RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a chilled mug: poured a beautiful, dark copper with a very thick, lingering head and a ton of lacing. Somewhat hazy when held to the light. Aroma is sweet corn and alcohol, drowning out a few other hints of fruit and brown sugar. Very very sweet. Caramel is certainly there, but is beaten into submission by the alcohol content and the very sweet aftertaste. Slight bitter twinge to the finish, but negligible. I’ve had Belgians with higher alcohol that managed a much better balance than this.
lello4ever (196) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belga da 8%, rossa scura, ampio cappello di schiuma beige persistente. Molto fruttata al naso, come sapore prevalgono caramello, frutta e spezie. Piuttosto frizzante. Non la prediligo rispetto ad altre simili, ma è sicuramente un’ottima strong ale.
Jado (620) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy hazelnut brown with a thick off-white head that sticks around. Aromas of raisins, caramel, flowers, orange and pepper, plus a whiff of alcohol. Taste starts out with orange zest, raisins and biscuit malt before a peppery hop notes builds in the mid palate. Lingering finish with caramel, lemon and honey. Fruity aftertaste. Great stuff.
Mark_Eck (951) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brownish color. Aroma and taste are sweet with caramel and bready malts.
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.8.2014. Very foamy. Sweet caramel malts, belgian yeast and spices on the nose. Soft, yeasty, some sweetness.
kingstoni (1669) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a huge foamy off-white head. Sour aroma of yeast, grain and apricot. Bitter, metallic taste with a bitter finish. Medium body. A bit sticky feel.
Ulysse (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh aroma. After a while aroma turns to a floral kind. Muddy brown colour. Sweet and creamy maltiness in the mouth.
alkolas510 (810) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ljusbrun oxiderad? med stort vit skum. Ganska mycket karamell och belgisk jäst i doft och smak. Även lite humle och sött
seynie (222) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber brown with a lasting foam top. Honey, dried red fruits, roasted malts, glazed roasted nuts, some wood and spices. Long finish with wood and fruit, dry in the mouth.
Lowenbrau (2441) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, somewhere in time.
In short: fruity belgian ale.
Classic Carolus revisited, this time with some caramalts, giving some caramel aromas and flavours, still alcohol noticeable, quite fruity. Nothing to complain, nothing to remark, just as you expected.
Deu (867) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad but doesn’t come close to some of the other beers these guys carry. A little honey sweetness and syrupy sense here. Pours hazy maroon with puffy head and good lacing. Some booze and a little rust. Sweet finish. Bottle.