JorisPPattyn (9392) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Huge yellow-brown, dense head over beautiful deep mahogany coloured beer. Sweetish nose, very liqueurish. Spices and cypress blend to a very Ardennes-like brew. Spicy, leafy, root spices flavours. Caramel, burnt & roasted notes, almonds, faint bitterish lining. Good balance. Quite well-bodied, slick, nearly viscous. Not very distinctive finish or aftertaste. Not bad at all. Thank God it is Blauwe, and not Botte Bijl…
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
30 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours almost clear brown with a small off-white head. Mild roasted malty and slight spiced aroma. Flavour is sweet malty, slight oxidised. Light spice note and somewhat flat into the finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 30 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Comes as "De Leckere Winterbier. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small off-white head. Delicious aroma of burned caramel. Quite full-bodied with burned caramel, pumpernickel and roasted malt. Subdued bitterness but heavy on alcohol. More British/Scottish than Belgian really. 041008
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 10%. Good vinous malt aroma, hint of bread. Hazy amber colour. Small frothy white head. Good malty flavour, slightly creamy. Sweet and with a hint of warming alcohol. Good, but a bit weak for ABV.
SHIG (4517) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma is fruit and spice. Taste is a nice sweet fruit, the alcohol level is very well hidden.
note666 (1246) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml botlle. hazy orange golden colour. off white, fading, head. nice spicy taste. 10% not to noticeable.
ha1ag (859) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled in Take One in Mestreech. Dark hazy amber color, beige head with nice lacing, Nose is yeasty and arome is like orangepeel. Flavour is sweet with orange, spicy and low bitterness. A bit too thin for a winterbeer of my taste. Not bad.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled (BB 11/2008)
Thanks bierkoning, Edo! Hazy orange nut-brown color, small off-white head. Glue-like grainy aroma. Sweetish, toffeish, diacetylic flavor. Liquerish palate. Feels almost infected. It doesn’t feel 10 % either.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Hazy orangeish nutbrown colour, not much head. Aroma is very glueish alcohol, yeast, raisins and fruits. Flavour is very sweet fruits, malts and quite glueish. The alcohol is very disturbing in this one.
pivnizub (10096) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Hazy, orangey colored, "dirty" small foamy layer; moderate grainy-toasted-malty nose with shy orangey traces; moderate sweet, a bit tart flavour, medium bodied; sweet-fruity, a bit tart, too, finish. All in all a quite weak example for a 10% ABV beer.........