Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Hazy amber color. Vanilla, bouillon, solvent, candy and lemon in the aroma. Yeasty and candyish flavor with vanilla. Fruity-bitter and yeasty finish. Unpleasantly yeasty.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Aroma of nice strong hops and apple. Amber color, beige head, few lace. Light sweet, hoppy, peppery, bit of iron. Sparkling, medium body, light dry. Complex, well hopped but still it gave me an amateuristic feeling.
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown loloured, creamy lasting head. Lovely strong sweet fruity aroma. More malts in taste, sweet fruity. Moderate sweet palate.
DutchDrebus (4806) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colour was pretty nice. All other things scored pretty decent. Thx benzai for sharing.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Fluffy medium-sized white head. Foggy, well carbonated brownish amber body. Crisp fruits and caramellish malts in the aroma. Notes of mild spices and yeast. Taste is dry malts with light acidic fruit tones. Supported by more mild spices along with some quite stale bittering hops. Body is a bit underweight, but the beer goes well down though...
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33 l fra Vinmonopolet. Gyldenbrun med litt rødskjær. Høyt kremaktig skum som fester seg til glasset. Sterk fruktig & krydret aroma. Lite kullsyre. Behagelig smak med islett av malt og frukt. Fruktig bitter avslutning. Bra!
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Hazy amber color with sparkling carbonation and a large, firm and lacy head. Toffee-malty, British-style bitter aroma with a hint of metal and strawberry. Slightly sour and acidic berries and dark toffee aroma. Long, lingering, somewhat bittersweet berry aftertaste. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated and bitter palate. A quite enjoyable, British-Belgian brew.
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber colour. Aroma is quite sweet with a hint of candy sugar. Flavour is malty and a bit sweet with a fruity finish.
SHIG (3968) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an orange amber with a off white color head. Aroma is caramel and malts, slight roastedness. Taste is a slight burnt malt with sweet caramel and a slight metal bite.
Alengrin (3363) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Artisanal Wallonian ’spéciale belge’, the classic, almost standardized genre of Belgian amber ales. Yellowish white, irregular, sticky, stable foam, ’real’ deep amber colour, almost copper, misty. Aroma of freshly cut apples, banana, grapefruit, walnuts, caramel, liquorice, cinnamon, leather and a faint smokey accent. Crispy fruity taste, citrussy, caramel malts, in the middle strongly nutty like a pale ale, light smokiness, finishing in a herbal, medium long hop bitterness. Now this is what a traditional spéciale belge should taste like - the great (commercial) icon Palm Spéciale can even learn from it.