marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This amber ale poured with a nice beige head, eliciting a sour malty aroma. There was something special about the yeast (it seemed as if it were cultured from Chimay yeast) that resulted in a bit of carbonation. The flavor was musty, hoppy and nicely balanced. In my opinion, this is one of the better French ales, especially if one is fond of the "farmhouse" style.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper amber with a small, frothy, thin-lacing light tan head. Has a dry, earthy spicy, semi-tart aroma with some light fruity notes. Body starts slightly sweet and caramely malty along with some spicy earthy notes and fruity tart balance. Not sure if the tartness is intended, but it’s not too overpowering and does hide the alcohol fairly well. A decent biere de garde.
KyotoLefty (7121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle at Le Sous-Bock. Shared with Sakiko. Medium brown, a bit cloudy, fine, medium head. Chocolate, nutty aroma, with caramel and dried fruit, like prunes. Rich, sweet, amber malt, caramel, chocolate, plums and raisins. A dubbel, basically. Alcohol not very noticeable. High carbonation. Earthy, slightly funky feel to balance, with a touch of salty minerals. Not at all disappointing.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[003-20060825] 330mL. Light beet/earth aroma, not much else. Rich red-brown colour, off-white head, lots of floaties and tiny bubbles. Flavour was thick, chocolatey and malty, like a dark molasses or maple syrup. Felt round, a medium rich body, alcohol quite noticeable. Overall a nature-y beer.
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, bread, fruit and caramel.
douglas88 (6807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a murky light brown color with a medium white head. A spicy almost sour malty nose. The flavor is quite oxidized (unknown vintage but aged) sweet dry fruit, some caramel. Smooth and decent.
Plovmand (6791) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is toasted caramel, fruit and light hops. The flavour is light yeasty with notes of toasted malt, bread, light hops and some dark fruit.
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Ruddy colour with huge, off-white head. Malty nose with dark fruit, nuts and ginger biscuit spices (ginger, cinamon, cardamom). Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, blood oranges, toffee, chocolate, black-currant and a delicate, spicy bitterness in the finish. Great balance, nice beer.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml @ Stone Brewing. Very sweet nose. Some spiciness, dark dried fruit. Nice medium amber color. Sweetness is evident with some spiciness. Pretty tasting but a tad too sweet
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine haze, amber light brown. Good solid fine tanned top, nice lacing.
Pleasant nose, malty, gentle aromatic hops with hints of spice and yeast.
Slightly earthy, woody in character with semi-sweet malt touch. Smooth and very easy to drink. Be aware this one is 8 %. Classic.