kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Murky gravy brown with no head. Aroma is pretty herbal upfront, malty, overripe dark fruit, veggie notes, caramel, and light yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (8428) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle shared with Kermis.
Thin ring off white head. Murky amber pour. Very average.
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, misty body, large head. Very nice aroma, quite rich, anise, deep dark malts, whole wheat bread. Thick mouthfeel, especially for a Belgian brown. But I like it a lot! Well done recipe, very ’artisanal’ feel. (33cl bottle at Caroline’s in Liège)
jgb9348 (5551) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown coloured body with a very fast-fading head, only a bit of light brown bubbles a few seconds after pouring. Aroma of nuts, earth, raisins, figs, coffee, hazlenuts, dirt and a touch of mushrooms in the nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong meaty and mushroomy flavour up front with a defined nutty characteristic, some raisins and fig sweetness, but mainly a malty and very umami-related taste right after the sip. Aftertaste shows a relative mildness with only some nuts, caramel, toffee, earth and meaty flavour in the finish - relatively simple for the style, and especially this coming from the motherland of Belgium. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer in every sense - with the high ratings here, the carrying back home from Belgium and the short aging, all disappointing. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,25 sampled at home in Washington on 30-November-2015.
Bierridder_S (633) - BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19/11/2015 - sample from a 75cl bottle @work tasting
Hazy milk chocolate colour with small head. Nose is like an odd Dubbel. Taste is light roasted malts, spices, some bitter hops coming through, little sweetness, some earthy and herbal notes.
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Modeste 2015. Red fruit brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is ovelry herbal, cark, nasty candy & odd umami touch. Taste is overly sweet rotting fruit syrup & candy, caramel, burned herbs, fizzy. Thin & fizzy body with some caramel. Not much of a fan.
altonbrownd (5405) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/15/2010 12:31:56 PM On tap with Stephane in Brussels. Dark brown with tan head. Nose of dark fruits and malts. Taste is sweet, syrupy. Some caramel. Fine enough.
zacgillbanks (4225) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Spar supermarket, Rochefort, Belgium. Hazy mahogany brown coloured beer that pours with a large white foamy head. It has a very rich spicy dried fruit, currant and marzipan flavour with chocolate and spices on the finish. Very nice.
Beertobealive (458) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short beige head with sweet cane sugar aromas. Brown colored body. Pleasant in mouth with candy hints in lightly roasted malt.
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kraddel (5845) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown . OK white head . Smell is intense, dark malts, some chocolate aspects . taste is slightly bitter . Very spiced , earthy and sweet . Reminding of soda’s . Bit thin mouthfeel , bit too much carbo as well .. OK ..