SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, from LCBO Queens Quay in Toronto. Pours medium reddish brown and clear with a large foamy beige head that diminishes to a thin layer, but left nice lacing. Aroma of sweet dark molasses bread, roasted nuts, dark fruits and light floral notes. Flavor is very sweet, rich with figs, yeast and spice, sweet herbs and ripe bananas, bit of a bitter bite in the finish - good but not quite balanced enough to be very good or great for me. Medium to full body and smooth, tickling carbonation.
HolmDK (6) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Nice dark red colour. Spicy and malt aroma. Caramel taste..
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boy, this one was fantastic. Nice brown colored ale with a mild Belgian style sweetness (and also some bitterness). Some very low levels of vinegar in the aroma and flavor, but not to that of a typical flemish sour. Head was solid, but the lacing maintained itself throughout the drink. I’ll get another one of these whenever I get the opportunity. Edit: My third tasting of this on draft in Canada resulted in a carboard type after taste. Not sure if that is typical for the Canadian version (if there is even such thing) or just the freshness of that keg. I’d drop my ratings if that happened again. But don’t worry (yet another update), it hasn’t happened again, many times a good deal in the US at The Half Moon in Kennett, PA!
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Dark red colour, with a nice creamy big foam. Aroma of yeast,chees,alcohol bitternes.
Yeasty, citrus, fruity sweet maltyness mouth feeling. Medium sweet tofee finish. Medium body. Medium finish.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Thick white head. Malty and woody nose with some yeastyness. Sweet, floral flavour with notes of raisin and caramel. Sweet in finish. Thick mouthfeel. Long aftertaste.
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours muddy brown with great brownish head. Aroma of nuts, burnt malts, cinnamon, cardemum and some regular sweetness. Flavour is much more caramel with tones of cinnamom. A slight bitterness at the end.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice 330ml bottle. Dark brown in colour with a off-white foam. Sweet malty nose. Flavour of caramel, toffee and citrus. Yeasty and bitter ending. Medium bodied. Good, but maybe a little too sweet (Oslo. 24.05.2006).
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hopleaf. Poured a deep hazy brown with a short layer of beige head. Nose carried an abundance of darker malts... brown sugar, toffee, and some toasty fruits. Smooth toasty brown sugar, darker fruits, and other dark malts in the flavor. Lower carbonation provided a cola-like feel... felt just OK. Sweet, toasty, malt finish. Nice brew, but nothing spectacular.
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - APR 26, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had Leffe Brun in bottle in Amsterdam. Dark brown color, pleasant roasted sugary flavor. Pleasant finish, so-so after. Best drank quickly ;)
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber/brown colour. Roasted malt and brown sugar flavours with a hint of citrus aroma. Bitter aftertaste is present.