sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep red color with a huge, tight head. Aroma of sweetish-caramely malt with some burnedness, and some figs. A bit raw, rye-puddingy-malty, sweetish flavor with figs, berries, and hints of alcohol. Medium-bodied, somewhat foamy-carbonated palate. A bit watery considering the sweet maltiness. Clearly the best of the Serafijn range, though.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel.
Sweet flavour of malts, fruits and caramel with notes of spices.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, BBE August 2007 Clear, amber body. Off-white head. Uninteresting aroma: hops, soap, (hints of) alcohol. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish (upcoming finish). Somewhat astringent, didn’t find it pleasant. Not bad either. Very unbalanced.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange appearance with a big head. Spicy and peppery with insistent, but soft, hop presence. Lots of bittersweet, juicy fruit on the palate. Quite chewy. Very pleasant, but not earth-shattering.
TBone (11727) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 02/2006)
Dark hazy orange-amber color, decent creamy off-white head, some lace. Aroma of malts, caramel, coriander and oak, maybe a bit of alcohol too. Caramel malty, hoppy, some roasted notes. Bitterness and some toffee in the aftertaste.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, ABSdrinks) Copper body, beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruits, hops, coriander, citrus. Flavour of sweet malts, nuts.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot frutiness and light sweat in the aroma. Clear copper coloured body with low, large-bubbled but lasting white head. Lactic flavour with notes of apricot, tobacco and a malty sweetness that does not marry well. Medium-light body with low carbonation. Sampled at GBBF 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (GBBF): Mid copper with a beige head. Sweet fruity aroma. Nutty caramel flavour with a slightly acidic finish. Drinkable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@GBBF. Not too bad, nice and soft. Some nuts and caramel, with some lightly spicy yeasty notes. Sweetish for the most part and a touch sticky, a bit dull perhaps, but drinkable.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber colour with a small tan head. Malty and spicy aroma with some dark fruit sweetness. Dusty notes in a malty flavor with a dry finish.