Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown, a bit clear, the smell is earthy the taste is of lots of dark fruits and a bit yeasty, overall good offering
notalush (5513) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - gusher - pours a turbid purplish red - thick, frothy, lasting head - musty, dusty, earthy aroma, with notes of doughy yeast, Christmas cookies, plum, fig, bread pudding/treacle, cinnamon - soft carbonation, somewhat creamy in the mouth - flavor is sweet, but not nearly as much as the aroma suggests - notes of raisin and plum, a bit of toffee - moderate spiciness - mild earthiness, cobweb, oxidation - finish sweetens up a bit more, but the pronounced character in the finish is an almost peppery spiciness - I like it!
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
drfat at Blue Monk. Toffee/caramel colored pour. Rich maltiness & toffee are the dominant factors in the aroma. Light nuttiness, lots of toffee richness, raisiny notes. Very flavorful, surprised at the average ratings
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the abbey cafe during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Served in a La Trappe chalice.
Pours an amber-caramel color with a great white head and plenty of lacing. The nose brings light fruit and some caramel. A bit of bread crust. The flavor adds in a fair amount of fruit. The mouthfeel is full and chewy with a bit of alcohol and light bitterness. Nothing spectacular.
kappldav123 (5591) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass orange, huge head. Starts mild, moldy-malty, a bit yeasty. Fruity notes of banana. Also some spicy notes. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Not bad!
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Hazy golden-amber color. Mild malt aroma with light vegetables. Correct body strength; malt flavor with some sweetness, light fruitiness (peach/apricot jam), but also very light vegetables; low bitterness. Drinkable, but uncomplex.
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy yeasty notes. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy dark brown with bright toffee-colored edges. Toweringly massive tan moussy suds on top. Big sweet caramel, cream, and green apple nose. Smells like a cross between a tripel and a table beer. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, green apples, and sweet cream on the mid palate. Mild sweet brown bread finish. Nice beer but not their best.
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.
Hair6a11 (1435) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the map room; pour is murky dark golden with an off white head that retains on the average side in this tulip; eventually hazing the glass, while the lacing is fairly impressive here. The nose is sweet breads, spices, caramel, and plum skins. The flavor profile didn’t really impress me; there are some other notes present, however. There’s a certain sweetness up front, like honey, as well as the caramel. Bready malts are present, while there is also a bitterness on the finish, like port, coupled with dark fruits.