DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My review is tainted by a bad cork, which overwhelmed the aroma and flavor of this beer. I detected a nice spicy, peppery aspect, with a sweet, nice body, some earthiness, caramel malt and a bland finish. Amber color, rapidly diminished foamy, tan head. Probably a decent beer, but mine was in poor condition.
mabel (5364) - 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.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours much clearer than I expected. Held up to the light, the color is a gorgeous garnet red. The head was light and frothy but subsides quickly and leaves no lace. Aroma is like brandy and candy sugar but hops and alcohol are detectable too. Mouthfeel is gentle and smooth. Thin body with a clean but predominantly alcoholic finish that reminds me of malt liquor. Either there is not enough substance here for me, or I don’t get the beer. Having said all that, it’s going down alright and it’s 400th rating so--cheers!
Pinball (10596) - 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.
probstblueribbon (2706) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear(?) deep copper with a mice orange-tan head.
Aroma: Fairly fruity, some nice brown sugar and caramel, fairly austere cold, as it warms, there are some esters, a touch of spiciness, some berries, never really opens up fully...
Palate: Medium body, sparse effervescence.
Flav.: Rich malts, rum, spiciness, a bit fruity, a bit of green hops, minerals, a bit of alcohol, not a tremendous complexity; dry with a touch of bitterness and a kinda peppery malt finish.
I expected a bit more depth.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by footbalm at his going away party
Appearance: Hazy brown apple cider color with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart and spicy peppers
Taste: Tart fruits, dusty. Thin mouthfeel
Ok, easy drinking
humlelala (864) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Slightly fruity with dusty hops, caramel and very shy hints of vegetables.
Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @ WWT II. Clear amber red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Not much aroma. Taste malts, lightly fruity, lightly iron, grape-peel. Medium body, medium to fullccarbonation.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle .75. dark copper. malty nose, hazelnuts, sweet malts. and bacon. body is medium full. brown malty, musky. one of the better bdg’s I’ve had, not overly sweet or murky. but being no fan of the style, a sample is quite enough for me.