Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Organic ’massieve ale’ commissioned by Natura. Beige, moussy head, dark bronze colour. Fruity esters dominate the nose, I get raisins and apple juice; otherwise coriander, caramel, coffee, some DMS (red cabbage), candi syrup and some alcohol. Fruity, sweet, deep malty taste with a lot of coriander, some roasted bitterishness in the finish as well as badly hidden, somewhat astringent alcohol. Not too well balanced.
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours cloudy chestnut brown with large beige head. Faint, sour aroma. Alcoholic, yeasty flavour. Not very good.
MaartenRF10 (1594) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Troebel bruin, cremekleurige kraag. Lekker kruidig donker bruin bier, met wat caramel, kandijsuiker en een aangenaam bittertje.
EddyBeer1 (876) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambrée trouble, effervescence moyenne, col beige très fin. Malts caramel et légèrement rôtis bien présents, un rien de fruits, petite amertume, trop de sucre, ABV assez bien masqué.
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours deep ruby amber with a creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is deep and vinous. Rich malty - caramel, dark dried fruit and berries. Sweet malty flavor. Bread, bitter hops, caramel and fruit. Full bodied. Surprisingly bitter finish.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 18/8/11 (2011-320)
Bit cloudy dark amber coloured beer, light beige creamy head, stable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: sweet malts, candi sugar, caramel, bready yeast. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, some caramel, sweet malts, citrus notes and hops. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, bitterness, bit dry, candi sugar, alchol noticeable. Ending is a bit watery.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown colored with hazy appearance, medium sized light brown head. Fruity and sweet-caramelly aroma with some plummy note as well. Slight and warming alcohol note also comes up. Medium to ful bodied, medium carbonation. Flavor is also plummy and caramelly in start, thin roastiness, yeast and mild alcohol here too. Aftertaste is warming with some yeast still.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, BBE 18/08/2011) Clear dark red-brown (murky dark amber with yeast) with a small, but firm and lacy head. Grainy malt, lots of sweetish berries and dried fruit in the nose. Flavor is berry-grainy-malty with syrupy dried fruitiness and banana. Medium to full body, slightly fizzy-foamy carbonation. A flavorful, sweetish dessert beer. Maybe a bit rough on the edges without yeast, but quite enjoyable with it. This is what I think Bornem Dubbel (excellent at the time) tasted like years ago. 6436
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Achelse Kluis. Dark copper brown with a lacing, tan head. Intense dark fruit, dusty cellar and chocolate aroma.The fruity flavours hints towards raisins and nuts, and there are notes of chocolate as well. An abbey-style beer that even picks up the best of a biere de garde.
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very (!) big white foamy head disappears pretty quick into a small vast white foamy head.
Smell spices, malts, sugars, hint of yeast and just a hint of yellow fruit.
Color is dark amber reddish brown.
Taste is very fresh for a dark colored beer. Taste is a fine mix of spices, malts, hint of fruit, hint of alcohol, hint of hops and slight bitter even in the aftertaste that is fruity too.
Very well balanced! Taste more like a blonde beer.