DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Vova. Brown-colored with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some dark fruits, sugary notes and yeast. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, yeast, fruitiness, some roastiness, a bit of alcohol and a finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation.
JLDC (78) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour: black, like coffee. Thin beige head.
Nose: Sweet coffee, roasted nuts, hints of sugar and chocolate.
Flavours: Bitter, roasted almonds, hints of mint. After dinner coffee.
Finish: long, dry, bitter with hints of chocolate again.
Verdict: Very strange Tripel. Nicely done, but it tries too much to be unique.
ST247 (406) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown/black with off-white creamy foam. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruity. Taste is sweet, caramel, fruity. Good carbonation. Nice one.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Vlaamsche Reus, Wageningen. Brown - bordeaux - reddish colour, with a large beige head. Nose is light malty, toasted malts, hoppy, citric fruity. Flavour is malty, fruity, maybe a bit of molasses, alcoholic. Medium to high carbonation. Finish is dry.
Trappist1 (575) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown with beige head. nose: chcolate, caramel, peppery, bit vibrant, berries, flower. well carbonted, chocolate and grapefruit in the taste. bitter, dry, alcoholic. would expect a sweet one, but this beer is dry and bitter. very nice change in the offering off this breweries line up.
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 8.5%
Deep mahogany colour on the body, clear, with two fingers of light beige head sitting on top. Thick density, great retention. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is fruity, mostly red fruits, some yeast, some funk, a bit of lemon zest (soft drink like).
Taste has lotsof yeast at first, moderate sweet, then the funkiness is coming forward, red fruits too, along with a moderate bitterness on the finish and on the aftertaste.
Medium body, carbonation on the high side.
Overall a good one, I’d like more fruit character in this one.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl Bottle opened at home on 4th March 2014: poured carefully into a Westmalle chalice.
No sediment appeared to leave the bottle (I had stored it for some months) so I got a clear, red beer with a thinning tanned wisp in my chalice, it looked clean and inviting, even though the head could have held longer.
Sweet malty molasses vie with yeast esters for attention in the nose, dark fruit notes in the background play along.
The taste is also malty, semi-sweet and with a dark fruit feel, mild hop presence balances the brew but the body seems thin and watery considering the ABV it carries. It almost turns ’Cola’ in it’s mouthfeel, a bit fizzy, with a ’Dandelion and Burdock’ hint or two.
Not a huge disappointment, but not far off.
keeszorge (27) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi donker bier met volle schuimkraag. Koffieachtig met cola geur. Vol en pittig. Aanrader!
vincentvega72 (69) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roodbruin bier, heeft beetje de kleur van cola. Van brouwerij De Landtsheer uit Buggenhout die ook de Malheur brouwen. Mooie schuimkraag die langzaam wegebt. Smaken van koffie, toffee, drop en peperkoek. Begin is ietwat zoetig maar de afdronk is aan de bittere kant. Bier blijft lang hangen in de mond en geeft een vol gevoel. Dit bier valt absoluut niet tegen. Proberen zeker waard !!
LomYst (538) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hops, fruity belgian yeast.. smooth balaced liquid... soft carbs.. medium long hoppy Finish..