Maarten1993 (402) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank 16-8-2014 on a tasting with Thierry, Marijn, Tijs, Rik, Lennart and Bram during our holiday in the Ardennen. Compelling, grabbing taste. Sweet, with a strong and dominating alchol taste. Nice sweet finish. Light brown color with a bit yellow foam.
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle dated 1/8/14 poured into a tulip..beautiful burgundy color with fluffy off-white head..taste of caramel,toffee,spices..alcohol is there but not in your face..outstanding.
Muggus69 (1309) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL Champagne bottle Bottled on 04/02/14
Darker than expected with a clear amber body & medium sized creamy white head that holds.
Plenty of spicy, clovey, peppery phenolic character on the nose; pear esters, fragrant floral notes combining with toffee & toasty malts.
Full body, good creamy carbonation, doesn’t give away too much of that big abv straight away.
Yeasty character takes hold again on the palate; white pepper, ripe pear and bananas, clove & cinnamon, bread dough, herbal hops with a backbone of pale toffee sweetness. Dry finish, moderate bitterness, a touch of booze warmth lingers.
Nice enough Belgian, not amongst the top of the style, but still darn nice.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers!
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
didnt find this all that interesting, sort of forgettable after a few sips. not bad, just not very exciting.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
carried over from untapped to try and organize my beers for syncronicity’s sake.
DerWeg (1533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottling of this brown beauty with gold highlights, creamy tan head and spare, fine carbonation. Silky texture gives up classic Belgian style dark fruits like date and raisin. Caramelly and warming. A bit of dryness, pale-fruit tang and winey acidity balance it out, quite a fully realized rendition in the aroma and taste and palate.
madchemist83 (102) - USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dates, aged cheese, port in the aroma. Same in the taste. Plus caramel
and alcohol. Very good overall
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Luxury beer from this reputed American craft brewery, bottled in champagne bottles and apparently brewed with a Belgian trappist yeast strain. Dense, sticky, yellowish head over a warm bronze beer with a reddish glow, misty. Complexely perfumed with honey, apple sauce, apricot, tea leaves, candi sugar, hazelnuts, orange peel, plums, dried leaves, raisins, nutmeg. Sweet candi and fruity onset of which the candi syrup accent will guide you through the complete flavour trail; in the middle a big caramelly, nutty and honeyish maltiness, emphatic yeasty spiciness (there we have it) and a peppery hoppiness, which, in the end, gets the company of a warming alcohol effect reminiscent of amaretto and cognac, but not to a degree where it becomes disturbing. Great beer, just a little bit too cloying for me.
zvsn (758) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Grand Cru tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Almost clear amber with a small white head. Yeasty and phenolic aroma with malt and caramel in the background. Sweet with prunes, caramel malt, vanilla, light chocolate and spicy notes. Heavy but well balanced flavors. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Nice.