milewide (1536) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not worth the $10.99 per 500ml that I paid. Reddish brown color. Slightly sweet Amber ale. No Belgium anywhere!
oliodnb (331) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75cl bottle shared. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick,creamy beige head. Some yeast floating. Very light smell of sweet and room malts. Very faint. Taste is also light with some caramel and a not very good bittersweet aftertaste.
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark muddy brown color. A wet blanket nose. Caramel, wheat, yeast, grain taste. Very thick mouthfeel.
gla (9) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am not a fan of red ales, but this is perfectly balanced. Long-lasting in the mouth, with an intense aroma. Lovely sweet taste. Highly recommended
jonnyt (45) - USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours dark red almost black with small creamy head. Mild aroma of dark fruits. Big mouth of cherry, vanilla and wood. Palate is sharp, sweet and creamy. Doesn't taste 8%
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crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Sweet and spicy brew, cloves and cinammon with some fig and dark fruit.
Arve_Christian (3136) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner ( on order), or was it wineshop in Rome ? Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit, good yeast influence: medium aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & med/ high complexity. On the sweet side, but well balanced. Enjoyable
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malty semi-sweet musty and mild vinous. The mildly vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mildly vinous mild hops candy and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
Marduk (2792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Bit hazy dark copper color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Alcohol, grapes, fruity aroma. Alcohol, sweet, red wine, sourish, marmalade, raisins in flavor. Sweet aftertaste.
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle - shared by Marduk - thanks!
Winer aroma on pouring. In the glass, some apple too. Later, some alcoholic vapours portend a touch of booziness perhaps? Even later, the apple’s back accompanied by almond. Sweet palate, crispened by carbonation, but strangely thin. Retronasals are sweet, appley, a bit alcoholic too. Body slickish as it warms. Strong slightly belgian ale, reminds me of the darker sweeter (Estonian) Kwak. Rougher, and less sophisticated. Adequate, but not particularly good. A bit too alcoholic, the apple and estery sweetness doesn’t cover the alcohol, if anything it draws attention to it.