DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy dark golden. Yeasty and spicy aroma with a bit of fruitiness and light bubblegum hints. Sweetish flavor, yeasty, spicy and a bit fruity, finishes slightly drier with a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and fruity nose. Pale fast disappearing head. Slightly hazy golden/copper color. More than average carbonation. Slightly lemon malty and hoppy taste. At the end hop bitterness.
cagou007 (196) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with a medium tam head. Nose is a bit smokey and some bread. Aromas are malts, bread, fruits and caramel. Rather balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Kind of good Trappist beer, maybe they could become the first French Trappist labeled beer ? They would deserve it !
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SaintMatty (4292) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Dark amber with a foamy head. Malt, dried fruit and marmelade in the aroma. Malty, fruity and slightly tangy taste with sultanas, raisind, fudge and spice detected.
Idiosynkrasie (2773) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy orangey golden to amber colour with huge, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma has notes of red berries, a touch of fruit parings. Taste is dry grainy, minimally yeasty. subtle sweetness, hints of red berries.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l from Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, spices and malts. Too carbonated.
RexTalionis (1999) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl, BBE 2014. Pours dark brown in color with small whitish head. Bready malty and brown sugar in aroma. Sweet malty, light nuttyness as well.
jookos (1325) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle .75. Amber reddish. Amber candi, bready malts with a lot of chimay-y yeast. Feel a lit like the chimay red, but a bit sweeter. Body is medium thin. Lots of yeastery notes. Bready malts, dry. A bit light. Quite nice. Lots of candi yeastery goodness on nose, but a bit light on the palate.
Borresteijn (4154) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Clear deep amber colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of sweets, candy, like La Trappe yeast, light malty, hint of toast. Flavour is sweets at first, later more dry, malty, light toast and a little roast, light fruity, raisin, bitter cocoa finish, dry mouthfeel throughout. Light-bodied, prickly carbonation. If this wasn’t a Trappist-to-be this beer would’ve gone by unnoticed.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Nice perfumey aroma. Slightly raw malty body. Clearly belgian, but a tough unbalanced. Full body, but harsh carbonation. Yeasty. Finish dry and earthy. Too raw. Could be much better after a few years aging.