mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red colour. Aroma has red fruit, especially cherry. Has a moderately sweet taste. Surprisingly thin texture for a beer in this style.
bytemesis (1407) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, prune, spice. Flavor is quite spicy, roasted malt, prune, medium sweet molasses, finish is dry, bitter with a lingering peppery spice. Quite complex.
vipinvelp (1156) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with nice foam head. Aroma is fruity, sour fruit. Taste is woody with fruit. Not too bitter, more sweet. (Velp 201201)
undercurrent25 (868) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red colour, taste is of winter fruit with malt and spices, this would be a great christmas time ale
sebletitje (5415) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur cuivrée, col crémeux épais.
Arôme levure, grains, point aromatique houblon, malt pâle et cara note de fruits noirs.
En bouche, palais est épais, fruits noirs entre cerise et dates, malt caramel, sucre brun. Levure et légère amertume de fin de bouche dans un profile bien belge.
Le tout est sec/grains avec une note de cave/levure.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 16.01.2011
Aroma has sourish cherries and some oaky notes. Flavour has somewhat intensive sour cherries and oaky notes. Rather typical oud bruin and I am not a friend of that style. Decent anyway.
HopfenWeisse (667) - - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Dark brown colour with soapy foam. Aroma is yeast, caramel, fruits. Flavour is fruity sweet.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dumpy 33cl brown bottle, best before 25 Nov 2011, poured into a ’Hoegaarden Grand Cru’ badged stemmed tulip glass on 17 May 2011.
No sediment left the bottle, so my glass was full of a dirty, dull orangey brown liquid and a large tan coloured head of big bubbles. The body was clear but not bright.
Treacle and malt molasses filled the nose, some rich plum and date aromas too.
The taste wasn’t as sweet as the smells suggested, this isn’t a sweet malty tasting beer at all. The alcohol gives it a peppery bite, hops adding to a slingering bitterness as the mouth drys.
Very drinkable and far to easy for such a strong brew, I had to stop myself taking large gulps, reminding myself to sip it slowly and savour the flavour: rather than wanging it down my throat.
One of the best Grand Cru’s I’ve had and certainly one of the better, well balanced Belgian Strong Dark Ales out there in the market.
LordCrabapple (107) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an elegant beer! Not particularly sweet, once one gets into it, quite dry, actually, with a touch of sourness and pithy bitterness. A nice lightness of body adds to the overall balance. I can’t taste any alcohol here, and there’s not too much carbonation. This is a fine example of a strong Belgian ale. Elegant to the end, for even as it warms up it does not become sweeter. Yes, a very good beer, too good to be appreciated by most beer lovers, I fear.
zaf (157) - ITALY - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 aroma: caramel, cereal, bread, floral, alcohol,
apparenza: brown/red clear,
gusto: heavy cloying sweetness,
palato: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long sweet finish,
clamorosa,dall’aroma al gusto,passando per il palato è una goduria estrema,forse a lungo andare la dolcezza del malto stuccherebbe un pò,ma resta comunque una birra da provare e da esplorare...a fondo!
bevuta da anzij