tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, vintage 2007/2008 (BBE 2010). Thanks Reksa!
Pours copper orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, malts, spices and berries. Taste is quite malty with some fruity notes and hints of berries and spices. Finish is spicy and malty with some light berry notes. Okay, but feels a bit cardboardy.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown/yellow with a small yellow creamy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, caramel malts. Very little difference between flavour and aroma. Similar to original.
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly læasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.
GBZ59 (1211) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de westmalle. Saboreada en feb´12. Color cobrizo oscuro. Espuma marfil, de burbuja amplia, y corona que se disipa con rapidez. En nariz azúcar, maltas tostadas y notas de canela. Los sabores son dulces,malteados,especiados y con un muy sutil chocolate. Cuerpo y carbonatación medios. Final seco y retrogusto afrutado –ciruelas dulces y frutos oscuros.Buena asimilación.
330ml bottle.Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on feb´12. Dark copper color.Off-white,large size bubbled,froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Sugar, toasted malts & notes of cinnamon to the nose.Flavors are sweet, malty, spicy with very subtle cocoa.Medium body,medium carbonation. Dry finish. Fruity –sweet plum & dark fruits- aftertaste.Nice drinkability.
Gerbeer (2572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Vintage. 330 ml bottle. Purchased at 16th St. Pours reddish amber with light head. Malty nose with fruity notes. Caramel and wine flavors. Slightly sweet. Lower in alcohol that the standard Draak but still rich in flavor. A very good beer.
libertine (307) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 vintage think may not age well.aroma and flavors are of belgium sugars dark fruits and very mellow.not bad just really over priced at 12 dollars a bottle.everything about this is just ok and it tastes a bit boozey for 7.5 percent.if your going to spend 12 bucks buy something else.
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Vintage: Pour is murky dark amber / brown with a frothy khaki head in this tulip. Nice retention, average lacing is present as well. Dominant dark fruits and caramel, and some belgian sugars. I don’t even see the point in this brew ; it’s not, like everyone says, as good as the fresher batches, so why bother aging it? The flavor profile mellows out to the point that its more muted, while the dark fruits have a slight souring feel. So more caramel, belgian sugar, mild bitterness, muted bready malts, more dark fruits... just not impressed at all -
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Lunch. Served in a snifter. 2008 vintage.
Pours a medium golden color. Fairly thick with a bit of a white head. Not much lacing. The nose has a bit of sweetness and fruit with a touch of malt in the background. Flavor is fairly similar. Some caramel malt with some brown sugar. Semi sweet and a medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty good.
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was a little disapointed with it. Recently had the regular Gulden Draak and liked that one much better. Tasted of raisins and plums with a hint of spices. A little too carbonated and the flavors were muted. Not bad, but the regular Draak was better.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a couple fingers white head. Light fruity aroma. Very strong red fruits. Little alcohol taste. Decent carbonation. Pretty good Belgium.