muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big disappointment, but I suspect something was up with my bottle. I got no ’large, frothy, white, fully lasting’ head I’m afraid, just a thin drizzle. Lovely orange hazy color though. Nose was doughy and slightly floral; flavor malty/yeasty but very flat and sour turning to real bitterness on the end. Rather unpleasant overall; thinnish body and a flatness throughout that could be from a bad bottle, I suppose; but I’m not anxious to get back to it soon!
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.25 l bottle. Murky brown color with creamy head, very foamy. Grainy and berryish aroma with hints of chocolade, alcohol and plastic. The taste is weirdly grainy, sligthly acidic with spicy bitterness, menthol, pepper, alcohol, toffee and nuts. Mentholy-spicy finish. 2 years old bottle, tastes old and somewhat unpleasant.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark red brown. Rather strange sweet and slightly sour aroma. Taste is gently malty with some grapefruit sourness. The whole thing is rather restrained and, to be frank, rather boring.
JorisPPattyn (8576) - Ursel, 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.
Koelschtrinker (13120) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dezent hopfiger Malzantrunk mit metallerner Note. Im Mittelteil herber, dieser Ton kommt gleichzeitig mit einer eher langweiligen Gewürznote auf, die sehr bald wieder von der metallernen Hopfigkeit abgelöst wird. Dazu leicht scharf und irgendwie auch etwas malzig. Aromenmischmasch ohne Harmonie.
Test vom 14.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,8,8,7,12,7 - 8,05
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is probably the first ever belgian that I’ve been disappointed by. It started off o.k. - typical yeasty, slightly sour, floral/fruity. the flavors started to get a little ugly about half way thru - got a little bit metallic. Perhaps the 5% alc isn’t enough to sustain the bottle conditioning. Also - the Buckwheat - where the heck was it? I didn’t get any buckwheat anywhere in this! (and oh, how I love buckwheat pancakes!)
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a big beige head. Fruity, citrus, spicy and hoppy aroma and a sweet fruity, spicy and light metallic taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.
LinusStick (3020) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A weird and unusual beer. Aroma was weak but smelled a little like gelatin. Pour was a nice deep murky brown that looked dirty. Taste was a little sweet...had some gelatin, Wheaties and brown sugar with a sweet thick aftertaste. Not terrible, but not very good.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, pours just like a coke, dark brown, very fizzy, with a brown head that fades as it settles in the glass. Aroma is of dark sugar, cinnamon, wheat, and light alcohol. Taste is light, very light bitterness, some carmel and again wheat are at the forefront, but what is with the carbonation? It’s like drinking a soda. Extremely fizzy, the beer bubbles as it touches my lips. Odd. I liked Joseph better, this isn’t terrible, just not my thing.
Cocktus (35) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown. I little metallic side note on taste and aroma. Spicy, sour and medium hopped.