TheEpeeist (3384) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear honey with a clumpy off-white head. Nose is candi, dates, straw and marzipan; lovely. Sticky and syrupy? Sure, but silky smooth with a lively tingle, alcohol well concealed. Taste is dried apricot, apple, toffee and grain. A sophisticated sipper.
Jablanko (4) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gulden Draak, finally we meet!
Dark amber colour, with minimal head. Really subtle aroma, malt and caramel I guess? The alcohol really packs a punch on this one, and the sweetness, though on the higher side, is not misplaced when you combine it with the rest. Really long and satisfying aftertaste, probably the best thing about this beer.
I should try the original Gulden Draak or do a blind test to spot the differences, this really got me curious. Probably not the beer or a style that I would crave, but good beer nonetheless.
lweiberg (115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very boozy and tasty. Kind of a middle brownish color. Big head. Pretty expensive as an import. Aftertaste of barnyard dough leather.
PauloAG (12) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330cc bottle. Orange/amber and hazy color. forms a nice creamy head with retention. Caramel, yeasts and cheesy. Starts sweet but ends mild hops. Alcoholic strong body with medium high carbonation. Very nice beer.
Cybion (75) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy dark amber with a hint of ruby. Head is around a finger of off-white soapy foam, and doesn’t stick around too long. Exceptionally fruity on the nose with a ton of esters coming through at the forefront. Notes of orange, citrus, strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, and watermelon are all readily apparent. Underneath the fruit salad caramel, alcohol and pungent yeast abound. As expected, very sweet on the tounge, with yet more fruits emerging in addition to those on the nose such as grapefruit, apple, lychee and perhaps banana, all resting above malty caramel and cereal undertones. Finish is long, sticky and sweet with a lot of cereal. Alcohol is of course readily detectable and burns quite fiercely. Carbonation is somewhat lively, which adds an appropriate extra bite to the experience. Body is full and smooth textured otherwise, making for a most pleasant mouth feel overall. Even more one-dimensional and less nuanced than it’s regular counterpart, though most impressive for the firewater that it is.
rouhlas (280) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Clear dark amber color with off white head. Malty caramel and fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and light bitter, like the aroma. Medium oily body, soft carbonation.
saintjulien (156) - - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
toast, roasty, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->Trappist. Hazy copper with huge frothy offwhite head. A: sweet malt, candied sugar, plums, booze. T: sweet dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candy. Very good, though too sweet for me.
Zlotta (78) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle, best before 21/01/15. Absolutely clear, pale amber with tan creamy head. Weak aroma of dried dark fruits and honey. Rich yeasty, fruity taste of dried plums, cherries, honey and candy sugar. Medium sweetness. Quickly overpowered by a dominant warming, alcoholic taste. Still pleasant. Medium body, lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, alcoholic finish. Overall a delicate beer!
Mindwarp (74) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours 5’’ of foam with 1" of beer, this could take awhile. Color is an orangeish amber with a thick lacing head. Smells of fruit brown sugar and booze. Taste of dark fruit and booze. Not as good as Gulden Draak but still good.
Stoned99 (58) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from private import. Aroma: Caramel, bread. App: Golden hazy with small white head. Taste and Palate: Medium sweet and full body. lively carbonation with abrupt finish. Overall: Good sweet Belgian beer.