Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overly sweet sugarbomb. Tastes like sugary buckwheat cereal. A little sourness in the nose and flavor, it tastes like brown sugar water. Not much carbonation, pours brown, smells of must.
JorisPPattyn (8016) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thick-set, cream coloured head, irregular, over chestnut-cola coloured beer. Very outspoken coriander nose, soupy, sweet malt and colouring. Citrus, and lots of sugar, even melasses, but ending sweet. All the time "enriched" by the evil seeds, of course. Just ast the blonde, very fizzy, overcarbonized. Despite this, there’s an oily slickness, leaving a film on the tongue. Certainly not Silenrieux’ best try. One would believe Du Bocq.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2004 Total Score: 3
Slight gushing to huge, beige head; foxy-amber beer, all clear. Adstringency in the nose; glue, solvent, plywood and straw. Maybe some dark candi sugar. Quite smoked taste at the onset, dark malts, and - I guess - buckwheat indeed. Unfortunately, the solvent aroma's are back retronasal, if less. Slight acidity and adstringency. Quite well bodied, nevertheless. The solvent is a brewing fault, IMO. Sad, because the beer behind it seems to deserve better.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges. Pours dark brown, coca-cola like. Aroma is spicy, sarasin, malt and banana. Some hop. Taste is like aroma. Carbonation is quite fizzy. It has the feeling of a saison.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep brown coloured with a small white head. Aromas of sugar, caramel and yeast. Flavours of dried fruit, semi roasted, caramel and cereal.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red hints with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel. Taste is spicy, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel, a bit of fruit and a smooth wheat like body.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and molasses, with notes of plums. Dry and spicy flavour with a touch of caramel. The The biscuit and cereal-like buckwheat flavour is there.
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl bottle @ Biertempel, Brussels. Pours dark brown with a small head and lacings. Lots of yeast, wheat and dark fruits. Taste is a bid muddy and grainy. Medium bodied. OK
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, red/brown, small head, soft fruity, light, some sweetness, ok but nothing ’waw’
beastiefan2k (2499) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
End of the year rate-a-thon. 750mL cork and wire poured into a large Duvel tulip. Cork pops with authority and pours with a humongous khaki colored head. It fades slowly and leaves a heck of a sticky lacing on the glass. Never fully fades and stays a cm or 2 thick, completely covering the surface. The body is a brown color with reddish tints. Aroma is a very airy Belgian yeastiness. Behind that is a liquid black bread aroma, which is earthy and slightly sweet. A dark cereal grain aspect makes up the flavor. Flavor dissipates quickly yet the carbonation is not as strong as expected. Easy drinking with a cereal, lightly sweet aftertaste. A cool beer, I guess the buckwheat comes through through the cereal aspect.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from Swann Avenue/Hyde Park Express (Tampa, FL). Pours a copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sorgum, wheat, toasted white bread, maple syrup, some notes of malt and honey. Flavor is malty with notes of wood, red grapes, wheat and yeast with some musty and slightly barnyard notes. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet finish.