jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle-pours thin tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-rock candy/sweet, dark fruit-plum/raisin, sherry like, biting hops. Taste is very sweet/syrupy, dark malt-rock candy/sweet, dark fruit-plum/raisin, sherry like, biting hops, some molasses/licorice, cloying, also some dryness, huskiness. Nice, sipping. OK carbonation.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours brown with red edges, beige head. Aroma is alcohol / caramel / dark fruits. Taste is very sweet, with alcohol, also some spices / raisins. Good beer.
mike_77 (5568) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 Dark brown colour. Sweetness comes through in the aroma and taste. Quite malty and sugary sweet flavour. Technically it is very good. Texture is thick, syrupy and unctuous. Overall something more than a strong sense of sweetness is expected from this beer but it doesn’t deliver.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear reddish brown beer with a short lived beige head. Hair spray alcohol and dry fruit nose. Sweet beer with lots of alcohol, dark fruit, juicy plum, melted toffee and caramel. Very tingely on the tongue.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and fruity with dark fruit and yeast. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is OK. The beer is good.
Palidor19 (3167) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich fruity beer with some caramel and dark fruit flavors, looks great with its cloudy appearance. This is a real winner.
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark malts, fruit, and some toffee. Flavor is full bodied and complex with raisins, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, and some belgian spices with a nice warming alcohol finish.
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle with Kasteelbier Bruin-Brune label.
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a minimal fizzy head. Aroma has caramel, refreshing alcohol and bits of malt here and there. Flavor isn’t strong... beginning is creamy and fizzy, the finish is long with lots of crisp alcohol. Even though this one doesn’t mask the alcohol at all, it doesn’t overpower any of the other qualities and incorporates itself nicely. A nice beer, but not the best belgian brown I’ve had and certainly not in the top 20 list. I’ll only come back to this one if it’s cheap.
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown with a fine red hew & creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet - malty caramel, bready, sugary, light alcohol & dark fruits. Soft & filling body/texture. Sweet taste - Sugar, malts & slight alcohol warmth. Very complex & well made. Light Vinous & warm with a long finish.. Very great!
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Samson, Nijmegen. Deep red with only a thin film head - lightly off white. Aroma is bready, dried fruits, raisins, some grapes; very nice fruity aroma all in all. Wondeful mouthfeel. Very sweet, lightly vinious, caramel, plums, raisins. Warms me up nicely. Perhaps a little too sweet.