Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Charming deep copper, lasting off-white head. Nose reminiscent of a belgian scotch ale through its slightly smoky edges, earthy fruits (dates, raisins) and estery (bananas) aromas. Interesting spicy yeastiness. Dry chocolate cookie flavors. Somehow peppery yeastiness. Well blended elements, takes some time to evaluate as the flavors are really merged up. Moderately high carbonation, satisfying medium body. Another good belgian from brooklyn.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2005. Very dark with a nice head. The aroma consists of fresh plums and a bit of oriental spices. On the palate it is fullbodied and soft with a warming alcoholic snap at the end. Garrett Oliver told me, that the yeast used was the same as Chimay, but that this beer was fermented at 20 degrees celcius whereas Chimay ferments at close to 30 degrees celcius. Probably because of this fact, this beer does have som aromatic elements in common with Chimay, but it doesn’t have the burnt character of the latter. Good one.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Although I have written notes on this beer from when I first tasted it a couple months ago, I recently had it again, and my recent tasting does not quite match those notes. So this is more along the recent tasting. Nice dark ruddy brown. Huge earthy-fruit and spicy Belgian yeast aroma. Lots more dark fruits in the flavor. My original notes indicate a very large alcohol presense, but I didnt get nearly that in the recent tasting. Could be that it has mellowed. Could be that I was drunk. Good beer tho.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Amber coloured. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour with lots of yeastiness.Slightly thin. Bland. Reminds me of Chimay Red.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from draught at Københavnske Øldage 2005.
Golden amber colored, fine tan head. Dominating yeast aroma with sweet toffee and spicy hints. Lots of yeast and fruit such as orange and pineapple in the flavor with a sharp and dry mouthfull (or is it just my mouth beeing sore after 3 days of heavy drinking?!). Flavorfull.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Brown colour, small creamy head. Aroma has a hint of malt. Malty, sweet flavour with an aftertaste of marcipan. Creamy mouthfeel.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ KØ 2005: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige head. Fruity, spices and light liqourice in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and fruity with ligth spicy notes. Ends on a fruity and sweet note. I kind of like it.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[At Københavnske Øldage 2005, served by Garret Oliver] A red-brown beer with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with some notes of yeast. The flavor is sweet malty and nicely spicy, leading to a dry spicy end. An OK beer, but not as good as most Belgian Dubbels.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Amber colour with a off-white head. Sweet dark fruit caramel aroma and a sweet fruity light yeasty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DBF2005. Nose of sweet fruits and yeast. Dark brown body, reddish tint, medium off-white head. Sweet flavor, yeasty, good fruityness.