stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is dried fruit, caramel, yeast, plums. Medium body, sweet warming finish.
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky red brown. Delicious aromas of malt and sweetess. Very soft, medium body with little carbo. Tastes of malts, maple syrup, red fruit. Complex, but very well balanced. Suberb beer.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Pours brown, beige head. Nose is toffee/molasses, alcohol, prune. Flavour is same with some leather. I liked this one but it was a little on the sweet caramel side to become a "classic" Belgian for me, sad to see I’m missing out.
Biganon (4) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium chocolate-brown, pretty cloudy, with average-sized beige head. Nice smell of old chocolate and grapes, powerful taste, both roasted and yeasty. Behind that is a sweet, round note.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color. Aroma is spice, some boozy caramel notes, malts. Flavor is some dark dried fruits, touch of chocolate. Bitter, sweet malts. Alcohol is certainly noticeable. Pretty good on a cold winter night.
abemorsten (2712) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at t’Bierhuyske. Clear brown body with a beige heaad. Caramel, raisins and spices on the nose. Mouth adds dried fruits, honey and malty notes, a well balanced bitterness all wrapped up in a full bodied, smooth and alco warm delight.
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Weilands Market / Columbus Clear dark ruby brown with a long-lasting 1/2" tan head, small swirls of lace. Taste can’t be tied down on the first swallow. This is a brew that grows better as it warms, and as it establishes itself in the palate. Begins with sweet fruit malt, adding dark fruit and earth in the palate, then moving very sm -o -o - o -thly through the palate to a solid, lightly bittered finish. On the first blush, it seems pretty conventional, but with each successive swallow, it becomes more and more absorbing, until it is one of the smoothest Belgian Ales I’ve had. Deceptively effective; glad I have a 4-pack. Highly recommended.
Hermod (3141) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle @ home, bb 22/03/2014. Pours brown/ mahogany with a thick lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, candy sugar-like, dark fruits, bready notes, spices, like clove comes to mind. Flavor then has dark fruits, sweetness, spicyness, malt. Finish is long, sweet and malty, spicy. Warming, but alcohol completely hidden. Full bodied, great balance. This one grows on you. So drinkable, so good!
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel with dried fruits and a hint of chocolate. Nutty caramel flavor with a touch of cherries and chocolate. Dry finish.
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Almonds, dried red fruits, caramel, peach, hint of roast,chestnut, very nice complex nose Appearance: Brown, red glow, hazy, off white head, medium lace Taste: Caramel, chestnut, dried fruit, little sour, slight hint of coffee