Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue< BB Apr 08). Mahogany colour. Fruity malt and chocolate with a littlle sourness in the finish. Initially I wasnt that impressed but after a few mouthfuls the dark bitter chocolate opens up with hints of roast complementing tart berries and dried fruit. There is even a rounded hop flavour in the finish which keeps the mild sweetness in check. Pretty good.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sean (illinismitty) brought a bottle of "Het Kapittel Watou Prior" to share at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting in Knoxville, TN on 3/10/2007...
The pour revealed a clear amber/dark honey color beer with a dense off-white head. The sweet aroma is heavy with malt and dried fruit. The initial flavor is a bit dry and metallic, but a depper maltiness and dark fruit flavors become more noticeable it subsequent tastes. There is some alcohol in the finish, but overall its fairly muted for 9% ABV. The carbonation level is moderate to generous causing this medium bodied beer to feel lighter and more dry on the palate. Kapittel Prior is a good Belgian beer with a disctinct flavor.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to illinismitty for sharing this bottle with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! Poured a dark amber with a creamy white head that left light lacing. Fruity aroma with hints of roasted malts. The flavor had an overwhelming iron presence with some malt in the background. Medium body with a dry texture.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best before August 2008. I brought this to the Knoxville tasting. Pours hazy copper with a tan retentive head. Malty and yeasty belgian aroma. Belgian beers are earthy, but this one takes it a step further. Flavor is dry, with lots of chewy maltiness. There are also notes of faint roast and well water. Finish is mildly sweet and mineral like, with a lingering earthy dustiness. Odd at first, but more enjoyable as I drank it.
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ornge, very sizey white head. faint aroma, perhaps a little nutty, which iechoed in the flavor. The Bride took a sip and pronounced it "very Belgian", which is pretty much true. Hides its alcohol very well.
Tmoney99 (13239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with a large fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Solid bittersweet flavor with a medium balanced finish of long duration. This is a smooth complex beer
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint, malty and green aroma. Dark caramel sweetness becomes nicely malty, slightly dry bitterness. Malts persevere throughout hoppy finish. Alcohol a touch obvious, but not burning.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got some light malt and yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy brown with a light tan head.Caramel malt and yeast stand out in the flavors.Mouthfeel is a little thin with some yeast and spice in the finish.
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
luscious, rich, tasty beer. the best of this brewery so far. Brought thsi one back from Brussels with me
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl corked bottle. Muddy chesnut tulip soupy with sediment, however you pour it. Wonderfully soft, soapy caramel snout. Deep, firm, creamy off-white head you could float a Euro on. Delectably smooth and delicately spicy, with a full-bodied, sharpish yeastiness and licorice-bitter finish. Metallically yeasty a little like Ename. Slick and milkshake-creamy. As subtle and sweetly malty as a top-drawer Doppelbock (Andescher?). Drinks as smoothly as a beer half its strength. Not a hint of alcohol or burn. Exquisitely crafted, effortlessly drinkable, dizzying Belgian nectar.