jookos (3161) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, newish vintage. Reddish brown. Belgy dubbel- like yeastyness, dark bread malts, clove, spices on nose. Full bodied, soft, tasty. Dark bready, dark nutty, estery, herby. A lot going on here, definitely not a boring pour. Well carbonated, feels like quite a light digestion, hard to believe the abv printed on the bottle. Interesting, sort of a light textured, complex, dubbel. With a lot of abv.
esox (1168) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 2011 vintage. Deep ruby color, thin soapy head. Complex and delicate aroma of an aged beer. Lots of dried fruits like dates and raisins, sour cherries, acidic red currants, a touch of herbs. A hint of chocolatey malts too, maybe a hint of vanilla. Slightly caramelly flavor, loads of dried fruits(almost woody). Dry, berryish and acidic finish with dark chocolate and caramel. Berryish/leathery late aftertaste. Medium body, lots of carbonation but it works. Very well aged and delicious.
AirForceHops (4071) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Hazy orange amber color with lasting head retention. Aroma is damn fine. Belgian candy sugar, dried fruits, raisins, figs and yeast.
The flavor is Just and nice as the aroma. Tons of dried fruits and candy sugar up front followed by a nice thick yeasty character. Shows some raisin and dates in the finish. The alcohol is not found much in the flavor but does after the nice warming sensation after the swallow. Overall, for and American made Belgian brew this is really impressive.
rejtable (1597) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer. 1300! Pours brown, clear lots of head minimal lacing. Nose is vanilla and toffee. Flavours of same plus maybe some tobacco, some fruit plums plums some tangyness. Taste is med/light sweet light bitter. Medium somewhat creamy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol well hidden, dangerously drinkable for strength.
bwa5879 (786) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from 750mL, 2-3 years old
Really cloudy brown red pour with very little beige head. Deep but smooth sour scent; cherry, apple, and dark fruits. Tar-y molasses, carmel and cinnamon as well. Soft carbonation, mouthfeel is slightly acidic but thick, astringent finish. Boozy flavor, some peat and brown sugar or molasses, yeast wheatiness, banana esters. Very strong, malt-forward belgian with wine scotch/scottish ale elements. A little watery, may have been better with less age.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown pour, sour malt scent. Taste of scotch malt with caramel and chocolate.
Swaroga (1636) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tasted the beer and wrote a big damn notice about it, then the page refreshed and it was gone ... Anyway the beer is really good. A good body and mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced and the alcohol warming.
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bear in mind that although I love Belgian style beers, I detest anything that’s hop forward in its profile. That said, AleSmith Grand Cru’s flavor begins with a touch of caramel, which almost immediately gets overwhelmed by a grapefruit-like sourness. This, in turn, gives way to a bitter, dry hoppy flavor that lingers long after you’ve swallowed the beer. Given the very high ratings, perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I’m in no hurry to ever drink this beer again.
lefossoyeur (490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby brown with a small off white head, fading quickly. Faint spicy aromas with some nutmeg and light clove. Light carbonation, velvety palate, nutmeg, light herbal notes, caramel finale. Pretty easy drinking for the style. Alcohol very well-hidden.
Maarten1993 (437) - - 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.