ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel and fruit. Malty flavor with spices and some fruity ssweetness.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Bottle.
Hazy orange coloured with an off white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, earth and wood.
Fruity flavour of apples and spices.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Itís very rare to see a Belgian style beer brewed in the UK, so I was certainly looking forward to trying this one. It pours a darkish, brown colour. The aroma is malty and yeasty with plenty of dark fruits. Apparent alcohol in the taste, bready malts and lots of fruit. Not the best example of the style but always good to see a British brewer trying new things.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma gives darkish fruits, with nutes and sweetness coming off the malts. Taste is also fruity, however the yeast, which seems to have an effect on all the burton ales, doesnt compliment the bittering hops as well as it could maybe and leaves a slightly bad taste in the mouth.
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks to Papsoe) 50 cl bottle. Cloudy amber colour with a large fluffy head. Aroma of caramel, alchohol and fruit. Flavour of alcohol and fruit from the hops, ends up bitter with a high carbonation.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. translucent copper body with a medium creamy white head. aroma has creamy yeast, bread, and a slight piney bitterness.warm yeasty alcohol flavours are definitely present as it warms. orangey and has some faint bitter chocolate too. soft and unassuming. yeasty mouthfeel. decent and drinkable.
Geiserich (2561) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity (plums), light sweet and alcoholic aroma. Hazy reddish color, stiff frothy, light brown head. Sweet malty flavor, light fruity sourly. Notes of cherries, raisins and rum-plums. Roasted malt components, coffe flavor, dry and bitter finish. Strong, complex and very nice fruity beer. A pleasant birthday drink for me.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very boozy aroma
Nut brown chestnut color
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy and HogTown Harry at Smokeless. Dark murky brown, small tan head - looks great. Dark caramel malt aroma - subtle but nice. Very rich caramel taste, alcohol is masked well. Does become quite strong as it warms. This reminded me of a 2004 Fullers Vintage a bit. Some hops at the end make this a very dry, simple, but ultimately tasty beer - most beers like this may have a tendency to become syrupy but not here. An Abbey Dubbel??? ok.....
blankboy (5153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev at Smokeless Joe. Pours a cloudy orangey-brown with a small light-brown head. Very mild aroma of caramel malt, yeast, fruit and wood. Delicious flavour follows the aroma along with some alcohol. Complex and medium bodied. Reminds me of a milder Fullers Vintage Ale. This would be even better aged for a few years. As it is itís really good.