JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red-brown, smaller yellow-brown head. Very herbal, very thymian, dryness - lavender in the nose too. I seem to get oatmeal, but that might be the oak? Sweetness is as from honey, and then mandarines(the FRUIT, not the liqueur)- like citrus flavour, on a malty base, and hops - great English hops. medium bodied and VERY dry. Aftertaste is valerian, or blackcurrant. One word, WOW!
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 33 cl bottle at Le Chapître, Namur. Dark brown with a dark red-mahogany hue. The head reminds of a good cappuccino, good lace. Malty aroma; that of caramelised and even burnt malt. Earthy notes, too, along with a strong presence of pear and a touch of yeast. Taste: dark malts, pear, bitter oils more reminiscent of nuts than hops. Honey, a bit of cinnamon. Very long bitter aftertaste with a touch of mint. Full bodied, juicy and thick on the palate. Unassertive but pleasing carbonation.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled. 03/2006) Moussy, cream-colored head dissipates to a thin film. No lace. Slight aromas of lavender and dark malts (roast? chocolate? black? ... probably black). Quickly disappearing bitterness. Honeyed, citrus notes of tangello (?) in the background but not overpowering. Sweet, hot ethanol presence is definitely noticable. Mild aroma hops giving slight grassy notes with hints of marmelade (although this could just be the citrus/hop combination). Some notes of dried fruits. An enjoyable, balanced beer with complex flavors and aromas, none of which predominate or overwhelm the others. Take time with this one.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small beige head. Complex aroma of pear sirup and chocolate, not far from a young Rochefort 10. Pear flavours complemented by smoked malts. Some oaky milkiness as well as spices, finishing dry. Challenging stuff from the Namur province.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, brown-amber; nice head. Malty aroma, caramel, spices. Very good body, well structured, malty, quite sweet, a lot of caramel, very light roasted malt. Well brewed.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, average head. Aroma of tangerine and caramel. Sweet and eearthy, some wood and medicinal herb followed by licorice and orange. Complex and rather intense. Very good.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. (bought @ festival Zwevegem)
Dark brown color little cloudy, with off-white head. Aroma a bit caramel, coffee ?, a bit spices. Medium body. Taste roasted malt, spices, yeast, and a fruity touch.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of It’s nice red-brown with and Ok head. The aroma has sweetness and notes of fruit and caramel. The flavour has sweetness, notes of dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate and a little licorice. It’s nice and harmonic.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th August 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Low carbonation. Smooth silky fruit start with banana, peach and pineapple. Underneath is a soft chocolatey malt with just a bare hint of smoke. Beautifully joined up, a very nice beer with a deft touch.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brux 07. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Quite sweet with aromas of caramel and toffee together with toasted malts - good. Light yeastyness. Fruity aromas of prunes and a light alcohol touch. Also some brown sugar. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Everso slightly piney as it ages in the glass. Light dry finish.