yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Light metallic and roasted malt aroma. Sweet and roasted malt flavoured, vague metallic touch on the back of the tongue. Ends bitter and with a lasting roasted malt note.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with alarge beige head. Sweet malty aroma with bread and hints of roasted malt. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel and breadish notes. Finished sweet.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an orange amber in color, with a small rapidly dying head. The aroma is fruity, but has a sour note to it like citrus juice that has turned. Once past the aroma, it is a palatable beer. The flavor is malty sweet, some hoppy bite, medium in body, and clean in finish. I expected more from this.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Weeks 2009) (sip)
Grainy bready aroma. Deep brown. Lively carbonation. Richly malty bready taste, grainy at the edges. Hops subtle. Covers 6.6% very well.
MiP (12840) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6.6%. Slow gusher. Yeasty aroma. Hazy chestnut colour. Small white head. The flavour is vinous, slightly malty with some baking yeast. Quite ordinary, but OK.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 Bottled Bavik version Very light gushing to amber/cream head over pale foxy beer. Very nutty nose, sweet bread, very much like the aromas of a - very slightly oxidized - German Bock. Slightly burnt, roasted taste, Maillard-like. No trace of superfluous sweetness, but then no hoppiness neither. Bit thinnish body and MF, some slickness. Original recipe? Iím starting to believe it, too unsimilar to other Bavik brews, different feel. Was: 6/3/7/3/13
Rerating Draught @ brewpub Red-yellow fine & dense head over copper-clear beer. Lemony nose, slightly coloured malts, paint, caramel, faint spices in the finish. Dry, grainy, very malty like malt cookies. Plain and neutral, but certainly inviting. Gives me an impression of liquidized wholemeal bread. Medium bodied at best, some slickness. Much better to my liking than the bottled beer from Bavik. Yes, itís easier to get it right, fresh from the lagertank, but thereís really something better. And I think itís more than the spices, Annick!
billlmiky (20) - , New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Steinhof. was excited to try this after trying the witbier. although it has a good amount of flavor: caramels and brown sugars. it just doesnít get em right.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, slight dark fruit aroma, and some brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel malts, and some dark fruits. Not much on the finish of this one.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga. Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a nice medium copper with a light but long lasting white head. Pleasant aroma of molasses, brown sugar and some faint fruit. Falvor has some of the same accents with the brown sugar notes most prominent. Hints of apples in the finish. Flavors are quite muted but an enjoyable little Belgian. Sticky enough mouthfeel.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. Clear copper with a lasting cap of cream leaving spots of drippy lace. Aroma of apples and brown sugar. Front of caramel, apple and butterscotch is balanced by wood and alcohol flavors that become a bit harsh by the finish. Near-medium body is tingly with carbonation and dryish. Tastes more like a British ale, and isnít bad except for the rough finish.