DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to beer handy for this. Pours turbid caramel colored with a minimal white head. Aroma of cherries, malt, hops, spice, figs. Tastes malty, fruity, with some cherries, brown sugar, and toffee/caramel hints at the finish. As it warmed, more figs and plums came out. Very complex. Brouwerij Van Steenburge continues to knock my socks off.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Murky, brown ale with no head to speak of. Aroma of white raisins, caramel, vanilla, fruitcake and clove. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel, spice, brown sugar, plum and cherry. Medium-bodied and oily with pillow-soft carbonation. Lengthy, spicy, sweet finish. A pleasure to drink. One has to be in the mood for "sweet" to enjoy this one.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours burnt caramel, large fizzy sand colored head, cloudy, murky, slightly chunky, with spotty lacing. Musty/Earthy nose, with minor fig/date. Semi-sweet fig/date, bready and yeasty, with the aformentioned must/earth flavor. Comes across as somewhat of a Dubbel, which I like. S’alright body, mouthfeel seems average. Finishes smooth, soft, lingering fig/date and malts. Yeah, I’m down with it.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muted amber brown with off white head. Musty nose w/malt and unidentified spices. Med weight with sweetness throughout and a lingering finish. Flavors of sweet fruit, spice, light juniper, carmel, chocolate, molasses, wood and a overall herbal quality. Tasty brew!
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fully hazy, dark brown beer with red shine; slim dirty-brown head. Lactic nose, yoghurt, sweet chocolate, cardemom, vanilla, toffee. Short bitterish taste, woody, here some herbs come forward, difficult to say which; definitely something phenolic. Lactic is still here, and raisins in the flavour. full-bodied, milk-slick, carbonation seems boosted by the yoghurt-like taste. Very nice beer. Where is this brewed? If Chris Wisse is doing it, he’s seriously bettered his stuff.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Red Coloring with White Ring. Cherry... Barley, Cherry Flavor with Something Funky Going On... Odd Mix of Ingredients... Dry at the End.. Bitter Vege/Herb Mix.. But Good Overall!
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a kind of murky, muddy color with no head. Very nice aroma of caramel and malts. The taste gets weird... the caramel and malt are still there and maybe some chocolate, but there’s a vegetable quality that’s strange. Again, different from other gruits. It almost had a celery taste.
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could Koyt been the Budweiser of 15th Century Amsterdam? Definitely an old school beer! I thought with all the spices and sweetness this was a Belgian Strong Ale.
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arendsnest, Amsterdam, Nov 2002. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses), with notes of pine needles, vanilla, raisin, and clove. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Light brown color with tan head that dissapears quick. Nice earthy aroma with notes of light grapefruit and spices. Taste is malty and spicy, more like a Belgian Strong than a traditional ale. BTW, how can this be a traditional ale if it’s a gruit? A bit tart and musky with a bit of barnyard and candy sugars.