brekeriet (139) - - FEB 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: caramel, strawberry, raisins, roasted. A bit unbalanced in taste. Too light. Hazy appearance with light head. Palate is light and harsch with fizzy carbonation. Overall too light.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Brussels. Rated on 19.07.2010
Aroma has earthy notes, some wood and souris cherries. Flavour is somewhat tart and sour with oak, some earthy notes, berries, some cherries, hints of caramel and toffee. These oud bruin ‐style beers are just not my thing.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle won at Zythos 2011
Head: off white, thick, foamy
Colour: dark brown
Smell: caramel, chocolate, cream, bit of coffee, strawberry
Taste: start is maple siryp and candy sugar, some salted and burned caramel notes, slight malty notes, bit of banana dry bitter alcoholic end , aftertaste os thyme , not bad
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Brussels.
Rated on 20100718.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of spices, fruits, yeast and malts. Flavor of yeast, fruits, spices and caramelly malts.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, reddish, ok head. Slight bitterness at the end, malts, sweetness, hoppy. Dryness at the end is a bit earthy. Not totally my thing.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Joes. Very nice dark brown color with a dark red glow coming through. Smell a little musty. Taste not bad not good. Little bit sticky texture. Good carbo and body.
thewolf (10537) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Bier Tempel, Brussels.
Clear deep ruby red with a fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet caramel malts, flowers, red apples, plums and nectarines. Medium to high carbonation, fine light and mild mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, sweet, caramelly, light metal notes, good dried fruit and red apples. Quite dry and mild bitter finish. Okay beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@dmacs-33cl bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a tan head with trailing lace and copper/brown color. Aroma is roasty/earthy, chocolate. Taste is roasty/earthy, chocolate-medium malt. Easy.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at my house by jtclockwork, thanks James. Poured a murky orange /brown with a very full foamy beige head. Aroma of earth, caramel, alcohol, molasses and chocolate. Palate is medium with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is a step down from the aroma, earth, very light hint of chocolate and some bread. Meh it’s okay.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by me at Dmac’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of dark fruit, especially dates and figs, earth, chocolate, yeast and caramel malts.
EugeneStraver (116) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
DBF 20110320 (33 cl bottle): A rubish red beer with a brown, thin head. The smel is malty (some roasted, grain-like), sweet, caramel and bitter. A sweet taste (caramel), some rosted malt and a slight citrus-like sour taste. Malt and hop bitterness. Not so an nice beer.