rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
malty sweet, bit of sourness - especially on the nose. toffee, very dark candy sugar little bit of a buttery note. touch of fruit. cloudy red-brown color. little syrupy - but enough hopping to make it reasonably well balanced. very good.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The dark version of the original Brugse Straffe Hendrik, discontinued when Riva went bankrupt. Deep caramel brown colour, yellowish white, medium thick foam and malty profile with dried fruits, candi syrupy sweetishness without being cloying, caramelly malts and mild grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Was a decent but not very distinctive Belgian ale.
mmahut (1100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean deep dark amber with low tan head. Aroma has licorice, toffee, burned caramel. Evident alcohol. Woody. Taste has medium bitterness with medium chocolate dark sweetness. Body is full, creamy, medium carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1972) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated with a different app and I am unfortunately not able to import my comments here.
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany pour with a thin white head. Aroma is strong fruit, including plums and raisins. Flavor is very sweet with raisin & plum. Finish is sweet, malty, no alcohol presence.
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olio (6501) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brewpub, Bruges.
Rated on 20100715.
Pours hazy amber color with medium head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits and grass. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits and some dry hay.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From backlog , bit aged
Head: Off white, medium sized, foamy
Smell: malts, bit spicey, some candy sirup, yeasty, bit of licquorice
Taste: along the line of the smell , quite well bodied and pretty easly drinkable , altough of the rich sweet palatse it’s clearly a winter beer.
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Deel Brown colour with big foamy white head. Aromas of dried fruits, malts and some cinnamon. Taste: sweet dried fruits, spicey, yeast. Aftertaste is heavy, because of the alcohol, some liquorice.
Very flavourfull and well balanced sweet beer.
bth122 (1293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a amber brown. Full head. Draft. Raisons, plum, candy sugar. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Nice and complex. Slight alchohl bite. Nice stuff
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewery Tap, Bruges. Pours brown with moderate off white head. Aroma sweet malts with fruit notes. Full bodied, nice mouth feel. Sweetish. Very pleasant..
ashevillebeer (2) - - MAY 24, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on a recent trip to Brugge, Belgium at a local bar (De Verloren Hoek) off the beaten path near the windmill on the north side of town frequented by the locals. Wonderful and friendly staff and recommended this locally brewed beer (on tap by the way). Probably my favorite beer of the entire journey around Belgium. I wish it was available in the USA. The blonde was also available but did not have the complexity of taste as the brown.