Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. The colour is cloudy reddish brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, oak, leather and caramel. Is also pretty sweet. The flavour mirrors the aroma but adds a touch of alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A sweet but balanced Belgian ale. Very nice.
Taboada (281) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from tap at Nederlandse Bierporeffestival on 17/05/2014. Dark amber colour with a pefect creamy head. Full body and nice carbonation. The alcohol is very well balanced with the taste. Taste, aroma and aftertaste is predominated by the caramel. There are some fruit on the taste, maybe banana and orange. Finish is fruity and a little spicy. Next one please!
Gerbeer (1688) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with full retentive head. Aromas of dark raisins, copper, and spice. Rich flavours of dark fruit, spice, malts and tobacco. Great. Not normally a fan of big Belgians on tap. I may have to convert.
rdb84 (79) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark caramel body with light brown foam. Aromas of sweet caramel (taffy), white grapes, little bubblegum, some basement funk, dried spices (cloves?). Taste is sweet and sour with a strong booze kick, very sticky, hints of rice/white wine. The alcohol dominates the taste a little too much. Aftertaste is sticky again, not a thirst quencher.
Burgers (285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber colour. Creamy head. Caramel aroma. Sustained carbonation. Full body.
veceo (318) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep amber color with reddish hue, average sized white head. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma of overripe fruits, malts, yeast, spice, banana. Medium sweet taste. OK.
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malts, molasses and yeast. Flavor is malts, molasses, yeast, alcohol and some hops. Good stuff.
BaroneBirra (245) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from za popen’t pivoteka. Pours hazy amber with medium short lasting head. Lively aroma of caramelized banana. Sweet and umami taste: banana, yeast and sweet alcohol in the final. Thin but balanced carbonation. Interesting and pleasant Belgian ale!
mmahut (909) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, creamy medium head. Aroma has notes of caramel, nutty, light candy sugar. Taste is high sweet caramel, noble acid bitterness. Body full, high carbonation.
pdx77 (1259) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Belmont Station for King’s Day Celebration. Fizzy golden caramel color. Aroma is prune, caramel, molasses, and sweet spicing. Taste is plum, caramel, toffee, and a touch of floral hops. Smooth syrup mouthfeel, finishing with a sweet plum and grape aftertaste.