esp0r (1904) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Netshop enjoyed at home
Pours copper, very hazy, tanned head. Smell of fruits, raisins, burnt caramel and spices. Moderate sweet, spicy, some fruityness and nuts, quite dry mouthfeel, moderate bitter. Elegant abbey style belgian. Nice yeast influence and a nice malty body
GoufCustom (762) - HONG KONG - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Preparation: Bottle stored at refrigerator at around 4°C; Popped at room temperature of 10°C (within recommended temperature range) onto the Chimay chalice.
Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant sweet malt, with strong banana, vanilla, caramel, whipped cream, sugar, faint alcohol, faint dark fruits, strong Bel yeast, very light phenolic and faint lemon.
Taste: Close to medium sweet malt, with banana, plum, light alcohol, molasses, sugar, spices, strong ester, strong Bel yeast, lemon, fresh lime and moderate bitter grassy hops.
Body: Medium. Thick and quite creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Moderate Amber maltyness, body is thin but still quite wholesome. Very good Bel yeast with quite tasty esters includes banana, plums / dark fruits, strong spices and slight phenolic. Booze is light, notable but harmless. Just-right sweetness and molasses. Good stuff!
Hoppiness: Faint lemon aroma, fresh lime, light spice and grass in taste. Bitterness is slightly stronger than most Bel Ales for a lasting, low-fi bitter-sweet finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Low bitter and spicy to mouth.
Comments: This one is a rock-solid, strong Belgian amber ale. With very nice Belgian yeast to provide aromatic and tasty fruity esters, and good hoppiness for fresh citrus and spicy tastes. Definitely quality stuff, and only a few steps away from being tops. Enjoyable!
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A rich amber colored beer with a super size foamy white head.
Extremely well carbonated that helps to maintain the foamy head to the bitter end. (get it!)
Aroma is of rich complex malts fruity yeast and some bitter hops.
A rich tasting beer smooth and creamy with a sweet caramel maltiness some toasted malts can be picked up too. The hops take a back seat, typical of Belgian pale ales, and are slightly bitter. I can taste a fair amount of alcohol warming too.
A well made beer I think with lots of nice lacing. With a dry finish
Bygers (670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a lightly hazy orange copper color with a medium dense and fluffy light head with great retention, that reduces to a nice lacing. Aromas of raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple and banana. Medium carbonation. Oily texture.
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Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange. Foamy beige head. Some alcohol, aceton and fermented berries in aroma. Fruity taste with berries and crystal malt. Moderate bitterness in aftertaste.
liinis (1546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ok brew very typical belgian ale. golden coloured with white head. worth trying
BitchPls (507) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber beer with a huge, foamy, beige head. Really, really nice aroma: citrus, flowers, yeast. Sweet bread, caramel, dried fruits, syrup, earth. Aroma is sweeter than the taste but this is more on the sweet side rather than dry. Medium carbonation. Nice mouth feel. This is a nicely balanced, complex yet very drinkable beer. I’m really loving this. Unique.
AndyW68 (1031) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obviously a very good beer, and rated as such, but not my style. Deep amber pour with nice head. Aroma is sweet and floral. Taste follows nosenl. Extremely sticky.
yy0pp (485) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Melkart (267) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is a little bit citric and floral. Average carbonation. Complex. Medium body. Hop is present, but the end is softly sweet and dry.