Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good experiment. Color is nice, smell and taste not. Low body, low carbo.
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark copper pour with a thick tan head. Very sweet and fruity aroma with some mild hints of wood and caramel malts. Sweet and cherry-like flavor at the start with a light tartness and a sweet and fruity finish. Menu said sour, but wasn’t really sour. Still decent though.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark copper color. Medium head. Aroma of perfume, coriander. some candy sugar. Taste is medum sweetness and some lite sour at end. Tastes of cherry and rasberry notes. Med body, livelier carbonation, almost champaign-like. Interesting one.
jsmerig (1323) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peppery aroma maybe coriander. Pours a deep rich mahogany brown. Taste is very sweet and cherry-like up front with a mix of sour in the background. As the tasting continues the flavor and carbonation become reminiscent of an Asti such as martini and rossi or Verdi. Interesting.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. A lot of hype on this one. Lets see if it lives up. Ruby copper with a off-white lace. Nose is cherry, oak, apple cider, wet cardboard. Flavor reveals cherry skins, some nuts, enchilidas, cardboard, some woody tannins. Lightly acidic finish. Meh.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clean dark ruby copper with one finger of light tan head. Nose is awful, smells like low quality deli meat and crappy cherries. Tart and kind of astringent flavor, cherry skins in here too. Some kind of meat, bleeeeeehhhh. Not a fan.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dingy reddish brown pour, with a smattering of carbonation. Wet wood, overripe cherry, and mildly vegetal funk in the nose. Body is more lively than the appearance would suggest. Taste is very problematic (possibly in part because the beer seems to advertise itself as a bruin, and yet is categorized here as a dubbel). At any rate, it veers between cloyingly sweet and unassertive funk that’s past its prime. At best, this is boring.
hawthorne00 (2728) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 8C. Brown with a coat of beige head that doesn’t hang about. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, stewed prunes, hard spices. Taste has caramel sweetness, gentle sourness, some spices. Nice balance, very quaffable if plain.
maledictum (699) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is fruity, light acidic, yeast and light balsamicco. Sweet malty flavour with lots of caramel and sweet dark fruit.
Rune (9067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taster from bottle at Timmermans. Nice brown, red-tinged body colour. Low, off-white head. Dried fruits and sweet malty nose. Tart and sweet taste of brown sugar and semi-sour berries. Short lived ending. So and so (Toer de Geuze, Itterbeek 01.05.2011).