MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Sweet peach juice and yeasty flaccidity cannot coalesce, as coriander spiciness attempts to freshen the experience. A weak Belgian Ale at this point in its evolution.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam settles atop the chunk-full pale orange.
-A vinegary nudge bothers the sugary fruitiness.
-Alcohol even appears in the flavor profile, which isn’t necessary at this gravity.
-The sweet fruitiness more and more resembles that of the syrup found at the bottom of canned peaches.
-Although this Belgian Ale is a month past its life expectancy, I would be rather surprised that it was considerably better a month or three ago.
Bottle; best before December ’06.
rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly amber hue, with a big rocky beige head, with some floaties of lees swirling around, yeasty, toasted malt, with a fruity note of ripe apples, hints of spicy nutmeg, coriander, brown sugar, faint hop in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp yeasty toasted malt and fruity character of ripe apples, with a subtle nutmeg spiciness, floral hops, toffeeish note, leading towards a winey fruity finish.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, best before 2005. Hazy dark amber coloured with an average white head and some light carbonation. Sweet yeasty aroma with a fruity touch (citrus, apple). Full body. Finish is fruity, light bitter yeasty. Goop preserved, nice beer.
scotty (1071) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another Jeff beer, very much a Duvel look-alike, nice and flavoursome, but not as good as the original.
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy, even fizzy off-white head. Good lacing. Amber color. The aroma is impressive: cookie, banana, raisin, apple, fig, a bit of pine. Very energizing. The flavor though does not stand up to the aroma. Starts just fruity, even slightly sour; finishes heavy bitter with a sharp alcoholic flavor. The texture is dry, though feels somewhat fizzy in the mouth.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at Fedici, Diest. The building on the lable is Den Drossaard in Diest, the former youth hostel were I have a have a summer job each year. The beer is dark amber, clearly unfiltered. Aroma of malts and dried fruits, raisin, yeast, clearly alcoholic. Complex flavour with subtle fruitiness and sourness.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
why does the label state it’s brewed by brewery Duysters? labelbeer from Huyghe? pours amber colored with a bubbly big head which disappeares quickly. smells fruity, yeasty and sweet. taste: sweetish, caramel, fruity and alcoholic followed by a nice hopbitter. finishes dry, bitter and long with a slight cardboard taste. medium bodied, fizzy co2. not bad.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Amber coloured with a considerable head. Very complex with an initial sweetness being substituted by hoppiness only to finish slightly sour. Notes of fruit, yeast and caramel - in no particular order. OK, but a bit confusing. 100398
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber. Notes of rosted malt and hints of alcohol in the aroma Taste is malty and a bit roasted with bitter dry aftertaste.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber beer with a huge light orange head. The aroma is very yeasty, but also with notes of caramel and coriander. The flavor is thin, containing hints of caramel, yeast, leading to a dry finish, where the alcohol gives a slight burn.