Swaroga (790) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark red/brown with small to medium, tanned head. Nose : yeast, chocolate, dried fruits like dates and raisins. Vanilla. Sip : medium body with creamy texture and decent carbonation. Sweet and full of dried fruits and toffee notes. Add some spices and chocolate. The beer is sweet till the end. Hides well the alcohol. Tasty but can get cloying.
StoutHead (231) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deeply red with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fruits. Wow, very sweet and intense fruity taste. Very Belgian ale in style (as it is), but more fruity than most. As for the carbonation?...I guess the technical term is..."a shitload". :-) Long aftertaste of malt, fruits and alcohol. Not bad, reminds me a lot of Gulden Draak, but with a longer aftertaste.
andriesradu (164) - ROMANIA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown reddish beer with almost no head. Sweet fruity aroma, alcohol can be felt, it’s more wine than beer. Flavour is sweet, with notes of fruits and alcohol, no acidity, as a said it’s more wine than beer but a good one.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Bangor ME just before departing for Scotland. This was a BSA that stands out in my notes as an underwhelming brew. Just missing some pieces here and there - would give it a miss.
DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle off the in-laws. Pours beige-slicked mahogany. Ripe berries, sweet oak, evocative coriandered strawberry jelly aroma. Smooth, spiced berry sweetness with lurking pineapple and lemon barley wheat; hints of sweet sour sauce. Sweet, sticky spiced festive Belgian that slips down nicely in small doses- will need assistance with the 750ml 2006 bottle under the stairs.
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Uts: mørk rødbrun, masse lysebrunt skum, godt med kullsyre.
Duft: malt og tung sødme godt balansert av humle og belgisk gjær. Noe alkohol.
Smak: middels fyldig, mørk malt og noe fruktighet. Kort ettersmak og kjedelig munnfølelse.
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deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Essen Xmas beer festival. 9% van den bossche
Very thin white head. Clear dark brown pour. Very sweet.
kraddel (846) - deurne, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at horecabeurs ghent 2012
pours dark, very dark
small foam, no scent
taste is hoppy and sweet, better and more intresting than the average belgian brown ale, but still not what i’d wish a beer was
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of cellar, malt, sour and sweet red berries with some caramel and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some vanilla, sugar, caramel, yeast and red fruits. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes dusty malt, dried fruits, cocoa, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a fruity and hint of sour finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.