Rasmus40 (12217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with small floaties and an off-white head.. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 180212
chrisv10 (11712) - 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 (11437) - 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 (9146) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, 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 (7811) - 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
mcberko (7472) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive brewfirm Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, ’This to celebrate my 2000th Belgian Beer Rating. Always nice to see some new Belgian breweries and brewfirms coming out! Starting my life as a wine taster I didn’t think I would get so far with craft beer... I still pursue all bottled Belgian beers I havn’t rated yet, except low alcohol. Many thanks to those fellow Beergeeks who helped me out in this never ending venture...’ Note to Joris: the deal still goes on... (as soon I will have another milestone!)
tderoeck (5290) - 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.
Borresteijn (5005) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Clear ruby/chestnut colour, ochre head. Aroma of caramel, candy, light fruity, light spicy, orangepeel, sweet nuts. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, caramel, light spicy, nutty, light spicy bittersweet finish. Light to medium-bodied. OK.