swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. orange copper pour. sweet, caramel & toffee maltiness in both aroma and flavor. Pretty one domensional, little complexity. all about the malts here. OK
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy herbal aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice but a little rustic.
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a little white head. Nose of caramel, yeats and fruit. Sweet flavor with fruit, caramel and alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation.
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Max’s. Hazy golden color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is sweet and sour pink grapefruit and sourdough bread.
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head , short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, biscuit and straw malt with earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3678) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is yeast, caramel malt, fruit (mostly pears), and light floral hops. Flavor is heavy malt, faint hops, and average esters; dry, fruity finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
suprchunk (2315) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fizzy amber pour. Quickly becomes a still beverage. No head, no lacing, no bubbles. Looks like a glass of iced tea. A roasty malty aroma with a tinge of a sourness. Bitter, malty, a bit carbonic, and dry. Boozy after a few sips, but well hidden.
Nekk (8) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. Bottle bought at Skjold Burne Aarhus
Amber color with off-white head
aroma is sweet with lots of malty and fruity notes
Taste has malty sweetness with some citrus and caramel
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Unclear amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast and dried fruits. Flavour is malt, yeast, medium sweet, hops, fruit, little caramel, little bitter with notes of alcohol.
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
After two horrible lagers I needed to remind the palate what good beer tastes like. This was lurking in the back of the cellar calling for attention. A solid Belgian that I could drink all night long it comes in as a reasonably affordable option. If it weren’t for the difficulty in tracking this down in Ohio I would restock once the cellar was thinned out.
Aroma / Appearance - The gushing tower of foam was a little bit of a surprise. Once it settled I was left with a rich ebony brown base and papery white head. Caramel, candy sugar, and sourdough bread mix effortlessly. It feels like a warm piece of toast with generous layers of Nutella.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy and sweet the palate is sparked after a first sip. Like the center of a Twix the sweet chocolate feel grows until it coats the tongue with a candy feel. Caramel, whipped cream, and ethanol are the general drivers of a solid but not overly complex Belgian. If I had to do it over I would have drank this a long time ago; despite being 9% it does not feel like it has much aging potential.