Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This rating concerns the original version, i.e. made by the former brewer of Gaverhopke. This was his magnum opus so to speak, an ’abt’ with loose, unstable, dirty yellowish white head and dark wine red colour, hazy. Strong estery aroma, caramel, port wine, chocolate, candi syrup, pear, elderberries, brambleberries, raisins, cloves, some DMS (red cabbage) and a subtle sulphuric H2S hint, fortunately not present in all the bottles. The taste was estery, sweet without stickiness, caramelly, smooth, meaty and earthy, very yeasty, port wine hint in the finish, warming alcohol, low hop bitterness. Clearly inspired by Westvleteren 12 but well below that quality level, though I did find this to be an interesting beer with a somewhat different personality than usual in this style; the current version from the people who have taken over this brewery, shows better and more professional brewing quality (no H2S) but a bit less distinction and personality, in my opinion.
Mainuh_man (173) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown with basically no head. Sweet malt aromas, caramel, raisin, licorice, alcohol. Very sweet flavor, with lots of caramel and alcohol. Enough bittering hops to balance things a bit at the end. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a strong, desert beer. Nice malt flavor, not much complexity, but tasty.
seynie (165) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with medium head. Full body with malt, sugar, some bitterness, prunes, liquorice, caramel. Medium to long finish with pleasant sweetness, more alcohol, wood
solidfunk (4144) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced quad but not necessarily a superior quad. Pours reddish orange without Much head or lacing. Floral yeast and some prune. Light sweet finish. Thick palate.
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Willems. Clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 160914
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Alhoewel ik graag zware bieren drijk, vond ik de smaak van deze maar niets. Dan zijn er betere
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ De Fiere Margriet. Brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts with caramel and brown sugar. Light bitter finish. A bit alcoholic. Decent.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong and sweet beer. Yeasty and malty body of course, with some dark fruits and sweet herbs. Decent.
RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, and yeast. Interesting. Can’t decide if I would like another.
Abio (1616) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown beer, with sadly no head. Nice sweet full bodied brew. Malty and dark fruits and caramel. Better as expected.