tderoeck (4447) - 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.
77ships (3573) - 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 (3488) - 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.
mike_77 (2973) - 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.
kraddel (2766) - 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
Martinus (2742) - Nijmegen, 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)
bartlebier (1524) - 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.
fugitive (1304) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012. Color dark orange with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, yeast, spicy. Taste sweet, alcohol, malt, spicy.
EddyBeer1 (840) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée foncée voilée, effervescence moyenne, col blanc moyen-fin. Malts caramel très présents mais néanmoins agréables, petit fruité, amertume légèrement réglissée bien présente par la suite.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown/red with a small ring of head. Aroma of various autumn spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, some yeast, bread and caramel malts. Flavour of caramel malts, toasted nuts, yeast, spices, acid, orange peel, with a perfumed aftertaste. Nice to begin with but has a really unpleasant aftertaste. Don’t usually dump beer...