schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Oct 06. Muddy light brown with a copper hue, creamy and lacy beige head. Aroma of fresh butter (??? - I’m not dreaming, my wife is smelling it, too - and it is not from the kitchen :-)) with also some sourness characteristic of lactic acid fermentation; a wave of caramel and and a hint of walnuts come from behind. Mellow, soft and very round sweetish - lightly acidic taste with again butter a little bit of sugar. Some fruity esters in the background; not much, though. Well carbonated with a sour-bitterish finish leaving a soapy feeling on the tongue.
TheBeerGod (5319) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - corked and caged. Comes in a box set with the "official" glass. Hazed bronze with a tall foamy tan head. Nose is malty and bittersweet with caramel notes, light cocoa, raisins, and light hints of figs. Taste is creamy malts, light chocolate notes, raisins, light spices, and some chocolate cake notes. Body is fizzy with lots of carbonation and an overall medium feel. Lots of dryness throughout this one. Finishes with bubbly caramel, raisins, light cocoa, and sweet malts. Very nice beer. I really liked the idea of this being packaged with the glass as well.
Lunkie (1447) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt fruit aroma. Deep brown colour with good head and lacing. Sour malt fruit flavour. Smooth palate.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown with medium, lasting head, and atiny bit of sediment - quite a funny glass by the way.
Aroma is quite sweet with heavy caramel notes and not really much else.
Quite nice full body, but not quite as much taste as I’d hoped for- quite a bit of fruityness, malts, and caramel (again).
Slightly above pair for the course but not much else.
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this on tap again, coolest glass ever, possibly even cooler than the kwak glass. it pours cloudy brown with a small white head. it’s sweet and slightly fruity tasting.
vanvenlo (1287) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 Dec 05 (Breakfast and Beer - Daylesford) - Big malty fruit aroma. Medium drak brown colour with a light brown head and good lacing. Big malty fruit and hop flavour with slight sour notes. Medium mouthfeel that finishes tangy.
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled 0,33L. Deep reddish brown color; very hazy and dense. Extremely persistent and creamy head, optimal clinging.
Powerful and decided alcoholic aroma, much fresh and fruity with final spices notes; decidedly complex. Medium pungente and soupy taste; notes of anise, must, cellar, clear grape, malt. Moderately sweet and high alcoholic perception on the end. Great belgian ale.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy brown color with a huge but rapidly disappating head. Aroma is weird- almost like soy sauce or a chinese restaurant. Flavor is weird, just like soy sauce and with hints of sweetness here and there. I don’t really like this beer due to lack of anything stand out in the taste except making me want some sushi!
SDalkoholic (2173) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a lightly spiced yeast with fading malt and caramel. Color is a ugly and murky brown with a thin puny head. The flavor has gone completely flat with only a bland and sour taste. Maybe a bottle that wasnt over 5 years old would have been better.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RLB YEHA 05. Pours a clear light amber with a nice lasting head. Aroma is slightly stale with some oxidation, but then has some light crystal or munich malts and pretty much no hops. Moderately sweet taste with lots of caramel but has a bit of a metallic finish and an overall lighter body than I expected.