olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. 2008 vintage.
Pours hazy brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of plums, some sugary notes, wood, red wine hints and some toffee. Flavor of ripe fruits, mild caramel malts, toffee notes and some dark berries. Still a bit sweet and quite fruity, some wine notes appear on the nose.
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, thanks Timo A. 2008 vintage.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts and plums. Flavour of toasted malts, sweet plums, grass, raisins and herbal notes. Tangy citrusy notes as well. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a sweet fruity finish. Still in mint condition after all these years.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 26/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ Nieuwjaarsreceptie Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2013-103) Thanks to Joost’s friend for sharing the bottle!
Cloudy amber to light brown beer, small irregular yellowish head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, apple skin, apple souce, bit spicy, raisins, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet, sugary, fruity, some raisins, prunes, plum jam, little sourish. Aftertaste: apple skin, bit sour, little bitter, lemony, ripe plums.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle BBE 15/10/2014. Pours opaque dark auburn brown with a thick, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is fresh plum, light sour, berries. Taste is plum, somewhat sweet, malty caramel, some dried fruit and spiciness. Clove is very strong in the beginning. Somewhat vinous. Prune in the aftertaste. Palate is quite full, not much carbonation. Rather underwhelming. There’s a lot of sediment and pouring it in makes the drink fuller, more like a regular dark Belgian rather than a fruit beer. The plum disappears to be filled with rounder dark fruits and caramel. Probably better this way. Scoring without sediment.
suedehead288 (255) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.09.16 - bottle 75cl - orange coloured beer, creamy head. You smell and taste the sweet prunes. Likeable beer.
Gerbeer (1491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle. Pours an orange brown with medium persistent head. Funky dough/yeast, wet basement aroma - not very appealing. Coppery dried fruit taste with additional flavors of malt, chalk, and a bit of cheese. Not for me...
SaintMatty (4684) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown/red with a haze. Fruity and ever so slightly smoky aorma with notes of raisins and fruit. Fruity, sweet and slightly tangy taste with notes of plums and fruitcake.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with orange light shining through. The head consisted of thin soap bubbles. Distinct caramelized brown sugar, raisin, and dates in the nose. Medium bodied and sweet with lower carbonation. Flavors followed aromas.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: white, small
Colour: hazy blond
Smell: sweet,malts, petals, eau d’ orange , bit yeasty
Taste: rose petals, yeast, malts, citric, overall tripel with roses/sweetness added , but good !
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden brownish color. Aromas of mild berries, wheat bread, and a touch of hops. Flavor is a nice balance of soft fruit flavor with malts and a crisp dry finish. I’m not big on fruit beers, but this one has a subdued flavor, not over the top.