lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark ruby with reddish highlights. Smells roasted malts, sugar cane, caramel, dark red fruits. Tastes sweet malts, but... sour too. Cherries, strawberry, dark fruits in general. Alcohol is present but somehow obscured (despite of the 10abv). Medium carbonated. It gives me idea that it has not hops and a it is a bit watery what gives it a weak character. Being a cheap beer (more than 1euro though) bought at any Albert Heiner, I would say that is reasonable choice for drinking calmly in a fresh chilly night. I didn’t have too much expectations, so not bad at all.
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottl from Gaal&Gaal, Amsterdam
Brown with a small head.
Sweet aroma with brown candidate-sugar. Some sourish notes from vinegar and oak.
Sweet and vicious flavour. Burnt sugar, oak, vanilla, fudge.
MonsterMagnet (183) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma: candy sugar, spices, cherries. Taste: brown sugar, cherries, chocolate, raisins, spices, dough, light alcohol. Sweet, full bodied, slick mouthfeel, slight sourness in the finish.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic Dutch ’massive ale’, dark, with malty profile, candied fruits, explicitly sweet taste, bit cloying even, yeasty, agreeable spicy notes, quite complex, warming finish. I liked this years ago but I’m not sure how it evolved since then, viewing the fact that Arcense is owned by AB InBev - time for a re-rate.
wouterlip (30) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooi prestige bier van hertog jan. Is van de tap veel beter dan van de fles. Zoet, hoppig en sterk.
Franksv6 (141) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a creamy head that quickly disapears. Low carbonation. Taste is caramel, fruity, some cherry, small bitternes. Good sticky mouth feel.
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks vipinvelp. Clear brown with quickly dissolving beige ring. Malt, some dark fruit and a little spice aroma, but mainly malt. Heavy, sweet and a little fruity finish, carbonated.
MelvinKalksma (10) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the, if not the, best beers I’ve ever tasted in my life. Dark and sweet beer with tastes of caramel.
aleksander9 (403) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red with small tan head. Aroma is raisins, red fruit, caramel, vanilla and spice. Slick, fruity and sticky palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is round red fruit, caramel, floral, cherry and lingering spicy alcohol. Overall: Well done! Its like Cuvee van de keizers younger brother. I especially liked the low carbonation.
fkoolen (272) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, off-white head that quickly disappears. Nose and taste are big on sweet and dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins), vanilla and roasted malts with some coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Wine-like aftertaste: fruity, a bit acidic and bitter and dry. Soft and oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, good body (but could be a bit bolder).
Calisky (617) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur cuivrée, legere mousse blanche. Nez fruité et caramel. Gout fruits noirs, figues, notes d’alcool. Fin rapide. Plus chère que les meilleures quadrupel, mais qd meme pas a leur niveau.