JorisPPattyn (8569) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fully flunky-hazy amber; beige, thick head. Rich sugared patisserie (pastry) in the nose, fine baked dough ("bladerdeeg" - are there words in the unculinary language of Shakespeare for the art of Belgian patisserie?) Slightly acidic taste, rich taste of malt and candi sugar, again pastry-like, sweet but just not cloying. Finishes a bit metallic bitter. Acidity is low, but constant. Velvety, creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied. Very rich beer, I can easily believe it was originally accidental (new brewery starting on wrong premisses).
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light amber coloured beer with a medium head. Quite a strong yeasty aroma. After a while it is replaced by butter, malt and alcohol. When tasting it you realize that it is a very strong beer. The taste is dominated by the alochol but still it is quite ok. You would not drink a lot of it. Judging from the lable I would guess this batch was bought by Bierhandel Willems & zoon after a mishap in the Duysters brewery.