Trappist1 (208) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a beige head. bread yeast, small hint of gras. something unfresh, one sided, above average co2, yeast. not convincing.
kraddel (1905) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thnx to patrick
Pours dark brown , good white foam
Smells sugary , bit earthy
Too much carbo
Bit roasted , malty , sugary dryness . Ok
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thick-set cream-coloured head over dark & opaque red-brown beer. Very discreet nose, some dry hops. Dark-roasted malts, burnt, dry impression but contradicted by a lot of restsugars in the background. Dark green leaves. Warming up, gets hoppy threats, but the roasted notes remain dominant. Medium to well-bodied, gristslickness. Lightly sticky. Well-integrated flavours, but unfortunately the overall result isn’t really exciting.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Bier-Bienne - hazy dark brown beer with a persistent beige foam; fresh aroma of apple, malt and light undefined spices; full-bodied and pretty sweet, rounded; tasty and lively, spicy and malty finish with notes of black cheries and marzipan; quite highly carbonated - interesting
Swaroga (953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Dark brown and hazy with big head.
NOSE : zest, tart, clove, ginger, licorice, burned caramel, toffee, fresh coffee.
SIP : oily texture. Thick body with decent carbonation. Sweet flavors of black chocolate, toffee and tart. Develops spicy clove like dryness. The beer gets more spicy in the end leaving earthy, powdery residue on the tongue. In the meantime aromas of licorice and clove pierce well every next sip. The bitterness is revealed through coffee like finish, still, after couple of sips the hops aromas are getting more intense. Booze is warming but not overwhelming. Well hidden for the alcohol content.
OVERALL : the beer is well brewed and it is really tasty. Strong carbonation and thick body is a great combination. It is spicy but well balanced. I must say that it is a great example of a complex yet very subtle round taste. Well done.
BoBoChamp (4682) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, spicy/roasted and slightly bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice Winter brew
Bamsen78 (1965) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Setka Pub Poznan, Poland. Pours slightly hazy dark copper brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of malt with a touch of cinnamon. Intense, malty and fruity taste with soubtle touches of cinnamon. Warming presence of alcohol. Sweetish aftertaste. Nice.
Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-brown color with ivory head. Malt caramel and toast, also spicy. At taste is light sweet with caramel flavour.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente leggere tostature una nota floreale piuttosto tostata abbastanza morbida leggero etilico nel finale leggera speziatura amaro medio leggero erbaceo nota di caffe
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15/XII/12 - bottle @ Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) - BB: n/a (2012-1361) Thanks to the Belgian/Dutch ratebeer crew for sharing our beers!
Clear red brown beer, creamy yellow to beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, earthy, caramel, some dried fruits, some overripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: yeasty, bitter, mocha, chocolate, overripe fruits, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: banana peel, some alcohol, bitter chocolate, alcohol.