Jimthechap (1621) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It does what it says on the tin this: it’s ruby red with a covering of off-white head and some good carbonation with a few flakes of sediment. It smells of red fruit jellies and fruit pastilles with a dash of sherbet, but for all that, the aroma doesn’t reek of sweetness. The carbonation is stronger than I expected in such a rich beer. Some good sweetness and twinges of raspberry and blackberry juiciness. It sits perched on the palate, a welcome guest, and lingers like the tasty little devil it is. A port-like finish that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy ruby. Thin beige head and lacing. Very fruity aroma of port, sugar, berries and wine gum. Caramel, red currants and other berries in taste.
KoNrRiI (458) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 bottle. The color is ruby red just like commercially described, the head is small and tanned. Sweet aroma, kind of malty-ish with dark fruits. Taste is also sweet and also contains dark fruits and malts, apart from that some spices are present. Medium body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish can be described as more conventional when it comes to Belgian beers - it has more spicy notes, more complexity, and more sourness. Overall the beer is quite good, but considering the style it could have been better.
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza oscura-rojiza. Tiene una espuma densa y un gusto algo afrutado y dulce. Algo diferente.
melush (608) - SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a caramelo y afrutado.
McWorta (574) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-amber coloured, clear with a small dark white head. Noses of dried dark fruits, raisins and herbs. A bit lively at first showing a medium body with a somewhat slick texture. Fruity and malty/bready sweet with a light floral herb note. The finish is medium lasting building a light bitterness.
blackisle (662) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear ruby red color, small tan creamy head, settles down to a creamy layer with yeast islets, good lacing; aroma sweet toasted , dark fruit (cherries, berries), candy sugar, hint of licorice; rather fruity sweet taste, toasted malts; full body, creamy mouthfeel; sweetbitter fruity and toasted finish.
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inderdaad een mooi, robijnrood bier met een lichtbruine schuimkraag. Lekker vol, zoetig aroma waar een beetje alcohol in terug te vinden is. Dit gaat mee in de smaak waar op de achtergrond de toets van drop in voorkomt. Iets bittere nasmaak.
Indeed a nice, ruby-red beer with a light brown layer of foam. It has a nice, sweet aroma with the touch of alcohol. This goes on into the taste, and this also has the touch of licorice. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
LasseVPedersen (224) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. Pours deep amber, copper and ruby red. Lively with a big, foamy light beige-white head. Sweet aroma, complex and rich, light and wooden floral, berries as well. Sugar-ish. Light candy sweet flavour at first, which turns out to be quickly bittersweet at the middle notes. Caramelized malt, hazy nuts and alcoholic booze. Light balanced long bitter finish. Thick, lingering mouth-feel. Medium-full bodied. Maybe a bit too sweet
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Delirium Cafe, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out caramely bready malt and dark dried fruits. Flavour is quite similar, with notes of dark dried fruits, caramel and bready malt. Full-bodied and medium sweet, but without any cloying quality. Very well-balanced and highly drinkable for the style. Very good.