JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The commercial description says a "soft, light brown ale." Are you joking? This is a big boy, a bedtime beer. Pours a deep, dark reddish-brown with an off-white head that starts big but quickly fades to a thin film. Somewhat vinous but sweet aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and raisiny, spicy, with some booze in there and a dark-malty aftertaste. Reminds me that alcohol can be a legitimate flavor, even if the beer is a touch out of balance. A tasty one that has more complexity than many other strong, sweet Belgians.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mahogany-red color and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of dried, dark fruit, coriander and a light sweetness. The flavour is sweetish with notes of raisin, grapefruit, coriander and a light bitter finish with even more grapefruit. 2251
goozen (3383) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: One of hte better ones from Haacht, this ruby red with its caramel, nutty taste.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my notes 6/3/2007 pours a one-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Deep mahogany color. Sweet malty nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is a mellow caramel, clean finish. On-tap €3.00 ($4.11) for a 330ml glass from Brasserie Le Fiacret Brussels, Belgium.
Dedollewaitor (14647) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a red hew and a off white head. crystal malts & slight sweet nutty caramel. Smooth body and good lacing. Slight fruity tones. Drinkable with a warking alcohol feel but overall im not impressed!
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown/red colour, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation,
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brownish with a hint of red. Taste was of carmel, almond. Good complex flavor. Sweet. Not bitter. Good Belgium Strong Ale.
janubio (527) - SPAIN - APR 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an absolutely nice deep red colour, with an enormous brwonish head that seems to last forever. Vigorous lace.
Aroma of cherries and, surprisingly, bananas. Spices, almonds. Somebody said roses?
Body is a bit lighter than expected, but good.
Taste of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla... very nice. A sweet and a bit medicinal aftertaste.
Fin (8324) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, given to me by Glen. Poured medium brown in colour with huge white fluffy head and nice malty, yeasty nose. The malt and yeast are there straight away in the mouth but also a warming effect from the alcohol also makes a presence. This was a thoroughly decent beer one that I’d had before and enjoyed but thanks again to Glen for this, yumm.
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Hörnan.
Ruby red. Frothy white head.
Sweet maltiness. Grassy and fruity. Loads of sweet fruits.