JorisPPattyn (8569) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Fairly aged sample) Deep chestnut colour, clear, nearly no head. Woody nose, touch of acidity. Nutty - but not as in oxidation (hazel- or walnut oil), but rather as cashews. At the first sip this is a rather neutral beer, but after a few more, it appears to be a extremely well balanced one. If the main taste is caramel-sweet, like a usual bock, there is a definite sourish touch - mild sour as lactic acid. Again woody, even a touch of bitter, and a fruity palate, maybe blueberry-like. A dash of fiery mouthfeel, not aggressive, but it just delivers the kick to get interested in this beer. I have said it before: 3 Horne's beers only get better with age. Nothing compared to this: it was mediocre at best when fresh, now it is excellent!
rauchbier (3668) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, Amsterdam BBF2003. Dark ruby red, thin white head and moderate condition. Fruity malt aromas with hints of blackberries, sweet and malty in the mouth with more tart berry notes coming through in the finish.
jerohen (2076) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Utrecht bokbier-festival 2003. Dark coloured, faint aroma. Malty, sweet. Not my favourite.
skortila (4851) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet smell, Dark colour. sweet/caramel taste. Very lovely malty palate.
caesar (5824) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Sampled at Utrechts Bokbierfestival</i> Dark color. Not a strong aroma. Caramelly malts. Full bodied indeed.
bierkoning (11219) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
drank it at the brewery itself. The beer was very young then. Very yeasty aroma and taste. Very sweet and full bodied. Fruity.
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark nut brown. Sweet & malty. Fullbodied and complex.
Bov (10574) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber colour, nice lace and head, complex fruity nose (cherry, plum), sweet and full, salty (!?), long aftertaste