fugitive (1518) - Athens, GREECE - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brouwerij De Halve Maan. Color hazy brown with medium head. Aroma malt, hop, sweet, caramel. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, sugar.
txspartan (974) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average dubbel at best. I am still convinced that there is something in the water of Brugge that makes it difficult to make an enjoyable beer.
GBZ59 (1188) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a chalice, pours brown colored with a foggy ody. Dense foam with medium bubbles, very good retention. Your nose will perceive toasted malts 6 yeast profile, hops not shown. Taste is sweety with spicy notes of dark fruis. Alcohol is present in a medium-heavy body & could be felt overall. An standard but not less good Belgish Bruin.Nice drinkability sip by sip.
Eructoblaster (3273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark brown body with a thick beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grassy hints. Taste carries woody and yeasty notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.
HenrikSoegaard (11211) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. moderate bitter nice caramellic flavor. Toffee notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
beerfest5 (1204) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not bad dubbel, a little light in almost every category including abv. not that every belgian ale needs to be in double digits abv or anything, but this is a little light. caramel color and flavor, tastes good but nothing too interesting here.
KyotoLefty (7175) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Wachi. Spicy caramel aroma with alcohol noticeable. Rather thin body, spicy, with caramel and chocolate. OK, but a bit boring.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Le Grain d’Orge in Neuchâtel (CH). Dark brown veiled with beige foam, sticking to the glass. The nose is malted, chocolate, notes of alcohol, toffy, ripe fruits and dry fruits. The mouth is sweetened, chocolate, brown sugar and toffee. Vinous veil of acidity and note of alcohol. Delicious.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks Dad, pours a deep red with a nice tan head, aroma of grapes, cherries, raisins and vanilla, flavor of carob, nice acidity, alcohol is not hidden well, too sweet, medium body.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown. Aroma of malt, sugar and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor of malt, caramel, some fruits and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.