Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted at ZBF 2010 at 7/3/2010.Dark, brown-red-black. Big head, beige, almost white. Fruit-caramel smell, dark fruits and bread. Earth taste, caramel, dark fruits, bit of coffee. To much water. A bit of a dissapointment at the festival.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts yeast spices and hop taste roasted malts spices and a bitter finish
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Akkurat, Februari 12 2010.
Dark brown with a small beige head.
Malty aroma with caramel, spices and dark berries. Quite sweet and spicy taste with something that I could not quite put my finger on. Some kind of chewing gum?
Carbonation was low and the aftertaste long. Drinkable but nothing spectacular.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours mahogany with a slender bone-coloured head latticing the glass with lace. Dusty chocolate and faint plum aroma with some orange and peppery spice swimming about beneath; creamy and dusty with gentle notes of digestive biscuit, milk chocolate, very mild soy yeastiness, earth, lactic traces. Smooth-drinking but ultimately fairly empty dubbel that makes me wish it was a 750ml bottle of Estivale. Too polite and silky for its own good.
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Malty aroma, clear notes of chocolate, faint burnt notes too. Flavor is moderate sweet, lightly bitter finish. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation.
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Akkurat, Stockholm:
Pours dark brown with a small head. Dark berries on the nose. Somewhat roasty flavour with notes of anise and fruity dark berries.
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with brief, brown head. Malty, spicy nose with dried fruit, caramel, nutmeg and dark bread. Malty, spicy taste with notes of dark fruit, Christmas spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, all-spice), dark bread and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, mainly dry. Well balanced and tasty, very drinkable.
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown of color with a nice creamy beige head. An aroma of caramel, malt, spice and grainy. A flavor of spice, sweets, caramel and grainy.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle kindly shared by faroeviking.
It pours a hazy light brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma is a little sourish with notes of caramel, citrus and spices.
Flavour is sweet malt, spices and yeast with a faint sour note.
Rather thin bodied.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Unclear deep dark brown colour. Fruity and malty sweet roasty caramel bt yeasty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet roasty caramel and malty flavour with dark fruits, yeast and bit of spice. Pleasant.