DocLock (7201) - 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.
ThirstyBird (764) - 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 (2522) - 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 (1749) - 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 (1069) - 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 (3038) - 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 (5754) - 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 (3089) - 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 (3668) - 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!
olio (4819) - 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 (4993) - 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.