DrnkMcDermott (2807) - 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!
ST247 (386) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Gollem. Pours cloudy dark amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel. Taste sweet, caramel, grainy, malt. Sweet and bit dry finish. Nice one.
Mainuh_man (172) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle. Pours clear red-brown with a frothy off-whte head that lingers with decent lacing. Interesting, and different aromas on this: apricot, nutmeg, caramel . Complex flavor profile: starts with yeast and some herby hop flavor, goes to caramel in middle, then to a resiny hop finish that transitions to bitter yeast flavors and cloying sugars. Medium body with an slick mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer with a lot of different flavors and aromas to offer.
MonsterMagnet (254) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 1-2015. Pours dark ruby with an off white head. Aroma: chestnut, rye, dark bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, liquorice root, brown sugar, herbal, even a little floral. I love the aroma, there?s so much in there. Taste: dark bread, rye, juniper, sage, raisins, more spices, herbs, vanilla. Heavy sweet, light bitterness, medium body, soft creamy texture, nice finish with lingering herbs, spices and grains. Very nice, and I love the aroma. Would?ve been even better if slightly less sweet.
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kafé België in Utrecht. Medium brown with a good beige head. Aroma is juniper, rosemary, pomegranate, elderflower, honey. Medium bodied, fruity and entertaining on the palate with a floral, herbal and lightly boozy warming finish. Taste is cranberry, glacé cherries, juniper, rosemary, elderflower, honey. First gruuit I've enjoyed.
Yorker (1248) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, caramel, sugar, and spices - with a slightly dry finish.
miquelcrush (1400) - Granollers, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cervesa amb molt gust a plantes aromàtiques, dolça i una mica empalagosa.
Cerveza con mucho sabor a plantas aromáticas, dulce y un poco empalagosa.
mjik83 (165) - - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl flesje bij De Naovenant, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 8,5%
Uitgeschonken in origineel Jopen glas
Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met crèmelaagje
Aroma en smaak: zuurtje, ijzer, gistig, kruidig
Conclusie: kruidig, niet mijn type bier, niet heel slecht
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ulysse (43) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
red, brown, tan foam, hazy, lightly sour, light body, thin feel,
This beer’s got a lovely foam giving it an attractive appearance.
Unfortunately, you need to strain your nose to find an almost inexistant smell. The texture and body are too weak.
Alengrin (2065) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
’Koyt’ is an old Dutch name for ’gruitbier’ and etymologically the same as "keyte", the name Strubbe uses for a few of its beers as well. This one was brewed in Belgium some years ago and revives that mediëval tradition, allegedly not hopped though I find that hard to believe, bronze-coloured beer with complex sweetness, spice accents and bitterish finish.
Straling (363) - 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.