fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light unclear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, bread, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130208)
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 1st De Graal version. Chestnut red, good off white head and moderate condition. Gentle fruity yeast in the nose with a slight figginess, delicate roasted barley and sweet fruity malt in the mouth, gentle sweet malt and roasted barley in the finish.
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a chocolate brown with an off white color head. Sweet candy fruit and spice aroma. The taste is sweet with dark malt and fruit spice. The finish is dry and sweet.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle changed from brewery now brewed at Alvinne. Tasted at the beer festival at Vichte. Had it on tap from De Graal, and also on bottle from the Graal.
A very noice and spicy beer with flavour od coreander.
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle@1ste Waregemse Bierhappening. Bronze with a small, stable offwhite head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Flavours are mostly spicy with coriander overtaking fruit, especially towards the finish. Drinkable, but not very memorable.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday at the opening of
the "farm brewers". This new ’Koekelaring’ version has a Red-brown color, with a big creamy head. Medium body.
Taste is little sour, malty, some bitterness. A very good creation.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having won the open BLES championship for amateur brewers, this beer was brewed once at the 2000 L scale by De Graal. 33 cl bottle, bottled Sep 05. Murky, chocolate coloured with a chestnut shine. The head is small and creamy and laces well. Aroma: chocolate (malt), earthy (hop), a bit of rubber, a hint of cherries. The taste is malty - with lots of dark malts, bitter - but not hoppy, rather coffee and even burnt chicory; same in the aftertaste. A dense and teasing palate.
JorisPPattyn (7779) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 First version brewed at De Graal Fully dark beer; head reduced to very white rim in seconds. Spicey nose with parsley, nutmeg, cinnamon and dark malts. Dark bitterish and roasted malts taste, moccha, and quite some spices, but this time blending in so identification quite difficult. Gingerbread-like, garden herbs. Very well-bodied, good carbonation. Nice, this one, one expects it spicey-sweet, but turning out more bitter & herbal.