Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The head is modest on this dark brown Italian. The aroma is malty and fruity and the flavour is sweet and malty with notes of plum and raisin and a hint of harsh butter. The bitterness is moderate in the finish, but one thing is certain, this beer doesn’t give credit to it’s name IMO
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For once, may they forgive me, rated from memory Dark brown beer with good, but not persistent dark yellow head. Very dark malty and spicey nose, totally in the Ardennes style. Nose gets fully confirmed with earthy, leafy, dry-spicey and near coffee notes. Completely in the Achouffe/Fantome/Du Bocq style, including a hint of too many fusels. Less fuller bodied than the taste would have you, a bit thinnish, connecting with a touch of sourness at the swallowing. Named after the beer of Maigret - hence the Walloon character?
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle at Mentana 104, Parma. Cloudy bronze-brown colour with a creamy offwhite head. Raisins and potent nutty nose. sweet fruity flavours, met by semi-dryish strong nuttiness. Medium body. Lives up to its name.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity malt aroma, hazy orange/red, wearing a tiny custard head. Tastes of malt, toffee, and butterscotch. Medium bodied, sweet, and very well balanced. Unique! Thanks for sharing R!
tsp (113) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 0.7L) Pours red amber, with beige fluffy head. Taste is fresh with dominant notes of citrus, bitter hops and perhaps honey. The nose contains notes of apples/cirus and sweet malts. All in all, this beer is very enjoyable. I can’t wait to taste my next beer from Cittavecchia.. :-)
Dorqui (2028) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and medium compact foam. Sufficient persistence. Dark brown color, lightly reddish. Medium bubbly. Determined and unusual scent; notes of ripe fruits and withered, light rumors of alcohol and mildew. Medium pungent taste and wrapping. Bitterish and of medium duration end.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle 75 cl. Pours a hazy amber with a lively off-white head - comes gushing. Sweet aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Medium body, sweet burned caramel, dried fruits and a little yeast. There’s a vague underlying tartness and combined with the gushing it indicates an infection - just like the bottle I had 5 years ago!! No real bitterness. 100910
Bottle 75 cl Dark, reddish amber, unclear with a light brown collapsing head. Fresh, tart, fruity nose. Has some of the same rustic, earthy malty notes also found in the Baladin beers. Weird underlying sourness - I wonder if it’s intentional or a sign of infection? Interesting if not exactly formidable. 6/3/5/2/12= 2.8 180505
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with a small off-white head. Dark fruits and a caramel malty aroma and a sweet fruity light sour taste. Medium body and a sweet.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy red brown colour with a small beige head.
Nice flavour with lots of malts, dried fruits and sweetness.
Malty flavour with notes of tobacco and dried fruits. Strange acidic finish.
A nice attempt of making a belgian ale, but not quite succeeded.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Muddy reddish / brown colour with almost no head. Malty aroma with lots of dark fruit. Flavor is malty with hints of plum and raisin. The fruityness is to artificial.