gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours murky light brown, with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramels and has some definate notes of sweet fruits like banana and figs. Taste is medium sweet with some notes of fresh fruit, dark caramel.Ends rather dry, maybe to quick..
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear darker amber coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Herby spicy aroma. Full creamy bit sparkling palate. Finish is bitter herby ending dry.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving date: 2009-02-03. Served in tulip.
Presentation: 330 ml bottle with freshness date on the label (Best before 2010-07-21).
Deep amber color with shades of brown. Some cloudiness due to yeast. A semi-aggressive pour creates a big, 5 cm ivory-colored creamy head. At first, head retention seems everlasting, leaving a rocky and uneven foam, but after a while it starts to dissipate and then rather quickly settles into a nice layer of creamy foam, leaving chunks of lacings on the glass.
Lots of fruit esters in the nose, mainly blackberries and red currants, some earthy notes and a faint smell of yeast. More sweet notes from malts and a general candy-like smell. A quit refreshing smell, but rather light and insipid.
A malty sweetness and fruity flavors blends with a faint taste of yeast and a rather unpleasant and too prominent metallic flavor. Mild tartness and hints of lemon in the middle. The finish is semi-dry and tastes of juicy malts and some alcohol. I must say, the finish is rather short, and not that interesting. Actually, there’s not much going on at all here. When I wrote my tasting notes on this one, basically all of them started with the adjective "faint". Every component of the smell and taste of it is too gentle and mild, and the result is a beer with decent flavors - except for the metal - but quite dull, almost bland.
Very high level of carbonation. Medium body.
This is a decent beer - the different flavors blend well and it’s quite refreshing - but it’s not that interesting and it lacks a distinct character. When everything about a beer is faint, the end result won’t be good. Also, the high level of initial carbonation (it decreased after a while) overpowered some of flavors in the beginning (also note that I served this at cellar temperature and poured it kind of aggressively). There are many Belgian strong ales that are far better than this one.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Nisse666 (3678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2009-01-12 Göteborg
Copper body, medium high head
Yeast, fruity, medium bitterness
PalCabral (111) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Such a beautiful beer, copper color with nice lace. Aroma of pears and taste fruity and toasted with tuned bitterness. Excellent emassador for the other Ename beers and beers from Brouwerij Roman.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Clear copper colour, steady off-white head. Yeasty caramel, some spicy notes, especially towards the finish. Quite fizzy. Average.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Spicy caramel malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor with hints of dried fruit.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Belgian Belly, Chorlton. Deep amber colour with a creamyish head. Sweetish aroma of caramel malt. Liked the spiciness in the flavour and my attention was held to the bottom of the glass with more elements of herby fruitiness revealing themselves.. Probably the best from this quiver I’ve thus far tasted and a tasty winter warmer.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown with a huge baige head. Aroma is sweet caramelic and has some definate notes of sweet fruits like banana and figs. Flavor is medium sweet with some fruity esters. Very mediocre but definetly drinkable.
aru (105) - Smørum, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color with full size white head. The aroma is light malty so is the flavor. Aftertaste is quickly vanishing. A slight disappointment.