fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost explosive bottle (75cl w. cork). Clean brown colour, generous head, persistent, lace.
Fresh aroma, frizzy, fresh hop, sweetness.
Malty hoppy, harmonious; pretty sweet, good body, a nice note of roasted malt.
Finishes with a reasonable bitterness, aromatic, corrected by some roasted malt, sweetness and liquorice.
I would rather define this as an Abbey beer.
Great beer! one of my French best.
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown colour, big creamy head, deep black chocolate aroma, slightly too much carbonation, tart with a full, dry bitter finish