DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice surprise. A Belgian strong ale that tastes very much like a late '80's early 90's American microbrew brown ale. Lots of flowery hops aroma well-blended with caramelized malt. Pours a reddish-brown - clear, with a medium-sized, somewhat creamy and quickly diminishing head. Pleasing herbal, soapiness about it, with sweetness offset greatly by its firm, but gentle hoppiness. A light brew for a Belgian strong, with no great depth to it - but fresh, clean, smooth and well-balanced. A Belgian for hop lovers.
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
28/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from Amon Tchiniss (Malmédy) @ holiday - BB: n/a (no marking on the side of the label to indicate a date on the preprinted months and years) (2014-1548)
Clear red brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: smelly, unpleasant, rotting fruits, bit sugary, overripe banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bad, some caramel, bit malty, overripe banana, dirty, rotten fruit. Aftertaste: bit of chocolate, sourish, dirty, very unpleasant, some cocoa powder, little bitter, alcohol, nope, nope, this is not cutting it...
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wife for christmas. Very dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel and dark malts. Taste is dark bread, caramel and dark malts with a touch of spice and yeast. Bit of a gusher on opening. Good.
Baramba (310) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Malterie des Remparts. Brown colour with thin off-white head. Sweet and flavour of caramel, notes of tobacco. Medium sweet
Boxereddy (190) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donkerrood/bruin bier met spuitend schuim.
Moutige neus met zoethouttoets.
Hoppig in de mond met licht bittere afdronk.
Alusmamuts (680) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with rich off-white creamy head. Strong caramel, but too watery taste, remainng caramel bitterness, some sweetness around.
Silvan7 (793) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone con riflessi rubino, leggermente velata con schiuma beige non molto fine , ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di fave di cacao, frutta rossa disidratata (ribes/amarene), tostata, sui toni della liquirizia e del cacao amaro. Poco caffè. Alcool e caramello sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, quasi solo da tostatura, poco luppolata, cacao, frutti rossi caramello e dolcezza alcolica sono i gusti principali. Retrolfattivo di liquirizia.Leggerissima acidità. Poco corposa, poco carbonata, molto rotonda, calda. Equilibrata ed armonica.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scotch-style Belgian rather than a dubbel, with creamy, regular, beige, stable head and very dark brown colour with wine-red hue, hazy. Sweet fruitiness, banana, candied cherries, apple sauce, chocolate, brown bread, buttermilk, candi sugar, liquorice, cloves all suffering under an unpleasant DMS odour of cooked cauliflower. Malty, bready taste, candied fruits, sweetish, light coffee-like roasted bitterness in the end, a bit sticky and a bit alcoholic.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits and notes of brown sugar. Flavor is a bit thin. Not quite as robust as I was anticipating. Still a decent brew bur as good as I was hoping
Hanoi (533) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is pronounced yeast, copper, slight dark fruit. Taste is yeast, red berry, malt, bread, iron, maybe a little spice in the finish. The mouthfeel was terribly thin.
I was really very disappointed in this.
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a very dark brown in colour with a tan thick head. Aroma is caramel, raisins and malt. Average carbonation and medium to full creamy body. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Overall, a good beer for a winter afternoon.