steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
trappist / immediately when i pop the cork i can smell pineapple, sugary pears, and wheat. the pour sounds like cola, but what’s left is a thick and dark brown body with no highlight. the head is super tight, big, and sparkly; it diminishes slowly in a rocky, soapy fashion. mmm. good beer. this reminds me of a brown, but with a belgian twist--it’s from belgium, durr! think brown, but with elements of age and a little bit of a geuze. in time, the aroma and flavor becomes more and more complex, warmer, but still enjoyable. UPDATE: and it’s warm... it’s more like a sugary, woody geuze/brown.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a cloudy brown color w/ thin head and lacing. The aroma had dark fruit sweetness, slight citrus, flowers, and nicely fruity. The flavor had dark fruit, citrus, and pears. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Bottle (1997 Vintage) at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Deep amber to brown body. Creamy, brown head with a good lace. Aroma of orange, hops, esters, wood, ... Moderately sweet, lightly bitter estery initial flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish. Fruity flavour. Quite nice old beer, but misses some guts to go into hops or sweetness, the flavour keeps on waiting to make a decision and makes none afterall (but could be due to age). Anyway, nice, but could be better.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color of a stout (almost black and opague), but with a less dense head. Malt, licorice, nutmeg and pepper in both aroma and flavor. Some sweetness, but that is overpowered by the spicy character of this beer. Reasonable balance, but too spicy for my likes.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong liquorice aroma. Cloudy, almost black colour. Aroma is mostly sour with a hint of liquorice.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Dark brown colour with a medium baige head. Light sweet light roasted spicy aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown. Aroma is of Roasted malts and bread. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, and some sourness.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wonderful full bodied saison. with lush fruit and spice palate and a wonderful nose that just pleases in so many ways. just a lovely beer from a very adventurous brewer.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ugly as hell. Muddy, sceptic tank brown, with zero head, and plenty of weird sediment. Reminded me of the mixtures I used to make with apple juice, 5 different food colourings and half of my mother’s spice rack back when I was a kid. Horseblanket aroma, frankincense, plums and/or mincemeat fruit, minty freshness.
Very acidic, tart with raspberry and blackberry tang, milk chocolate, oak and an all around aura of funkalishiousness, if you don’t mind the expression.
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Sour and plum...
Appearance:dark brown no head...
Flavor:sour,fruity,acid and rasberry...