gunnar (4365) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a big off-white head. Aroma of yeast and red ripe berries. Taste is light malty, vienna malts. Lively carbonation.Yeasty finish.
Cirrhosis (1144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another offering from my beer mules who cart beer back to me from all over the world, thanks mom and dad!!!! Dark root beer body with a tall tan crown that won’t go away. Lacing is stupidly sticky. Yum yum yum this is one of the first styles I cut my teeth on when starting to drink craft beer but in recent years I have forgotten about it and this just may rekindle my love of the Belgian strong! But ya this smells good, sweet yeasty, perfect spice, mild banana, raisins and port. The aroma is fantastic. Taste also has high degrees of yum. Perfect sweetness it never gets sugary. I love the yeasty banana clove flavors. Great dark fruit presence of raisins , prunes and red wine. Hitting black cherry now and that is the greatest flavor of all. Yep this beer is good!
berlinoise2go (555) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Clear dark brown colour with a deep red hue. Large fluffy head, light beige, reducing slowly to a thick fine-bubbled coating, quite a bit of lacing. Malty-estery aroma, fairly sweet, with some fermented fruit, banana, caramel, wood. Taste of sweet malt, with some woody dryness and light bitterness, all in all well-balanced. Medium/full body, average carbonation.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75 l bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Very dark brown, fluffy head.
Sweet malt, velvety smooth.
Not too strong character
The label says a lot about a painter, not much about the beer
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33L bottle bought at Vinmonoplet, Vika. Big fluffy airy blond head. Ruby-brown body with good clarity. Fruity belgian-style yeast up front. Then a whiff of red berries and toasted malts. Rich fruit flavor. Berry-like and jammy. Some light caramelly malts, too. Medium full. Slick texture. Fruit and alcohol warmth in the finish. An unusual one. Complex and easy drinkable.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brownish color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Sweet dark raisin and fig flavors with some doughy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation.
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. Adriaen pours a dark reddish-brown body with a lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma is light yeasty, some hints of chocolate and some ripe berries. Lively to average carbonation, light oily carbonation and medium-bodied. Flavors are mild chocolate paper, light yeasty, ripe strawberries and a mild pungent-bitter finish. No favorite, but drinkable.
larsga (5829) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge beige lasting head. Clear slightly hazy red body with
strong carbonation. Dried fruit and wild berries aroma with
herbal caramelly notes. Dry-sweet caramelly tofffee and
strawberry taste with dried fruit and honey notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, faintly warm mouthfeel. Dry alcoholic peppery dried fruit
aftertaste with spicy herbal yeasty banana notes. Nice,
drinkable, and full of flavour. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly
ClubGonzo (3245) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep mahogany brown body with a medium, eggshell-colored head. Aroma is dark candy sugars and hints of nougat and nuts. Taste is roasty caramel, candy sugars, hints of toast and burnt caramel. Some metallic hints unfortunately come through and ruin the ball a bit. Otherwise, this is pretty OK but mainly forgettable.
DutchDrebus (3124) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown-ish color with ruby-red shine coming through. Smell wasn’t that good, mouthfeel was great.