chrisv10 (9421) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Hazy dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma malt, yeast, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, yeast, medium sweet, caramel, little plume and a little bittert.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 1/VIII/13 - 33cl bottle from Oxfam Fairtrade Shop (Gent) @ my parents’ place - BB: VIII/2015 (2013-677)
Clear dark brown beer, big aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, lots of orange peel, very metallic, smells very cheap. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter and metallic start, hint of mocha, caramel, but not sweet. aftertaste: pretty bitter, some orange peel, very metallic ending, non-sweet caramel. This is really bad. Didn’t know the water in Melle was so metallic?
SVD (326) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33CL bottle at home, Dark brown almost black beer with a small head, sweet/sour taste, interesting beer that has a bit of a different flavour but not one of the best beers i have had.
prawlie (1015) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle into a Westvleeteren glass. Dark red-brown with a brown creamy head. Spicy and acidic aroma. Dry, malty and starchy. A bit overpowering.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Nice dark brown color with a deep dark red color coming through. Small beige to light brown head that disappears quickly. Smell malts, lightly dark fruits, a bit sweet, but also a sour touch to it. Taste malts, sweetness, candy sugar, a sour hint and some fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper coloured with an off-white head. Aroma and taste of cola, coffee, soap, yeast, licorice and maybe some rum.
Grzesiek79 (2733) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dziwne piwo niby karmelowe, ciemne i słodowe ale nazbyt słodkie, przesadnie dosładzane brązowym cukrem. Niby ekologiczne ale trochę nie w moim typie ten ciemny dubbel
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, fruits, yeas, caramel and malt.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown body. Small off-white fizzy head. Aroma of sweet malts, grapes, molasses, ... quite ok - good balance and ok complexity. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour in a good balance. Nice beer.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
July 2010: Formally known as Oxfam Bruin, this is a ’fairtrade’ beer with ingrediants from Thailand, Costa Rica and Bolivia. Only available from Belgian Oxfam shops (as far as I know), this one is from the one in Brugge.
Brown 33cl bottle (sediment within) poured into my Westmalle chalice.
Dark Ruby Red body, clear and clean looking, good covering of a light brown foamy head which left some lacing as the beer was sunk.
Very little smell, some roasted malts maybe, but nothing much.
The taste was sour at first, some toated malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, slight but just about detectable.
A bit thin and lacking in depth for a 7.5% ABV.
I’ll not be rushing out and getting a crate full of this, but one is fine.