Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy redish dark amber colour with average frothy lacing tan head. Malty aroma, some milk chocolate, hay, an earthy and mossy note. Diversified taste, a sweet malty strain, dark berry tart, this milk chocolate and hay mixture again as continous "middle" strain. Dry, slightly herbal finish that may arouse from fruit parings.
DeliriumT (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a surprisingly average nogne-o beer. It is an enjoyable Belgian style ale but lacks the flavour you expect from their beers.
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is brown bread and light spice OK.
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Rated on 20110805.
Pours murky brown color with a light, quickly collapsing head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some fruits. Flavor of malts, fruits and notes of pine.
bergstaden (2392) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with an off white head - malty aroma with some caramel in the back - good malt body with some hop bitterness in the back - the malt continues into a short finish - good
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark brown colour with a beige head. Yeast nose with some caramel. Yeast, sweet malt, dark malt and some fruity notes.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet]
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Klooster, delft.
Thick creamy white head. Hazy brown pour. Nice refreshing beer.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Erzbierschof. Pours a cloudy medium brown with a white head. Smells subtle of caramel, malts and some dried fruit. Tastes of a heavy sweet, small bitter. Finishes very dry.
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@erzbierschof’s bar - hazy brown beer under a persistent creamy beige foam; nice lacework on the side of the glass; toasted biscuity maltiness with earthy notes; rounded and sweet palate with some tartness due to a fair but subtle carbonation; late bitterness and a moderateley long malty, nutty and earthy finish
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml. bottle @ Apoterkergaarden, Grimstad. Nice brown color with amber highlights, nice little creamy head. Aromas of light fruits, caramel, and some sweet malts. Flavors of malt, caramel and some light grapes.
Good balance. Very drinkable. But not a belgian ale in my eyes, more of a brown ale.