Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark counterpart of Alvinne’s first beer, from before they began experimenting with barrel aging and their Morpheus yeast. Deep burgundy with a thin, off-white head; caramelly, fruity, sweetish with thinnish body, a faint sourishness, dryish yeasty finish. Acceptable but nothing compared with the experimental inventions they would come up with later.
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alvinne’s take on the Belgian dubbel. Very lively and yeast beer, with a large head. Malty, spicey and mildly fruity. Good.
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2003 vintage. surprise, surprise: not a gusher. pours clear copper, red tint, with a decent light beige head, little retention. fruity caramel, hint of acetic notes, spoiled fruits, grass, spices, hint of garbage, nutty, cheap candi. lively and soft carbonation, light body - slightly watery, hint of sweetness, decent grassy-citrusy finish. did not age well.
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear reddish mahoganny brown ale with a super thick big bubbled dark mocha head. In aroma, smooth herbaceous nutty malt, with caramel, dark fruits, raisins, and light licorice. In mouth, a smooth nutty burned caramel with light curacao, licorice and some signs of oxidation...still in good shape. Bieropholie imports.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, raisins, watered down whiskey, dates, and old books. Flavor of raisins, plum, yeast, and light chocolate.
kjc51478 (436) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle at Delirium. Bottle had visible dust on it giving away how long it had been sitting on their shelf. Aroma is fairly weak but mostly caramel sweetness and doughy yeast. Taste is similar - fairly sweet with caramel and some subtle spice on top of a mild but noticeable Belgian yeast. Not much skunkiness despite its obvious age, but rather weak flavors. Palate is medium-bodied, thin texture, very little carbonation, and a mild sweet finish. Weak for a Belgian ale but drinkable.
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 2003. Brown coloured beer with a medium head that colapse pretty soon to a 1cm lace. Smell is sweet, earthy, overripe fruits. Taste is the same, but with a light sourness comes trough, probably overaged.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant for its style, this brown coloured Belgian was sweetish and very drinkable. Malty and slightly yeasty aroma.
bhensonb (11904) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours hazy dark amber with a foamy clingy light beige head. Aroma is somewhat treacle. Medium body with mild foamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a touch of treacle, and something like a citrus bitter. A sort of sweet/bitter mix. Pretty good drink.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown color with a medium beige head. Very nice aroma of yeast, molasses, raisins and dates. Good flavor of raisins, dates, molasses and yeast. Hmm, this is quite special and interesting.