Martinus (4064) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour, no real head. Aroma of wood, berries, red fruit. Light sour flavour, malts, berries. Finish red fruit, sour notes. Not your typical Dubbel, and my first beer by Gaverhopke, it turns out.
(from 33cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
Alengrin (3549) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The brown beer from the original Gaverhopke (under Eric Ameye). Loose, off-white, unstable head, deep cloudy bronze colour. Aroma like the Twaalf (also in its original form, that is), but hoppier and less alcoholic, with burnt rubber and rotten egg ruining everything. Less sweet and thinner palate than the Twaalf (dito) with stronger carbo; caramelly with some floral hops in the finish, but far too little to balance out the sweetness. Clearly this and the Twaalf were inspired by Westvleteren 8 and 12, but in terms of quality the difference could hardly be more painful.
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Past BB: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small beige to off white foamy head on top of a hazy red ish brown colored beer.
Aroma is bad, really bad: oat, soap, malt, toast and nutty. Smelly, unbalanced... I am aftaid to taste this...
Flavours of malts, toast, watery prunes, yeasty, light bitter, unbalanced vinous, oat and nutty flowers... Unbalanced. This is nasty.
Aftertaste is an unbalanced mix of oat, malts, nuts and old dusty flowers.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, just medium bodied and a creamy texture.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From backlog , vintage bottle form Kulminator
Colour: murky light brown
Smell: skunky malts, sweet, old sherry
Taste: along the line of the taste , seriously i think this beer was a bit infected ...
oldrtybastrd (3261) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark.
bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a hazy deep amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, grain, nuts, yeast, raisins, stale graham crackers, and grass. Flavor of vinous, light vinegar, raisins, and yeast.
tderoeck (6591) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/05/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: SEPT/2012 (2011-212)
Cloudy brown beer with purple glare. Off-white crackling head, falls back to a few mm of creamy light beige foam. Aroma: tart apples, green apple skin, a bit fruity, some spices (pepper, ginger). MF: good carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sour apples (pretty predictable from the smell), lemony, a bit of caramel, slightly sweet touch, some lactobacillus. Aftertaste: turning pretty tart, lemony, but also some wood tones and some hop or bitter spices. On warming up, chocolate and tangerine is also detected. Well, apparently the infections of the beer are their "style", and in this beer it works (sort of) but I’m still uncertain whether to like it or not.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle@Home. Odd spices in the aroma that I really don’t like. Gusher, cloudy, beige head, good lace. Sweet, no hops, molasses and those spices again. Full and sticky. Odd flavours, strange stuff, drain pour.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tall, fine, pillowy head. Dry aroma of dark fruits, light caramel, and a slightly sour tang. Inviting and original. There is also something almost tropical in the nose! Tangy, fruity flavor with caramel and chocolate, blueberry. Rather sour, verging slightly on an old bruin. Dry, clean and very tasty. Love it.
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark amber colour with a big and beige frothy head. Sweet and moderately sour, also slightly dusty toast-malty aroma with notes of citrus, red berries and shy notes of caramel. Moderately sweet and sour flavour, medium bodied with a surprisingly soft carbonation. Cara-malty, slightly sour-doughy and fruity taste with a slightly sweet and sourish fruity finish. Cannot say if the acidic character is intended. 14.III.10