b3shine (6400) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnum to snifter (shared with jmborggren, the Mrs., and others). Looks good for the style; a cloudy dark orange with fluffy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Lively carbonation as well. Smells of Belgian yeast and sweet dark fruit malt. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 (after) Grand Tasting on the train. Pours hazy amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel, bit spicy. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Bit high carbo.
caesar (5657) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting afterparty trainride. Cloudy brownish color, big off-white head. Aroma of some soft chocolat and caramel, slight spicy. Bit sweet in taste, bit chocolat. Way too much carbonation, ruins the palate. I’m used to better stuff from de Glazen Toren.
Bosbouw (1680) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mooi bruin biertje. Goede schuimkraag. Smaakt fruitig met een fijne geur. Niets bijzonders.
Abijen (1732) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber beer with a good white head. Smell not really much. Caramel taste. Oke
Benzai (9795) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand (after) tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized soapy white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly alcohol, raisins. A bit high carbonated, average body.
bartlebier (2488) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl x 2 bottles. 8,3 %. Label helps to classify this as "Dobbel spéciale belge" and that would cover exactly what it is: double EU hop profile, pepper and grass, and double the amount of candy sugar, which can only partly be blamed to the female brewers. Fresh hop character nearly outbalanced by substantial amounts of raisin-like brown sugar, kept in check by wooden dryness. palate is less sticky than the traditional macro Dobbel Palm, yet I would enjoy this even more with 50% less sugar and maybe 1,5-2% less ABV.
SperkeleForce (710) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 CL. Pours murky hazy grey yellow with big foamy head. Very easy drink,smooth. Notes of belg yeast, raisins, sweet malts. Good brew.
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BBE 10/2014. Pours brown in color with a tan head. Dark, sweet malts in aroma. Sweetish taste, bit of toffee and raisins taste.
Pyrmir (3989) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy brown with large off-white head. Aroma is dates, plum, and figs with fresh fruit and caramel notes, oak and earthy basement notes. Flavor of malt with big dark fruit, light hops, caramel and bitterness.