MiP (14141) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Spicy, malty aroma. Medium brown colour. Tea-like/ice-tea-like flavour. Nice bitterness.
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Nut brown, creamy small tanned head. Floating yeast particles. Ashy, malty nose - quite weak. Medium-bodied, malty brew, which hides ABV very well. Dry, grassy hops. Mouthfeel is oily with leather. Eay to drink but quite neutral.
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mild gusher. Pours amber with small particles. The white head left quickly. Light sweet caramel aroma. Medium body. Flavor is light stone fruit with yeast/spice. Quite Belgian. The spice gets stronger, and some bitter is expressed. Finishes towards dry. Christmas no/winter yes. Itís a very drinkable beer. No doubt as to it being a Belgian ale.
gunnfryd (12102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, hop. Flavour is fruit, alcohol, hop, berries, orange. Nice beer.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy, slight red amber with a beautiful, cramy white head, settling fine on the liquid. Aroma is very spicy, some raisins, some coriander, some cinnamon, a milky creamyness to it all. Very full mouthfeel, seeing it has little carbonation. Flavour is a tad limited compared to the aroma. Quite vinious. Spicy flavours, some caramel, a feel of plums and raisins. Good, but the flavour could match the flavour better.
bierkoning (10921) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Reddish amber color. Plums and citrus in the aroma. malty, slightly alcoholic sweetish flavor with pineapple, plums and mango. Just a hint of nutmeg. Pleasant fruity ale with just a hint of flowers.
madsberg (10608) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. unclear. dense beige head. aroma of ripe fruits, light spice, vague caramel. Flavour of sweetness, ripe fruits and marzipan. thin bodied. Dry fruity end.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with ripe fruits and malty notes. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Finished sweet.
Benzai (9788) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange / light brown color, large beige head. Decent smell, taste bitter, sweet and slightly fruity. Nice carbo, medium body.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast reigns and spiciness remains humble, as a fruit salad topped with brown sugar latches on to this pillowy Belgian Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam lingers atop the foggy dark amber.
-Alcohol is expertly hidden.
-The finish is a slightly softer version of the flavor profile.
-If the doughy yeast component were taken out, there wouldnít be much to say about this one.
-All flavors remain well integrated, and the spiciness is delicate enough not to be named.
Bottle; best before Nov.í08.