Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy maroon colored, huge tan head. Malty aroma and taste, with a slight bitter finish. Good body and character.
Bov (9371) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8621) - 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 (8402) - 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
Rune (7827) - 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).
JorisPPattyn (7820) - 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.
Benzai (7342) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.
KyotoLefty (6188) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Doll Dress. Dark amber with orange. Dry, spicy aroma with lots of grassy hops. Earthy, dry, grassy flavor with a touch of sour. Fruity and very restrained. Not at all sweet, but a bit too sour--old? Crisp body. Decent.
larsga (6163) - 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.)