Hanoi (596) - Greater Manchester, - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 2012 Bottle; Matilda is my daughters name, also a 2012 vintage, so how could I resist?
Fantastic nose, festive spice, a hint of strawberry and white peach and a lovely yeasty undertone. Lovely golden appearance with lots of lacing.
The soft fruits from the nose carries through into the taste, with a hint of grass and spice with a wonderful candy finish. The Belgian yeast is prominent and suitably delicious. The beer has wonderful depth in taste.
A suitably excellent beer: The second best Matilda from 2012 :)
Botlle: A 12 month old on my daughter’s first birthday. The beer has not improved as much as I hoped after 12 months in the cellar. The nose has now become much more vinious, and the soft tones I noted last year have been subsumed by a lot of green apple, and more vinious and sherry notes. Down rating, sorry Tilly :( .
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 2010 vintage. Pours deep reddish amber, nose is huge funk, sherbert, fruity, taste is dry, sweet toffee, Brett, floral.
Weevo (70) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark golden with 1" cream head. Smell and taste of cloves but not too much, some bitterness but not to much. Just how I like it, nicely done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like bitter beer. Taste is sort of mediocre if not slightly below average. Like a mildly malty ale with hops. Medium carbonation with some foam.
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24/V/15 - 75cl bottle @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-702) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear copper orange beer, no head. Aroma: very malty, grains, lots of cow fodder, wort, bit sweet, caramel, fruity touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of malts, grains, cow fodder, bit sweet, caramel, soft hoppy touch. Aftertaste: grains, cow fodder, slightly hoppy, grassy finish.
lana5 (44) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Can taste cloves with flavors of spices, can’t tell which ones. Not bad but still like Sofie better.
AlbertMonEsp (4) - Taüll, la Vall de Boí, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s a good beer, is an a Belgian Style, but a powerful of hops. The beer have a little spicy flabour and fruit
overtheline (66) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours a hazy mid copper with small off white head. Spicy nose, cloves, pepper and maybe a bit of cinnamon, some floral notes. Taste is, again, spicy with a bit of fruit. Slightly bitter finish but also a sour note and a sweet spiced apple warmth, interesting.
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gelb. Zitrus, Heu, würzige Hefe in der Nase. Am gaumen Pfirsich, Heu, Süße, Banane, hefe, etwas dün.
Hamirubi (298) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). I don’t really get the high Ratebeer ratings. To me, this amber coloured brew is just a flat Caffè Americano beer. Lots of water, weak coffee. Did not really notice the "piney and resinous edges of the hops" - too bad.
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Crazy boring beer, would drown in averageness on your regular Belgian beer tasting. Yeast, citrus, maybe some orange peel.