Grovlam (4160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ølbaren. Large creamy off-white head that was quit nice and really lasted. Good display of lacework. Dark mahogany like color. Aroma of chocolate, date and mix of dried fruit, mild toasted malt, lots of fruity notes, mild yeast, brown sugar, pears and maybe even a hint of smoke. Excellent complexity in this Belgian Strong. Full bodied with an average carbonation and thick smooth texture. Moderated sweet flavor with mild bitterness. Lingering dried fruity smooth finish. What a surprise.
Marko (4180) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (thanks!)
Post Tuborg Lemon Melior. Heh. Poured a huge, extremely persistant and stable caffe latteish pale tan head and a dark, almost black reddish colour. Impressive. The nose is strong... dark malts, raisins, some coffee and fruitiness. All in all, respectable. The taste is more of the same. A nice, somewhat coffeeish earthy roastiness surrounding a very pleasant, fine fruty sweetness... some fruit I cannot think off. Apples I guess. A bit estery. Sweet aftertaste. All in all I really liked this one. Seen the Floreffe beers in a few stores in Budapest (Ogi got the bottle in one) and I thought that 1200-1300 Forints is a bit too much for a bottle. I was quite possibly wrong.
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottling. Dark brown with a rocky tan head that lingers. Big musty cellar, spicy sweet candi sugar aroma. Light/medium body with a chalky drying mouthfeel. Good dusty brown ale flavors with dry malts and cookie spices. Has a lightly sweet taste to finish. This beer ages well ( 3 - 5 years )
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Cork popped as opening and nearly hit me on the way to the ceiling. Huge molassas and anise aroma, with some dry malts. More molassas and lighter anise in the flavor with some light caramel and faint bitterness in the finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3942) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with maniac. When he uncaged it, the cork near took his eye out! Pours black with fluffy tan head. Molasas in the nose and LOTS of anise flavor. Very velvety and delicious.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - APR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
this brew just gave me a scare, the stopper hit the roof after i unwired it. other than that it’s a nice belgian, sweet malt aroma that is spicy and caramelly accompanies the dark copper hued appearance. the flavor is fruity and chocolatey with lingering sweet finish.
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, spice, orange peel and a hint of wood. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, spice, ligfht orange and a hint of licorice with a smooth bittrersweet finish.
goozen (3284) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown very good version like an "Trappist" with an fantastic caramel/chocolate taste.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor. Pours a dark brown with a big head of brownish bubbles. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, pit fruit and anise. Taste is very sweet, a little syrupy, just barley thinned by the dry orange peel and anise. Alcohol could also be higher to cut it (8% is not really that strong for this style). Not one of my favorite Belgiums. Very average, and too sweet.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer can easily be considered a cheaper substitution for more expensive alternatives such as the chimay series. Although it is not quite as good as the aforementioned chimay, it is quite good. Get it and try it out for yourself.