JefVerstraete (2043) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Best before 1991. 8% alcohol. Dark hazy amber colour, still a lot of foam. Sweet nose of dried fruit, plums, caramel and brown sugar. Sweet with light bitter finish. Good for his age!
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An old school Belgian ale originally made by a long-gone brewery called Aerts, then taken over by Palm but discontinued meanwhile. Vintage tasted (twenty years old) at the Kulminator years ago. Dark bronze beer with quickly disappearing, pale beige head consisting of loose bubbles - a typical deteriorating ’old beer head’. Same for the body, which had become thin due to the loss of carbonation over the years. What remained, was a sweetish, somewhat metallic beer with hints of dried fruits, toasted malts and tart lactic acid, ending in a dryish, malty finish. Loved to have tasted this when it was young, but that will never happen, so I’ll have to do with this ’old beer’ experience - which, by consequence, makes it hard to rate...
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Case of 24 33cl bottles, batch around 1986. Its beautiful maturation makes this an epic beer! One of the best brewed beers at Palm according to me, taken over from the Aerts brewery from Joost-ten-Node that quit business in the 70’s. History now and not overly promoted by Palm. A pity as this beer had so much potential to sell, taste/aroma wise and the stunning retro label. Had the opportunity of tasting lots of old batches 1985 - 2005. Pours amber with no head. Doughy, raisined smokey character, licorice, sour, malt. Excellent aroma and matures amazingly! One of my all-time epic favorites!
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kulminator summer 2010 vintage 1980 (one of the very last ones they had) Thanks to Greg for this round. Clear brown with no head. Thought it was a flemish sour ale, the aroma reminded me very much of a Rodenbach although the origin of the beer was very different. Molden earthy sour aroma with a acid and sugery flavor and a drying aftertaste. Great experience!
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle of 1980 @ kulminator
head: normal but goes away after a while
colour: deep red brown
smell: sour, sugar, alcohol, malts, tad irony , not weak but full !
taste: bitter cognac like start , good sour and hop/taste level that’s blends in nicely , bit of caramel and nice alcohol mouthfeel , grassy aftertaste
a very very well aged beer that stood time very good , only taste goes away fast !!
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. [vintage 1980]. Bought @ Kulminator, Antwerp.
Pours a clear red-golden. A light fizzy yellowish head. Aroma from a distance it lots of strawberries. Closer it is more lambic-like. A little caramel and raspberries. Light creamy and full mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity, light sour, very dry and it stays for a very long time at the back of my mouth.
Fukito (897) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kulminator, march 07, 1980 vintage!! (so this is as old as me!!) Beeatifull, winey, perfumy, vinegary, some green apples, cinamon and nuez moscada in the nose. Flavor is nice, mild but a bit watery and cleary over it´s peak. Seems a bit tired after all those years.. Some fruitiness with a slight sour tang and a winey finnish. MF is light to medium with a dry/ sour finnish. Appareance is a wonderfull deep copper, red color with sparkly carbonatation and a nice, medium sized, light tan head. Beatifull. I find unbelivable that this not so big beer handed all those years so well. Tasty.
Jerre (2895) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Long ago, a really love this beer.
But now it never been brewed.
The last time i’ll had taste it was in 2002.
Amber colour the best porduct of brewery Palm.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, amber-coloured beer with bottle fermentation. Some malty, slightly roasted notes. A dry hoppiness gets more pronounced when you reach the finish. Sympathetic. 181193
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine ambercolored beer with refermentaion in the bottle.This beer has a sweet bitter aroma with a nice sent of lightly roasted malts.The tast is malty with a noble sweetness.The afthertaste is long and ending in a fine bitterness.