oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@HBF2013. Brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, tofgfee and some mnild caramel and sugary notes. Flavour is ripe fruits, raisins, toffee with some slight bitter and tart wooden notes. Quite dry palate.
JEK69 (359) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl from Carrefour Cayeux-sur-Mer.
Very dark brown
Quickly diminishing off-white foam head.
Bad burnt rubber-like aromas, cheesy and roasted malt.
Better in mouth than the nose. Dominated by roasted malt with a lively but smooth carbonation.
Not a bad bruin type despite a kind of heat in aftertaste due to alcohol and a hint of off-flavours (burnt rubber again).
TimE (2586) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
med brown color. Light brown head. The nose has a Belgian yeasty character with milk chocolate and molasses. The mouth is slightly sour with little flavor.
jonno (2003) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big chocolate nose. Thin and oxidised with quite a bit of alcohol heat for 7%. Very average.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Skyview Tasting, 2/23/13. Purchased in Paris, October 2011. Very dark brown color. Malt and grain aroma. Roasted grain in the flavor with light sweetness. This beer does have good palate, and for a brown ale, it has a lot of flavor.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown body with stable creamy team head. Aroma is fairly rich with biscuits, mocha, milk chocolate, cheesy and raisin. Very deep chocolate taste for a Belgian dubbed/brown, classy malts and clean yet apparent yeast. Lively carbonation that matches perfectly the dry malts. Ending is surprisingly sticky. Rich for a French brune and a strong malt and hop base. Classic still but well made. Nice. If you like classic Belgian styles, try it! (33cl bottle from La Moustache Blanche)
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on March 1, 2013.
BB May 2013.
Hazy dark reddish brown color, light brown head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol, malty, roasted scent. Sweet, roasted, alcohol taste. Roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mothfeel, low bitterness. Some toffee too.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 23, 2013 bottle shared by John. Muddy brown pour with some head. Malty, caramel, alcohol and dark fruit in aroma and taste.
BVery (4251) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - thanks John! Murky brown pour with a white ring head. Brown ale with some raisin / sweet edge to it. Moderate palate. Not bad.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beautiful reddish brown ale with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, sweet dark fruits, molasses and light licorice, a bit musty. In mouth, sweet grassy malt with light dark fruits, watery and herbal, so-so.