Yves (2540) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Cartonnage granny aroma bit yeasty. Full bit sparkling palate. Finish is hoppy ending bitter and bit dry.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear brown colour with a good size head and good carbonation.
Aroma is a very pleasant scent that goes all around the room, nice gentle balance of fruits and malts with some good bitterness there too.
Taste is up the same alley, nice and pleasant beer, great on a autumn night!
Tim Webb (278) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, brewed in Belgium. Decent dark beer with caramel, toffee and oomph but missing the passion or intricacy of a classically Belgian brown ale.
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Fruity notes. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. Very nice beer.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Erasmus ... hazy brown ... sweet toffee caramilsed sugers ... soft toffeee .. creamy malts...
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a dark brown beer with a generous beige head and a malty toffee aroma. There is a very hearty sweet roasted malt flavor with slight bitterness and carbonation at the finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A straightforward toasted toffee/caramelized Belgian ale.
How: Bottle 300ml. Probably 1+ year old when consumed, but still before expiration date.
The look: Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose of liquorice and caramel. Taste is very simple. Lots of toasted malts with 2/3 toffee and 1/3 caramel. A spicy sensation (cloves, coriander and such) although I’m pretty sure the beer is not spiced. Almost no fruity flavours. The hops have a wet-cigar flavour that dries out the beer without much bitterness. Finish is very short. Carbonation lacks the liveliness of most Belgian ales. Nothing bad but this is boring. This is a Dull Grief.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Vinous with dried fruit. Dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Stable light brown head. The flavour stars off roasted, quite sweet. It is also quite fruity with a little creamy note and a hint of fresh hops. Not bad, but not entirely clean.
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Sparkling. Malty, caramel aroma, yeasty. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate bitter. Lively carbonation. Dry, syrup texture.
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2009.
Pours clear, dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white, yellowish head. Aroma is lightly roasted, dark chocolate, plums and raisins. Highish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Rather sweet flavour, but there are lots of dried fruits; plums and raisins in particular. Nice, sweetish and very lightly fruity tart, lingering aftertaste.