Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Deep dark red color, small to medium sized beige head, fair lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness. Taste malts, medium to heavy sweet, slight resemblance to paint. Medium body, medium carbo.
GT2 (9000) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a hazy strawberry to jewel ruby with no head formation. Small ring of beige bubbles. Nose is pool cleaner. Small red twizzlers and starchy red candies. Volatile notes thankfully subside for sweet dark cherries and dark fruits: fruit cake, dates. Taste is nicely sweet. Sort of like Gouden Carolus Christmas with Belgian dark fruits, red licorice, mild spices and noticeable sweet rum booziness. Not bad. Reminds me a lot of Belgian Easter and Christmas beers. Gouden Carolus attenuation level. Not as sweet as I was told to expect. Nice.
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Rune (8737) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
200ml from tap at Schouskjelleren. Mahogany coloured body, spotty lacing from a filmy layer. Malt-fruity aroma. Taste a bit like sweet jam with its malt-fruity flavour added by ripe banana and spices. Bittersweet, dried fruits to the ending. Medium bodied and pleasant (Oslo, 23.01.2012).
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carboantion is soft.
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small amber-brownish head, relatively stable, fed by finely, well-carbonated slightly hazy brownish red beer. Perfumed nose with almonds, marzipan, rosewater and dark brown sugar. Sweet, but less than suggested by nose and label; woody touches, and again almonds. Brown (candi or other) sugar. Bit rum-like flavours, but without the alcoholcomponent. Mineral water quality, relatively light body ~ to the ABV, well-attenuated & well carbonated. Not too sweet, thankfully. But not much else - the carbonation seems to bear most of the balance.
gnoff (8051) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pt 0.9 fl oz bottle thanks to rlgk. Sampled on October 28, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, sugary, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, sugary, some grains taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
mcberko (7830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a medium beige head. Aroma is fairly sugary, with dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgium yeast. Flavour is very similar, with brown sugar, some dark fruits and Belgium yeast all equally characterizing the taste. Despite the name of the beer, the sugary qualities are not cloying, nor out of whack. Finishes on dark fruit and sugary brown sugar notes. Medium complexity with lots of depth. Very enjoyable.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sugar and caramel/toffee flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. Sugar lingers with caramel/toffee. Needed a glass of water after this one - way too sweet.
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint bottle from DeMolen biershop. BB 17/07/2012. Too much sugar kills the sugar, this would have been a great sipper in a 33cl format.
Cuivrée, col léger beige allant sur un café au lait.
Arôme est sucré voire mélasse, fruits noirs; prune, figue, date, léger malt caramel/grillé.
En bouche, aspect belge triple avec un profile bien fruité noir, le sucre est présent et en retrait donnant une touche de cane à sucre qui suit après les gorgées. Carbonnation est à niveau, fini est collant aux lèvres allant sur un sucre caramélisé..
marcus (7001) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head, mostly bubbles, and a sweet candy aroma. There is a sweet brown sugar and malt flavor with some dark fruit and a carbonated more bitter finish.