schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, bbe 2009. Murky chestnut brown with a small, pretty quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate liquor (candies) with some rubbery notes. Flavour: sweet, malt, chocolate, alcohol, peat. A bit spritzy and a bit watery on the palate. Pleasant and very drinkable, but not too complex.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Prune and almond aroma. Brown color, small beige head, few lace. Light sweet, light spices, butterscotch, almond, bitter especially in the finish, sparkling, light dusty in the finish. Reminded me of a doppelbock brewed belgian style.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a small white head. Fruity, spicy and with lots of malt sweeetness. Long aftertaste.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled. Dark ruby, very rich head. Sweet and almondy. Grassy and richly malty with notes of chocolate. Salty, bitter finish.
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red brown color, initially large but later on thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, grapes. Taste is sweet and malty, rye and coffee. Bit sticky palate.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty-sweet, rye aroma. Hazy, brown coloured with an off-white lasting, thin head. Taste is sweet, malty (roasted, coffee). Rye in it. Fruits (Oranges). Just a little bitter. Full body. Decent.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Compliments of Patrick D’hane, owner of Bier Circus. Dark ruby to near brown body. Small tan head. Nose is sort of watery spice and fruit with a weird oddness about it I can’t place. Taste is moderate fruit and hops with yeasty notes coming through. Decent malt character and more of that oddness coming through here as well. Body is mild carbonation and mild spice. Finish is fruity with malts and some bitterness. Odd beer.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Complimentary beer from owner of Bier Circus for making us wait so long for our bill. Light caramel malt, light hops. Dark red-brown clear with thin off-white head. Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Medium dry malt start with caramel, light bitterness. Finish is light fruity with bitter. Weak overall flavor, but OK flavor.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown body. Large light brown head with big bubbles mounting on the glass. Light aroma with slightly overpowered yeast. Dusty yeast, nutmeg, caramel and banana esters makes their way up the nostrils after a few tries. Moderately sweet and tart on the tongue. Lively carbonation, medium bodied. Fruity malt and spicy herbal tones emane (banana, dried leaves, grapes, almond, chocolate, berries), but remain always hidden by the excessive yeast flavor which brings a mild acid slice in the honest bitter finish that doesn’t seem too clean. Good for yeast lovers.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful brown color, deep yet brite. Nice thin head that leaves a thin belgian lace to the finish. The aroma is faint yet reflects roasted malts and rich caramel notes. The flavor is pronunced and rich however, not overwhelming. Light bodied, just the right amount of bitterness, for a clean refreshing very drinkable brown ale.