Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours elegantly clear and dark - like cognac. The nose is stupid good. Sorry about that, but this is In a league of its own. We have prunes galore with vanilla, chocolate (Dark and milk) raisins, krohn 1966.. Okay now.. Thats enough. The ballance is of course is not on point but it doesn’t matter. The taste coresponds with the nose but the nose is 60% of the experience. Seriously good.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to enjoyit. Clear, no head. True amber coloured. Slightly oxidized, however prunes, dark raisins and cherry notes dominate the aroma.The taste is sweet and flat. The flavour has quite a lot blackcurrant compared to the flavour.
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ØlKonsortiet julefrokost. No carbonation. Aroma is all dark fruits, prunes, dades, fantasitic! Blueberry taste, surprisingly fresh. Very good.
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arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour out of 250 mL bottle, big thanks to Aaron for this brew, celebrating my wedding. Dark cherry red pour with thin to no white head, but to be expected. Aroma brought notes ofslight oxidation but works very well, some of the caramel, toffee notes go into a sherry note, nice cherry, bread, some hints of sour fruits, lemon, nice hint of acetic vinegar leads into a nice lactic note, slightly funky adding to the complexity. Taste is a wonderful mix of sour cherry, both in lactic notes, nice sherry mixing into the caramel, toffee, slight biscuit, touch of earth, nice dark fruits, finishing slightly tart, slightly sweet, perfectly balanced.
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
15/X/2012 - 25cl bottle from De Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw) @ home - BB: 18/V/2000 (2012-1138)
Clear reddish to dark amber coloured beer, bit aery off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity start, earthy, tobacco, some acidity, cherry is clearly present, sour, lemony. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity start, cherry, some cherry candy, sweet but with a sour touch, pretty lemony. Aftertaste: sour, little bitter, earthy, almost vinous, fruitiness, cherry pits, dry tart ending, bit lemony.
czar (6217) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by david. huge thanks! pshttt... really!? almost clear - huge yeast amount bottom of bottle, light reddish, pink tint, with a small off-white head. tons of raspberries and dusty yeast notes, light chocolate, vinous, lightly oaked, spiced fruitcake. light soft tartness. soft carbonation, light body - very oily, very nice lightly sweet and acidic finish.
Minderbinder (2808) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Wrapped in paper) [Best Before 1996] Thx David.
Pours mahogany with almost no head, some lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, malt, "sourness". Good, fine aroma, but somewhat faint. Taste is of fruits, sweetness, faint sourness. Very mellow. It doesnt seem to have been too spoiled by aging, but I would be very surprised if that beer was meant to taste like that. All is fading away. Overall: Sligth to no oxidation. Easily drinkable. Pretty good, but clearly, and without a doubt in my mind, over the hill. Glad I had a chance to taste it.
tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating # 500. Small pour from a bottle (best before 1996) generously shared by David M., huge thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this one! Clear reddish brown with a small lacing. About 20 years old and still well carbonated. Intense raspberries aroma with other red fruits, some sweetness and slight sourness. Not overly complex but perfectly balanced. Taste is sweet with red fruits and slight sourness (far less than what I expected though). The red fruits of the aroma and of the taste are completely different (same fruits - mostly raspberries and cherry - but different effect ), the aroma is more like fresh fruits (even after 20 years) and the flavor is more syrupy. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Almost no sign of oxidation. I don’t think the beer could benefit from more aging, it may be a little on the decline, but it’s still a wonder. Superb balance and nice complexity. Merci David!
mathieuc (2485) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
This gem was generously shared by David M., thanks a lot man! Best before end of December 1996, I was a little worried that this one wouldn’t drink anymore. Boy I was wrong! Smell was amazing with red fruits and some sweetness. Taste is more of the same with a good sour but not a bracing one like someone would expect. This 33cl bottle was shared 8 ways but I believe if we had 8 bottles it wouldn’t have been enough. It was really THAT amazing!
PS. We had this back-to-back with the Classic and Grand Cru and this one really stood out!
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DHVL. Pours deep reddish brown with a small head. The nose is deep, meaty blackberry and raspberry fruit salad. Jam, hints of yeasty marmite spread. Umami, some ketchup. Lightly salty. Big, complex aromas. The taste is mellow strawberry and raspberry jam. Meaty and vibrant. Full flavors, mild funk and some acidity. Hints of tart balsamic vinegar on the long finish. The is so drinkable, refreshing. Lovely, lively flavors, soft approachable body. I wish I had a case of this! Overall, fantastic. Well worth the wait.