kimjongill (207) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From slightly aged bottle. Brownish ruby appearance. Slight but pleasant aromas. Nothing strong or unpleasant in the taste, but it’s not particularly strong either. I wouldn’t call this a "strong" belgian so much as a typical but solid entry into the belgian category. Taste it if you have the rare opportunity. Thanks for the trade, Doug.
Alengrin (1025) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this some years ago but apparently it is still in production, as one of many commissioned beers from Bouillon, in this case for the Brasserie Lamborelle in Bastogne. Rocky, stable, dense, pale beige foam, colour dark mahogany with a copperish glow, misty; aroma malty (especially nuts, some caramel) with notes of coriander, overripe pear, liquorice, grassy hops, raisins, hint of cloves but also a rather unpleasant smell of some sulphur compound (I fear H2S). Taste begins with a fruity sweetishness, slightly sourish, caramelly maltiness, light spicy accents, but everything in a kind of ’hollow’, dull way, cardboard, finish mild bitter with a hint of coffee. Boring, a bit ’empty’ and not well-balanced, like most beers from this brewery, I regret to add.
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16/II/13 - 33cl bottle @ ’t Botteltje (Oostende) - BB: V/14 (2013-178)
Clear brown beer, very creamy irregular beige head, stable. Aroma: bit sweet, sugary, bread, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty metallic, caramel, malts, citrus, grains, bitter touch, some milk chocolate. Aftertaste: toast, bitter hops, caramel, bit grassy, herbal, metallic, mocha, dark chocolate, citrus.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak spicy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, 4 ans de bouteille.
Brune trouble, col très épais et crémeux allant vers ocre.
Arôme de veille levure, malté agréable bien grillé/caramel avec une pointe de fruits noirs; raisin.
En bouche, malt, fruits noirs; date ou pruneaux?, note sucre brun, pétillant tjrs bien en avant avec un fini assez sec.
Autant Bouillon reste dans le banal pour les bières blondes, j’apprécie bien les efforts sur les bières brunes, tout comme des bières qui même après qcq années présentent toujours autant de vie.
suprchunk (2168) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a abundant cream colored head. Head shrinks but stays throughout the entire drink.
Malty burnt sugar. A little yeast hidden behind the sweet aroma. Very good.
Typical yeasty profile you would find in a Trappist. Mixed in with that is the sweetness you got a whiff of earlier. A little bit of caramel, and a little clove.
Little bit of the sugar stays around, but the carbonation balances it out quite well. Not too much alcohol heat as it is hidden by the marriage of everything else that makes this beer very well balanced, and good. Only issue is the sugar hanging on to the corners of my mouth, but I can overlook that.
Besides the ABV, it is very drinkable. Would be great on a cold winter night. I’ll stock up and drink them this winter, to save my W12’s.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle a murky brown beer with a slight white head, Aroma of caramel, bread, and malt. Flavor is medium bodied and hints of bread and yeast...a very earthy taste. A nice dry finish. A good Belgium beer.
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown with a off white color head that laced as it dissipated. Aroma is dark fruits. Taste is a maple syrup, fruits, and malts.
MoritzF (8456) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 33cl) Almost clear, brown colour with a beige and slowly lacing foamy head. Sweet toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel and rather light fruity notes. Sweet flavour with a tinge of acidity, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Caramel-malty and toasty taste with underlying berry-fruity notes; moderately sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish. A simple but drinkable ale brewed for a bar in Bastogne, most probably in remembrance of the 101. US Airborne division, who fought there in late 1944 during the German Ardennes offensive. 08.III.10
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Muddy with a medium beige head. Rotten aroma. Flavour was somewhat sweet and oxydized with hints of roasted malt. Off.