madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Hazye. Beige head. Dusty old yeasty, fruity and sweet beer. Quite pleasant, but a bit vague.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 7, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with yeasty and caramel notes. Very sweet flavor with peachy and yeasty notes.
Rune (10000) - 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).
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, 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 (8913) - Ursel, 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.
maeib (8749) - 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.
KyotoLefty (8431) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.
Svesse (7501) - 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.