canary dog (640) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A somewhat sweet brown ale is made slightly sour. Both elements seem to be playing with each other, sweet brown at first, and finishing with the sour elements. Interesting. I tried this after I had the aged pale; maybe I can get a better idea, or appreciate it more, trying it alone or as the first beer of the night.
EHopper (618) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting that this has such a riot of flavors. Dark fruits, caramel, malt, citrus, raisin, sour grape, etc., not worth writing it all down, not something I want to try again, kind of a mess.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Best by: 23DEC12
A: pours cherry brown ale with a finger of latte foam which falls quickly to a solid sheet of the same. Near excellent clarity. No lace.
S: smells like metal and wood and some alcohol. A little bit of funk.
T: vinegar, hints of grape, vines, wood. Not good.
M: Really thin with hi carb, reminds me of an AAL.
O: This beer is not good.
Serving type: bottle
jmgreenuk (3229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear dark chesnut brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is rich caramel yeast and malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a slightly sour raisin fruit liqourice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, ripe dark fruits, caramel, oak and tobacco. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter and light acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Martinus (2613) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear caramel colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, nuts, cherry, kvas, light apple. Very light sour flavour, somewhat sweet, caramel, wood notes. Finish wood and malts. Not bad, but could do with a bit more of a kick imho.
(33cL bottle @ home)
superspak (2115) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/3/2013. Pours lightly hazy very dark ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grape, pear, apple, raisin, cherry, oak, clove, red wine, vinegar, herbal, hay, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/funky yeast and oak barrel notes; with solid strength. Taste of grape, pear, apple, cherry, raisin, red wine, vinegar, oak, musty funk, herbal, hay, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cherry, raisin, red wine, vinegar, musty funk, oak, hay, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast flavors; with decent flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Flanders brown. Nice balance/complexity and decent robustness of yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
emartell (217) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ApariBuen aroma, ligeramente acido, vinagre, madera. Se percibe ligeramente notas a levadura.
En apariencia color obscuro profundo, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma media de baja retencion.
En boca suave, ligeramente acida peroo bien equilibrada.
Al paladar en primera instancia es seca y ligeramente acida. Posteriormente tras el paso por la lengua se equilibra para dejar paso a sabores frutales principalmente cerezas y nuevamente al caracteristico sabor ácido originado por la guarda en barrica.
En resumen una cerveza más seca y fuerte que lo acostumbrado, sin embargo agradable y la cual se debe consumir con tranquilidad para apreciar cada un de sus diferentes sabores.
Mothroy (42) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Promising sour aroma. Flavour not as sour or sweet as expected. Quite thin and subtle. A gentler version Rodenbach ideal for a beginner!
sdmmb (410) - USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Lovely old brown beer. Sweet sour taste. Similar to rodenbach.
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