libertine (261) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy brown with a lot of sediment floating. Thin white head. Aroma is sweet and boozy. Notes of raisins, plum and dark cherries. Flavor is also sweet and boozy. Raisins, plums, and a slight tartness. alcohol is very present. Full bodied. low/medium carbonation. slick mouth feel finishes dry and the alcohol becomes a little more intense. This is definitely a sipper but I am drinking it real fast. Damn good quad.
KoNrRiI (639) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Dark brown color with a crimson tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, port wine, some flowers, and delicate malts with yeasts. Taste is sour-sweet; both sweetness and sourness take their point of origin in fruits. Generally the beer is rather estery, does not contain that much malts, caramel, and sugars but neither is it dry. Full body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is quite vinous as well although not what one would call long. Overall a very nice brew, does a great job at hiding its alcohol content and is certainly one of those session beers which one could enjoy while reading a book by a fireplace.
islay (1359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-31-15. Labeled as “‘T Gaverhopke Extra,” for which this beer apparently is an alias. Pours a hazy, slightly amber, light to medium brown. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Obvious suspended particulate. Looks good. Yeasty, malty, mineral, refreshing aroma. Scents of carob, dust, and Cheeri-O’s. Sweet, sugary, malty taste features flavors of cake, toffee, milk chocolate-covered raisin, plum, and a touch of orange. Reminds me of an English dessert. A touch too sweet for my tastes but still enjoyable. A nice, pleasant, slow sipper. Full body. Smooth in the palate. Hit the spot. A solid and likable dessert beer.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle dated 3/2012. lighter colored, pinkish berry colored, looks like a beery flavored spritzer. sweet berry notes, not really quadish IMO. some dark fruits, touch of tartness.
EddyBeer1 (991) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune très foncée, effervescence très légère, très peu de mousse. Principalement maltée, plutôt douce, un rien torréfiée, la présence de levure de champagne se fait sentir, fruits foncés (dont des prunes), chaleur d’alcool, plus complexe qu’il n’y paraît. A regoûter avec deux ans d’âge.
ukgeeks (20) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd Winter(s) Bierfestival Vichte: Brown. nice malty sweet nose. Taste of sugar, malts, caramel and almond.
beeryUK (24) - - DEC 2, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Winter(s) Bierfestival Vichte:
Brown with a red reflex. Really nice almond malty sweet nose. Taste has to much residual sweetness, malts, caramel and almond.
CharlyBeer (109) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Al naso é molto potente.La schiuma é leggera e difficile.In bocca esplode: sapori che spaziano.É una birra interessante, soprattutto per le botti do Champagne, ma troppo, veramente troppo, dolce.
marcogrind (74) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark amber quadrupel with a sweet smell. Medium body. Taste of sugar, alchool, caramel. Too sugary.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 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.