Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this on clearance at my local Binny’s. Date says 2009. Pours a very deep toffee color with a low, filmy off-white head. Aroma has a lot of sweetness with a large amount of toffee, molasses, brown sugar, light earthy hops, a touch of toasted maltiness at the very end. Flavor starts off with a very sweet brown sugary taste, mild toffee middle, a touch of chocolate and finishes with a smooth molasses, light raisin and light wood flavor. Body starts off thin but the high carbonation rate and very dry , sugary feeling at the end help to compensate for the water start. Overall not bad. The wheat is lost in my opinion in both the flavor and body. The yeast used can be tasted a bit in the beer now as it’s aged. Sweet notes are nice as they aren’t over the top and are balanced well with the malts used in the grain bill.
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Dochter van de Korenaar brewpub, RBESG 2013. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is light wheat, caramel, some sourness. Flavour is wheat, light citric, caramel, fairly sweet.
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ brewery, about 3 or 4 years old. Hazy ruby color, short head. Aroma of soft spicy yeast notes, bit of raisin, caramel malt, toffee. Soft sweet taste, bit spicy, bit dry. Brewer told he was not really satisfied with the result and I can only agree. He knows he makes far better stuff :-)
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 33cl, anno 2009, courtesy of and shared with 77ships @ Hoppy Loft.
Couleur cuivrée assez trouble, col beige fin.
Arôme est malté, grillé avec une dominance de fruits noirs fermentés assez enivrant. Preuve d’une bière qui a bien évolué avec le temps.
Palais reste complexe avec une rondeur de bouche épais laissant des notes de froment, malts grillé, caramel, et encore un fruité noir onctueux. Le tout rappelant des pruneaux séchés. Garde ce profil belge de par la levure mais encore pas une fin de bouche laissant percer qcq notes d’épices. Possible souvenir des houblons qui restent quant à eux en retrait.
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Obtained in a trade with Martinus. Thx! Shared with Sebletitje & Antoine @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. 2009 Vintage – only one ever made I believe? Last bottle from the brewers personal stack – nice. Glad to try another DvdK brew as always. Pours very dark brown with tanned bubbly head. Nose is huge old fruits, slightly oxidized, clearly aged but in a very interesting way, thick malts, light spices,… Taste has vintage notes but in a very interesting & good way, sweet oxidation, sherry, slight touch of dust, thick wheat, sticky malts, strawberries, cherries, yeasty, hint almost brandy-like notes, light herbs, raisins, jam, light liquorish,.. Slightly syrupy, thick jammy malt/wheat hybrid feel to it,… Aged very well – great stuff.
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy coppercolour with small head. Aroma of marzipan and herbs. Sweetish with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel and minty herbs. Low bitterness. Rich and mellow. Quite lovely!
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
2009 bottle: Smells and tastes like it with cardboard oxidization and tepid faded bittering hops. Some rich figs, prunes, and dried dark cherries. Hint of anise and chocolate. Meh is all there is left to say about this.
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has a strange herbal aroma. The flavour has some elements of sweet & sour boiled sweets. Strange mix.
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, slight sourness and dried fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet, light sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep reddish tinted brown body with a very thin off-white head. The flavor is deeply malted wheat. Nutty wheat germ. Sweet milk chocolate truffles. Almost reminiscent of the Bell’s wheat series. Toasted wheat sprouts. Some light dubbel-ish yeasts. The aroma is dark wheat and cocoa powder with some dunkelweiss components. The palate is medium bodied and coating. Sticks around but isn’t sticky syrupy sweet.