maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled - Beer Circus - Croydon. A dark brown coloured beer with a ruby hue and a very slight tan coloured head. I wasn’t impressed with any of the three new beers in this range bu this was far and away the worst. The aroma is very very sweet. It also smelled of nasty beer soaked brown bread. The taste is also too sweet with notes of vomit amidst the sugary cakey palate. Not very good at all and a shame that it shares a name with such good beers as there are in the Liefmans range.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Belgian Beer Weekend 2005, Brussels, Belgium
Ruby, brown body. Fully diminishing, lightly brown head with a excellent lace. Nose of molasses. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tasted at BPW6. aroma: caramel, licorice, brown candy. taste: sweetish, bit bitter, bit licorice, malty. finish is rather short. mf: medium full and a bit sticky. rather dull "dubbel".
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Hazy amber-brown; thick amber-brown head, like whipped cream, leaving lace like with nitrokeg. Woody, liquorice, dark candi sugar, bit gassy nose. Neutral to tart taste, characterised by some wood and a bit of brown candi sugar getting sweeter like rosewater. Bit sugar slickness, creamy (nitro?...), rather well-bodied. Both gratifying and disappointing. Good because it is not overly sweet and has some woody touch. Disappointing because it is mainly sweet-perfumed and has little to do with Liefmans. Seems to hesitate between tradition and commercialism.