SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown/ruby. Vanishing thin, tan head. Big, roasty malt aroma with some licorice and chocolate, also. When I look into the future, I see myself enjoying this beer. Flavor matches the aroma, yeast adds depth, some candi sugar in there, too. Alcohol in the finish and aftertaste, but my prophetic nostrils and taste buds could not detect it until then. Dangerously drinkable. Again I look to the future- this time I see myself finishing this beer way too quickly. Medium/full body- creamy and very smooth with just a touch of carbonation. Excellent. One last prediction- I see this being one of my favorite brown beers.
I dedicate this rating to my grandfather who passed on last night. Let his family and friends celebrate the life he lived with us, and may he carry his love and his honor with him to his next life. I love beer and know he did as well. I see more beer in his future.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown, with decent head that fades fast. Aroma very yeasty sweet malt, some fruit in the background. Initial flavor is all malt that turns to fruit, nuts, and spice, very dry in the finish. Maybe a little too carbonated IMO.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle served in my La Chouffe tulip glass:
Mahogany hue with a small fizzy but lasting head and good lace. The aroma has notes of walnut and cashew, apple, apricot, fig, caramelized and bready malt, grassy hops, and a hint of pepper. The taste starts with a quick bang of fruit (both sweet and sour) and a surprising bitterness. Get some ole ale character midesection with an oxidized and earthy component which is the weak point for the beer, detected some anise flavor here as well. The finish changes step again with a peppery and sharp finish. The feel is quite lively and sharp. Noticeable warming effect after just a few sips but the taste isn’t alcoholic or overpowering. This is a good brew that shows some depth and character. I would give it another try.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Pizza Plant transit. Nice deep amber- light brown slightly murky with a good initial head which fades slightly. Aroma is fruity with some raisins, plum, ripe apple, and a good amount of belgian yeast. A lot of malty sweetness throughout the aroma and flavor. Toasted, caramel, and nutty malts. Moderate carbonation and big body lead to a very smooth mouthfeel. Extremely easy to drink.
jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
More bitter then some of the other belgian browns. Quicker finish and more alcoholic as well. caramel, chocolate, alcohol, brown, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown with a thin tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of fruity yeast (fig), spices, and some toffee. Taste of caramel with some toasted nuts, fruitiness is still retained. Alcohol is quite evident, but not overwhelming.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a deep copper w/ a very tall small bubbled white head w/ some decent lacing. Smells of belgian yeast and alcohol a lightly fruity piece and some spice, like thyme mixed w/ cinamon. Palate is solid well coating and has a nice smoothness to it. Flavor is a bit odd, definate belgian yeast some odd tart semi sweet fruits that I couldn’t pull apart no taste of the alcohol and a light spice. OK beer but not that great.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours dark with a fat tan head, good fruit smell, decent fuity flavor, you can taste the alcohol in it, semi smooth, drinkable.
OldGrowth (3139) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. From Austin liquors in Shrewbury. Lot F K best before 09.
Good nose, Yeasty fruity, tart cherry or raspberry, fig, lite caramel, seltzer. Hazy orangy brown color, good fluffy beige head that slowly faded to a ring. Bitter flavors, Nice initial chocolate/cocoa flavor that then lets the fruit flavors in, got some orange too. Thick Body, creamy mouthfeel, dry peppery finish. Tasty brew, saw it on Thirsty Traveler, Label calls it a belgian brown ale. Glad I tracked it down
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from kaggie97.Pours a murky dark amber color.Nose is almost all fruity goodness with very little aromatic spice.Taste like a dark fruit beer with none of the complexity that I like in a Belgian Strong Ale.