KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color with orange and a high, fine, pillowy head. Aroma of pears, caramel, plums. Rich sweet flavor with a tangy edge. Fruity, slightly aged and oxidized, with spicy cake and a strongly hoppy, bitter, even astringent finish. Very minerally as well. Rather light body. Tasty and challenging, though not spectacular.
lello4ever (194) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ottima belga con un colore rosso-marrone ambrato e una schiuma pannosa, ha un cuore dolce anche se è ben equilibrato. Note di frutta e malto all’olfatto. Nonostante sia essenzialmente dolce, con sapore di caramello e malto, non eccede e anzi si avverte un finale un pelo amaro. E’ alcolica ma ha un corpo moderato e una discreta carbonazione.
Cybion (89) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours dark reddish brown and cloudy as hell. Minimal off-white head. Aroma strongly reminiscent of caramel sponge pudding, with a lot of fruity notes (orange, apricot, grapefruit, lemon, later some darker stuff like blackcurrent and blueberry) going on as well. Very sweet though not unpleasantly so, with a fair bit of alcohol detectable too (though not unexpected giving the 9.5% ABV). As a big fan of caramel sponge pudding i’m exited! Taste is perhaps less overtly sweet with a malty bitterness hitting immediately, alongside hoppier notes of pineapple and citrus. Sweetness in the taste mostly takes the form of subdued honey and fruit, like the aforementioned pineapple as well as orange, and is never overpowering. Finish is long and bitter, of an unexpectedly hoppy variety. Was definitely expecting a maltier taste overall though this is by no means much of an issue. Palate and mouthfeel are decent with some carb and a generally smooth texture, though body could be a bit fuller. Surprisingly refreshing and easy drinking given the high ABV and rich, sweet aroma, while never showing much compromise in the taste department. Recommended to fans of both hearty belgians and refreshing fruity IPAs!
florent.janssens (194) - - MAR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arôme fruité. Goût un peu trop faible. Le goût de malt se fait légèrement plus prononcé en arrière goût. On ne sent pas l’alcool. Facile à boire donc bien traître.
thirstyrabbit (1304) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium hazy copper body, medium head. Aroma has sourish caramel with some strawberries and amaretto. Also very light notes of toffee. Nice and unique. Caramelly taste with more light toffee, amaretto and berries. Sweetish finish but not too sweet - not as cloying as many other 9.5% beers. Pretty good ale, has a distinctive character.
MMR (443) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was rather surprised by the unique aroma’s of this beer. I would describe it as a combination between Tripel, Amber Ale and a bit of Kriek. Very unique very well crafted!
rikstar (1152) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken bij Cambrinus in Brugge, geur is zoet met caramel en gist Smaak is bitterzoet met een fruitig afdronk sisinaasappelschil.
martjoobolut (1248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 10.02.16. Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is intense sweet, caramel, dark fruits, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, plums, yeast, malt, burnt sugar, some sour notes, spices. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: very nice brew.
allmyvinyl (5375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber, massive, ever-expanding white head. Over-carbonated much? Aromas of brown bread, prunes. Taste is slightly hot, apple-y, almonds too. Cloying sweet finish.
charlotte (4497) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large head. Aroma is lively with taste of caramel roasted malt and yeast note of sugar and ripped fruits nice well balanced with good note of malt and hops.
suurjuust (1530) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky red amber, medium retentive beige head. Nose is malty-yeast with spice and fruity/berry notes. Flavor is sugary sweetness with malt, spice, caramel, yeast. Some hops in the semi-dry finish. Lingering spice and fruity notes.