PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, malts, little hoppy even.
TASTE: caramel, rather sweet, malty, oké in general.
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, cookies, dried fruit, figs, light berry notes, mild herbal bitterness. Decent enough to consider again.
Dacrza (519) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: June 6, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: a week of returning to workouts--protein is welcome!... APPEARANCE: dark purple body; soft, wispy off-white head that thins out to an uneven, varied density; nice, intricate lacing... AROMA: immediate prune and apple; hops are aromatic and yeast adds some funk to an otherwise sweet malt... PALATE: thick, creamy, a bit chewy, and warming; easy-drinking and dry at the finish; a fleet, discrete presence--good, solid brown ale base... TASTE: grape and prune are the dominant flavors; smoky malt surprises, as does the lack of alcohol; rather flat at the finish... OVERALLL: a classy, slightly subdued version of tits usual and Christmas varieties; situation is key--introduced this at Thanksgiving a decade ago, but it didn’t pair with the main courses well; as a nightcap, it can open with its complexity or close with its strength....
dogbomb (944) - ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33ml Bottle. Dark red-brown ale with a decent scummy tan head. Nose of prunes, red wine, caramel, berries, whisky. Taste is woah... alcohol, then it chills out to give some breads, whisky, vanilla, breads, caramel, toast, banana, more banana. Incredibly warming with a nice steady carbonation. Just enough to make you burp without making you gassy. Finish is long and sensuous. Sip it like a red wine. Ooh, just pulled out some licorice. A surprise around every corner - every sip. A delight.
Taboada (334) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 10/06/2014. Dark amber/brown with off-white head. Aroma is intense of fruits and malts. Taste is sweet, caramel, sugar, dark fruits and bread. Medium body with medium carbonation. The finish and aftertaste is fruity with malts. Next one please!
AdiBeer (1090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light bread, medium caramel malts, molasses. Appearance: dark clear brown/black, medium beige frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, caramel, brown sugars, light bitters coming up, but remain in the background, light carbonation, average-long finish. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, not too sweet in aroma and palate. Bottle from Beers of Belgium, Ypres.
Shain (62) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark brown, hazy, with off-white medium head. Aroma is fruity and whinous, with noticeable of alcohol, yeast and malt. Mouth feel is light creamy to watery with very gentle carbonation and just a tiny bit of tang. Taste is slightly bitter-sweet at first, with strong notes of citrusy sourness from the hops as well as some week bitterness, wineous notes. Flavors of liquorice and fruit. Then gets sweeter, with notes of alcohol, cloves and banana, hints of caramel and grapefruit, with mellow bitterness and sourness in the background. Ends sweetish, slightly sticky.
Flavor profile is wonderful, with many complex flavors and is mostly sweet, with a very gentle bitterness to round it. Sourness and alcohol are very present. Could have used more carbonation/bitterness to counter the sweetness.
Great sipping beer. Slightly heavy. Better for a cold day.
Excalibur123 (135) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que se mantiene unos mms; aromas a caramelo, fruta melocotón y albaricoque; en boca entrada refrescante y especiada; cuerpo y carbónico medios; amargor ligero sin llegar a ser dulce; cerveza fácil de beber con el alcohol bien integrado y largo pos gusto.
SamP01 (567) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, plums, Belgian yeast and bread notes. Taste same as aroma with mild bitterness and tart notes. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with dark fruit, plums some raisins, Belgian yeast, bread and tart notes followed by mild bitterness on the end. Aroma and taste get stronger as it warms up. Overall a very good, full flavored brew.
AtronSeige (579) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Dried pitted fruit, slight metallic.
Appearance: Hazy, dark copper body. Small light-brown head. Lacing.
Flavour: Dried pitted fruit, tobacco. medium sweetness, medium-light bitterness. roasted,
Palate: High carbonation, medium-light body. Slight warming. slight slickness
Overall: Very nice, but I was expecting more complexity.
330 ml bottle, poured.
16E. Belgian Specialty Ale