Swaroga (1347) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark red with medium tanned head. Nose : strong red fruits notes with dominating cherry. Tart with delicate burned aroma. Vanilla. Some flower and honey background. Sip : medium thick body with oily texture and low carbonation. Sweet with cooked fruits flavor. Bubblegum. It ends with well balanced sourness and a pinch of metal. some delicate chocolate with malaga background. Overall it is a nicely bodied brew with awfully balanced flavors. I would prefer some more audacity. Anyway, I still like this one.
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle: labelled as ’Strandjuttersbier MONG de Vos, bought with a pack of other brews at a beer shop in Wenduine who have it bottled/labelled for them.
Poured into a Westmalle chalice on 10th Oct 2012 @ home: no sediment left the bottle.
Browny red sort of hue to the colour: the thin off-white head didn’t even stay as long as it’s took to write this!
The smells were/are of stewed plums and candid fruits for a cake mix: this is one alcohol laden fruit cake in a glass.
The taste is very simular to what your nose is telling you: rich, alcoholic and fruity (plums and raisins mostly). Sweet and fairly thin bodied for the alcohol content, the alcohol is present from the start and is barely hidden. It does however give the beer a punch and helps to hide the lack of body.
This is a ’roaring fire’ sort of winter beer: I enjoyed it.
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bier Circus, Brussels, 20 July 2012) Dark brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, prunes and raisins. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, hints of chocolate and a mild, fruity acidity in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.
KingCecil (2049) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home... It pours dark brown with a medium tan head....The aroma is dark fruits and belgian yeast....The flavor is candy like, caramel, brown sugar with some alcohol flavor finish.....
erickok (3548) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark copper body with bubbly, frothy tan head. Aroma has oatmeal cookies, pumpkin pie, funky figs and some dark hops. Medium sweet. Heavy carbonation, but not unpleasant and it helps getting the body to foam and produce flavour. Very malty, caramel taste, with fermenting fruit and sticky dades. Marmite, even. Sweet, concentrated ending. Loads of residual sugars but not bad at all. Watch the high abv! (33cl bottle, very reasonably priced)
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark brown body with tan head. Nose of malts, sugar, fruits. Taste is roasty malts, sugar, fruits. Enjoyable.
Rommens (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle says this dobbel tripel is a smooth refermented strong beer with a warm ruby glitter, brewed with pride and patience. It is patiently brewed by brouwerij strubbe in Ichtegem, Belgium in cooperation with "de Oostendse bierjutters". As I live at the belgian coast, near to Ostend, I might have an opinion wich could be considered rather subjective, but you really should taste this creamy, roasty caramel bitterness while having the seagulls stealing half of your pot of nuts on the promenade of Ostend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wit loof from Belgium.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Named Strandjuttersbier, draught at Antwaerps Bierhuiske, Antwerp. Deep red beer with a rich offwhite head. Sweetish malty aroma, fruity, figs, melon, some yeast, caramel notes. Milky flavor, malty, figs, grapes, caramel, sugary but still quite fresh, notes of red currants, roasted notes, some chocolate. Malty fruity finish with figs and some raisins.
77ships (3800) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ Bier Circus // woody, dark brown with this very creamy solid, café au lait head, kind of Guinness style // heavy glue like malts, creamy instant coffee like qualities & flavours, quite ripe dark fruits, plenty of raisins, milk chocolate, dose of liquorish, berries & some light hop & hop bitterness buried underneath in the end // smooth, creamy, soft carb. // quite digging this // really not getting the name?