Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating from old notes; tasted in its original Riva version many years ago and more recently in the current Haacht version. Cheap abbey dubbel for the Aldi supermarket chain, stable, sticky, yellowish white head, clear burgundy colour. Rather straightforward aroma of caramel, some herbal hops, some iron, hints of dried fruits and nuts; same for the taste, simple malt sweet, bit thin, bit metallic, but fortunately dark malts have effectively been used here so there are caramelly and even slightly bitter-roasted malt hints in the background; low hop bitterness. Very straightforward, rather bland dubbel, but still just a little bit more tolerable than that awful Leffe Brune or even Grimbergen Dubbel, if you ask me.
Hamirubi (295) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Good commercialized beer. Malty flavours, light body and low in alcohol. A nice brown beer.
ruigo (1502) - PORTUGAL - FEB 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Clear brown colour with a nice off-white head. Caramel, light roasted and syrup in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side, quite light taste. Overall, drinkable but not remarkable but not expensive either. I preferred the blonde.
hednom (91) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Abbey beer brewed for supermarket Aldi, medium sweet malty aroma, medium sweet taste
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Aldi. Dark brown colour, white foam. Very sweet dark beer with notes of caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar. Also some metallic notes. Not balanced.
stouby (4039) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Lønne. Traditional aroma of roasted malt and brown sugar, flavor, brown color and body. Quite OK.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma. Flavour is medium sweet, malty and a bit watery. (Bottle 33cl)
thanatosti (1126) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vacation 2013 @ Virton, Belgium. 33 cl. bottle @ the bungalow, bought @ the local Delhaize supermarket.
Ruby red brown with an offwhite head. Sweet caramel and lightly roasted malts. Lively carbonation and a bit too sweet aftertaste,
SVD (845) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just to sort out some beers I have had, but didn’t rate. 33CL bottle at home, Brown beer, nothing special but drinkable.
77ships (5244) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. Pours a brown amber with little tanned head. Smells like cheap chocolate syrup, cheapest foreign chocolate available, sugar, candy and some malts. Taste is oddly metallic, lots of copper and metallic notes mixed with very cheap chocolate syrup, bitter herbs, sugar, nuts and odd dark fruits. Feels ridiculously tampered with. Body is that of watery syrup. This feels like it should be part of the Floris line-up and I do not mean that in a good way. Drinkable I suppose.