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.
Alengrin (2725) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dubbel launched in 2009 by a sympathetic beer company that unfortunately ceased to exist meanwhile. Off-white head, cloudy bronze colour. Aroma of nutmeg, caramel, bitter chocolate, walnuts, cinnamon, coriander. Sweetish onset, dried fruits, quickly moving away for a coriander-like spiciness on top of a rounded, caramelly and nutty malt base, in the end even slightly roasted, some grassy hops; in all, quite dry for a dubbel, a bit too dry to my taste.
Celest (135) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale blond, white head. Cereals, yeast, flowers and coriander. Same in the mouth with citric notes.
laiti (6223) - 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 (1298) - 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 (6774) - 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 (1643) - 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 (9340) - 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 (11297) - 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 (11310) - 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 (4336) - 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.