hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BoE, at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. Dark brown. Faint, sweet aroma. Sweet, leathery, leafy taste. Sharp bitterness. Fair enough.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Probably not quite worthy of our 7k but there we go. Dark brown with a thin off White head. Fruity brown beer in a very Belgian style. Spritely yeasty notes and a good rounded malty finish. Nice enough.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Very dark brown colour. Dark Belgian stylr beer. Some esters. Some decent esters and fruit salad. Ok.
MOLA_DK (375) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a nice lasting off white head, Aroma is earthy, fruity, roasted. Taste is dry and lingering. Some bitternes and fresh sour-ish finish. High drinkabillity!
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Den smagsløse, Odense. Pours dark unclear amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Quite yeasty. Some tart barnyardy notes. Peppery and malty. Hoppy and smooth flavor with a find yeast character. Ends dry.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is darker brown with a finger-wide light tan head that fades very quickly. Belgian yeast and peppercorn break through the aroma with a strong backing of roasted malts. Flavor is more on the smoked side with hints of chocolate, molasses, and burnt wood. Some Belgian spice in the finish. Interesting beer.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6%. Very slow gusher. Light fruity nose, slightly roasted. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Quite stable light brown head. The flavour starts off slightly roasted, turns a little yeasty. Finishes with a sort of citric note.
Slipstream (2240) - USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked the right glass for this foamy pour - a widemouth Belgian goblet. Slightly irritating aroma of yeast and lemon peel - but it tastes very good. Fairly sweet and complex flavor - molasses, dates, apricot, a bit of citrus, and a lightly sharp finish. The label says it is a Belgian ale, but here it is described as a rye saison. Either way, it is good stuff.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium brown with a lofty lingering head. Smells of coffee bean and mocha. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. A mild to moderate roast intertwined with cocoa and a bit of spice. The finish lingers and has a nice bittering component. The brew is a bit fizzy with insignificant features.
gunnar (6631) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mybrewerytap.com. Pours black as Coke with a thin layer of bubbles. Aroma is yeast, roasted caramel. Taste is sweet malty,light roasted to start with, before it turns sourish, farmyard and dry hoppy at the bitter end