DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my friend Jack Meoff for this (not his real name). The pour is turnid burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is heavy prune, candi sugar, dark malt, fig, cinnamon. Tastes like pure prune juice mixed with DFH Indian Brown ale, with hints of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, root cellary yeasty esters, and toffee. Rich palate, but toward the end it get s a bit too pruny, perhaps, and approaches pure prune juice in flavor. I loved this beer, a lot more than most, as it is a top-10 under-rated RB beer, but I go to bed sincerely hoping I don’t wake up with Montezuma’s Revenge. Cheers. and night-night, y’all.
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, 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 (2260) - 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 (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne 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!
olio (4080) - 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 (4039) - 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 (3000) - 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.
MacMoney (735) - 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 (191) - 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 (856) - 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 (3596) - 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.