Smallprint (74) - - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with a bubbly, off-white head. Smell is as you’d expect from a strong, darker belgian beer. Plenty of malts and dark fruits, a some spices. The taste is of caramel, spices, malts, plenty of fruit character including green apple which surprised me. Quite full bodied, medium carbonation, went down very well with a lovely smooth finish and a slightly alcoholic feel.
mzaar (1237) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska. Dofter och smaker av russin, apelsinkaka, plommon, gröna äpplen och karamell. Något vattning i smaken. Värmande alkohol. Väl balanserat beska/sötma.
Gerbeer (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Best before date of Oct 2012. Pours a clear mahogany with an overflowing head. Aroma of raisins, alcohol, toffee, orange peel, and roasted malts. Flavors are similar though somewhat watery with additional spiciness.
Douberd (1263) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at home. Into a tulip glass. ABV 8%
Light amber colour on the body with a big off-white head, thin and kind of froathy. Very good retention though with spots of lacing here and there.
Very nice aroma, very fruity, light yeast, banana and ripe pears, some caramel.
Taste begins sweet with red fruits, black and red grapes, yeast, ripe pears. A touch of bitterness on the finish. Alcohol well hidden.
Medium thin body, good carbonation with a bite on the tongue.
Overall quite good, not on th high levels as other Anker beers but still very enoyable.
Shark_Pants (86) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a really nice big lasting head. Nose is toffee, nectarine, Belgian yeast & lightly toasted malts. Taste is light sweetened grapefruit, spices, light honey. Fairly thin mouthfeel doesn't detract from a fairly good beer.
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Niko100 (1683) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, fruit, & some spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, some hops, and spice; Well carbonated; Not bad.
Jono89 (3) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, soft carbonation, thick feel, medium body,
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 6-27-2009 (Corked and caged bottle) This beer forms a large very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, semi-transparent amber body, lots of floaties, fair amount of lacing, lively, and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is caramel malts, dark fruits, hops, and alcohol. The Taste is caramel malt, hops, dark fruits, spicy, and alcohol. The Palate is tingly and semi-thin. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a warming sensation from the 8%ABV, would be a nice winter beer, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.
Hanoi (218) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is love hearts, spice, peppermint, yeast. Taste is very, very sweet; candy sugar, toffee, caramel, candied apples leads to a spicy, orange and clove, peppery finish, with a slightly dry stale note. Mouthfeel is to thin. It’s an OK beer, but lacks depth and is slightly sickly sweet for me.
Japalo (950) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@tobak home. Amber haze. Huge head. Fruity. Dry. Alcoholic. Very nice. Medium mouthfell.
Lore (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy dark orange to amber colour, extremely huge dense head which lasts for ages; aroma of honey, yeast, ripe fruits, and hints of hoppyness; taste of hoppy bitterness and yeastyness with surprisingly supressed maltyness; good belgian ale