kraddel (5966) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled as Oxfam Bruin, dated best before 2007 ( is this retired beer ?? )
Pours dark brown to black. Foam only lasts for miliseconds. Smell is dry, metallic, some perfumy sweetness, soap, burnt malts, and a slight hint of oxidation in a bad way. Taste is thin, very metallic. oxidation, sweetness ( less good than other oxidized sweet beers though ) over a very thin mouthfeel. The aftertaste is good, in contradiction to the taste, smell and looks. It consists of the portorisation you typically find in aged brown beers, and is sweet, complex, and long lasting. OK carbo, stil.
mikske79 (1462) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ik heb dit geprobeerd als Oxfam Bruin, een lekker biertje met een goede volle smaak
Alengrin (4446) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 Exotic specialty beer made for Oxfam with cane sugar from Costa Rica, rice from Thailand and quinoa from Bolivia. Also tasted as Oxfam Bruin Bier, which is the same thing. Thin and quickly dissolving, light beige head, colour a dark burgundy, clear. Subdued aroma in which rice and quinoa are detectable, grainy, hints of date, walnut, chocolate, elderberries, pear, nutmeg, bark, grassy hops. Taste begins with a dried and restricted fruitiness, strong carbonation, light citric acid accent lasting till the finish, grainy and nutty with a weird, chocolatey, almost cola-like sweetness, ending in a light bitterishness but dominated by astringent solvents. Far from flawless and boring.
chrisv10 (15174) - 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 (8076) - 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 (1406) - 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 (1499) - 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 (13631) - 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 (1273) - 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 (3937) - 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