The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Chriso’s. 6.5%. Not dated. Dark orange, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is floral, pear, a touch estery. Body is medium to light, low carbonation, pretty foamy. Taste is malty, toffee-ish with a light sourness. Definitely has some strange characteristics. Alright.
tricksta_p (2672) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at De Markies, Leeuwarden. Aroma of malt, bread, caramel, toffee, nuts, candy, sweet dark fruits. Flavour is rather sugary sweet. Body is medium to full. This beer has got the aroma and full body down, but is ruined by a massive sugary sweetness.
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2015 Dutch dubbel which, according to the brewery, is supposed to be the modern equivalent of a 19th-century "Hulster Monnikenbier", but in reality is an alias of Dobbele Java / XX Dubbel, a beer I drank regularly in Hulst many years ago. Comes from a stubby swingtop bottle, sold at the Albert Heijn supermarket in Hulst. Densely lacing, creamy, pale yellowish beige head with sufficient retention; colour is a cloudy brownish burgundy. Sweet and estery aroma of banana, brown candi sugar, milk chocolate, overripe peach, candied dates, toasted bread, medlar, sweet liquorice, caramel, coriander. Fruity taste, sweet but not too cloying, raisins, banana, blue plums, soft carbo, fluffy and smooth mouthfeel, nice bready and caramelly malt sweetness with spicy yeastiness on top, becoming a tad toasted in the end, full, with a herbal, peppery hop bitterness for balance, bittersweet resiny coriander and lingering yeastiness. Rather stereotypical for the style, but well rounded and nicely balanced, with a pleasant spicy hoppiness to it.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours hazy mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, toasty, toffee and caramel. The taste is soft, sweet, malt-drive, toasty, cocoa and spice with a short, dryish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps a touch old? Not much depth to it, but easy-going enough.
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma and flavor. A bit old...
Idiosynkrasie (5549) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, dark copper colour with lots of floating chunks and average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Strawy and minimally fruity aroma, hints of red berries, red jelly, jelly bears, yeasty overtones. Taste is sweet fruity, notes of red berries, red jelly, some straw; light body, slightly watery.
rikstar (1759) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beugelflesje bij world of drinks vandaan. Amberkleurig veel gist deeltjes met een minimale kraag. Geur is metaal, appelstroop. Smaak begint zoetzuur met wederom appels in de afdronk een gistbitter dat langzaam opbouwt. Body is medium
JorisPPattyn (8897) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge brownish head; dark brown beer with a reddish sheen; shards of lace. Sweetish, caramel, maltsyrup, parsley, bit of conifers. Sweet, nutty, dark & wet bread, watery finish. Obvious dark malts - but also colouring additives, I fear. Just the sweetness keeps lingering on, impression of slightly spiced cookies; Not very well-bodied, empty feel and empty palate. Rather lame. Why?
Earlier Rating: 9/1/2004 Total Score: 3.3
Fluffy yellow-brown head, irregular; opaque brown beer with reddish shine. Nose with dark, but sweet chocolate and banana. Som lactic notes as well. Bitterish taste, part spicey, part cocoa-powder (rather than coffee). Piquant, spicey spiking. The malt underneath strengthens the idea of the old-fashioned cocoa-powder drink. Refreshing mouthfeel, despite the cocoa connotation; medium bodied. Aftertaste is dry, medicinal-bitterish. I don’t think this is bad at all. It has, however little or nothing in common with either lambic, either Flemish Oud bruin.
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of Mathieu87, thank you sir! Hazy light amber color. Plain aroma, hardly noticeable. Equally plain taste.
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles!
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, no foam.
NOSE: caramel, sweet.
TASTE: caramel, sweet, some coffee.