Stefano (1876) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark borwn, almost opaque with very shy off-white head that recedes to thin cover. Sweetish, sugary-malty aroma. A foamy mouthfeel with the dusty sweet fruit returning. Some wood, vegetal and alcohol also noticeable.
presario (4640) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another bottle from Poperinge’s Quebec trip. Fluffy brown head. Thick dark brown beer. Quickly thinning head leaves strong lacing. Vinegar like aroma similar to a Flemish Brown. Lightly airy body. Flavour is a mix of brown ale and Flemish. Light chocolate notes. Some grapes and cherries a the back of the palate.
Beerdedone (2642) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is citrus, carbonated, yeast, bitter, just an ok beer, very dissapointing.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark with a thick lasting light tan head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, sugar. Flavor is bitter, citrus, thin, funky yeast. Frail body. Drinkable.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown. Nose cocoa, lightly sweet fruit, some raisin. Lightly bitter, sour chocolate. Too acidic. Bit sweet and muddy and overly thin.
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Off-white cramy high lasting and good looking head. Clear ruby head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweat malt flavor but some bitterness at the end. The looks is definately the best about the beer. The price is much too high.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Expensive and at the bottom of its style. This was marked down to $7 from $11. It is ok for 7. The beer is dark brown. There is light fruit in the aroma. Somewhat sweet, fruity malt like a dubbel; which is what I thought it was while drinking it. Highly carbonated with a strange spritzy quality.
anders37 (16767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark ruby brown colour with a small off-white head. Has a fresh fruity aroma and some malty notes too. Malty flavor with some hints of chocolate and caramel. Has a sweet malty and slightly bitter aftertaste.
ALLOVATE (2416) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tempted never to touch another Ch’ti Bière de garde again after struggling through the Ambrée, I had to give this one a shot as I was thirsty and the fridge was nearly bare. So here goes. Poured into it’s own bulbous tulip glass, cool but not cold, from the awfully quaint little bottle. 100% on appearance; huge, cappuccino-style tan head rose up a good inch before receding to a firm thin layer that left rings down the sides. Deepest ruby red, almost black in body and shimmering in the light. Disappointing aroma (a trait of these beers?) of oxidised metal shards, driftwood and a touch of oysters in brine. Soft and slick on the tongue, medium bodied and a little watered down in flavour. Oxidation is very subtle; with a mix of goat cheese, burnt sugars, wood, cola soda and musty, staling hops (not all too disagreeable) making for an interesting review. Slightly puckering just shy of the back-end with a touch of cola and coffee beans following into the short, dryish swallow. A lot better than the Ambrée, but that isn’t saying much. Drinkable atleast!!! (25cL, 22/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brown belgian ale is syrupy and all malts like most of its counterparts in the north of France. It has a bit of a redeeming chocolate flavor, but no hops worth mentioning. The nose is all musky malts and alcohol.