jerohen (2163) - Bussum, - NOV 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Bottled, courtesy of caesar. Orange/brown colored, almost no head. Absolutely fantastic fruity and flowery nose, hops all the way, lots of Cascade, but also more fruity notes (probably the Galena then). To my surprise the use of large amount of hop does not result in an extremely bitter flavor, which is probably because of the big malty backbone, creating a thick complex and very well balanced brew. Lasting bitter finish. I generally don’t like these massively hopped beers because of the astringent bitterness, but when balanced like this you get an absolute masterpiece. Rooie Dop USA, i absolutely love it!
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich amber with a frothy, lasting beige head. Lots of hearty ripe fruit in the nose, plenty of toffee, fruit cake, figs. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with sturdy bread, creamy toffee, tons of Dane fruit cake, light piney bitterness. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, chewy and gooey, with raisins, more fruit cake, some dried cherry, dates and figs. Really rich and tasty.
Gurthnar (4781) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Quite assertive hoppiness, grassy, citrusy and resiny, mixing well with massive malty backbone and rather full body of this beer. Dried fruits, raisins, light caramel. Surprisingly easy drinking, alcohol hidden completely. Very good.
Plovmand (7755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hennie Berendsen. 3 yo bottle. It pours hazy amber with a firm beige head. Loads of barley and biscuits in the nose. Nutty and overripe peach. High malty flavor. Some grain and hay. Toffee and buscuits. Very nice.
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 27.03.2015. Bottle from drinkshop.sk.Amber colour , white head. Aroma malts, caramel, nuts, molasses. Hops. Taste is sweet, caramel and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Good.
brewtalita (222) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, low head. Aroma honey, molasses, candi sugar, caramel and fruitiness (ambivalent). Palate smooth, low carbonation. Bit too sweet for me, but I like the typical dutch candi sugar/tofee taste. Bit cloying, otherwise a good beer.
Fules (646) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Közepes, tartós hab, barna szín. Illata intenzív, malátás alapon markánsan citrusos, kissé karamelles és picikét gyantás. Íze markánsan keserű, friss zöldfűszeres, citrusos és picit gyantás. Hosszú utóíze kesernyés, és gyantás, kicsi gyümölcsösséggel. Testes, de nem nehéz, kissé száraz érzetű. Az alkoholt sikerült teljesen elrejteni.
sjogro (2268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Kaapse Brouwers. Red/brown, creamy head. Spicy, yeasty, bitter finish. Backlog from 2014/10/24.
teddybeer (3303) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color with an off-white head with good retention and medium lacing. Aroma has notes of dry fruits, some molasses and candy sugar. Flavor is mild sweet, notes of molasses, high alcohol with a final mild bittery.
wlajwl (5548) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is nutty malts and caramel. The flavor is caramel/light toffee, grapefruit, mild citrus/fruit and a malty/warming alcohol finish.
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.4% ABV. Belgian Strong Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a brown amber color. About 18şSRM.
Nose has nice clean slightly fruity flavors. Clean sweet aroma. Very pleasing.
Mouthfeel is clean and light with a beautifull lighly hopped finish. I don’t usually comment on the finish, but this so cleanly blaanced that it is really just the most outstaning trait of this beer. Very well done. Clean sweet well roastd malts with nice biscuit, graham cracker, sweet barley flavors. Balanced first by some nice carbonation, then a straight clean bitter hop finish that is neither prolonged or hysop-like. As you let it bloom long after you’ve had your last sip and your palate is well free of the alcoholic embrace, you start to notice cherry blossoms, a faint oleander and some lilac and bubble gum - like aromas whether that’s the alcohol talking, I commit it to your tasting and discernment.
Goes on favorites list. Easy drinking and pleasant in all the best ways but beware the sneaky kick in the nuts.