Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Brussels, May 2005.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium/dark brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), with light notes of candy sugar and orange peel.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
I guess I just don’t like the Caulier house character too much, because I think most if not all of my ratings fall below the average, often markedly so, as here. Extremely sweet with a pretty straightforward malty nose.
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An opaque brown beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, spices, and celery. The flavor is very sweet spicy with the alcohol shining thru.
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Spicy aroma with notes of dried fruits and caramel.
Spicy flavour with notes of malts and caramel.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive creamy head, that never dies down. Sweet complex flavor, that unfortunately borders on nauseating. Dry but yet fruity finish. Typical Belgian and quite nice. And of course: cool label!
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer plums and blackcherries in the nose with hints of chocalate andfigs nicely balanced with a clean finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fluffy light brown head on a deep dark brown body. Lots of sweet chocolate in the aroma along with dark fruit, raisins, plums and hint of berries. Sweet, full and very nice. Flavor starts sweet with a good sour/bitterness towards the end. Pretty well-balanced with roasted malt, cookie, chocolate and sour fruit notes.
Thanks a lot Michael (Dalle) for the bottle!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark brown with nice tan head...smell is vanilla, dark fruits, cloves...creamy mouthfeel...sweet taste with lots of dark fruits...lots...alcoholic sweetness underlying...alcohol finish...quite tasty...
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Dark ruby with huge tanned head, lots of lace. Roasted aroma of black coffee and burned sugar. Very port-wineous mouthfeel. Caramel, candy-like flavor with some roasty notes. Sweet, maybe even too sweet. A bit like Scotch Silly. Allcohol warms in the aftertaste. For dessert, and to drink slowly.
motelpogo (6967) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pretty dark with a thin creamy head. tantalising aroma of coriander and clove as well as cream and lemongrass. tastes a lot like abbaye des rocs - lots of cream, port, christmas biscuits, ginger. really tasty and luscious, quite sweet but it works
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, BBE 2005?) Very, very dark, reddish brown color with a huge, tanned head and strong lacing. Sweetish, very malty, syrupy aroma with raisins and spices. Some wineous old ale character. Syrupy sweet flavor with lots of dried fruit, spices, strong licorice hints, some chocolate and a short, caramel-syrupy finish. Quite full-bodied, sticky-syrupy and foamy, but soft-carbonated palate. A delicious and reasonably complex, full-bodied dessert brew. Too sugary to drink in larger quantities.