bartlebier (1724) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this a while back in a restaurant in Ghent, 25/?33cl bottle 12/2013. Fruit-caramel sweet and cloying dubbel interpretation of the style, providing little or no acidic/lactic alleviation to its unfocused, near-cloying yeast profile and offering no complexity at all, let alone any wood notes. Over saturated supermarket plum juice, syrop de LiŤge over table beer. Overall very unfocused, with an almost Piedboeuf-like dull malt sweetness. I was done with this bottle after two sips - testifies that big thumbs down drawing in the travelogue.
martjoobolut (728) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25L bottle, BB 17.11.2014. Pours dark ruby-brown with tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, malts, yeast. Flavor is sweet with some sour notes, caramel, malts, dark fruits, yeast, wood. Finish is slightly dry and sweet with some wood. Overall: ok brew.
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Willems. Deep brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is toasty, malty, light caramel notes, ever so slight woody sour notes. Taste is sweet, malty, toasty, lots of caramel, a bit watery flavor, not really acidic. Palate is light with good carbonation. Meh.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lekker biertje, aan te raden. Je moet wel zijn voor de smaak, want hij is heel uitgesproken
sdmmb (845) - USA - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle in Lokeren. Brown slightly sweet ale.
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Icedwarf (325) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robijn rood helder bier met mooie schuimkraag. Smaak is fruitig en licht zoet met sporen van kers en braam. Blijft niet lang hangen.
DJoer (681) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, hoppy malty liquorise coffee like smell, malty fresh flowery liquorise a bit creamy medium bitter and carbonation
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Henrik. Served in a goblet this one pours a clear deep dark purple brown body with a small but nicely lacing filmy beige head. Itís quite sweet on the nose. I get a strong sugary sweetness with burned caramel and raisins. A little bit of yeast and concentrated red fruits also here. Nothing that reminds me to much of a a Flemish (that I was hoping for) Tastes alright. It has no bitterness and itís quite on the sweet side. Somehow itís not cloying. Feels light oily, somewhat thin in the mouth and itís gently carbonated. Red fruits we have lots of black currants, blackberries and it has a general syrupy fruit juice flavor. Itís not bad tasting at all but you get tired of it quite quickly down the glass. It has not sourness or acidity at all, so this has to be placed in the wrong genre. More like a fruity Belgian ale IMO. 17.01.2014
Douberd (2293) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 250 ml at home, into a big snifter. ABV 5%
Deep red to mahogany brown colour on a clear body with one finger of tan head. Good retention and nicely formed medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of malts and caramel, way less than I expected.
Taste is nothing special either, just some caramel, some malts, metallic notes on the finish, some hints of fruits presence.
Thin body, low carbonation. Tart on the palate.
Overall this was quite a disappointment with the only positive aspect being its appearance.
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a deep runy-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is apple vinegar, apple juice, dark malts and hints of coca-cola. Taste is watery apple vinegar, white sugar, mild caramel and hints of red berries and wine gum. Light body, medium carbonation. Very bland stuff, this is "sour brown" for beginners. I prefer them with a bit more character, to say the least.