probstblueribbon (3273) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle (attractive!) from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep mahogany with a frail light tan head.
Aroma: Tart fruitiness, nutty brown sugar and rum dark-like notes, organic acids that hint of infection, figs, apricots, some tart berries, alcohol, not what I expected for the style.
Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse, floppy effervescence, a little astringent.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with lots of bright fruitiness, hazelnuts, some brown sugar, alcohol, berries, apricots, some pear drop/solvent, less deep than the nose in terms of malts, no hop notes to speak of; off-dry with tartness and some bitterness than is masked by the acidity, with a decent malty, kinda fruity finish.
Like the name implies, this beast is made up of many parts that don’t really go together well.
GRM (3270) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 22 2010; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, nice effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light figs; mouth: malt, caramel, light figs, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with good presence of caramel, medium body, rather carbonated, a bit thin, mildly sweet; overall: different
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 juin 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, bonne effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, léger figue, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec bonne présence de caramel, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : différent
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, hazy dark amber hue, with a thick beige head, yeasty, toasted, caramel, biscuity, bready malt, cookie dough nose with some fruity dark dried raisin, fig and toffee accents, with a soft winey, oaky, tannic note, with some spicy, cakey, wheat muffin aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, faint winey, fruity, sweet caramelized, toasted, biscuity malt character with some dried raisin, fig, date, cookie dough, toffee backbones, with some faint oaky, tannic undertones and some bran cake, subtle nutmeg spicy accents, leading towards a warming, malty, caramel, toffee, faint lingering winey, vinous, fruity finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2009.
Aroma is sweet candied malt, some wheat notes, deep copper, small toffee head. Taste is a big roasted malt, caramel and nutty. Medium bodied, lucious mouthfeel. Terrific!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. This reddish-brown pour had some cherry and some spicy notes.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Old red apple,light caramel...
Appearance:hazy redish brown,good head...
Flavor:light sour,old fruit,light caramel....
pintbypint (2882) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Brown pour, some haze. Nicely formed beige head, creamy edges, good stickiness. Spicy nose, caramel, some chocolate malt, nutty, hints of fruit. Taste has chocoalte and nutty malt notes, cherries and assorted fruits. Dries right out at the end, late yeasty notes. Carbonation is on the high side, body is medium. The alcohol stays well hidden. Overall a drinkable Belgian ale, but nothing I would seek out again.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of malts, fruits and vanilla. The taste of sparkling fruit, citus, winery. The aftertaste sweet fruity with some bitter.
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful 330mL bottle in a mini-Duvel tulip glass. Pours a thick dark amber, cloudy and even cloudier when the bottom is poured. Nothing too special about this beer, a nice mix of Belgian yeast esthers, very very fruity due to that (maybe too high of a temp). Fruity esthers pretty much take over and there is not too much else to it. Medium body with an empty ending, medium-strong carbonation. I could drink it again but nothing grabs me.
Lowenbrau (2602) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Malty and spicy aromas. Pours bright dark gold, with nice white head, persistent. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is some sweet, malty, with spices and herbal flavours. Good long finish.
Really enjoyable, and a tasty twist for the style. Quite enjoyable.