MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mild fruity aroma. Hazy red colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is mildly caramelly. Low to medium bitterness. Clean enough finish. Distinct bitterness, slightly rough.
chrisv10 (13815) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, little toffee and a little dark fruit. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, medium sweet, toffee and a little nutty.
gunnfryd (13587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, caramel,dried fruits, hop. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Nice dark red color, medium sized off-white to beige head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, a hint of caramel and raisins, dark malts. Taste malts, sweet, lightly leaves, slightly earthy, raisins, caramel, brown sugar. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.
mcberko (11115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, split with manuchampions, Matts_Property and uhlan, pours a dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head - lots of sediment. Aroma of spices, pepper, sort of rye bread, and some floral notes. Flavour is sort of like a dark malt saison with Belgian spices, chocolatey-ish malts, and subtle orange [peel]. Nice melange of spices, with light molasses and light toasted bread. Very enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (8897) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good cream-coloured head with some lace over deep red-copper beer. Lightly smoked - like roasted chestnuts and roast malts, faintly spiced smelling. Taste turns out to be more bitter than expected, and definitely spiced; pinch of cacaopowder. Quite slick, well-bodied, even a bit chewy. Interesting, but not really great. Strikes me as a rather Walloon-style strong ale.
Fin (8853) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Hasselt Beer Festival, Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium 12.11.11 in company of Loz, Jackie, Simon and David. Pours mid amber with lacing atop. Fresh and rather fruity, good bittersweet beer. My notes are rather sketchy with this one I’m afraid. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4/II/2012 on tap @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2012-87)
Clear red brown beer, beige aery big head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: tobacco, malts, smoke, rotten fruits, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: smoky, tobacco, mocha, bit fruity, bitterness, overripe fruits, bitter spices. Aftertaste: bitter, rotten fruits, mocha, unpleasant bitterness.
ManVsBeer (6857) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Comptoir des Arts, Brugge. Amber-red with a frothy head. Has light pale malts with a light fruity aroma, and winter fruit flavours.
77ships (6479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle @ ’t Brugs Beertje // 7 % Belgian Ale commissioned by Brugs Bierinstituut at the Proef // haven’t seen this anywhere else except @ ‘t Brugs Beertje & @ Brugs Beer Festival // assume that this is a very local beer // label is just the name in fancy Germanic letter type // reddish amber with an uneven off-white head // smells of sweet caramel, candy sugar, caramelized apple, caramel malts // taste is Belgian yeast, sweet caramel apples, candy fruits, caramelized brown sugar, dash coffee, bitter floral finish // bit too much carb. for me // much better than I expected this is quite good // definitely better & more memorable than the White Zwaan that they also commissioned, if you ever come across this, you might consider picking it up