Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber and syruppy with a tight off white head. Caramel, earthy, light herbal hop aroma. Caramel, dried fruit, raisin, prunes. Doesn’t start off as Belgian as it finishes. Sweet woody malts and light fresh yeast. Appley alcohol. Spicier as it warms up. White pepper and cardomom? Drinkable but not very distinctive.
Ungstrup (34220) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber beer with a beutiful light brown lasting head. The aroma is yeasty combined with notes of wood as well as some spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of berries, wood, caramel, and prunes - the flavor is somewhat overripe. The body is surpriseingly thin for a 6.5% ABV beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Finally, the very last bottle from the crappy Budels giftpack from hell ! Pours a clear ruby color with a thin, mostly diminishing white head. Sweet and fruity aroma. The flavor is unpleasant at the beginning but you get used to it, then I can taste, caramel, nuts, yeast and bitterness. Medium body, oily texture. I think it is the best I’ve tasted from Budels but still it’s not great.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Treacle and caramel aroma, cllear ruby, small toffee head. Tastes of almonds, medium bodied, bitter/sweet. Fair.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light golden brown pour, frothy tan head. Very little aroma - slightly sweet I suppose. Mouthfeel is quite thin and watery, but more than most of this Budels gift pack selection I have tried. Again, not really much here overall, but drinkable enough.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nez:discret on peut sentir legerement le caramel.
Gout:careml,malt un petit peut epice.
Pas mauvaise comme petit biere.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. LCBO Release. Red brown body, small white head. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of alcoholic brown sugar or caramel. Thin bodied, tastes like a watered down dubbel with some nice caramel maltiness drowning in a pool of nothingness. Light bodied. Inoffensive but boring.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from LCBO as part of seasonal import pack. Tasted in trappist glass. Appearance is deep brown / copper with an initial tan / cream coloured head. Head quickly dissapates in the glass. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee. Heavy on the sweet side. Slight hint of alcohol also. The flavour is a bit of a let down as compared with the aroma. Fairly thin mouthfeel, bitter upfront taste with a thin cheap sickly sweet finish.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahpgany coloured with a thin head. Aromas of sweet malt and caramel. Same sweetness and caramel malt in the taste. Some bitterness at the finish
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with small head. Some sweet malts in the aroma. Malts also dominant in the flavor, with some caramel aspects. Sticks to the palette a bit.