Vinx (81) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a white vanishing foam. The aroma is mainly dominated by the fruity esters and the phenols produced by the yeast which really is a belgian one, then by the malt caramel sweetness. Sweet, smooth, average carbonation, middle bodied (due to the use of sugar). Not bad but it lacks somehow in personality.
BeerdedDave (731) - - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy reddish-brown color; funky, fruity, Belgian yeast aroma with caramel malts; nice roasted caramel malt base with fruity, spicy Belgian yeast notes; well balanced
paolo71 (92) - Alviano, ITALY - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle. Beige, rocky, fairly persistent head. Copper, with orange shadows. . Honey, candy sugar, caramel, herbal yeast,Medium body. Medium/high carbonation. Good balancing.
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber/ copper color with a nice medium creamy beige head.Aroma is spicy ripe banana with a toch of ripe fruit. Flavor is spicy banana with a touch of sweet earthness and a warm alcoholic finish. Mediunm palate, warming.
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet, probably yeast mixed with caramel or maybe some fruit like apple. Appearance not the best- 2 finger tan head on a muddy body, but dissipitates quick and with large carbonation bubbles which is not as appealing.
Taste is malty, mostly bread. Palate feels a bit too light, not creamy enough. Bit of spicy hoppy aftertaste.
fajry (982) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vycap Sladovna. Tmavo jantarova farba, nahnedla pena, dlho drzi. Vona sladka, jemne karamelova, hrozienka a slivky prezrete. Telo plne, vyssia nasytenost. Chut sladka, jemne karamel, pozadie alkoholove a prezrete slivky. Celkom sucha dochut.
Kauge (603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (around € 2.60 I think). Pours a murky amberish-rusty brown with a big light beige head that retains and laces nicely. Nose is caramelly with black bread dough and dark fruits, molasses and faint spiciness. Strangely I also got a bit of cherry yoghurt in here, and other yeasty side effects. Taste is malty and fruity, the caramel is there but not in the forefront, beautifully balanced by the adjoining grassy bitterness. Don’t get as much alcohol as in La Chouffe. Body low medium , carbonation active, palate somewhat dry and metallic. Warming alcoholic feeling in the throat after downing 3/4 of it. Overall a nice easy-dinking beer with a low risk factor. I do tend to prefer darker Belgians, meaning I enjoyed this more than La Chouffe.
androman (803) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home from bier-winkel.com.
Body is clear to hazy, ruby-brown, fizzy, tiny particles,
Head is medium, rocky, fizzy, mostly lasting, good lacing.
Nose is dried fruits,
Aroma is cherry bubble gum, caramel, molasses, spice, dark fruits.
Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, light sour.
Finish is medium lasting fruity sweet-sour, light roasty bitter, alcohol warmth.
Medium to full body, sticky texture, lively carbonation.
Not a tipical brown beer, sourness is not disturbing but makes it Interesting, easy dessert beer.
Inoven (10) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een oude fles Mc Chouffe uit de kelder gehaald (T.h.t. apr. 2012).
Diep donkerbruin met ondanks de leeftijd een stevige schuimlaag. De caramel komt in de geur en smaak goed naar boven. De chocolade is in de verte ook te herkennen.
De smaak blijft lang hangen.
Heerlijk bier voor een rustige winteravond.
PalCabral (139) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Jumbo, Aveiro, Portugal. Pours "dirty" brown with a head that quickly disipates and leave only a few islands of scum on the surface. Not a looker. Aroma is mainly sweet from yeast and the tastes follow suit, with some vague roasted notes. For being a Bruin/Brune this is a very plain tasting beer, mainly influenced by the yeast.