magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I expected more from it’s reputation among travel magazines. A below average Belgian. Minimal head with heavy sediment. Cloudy with quite a bit of sediment. I poured from this 750ml bottle into a trappist glass. The bottle was in the refrigrerator for more than a week and I poured it carefully Very sweet caramel flavor with some citrus background.
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big Bottle.Light reddish brown with no head,aroma is malty and sweet,taste is malty,rich and sweet with some alcohol.
Quevillon (2729) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Bu à Bières et Compagnies de St-Denis. Pas de tête, pas de mousse, O.K. Pas gazeuse non plus, c’es-tu mauvais? Non pour cette bière. Arome caramelisé, goût sucré et pas trop fort. Le restau n’avais pas le verre qui allait avec, grrrr!
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Admittedly I was initially drawn to this thing because of the miniature yard of ale thing that it’s served in.
Light brown with a nice head, not too huge. Very very sweet, far too sweet for me to drink too many of these. Bit like drinking syrup. Finish is far too overpowered by sweetness.
ClarkVV (4646) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2005 bottle from Downtown Liquors, 750mL, consumed on 2/3/06. Typcial bottle conditioned poor yields large amounts of rocky, off-white head, tons of vigorous carbonation and a lightly hazed dark copper body with very faint raspberry tresses. The nose shows of strong maltiness, plenty of caramelized sugars, fat brown sugar sweetness, no hops and a dry yeast that seems very stale and blanding (old, dried out dough). Almost thought I smelled DMS, but I’m not positive. The flavor dumps malt down your throat. Sweet, fat, cloying malt sugars. Almost no complexity in my bottle. It seemingly goes from a dusty, dry yeastiness, with too much carbonation even, to thick brown sugar and caramel. Odd sharpness on the end is almost veggie-like in nature; just a dry, plant-like bitterness. Tastes carbonic as well, I suppose you might say (seltzer water) and gets watery on the very end. Some alcohol sharpness on the end, as well as some light green apples. The carbonation is way too expansive, too harsh and the texture is not as comforting as it should be for all of the sweetness. Not sure what went wrong here (or if something did go wrong), but I poured out the bottle after the first glass.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown colour, huge beige head (maybe because of the strange glass?). Caramel malty aroma, flavour of wood, alcohol, fruity hops.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour a cloudy ambe color with a huge light tan head that hangs around till the finish. aromas of spices, citrusy fruit, and sweet malts. flavor is lightly carbonated, a sweet floraly flavor, citrusy fruit, not bad, good brew.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ April 07. Clear dark amber to reddish with a small, creamy beige head. Sweet and estery in the nose with some candy sugar and lots of fruit, notably quince, banana and nuts. A sweetish and fruity taste with again a touch of walnuts about it and slightly peppery hops. Smooth, flowing body with a nice, prickling carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable for its strength.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious, Served in a black 25 oz bottle. This belgian brew pours a dark amber, the head is a thin lace of tan that sticks to the glass. The smell is orange peels, vanilla, and honey. As I let this beer warm up a little from the fridge more flavors and aromas began to come out. The taste of this beer is smoothe and creamy. It tastes of honey, fruit (banana and grapes), it is sweet but not overwhelming. I definatly recommend this beer. It would pair well with a grilled steak to contrast some of the fruity flavors, as well as a bananas foster to help bring out some of the banana and caramel flavors in the beer.
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer, A very big, steady brownish head. A very powerful taste, slightly alcoholic, but not a problem. A spicy finish with a strong caramel presence