edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with a big frothy brown head. Good head retention and some thin lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol, caramel and some hints of apple. Taste of chocolate, caramel, fruit, sourness and some dark fruits. Fairly dry, very warming. Light carbonation. A wonderful beer.
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting beer that combines the taste of a strong Belgian ale with a lighter than expected body.
berntholer (1555) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite dense and stable slight yellow beige head, disappears with some lacing. amber colour. aroma of malt, caramel, esters. tase is caramel, boozy, slight metalic with a bitter and slight wry finish. medium body and too much carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf nov-2016
ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very decent Belgian style French ale, rich, malty, robust. I don’t have the vocab as per most of the beer wankers on this website who write relentless non-descript, pompous, self-righteous drivel.... This beer is quality.... Drink it.
ontarioxose (4) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En botella. Color ambar oscuro, levemente turbia. Gran corona de espuma blanca, densa y persitente. Deja buena guirnalda en la copa. Aroma complejo, malta rica, algo de corteza de pan, poco caramelo, alguna nota de miel. Toques de frutas maduras, ciruelas pasas.Final largo maltoso y frutal, poco amargor. Cuerpo medio-lleno, carbonatación media, leve tibieza del alcohol. Cerveza rica, compleja y redonda, apetece repetir aunque la graduación alcohólica lo desaconseje
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 11/12/14. Pours translucent amber with a fluffy, fast-fading off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, dark berries, cherries, some grapes, earth, farmyard, salt, leather. Taste is fruity, berries, leather, vanilla, earthy, bubblegum, fruit esther qualities reminiscent of Belgian yeast strains; finish is fruit and earthy with an unfortunate hint of oxidation. Lacing is full and dense throughout. Medium carbonation with small but active bubbles. Mouth feel is medium-full bodied, a bit oily. Tasty.
jgb9348 (5550) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich ruby tinted brown coloured body with a small, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, light apples, earth, sour grapes, caramel, toffee and a hint of peaches - nice, complex and all over the place. Medium-bodied; Assertive alcohol and pungent medicinal flavours at first with a large bitterness from alcohol and earth, some light sweet notes at the end, but are relatively subdued, and a hint of fruits. Aftertaste shows mostly bitterness and medicinal/pungent flavours with alcohol, permanent marker and dry oak the strongest tastes. Overall, an interesting beer - this one smells a lot different than it taste, but unfortunately it only gets worse with time spent with this.Not really worth trying and not really a biere de garde. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from the Phoenicia Market in Houston, Texas on 10-August-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 02-March-2014.
Hermod (6229) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. BB 11.06.16. Poured copper color with a huge, frothy, lacing white head. Sweet, honey-like aroma, yeast and some malt and dark fruits. Mellow, pleasant. Flavor is sweetish, malt, caramel, some warming alcohol towards finish, along with some hoppy notes. mild bready notes in the long finish along with sweet fruits. Tasty.
txitxi40230 (79) - - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle présentation, belle petite mousse, jolie couleur, un goût léger, assez sucré. Bonne bière...
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is complex and enticing. The presentation is a knockout: deep and cloudy ruddiness with a frothy foamy head. Nice sticky lacing. Gives the appearance of an old-world classic, as it demands respect. Taste is yeasty and fruity. There is considerable depth, and the beer plays well to a hearty sloshing in the mouth as it reveals creaminess, something toasted, and some boozy alcohol. Reminds me of a fine Trappist trippel.