Calisky (1119) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambree trouble, petite mousse. Nez leger de caramel et alcool, note de levure. Gout doux avec amertume de caramel leger, fruits et levure. Fin douce sucree
VDuquerroux (389) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A sparkling copper-colored with many yeast sediments (ugly!). Creamy off-white head. Good persistence. Caramel smoky aroma with prune, spices and gingerbread. Heavy sugar sweet, medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish with a light warming note. Overall, a bit too sweet for me. The first two sips were terrible, after I felt more bitterness, but still... I will have to drink that one again !
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy amber with a moderate beige head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace of fine lace. The nose has notes of caramel, raisins and dates, along with a slight spiciness. The flavour is quite sweet throughout with malty notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisins and perhaps caramelized banana. Belgian yeast comes through as well. The finish is long and malty with just a hint of spice. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, not the most complex, but a nice malty strong ale with elegant caramelized notes and Belgian yeast. 2014-05-09
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy medium brown, small beige head. Very sweet, bready malt aroma with lots of stone fruit. very active carb, medium mouth feel. The finish is sweet, with some grass, more stone fruits, peaches, plums, ever some light apple. Bitterness is low, the end is a little earthy.
sinte (362) - Udine, ITALY - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber body with huge, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some good lacing.
Light-to-moderate malty (caramel) and light hoppy (orange) aroma, with notes of sugar and alcohol.
Moderate sweet and light bitter flavour.
Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation; light metallic feeling in the finish.
matt7215 (2226) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml lcbo bottle. A good but not great strong Belgian ale. Not cloyingly sweet which is a plus but not a lot of fruity esters and next to no hops. Decent but not my fav.
CRock (69) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber in colour, although a little cloudy. Head leaves a nice rim around the glass and has a sweet after taste.
hangunder (271) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisin, dark fruit, candi sugar aromas. Hazy, effervescent copper with a long lasting brownish head and some floaties moving around. Very sweet, almost cloyingly so. Tastes like brown sugar, with some dark fruit. Short and hot finish, some dark fruit lingers. Light/medium bodied, highly carbonated. Not really what i’m looking for in a belgian strong, but decent.
mircoas (124) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buona birra un po’ come tutta l’abbazia de rocs ci ha abituato. Non speciale come la "brune" ma di qualità anche questa.
bunget (572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear copper body, big fluffy and creamy beige head, floating sediments, excellent retention. Aroma of raisins, yeast, caramel, spices, slightly alcoholic. Taste with plenty of caramel malt sweetness, brown sugar, raisins and yeast, dates. Enjoyable.