Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very old-fashioned brown table beer, as not many survive these days in Belgium. Deeply beige, mousse-like, sticky and stable head on a dark bronze beer with ruby red hue, clear. Sweetish malt aroma (caramel) with some candi sugar, hint of liquorice, vague floral hops and quite conspicuous iron smell. Malty taste supported by extra candi sweetness, not sticky, slightly nutty, bit metallic, finishing very lightly hoppy with the expected thin mouthfeel typical for the style. Should not be judged in relation to ’serious’ beers: these table beers are merely functional, as an unpretentious daily beverage of which the taste should be of sufficient low profile as not to drown the taste of, say, cooked potatoes. In that respect, this table beer serves its purpose as good as any other.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Geers, hooray for a 0€50 beer.
Cuivrée, col crémeux beige.
Arôme malté léger en caramel, rappelant un cola.
Palais reste léger, dans un style presque malta/drêche et réglisse avec un fini légèrement sucré. Amertume reste en retrait.
Facile à boire sans grande complexité, et parvient à battre pas mal des grands noms des pils insipides du marché belge.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, reddish shine. Tan head, deminishing but leaving a sticky lacing. Aroma of malts, malt sugar, kvas, caramel and roasted malts. Sweet malty flavour. Finish caramel, malts, kvas.
Yep, it’s a table beer allright. And quite a decent one at it. Not sure though where the hops are that are mentioned in the name. Simple, but I quite like it.
(From 33cL bottle @ home. BB 18-04-12)
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with a medium sized beige creamy head. Sweet aroma with roasted maltbrown sugar, caramel and dark overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, dark overripe fruits, caramel and hazel nuts. Finished sweet. Quite a beer considering its abv.
Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours out very dark brown. Big light brown head that holds ok. A bit of an unpleasant sweet-fruit smell. Earthy. Very sweet fruity taste. Something metallic/unpleasant inside. Way to sweet, unbalanced, and also the mouthfeel is very very pour. More soda then beer for me. Genre "tafelbier"...
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge chocolate brown head. Aroma is roasted malty. Sweet sugarish malty flavoured. Light roasted note. Sweet caramelish flavoured into the finish. Simple.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, 2%. Mild farty CO2 aroma. Nice clear dark brown colour. Small fizzy light brown head. The flavour is quite sweet, brown sugar, also a little farty. Dryish finish, a bit like artificial sweetener, though I am not sure that is actually in there. Seems to have a little plastic in the finish.
Yves (2231) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown coloured beer with buttery malty aroma. Sweet sugar palate. Finish is sweet buttery and little spciy and herby.
Wim (2738) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
black dark brown coloured body with a off white head a sweet malty aroma a sweet malty caramel taste and a short sweet malty finish
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost black coloured beer with an average off-white to brown head. Light buttery malty sweet caramel roasted aroma. Medium to full sprankling palate. Finish is sweet malty, caramel sweet.