Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darke bronze ale with maple syrup and off-white, thin head; strong sweet fruits in the nose, candied dates, bananas, chocolate and clear presence of resinous maply syrup. Taste likewise: sweet with exotic fruits, resinous mouthfeel with spicy notes, maple syrup unmistakable, sugary and even cloying finish with some floral hops. Not unlike their Ultradélice. Too sweet for me and I don’t like maple syrup very much, at least not in such an obtrusive way.
kermis (5430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, Christmas spices, dark fruits, molasses and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
MayumiH (124) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Interesting one. Oily. Over-sweet. Not well balanced. Not exactly my cup of tea. A cute label tho.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured at Willems. Cap says 18/03/2014. Looks a bit like a Cola knock-off with a fizzing away beige-head. Makes me think of mazout (Coca-Cola & pils mix). Smells like cheap Cola knock-off, rotting dark fruits, overdone brown banana, wet leaves, very cheap soda. Tastes of cheap soda syrup, rotting dark fruits, Cola, spoiled yoghurt, brown banana, rotting uneatable brries. <body seems a bit off. I cannot shake the mazout / off feel to it. Ugh but drinkable.
biirusaikou (727) - - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, raisin. Plenty of Maple syrup, rich cereals, dark fruit, sweet finish. Interesting maple twist on a Belgian strong, the sweetness totally covers the alcohol but slowly gets quite overwhelming.
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, überreife Früchte, hefig, würzig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, würzig.
slnr (13) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and subtle maple sirup taste, mixes well with the Brown ale. Smooth and not toi fruity, not bad at all
Gary (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Bottled; Drinks pretty not bad ; any Maple syrup is ’there’ but not too much so ; Loads of rich malt caramel, dried fruit , dryish finish ; Pretty decent .
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/X/13 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ some holiday residence with my choir - BB: 18/III/14 (2013-1005)
Clear red brown beer, aery off-white to beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of overripe banana, caramel, bit nutty, maple syrup, more banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of banana, caramel, some mocha, chocolate. Aftertaste: banana, caramel, bit of mocha, very sugary, more overripe banana, little smoky touch.
Sten (645) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish beer with almost no head and lots of small sediment. Skunky sweet aroma. Flavour is a bit acidic, sweet and flat. (Bottle 33cl)