Grossecaisse (120) - FRANCE - JAN 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
une bière trop amère pour moi. Ca doit être le houblon qui doit être en trop grande quantité, en tout cas, il ne me reste pas un gros souvenir affectif.
BigBeer45 (1336) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this bottle even though it is past its BBD based on the marking on the label, which was ’02-D-07’, thought I would take the chance,
has a medium red or so pour with a foamy off-white head, there are some floaties in the brew, the head thinned out, red pour has brown and dark bronze hues at the sides, leaves some bubbly lacing on the glass,
aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate, there is a good amount of malt aroma, smells like this is aged in wood, there is an ‘old’ smell to (from age or because it is past its BBD?), it smells musty to (for the same reason?),
flavors of faint spice, toasted malt, some caramel, faint alcohol warmth - not much though, some apple with a faint citrus,
finish has fine pepper feel and is dry, there is an off flavor, oxidation from past its BBD?
has a medium mouth feel,
maybe some Beire de Gardes do not age to well past their BBD, I will need to try a fresh bottle of this beer.
Pinball (11537) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head.
Sweet malty, nutty aroma, crisp.
flavor is quite smoked or roasted, malty, a little sweet. maize, fruity notes, alc shows clearly when warming up. this reminds me most of a cheap strong beer, but with some interesting comlexity added in, unbalanced.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, nuts, grains, and a slight hint of cocoa. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white/slight beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, grains, slight paper, a hint of tobacco, and a slight hint of cocoa. Medium body. Smooth texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, malts, nuts, grains, and slight tobacco finish. 8%ABV is undetectable.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a really tasty brew! it doesn’t look that impressive though: cloudy amber with little white head. but the aroma is fruity with hint of prune. very fruity flavor, sweet but has enough complexity, quite enjoyable.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance is mostly unclouded ruby, quite striking. head reduces to and remains a film quickly. aroma is lightly crunchy toffee brittle. mouthfeel is totally unexpected, very soft and pillowy. more caramel in taste along with nutty notes not unlike a dopplebock.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber. Light head. Bready caramel nose. Woody caramel flavour with hardly a trace of alcohol.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For the price, I should’ve liked this beer better than I did. Started off well with a foamy off-white head and a clear dark copper colour, and nicely carbonated to boot. (Another one that looked like a Pepsi!). Aroma was almost absent but for an inkling of malt, but that’s all. Taste was pleasant but all I could detect was maybe some coffee? Odd beer, probably ideal for washing down one’s Freedom Fries.
Borresteijn (5472) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from a gift pack. Clear deep amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of a thick sweetness, light toasted malts, honey and caramel. Flavour is sweet at first, honey and caramel, very malty, followed by a dry and light spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Although a bit on the sweet side, a nice offering. Reminded me (especially the nose) of Paulaner Salvator.
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma is dusty, some malt, slight fruity. Malty taste, bit sweet. Bit boring.