RexTalionis (2139) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours unclear light brown in color with a tan head. Sweet brown sugar, ripe plums and light vinous notes in aroma. Quite fruity in taste with notes of dark fruits, mostly plums here. Lots of vinous vibes too and a bit of dark bready malty notes as well is present. Towards the end it feels like there’s some notes of tart cherries mixed with the plummy sweetness. Fortunately the tartness here saves the brew from being too cloying.
sdmmb (508) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk on from 33 cl at de Herren Van Liedekerke to accompany rabbit and prunes. Very unusual and flavour of prunes added to beer come through.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThirstyBird (1218) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to 77ships! 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II. Pours a hazy golden color with an off-white head. The smell is tart fruit, plums. The taste is plums, some sourness, sweet malt. Light/medium body with average carbonation.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Fruity aroma, candy, plums, quite spicy. Light sour flavour, candy, sweets, apricot sweets (those rounded triangular ones, for those that know them). Light sour finish, fruit esters, quite fruity.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!)
AshtonMcCobb (2131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Steven. This was a well conceived and executed beer. I was surprised. The prunes were at the right level for the maltiness which was around the entry weight for a Dubbel. The palate was pretty balanced too - not cloying at all.
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared at home. Pours hazy amber brown, a few floaters. Lots of plum, other red fruit, lambic-style yeastiness. Good sour taste, creamy texture. Very enjoyable.
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours opaque orange which just seems like a very odd colour for a prune beer for me, reasonably big white head. Nose is thick yeast, spices, hay, slightly bitter, sweet white sugar, white bread, not really getting nay prunes,… Taste is very heavy on white bread, and very thick yoghurt, creamy yeast, slightly fruity but apples and not prunes, following by some hay, bitter herbs, lots of sweetness, towards the finish and in the back, I am getting some sugary prune jam, very sweet jam and not actually fruits. Some almost candy-like sugar coupled to the yeast. Body is very yeast. Expected a bit more from this one but it is okay.
Benzai (6440) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with the Oirschot crew @ QDT 13. Opaque hazy yellow-orange color, small white head. Smell malts and plums. Taste malts, plums, sweetness and sugary. Fizzy carbonation, medium body.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ #Bexit tasting thx to benzai. Hazy, murky orange colour with a small white head. Smells malts, herbs, overripe fruits. Tastes fruity, malts, sweet and sour, herbs. Medium body, way too much carbo.
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium to bigger sized, vast and slowly changing creamy beige foamy head on top of a murky brown colored beer. Lots of small chuncks are floathing on all levels through this beer.
Aroma is quite nice, reminds me a bit of a Lambic or Wild Ale.yeast, cellar, fruit, wilder yeast, wood, dust, manure, cherries, hint of stone and malts.
Flavours of cellar, stone, wood, yeast, bitter, fruity, some spices, yeast, wilder yeast, light soap, light rubber, soke grainy malts, dust, dry peach and some dry ish herbs.
Aftertaste is raisin and prunes, dry, wood, yeast and malts.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer. Didn’t expect this at all. Love to see what Jean van Roy would create with prunes!