KM (296) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Unclear brown body. Small nice off white head. Hoppy fruity aroma. A little sweet malt too. Light sweet flavour, a tad "Belgian". Light hoppy. Light bitter and sweet finish. (At home, 25.06.09)
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just a bit ho-hum and thus a bit disappointing. Very classic off the nose with a big yeasty, fruity bite and a hint of sugary malts. To taste not dissimilar but a suprising lick of spicy bitterness drives the back palate. Mabe a bit underpowered for the style as well.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 500ml EXP 151013 #388 at Pikkulintu Helsinki 030309 copper small white head lacing tickling hops sweetish tangy malty delicious bit spicy as well.
Muggus69 (933) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. No information besides that...a rarity for this brewery!
Hazy amber body, with a big, ’Belgian’ style off-white head in a Duvel glass...which seemed somewhat fitting.
Aroma is quite interesting; spicy, vanilla, caramel malt, somewhat subdued.
Body is full, creamy, good carbonation, alcohol very well hidden.
Flavour really suprises me, the aroma doesn’t allude to such complexity; rich toffee, dark fruits, plenty of vaniilla and clove spice, and then some! Some roasted notes of cocoa and wood join quite a lingering finish of more spice, bitterness is low and somewhat takes a backdrop to spice overall.
I actually thought this beer was spiced in itself, but its really just a result of characterful yeast. Very nice beer overall!
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at BH, Pori. Murky reddish brown, huge foaming beige head. Strong belgian yeasty nose, chalk, rotten fruits, faint honey. Kinda messy flavor with earth, peppery spiciness, some old fruits, licorice root, little molasses & leather. Medium bodied, slightly hollow, dry palate. So it’s a Belgian-style ale, just not a really good one.
caesar (4512) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy orange color, short off-white head. Aroma is fruity, some caramel, bit yeast. Slight sweet, bit bitter taste, some spice. Not the best.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Aroma has yeast, some caramel, some fruits, some cheese. Hazy/Cloudy, orange coloured with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweetish, has bitterness. Yeast, caramel and some spicy tone present. Bit carbonated, medium bodied.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours muddy red/brown with a very impressive tan coloured head that seems to rise from nothing. Certainly looks the part! Nose has a heap of caramel/chocolate malt with strong yeast presence in the form of spicy phenolics. Palate translates very well, malt perfectly balanced with late onset of dry, spicy yeast characters. Hops and alcohol an afterthought. Excellent beer, really well made and true to style!
gam (2919) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big head light tan in coplour great carbonation lovely amber colour good look aroma wheat brown sugar yeasty very hoppy flavour smooth malty caramel honey wheat perfect bitter yeast morishing taste indee some chocolate richness really lovely beer sweetness is right finish bitter hoppy sweet malt delicious to the palate underrated
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a small white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some hints of licorice and also some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a dry malty warming hoppy caramel and licorice finish.