Borresteijn (4860) - 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 (4673) - 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
wimpyjoe (4347) - 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 (4215) - 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 (4038) - 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 (3556) - 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 (3327) - Breda, 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 (3014) - 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 (2713) - 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 (2351) - 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.