erickok (4169) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple malts, faint aroma, herbal, tea, amber malts, bit of biscuit. Soft bitter taste, tea like. Not dull, so that’s nice, but still old fashioned and too simplistic. Especially the light palate makes this quite meh. (33cl bottle from Auchan Saint Cyr)
Deu (877) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sweet malty aroma,red, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, nice harmonic beer.
hackobock (2120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 24, 2015. Bottle, best before june 3, 2016. Shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Light hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, canned peach, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty and fruity esters with peach and pear. Very light bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle served in a tumbler.
A: Pours a clear copper color forming a medium and aired light beige head. Low retention and only very few lacings left.
S: Caramel malts and grapes. Sweet and spicy notes: toffee, honey and vanilla. Flowery hops. Fruity.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee and crystal malts. Notes of honey, vanilla and raisins. Moderate hops bitterness. Flowery and herby hops profile. Bready yeast notes. Metallic notes in the end.
M: Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and flowery hops in the aftertaste.
O: Medium drinkability.
tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
23/I/15 - 75cl bottle @ "I need to get rid of my Belgian ticks" tasting - BB: 3/VI/2016 (2015-89) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!
Clear red beer, creamy irregular off-white head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: very fruity, sweet, caramel, sugary, some apples. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, pretty fruity, bit sourish, lemony, malty. Aftertaste: little bitter, hoppy, pretty fruity, banana, sweet, sugary.
Rammer (334) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not impressed. Good body, nice color of drinks. But the taste is very simple, a little bitter, a little sweetness. Weak finish.
Alengrin (3029) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
French amber beer from a 75 cl bottle, apparently brewed in the French Alps and in that sense far removed from the traditional bière de garde region. Sticky, snow white, moussy and very stable head, colour lightly hazy amber. Nutty malts, dried fruits, biscuit, walnuts, apricot, hints of caramel; restrained sweetness, bit metallic, malty with slight yeastiness and medium herbal hoppiness in the finish. Quite okay. Big thanks to Marie for bringing me this bottle all the way from the Mont Blanc region!
Wim (3071) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
with yves at his home a reddish amber colored body with a off white head and a herby fruity hop aroma a herby fruity sweet hop taste with a sweet bitter finish
Yves (2508) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with wim at my home. Red amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Hopped malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet fruited slightly bitter ending.
77ships (5091) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Alengrin. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. Clear red amber, little head. Metallic nose, herbs, iron, caramel syrup. Taste is caramel, thin fizzy, lightly metallic, light herbs, lightly fruity. Body is a bit fizzy & thin. Okay for what it is but it certainly didn’t blow me away as promised by the commercial description.