cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1999 version sampled in March 2003, sort of a muddy orange-reddish-brown appearance, barely any head, a sour fruity aroma, moderately sweet with plenty of carbonation, a light textured, mildly fruity taste with some toasted malt, and just ever so slightly sour, yet crisp, citrusy aftertaste, well balanced, very thirst quenching and gratifying. Being from the Midwest, it reminded me of fuller textured, a tad more soured version of Three Floyd’s Alpha Kings Pale Ale.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at the conclusion of The Chouffe Party 2016. The pour is a darker mud colored copper with a thin film of lift kahko colored head that leaves some pretty good lace as it falls down. The aroma is interesting. There is a big exponential booziness that just increases the longer you inhale. It’s got a strange sweet malt thing happening, but it does seem a little inconsistent. There’s a light fruitiness to it, and then the booze takes over. It’s not really the best of things by any means. Ugh. The flavor is well, fuck. There is a sweet malt up front and then that just rolls into a heavy booze. All of the booze is spent melting your throat. The malt part of this is good. The alcohol is overbearing and dominant. The mouth feel is thin and light with a decent carbonation and the aftertaste is just all boozy and burning alcohol. Christ. Thank Jeebus that The Chouffe Party 2016 has come to its conclusion.
ebone1988 (962) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 at the conclusion The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit, maybe a little thyme, smells like Christmas, very boozy. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, pretty clear. Taste is booze, sweet malt, dark fruit, drying. Mouthfeel is medium body, light but crisp carbonation, very boozy aftertaste. Overall, this one could be better but is too hot to be enjoyable.
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330ml (best before end 06-2017), achetée dans une SAQ au coût de $3.65. Dégustée le 11 février 2016 (Trappist glass). Bière brune foncée quasi opaque. Mousse assez, col moyen beige foncé, persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de fruits secs (dates, figues), de crème et de sucre. Saveur un peu herbacée au départ puis de fruits secs et d’alcool par la suite. Assez consistante sans être trop lourde. L’alcool ressort en finale sans être gênant. Aurait toutefois pu être un peu moins forte et plus savoureuse.
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, BBD: 06.2017 Pours clear medium brown liquid, medium frothy tan head, fell down after a while, Aroma: sweet, caramel, spicy, liquorice, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, spicy, caramel, liquorice, wheat, banana, sweets, Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long sweet spicy aftertaste, Overall: fine, spicy, caramel, enjoyed.
Aggiebob (587) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky brown with a off-white head and lace. The aroma is caramel malt and spiciness. The flavors included spices, caramel, plum and raisins. It was well balanced with a strong sense of alcohol at the end.
Beardbeerman (303) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark mohagany with high carbonation topped by a good two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head showing good retention and coarse lacing properties. Nose of dark fruits, plums, dattes. Sweetness and nutiness in the nose. On the tongue, the ale is sweet and nutty, giving dark fruits and dattes. This ale is highly carbonated. Medium body and nice oilyness (is that a word?) with a medium finish. Close to no bitterness, but the hops do give a slight boiled vegetable element at the very end. Good ale. Cheers!
danielyabu (1482) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Fully lasting. Dark orangeish-brown, flat, thick body. Aroma: moderate malt, metal, caramel, wood, dark chocolate. Initial flavor: moderate sweet (caramel and malty). Final flavor: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. Palate: watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish, light medium body. Forte aquecimento alcoolico. Chocolate e frutas secas no paladar. Condimentada. No final da 1a taca sente-se curacao, que permanece ate o final do gole. 180s
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a dark brownish color with a tight head. Aroma of dark fruit, trace of roasted malt sweetness and spice. Taste of dark fruit, roasted malt, and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a subtle richness. Very enjoyable beer to relax with.
Gerbeer (2814) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark reddish mahogany with moderate foamy head. Aromas of dark fruit, metallic raisins, candi sugar and bready toasted malts. Flavors of same, somewhat sweet with a bit of spice and heat. Tasty and so Belgian.