Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts very straightforward quady, feels way too simple. After some time aroma opens up some delicate fruitiness. nice malty background all the way, caramel, dried fruits, plums, dark fruits, light berry note. Bit too high carbo for my liking. Mostly sweetish with some bitterness.
Light side quad, yet smooth and quite enjoyable
Alusmamuts (1161) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown cloudy with small beige head. Fruit (plums) aroma. Sweet sour fruity taste (dried plums, raisins) followed by good bitterness. Bitter and sweet malt aftertaste.
beermaris (195) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weak aroma, very cloudy - like a dirty lake. Bitter but mild taste. Overall, good.
Melnis (346) - LATVIA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of molasses, caramel and intense and bit very mice sour bacteria. Too carbonated. Taste is bit dissapointment, too plane. Bit wood and caramel.
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with fluffy beige head. Aroma is fruity of dried berries and prune, with smooth flavour of caramel and hops, nice warming mouth feels and smooth finish.
Franckg (650) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
German yeasts, chocolate, anise. Alcohol is well-hidden. Nice beer but not the best trappist.
Andy_ (1001) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
Deep ruby red brown beer. Clear first, hazy with sediment. Big blonde head. Aroma has cream fudge, herbs, earth and chocolate. Flavor has toffee, herbs, licorice and yeast. Palate is quite full and foaming. Finish has quite mild bitterness and heat of alcohol. Aftertaste feels a bit watery. Adding the sediment adds some cherriness. Cannot detect strong Belgian yeast characters, weird. I was expecting more.
Lilja (2275) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Flaska från 2012. Smak och doft torkad frukt så som dadlar, russin, plommon, jäst, farinsocker, marsipan, inlagda övermogna päron. Fin sötma, rund och len, fin beska. Mmm!
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stronger version of Achel 8 Bruin, originally marketed as Achel Drie Wijzen, since then more widely available as Achel Extra Bruin in 75 cl bottles. Deep mahogany colour with egg-white, medium, frothy head. Lovely aroma of raisins, brown sugar, brown bread, caramel, apple sauce, cinnamon, gingerbread, port wine, banana; sweet fruity onset, apple and banana, candi sugar touch, soft, full and velvety mouthfeel, sourish accent, yeasty spiciness, caramelly and somewhat chocolatey, rich maltiness, leafy but well balancing hop bitterishness and warming alcohol touch. Breathes the quality stamp of trappist ales, perhaps more so than the other Achels.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15.
Clear amber/chestnut brown topped with moderate off white spotting.
Nose is toffee, rich malt, nutty, candied fruit peel, brown sugar, light must, dates.
Taste comprises sweet malt notes, toffee, yeast notes, dates, prunes, spice.
Medium + body, soft carbonation, sweet licks and booze in the close.