Birrananda (16) - - JUN 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
pours a deep amber brown and a beautiful beige creamy head. Aroma is of dried fruits and christmas spices. also spirits. taste is sweet, dried fruity and a liquorice gentle retronasal. spiced hops with an alcoholic halo as a potent beer. perhaps a bit obvious the cognac aftertaste. Excellent quadrupel.
Maakun (1524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with nice light brown head, looks great except there’s a lot of weird things floating around here, like pulp in orange juice (and I poured very carefully). Chocolate, honey, light ash, quite some herbs, light bitter fresh green vegetables, dry spices. Quite sweet with dry herbal finish. Full bodied with nice carbonation. Wow, this really is all over the place. The aroma and taste are a lot like how it looks: very good at first, but then you also notice some things that really don’t work at all. Has potential but now it’s not really my thing.
cattaneopapa (227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. Alc./Vol.
Pours a murky brown colour with a small off-white head. Complex aroma with notes of yeast, caramel, and plum. Very complex taste hits you in the face first. In the beginning it’s full-bodied, sweet and fruity with an oily texture. In the middle I began to taste the high alcohol content which was quickly washed away by the spicy and hoppy finish. Lively carbonation.
To me Gregorius is basically just a more complex version of St. Bernardus 12.
codfishh (139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown fluffy tan head. Aroma has lots of dark fruit and some solvent. Very rich malt flavor, raisins , plums , figs some soy sauce. There’s some definite solvent coming through on the end.
Medium body medium carb, not in the best shape.
radiomgb (2503) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Dark brown in colour with a thin lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is fruity, caramel, yeast, toasty. The flavour is moderately sweet, dark fruits, some alcohol, bread, candies. Finishes long, sweet, thin, warm.
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep mahogany with a full copper-tan foam.
Aroma: Rich maltiness...dark dried fruits, dark bread crust, a bit of treacle, sweet with a light underlying tang that might be infection, cherries and other “fresher” fruitiness, brown sugar, another hit of infected tang/nastiness.
Palate: Medium+ body, full carbonation.
Flav.: Richly malty and boozy, lightly infected with some tang and a little burnt nut nastiness, cherries, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, generally quite lovely; sweet with low bitterness and a richly malty finish with lots of prunes and other dark dried fruits, a bit of booze and a hint of tang.
Like the other bottle I had, there is something “alive” in this beer that isn’t entirely good. Overall, a nice beer. “Dark Tripel”....interesting.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is yeast, dark fruit, wood. Similar flavors to nose, candy sugar, light booze finish, good.
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foam: small creamy beige, not long lasting, no lingering.
Colour: hazy little opaque dark brown.
Aroma: caramel malts, dried sweet fruits, banana, a hints of vanilla, mocha and yeast.
Taste: roasted malt, caramel, quite bitter on palate, milk chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, bread, medium to low carbonation, medium body, interesting and good Trappist beer from Austria worth to taste, but not as good as for example Orval or St. Bernardus Abt 12 and it costs two times more, at least here in Belgium.
SkillsFactory (175) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri, abbastanza limpida, schiuma tra il nocciola e il giallo abbastanza persistente rispetto alla gradazione alcolica.
Aroma di prugna, uva passa e albicocca essiccata, caramello, toffee, liquirizia e malti tostati, alcol.
Al palato prevalgono le note di frutta secca, insieme al caramello e il toffee, successivamente si fa avanti un po' di cacao amaro ed una lunga nota alcolica, ma la birra è decisamente sbilanciata verso il dolce, anche troppo...
Corpo pieno, poco carbonata.
Retrolfatto di toffee.
In ogni caso bella bevuta.
Gurthnar (3011) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, BBD 13.1.2017, alc. 10,5% ABV. Aroma lots of honey, toffeeish caramel, dried fruits. Also prominent alcohol. Dark brown colour, some sediment, but it is possible to pour it clean if you want. Beige head, quite stable. After tasting there is no doubt left - this is the first commercially available braggot that I have been able to taste :) Thin body which comes from heavy use of honey that ferments completely. Also lots of honey flavour, bearing strong familiarity with my own braggot that I made from forest honey. However in this beer there is a slightly too alcoholic warming finish. Not exactly unpleasant, rather underlining that this beer is a sipper. Dry fruits and also caramel in flavour, but this one is mostly about the honey. Good braggot.