Bewitched (19) - Kyiv, - JUL 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bread, toast, leather, alcohol. This beer lacks original Belgium taste and is more like average European beer. It surely feels your mouth with that special "amber" taste, but that’s not what one would expect from a beer from Belgium.
eduardovl (964) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a tumbler glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color forming a big bubbled and fizzy light yellow head that dissipates quickly leaving few thin lingering lacings in the glass.
S: Strong notes of toffee and caramel malts. Very malty. Notes of roasted malts too. A bit metallic followed by a good perfume of flowery hops. Hints of honey and dark dry fruits (date fruit).
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts, roasted malts, candi sugar, honey and dry date fruit. Metallic notes in the mouth too. Good hops bitterness to the style. Grassy hops profile.
M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Toffee and grassy hops in the aftertaste. Not persistent aftertaste, BTW.
O: Good drinkability. Strong malt character beer. Reminded me more a Lager than an Ale.
Arek (206) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33 l, Carrefour, Zielona Góra, Poland.
Bursztynowe, mętnawe piwo z grubą, puszystą, kremową, sztywną i trwałą pianą oraz ziemistym, słodkawym, owocowym aromatem. W smaku gęste, słodowe, trochę ziemiste, zdecydowanie owocowe z łagodnie biszkoptowym posmakiem.
kerenmk (2593) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Clear dark amber with beige head. Sweet, honey aroma. Sweet honey mead-like taste. Medium body, sweet finish. Probably spoiled, but I kinda liked it anyway.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, oxidation (chocolate, cardboard, honey) and some fruitiness. Sweet oxidized flavor with caramel, stale chocolate, honey and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Auchan, France. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 081114
sharkydodson (324) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel and fruity aroma with shades of toast and raisin... the taste of caramel, dark fruits with notes of honey, figs, raisin and spices... sweet and dry aftertaste... good amber ale...
esp0r (2103) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Salling Aalborg shared with Simonsen
Amber, quite clear, white frothy head. Smell of dust, light malts, some fruity yeast and caramel. Moderate sweet, malty, some caramel, some yeast notes, moderate bitter finish. A bit better than the blonde version
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai shared by benzai. Ambree colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, sweet, raisins. Tastes sweet, malts, raisins. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Slightly hazy amber color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, a touch of dark fruits and raisins, figs. Average body and carbonation. Meh.
StilleStorm (892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DAA; Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy amber with a moderate creamy, lasting and lacing off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt and caramel, honey perfumed and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting and light warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.