persistent creamy beige foam; solid aroma of toffee and toasted malts; full-bodied and thick, some solid sweetness and a late moderately tart earthiness; long earthy, caramelish and chocolatey finish 4/7/8/4/17 _6329_from Erzbierschof - hazy dark ruby-brown beer with a poor head retebtion; malty and nuty aroma; quite full-bodied, pretty sweet, quite dry and a long malty, nutty finish with light notes of alcohol 4/7/7/4/14 _6369_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-brown beer with a moderate foam left; aroma of cold ashes and smoked bacon; a respectable malt backbone, subtle carbonation and pretty tasty; slightly dry and with a fair yet not overwhelming smokiness - very well-made 4/8/7/4/16 _6450_from Erzbierschof - black beer with a poor head retention; a solid aroma of roasted coffee with hints of vanilla and ashes; full-bodied , some sweetness below topped by a pretty tart bitterness; the finish is salty with more robust notes of roasted coffee and cold ashes - a solid one 4/8/7/4/16 _6457_from Erzbierschof - dark black beer with a moderate head retention; some lacework; deep aroma of mocha, roasted and with notes of licorice and ashes; thick yet rounded and velvety palate; full-bodied, some sweetness and a late robust bitterness; long roasted aftertaste of coffee with hints of vanilla and licorice and a warming alcohol touch - delicious 4/8/8/4/17 _6476_from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-orange beer with a little but long lasting foam; hoppy aroma with notes of tea and red fruits marmalade; slightly thick and full-bodied, low carbonation, some sweetness and a late fair bitterness; some residual sweetness in a long hoppy finish where notes of red fruits and flowers appear; slightly soapy 4/7/7/3/13 _6563_from Erzbierschof - very dark brown beer with a rubish hue; long lasting beige foam; roasted chcolatey aroma with hoppy notes of black cherries and licorice; full-bodied, sweet and bitter; low carbonation; gently sticky and with a robust bitterness; slightly dry with a long hoppy finish of licorice and prunes 5/7/7/4/15 EXOTIC AFRICAN MONGOZO BANANA _705_pale yellow colour, no head, very very deep artificial banana aroma, incredibly sweet, endless banana aftertaste ... banana ... banana ... not drinkable ! I will give it to my children ... And this is supposed to be a traditional african beer ? Poor africans ... / I have been informed that the banana aroma is not artificial. This is made from a real extract of bananas from Ghana. But this remains undrinkable ... 2/2/2/1/3 EXOTIC AFRICAN MONGOZO QUINUA _1729_cloudy blond, big creamy head, hay and herbal aroma, touch of spices, smooth, medium-bodied, sweet with a neutral though slightly fruity finish - it has some body and balance but not much character 4/6/6/3/12 EXOTIC AFRICAN MONGOZO PALM _1404_an old african recipe with palm - red-amber colour, almost no head, apricot, banana and alcohol in the nose with light spicy notes, overcarbonated, sweet and tart with a long fruity and alcohol finish - original and drinkable 3/7/6/3/12 FRIESE US HEIT TWELS BOKBIER _3483_from crackedkettle.com - clear bright reddish brown colour with no foam; aroma of licorice, red fruits and chewy malts; sweet and fairly tasty, medium to full malt body; bitter-sweet finish leaving notes of malts, caramel, red fruits and a touch of alcohol 4/7/7/4/13 Grolsch Premium _160_golden colour, nice hop aroma, fruity with light bitterness 4/7/6/3/13 GROLSCH WEIZEN _3764_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - hazy pale orange colour, almost no foam left; aroma of wheat and apples; good malt body, high carbonation which brings some tartness to balance the sweetness; quite dry wheaty and fizzy finish - a nice one 3/7/7/3/14 GROLSCH HET KANON _602_courtesy of Thomas Krüsi - translucide and bright bronze colour, chaotic lacework; aroma of oranges and candy sugar; very sweet and full-bodied, sticky and grainy; tons of residual sweetness, oranges and apparent burning alcohol notes in the finish - a beer for alcoholics

7/13/2001 - bronze colour, few head, apricot aroma, extremly syrupy, overwhelming alcohol presence, quite disgusting (4/6/3/2/7) 2/4/2/2/5 GRONINGSE ZEEKRAAL ROSÉ _3578_from crackedkettle.com - clear pinkish-red colour with an elusive foam; strong aroma of candi sugar, cherries and strawberries; deadly sweet, fizzy and light-bodied; long sweetish and cherryish aftertaste - don’t forget to brush your teeth after this one ... 2/4/3/2/5 GRONINGSE GRUNN HOAGELWIT _3376_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour and with a little persistent white foam; aroma of corn and banana, medium-bodied, tasteless and with a moderately dry and dusty wheaty finish - not my beer 3/5/4/2/8 GRONINGSE KRUISHEREN ODILIA _3371_from crackedkettle.com - clear and pale golden colour, little chaotic foam; fat grassy and corny nose; medium-bodied with a tart astringence, sweet and slightly bitter; moderately dry, corny and herbal finish - rough 3/5/5/2/9 GRONINGSE KRUISHEREN THEODORUS _3377_from crackedkettle.com - pours a very dark brown colour under a foamy and creamy beige head; aroma of pear, cellar and cookies; oily mouthfeel; solidly overcarbonated, tart bitter/acidic finish and a quite dry biscuity aftertaste - not bad though I’m not sure if this beer is fully under control 4/7/6/3/13 GRONINGSE HUNEBED AMBER _3153_from crackedkettle.com - pours a dark and hazy amber colour, lot of particules are floating in the beer; nice creamy beige head; aroma of blackcurrant and blueberries; a bit dusty; very creamy mouthfeel; the body below is quite thin but shows a good balance between the initial sweetness and a late bitterness/sourness; the finish is fruity, dusty and quite long - a pleasant brew 4/7/6/4/14 GRONINGSE HUNEBED BOCKBIER _3173_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark ruby-brown colour under a giant foamy pale beige head; aroma of exotic fruits with a touch of caramel and alcohol; very sweet and a bit sticky, medium-bodied with a hint of late bitterness and a rather flat finish where just some phenolic and caramelish notes appear 4/5/5/2/9 GRONINGSE GRUNN RODE HOAN AMBER _3155_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark amber colour with lot of residual particules; no head to be seen; shy aroma of raspberries marmelade; almost medium-bodied; one-dimensional tasteless palate; a late solid bitterness awakes the drinker bit is not enough to save the beer; moderate caramelish and fruity finish - easy to drink and easy to forget 3/4/5/3/11 GRONINGSE GRUNN HAIL EN ZEGEN _3156_from crackedkettle.com - hazy and very dark reddish-amber colour; little persistent beige foam; aroma of corn, banana and stall; sweet and medium-bodied, long and rude corny finish - dubious 4/6/4/2/8 GRONINGSE GRUNN BOCK _3160_from crackedkettle.com - hazy reddish-brown colour with a little beige foam; aroma of butter and biscuit with notes of banana; creamy mouthfeel, medium to full malt body; moderately sweet and with a late bitterness; the finish is quite dry, effervescent and malty, leaving a warming alcohol touch 4/7/6/3/13 GRONINGSE DREIDUBBEL TRIPEL _3174_from crackedkettle.com - hazy golden-orange colour with a big foamy white head; perfumy and dusty with estery notes, orange peels and tangerines; very sweet with a moderate bitterness which does not bring enough balance; unclean palate; long bready and fruity aftertaste - chaotic but not bad at all 5/7/7/3/14 GRONINGSE HUNEBED DUBBEL _3164_from crackedkettle.com - hazy reddish-brown colour and absolutely no foam; aroma of pine needle and raspberry marmelade; very sweet with some tartness due to a high carbonation; sweetish finish with notes of cherries and dust 3/6/6/3/13 GRONINGSE HUNEBED TRIPEL _3152_from crackedkettle.com - very cloudy and unclean brown-orange colour, almost no foam left; yeasty aroma with notes of peaches and bananas; very sweet and quite full-bodied; a fair and late bitterness does not achieve to bring a convincing balance; long yeasty and fruity finish - all in all, this is a good beer 3/7/6/4/14 GRONINGSE ST. MARTINUS BISSCHOP _3396_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy golden-orange colour with a big foamy white head, nice lace; solid aroma of orange peels and ginger; esters and pineapple; a touch of almonds; lot of carbonation, tart and acidic with some sweetness underneath; good malt body; a moderate bitterness and some residual sugars in the finish along with more fruits and a light spicy touch and some alcohol notes 4/8/7/4/16 GRONINGSE ST. MARTINUS BOMMEN BEREND _3384_from crackedkettle.com - pours a translucide bronze colour with a solid creamy white foam; estery aroma of pear and apple, some undefined spices; sweet and slightly acidic; medium to full-bodied; short and a bit sweetish fruity and slightly spicy finish - fresh, dynamic and with an interesting character 5/7/6/3/14 GRONINGSE KRUISHEREN AUGUSTINUS _3391_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy honeyish colour under a foamy white head formed of big bubbles; aroma of cellar and old apples, some esters; a fair tart acidity balances the sweetness; full-bodied; decent dry bitter and effervescent finish with more fruity and spicy notes 4/7/8/4/15 GRONINGSE KRUISHEREN HELENA _3386_from crackedkettle.com - dubious reddish-pink colour with a rare pinky foam; aroma of cherry marmelade; sweet and a bit sticky with a very moderate malt body; sweetish aftertaste of cherry juice - no comment 2/3/3/2/6 Gulpener Korenwolf _161_cloudy amost white colour, spicy and lemon aroma, nice but quite simple flavor 5/8/7/4/14 GULPENER WINTERVRUND _3379_from crackedkettle.com - clear and dark ruby colour, little beige head leaving a correct lacing; complex nose of cloves and cinnamon, cherries, apples and blood; sweet with a good malt backbone, a low bitterness and a long aftertaste where the spices and fruits play together again, this time with a touch of warming alcohol - a pleasant surprise 4/7/7/4/15 Gulpener pilsner _162_golden colour, aroma of a bad homebrew, dry - a lager like thousands others around the world ... 2/3/5/2/7 GULPENER WITTE KERST EINDEJAARSBIER _871_red-amber colour, few head, fruity aroma (grapefruit, pineapple?), smooth and fresh, long bitter and fruity finish 3/6/7/4/13 GULPENER GLADIATOR _3677_from crackedkettle.com - clear bronze coloured with a little irregular foam; solid aroma of oranges and alcohol; very sweet and sticky, robust malt body; the finish is moderately dry with notes of alcohol, fruits and horseradish - fuel for alcoholic but somehow acceptable 3/4/4/2/10 GULPENER JAARLING _5924_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark brown colour with a little long lasting beige foam; some lacework; shy sweet malty in the nose, hints of cacao and caramel; quite sweet and full-bodied, no bitterness and slightly herbal; long aftertaste of caramel - not terrible 4/6/6/3/11 HEINEKEN LAGER _2149_clear golden colour with a fine head, mild and very light hoppiness with hints of wet carton, sweet, light to medium body, totally neutral finish - lousy; the perfect beer for the masses 4/3/4/2/6 HEINEKEN TARWEBOK _1084_clear red-brown colour, big creamy head, toffy aroma, sweet and malty, dry malty finish - too sweet and uniforme, no character 4/6/3/2/7 heineken 2000 _163_amber colour, sweet caramel aroma 4/8/7/4/15 HEINEKEN AMSTEL LAGER _1306_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, some hops in the nose, oily and sweet, fresh - drinkable 3/4/5/2/11 HEINEKEN OUD BRUIN _1323_dark brown colour, almost no head, aroma of malt, caramel and bad cola, very sweet, sugary, medicine-like - disgusting stuff 2/4/2/1/3 INTERBREW NEDERLAND BRAHMA _2484_clear bright golden colour, little foam, oily grassy nose with a touch of plastic, quite thin-bodied, sweet with absolutely no bitterness, a bit oily, short watery finish - ugly 3/3/3/2/6 KLEIN DUIMPJE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT _3583_from crackedkettle.com - black coloured with a robust beige foam; aroma of licorice and black chocolate with notes of alcohol; tart and overly carbonated, solid malt body; oily, some sweetness overwhelmed by an aggressive bitterness; long coffeeish aftertaste, effervescent with some vanilla notes 5/7/7/4/14 KLEIN DUIMPJE SLOBBERBOK _3482_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark ruby-brown colour, big creamy beige foam; beautiful lace; aroma of cream, malt and pear; very creamy mouthfeel, sweet and slightly sour, medium-bodied and with a moderate bitterness; long biscuity and fruity finish - harmonious 5/7/7/4/15 KLEIN DUIMPJE PORTER _4467_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a reddish hue; little beige foam left; nice lace; aroma of sweet chocolate, cocoa and prunes; medium-bodied and fizzy, quite sweet; a fair bitterness and a long chocolatey finish - a nice dessert beer 4/8/7/4/14 KLEIN DUIMPJE ERIK DE NOORMAN _3159_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour and a little irregualr foam; aroma of red fruits marmelade with notes of cinnamon and some caramel too; sweet and solid malt body; a bit thick and with a late fair bitterness; some residual sweetness in a long malty and fruity finish - very interesting 4/7/7/4/15 KONINGSHOVEN WITTE TRAPPIST _2455_hazy blond colour, very foamy head, very wheaty and banana aroma, oily with a good malt body, tart acidity and a long corny and vanilla finish - very drinkable (for me a cross between a german weizen and a witbier) 4/7/7/3/14 _6502_from Mise en Bière, Lausanne - pours a hazy dark amber beer with a persistent and creamy beige head; aroma of caramel and nougat with some yeasty notes and hints of banana; velvety palate and a good malt backbone, some sweetness and a late earthy bitterness; creamy caramelish aftertaste with more notes of yeast and honey 5/7/7/4/14 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE BRUNE DUBBEL _1776_cloudy dark brown colour, fine head and a nice lacing, malt and yeast aroma with stong notes of raspberry bubblegum (typical of the recent La Trappe products), tart and sweet, very creamy mouthfeel, the finish is dry and malty with a quite unpleasant bubblegum feeling - this brewery does not deserve to be called trappist anymore 4/6/5/2/8 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE QUADRUPELXXXX _493_2 y.o. - red-brown colour, fine head and a correct lacing, apple, malt and licorice in the nose, sweeties-like, medium to full-bodied, oily with a tart bitterness, the finish is dry and malty with more notes of fruity bubblegum 5/7/7/3/12 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE BLOND _1409_cloudy dark orange colour, nice head and beautiful lace, yeasty and spicy, smooth, lot of carbonation, tart with some bitterness, bubble-gum-like finish - artificial 5/6/6/3/11 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE BOCKBIER _5196_from Drinks of the World - fully cloudy dark copper-red colour with a little beige foam left; nice lace; aroma of apples and caramel with notes of chocolate; medium- to full-bodied, sweet and with a quite harsh palate (use of wheat starch?), a light bitterness and an earthy malty and caramelish finish - unrefined and not much quality out there, deeply forgettable 4/6/5/2/9 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE TRIPEL BLONDE _1773_slightly hazy red-amber colour, few foam, candy sugar, perfumy with notes of red fruits, a bit plastic like, full-bodied with a bitter spicy alcohol finish - artificial; by far no more what it was in the past 3/5/6/3/12 KONINGSHOVEN la TRAPPE PUUR _5427_from Au Grain d'Orge, Neuchâtel - slightly hazy golden blond beer with a firm long lasting white foam; a fresh hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, hay, vanilla and some undefined herbs; medium-bodied and with a rounded palate; pretty bitter and with a long herbal and citrusy hoppy finish - clearly the best of the la Trappe beers 4/8/7/4/16 LINDEBOOM VENLOOSCH ALT _3142_from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy dark reddish-amber colour with almost no remaining foam; some very small particules floating within; strong perfumy aroma of plums and litchies, a touch of undefined spices; medium and irregular malt body, sweet with a hint of bitterness; very dry in the finish along with some corny notes - quite interesting though chaotic and not true to the style 3/6/6/3/12 MOMMERIETE SCHEERSE TRIPLE _3390_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark orange colour with an elusive foam; robust aroma of orange peel and curaçao; almonds and some other undefined spices; high carbonation, sweet with a tart acidity to balance it; late but decent dry bitterness; very long spicy and fruity (orange) finish - a beautiful tripel 4/8/8/4/17 MOMMERIETE VROUWE VAN GRAMSBERGH _3382_from crackedkettle.com - hazy ruby-brown colour with a little beige foam; complex aroma of hazelnut, licorice and vanilla; sweet and full-bodied with a decent bitterness; very long nutty, woody finish with some residual sweetness 4/8/8/4/16 OIJEN EIKELBIER _3383_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy and bright dark orange colour with a creamy white head; subtle aroma of blackcurrant and yeast; very creamy mouthfeel; very sweet with a late acidity which partially balances it; yeasty and very fruity finish - nicely made 5/7/6/3/14 OIJEN LENTEKRIEBELS _3381_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy orange colour with a little irregular white foam; strong aroma of mango and banana with notes of candi sugar; sweet and medium-bodied; good carbonation; a bit sticky; long sweetish and fruity finish - one-dimensional and a bit cloying 3/5/5/2/8 OIJEN KLUYTMANS BOKBIER _3480_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark brown colour with a rocky creamy beige head; nice lace; spicy aroma (nutmeg and maybe some cloves), notes of malt and figs; medium to full-bodied. light sourness followed by a tart bitterness; quite dry and long spicy finish - complexity, character and originalty 5/8/8/4/16 ONDER DE LINDEN WAGENINGS BOCKBIER _3476_from crackedkettle.com - hazy copper-red colour with a little foam; aroma of banana and melon with a touch of alcohol; overcarbonated, medium-bodied, sweet with a decent dry bitterness; short dry banana and caramelish finish 4/6/6/3/11 ORANJEBOOM 8.5 EXTRA STRONG _2609_pours a very clear golden-orange colour under a fast disappearing unregular foam; fat grassy nose with notes of orange and phenol; some initial tartness is not enough to hide a huge sweetness; very thick; the finish is brutal, very dry with a big warming alcohol kick - huuuu ... a chaotic fuel for alcoholics 2/5/4/2/6 ORANJEBOOM PREMIUM _1320_clear golden colour, fine head, nice lace, few hops in the nose, slightly herbal aroma, full and oily, short finish, dry - below average 4/4/4/2/6 ORANJEBOOM BREDA ATLAS _1720_clear golden-blond colour, big head, peachy aroma with notes of alcohol, sweet and dry with an explosive alcohol finish - one-dimensional and unpleasant 3/4/3/2/5 ORANJEBOOM ROYAL DUTCH POST HORN _2872_canned, sampled in Creta; the label says "Brouwerij de Posthoorn, Breda, Holland" - clear and bright golden colour under a firm white head; corny, grainy nose; quite sweet and with a respectable malt body; a faint bitterness and a long corny aftertaste - very modest but drinkable 4/4/4/2/8 DE RIDDER WIECKSE WITTE _1462_cloudy orange colour, fine head, deep coriander aroma with notes of horse-radish, smooth and quite sirupy, touch of acidity, dry corn finish 4/7/6/3/13 SCHANS VAN VOLLENHOVEN EXTRA STOUT _3702_from crackedkettle.com - dark black coloured, solid and persistent beige foam; fair aroma of chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla and prunes, medium-bodied and with a creamy mouthfeel; very low bitterness; moderately dry coffeeish aftertaste with some notes of licorice - delicate and subtle 5/7/7/4/15 SCHANS WINTERBIER 2004 _2133_dark brown colour, creamy and unregular head, buttery, light chocolatey nose, sweet and full-bodied with a strong bitterness, dry coffeish and woody aftertaste - excellent; thanks to fulijn for this one 4/7/8/4/16 SCHELDE DULLE GRIET _1800_hazy red-amber colour, dense initial head which reduces quickly, malty nose with notes of red fruits and caramel, light phenolic, full-bodied, bubblegum mouthfeel, very carbonated, dry malty and fruity finish 4/7/7/4/13 SCHELDE STRAFFE TOEBACK _5643_courtesy of Jespr - fully cloudy dark orange colour with a firm long lasting beige foam left; nice lace; aroma of orange peels, candi sugar and yeast; full-bodied and pretty sweet; low bitterness and some residual sweetness, notes of yeast, esters and ripe fruits; creamy mouthfeel 5/7/7/4/15 SCHELDE WILDEBOK _3484_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy dark brown colour with a vanishing beige foam; cookie maltiness with a touch of nut; robust malt body, moderate sweetness and a light bitterness, long malty finish with residual sugars and caramelish notes 4/7/6/3/13 SCHELDE MUG BITTER _3180_from crackedkettle.com - clear golden-amber colour, little white head and a nice lace; aroma of hay and pineapple; slightly phenolic; very soft and regular palate, initially sweet with a long and fair bitterness; almost full-bodied; moderately dry and caramelish aftertaste - very pleasant 5/7/7/4/14 SCHELDE STRANDGAPER _3146_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy golden-orange colour with lot of particules; little stable white foam; estery and yeasty, notes of apples and grapefruit; creamy mouthfeel, high carbonation with a medium-bodied hidden below; good balance between a fair sweetness and athe decent bitterness; very dry and fruity finish - simple and not very tasty but efficient 4/7/7/4/13 SCHELDE DE ZEEZUIPER _3190_from crackedkettle.com - hazy golden-amber colour, little white foam; the aroma is perfumy, spicy (curaçao and cloves) and fruity (grapefruit); high carbonated and full-bodied; fruity and bitter finish with notes of spices and alcohol - a very nice beer 4/8/7/4/15 SCHELDE LAMME GOEDZAK _3135_from crackedkettle.com - pours a cloudy dark-orange colour under a giant foamy head; aroma of orange peel and yeast; notes of raisins; sweet and slightly oily, medium and regular malt body; some late tartness which partially balances the sweetness; long fruity finish with an acidic touch - too sweet but quite interesting 4/7/7/3/14 SCHELDE MERCK TOCH HOE STERCK _1801_hazy reddish colour, almost no foam, malty and bready nose with notes of coriander, solid bitterness, full-bodied, long malty and alcohol finish - very interesting 4/8/7/4/15 SCHELDE OESTERSTOUT DE BIERKONING _2132_black coloured with an unregular foam, aroma of black chocolate, mocha, sweet and bitter, full-bodied, dry and bitter chocolate finish 4/7/8/4/14 ST. CHRISTOFFEL BLOND _1171_cloudy orange colour, nice head and lace, very impressive hoppy aroma, herbal, full with a very long bitter finish 5/8/8/5/17 ST. CHRISTOFFEL ROBERTUS _3138_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark red-amber colour, the foam vanishes very quickly; aroma of blueberries and raspberries; a solid carbonation supports a medium malt body; quite sweet with a light bitterness; the finish shows quite a lot of residual sweetness with more notes of red fruits 4/7/6/3/14 TEXELSE TEXELS SKUUMKOPPE _3137_from crackedkettle.com - cloudy brown colour with almost no foam; aroma of old apples, pear and dust; sweet, medium to full-bodied, solid carbonation and an unclean palate; a bit heavy; lot of residual sweetness; fruity and yeasty finish with notes of cinnamon - not bad though a bit homebrew-like 2/7/6/3/12 TEXELSE TEXELS TRIPEL _3133_from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark orange colour with particules floating within; nice little and stable white-beige head; estery nose; aroma of peaches and lichies, dusty and yeasty notes; creamy mouthfeel, rather high carbonation, sweet and sour with a fair dry bitterness; the finish is sourish with long notes of orange peel 4/7/7/4/15 TEXELSE TEXELS DUBBEL _3165_from crackedkettle.com - hazy and dark ruby-brown colour with a poor beige head remaining; aroma of cocoa and prunes; rather high carbonation, medium-bodied, fair bitterness; long and moderately dry finish with chocolatey notes 3/7/7/4/14 Honduras ======== HONDURENA SALVA VIDA _1336_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, dry hop aroma, herbal, full-bodied and oily with an aggressive and quite unpleasant dry finish 4/6/5/2/9 HONDURENA PORT ROYAL EXPORT _1337_transparent golden colour, few head, aroma of plastic, too much carbonation, sweet and oily with a dry rotten vegetable-like finish - uarghhh ... Pilsner style ? gold medal ?? come on ... they must be kidding ! 3/3/3/2/5 HongKong ======== THE HONG KONG S.A.R. DRAGON'S BACK IPA _1642_ruby colour, few head, hay and malt in the nose, light sour, dry and repulsive - this is bad and by no way an IPA 3/4/3/2/5 SAN MIGUEL SUN LIK BEER _1318_pale clear golden colour, almost no head, plastic aroma, rough and flat 2/2/3/2/6 Hungary ======= BRAU UNION HUNGARIA SÖRGYARAK SOPRONI ASZOK _1752_clear pale golden colour, fine head and a nice lace, poor hop aroma with notes of wet paperboard, sweet and medium-bodied, neutral malty finish - below average 4/4/3/2/6 BORSODI RAKOCZI VILAGOS _5832_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; canned - clear golden colour with a fast disappearing foam; aroma of urinal, corn and metal; thin-bodied and tart; tasteless and slightly dry; notes of corn and old apples in the finish - abject 2/2/2/2/3 BORSODI ARANY SAS _5932_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas; canned - clear and pale golden colour with no foam left; tart aroma of paperboard; thin-bodied and harsh palate; dry and short papery finish - horrible 2/2/2/1/2 DREHER KANIZSAI SÖR _5869_ 1/2/2/2/2 HEINEKEN HUNGÁRIA/SOPRONY ARANY HORDO VILÁGOS SÖR _5872_canned; courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - very clear golden-beer with a little chaotic white foam; aroma of wet corn and potatoes; sweet and watery; thin-bodied, no bitterness; short watery finish - what a lost of time! I’m still waiting to taste something drinkable from this country ... 2/3/2/2/3 BORSODI BOROSTYÁN _5868_canned; courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - deep and clear golden-bronze colour and with a solid long lasting white foam; notes of wet corn and urin; low carbonation and medium-bodied, quite oily palate, no bitterness and slightly sweet; corny finish with vague aromatic hoppy tones 4/4/4/2/7 Iceland ======= _6657_courtesy of Per - clear and pale golden beer with a poor head retention; shy notes of corn, malt and peanuts; medium-bodied and decently tasty; gently bitter with some resiny hoppiness - not bad at all 3/6/6/3/13 EGILL SKALLAGRIMSSON EGILS GULL _1566_pale clear yellow colour, fine head, aroma of rancid milk, sweet, light-bodied, bland with a dry sparkling and watery finish 3/3/3/2/6 EGILL SKALLAGRIMSSON EGILS STERKUR _1568_clear pale yellow colour, absolutely no foam, grassy, light hay notes, sweet and oily, medium-bodied, paperboard-like finish with light notes of alcohol 2/3/4/2/7 ÖLVISHOLT LAVA _5193_courtesy of Florian Ruch - pitch black coloured and with an evanescent dark beige foam; a fair aroma of smoked salami with notes of pralines and black chocolate; full-bodied and oily palate, the robust sweetness is balanced by a solid bitterness; a fair carbonation; very long chocolatey and smokey aftertaste of ashes and tar - simply delicious 5/8/8/4/16 ÖLVISHOLT MORI _5192_courtesy of Florian Ruch - clear ruby-amber colour with a beige foam left but a bit chaotic; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of prune and caramel; a fair malt body, sweet and gently sticky; a decent bitterness which lasts long in an aftertaste of prune and flowers; pretty dry - very good one 4/7/7/4/16 VIKING GYLLTUR / PREMIUM GOLD _1569_clear pale yellow colour (apparently the only possible appearence for an icelandic beer), fine head, grass aroma with notes of hay, sweet and sparkling, medium-bodied, dry light herbal finish - almost acceptable 4/3/5/2/8 VIKING THULE EXPORT _1567_clear pale yellow colour, almost no foam, light notes of hay in the nose, sweet and flat, grainy, watery and slightly dry finish - that's right, they have quality water in iceland 3/3/3/2/7 India ===== ? INDIAN TIGER PREMIUM _1020_golden colour, few head, low on hops, sweet with an horrible plastic-like flavour, dry disgusting finish -oarkkk ! 2/3/2/1/4 COBRA ALCOHOL FREE _2603_very clear and bright golden-orange colour; the little foam disappears quickly; aroma of paperboard with a touch of solvent; sweet and a little bit oily with a light body; no bitterness; flat dusty finish - relatively drinkable for a NA beer 3/2/3/2/5 COBRA INDIAN LAGER / PREMIUM _1860_clear pale yellow colour, almost no foam, some hops mixed with notes of wet carton in the nose, sweet and flavorless with a watery finish - a nice example of beer castration 2/3/3/2/6 IMPALA BELO FORTE _1896_pale yellow colour, fine head and lacing, fat grassy hoppiness with notes of vinegar, very sweet, medium-bodied, short perfumy finish - another indian beer failure 3/4/3/2/5 MOHAN MEAKIN ROCKY SPRINGWATER TANTRA _3406_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - very pale yellow colour, little head; astonishing smokey nose, notes of ashes; poor malt body but the smoke gives it a decent profile; moderate aftertaste of ashes - I doubt that this beer is under control, but the result is indeed interesting 3/5/6/3/12 M.M. Anokhi Premium _165_golden colour, dry hop aroma, slightly sweet, full-bodied,dry aftertaste 3/6/5/3/11 SHAW WALLACE ROYAL CHALLENGE PREMIUM _1895_pale clear golden colour, few foam, grainy, plastic hoppiness, sweet with a medium but short malt body, slightly dry and quite watery finish - could have been worst 2/3/4/2/6 UNITED TAJ MAHAL PREMIUM _3407_courtesy of Pascal Sauser - very pale yellow colour, almost no foam; yeasty and corny, sweet and slightly bitter; short watery dusty and corny finish 3/3/5/2/8 UNITED BREWERIES KALYANI EXPORT SPECIAL PREMIUM _522_golden colour, fine head, strange aroma (vegetable, caramel), smooth, flat 4/6/4/2/9 UNITED BREWERIES VINEDALE KINGFISHER PREMIUM _1830_clear pale golden colour, few foam, hint of plastic in an oily and modest hoppy nose, sparkling, tart, dry with a rough bitter finish 2/4/3/2/7 Indonesia ========= PT. MULTI BINTANG PILSENER _1859_clear pale golden colour with few foam, deep aroma of wet paperboard, sweet and watery with a long plastic-like finish - undrinkable 2/2/3/2/5 Iran ==== IRAN BEHNOUSH DELSTER NA _2820_big thank you to Oakes for this one - clear golden colour without foam; aroma of wort and corn flakes, sweet lemony mouthfeel before a moderately dry corn flakes like finish - one the best NA beer I have sampled and the first one I drank entirely ! 2/3/3/2/7 iran behnoush delster golden _2821_courtesy of Oakes - slightly hazy pale golden colour with a little foam; terrible aroma of wort; sweet and very thin-bodied with a long and horrible aftertaste of wort and potatoes 2/2/3/1/4 Ireland ======= BEAMISH & CRAWFORD BEAMISH IRISH RED _2973_clear red-amber colour under a very creamy, firm beige head; gently flowery with light notes of caramel; very smooth in the mouth, low carbonation and a modest malt body, no bitterness and a creamy flowery finish - a beer which could be drunk in huge quantities but lacking terribly of character 5/7/6/3/12 CARLOW O'HARA'S IRISH RED _3624_pours a clear reddish-brown colour under a robust pale beige foam; nice lace; earthy and biscuity maltiness; some notes of ginger bread and a touch of berries; medium-bodied and with a fair earthy bitterness; rather high carbonation; quite dry biscuity and fruity finish - a nice one 5/7/6/3/14 CARLOW O'HARA'S CELTIC STOUT _3630_clear and very dark coloured; little but stable beige foam which leaves a nice lacing; roasted aroma of coffee, notes of ashes and wheat; light to medium-bodied, astringent, dry and bitter, roasted finish with more imposant notes of ashes 5/7/6/3/13 Kilkenny Draught _166_sweet, creamy, red 5/7/8/3/14 GUINNESS SMITHWICK'S _2768_canned; 3.8% - clear brown-amber colour with a little persistent foam and a beautiful lacing; buttery nose with light notes of exotic red fruits; smooth and thin-bodied; the finish is short and rather neutral - easy 5/6/6/2/11 Guinness Draught _167_dark black colour, big legendary creamy head, black chocolate aroma, smooth, mildly bitter, slightly roasted, long dry and bitter aftertaste - probably the best of the most overrated beers in the world 5/8/7/4/15 GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT _899_dark black, fine head, chocolate and alcohol aroma, full and oily, strong bitter coffee finish 4/7/8/4/16 GUINNESS DRAUGHT BITTER _1943_clear red-amber colour with the legendary Guinness foam, fantastic lacing, flowery and toffey nose, very smooth, thin-bodied, low carbonation, sweet with a touch of finishing bitterness, slightly dry caramelish aftertaste - correct but inoffensive 4/5/6/3/12 GUINNESS SPECIAL EXPORT _2757_about 3 yo - pitch black coloured, little brown tainted head; rich toasted coffee aroma, notes of chocolate and alcohol; thick and oily, full malt body; fair amount of bitterness before a long and dry roasted coffeish aftertaste - a sure value 4/7/8/4/15 MURPHY’S IRISH STOUT DRAUGHT _898_dark black colour, big creamy head, coffee, black chocolate, smooth, few bitterness and quite light bodied 5/8/6/3/14 MURPHY MC FARLAND _386_clear red-orange colour, fine head, pear and lychees in the nose, malty, sweet with a good body, robust bitter malty finish - fresh and subtle, a very nice beer 4/7/7/4/15 MURPHY’S IRISH RED _1069_clear red-amber colour, big head, nice lace, floral and malty nose, fresh and full, light bitterness, dry herbal and caramel finish - well-structured 5/7/6/4/15 Isle of Man =========== OKELL'S MACLIR _3011_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a pale hazy amber colour leaving almost no foam; a decent aromatic hoppiness with notes of cream and flowers; initially rounded malt profile, moderately sweet, some late harshness probably due to the wheat used; dry and bitter but quite short finish - not bad 3/7/5/2/14 OKELL'S DOCTOR OKELL'S IPA _4627_courtesy of Allen - hazy dark blond colour with a little foam left; a solid flowery hoppiness, good malt body and with a very present bitterness; very long bitter, flowery and slightly fruity finish 4/7/7/4/15 OKELL'S AILE _4945_from crackedkettle.com - black coloured with a little beige foam left; nice lacework; the aroma is dusty with strong notes of cocoa and dark chocolate, the whole thing being well integrated ina decent smokiness; the palate is sweet and tart showing a light sourness; medium to full malt backbone, fizzy and malty chocolatey finish with light smoking tones - pretty good 5/8/7/3/14 Israel ====== DANCING CAMEL AMERICAN PALE ALE _4259_courtesy of Per - fully cloudy dark orange colour with a persistent foam and a correct lace; aroma of oranges with notes of mango and cream; fairly hoppy; slightly oily on the tongue and with a good malt body, solid fruity bitterness which lasts in a quite long hoppy finish - a good one 4/7/7/4/14 TBI GOLDSTAR _594_bronze colour, smells like soap, oily and flat - boaarkk ! 2/2/3/2/4 TBI MACCABEE _431_clear and bright golden colour with a firm white head; skunky nose with some notes of plastic; very soft palate, sweet and medium-bodied; the finish is a bit metallic and corny - a bad beer 3/3/3/2/4 Italy ===== 32 VIA DEI BIRRAI OPPALE _3410_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy copper-orange colour with a robust foamy white head; aroma of blood oranges and apples; nervous carbonation and a good malt body; some tart bitterness and a fruity and hoppy finish with residual sugars - good though not easy to drink 4/7/7/3/14 ALMOND 22 NOA _5155_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy brown colour with no head retention; robust aroma of nuts and almonds, malty and decently hoppy; full-bodied and with some sweetness, a late but quite fair bitterness introduces long malty and almondy notes - a robust and pretty well-made beer 4/7/8/4/15 ALTE BRAUEREI TRIEST THERESIANER VIENNA _1822_hazy red-amber colour, the initial foam disappears very fast, fruity and bready aroma, sweet and fresh with a moderate malty and slightly fruity finish - well-balanced and charming but could afford a little bit more character 3/7/6/3/14 ALTE BRAUEREI TRIEST THERESIANER PREMIUM PILSNER _1820_hazy pale golden colour with a fine head, flowery hoppiness, notes of peanuts, crisp, medium-bodied with a dry honeyish bitter finish 4/7/6/3/12 ALTE BRAUEREI TRIEST THERESIANER PALE ALE _1817_bright gold-amber colour, fine persistent head, fruity and fat flowery hoppiness, oily and soapy mouthfeel with a faint finishing bitterness - a little bit disgusting and not convincing at all 3/5/3/2/7 ALTE BRAUEREI TRIEST THERESIANER STRONG ALE _3330_clear ruby-brown colour with an elusive foam; chewy nose of cherry and slightly toasted malts; citrus and vanilla; high carbonation, very sweet and slightly oily, moderately dry afteraste of cherry/raisin marmelade 4/7/6/3/13 ALTE BRAUEREI TRIEST THERESIANER PREMIUM LAGER _1825_hazy pale orange colour with a fine head, moderate aromatic hoppiness, medium-bodied and sweet with a dry clean, malty and light hoppy finish - gentle and modest 4/5/4/2/9 _6200_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy orange coloured with a persistent foam left; nice lace; fruity (litchies and banana) with notes of cream; medium to full-bodied; slightly sweet, some decent bitterness; quite dry; fruity and corny hoppy finish - subtle and pretty complex 5/8/7/4/16 AMIATA CINABRO _4249_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a fully cloudy reddish-brown colour with a little beige foam; aggressive nose with notes of prune, malt and lemon; very sweet and sticky, thick; good malt body and with a late and solid bitterness; the finish is sticky with lot of fruity notes and a very burning alcohol touch - quite a strange beer. 3/6/6/3/12 _6284_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of malt and licorice; mdium to full malt body, moderate carbonation and fairly bitter; long malty and flowery finish with more notes of black cherries and licorice 4/7/7/4/14 AMIATA MARRUCA _3569_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - clean golden beer with a poor head retention; hints of honey in front of a solid hoppy presence; medium-bodied with a solid tart bitterness; quite dry and long bitter honeyish aftertaste - very nice stuff 4/7/8/4/15 AMIATA BASTARDA ROSSA _5373_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy dark brown colour with a moderate head retention; aroma of malt, biscuit and chestnut; medium-bodied and slightly sour, a fair hoppiness and a long malty biscuity finish 3/7/7/3/14 AMIATA VECCHIA BASTARDA _5372_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy brown colour with a moderate foam left; aroma of wood, chestnut and apple; moderate carbonation, slightly oily, a touch of sourness; full-bodied and with some sweetness; fairly bitter finish and with notes of caramel, wood and biscuit 4/8/7/4/15 AMIATA CROCUS _5371_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy blond-orange colour with a white foam left; citrusy and fresh flowery hoppiness in the nose; medium-bodied, sweet and slightly almondy aftertaste with notes of celery 4/6/7/3/13 AMIATA COMUN'ALE _5370_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a white head; fairly spicy (coriander, cardamom), some acidity, medium-bodied, some astringence and bitterness; dry and bitter hoppy spicy finish - gives a fresh impression 4/6/7/4/15 ARTEBIRRAIA LIBRA MAIS _4815_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy pale golden colour with a solid foamy white head; nice lace; slightly dusty with notes of aromatic hops; rounded palate and with a modest carbonation, sweet and medium malt backbone, low bitterness; malty and peanutty finish 3/6/6/3/13 BICU NICOLAUS _5905_courtesy of fiulijn - dark brown colour with no foam left; aroma of chocolate, butter and cumin; full-bodied and sweet; long chocolatey finish with lot of residual sugars and spicy notes - overwhelmed by spices 3/6/6/3/11 BIRRA DEL BORGO RE PORTER _3850_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a dark almost black colour under a creamy dark beige foam leaving a beautiful lace; gently roasted nose with notes of coffee and vanilla; respectable malt body and quite sweet, moderate carbonation and no real bitterness; lingering chocolatey, toasted aftertaste 4/6/6/3/14 _6384_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark blond beer with a poor head retention; fruity and yeasty aroma with spicy notes (gentian ? If you say it ...); medium-bodied and juicy palate, quite velvety; dry fruity and spicy finish - deeply drinkable 4/6/7/4/14 _6198_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a dark brown beer with no head retention; complex aroma with notes of Portwine, wood, nuts and vanilla; moderate carbonation and thick solid malt backbone; a respectable bitterness before a long aftertaste of Portwine and vanilla; strong warming alcohol notes 4/8/8/4/15 _6195_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - clear golden-yellow beer; aroma of sour apples; sticky and medium-bodied; decently tasty and lively palate; estery aftertaste with notes of apples - not really complex 3/6/6/3/13 _6193_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy orange beer; notes of barnyards, cheese and dust; medium to full malt backbone; slightly acidic; dusty aftertaste with notes of bretts, fruits; long lasting 4/7/8/4/16 _6374_from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber beer with a poor head retention; charming and very aromatic hoppiness showing notes of tea, peaches and herbs; low carbonation and medium-bodied; juicy and with a respectable bitterness; long herbal and fruity hoppy finish with more notes of tea; slightly dry - very pleasant 4/8/7/4/16 BIRRA DEL BORGO IMPIRIAL STAUT _5114_courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown almost black coloured and with no foam left; aroma of licorice and dark cherries with a fair hop presence; chocolate and ashes; full-bodied and a low carbonation; creamy and smooth palate, some sweetness; sweetish aftertaste with notes of cane sugar - a bit weird 4/7/6/3/11 BIRRA DEL BORGO DUCHESSA _5399_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy golden-blond colour with a little persistent white head; fresh nose, corny and citrusy; medium-bodied and a subtle carbonation; juicy palate, some residual sugars and a decent hop presence; quite long finish, fruity and corny again 4/6/7/3/14 BIRRA DEL BORGO KETO REPORTER _3839_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark blackwith a beige foam; smokey nose with notes of olives and tobacco; some initial sweetness and oily, late bitterness and astringence; long smokey and chocolatey aftertaste with notes of ashes - original and very interesting 4/8/8/4/17 BIRRA DEL BORGO RE ALE _3061_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - slightly hazy reddish-amber colour, nice creamy beige head; aroma of cream and blackcurrant; very soft mouthfeel and a low carbonation; solid bitterness and a long hoppy finish with more notes of blackcurrant - generous and impressive 4/7/8/4/16 BIRRA DEL BORGO RE ALE 5 ANNIVERSARIO _5228_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy reddish-brown colour, firm and persistent beige foam; nice lace; very flowery hoppiness with notes of cream and litchies, a touch of banana too; a fresh palate, a fair but not aggressive bitterness; very long flowery hoppy finish - a beautiful one 5/7/8/4/16 le BALADIN BIRRA LURISIA DIECI _3039_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour, firm and persistent foam, nice lace; aroma of orange and cream, a touch of yeast and almonds; soft and creamy mouthfeel; a bit sweet with some sourness; short aftertaste of tangerines with warming alcohol notes - unexciting 4/6/6/3/12 le BALADIN BIRRA LURISIA OTTO _4071_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy reddish coloured with a little persistent foam; some notes of solvent meet the fruits (mango, litchies) in the aroma; overly carbonated, sweet and with an acidic tartness, moderately dry and very fruity finish where a spicy touch (gentian ?) can be found - I'm not really convinced 3/6/7/3/13 le BALADIN OPEN _4460_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour with a persistent white foam; aroma of apricot and almonds, very hoppy, notes of yeast and cream; creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied, very bitter with lot of residual sugars and a long warming alcohol touch; very hoppy and fruity finish 4/8/8/4/17 le BALADIN BIRRA LURISIA SEI _3038_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy orange colour with a little persistent foam; the aroma is yeasty, bready with notes of orange peel and tangerines hidden below; very soft and creamy mouthfeel, some sweetness and a very low bitterness; short fruity finish (orange) - easy and quite tasteless 4/6/5/3/10 le BALADIN SOLERA _2526_courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; like in the Argento, reminds me of maple walnut; Madeira-like; very oily palate and full-bodied, sticky, some sourish notes and with a long whisky-like finish with notes of cherries and Portwine

2004 vintage, sampled 12/2007; thanks to Laurent Mousson again - clear reddish-amber colour, aroma of cognac, caramel and alcohol; candi sugar and pear; very sweet and without carbonation; thick and oily, late and solid bitterness; moderately dry, long caramelish and fruity finish - deeply original and impressive; far better than the experimental release (3/8/6/4/15)

thanks to Laurent "SubCapt" Mousson for sharing this beer which he directly got from Theo; this beer has been madeirised by a long (1-2 years) exposition of the casks to the sun - red-brown colour, absolutely no foam; prodigiously complex nose (caramel, portwine, honey), very resinous and with an incredible sweetness, no carbonation; very long, glutinous and cloying sweetness before a big finishing alcohol kick and a lingering spiciness - very very special and original; to enjoy with lot of care (4/7/3/2/9) 4/8/7/4/16 le BALADIN WAYAN VIEILLE CUVÉE _2394_hazy pale orange colour with yeast particules floating within, fine head, aroma of orange zest, vinegar and yeast, creamy mouthfeel, touch of sourness, light to medium-bodied, long dry and fresh acidic/sour finish - far more complex than the "normal" Wayan - thanks to fiulijn 4/8/8/4/16 le BALADIN ELIXIR _2279_notes are for the final experimental batch - brewed using whisky yeast (Johnny Walker); hazy red-amber colour, giant creamy head, yeast, caramel and red fruits, very high carbonation, effervescent, very bitter and dry, very astringent, long fruity and strongly alcoholic finish - thanks to Laurent Mousson for sharing this one 4/7/7/4/14 le BALADIN MAMA KRIEK _2123_cloudy orange colour, nice creamy head, dry cherry aroma, notes of haye and yeast, very creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, very dry cherryish finish - unspectacular 4/5/5/3/11 le BALADIN ISAAC _618_cloudy white colour, no head, spicy and honey aroma, corn, full, sweet, long dry and honey aftertaste 3/8/7/4/16 le BALADIN SUPER _711_amber colour, fine head, fruity (apricot) and malty, sweet, caramel, full-bodied, long great aftertaste 4/7/8/5/16 le BALADIN SUPER SOUR EDITION _5949_courtesy of fiulijn; 2005 vintage - hazy reddish-amber beer with no foam left; sourish vinegar aroma with notes of cherry ; full-bodied and moderately carbonated; dry and long sourish aftertaste of cherries - excellent 4/9/8/4/16 le BALADIN NORA _1119_clear orange colour, fine creamy head, malty, grainy and spicy, very smooth, notes of alcohol, sweet and bitter - quite interesting 4/7/7/3/14 le BALADIN NORA SOUR EDITION 2006 _3340_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; Edition 2006 - cloudy golden-orange colour with a little persistent foam; pineapple and grapefruit, yeasty , tart and sourish; medium malt body and a lot of carbonation; the finish is very fruity and effervescent with some residual sugars 4/6/7/4/13 le BALADIN NÖEL _1644_dark brown colour, big creamy head and a nice lace, licorice, alcohol and malt aroma, some spices, sweet and full-bodied, (too much) alcohol presence, touch of sourness, long finish with reminiscence of fruits, spices and alcohol - should be more balanced (and they should learn how to write Noël...) 5/7/6/3/12 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ _5239_courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of walnut, whisky and smoked sausage, a fair but well-integrated smokiness; very oily and full-bodied, notes of Madeira and honey, Portwine-like finish with more honey and smoke - a wonderful, complex beer! 5/9/9/5/19 le BALADIN WAYAN _1807_hazy pale orange colour, the initial head quickly diminishes, very perfumy and bready nose, medium-bodied with a light fruity finish - quite artificial and without much character 3/6/6/3/12 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ ETICHETTA ARGENTO _5238_courtesy of fiulijn; 2005 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of maple walnut, pretty oxidized; very oily palate, sweet and with no carbonation; long whisky-like finish with some citrusy notes and a warming alcohol kick 4/8/8/4/17 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ ETICHETTA ORO _5237_courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; whisky-like nose with notes of grapefruit and Madeira, some red fruits too; oily and with no carbonation, quite sticky and with some sweetness; finish of red fruits, alcohol, wood and Madeira 4/8/8/4/17 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ 30 e LODE _5236_courtesy of fiulijn - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; oxidized and nutty aroma, quite whisky-like nose; no carbonation, oily and fairly sweet, sticky and very long nutty and slightly peachy aftertaste with warming alcohol notes 4/8/7/4/15 BEBA MOTOR OIL SCURA _2131_very dark brown colour with a creamy and slightly brown tainted head, toasted coffeish aroma, light to medium body, brutaly sourish and bitter, very dry bitter finish - harsh and dangerous 4/5/3/2/5 BI-DU XTREM _3598_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy dark reddish-amber colour, no foam left; aroma of herbs, mint and pepper; good malt body with a strong bitterness; quite dry herbal aftertaste with notes of cherries - very complex and deeply pleasant 4/8/8/4/17 BI-DU RODERSCH _3550_courtesy of fiulijn - hazy golden colour with a firm white head; crisp aroma of malt and peanuts; good and rounded malt body; decent bitterness and a long grassy, malty and hazelnutty finish - not really complex but terribly efficient 4/7/7/4/15 BI-DU ARTIGIAN ALE _2829_bottled, courtesy of fiulijn - dark amber-brown colour, almost no foam, aroma of apple and caramel; solid, clean malt body; late respectable bitterness with a touch of sourness; long fruity (apple, pear) finish with lingering sourish notes 3/6/7/3/13 BI-DU BLACK MAMBA _4485_courtesy of Allen - cloudy dark brown colour with a poor foam left; slightly roasted with notes of chocolate and vanilla; sweet and medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and with a late bitterness; long chocolatey finish and slightly earthy with a note of ginger 4/6/7/3/13 BIRRIFICIO BRIANZA Q RED _2456_hazy dark amber colour, little foam, strong earthy and nutty aroma, good malt body and and mouthfeel, creamy, very long earthy and caramelish finish - strong character and very well-balanced; a fantastic surprise from Italy (thanks to fiulijn for this beer !) 5/8/7/4/16 BIRRIFICIO DI COMO MALTHUS ROXANNE _2643_bottled; thanks to fiulijn - hazy reddish-amber colour with a fast disappearing foam; strong aroma of butterscotch; moderately sweet with a good malt body, some tartness and a touch of bitterness create a good balance; the finish is long with more buttery tones - original for a bock and pretty good 3/7/7/3/14 BIRRIFICIO DI COMO MALTHUS MARILYN _2645_bottled, thanks to fiulijn - hazy golden-orange colour with a little chaotic foam; buttery and biscuity notes in the nose; some tart acidity and a robust malt body; solid bitterness and a quite long very dry, malty and a little bit fruity finish - a beer with class and character 4/6/8/4/15 BIRRIFICIO DI COMO MALTHUS WEISS _2644_bottled; thanks to fiulijn - hazy golden-orange colour with a little unregular foam; moderately yeasty and a bit acidic nose; a respectable body, a bit oily and sticky but nicely balanced by some acidity; only in the aftertaste appear some fruity notes (banana and orange) 4/6/7/3/14 BIRRIFICIO DI COMO MALTHUS ALL BLACK _2461_black coloured, big creamy and slightly brown.tainted head, roasted coffeish aroma, notes of licorice and black cherries, medium-bodied, some sourness, long chocolatey and fruity aftertaste with a lingering sourness - very good and original; similar to the Mandragore from the BFM - thanks to fiulijn for this one 5/8/7/4/16 BIRRIFICIO DI COMO MALTHUS BALUBA _2474_reddish-brown colour with a big creamy head, complex aroma of nougat, rose and hazelnut, rounded and full-bodied, some sweetness, long malty and earthy finish with more nutty notes and a touch of spices - impressive and dangerously drinkable - thanks to fiulijn for this one 5/9/8/4/16 BIRRIFICIO DI PETTENASCO NATALINA _2835_2005 vintage - pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with no foam remaining; strong aroma of overmatured red fruits, some licorice and light notes of alcohol; medium to full malt body; initial sweetness but soon dominated by some sourness; the finish shows notes of apple and some residual sugars 3/5/6/3/10 BIRRIFICIO DI PETTENASCO B-PILS _2832_slightly hazy golden colour and with a little white head; herbal aroma with notes of butter and a touch of sourness; a good malt body, some sweetness before a light but disturbing sourness comes and dominates the herbal finish - too bad I've wait for so long before I pick up this bottle from fiulijn (this bottle is 2 months past the bb date which is too much in this case) 4/6/6/3/12 BIRRIFICIO ITALIANO MALT LIQUOR 2008 _3605_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark orange colour, absolutely no foam (just some big bubbles on the side of the glass); aroma of pepper and oranges; very sweet with a correct malt body and a very low carbonation; some late sourness brings some balance; sticky finish with notes of apricot, herbs and pepper; moderately dry; the relative high alcohol content is not apparent - a very confusing brew 3/7/6/3/14 BIRRIFICIO ITALIANO AMBER SHOCK L'IMPREVEDIBILE _1149_brillant dark amber colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, dark fruity and caramel aroma, robust maltiness, sweet and full, long dry, tart finish with caramel notes - well-balanced, well-made, very nice ! 5/8/7/3/14 BIRRIFICIO ITALIANO CASSISSONA _2547_bottled on 11-2003; thanks to fiulijn - very cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant and nervous foamy head which leaves a nice lacing; subtle fruity nose (berries and apples), somehting between a fruity white wine and a semi-dry champagne; very carbonated, creamy mouthfeel, sweet but balanced by an initial tartness; the finish is a bit dry and fruity (apple and, at last, blackcurrant) - a good aperitiv but nothing exceptional 4/6/6/3/13 BIRRIFICIO ITALIANO TIPOPILS _2706_1L bottle; big thanks to fiulijn ! - hazy blond colour with a little stable foam, leaving a correct lacing; the nose shows a solid herbal and flowery hoppiness; a clean and soft maltiness introduces a robust bitterness; the finish is very long and dry with a strong aromatic herbal hoppiness meeting the lingering bitterness - balanced and wonderful; I don’t think it’s possible to brew a better pils 5/8/8/5/17 CARLSBERG ITALIA SPLÜGEN ai TRE LUPPOLI _4817_canned; courtesy of fiulijn - pale and translucid golden colour with no head retention; weak and oily nose, oily again on the tongue; light to medium malt body; sweet and with a hint of bitterness; watery aftertaste with notes of paperboard - three hops? great! Now they should put the right amount in their beer 2/3/3/2/5 CARLSBERG ITALIA PORETTI BOCK CHIARRA _6153_from Coop, Domodossola - very clear amber-bronze beer under a modest foam left; vaguely flowery nose with notes of caramel; a fair malt backbone and with some sweetness; clean and rounded palate; some late tart bitterness and a long flowery and malty finish 3/6/7/3/12 CASTELLO DI UDINE RISERVA ROSSA PLANAIS _2033_clear red-amber colour with little foam, malt and red fruits in the nose with some notes of alcohol, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, sweet with a light dry bitterness before a moderate malty and alcohol finish - lacking of character 3/5/5/2/8 CASTELLO DI UDINE RISERVA ORO PLANAIS _2036_clear golden-orange colour, fine foam with big bubbles, light herbal and malty nose with notes of alcohol, oily and sweet with a medium- to full body, the finish is malty with more alcohol notes - some balance but not very interesting 2/5/6/3/10 CASTELLO DI UDINE SELEX BRÄU _2639_a grassy hoppiness is jumping into the nose at the opening of the bottle; pale yellow and incredibly clear without any foam; reconsidering the aroma, the grassy notes appears all excepting tremendous; a touch of paperboard achieves to kill my illusions; quite thin-bodied, tart and agressive bitterness before a dry and moderately malty finish 2/3/5/2/7 CENTRALE DELLA BIRRA BARBU _1117_dark brown colour, big creamy head, caramel, slightly toasted, very malty, sweet and buttery with a long caramel finish 5/7/6/3/14 CENTRALE DELLA BIRRA STRENNA _1121_pale orange colour, fine head, nice lace, malty, nutty, dry and bitter, caramel, licorice, dry finish - particular and complex 5/7/7/4/14 CITTA VECCHIA WEIZEN _1120_pale orange colour, big creamy head, deep corny aroma, slightly acid, very dry, grainy finish 5/6/6/3/13 CITTAVECCHIA S. NICOLO _1135_green-amber (?!) colour, fine head, buttery, caramel aroma with notes of blood, fresh, sweet and quite neutral flavour, short finish - a deception - this brewery, like most of the italian microbreweries, still has a long way to go 2/4/4/2/6 CROCE DI MALTO MAGNUS _5369_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy brown colour with a poor head retention; a fair caramelish malty nose, some sweetness and a fair hop presence; malty and hoppy biscuity finish 3/7/7/4/15 _6283_from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy dark blond-orange beer under a solid creamy pale beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of marzipan and flowery hops; medium to full malt backbone; pretty tasty, creamy palate and with a respectable bitterness and a long fruity and flowery, slightly spicy, finish - superb 5/8/8/4/17 CROCE DI MALTO ACERBUS _5368_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy amber colour with a little white foam left; aroma of wet corn and wort; medium-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; a gentle bitterness lasting long in a fruity and almondy finish along with some honeyish notes 4/5/6/3/12 CROCE DI MALTO TRIPLEXXX _5367_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy golden-blond colour, solid foamy white head; estery and spicy nose, fairly fruity; full-bodied and pretty tasty; a sweet malt backbone and a decent bitterness; residual sugars in a long fruity, estery and spicy finish - very nice 5/7/8/4/16 DEL VIKINGO BIRRA MELOTTI _1803_brewed with rice - light hazy golden colour, few head, grainy, fat nose, medium-bodied, slightly sour, dry and quite unpleasant finish - very poor 3/4/3/2/6 _6199_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber-orange beer; grainy nose; quite full-bodied; overcarbonated and with a raw corny finish 3/6/5/3/11 DOPPIO MALTO RUST ALE _2656_hazy red-amber colour with a fine and stable head; aroma of raspberry marmelade with notes of boiled vegetables; creamy mouthfeel and a good malt body; tart and high carbonated; astringent and dry with a very unpleasant finish - this beer is totally green, unmatured; a failure 3/3/5/2/5 DREHER ICHNUSA JENNAS _3045_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden colour, little white head; fresh grassy notes caress the nose; some sweetness; the palate is a bit rough, medium-bodied; decent bitterness and a moderate herbal finish 3/5/5/2/10 DUCATO L'ULTIMA LUNA _5376_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark coloured and with a poor foam left; biscuity and woody aroma with notes of soya and marzipan; low carbonation and oily, bitter and malty aftertaste with notes of grapefruit below; thick 4/8/7/4/15 DUCATO SALLY BROWN _5510_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - very dark brown colour with a robust creamy beige foam, nice lace; subtle aroma of malt and licorice; slightly toasted with light coffeish notes; solid and subtle carbonation; medium-bodied, some sweetness below and with a late herbal bitterness; quite dry aftertaste of licorice and chocolate - subtle and very well-made 5/7/8/4/15 DUCATO SALLY BROWN CAFFÈ BARACCO _5535_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - very dark brown almost black coloured with a little dark beige colour; nice lace; roasted aroma of mocha, vanilla and walnut, yeasty; medium-bodied, low carbonation and fairly bitter; very dry, long coffeish aftertaste, bitter and nutty - subtle 5/7/7/4/15 DUCATO VIÆMILIA _5513_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - hazy golden-yellow colour and with a long lasting white foam; correct lacing; pretty hoppy aroma with herbal and spicy notes, hints of pear and hay; medium-bodied and crisp with a fair and subtle carbonation; dry and fairly bitter, long grassy hoppy finish with some salty notes - nice and refreshing 4/7/8/4/16 DUCATO NEW MORNING _5500_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy blond-orange colour with a little persistent white foam; nice lacework; aroma of almonds, cream and peaches; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied, some initial sweetness and a decent bitterness; gently fruity and almondy hoppy finish - subtle 5/8/7/3/15 DUCATO CHIMERA _5443_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy ruby-brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; aroma of apple, biscuit and candi sugar; a high carbonation and with a good malt body; fizzy finish with notes of apples, pineapples and malt 5/7/7/4/15 DUCATO LA PRIMA LUNA _5375_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy amber-brown colour, little beige foam left; almond and hazelnut in the nose; very malty, sweet and full-bodied, moderate carbonation; fairly bitter and with a long malty biscuity and almondy finish with some apparent notes of alcohol 4/7/7/4/14 DUCATO VERDI IMPERIAL STOUT _5386_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured with a dark beige foam; coffee and black chocolate; a fair hoppiness; full-bodied and gently oily; some sweetness and a robust bitterness; a solid sharpness from the chili; long hot spicy chocolatey finish, long lasting - a beauty 5/8/9/4/17 DUCATO A.F.O. _5446_from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy golden-amber colour with a persistent pale beige foam; a charming hoppy aroma with notes of apricot, cream and undefined spices; medium-bodied and gently sticky, a fair bitterness and a long hoppy finish of red fruits and cream - subtle and very well-made 4/7/8/4/15 FORST SIXTUS DOPPELBOCK _620_reddish in colour, big head, black chocolate aroma and taste, bitter aftertaste 4/8/7/4/15 FORST PREMIUM _2035_clear and pale golden colour with little foam, paperboard-like aroma, sweet and slightly tart with a dry carton-like finish - bad 2/3/4/2/6 GRADO PLATO SPOON RIVER AMBER _5407_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber colour with a modest foam left; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of almonds; moderate carbonation and a very rounded palate; some bitterness and notes of tea and flowery hops in the finish - subtle and balanced 4/7/7/4/14 GRADO PLATO LOLITA _6179_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy copper-amber colour with a beige foam left; dusty malty nose with notes of caramel; a solid sweetness and a robust malt backbone; a late bitterness and a long malty caramelish and flowery finish along with lot of residual sugars and a warming alcohol touch - not bad though quite unbalanced 3/6/7/4/15 GRADO PLATO NANORÒ _6178_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy pale golden-yellow beer with a persistent white foam; corny and honeyish aroma; slightly high carbonation and medium-bodied; pretty tasty and dry; a decent long lasting bitterness; slightly perfumy finish with fruity, estery and corny notes - subtle and well-made 4/7/8/4/16 GRADO PLATO SVEVA _5815_from erzbierschof.ch - very slightly hazy blond colour with a little white foam left; aroma of peanuts and dust; medium and rounded malt body; moderate carbonation and pretty tasty, a late very respectable bitterness, very dry and long bitter aromatic hoppy finish with notes of herbs and peanuts 4/6/8/4/15 GRADO PLATO CHOCARRUBICA _5409_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured with a poor head retention; pretty oily nose with notes of black chocolate, vanilla and anise; quite roasted; thick and oily; some sharp late bitterness, residual sweetness with long chocolatey and cocoa notes - a wonderful dessert beer 4/9/8/4/17 GRADO PLATO WEIZENTEA _5915_from erzbierschof.ch - hazy blond beer with no foam left; aroma of green tea, banana and some spices; quite low carbonation and medium malt backbone; more sweetness and a light herbal bitterness; long aftertaste of tea, grapefruit and herbs - refreshing and pretty nice 3/7/6/3/13 GRADO PLATO STRADE S. FELICE _5408_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear amber colour with a modest foam left; fair aroma of chestnut and hazelnuts along with some biscuity maltiness; full-bodied, lsightly smokey; pretty sweet with a light bitterness; very long chestnutty finish - wonderful 4/8/8/5/17 HEINEKEN ITALY DREHER _5194_from Bier-Bienne - clear and pale golden-yellow colour, poor chaotic foam left; apart light buttery notes nothing comes out of the aroma; tasteless and poor malt backbone, no bitterness and a short aftertaste of ... nothing! - wtf ?!? 2/2/2/2/3 HEINEKEN ITALY FREE AGLUT _1905_a glutin free beer, great ! :-) - hazy pale orange colour, almost no foam, aroma of medicinal herbs mixed with paperboard, sweet and slightly acidic, dry finish of bad tea - undrinkable 2/3/2/2/4 _6226_courtesy of Anna Casablanca - cloudy dark amber-orange colour under a solid pale beige foam left; nice lace; a solid hoppy aroma with notes of almonds and earth; medium to full malt backbone; a fair astringency and a solid bitterness; long earthy and very aromatic bitter hoppy finish - very nice beer 5/7/8/4/16 _6230_courtesy of Anna Casablanca - cloudy copper-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; aroma of chestnuts and yeast; velvety palate and quite full-bodied; some sweetness and a late spicy tartness; long malty and spicy nutty finish; earthy 4/6/7/3/14 ICHNUSA _780_courtesy of David Hofmann - pale and clear golden colour with a white elusive foam; aroma of plastic, butter and grass; thin-bodied and pretty tasteless, a hint of bitterness and a quite dry finish; shy herbal notes in the finish - barely acceptable 3/3/4/2/7 I.N.P. CENTURY BEER PILSENER _758_looks like a cheap mainstream beer brewed for a supermarket - clear golden colour with a nice foamy head and a nice lace, grainy and metallic hoppiness, sweet and medium-bodied with a dry and aggressiv grainy finish - very dubious 3/3/4/2/6 I.N.P. NEPTUN KRONE PILSNER _1654_clear golden colour, few head, malty, deep grassy nose, full-bodied, oily with a strong bitter and dry finish - this is a good pils 4/6/7/3/13 I.N.P. SAINT LOUIS LAGER _2001_clear golden colour, fine head, nice lacing, simple and unimpressive paperboard nose, light-bodied, and tart with a dry and unpleasant plastic-like finish 3/4/3/2/5 KARMA CUBULTERIA _5400_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden-yellow colour with a collapsing white head; estery and slightly spicy aroma; pretty tasty and high but subtle carbonation; a pronounced bitterness and a long fruity hoppy finish with more estery notes 3/7/6/3/13 KARMA CARMINIA _6181_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a modest head retention; dusty and flowery hoppy aroma; low carbonation and quite thin-bodied; slightly dry and short dusty and earthy flowery hoppy finish - unclean and dubious 2/6/4/2/8 KARMA NIGERIA _6182_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - very dark brown beer, cloudy and with no head retention; some spicy notes with aroma of licorice, black chocolate and ashes; moderate carbonation and body; no bitternes and a moderately long aftertaste of cocoa 3/7/6/3/12 KARMA RADICA _6180_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber-brown beer with a modest head retention; a subtle herbal aroma; low carbonation and not really tasty; short flowery and herbal finish - unconvincing 2/5/5/2/9 la GASTALDIA WEISSBRAU MÜLLER SHILA _5543_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy reddish-amber colour with no foam left; slightly smokey with notes of prune, caramel and apple; sweet and fizzy, medium to full-bodied; a late tartness and a low bitterness if any; residual sweetness and long fruity notes with hints of smoke and vanilla; tasty and slightly sticky palate 4/7/8/4/16 la GASTALDIA AMERICAN PALE ALE _5554_from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - cloudy dark amber coloured; solid beige foam; decently hoppy with notes of orange peels and apricots; medium-bodied, a solid biting bitterness; creamy and long hoppy fruity finish, very dry 5/7/8/4/16 LAMBRATE DOMM _1115_pale orange colour, fine head, nice lace, grainy aroma, full and sweet with a dry finish - lacking of character 5/6/5/3/10 LAMBRATE BRICÒLA _3934_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark brown colour with a beige foam; phenolic aroma, smokey with notes of meat and honey; lot of carbonation, tart and with a robust malt body; some sweetness hidden below; very dry and bitter, a touch of sourness and a long malty spicy finish (cardamom?) - very confusing 4/5/6/3/12 LAMBRATE BRIGHELLA _3935_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pale amber-bronze colour with a little persistent foam; phenolic with notes of oranges, lot of carbonation; strong sweetness and a strong malt body, tart and solidly bitter; fruity and malty finish with a spicy touch - I don't like this yeast 4/5/6/2/8 LAMBRATE GHISA _1116_dark colour, big creamy black tainted head, smokey, coffee aroma, dry with a bitter finish 5/7/6/3/12 LAMBRATE IMPERIAL GHISA _5401_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pitch black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; a solid but well-integrated smokiness; hints of bacon and vanilla, very complex; quite sweet initially, full-bodied, thick and very oily, very bitter and long coffeish smokey finish - beautiful 5/8/8/4/17 LAMBRATE LIGÈRA _5366_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy blond colour, little white foam; gently grapefruity hoppy finish; medium-bodied, some astringency and with a long grapefruity reminiscence and a solid hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/16 LAMBRATE PORPORA _5365_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - translucid reddish-amber colour, modest head retention; aroma of red fruits and caramel; full-bodied and with a chewy malt palate; sweet and fairly bitter, quite dry with a long bitter hoppy fruity finish and some notes of apparent alcohol 4/7/7/3/13 LAMBRATE SANT AMBROEUS _5956_from erzbierschif.ch - cloudy amber-orange beer under a huge creamy pale beige foam; superb lace; aroma of yeast, cinnamon, apricot and peaches; juicy palate and medium-bodied; the sweetness dominate with just a late orange-ish bitterness/sourness to bring some balance; the finish is peachy with residual sugars and more notes of cinnamon 4/7/6/3/12 LAMBRATE URTIGA _5374_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a poor head retention; citrus and grapefruit in the nose; medium-bodied, some acidity and astringency, bitter and fruity aftertaste 3/6/6/3/11 L'OLMAIA LA 9 _4455_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of caramel and butter; medium to full malt body; some sweetness, creamy mouthfeel with a touch of acidity; long caramelish aftertaste with a floral touch 4/6/6/3/13 L'OLMAIA BK _5364_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured and with a solid foamy beige head; roasted aroma of ashes, medium to full-bodied, fairly bitter and with a long chocolatey and roasted finish of ashes with a strong hop presence 5/7/8/4/16 L'OLMAIA LA 5 _5363_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy dark golden colour; some fresh hoppiness, medium-bodied, fairly bitter and with a long lingering flowery hoppy presence - subtle and with lot of class 4/7/7/4/16 l'OLMAIA PVK _5362_@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a hazy yellow beer with a little white foam; solid spicy aroma where notes of cardamom dominate; acidic and medium-bodied, high carbonated and with a long spicy finish - fresh 4/6/6/3/13 LOVERBEER MARCHÈ'L RE _6069_courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - dark black beer with a dark beige foam; robust aroma of gentian, dark coffee, ginger; some shy initial sweetness; thick, a very raw bitterness, burnt rubber and long notes of gentian - hard to drink and not really enjoyable 4/6/4/2/7 LOVERBEER BEERBERA _6068_courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - gusher ... ruby-brown beer, poor head retention; black cherries, grape and alcohol notes; some sweetness, medium-bodied, dry and fairly sourish, very tasty; long sourish aftertaste of grape and cherries, prunes - great ! 4/9/8/5/18 LOVERBEER MADAMIN _6067_courtesy of the Erzbierschofs; 2009 vintage - hazy brown beer with a odest head retention; sourish nose of cherries, vinegar, grassy; highly carbonated, some sweeteness and very dry, medium-bodied, pretty sourish with long complex fruity notes 4/9/7/4/17 MENABREA 150o ANNIVERSARIO _621_transparent golden colour, fine head, medium hopped, creamy, slightly dry in the finish 5/6/5/3/12 MENABREA EDEL EXPORT _617_low on hops, quite malty, dry and disgusting aftertaste - drink it very cold ! 3/4/4/2/7 MENABREA EXPORT LAGER _388_light golden colour, few head, floral hop aroma, sweet with a dry finish 3/6/5/3/11 MENABREA PALMBRÄU PREMIUM _619_golden colour, not much hop, easy, sweet with a dry finish 4/4/5/3/10 MENABREA 150o ANNIVERSARIO AMBRATA _1651_clear dark amber colour, few foam, estery, malty aroma, tart, decent malt body, reasonable bitterness, long malty and slightly fruity finish - this beer has a pleasant subtility 4/7/5/3/13 MORETTI BAFFO D'ORO _2032_clear bright golden colour, nice foam, moderate aromatic hoppiness, floral, very malty with a slightly dry and somehow unpleasant finish 4/5/6/2/9 Moretti Sans Souci _168_golden colour, smooth with some bitterness, well hopped 4/6/6/3/12 MORETTI SANS SOUCI EXPORT _2154_pours a very clear and very pale golden colour, moderate foam with big bubbles collapsing quickly, some corn and paperboard in the nose, tart and sweet, quite oily, medium-bodied, dry watery finish - lousy stuff 2/3/3/2/6 MORETTI SANS SOUCI ICE _2040_clear pale golden colour with little and chaotic foam, aroma of butter and plastic, sweet and deeply flavourless, neutral finish - after this beautiful example of beer castration, I’m not really "sans souci" ... 2/3/3/2/4 MORETTI PILSENER _1368_clear golden colour, fine head, fruity and hoppy, good malt body, slightly tart, long bitter, malty finish 4/6/6/3/13 MORETTI DOPPIO MALTO _1834_light hazy yellow with few foam, orange and alcohol in the nose, lot of carbonation, very sweet, the finish is oily, quite heavy and sugary with reminiscent notes of alcohol - an acceptable malt liquor (although the brewery calls it a dopplebock) 4/6/5/2/8 OFFICINA DELLA BIRRA LA SPECIALE DELL' OFFICINA _1824_dark bordeaux colour, very foamy head, light aroma of smoked salami, overcarbonated, astringent, acidic with a late dry bitterness, the finish is tart, very dry with notes of banana and diacetyl - I don't know what it's supposed to be but this is a beer full of mistakes 3/4/3/2/4 OPPERBACCO 10e LODE EXTRA VECCHIO _5161_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy ruby-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; the aroma is fairly smokey showing notes of tobacco pretty well integrated within notes of prunes and melons; full-bodied and very sweet, juicy palate, no bitterness worth mentioning and a long aftertaste of red fruits, tobacco and cane sugar 4/9/7/4/16 ORSO VERDE CHIARA _2502_dark orange colour, fine head and a nice lace, aroma of tangerine, melon and candi sugar, moderately sweet, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, dry malty and fruity aftertaste 5/7/6/3/14 ORSO VERDE CHIARA DOPPIO MALTO _2510_cloudy dark reddish-amber colour, big creamy and slightly pinkish head with big bubbles, a lot of caramel and candi sugar in the nose, some notes of orange; strats a bit acidic and tart, the high carbonation hides the sweetness quite well before an explosive bitterness, the finish is long, dry and malty with lingering notes of caramel sugars 3/6/7/4/14 ORSO VERDE AMARANTA _2504_hazy dark brown colour, big creamy, firm head and a nice lacing, malty and biscuity aroma, notes of nougat, good malt body, very creamy mouthfeel, some sourness/bitterness, long malty and cookie-like finish - impressive and delicious thanks to fiulijn for this one 5/7/7/4/16 PANIL AMBRÉ _2470_hazy amber-brown colour with tons of yeast particules floating in, little foam, aroma of vanilla and bread, some caramelish tones too, reasonable malt body, quite sweet, more vanilla and some residual sweetness in the finish 3/6/7/3/12 PANIL DIVINA _3367_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a fully cloudy lactic-orange colour with a little but persistent white foam; acidic nose, aroma of vinegar, cheese and fruits (tangerines, pineapple and litchi); initially tart and acidic with a moderate malt body, low carbonation and a late creamy palate; the finish is fairly dry with more acidic vinegar and fruity notes - complex and interesting 4/8/6/3/14 PANIL BARRIQUÉE _2383_reddish-brown colour, big creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, nice lacing, prodigiously complex aroma: wood, hazelnuts, touch of vinegar, olive and bread; high carbonation, robust malt body, strong and rich acidity, the finish is dry and sour showing some more woody and dark fruity notes - thanks to fiulijn for this mind blowing beer ! 5/9/9/5/18 PANIL BARRIQUÉE (MILD) _3292_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy brown colour with a little foam; aroma of cherry, light notes of vinegar with yeasty notes; medium to full malt body; sweet, fizzy and moderately dry; very fruity, yeasty and long finish 4/7/7/4/14 PANIL BLANCHE _4523_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy lactic-orange colour under a persistent white foam; fair but not overwhelming aroma of orange peels and coriander; robust but subtle carbonation, some sweetness balanced by a tart acidity, thin to medium malt backbone; very dry and fizzy finish with notes of coriander and citrus - subtle and refreshing 5/7/7/4/15 PANIL BARRIQUÉE (SOUR) (EUROPEAN VERSION) _3293_courtesy of Papsoe - cloudy brown colour with a stable beige foam; sourish aroma of apple and vinegar, hay and yeast; initially sweet but soon comes a solid sourness; quite full-bodied, fair and regular carbonation with a long fruity, sourish aftertaste 4/9/8/4/16 PANIL ENHANCED _2500_Bottled, 9.2% version, thanks to fiulijn - slightly hazy peach colour, no foam, yeasty aroma with notes of candi sugar and diacetyl, strong malt body, very bitter, long dry bitter citruy finish 3/7/8/3/14 _6391_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark blond.orange beer with a solid long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; deep aroma of cheese and barnyard; medium-bodied and gently acidic; some sweetness below, juicy palate; lingering acidity in a fruity and cheesy finish 4/7/6/4/14 PASTURANA FILO FORTE _5017_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear blond-orange colour with a modest foam left; very estery nose, perfumy with notes of pear; sweet and slightly acidic, medium to full-bodied; residual sugars and fruity tones with light notes of solvent 4/7/6/3/13 PEDAVENA PEDAVENA _6151_from Coop, Domodossola - translucide and bright golden beer with no head retention; cheap grassy tones and notes of urin; tart and medium-bodied, a fair carbonation; quite dry with some aggressive bitterness; grassy raw finish - unpleasant 3/4/3/2/6 PERONI GRAN RISERVA _756_unusual transparent orange colour, few head, toffy aroma, medium malt character - quite thin for a doppelbock 2/6/6/3/11 PERONI NASTRO AZZURO EXPORT _1314_clear pale yellow colour, few head, medium hopped, full-bodied with a slightly dry finish - average 3/5/5/3/10 _6451_canned; from Coop in Domodossola - clear golden beer with no head retention; aroma of urin and overriped yellow fruits; medium-bodied and slightly tart; some sharp bitterness and a quite dry corny finish - deeply modest 2/3/4/2/6 LA PETROGNOLA AMBRATE DI FARRO _3060_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour, nice persistent head; very hoppy, perfumy nose, citrusy; low carbonation and a soft mouthfeel; a bit sweet and resinous, moderate bitterness; long hoppy, fruity finish - complex and atypical 4/7/6/3/14 PORETTI PREMIUM _2156_very clear and very pale golden colour, little foam which quickly disappears, corn and paperboard in the nose, sweet and watery, slightly tart, dry and a little bit astringent - welcome to the dark side of italian beers ! 2/3/3/2/6 PORETTI SPLÜGEN QUINTO _1747_hazy orange colour, few foam, grain and peanuts aroma, light fruity notes, medium-bodied, sweet and dry with a light bitterness - not bad (6/4/6/3/12) / I'm quite surprised that this is the same beer as the swiss one. 4/6/6/3/12 PORETTI BOCK 1877 ROSSA _1748_clear amber colour, few foam, light red fruit and licorice aroma, sweet and sparkling, slightly tart, the finish is dry and quite thin with some notes of alcohol and caramel - no character 3/4/4/3/7 PRINZ BRÄU LAGER _757_golden colour, fine head, few hop aroma, flat, slgithly sour, very unpleasant finish 4/3/3/1/5 REVELATION CAT FREEZE THE PENGUIN _5263_courtesy of fiulijn (hand-bottled) - cloudy bordeaux-brown colour with no foam left; solid aroma of prune, licorice, chocolate and alcohol; very low carbonation and a full malt backbone; sweet and very sticky, solidly bitter with long notes of licorice, cherries and prune; rum-like finish - a strong alcohol presence 4/8/8/4/16 ROME BREWING STARBESS STRONG ALE _2272_reddish colour, fine little foam, lactic and caramel aroma, sweet and full-bodied, sour and very bitter, dry bitter finish - something's went wrong here 5/5/4/3/8 ROME BREWING PIONEER PALE ALE _2271_hazy orange colour, big creamy head with a nice lacing, strong apricoty hoppiness, a bit perfumy and floral, medium-bodied, a light sourness followed by a robust bitterness, dry long and very bitter fruity finish - unfortunately slightly infected (thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one) 5/7/5/3/13 SAN BIAGIO GAUDENS _1110_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden-yellow beer with no foam left; shy unclean herbal hoppiness; medium-bodied and with a decent herbal bittereness; dry and bitter herbal finish - straight and not really complex 3/7/6/3/13 SAN BIAGIO AMBAR _1111_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber-brown beer with no head retention; aroma of caramel and nougat; sweet and quite full-bodied; long flowery and caramelish finish with a fair hop presence 3/7/8/4/15 SAN BIAGIO VERBUM _6183_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - quite clear pale golden beer; poor head left; estery and corny with notes of banana in the background; slightly sticky and chewy palate; medium-bodied with a gentle acidity; the finish is perfumy and fruity, citrusy - very interesting 4/7/7/4/15 SAN BIAGIO MONASTA _3570_Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy amber beer; decent flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; medium-bodied, some sweetness and gently sticky; honeyish and flowery hoppy finish 4/7/8/4/15 SAN QUIRICO IRIS _4451_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - cloudy orange colour with a chaotic foam left; aroma of dry apricots and dust; very moderate malt body, quite long fruity (oranges) finish with lingering yeasty notes 4/7/6/3/13 SCARAMPOLA IPA (ITALIAN PALE PALE) _3853_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy reddish-orange colour with a persistent pale beige foam; nice lace; aroma of lichies and cream; notes of grapefruit too; some sweetness dominates, medium-bodied, soft palate, moderate sweetish fruity aftertaste - yes, the "I" really doesn't stand for India 4/6/6/3/13 SORA 'LAMA' VIN D'ORZ _1660_cloudy, dirty brown colour with absolutely no foam, strong licorice and alcohol aroma with malts and some dark fruits in the background, earthy, overcarbonated, tart, very sweet, dry bitter, malty and alcohol finish, sugary 2/7/2/2/6 SORA 'LAMA' SLURP! _4896_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a dark and cloudy orange colour with a little beige foam left; very yeasty aroma with notes of oranges; quite high carbonation and with a medium malt body; solid bitterness and a very yeasty, light fruity finish - not terrible 3/5/5/2/9 SORA 'LAMA' MMM! _3930_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black with a beige foam; roasted and lactic nose; overcarbonated and acidic; light-bodied; aftertaste of milk coffee with more acidic notes - infected 4/4/2/2/4 STAZIONE BIRRA GLADIATORE BIO HELL _1161_cloudy pale orange colour, few head, fresh and buttery, light citrusy, sweet balanced by some acidity, short finish - quite a free interpretation of a pils 4/6/5/2/11 _6207_courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy blond-orange colour with a little foam left; estery with notes of citrus, grapefruit and candy sugar, decently hoppy, medium-bodied; sharp carbonation, finishes a bit short and quite dry; long estery and fruity finish 4/7/6/3/14 TOCCALMATTO SURFING HOP IMPERIAL IPA _4229_re-rated 11/2009, courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark amber-brown colour with a quite elusive beige foam; aroma of rose hip, resiney and piney hoppiness; quite creamy mouthfeel and full-bodied with a solid bitterness; long finish of peanut butter and piney hops

courtesy of fiulijn (04/2009) - hazy dark brown colour with a chaotic beige foam; powerful nose, aroma of blackcurrant, apples and solvent; sticky and full-bodied, very sweet in the front with a solid bitterness; malty and robustly hoppy fruity aftertaste - very interesting but probably too young (4/7/8/4/15) 4/7/8/4/15 TOCCALMATTO SIBILLA _6108_from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy orange in colour and with a solid white foam left; light notes of bretts with fair notes of yellow fruits; medium to full malt body, gently sour/acidic; slightly dry with more notes of bretts and pineapple 4/7/7/4/14 TOCCALMATTO RE HOP _5943_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy blond dark beer with a little white foam left; fresh herbal and slightly fruity hoppiness; notes of lemongrass; medium-bodied and very dry and bitter; long bitter herbal and fruity hoppy finish with light almondy tones - subtle and refreshing 4/7/7/4/15 TOCCALMATTO CAFÈ RACER _6076_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black beer with a little beige foam left; roasted aroma of milk coffee, vanilla; very tart and highly carbonated; some sweetness below and with a moderate malt backbone; very tart and quite bitter aftertaste of citrus, coffee and licorice - not easy to drink 4/6/6/3/13 _6388_from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy very dark brown beer with a poor head retention; aroma of smoked bacon, tar and licorice; medium-bodied and tart with a robust carbonation; some sweetness and a tart bitterness; long smokey aftertaste of ashes and tar 4/7/7/3/14 TOCCALMATTO STRAY DOG _5889_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark reddish-orange beer, little foam left; resiney hoppiness, very aromatic; moderate malt body; fair but not overwhelming bitterness; very long herbal and resiney hoppy finish 4/7/7/4/15 _6562_from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer under a persistent white foam; aroma of butter and banana with notes of lemon zest and raisin underneath; buttery mouthfeel, fat and creamy; medium-bodied, sweet; creamy finish, slightly dry with lingering notes of grapes - nothing to dream about 4/7/6/3/12 WISMAR 'ATOR _3616_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with a foamy pale beige head; solid caramelish aroma tih flowery notes; the relative strong alcohol content is not apparent; solid malt body, thick and very sweet with some late bitterness; long malty and caramelish aftertaste with a late alcohol kick 4/7/6/3/13 WISMAR PILS _3542_courtesy of fiulijn - slightly hazy golden-blond colour with an irregular white foam; shy herbal notes, medium-bodied and with a moderate bitterness; quite long herbal finish - well-executed but nothing original and exciting 3/5/6/3/12 WISMAR WISBOCK _2711_cloudy red-amber colour, little beige foam; the nose shows just some caramelish notes; sweet with a decent malt body; decent bitterness; short and moderately malty finish - easy and without character 3/6/6/3/11 WISMAR HELLES _3540_courtesy of fiulijn - pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a fine and stable white foam; gently grassy aroma; medium-bodied and slightly oily, moderate tart bitterness, slightly dry herbal aftertaste - classical 3/6/6/3/12 WISMAR FEST _2710_slightly hazy amber colour with a little, stable but unregular foam; a hint of cookie maltiness and a flowery touch in the nose; medium-bodied and a little bit oily; quite on the sweet side; moderate maltiness in a quite short and boring aftertaste - not bad but inoffensive and terribly boring 4/5/6/2/11 Wührer Pilsener _1303_clear pale yellow colour, no head, no aroma, flat and watery - tragic 2/3/3/2/6 Ivory Coast =========== SOLIBRA FLAG SPECIALE _2918_clear and pale golden colour, little chaotic foam; fresh aroma of paper with a lemony touch; effervescent, medium-bodied at best; clean palate; quite sweet, low (if any) bitterness; lot of residual sugars in the finish - drinkable 3/4/5/2/9 Jamaica ======= BIG CITY REAL ROCK PREMIUM _1854_transparent golden colour, the initial foam quickly disappears, some aromatic hops give it a buttery nose, the body is light and crip with a short dry finish - very forgettable 2/6/4/2/8 DESNOES & GEDDES RED STRIPE _997_the beer labels are sometimes filled with very funny things, like for this one where one can read: "One of the World's Greatest Beers" - hmmm ..., ok let's see: it has a pale yellow colour with very few foam, some malt in the nose, oily with a very short finish which gives an undefinable and unpleasant flavour in the mouth. Wonder what "Greatest" means in Jamaica ? 2/4/4/2/7 Japan ===== ASAHI SUPER DRY _1319_clear pale golden colour, fine head, nice lace, medium hop aroma, full-bodied, grainy, sweet and slightly dry - modest 4/4/5/3/11 HAKUSEKIKAN CRYSTAL ALE _4347_courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a cloudy orange colour with a white firm foam; yeasty and estery nose with fruity touches (peaches and oranges) and notes of alcohol underneath; full-bodied and very sweet; oily, low bitterness and a long sweetish fruity finish with long warming alcohol notes - lacking of complexity 4/7/6/3/14 HYOUKO YASHIKI NO MORI SWAN LAKE AMBER SWAN ALE _4314_courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear amber colour with a solid pale beige foam; flowery aroma with notes of vanilla and caramel; good malt body, some sweetness balanced by a fair bitterness, quite tasty palate, long hoppy finish, slightly fruity and toasted - very interesting, rich and balanced 5/7/7/4/14 ISEKADOYA BROWN ALE _4353_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear and bright reddish-brown colour with a persistent and solid beige foam; nice lacing; solid flowery hoppiness with a touch of chocolate underneath; notes of mango too; medium-bodied and quite soft palate; very bitter and with a very long flowery hoppy finish 5/8/8/4/17 KIRIN ICHIBAN _5035_canned - clear pale blond colour with a little head retention; aroma of rice and nothing else; the palate is gently oily and it has a moderate malt backbone, quite sweet and with a shy bitterness; notes of malt and rice in the finish 3/4/5/2/8 Kirin Premium Lager _169_dry, flat taste 3/6/4/2/9 MINOH BEER BELGIUM LAMBIC _4674_courtesy of Pascal Sauser; labelled Belgium Lambic" ?! - dark black coloured with a fast collapsing foam; some roasted malts, notes of acetone, lactic; quite sweet and medium to full-bodied, some late sourness; notes of banana and licorice in the finish - I wonder what "lambic" means in Japanese ?!? Anyway this is a chaotic beer, unusual but not bad at all 3/6/6/3/13 NIKKO NIKKO BEER (AMBER) _4053_courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy reddish-orange colour with a firm off-white foam; the nose is slightly madereized and shows some notes of almonds and flowers; creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied; quite highly carbonated and with a short grainy and honeyish finish - weird 4/6/5/3/11 SAPPORO YEBISU PREMIUM _2300_clear bright golden colour, almost no foam, corny aroma, oily with a robust malt body, dry and tart slightly bitter finish - unspectacular 3/3/6/2/9 SAPPORO PREMIUM LAGER _885_transparent golden colour, few head, almost no aroma, watery and flat with a long, unpleasant, dry finish 3/3/3/2/5 Sapporo Imported Black Stout Draft _170_black colour, few foam, slightly roasty, caramel flavor 3/6/8/4/14 GINGA KOGEN STOUT _361_dark colour, toasted, smooth, slightly bitter 4/7/6/4/13 TAMAMURA-HONTEN HOUSE IPA _4675_courtesy of Laurent Mousson -orange colour with an elusive foam; fair aroma of blood oranges and grapefruit; medium-bodied and solidly bitter; long hoppy aftertaste of tangerines; dry - very interesting 4/7/8/4/15 Jersey ====== ANN STREET MARY ANN BEST BITTER _876_dark amber colour, nice head, licorice aroma, slightly smokey, light bodied with a faint bitterness, dry and short finish 4/5/4/2/8 Jordan ====== GENERAL INVESTMENT COMPANY PETRA BEER 8% _3855_courtesy of Marc Elsborg; canned - pours a clear bronze colour with a fast collapsing white head; aroma of peach and alcohol with a touch of phenol; very sweet and oily, medium-bodied, no bitterness and a corny fruity finish - the 8% are well-hidden 2/3/3/2/5 NEW AGE BEVERAGES ROCKERS ORIGINAL _4808_courtesy of the King of NA beers: mister fiulijn! - very pale and clear golden colour with no foam left; aroma of boiled corns, fizzy and thin-bodied; very watery finish; no bitterness nor taste - except for the notes of boiled corns, this is impressively close to water 2/2/2/2/4 Kazakhstan ========== EFES KARAGANDA SHAKHTERSKOE SIRASI PIVO _5753_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear deep golden colour with no head retention; shows an oily grassy aroma with notes of old apples; medium-bodied and sweet, some tartness, slightly dry corny finish with more light notes of apples - ahhh: the old soviet brewing quality is still alive ! 2/3/3/2/6 KARAGANDINSKOE TRADITSIONNOE _589_deep golden colour, big head, decent hop aroma, clean and smooth with a slight cheese aftertaste 4/6/5/3/11 Kenya ===== KENYA TUSKER LAGER _2260_I had this one the first time in Kenya back in 1992 (no notes taken) and finally got the possibility to drink it again - clear bright golden colour, little unregular foam, light aromatic hoppiness, sweet and with a thin body, the finish is short and flat - tasted better in the Masai Mara between elephants and lions ... 3/4/4/2/8 Kosovo ====== PECKA PIVARA BIRRË E PEJËS PILSNER _2582_bottled; thanks to Arben Haziri - clear golden-bronze colour with a little foam; a light aromatic hoppiness and notes of wet paperboard are terms which can be used to describe the aroma; the tartness, due to a high carbonation, is partially hiding the sweetness; a bit oily and a medium body; the finish is moderately malty with a very low bitterness 4/4/5/2/9 BIRRA PEJA PEJA PREMIUM _5169_courtesy of Arben Haziri - clear and bright pale golden colour under a solid and long lasting creamy white foam; aroma of corn and solvent; sweet and medium-bodied with a subtle carbonation; long corny finish with light herbal notes 4/3/4/2/7 BIRRA PEJA PEJA PILSNER _4115_bottled; thanks to Arben Haziri - clear golden colour under a foamy white foam; beautiful lace; some flowery hoppiness with malty tones; mediumb-bodied and slightly bitter, long herbal and quite malty finish 4/6/6/3/12 Laos ==== LAO BEER LAO LAGER _171_sweet, easy to drink ... 3/5/5/2/10 _6436_courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear brown beer under a solid and long lasting pale beige foam; very buttery aroma with notes of caramel and cola; sweet and medium-bodied; initially velvety mouthfeel but with a late earthy tartness; dry aftertaste of butterscotch and vegetables - cloying and unpleasant 3/4/3/2/5 Latvia ====== ALUS ALDARIS PORTERIS _3016_courtesy of oh6gdx - very dark, almost black colour, little unbalanced foam but leaving a nice lace; slightly toasted nose showing some licorice and cocoa; robust malt body, very tasty palate; some sweetness balanced by a fair bitterness and an even stronger saltiness; aftertaste of black chocolate, cocoa and more salty notes - deeply interesting 4/8/7/4/15 Alus Aldaris Zelta _172_amber colour, fruity aroma, well structured, bitter but a little bit simple flavor 4/7/6/4/14 _6395_courtesy of Per - pours a clear amber beer under a little beige foam left; the nose is dusty and herbal, medicinal; moderate malt backbone and a low carbonation; short and dry herbal and slightly vegetable-like finish - dubious 3/4/4/2/7 Lithuania ========= AVILYS LITHUANIAN CHRISTMAS HONEY-BEER _1902_dark orange colour, nice creamy head, fat honeyish aroma, malty and vinous, smooth with an initial sweetness followed by a bitter-acid finish in a long honeyish aftertaste - balanced and well-made 5/7/7/4/15 SVYTURYS BALTIJOS _3040_courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy reddish-amber colour under a little beige foam; very herbal nose with notes of roses; medium to full malt body, a decent dry bitterness and a long herbal finish - well-balanced and well-made 4/6/7/3/13 UTENOS PORTER _3027_courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a dark brown colour with a reddish hue; solid but irregular beige head and a persistent lace; toasted aroma of black chocolate; very sweet and medium-bodied; aftertaste of butterscotch with a touch of alcohol; lot of residual sweetness - not exciting at all 3/6/5/2/11 Lesotho ======= MALUTI MOUNTAIN MALUTI PREMIUM LAGER _2802_courtesy of Per Samuelsson - slightly hazy pale golden colour under a creamy white head leaving a nice lace; shy grassy notes is all the aroma can propose; sweet, unconvincing malt character (adjuncts ?); short aftertaste of paper and herbs - just acceptable 4/4/4/2/7 Liechtenstein ============= LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS DUNKEL'S _4871_from SBJ 2010, thanks to Alex Künzle - clear and pale amber-brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; nice lacework; gently toasted malty aroma with notes of biscuits; good malt body and decently tasty; a shy bitterness and a quite long toasted malty and biscuity finish - well-brewed but not really exciting 4/6/7/3/13 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS HELL'S _3536_translucide and bright golden colour with a solid white foam; moderate oily grassy aroma with notes of popcorn; good malt body, solid and regular carbonation; decent bitterness before a dry herbal and malty finish 4/5/6/3/12 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS KRONA _6005_canned from Coop Neuchâtel Maladière - clear and pale golden-yellow beer with a moderate head retention; grainy and slightly buttery nose; poor malt backbone and almost without bitterness; slightly dry and very short corny finish - this brewery is able to do better and I find it regrettable they try to "conquer" the Swiss market with such poor stuff 3/4/3/2/6 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS MALBU-BOCK _4878_SBJ 2010 - clear amber-brown colour with a little beige foam left; malty nose with notes of caramel and red fruits marmalade; medium to full malt backbone, sweet and fairly tasty, long malty and caramelish finish - a good balance; good beer 4/7/7/3/14 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS NARRA-BIAR _4873_from SBJ 2010, thanks to Alex Künzle - clear golden colour with a poor head retention; light fruity touch in a subtle and charming aroma; medium-bodied and with a herbal tart bitterness; lingering fruity finish - pleasant and very Kölschy indeed 3/7/6/3/14 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS WEIZA _3533_cloudy dark orange colour with a good head retention; gentle lingering banana aroma with a touch of hay and undefined spicy notes; solid carbonation composed of fine bubbles; medium-bodied; the finish is relatively short, effervescent and with notes of banana and corn - a balanced and pleasant weizen 4/7/6/3/13 PRINZENBRÄU ALT _5714_from their webshop - pours a hazy copper-amber colour with a persistent beige foam; fairly earthy aroma with notes of orange peels; quite thin-bodied and with a pretty harsh bitterness, quite dry earthy finish with lingering fruity tones in the background - interesting 4/7/6/3/12 PRINZENBRÄU NATURBLOND _5735_from their webshop - pours a cloudy deep orange colour with a fair white foam left; the aroma is dusty with some esters and herbal notes; a high carbonation and a medium malt backbone, lively and pretty tasty palate; a decent bitterness and a fizzy dry gently fruity finish with light notes of hay - nice one 4/7/6/3/14 PRINZENBRÄU WEIZEN _5718_from their webshop - cloudy copper-orange colour with a correct head retention; the nose is slightly green with notes of matured bananas and apples; sweet and medium malt backbone, high carbonation, a late astringency and long notes of banana in the finish - a correct weizen 4/6/6/3/12 Luxemburg ========= DIEKIRCH EXCLUSIVE _948_pale golden colour, fine head, carton-like aroma,dry and unpleasant 3/3/5/2/6 DIEKIRCH PREMIUM _654_yellow colour, no head, dry and bad - far bellow average 2/3/3/2/6 MOUSEL MANSFELD LAGER _1935_clear pale golden colour, head with big bubbles which is quickly reducing, insignificant hoppy nose, sweet, medium-bodied, tragically neutral with a slightly dry finish - poor and inoffensive 3/4/4/2/8 Macau ===== MACAU BLOND ALE _2048_hazy orange colour with little foam and a nice lacing, pleasant hoppy nose with notes of apricot, medium-bodied, smooth and bitter with a dry bitter and fruity finish - balanced and very well-made 4/7/7/4/14 Macedonia ========= PRILEPSKA ZLATEN DAB _1447_clear golden colour, nice creamy head, butter and paperboard aroma, smooth and oily with an unpleasant carton-like finish 5/3/5/2/7 Madagascar ========== STAR THREE HORSES BEER PILSENER _1813_clear golden yellow colour, nice head and lacing, fat grassy nose, herbal notes, medium-bodied, light bitterness, slightly oily, the finish is herbal and moderately malty 4/6/6/3/13 Malaysia ======== GUINNESS ANCHOR BERHAD GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT _1474_dark black colour, big creamy head and a nice lace, roasted mocha aroma, very oily with a very long bitter coffeish finish - superb ! 5/9/8/4/16 Mali ==== BRAMALI CASTEL BEER _1123_clear pale golden colour, few head, very low on hops, plastic notes, slightly tart, medium-bodied, short dry finish - the label is right: this is the Queen of Beers! ... and I know her King... 3/3/5/2/6 Malta ===== SIMONDS FARSONS CISK HOPLEAF PALE ALE _1476_pale amber colour, few foam, strange mixed nose of caramel, tea and flowers, tart, overcarbonated with a late, unpleasant bitterness - 75 years of experience to brew this ? 3/4/3/2/6 SIMONDS FARSONS CISK LACTO _1477_very dark black colour, few foam, chocolate nose, slightly roasted, sweet and light-bodied, lactic, brief light bitter finish 4/7/5/3/12 SIMONDS FARSONS CISK BLUE LABEL ALE _1478_clear red amber colour, few foam, dry hop aroma, overcarbonated, watery with a light bitterness - weak and bad 3/4/3/2/5 Mauritius ========= MAURITIUS PHOENIX BEER BIÈRE DE LUXE _516_transparent golden colour, big head, well-hopped, full-bodied, refreshing, dry aftertaste - well-balanced 4/6/5/3/12 MAURITIUS BLUE MARLIN _576_gold-orange colour, few head, fresh, alcohol nose, well-hopped, crisp and sweet 3/6/5/3/11 MAURITIUS THE PHOENIX BEER _992_transparent golden colour, fine head, herbal and malty aroma with notes of peanuts, tart, full-bodied with a dry bitter finish - without doubts one of the best "helles" in the world 4/7/7/3/15 MAURITIUS GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT _996_very dark colour, giant creamy head, deep coffee and black chocolate aroma, roasted, full-bodied, oily, sweet, alcohol presence followed by a long and quite rough bitter finish 5/8/7/3/14 Mexico ====== Cerveceria del Pacifico pacifico Clara _173_golden colour with few foam, sweet and slightly spicy aroma, dry aftertaste 2/7/5/3/12 CUAUHTÉMOC TECATE _1016_clear golden colour, few head, low hop aroma, overcarbonated, sweet and oily with a dry and flat finish - simply not good 2/3/3/2/5 Cuauhtemoc Bohemia Imported _174_very light colour, fine hop aroma, fruity, dry 2/6/6/3/12 Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma Dos Equis Amber _175_red-brown colour, fruity aroma, fresh, light bodied 4/7/5/3/12 ESPECIALIDADES CERVECERAS CASTA MORENA _1227_dark ruby-brown colour, almost no head, very malty, slightly toasted, licorice and dark fruits aroma, sweet, full-bodied, oily, slightly overcarbonated, long malty caramel finish - I had to check the bottle ten times to be sure this beer is really from Mexico ! 3/8/7/4/15 MEXICANA MEXICALI SPECIAL DARK BEER _4350_courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear ruby-brown colur under a huge beige foam; aroma of wet malt and some caramel; moderate malt body which particularly fails on the end of the palate; sweet and slightly oily; short sweetish and caramelish aftertaste 4/5/5/2/9 MOCTEZUMA DOS EQUIS SPECIAL _794_golden colour, almost no head, aroma is missing, no flavor unfortunately followed by a reluctant carton finish 2/2/3/2/4 MOCTEZUMA SOL _506_pale yellow colour, few head, hint of herbal aroma, flat and boring ... 3/4/3/2/7 MODELO CORONA EXTRA _574_pale golden colour, no head, rotten cheese aroma, watery, plastic taste - this is an insulte to the beerlovers ! 2/3/2/1/4 MODELO ESPECIAL _3323_clear and bright golden-bronze colour, fair foamy white head; a gentle plastic aroma is all what the nose of this beer can propose; oily mouthfeel, medium-bodied, some astringence, the finish is short and quite dry with shy herbal notes - a beer that needs indulgence ... 4/3/5/2/9 MODELO NEGRA _600_amber-brown colour, few head, a hint of burnt caramel aroma, sweet, watery 3/6/6/3/11 Moldova ======= EFES VITANTA CHISINAU BLONDA _3515_courtesy of Per Forsgren - clear golden colour with an irregular white foam leaving a nice lacing; aroma of paper; sweet and medium-bodied, slightly oily and quite tasteless; short and slightly grassy paper finish 4/3/3/2/7 Mongolia ======== CHINGGIS BEER PREMIUM _2666_canned - clear and very light golden colour with almost no foam remaining; the aroma is highly discrete showing just some corny notes and a touch of solvent; sweet and a bit oily, effervescent with a tart bitterness; the finish is quite dry and moderately malty - very forgettable 2/3/5/2/9 ULAN BATOR BAADOG _1656_slightly hazy red-amber colour, few foam, earthy, butterscotch and malt aroma, light toasted, medium-bodied with a dry and bitter malty finish - subtle and well-balanced; a very correct brew from an unknown beer country 4/6/6/3/13 Morocco ======= CASABLANCA LAGER _782_golden colour, fine head, medium hop aroma, slightly fruity, not much character - a lager like thousands on this planet. 4/5/4/2/9 BRASSERIES du MAROC CROWN _2761_bottled; brought back from Lybia by Manuela Rast and Peter Ens - deadly pale yellow colour; no foam; aroma of mango/lychees; the taste gives a reason to the pale colour: this stuff is mixed with fruit soda ! very very sweet, no malt body, long sugary finish of exotic fruits - far too sweet and without any beer character 1/3/2/1/3 BRASSERIES du MAROC 33 EXPORT _3459_canned; courtesy of Peter Ens - pale and slightly hazy(?!) yellow colour; nice and stable white foam; a shy herbal touch with notes of corn is all what the nose of this beer has to offer; decently malty but without real profile; some sweetness, basicaly tasteless; very low bitterness and a neutral, gently malty finish - poor 2/4/4/2/6 BRASSERIES du MAROC CASTEL BEER _3458_canned; courtesy of Peter Ens - clear golden colour with a modest head retention; decently fat grassy nose; sweet and medium-bodied; slightly tart with a hint of late bitterness; herbal and corny finish 3/6/6/3/12 Myanmar ======= DAGON EXTRA STRONG _5858_courtesy of MadDan and CrazySilvie - slightly hazy blond colour with a poor head retention; malty and gently fruity aroma; some sweetness and a solid malt backbone, pretty tasty and gently sticky, moderately dry and a quite long malty and fruity finish - not bad at all 3/5/6/3/12 DAGON LAGER BEER _5880_canned; courtesy of MadDan and CrazySilvie - pale golden beer; no head; paperboard and plastic in the nose, light sourish notes of elder; poor malt body and a high carbonation; slightly lactic and with a harsh corny finish - just acceptable 2/5/5/2/10 MYANMAR LAGER _1910_clear golden colour with few foam, fat grassy nose with paperboard nose, sweet and medium-bodied with an agressiv and unpleasant carton-like finish - boarkkk ... 3/3/3/2/5 MANDALAY LAGER _1901_clear golden colour, fine creamy head, butter, diacetyl and carton in the nose, sweet, medium-bodied, short watery finish with a very unpleasant NA-beer-like finish 4/3/3/2/5 Namibia ======= NAMIBIA WINDHOEK DRAUGHT _3062_courtesy of MadDan - clear and pale golden colour, little foam; a vague touch of aromatic hoppiness is in the air; quite sweet with a high carbonation; medium-bodied at best, oily, short corny finish - simple and weak 3/4/4/2/7 NAMIBIA TAFEL LAGER _3044_courtesy of MadDan - very pale and clear golden-yellow colour; irregular little foam; shy touch of herbs and corn in the nose; some sweetness with a slightly harsh palate; quite dry and moderately tart bitterness; short corny finish - inhospitable 2/4/4/2/6 Namibia Windhock Lager _176_clear golden colour, fine head, discreet aroma of almongs, sparkling, tart, light-bodied, the finish is dry and modest 3/4/3/2/7 NAMIBIA WINDHOEK SPECIAL LAGER _3043_courtesy of MadDan - very clear pale golden colour, stable white foam; poor aroma with a touch of corn; soft and neutral palate, medium-bodied at best, slightly sweet and no bitterness detected; short tasteless finish - close to water 3/4/4/2/6 HANSA URBOCK _1631_bottled 2000, sampled 7/2003 - amber-brown colour, few head, complex aroma of licorice, cherry and smoke, malt, alcohol and tea, the flavour is tart and bitter followed by an explosive aftertaste of caramel, alcohol and malt - nice stuff, thank you, Per ! 4/8/7/4/16 Nepal ===== MOUNT EVEREST EVEREST PREMIUM LAGER SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION _4408_courtesy of Chris Beers - clear and bright golden colour with a little persistent white foam; aroma of corn with notes of herbs and paper; respectable malt body with some sweetness and a fair and subtle carbonation; low bitterness if any; slightly herbal and paperboard-like finish - much better than I thought it could be 3/5/5/2/11 Nicaragua ========= COMPAÑIA CEVERCERA DE NICARAGUA TOÑA _3640_courtesy of hopscotch - pours a clear golden-yellow colour with a little, stable white foam; mild and slightly oily aromatic hoppy nose, sweet, light to medium-bodied, smooth and without traces of bitterness; short corny aftertaste - dubious 4/4/3/2/6 Nigeria ======= GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT _3186_courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black colour, little beige foam; grassy and toasty aroma, chocolate and licorice; full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, a fair bitterness and some late acidity; dry and acidic chocolatey, licorice finish - really a different Foreign Extra Stout, deeply interesting and good 5/8/8/4/17 PAL NIGERIA LAGER _369_pale golden colour, herbal aroma, lack of character 4/5/4/3/9 NewZealand ========== DOMINION DB DRAUGHT _321_light amber colour, fine head, well-hopped, nutty, crisp, fresh, light bodied, aftertaste quite brief 4/7/6/2/12 DOMINION DB FLAME _2191_clear amber colour, little unregular foam, light herbal hoppiness with notes of paperboard, medium-bodied, sparkling, the finish is rather malty with some flowery and carton-like notes - not that bad 3/4/6/2/10 EMERSONS APA _2592_bottled; thanks to Per ! - pours a slightly hazy amber colour with almost no foam; strong flowery and grapefruity nose (yes, there are obviously tons of hops here); medium to full body with a strong and tart botterness and a little bit unregular malt profile; the finish is very long, dry and strongly hoppy - a bit harsh but good 4/8/7/4/14 INDEPENDENT (NEW ZEALAND) LAGER PREMIUM _999_golden-blond with few head, herbal aroma, medium-bodied with a dry finish - decent and well-balanced 3/5/5/3/12 MOA ORIGINAL _5628_courtesy of Laurent Mousson; labelled Moa Original - cloudy blond colour and with a little white foam left; fresh aromatic hoppy aroma with notes of dust and undefined herbs; medium-bodied and with a very low bitterness, fizzy aftertaste of dust and almonds - a good surprise 4/6/6/3/13 MONTEITH'S CELTIC RED BEER _2192_clear red-brown colour, chaotic foam, light chocolatey aroma, slightly toasted, some fruity notes, light to medium body, sweet with a dry neutral finish - thin and subtle 3/6/5/3/12 MONTEITH'S PILSNER _2187_clear bright golden colour, little unregular foam, decent hoppy nose with nutty notes, medium-bodied, tart and slightly dry, bitter herbal and malty finish - correct 3/6/6/3/12 NEW ZEALAND LION RED _1407_clear amber colour, few head, fruity and malty nose, light-bodied, sweet, refreshing with a slightly tart finish 4/6/4/2/10 New Zealand Steinlager _177_fine hop aroma, clean, slightly dry 4/6/6/3/12 LION STEINLAGER PURE _5083_from Bier-Bienne - clear and bright golden colour with a little white foam left; oily grassy aroma with notes of vegetables; oily mouthfeel and quite watery, slightly dry corny finish with notes of celeri - very bad! 3/4/3/2/6 RENAISSANCE 8 WIRED HOPWIRED IPA _6002_courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy reddish-orange beer with a modest head retention; sticky nose leaving a solid fruity hoppiness (apricots, mango and maybe peach); a fair carbonation, a good malt backbone and a solid bitterness; quite sticky palate; dry and long fruity hoppy and bitter finish - straightforward and very drinkable 4/7/8/4/15 _6607_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - cloudy orange beer with a moderate foam left; light notes of bretts, oranges and hops; medium-bodied, moderate carbonation and with a strong bitterness; long hoppy fruity finish with lingering sourish notes 4/7/7/4/15 _6608_courtesy of Philipp Sigg - dark black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; powerful aroma of mocha and wood; notes of licorice and nuts; oily and thick; full-bodied and very bitter, long burning alcohol aftertaste with hints of licorice and coffee - brutal and excessive ... but good ! 4/8/7/3/14 SOUTHERN DRAUGHT PREMIUM _2321_clear amber colour, the initial head is quickly collapsing, grassy hoppiness, light to medium body, some tartness, moderate bitterness in an herbal finish 3/5/4/2/8 SPEIGHT'S GOLD MEDAL ALE _1753_clear amber colour, fine head and a nice lace, discreet aroma with some notes of caramel, tart, slightly bitter, dry malty and light fruity finish - not much character 4/4/5/3/11 SPEIGHT'S OLD DARK 5 MALT ALE _1754_clear dark brown colour, few foam, earthy, caramel and light toasted aroma, sweet, medium-bodied, the finish is malty, tart, bitter and very dry 4/8/7/3/15 STEAM EPIC ARMAGEDDON I.P.A. _6027_courtesy of Per - clear amber-bronze beer with a poor head retention; hugely hoppy aroma with notes of quince marmalade and resiney hops; medium to full malt backbone; pretty sticky palate; a very strong bitterness; some salty and spicy notes; pretty dry and flowery with tons of hops; the fruity tones stay in the background now 4/8/7/4/16 Tui east india Pale Ale _178_red colour, deceiving aroma, fruity flavor 4/4/7/3/12 Northern Ireland ================ CLANCONNEL McGRATH'S IRISH RED _5663_courtesy of Per - clear dark reddish-amber colour with a little chaotic foam left; the aroma is earthy with notes of toffees and wood; smooth and clean palate, moderate carbonation and a low bitterness; moderately dry aftertaste of caramel and hazelnut - gentle 4/5/6/2/12 THOMAS CAFFREY’S IRISH ALE DRAUGHT _1059_translucide golden amber colour under a creamy white head; light notes of caramel and fruits in the nose; very smooth mouthfeel and terribly watery; low bitterness and a shy caramelish aftertaste - empty and boring 4/5/4/2/7 North Korea =========== TAEDONGGANG TAEDONGGANG BEER _3284_courtesy of Jean-Yves Reutter and Laurent Mousson - clear and bright golden colour, almost no foam; unclean cheesy nose, phenolic and wet carton; aggressive carbonation, qujie sweet, medium-bodied, short paperboard-like and moderately malty finish - weird 2/4/4/2/7 Norway ====== Aass Bock _593_dark ruby colour, fine head, caramel, malty and sweet. 4/7/8/4/14 AASS LUNDETANGEN PILSNERØL _3917_courtesy of Peter Ens - translucide and bright golden colour, little persistent white foam and a nice lace; moderate aromatic hoppy aroma q