WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Cola coloured, with a fine, off-white head. Aroma of predominantly red berries. Unfortunate lack of taste, with only vague hoppy notes and a slight bitterness; what little taste there is swiftly dies.
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: brown hazy.
Aroma: sweet-sour dark fruits, some caramel.
Taste: light sweetness with more prominent fruity sourness.
Flavour: dried prunes, caramel, toffee, sweet liqueur, some spices.
Dessert rum notes in the finish.
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.
ardeo (124) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33. Belle couleur brun/orange. Nez subtil : caramel, prune ... Bouche agréable où l’alcool est bien caché et l’amertume peu présente. Pas la meilleure mais bonne trappiste à mon goût !
Kauge (1527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Koht in Tallinn. BB 21.05.2016. Pours reddish brown with a big soapy light beige head, inconsistent retention and strong lace. Aroma: intense estery fruits, toasty malts, marmalade and figs-prunes, hint of anise, soft caramel candies. Tastes sweet, with flavours of caramel, figs and prunes, or at least something along those lines. Very soft on the palate with almost no carbonation, dryish (grainy? metallic even?) slightly bitter finish. Again, it might be too old already, will try and get me a more fresh bottle in the furure.
MelvinKalksma (801) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, caramel, fruit, spices and Belgian yeast.
Turbid ruby/brown beer with a small white/off-white head.
Medium sweet with malts, caramel, fruit, spices and Belgian yeast.
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle@home in footed glass@approx 9 degrees C. Pours reddish brown with off-white head with good retention and lacing. Surprisingly faint aroma is compensated by the very well balanced taste, carbonation and mouthfeel. A lot of malt, a lot of dried fruits and a little spice and yeast adds up to a very well balanced Bruin with the fruitcake assosiations strong without becoming owerpowering. The alcohol is kept very well in check and only manifests itself slightly in the complex, malty, hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Very good Bruin suitable for a winters day in my taste.
BaroneBirra (423) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark reddish brown, medium tan head.
dried plums, yeast, brown sugar.
sweet, dried plums, metallic, ripe grapes and nuts.
full body, balanced carbonation.
Pretty complex but really enjoyable.
mandaritto (179) - LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy drinkable, although high carbonisation. Not so bad at all.. Kind a same wet dog aftertaste same as Achel Blonde. But I kind I liked hints of caramels and sparkling wine. Decent brew.
Vells (1428) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit overcarbonated, simple, at some point even watery, tho quite nice dubbelish. Malty background, some caramel, light dried fruits, some earthy hops, light yeast. Light sweetness all the way with ultra light bitterness
in finish. Decent