ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at The Trappist. The strangest beer I’ve had for some time... Murky copper pour with a frothy ivory head. Strange, vegetal nose with notes of spices and musty citrus. Extremely vegetive flavor. Perhaps its the power of suggestion but it tastes like ivy; I don’t think I like ivy. Somewhat malty with some spice. I really don’t know what to say about this beer but I know I couldn’t finish it.
77ships (4818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Belgiuminabox. BBF 07/05/2015. Hazy dark amber, collapsing lightly off-white head. Nose is vanilla, candy sugar, sweet spices, caramel, rather sweet,… Taste is light herbal praline (quite clear), light vanilla, higher carbonation obscuring the taste a bit, light herbs, lots of candy sugar, cinnamon, light metal, caramel, nutmeg, light herbal bitterness in the back but largely it is just sweet, touch candy, faint jam,… Carbonation is rather soda-like. It is far more one-note and rather dull than all of that sounds,… It is just a one-note rather dull cookie, herbal, candy sugar,…. Intrusively metallic,… I expected something far more expressive with this many ingredients,… Faintly interesting still.
kraddel (4358) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amberbrown. Small white head. Smell is sweet, indeed some xomplex mix of spices. Earthy / forest like as well. Taste is bit sweet, malty in the back. Lingering spiced sweetness. Very mild bitter aspect. Hood Mf and carbo. Very complex, yet very balanced. Perhaps a bit overly spiced...
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Oostends Bierhuisje (which unfortunately does not exist anymore). Strange ale with Scottish-inspired label and unusual ingredients; creamy foam, deep and warm, pretty amber colour. Malt and bit of candi sweetness, bit nutty, caramelly, adorned with vanilla, lemon peel and camphor-like spiciness; if you know what ground ivy smells like, well, it is certainly there. Belgian ales can be strange at times, this one is certainly unusual, but I liked it.
JulienHuxley (3892) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Willems. Clear amber-copper pour with foamy white head. Aroma is really spicy, strong vegetal notes, very leafy, hoppy, spicy. Taste is malty, light caramel, bready notes, very herbal, anesthesic herbal qualities, actually numbs the tongue a bit. Palate is med bodied with med-light carb. Interesting.
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 cl bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, yeast and fruit.
DJoer (905) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium mokka coloured head, chestnut brown colour, swert vegatable burned hear sour citrus like smell, sour medium carbonation low to medium bitter some spice afterwards, some citrus a bit sticky some cabbage like taste but also some winegum hints
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 3/VIII/13 - 25cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 2/IX/13 (2013-684)
Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, hay, toast, spicy, hint of yoghurt, bit nutty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: caramel, bit sugary, some citrus, grains, orange peel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: orange peel, sweet touch, bit spicy, bitter touch.
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2013.05.19 - bottle 25cl - hazy amber beer, lots of carbonation, beige head - nose : yeast, malts, spices - mouth : sweet, spicy - not really my thing
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown colour, white head. Fruity aroma, malts, spicy coriander seeds, caramel, candy sugar, light herbal notes. Sweet malty flavour, caramel and fruity notes. Light herbal finish, caramel and malts.
(From 25cL bottle @ De Vlasschaard, Stene, Oostende)
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 25cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Clear copper color, full sized dense white to off-white head. Smell malts, a bit yeasty, some herbs or spices. Taste malts, some bitterness, some fruityness and something weird. High carbonation, low to medium body.