Borresteijn (4791) - 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.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Clear dark amber with a small, very lacy head. Aroma of diacetyl, caramely malt, dark bread, some sourness. Flavor is licoricey, roasted-caramely, diacetylic, slightly sweet and syrupy. Medium body, lowish CO2. Quite interesting, although not very clean. 5345
77ships (4135) - 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
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th Oct 2012 on-tap in Daisey’s ’t Brugs Beertje: good deep amber/brown body, tan coloured head that stayed a while.
Burnt sugar and honey in both the nose and taste: so a bit sweet then! Belgian style yeast esters and flavours calmed it down a bit but other sweet notes also came and went during my tasting: namely candid fruits, brown sugar and caramel.
The alcohol was well hidden by the sweet brew; it did have a mild hop bitterness under the surface and towards the end of each sip it was easy to find. A nice easy drinking beer for 7.0% ABV.
kraddel (3468) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber almost no foam
Smell is amber malts
Very unique maltyness . Ok beer
Drank at de kelk
mike_77 (3222) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown colour. Aroma of sweet dried fruit and malts. Soft and smooth with low carbonation. Flavour has rounded malts and a light bitter, dry finish.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy reddish brown colour, firm white head. Aroma of iron, malts, liquorice and roasted malts. Very bitter flavour, roasted malts, caramel, burned sugar, sweet touch. Bitter finish, caramel.
(Draught @ Brugs Beertje, Brugge)
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brugs Beerfest febr. ’13.
Copper color, with small off-white head.
Aroma: caramel, spice. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, caramel, chocolate, soft bitter touch.
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dubbel commissioned by the Brugs Bierinstituut, with off-white, stable head and deep bronze colour. Strongly malty aroma with caramel and nuts, some pear, liquorice, toast; taste at first a dark, rounded fruitiness, vaguely sweetish, bit of a metallic touch, caramelly and nutty malts, finishing in a light toasted bitter. Not very well-balanced to my taste.
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample draught @BBF 02/2014, ZA. Complex malt-aromatics ranging from candied orange, maple syrup, prune jam and cassonade, evened out by a modern dry palate and great choice of dry hops to top off the desert dubbel base with spicy orange zest and some green hop bitterness. No traditional Belgian estery fumes whatsoever. Easily one of the more accomplished, elegant and finely composed beers, at risk of being overshouted by bolder un-belgian concoctions at the festival. - To revisit from bottle.