Alengrin (4536) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 One of Huyghe’s strange hit-or-miss experiments, since 1993 but not sure if it’s still made; a ’whisky beer’, in the sense that it is made with whisky malts, resulting in a whisky-like orange blonde colour (with thin head) and a whisky-like smell paired with orange, vanilla and dried fruits, sweet profile, bit strange, unbalanced and artificial. I had worse from this brewery but then, my palate wasn’t by far as experienced as it is now when I tasted it (which was in 2002 at Trollekelder in Ghent). Not sure why it is listed as a smoked beer here...
reebtogi (5686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250mL bottle poured golden with white head and little lacing. Slight aroma of whisky and smoke. Tastes of caramel malt and earthy hops. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Quite a unique beer.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice amber color, a lot of chunky sediment and a weak head. The aroma is very malty, rather like the mesh, and the flavour is sweet, malty with notes of apricot, plum and citrus. I get no notes of smoke and I find it cloying in the long run.
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice looking amber colour with a slim off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and whiskey. Flavours are very sweet, vanilla, malts and light butterscotch. Medium bodied with a light finish. I have a sweet tooth; I quite like this.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 25 cl. Creamy white mostly lasting head. Fantastic orange colour. Powerfull malty and yeasty aroma.
Lots of flavor, but there is something ih the finish that I dont like.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Pretty much everything is unusual about this beer: the Scottish name, the small, clear glass bottle and the smoked malts. Incredibly pretty (whisky)golden colour with a small, white head. Medium body, smooth malty character with an oddly dry character. Unusual palate when this hits the buds. oaky, smoked notes. 100399
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just short of downright offensive, but pretty poor stuff. This certainly isn’t Bamberg style smoked, just uses lightly smoked whisky malt. It’s very creamy with lots of vanilla and a soft mouthfeel, to the point of flabbiness. Has a rather artificial feel to it. Drinkable, but desperately short of interest. No discernible hop presence whatsoever. Goes out with a whimper. Very peculiar. 250 ml bottle at the Joet London gathering, January 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Insanely sweet vanilla caramel aroma. Flavour is too sweet and cloying. Some oaky smokey notes, but mostly just sickly toffee. Not my type of beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet coconut and vanilla in the aroma. Sweet whiskey malt on the palate, and a little sticky, some caramel and toffee and some slight peaty flavours, just way too sweet and sticky.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chris’ house. Amber. Vanilla aroma. Flavour is sweet, of vanilla and some butterskotch. I didn’t detect any smoke, nor did I think this was bad.