peponi (1047) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: woody notes, red fruits, cellar.
Appearance: clear brown-reddish color, nice beige head.
Taste: no bitterness, barrel notes, slightly astringent, semi-sweet, roasted dark malts.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, barrel notes in the finish.
Overall: Actually not so bad.
tmoreau (3266) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear, amber highlighted, brown hue, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was sweet and wine-like, with ripened, dried fruit, subtle spice, and a bit of red wine vinegar tartness. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste added some earthy & tannic astringency, continued the pleasant fruitiness, and finished moderately tart. Decent.
JefVerstraete (2428) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ La Buena Vista, Brugge. Dark red/brown. Creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with notes of caramel. Aroma of red berries with light sour notes. Rather sweet. Almost no bitterness. Not bad.
Vighals (2416) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sure kirsebær. Sursøt smak av bær og brunt sukker. Stikky. Kort
Neorej80 (462) - - APR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Champagne like aroma, marshmellow. Pretty dark colour. Very sweet rasins, strawberries and red fruit. Champagne like sweet aftertaste.
Alengrin (3865) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic Flemish ’versnijbier’ with a history dating back to 1911 when it was launched by a brewery in Brugues, and apparently was already a blend of a sweet brown beer with a lambic at that time. The result is a beer much reminiscent of ’oud bruin’. Medium, yellowish off-white head, colour a dark brownish ruby. Caramelly flavour, raisin, cherries, sour berries, yoghurt; caramelly and slightly candi-ish sweetishness dominate, but the sour accent reveals a very faint hint of lambic, drying a bit in the finish. Otherwise rather boring, actually, with too thin body. Tasted this many years ago and I should rerate it, but being familiar with John Martin’s range, I am confident it has not improved since then...
Werthergoethe (234) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Красивы& тёмно-ру цвет, богатый, почти "винный&q вкус с лёгкой кислинк& В послевк& - карамел& Легко и приятно пьётся.
iggynelix (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, yard of ale, Stroudsburg, pa. Tan head sticks to glass, aroma of a Belgian. Iced tea colour, slight carbonation. Leads with caramelized fruit notes, sourness is slight. Like a very mellowed RaisonDeTra. 5.0 abv and drinkable at a session.
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was quite a pleasant surprise. Moderate malty, some roast, caramel, light dried fruitiness, brown sugar, light hops in background. Moderate sweetness with light sourness
Drinkable, but definitely something synthetic weird about this one.
ronaldtheriot (1631) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourgogne des Flandres has a medium, cream-colored head, heavy lacing left on the glass, and an initially clear, cola-brown, bubbly appearance, which becomes quite murky, once the bottom sediment is loosened and poured in. The aroma is of sharp, aged malt, slightly turned fruit, chocolate, and sweet, gingerbread. Taste is of sweet & sour candy, sugar, turned fruit, medium-to-dark malt, acid, and brown bread crust. Some tart cherry, much like Dr. Pepper, is in evidence, too. Bitterness is low, and the mouthfeel is medium and cola-like, but without the high carbonation. Bourgogne des Flanders finishes semi-wet and decently drinkable. RJT