fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ 9th Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels. Unclear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, earth, dust, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010907)
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy reddish with a fully diminished white head. Light hoppy and fruity aroma. Mildly spiced and caramel malt flavour, light yeasty spiced. Ends with a nice fruity note, solid bitterness and a light spice/yeasty mellow note. Nice.
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is also sweet malty but with notes of both caramel, spices, and wood.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr/Ungstrup. Pours a slightly hazy, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, fruity, lightly perfumy nose. Medium body with fruity notes and some flowery accents. Dry, lightly bitter finish. After a couple of hopeless fruit beers it’s great to see De Ryck back in form. 120108
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy brown coloured with a lacing beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, spices, dried fruits and tobacco.
Fruity flavour of apricots, dried fruits, spices, tobacco and caramel with notes of hops.
oh6gdx (23659) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (from lahoublonniere.be). Deep reddish amber colour, not much head. Very lively when opening the bottle so beware... Aroma is caramel malts, burnt sugar, some yeast, mild roast and dark dry fruits. Flavour is rye, sweet dark fruits along with some burnt sugar and also sour wooden notes.
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clearbrownish amber, small head. Vinous caramelly nose. Sweetish and medium bodied with hard mouthfeel. Notes of lingonberries along with some roasty/soap flavours. Low bitterness.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18h March 2008
Sharp and sour brown beer. Has a dry bitter finish. Not complex but quite drinkable.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Very deep ruby colour with thick lasting rocky beige head. Perfumed strong Belgian ale aroma. Quite interesting and tasty and makes you want to try it again. Reminds me of a few of the really good dark beers, more of an abt than a dubbel. Good malts hold it up but this spicyness is really very good. Finished it in just a few minutes. Something like a toned down Rochefort 8 is my best analogy
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. An unclear, brown beer with a beige head. Candi-sugar, malt, some hops and spices in the aroma, but it could be more pronounced. Sweet, caramel-like flavor with some roasted notes and beefstock. Medium body with a bit stickyness. A nice beer with nothing special to it. Very quaffable. (070301)