DrnkMcDermott (2789) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 bottle, 750 ml with caged cork. Ready with a big Duvel glass in case of a gusher… but nope, not a problem this time. Pours reddish brown, fizzy like a soda, thin head. Smell is, um, like a rubber inner tube in the glass! Definitely, this got corked like a red wine. But a light herbal quality in the bottle. Wha hoppen? Okay, I can get past the nose and sip some of the beer, which is not as herbal as, well, other traditional ales, in fact, milder than some other old beers I’ve kept too long. So beyond the spoiled nose I find a slightly fruity ale, not too spicy and herbal, with a slight bit of tart marred by too much horseblanket. It’s a sign. I need to clear out my cellar!
Straling (345) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear red/brownish colour with decent carbonation.
Strong grainy aroma, some yeasty and malty notes there.
Taste is rather tangy, bit of sourness and some bitterness, not much there.
Goes down smooth, thin bodied.
kevnic2008 (7749) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty combined fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of fruit and caramel.
Rune (7948) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
300ml bottle at Old Nickel. Unclear, brown coloured body, fair tan-coloured head. Spotty lacing. Sweet fruity nose joined by herbs and spices. Flavoured with plums, raisin, dough and caramel. Herbal hops to the ending with integrated alcohol. Fine bodied. Nice (Amsterdam 21.07.2014).
Neorej80 (62) - - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap at Jopenkerk. small foamy head. Smells like candy and ahorn cyrup. Tastes of chocolate, lots of malts, liquorish and apple cyrup. Not my thing!
CraftyBeerTour (49) - Barcelon, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really enjoyed this. Hit of lavender-like aroma at first. Handsome pour: clean deep amber, almost mahogany. Touches of liquorice in flavour, and a somewhat menthol-like quality about it.
Excalibur123 (126) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
De color ámbar oscuro con media capa de espuma de burbuja grande y escasa retención; aromas a cacao, frutos negros, vainilla y especias. En boca entrada potente y maltosa con buen cuerpo y baja en carbónico, el alcohol está bien integrado ya que no se aprecian sus nueve grados hasta el final; pos gusto maltoso y un tanto dulce con notas herbales y caramelo; cerveza sorprendente y distinta.
eelco (38) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark red, brown bear with a creamy tan head. Sweet on the nose and the taste, licorice, cough syrup. Quite different then I expected, I had a Witte Klavervier Kuyt and this is very different, are they really the same style?
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, fruity berries, toffee nose, taste is sweet, sickly toffee, dry.
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... drunk june 2014 ... copper .. thin tan lacing ... soft blackcurrant fruit nose ... soft sweet fruits ... dark malts .. soft roast ... sweet berry fruits ,..
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Secret Santa 2013/14. Dark mahogany with a beige head. Fairly prominent pit fruit with a nice malt presence, some yeast and alcohol, bready moderate+ carbonation, moderate body, becomes a bit dry, more alcohol on the finish, decent.