rlgk (9030) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber, white head. Nutty,creamy aroma, some perfume. Flavor is nuttyand somewhat spicy, milky and creamy notes with some vanilla. Hoppy finish.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown beer with a white head which retains itself beautifully. Good lacing also. Aroma is of sour berries and freshly plained pine. Taste is typically Belgian with candy sugar coming through. As I said typically Belgian but only average within its class.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a big and light-beige foamy head. Sweet and yeasty caramel-malty aroma with a distinctive nutty touch and notes of caramel and ginger. Sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Cara-malty and nutty taste with toffee and yeasty and spicy accents; moderately sweet, malt-accented finish with shy hoppy spots. Good. 03.XII.09
JorisPPattyn (7678) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate gushing to yellow-tinted head, huge and dense; hazy dark-amber beer. Slight aroma of (sorry) horsesh*t, vegetable, freshly dried hops, farmyard, iron. Hayish flavour, much sweeter than expected from the nose, caramel. Just a faint, metallic hopflavour in the palate. More toffee, probably iron, better masked as in the nose. Medium-bodied, velvety texture. Quite good Belgian speciale, Walloon version. Vies with the best, actually.
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Organic beer (Ambree Biologique), 330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Wealthy head of gushing, slightly off-white, foam on top of a hazy, amber body. Firm lacing on the glass. Promising aroma of dry, caramel malts. Caramel-chocolate malts in flavour gradually replaced by Belgian ale fruitiness. Ends with notes of yeasty bitterness. Good, natural carbonation. Easy to drink and, in fact, rather thin on the swallow (Tromsø, 25.04.2009).
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky red amber, spiralling bead, creamy white legs. Sweetish and malt-heavy like a biere du garde. Smoke, spruce and honey. Definitely some piney hop notes in there. A lick of copper penny. Distant alcohol. Tasty, but wouldn’t rush back to it.
Benzai (6267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Dark amber color. Decent smell and taste. Low carbo and body low to medium. Not really special but decent.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big offwhite coarseish head. Hazy amber body. Fruity yeasty malty aroma. Sharpish peppery fruity taste with dusty yeasty soft metal notes. Thin mouthfeel. Dryish fruity peppery aftertaste. Not bad. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Oslo.)
Svesse (5816) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm, 3 May 2012) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, dried fruit, chocolate and toffee. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, citrus peel and a mild, dusty bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite decent, but there’s nothing around to make it stand out.