brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is an opaque reddish-brown color. The head is small to begin with and dissipates quickly.
S: The nose has the usual yeast and bready quality with some hints of dark fruit. The bulk of the nose, however, is the sweet caramel and toffee from the malt.
T: Like the nose, the yeast and malt really define this beer. A lot of sweetness from the malts with dark fruits (particularly raisins and figs) with a mild spice.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.
D: The world of Belgians is sort of a new thing to me, but it would seem I’m off to a good start. A very nice beer, indeed.
Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge - 02/12/12.
Hazed mid amber with a decent off white head that thins but retains. Carbonation evident on top of the glass.
Nose is dark fruits, prunes, dates, caramel, spice.
Taste comprises dark fruits, a little nuttyness, caramel, light orange rind, sweetish sugars, toffee, dates.
Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation a little too much for my liking.
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bottle, 7.5%. Cloudy brown/dark amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast. dark fruits, sweet, toasted, hop and medium bitter.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of medium dark fruit. Brown malty yeasty aroma. It smells brown. Vigorous, persistent tan head. Lacing. Starts with mysterious fruit, passes to something like bread dough. Then caramel and chocolate notes rise. It is a bit thin, say medium mouthfeel. It is certainly unique and complex. It is good.
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, apple, yeast. Flavour is yeast, apple and alcohol.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown colorwith a large frothy beige head. Has an aroma of caramel, light alcohol, sweet malt, florals, and light yeast. Creamy palate with flavors of sweet malt and spices.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy brown with big beige head that eventually settles down. Flavor is sweet and smooth, fruity (berry), slightly caramel. One of the easiest drinking 7.5% beers I’ve ever had.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This was the last in the process of tasting all three of these brews. Aroma, flavor and body was much the same as the 10 and 8. With a lowerer and smaller alcohol finish. This was a good thing. The complex flavor and finish generated more character.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear dark red amber, with a lasting and lively off-white head. Caramel, molasses, some dried fruits in the aroma. The caramel and dried fruit aroma, appears sweetish, but the actual dryness makes it very drinkable. Some licorice and pepper in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11oz bottle-Pours a tan/coffee color thick head, reduces to an airy foam. Color is a very cloudy dark amber, talk about nonfiltered/natural-there’s decent size particles settling down through the beer. Taste is a nice sweet sensation with a bit of bite. This beer has a creamy feel to it. A nice beer, others at a more moderate price are as enjoyable.