sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750->trappist: Pours a diminishing, thin, off-white head atop a heavily cloudy, amber body. Thin, sweet aroma. Full bodied, long flavor duration, heavily sweet, leaving a milky sweetness on the palate for quite some time after the first sip. I really like this particular take on a strong Belgian.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Teresa’s. Pours a beautiful chesnut-hued, cloudy brown with a half-finger, soft beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, coriander, citrus zest, barley, sweet malts and hints of pepper and cocoa. Full, heavy body with a robust, thick mouthfeel and a beautifully spicy finish. Smooth and easygoing Beligan strong. Excellent brew.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: nice ruby body with a thick tan head that quickly faded. Aroma had a sweet fruitiness of dark cherries and figs, sugary phenolics, orange peel, mace, coriander, and slightly woody. Flavor started off briefly reminiscent of vanilla then went right into the spices, fruity fig, pleasant yeasty-bready phenolics, which meld into a pleasant warming woody-burn, all rounded out by a subtle bittersweet lingering finish. Palate was full bodied yet well attenuated, efferevescent and spicy with a warming edge. Very well crafted beer however the cornucopia of spices is somewhat dizzying on the palate and perhaps a little refinement couldn’t hurt in that regard.
jsquire (3502) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber beer with a short lived beige head. Big Belgian sugar nose with noticable alcohol. Corriader, spice, dark fruit, and alcohol flavors all with the caramel and almost burnt dark sugars. All the flavors blend to make this a nice enough winter warmer.
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a lightly hazy reddish amber with a lingering rin g of amber foam. Aromas of nutmeg, carmel, clove, coriander and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and coriander with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry and spiced, coriander and cardemomme. Sweet and spiced flavoured, light caramelish. Smooth and spiced into the finish.
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of alcohol and spices - primarily coriander, as well as lighter notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and lots of spices - coriander, cardemomme, and more, leading to a dry bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured hazy, deeper amber with a couple fingers worth of beige head. The aroma was majorly spicy with coriander, grains of paradise, and the sweet orange peel leading.. warm malty base of caramel and darker fruits.. bright banana-ey yeast topped it off.. I dug it, but it was a bit of a spice bomb. The flavor found caramel, molasses, and some dark fruits at the core, with the same hefty array of spices around (coriander, orange peel, and white pepper led this time).. spicy and rather hot on the long finish. Medium-plus bodied with above average carbonation on the palate.. the balance was skewed a bit too far toward the spices.. hot and a bit sharp. This was certainly solid, but they overdid it with the spices.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber-brown beer with a tan head. Yeast and banana aroma with spice and light orange. Plum and banana flavor with rich malt, yeast, spice, and orange. Medium-plus bodied. Banana and yeast lingers with spice and rich malt.
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep amber colorued. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma of spice, fruits, brown cookies. Flavour of cardamom and other spices, light fruits, light caramel and some yeast. Medium bodied. spiced and fruity end.