goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy brown coloured brew with an caramel and nutty hints and an fine bitter finish..
Borresteijn (5851) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to my girlfriend. Says Slaapmutske Bruin. Murky brown appearance, tan head. Aroma of malts, sour fruits, brown sugar. Flavour is soft, sweet, malts, tart fruits. Reminded me of Hoegaarden Verboden Vrucht. Nice tastingbeer.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From LIC, Aarhus, DK,
Light brown with small head. Aroma of dried fruit. Flavor is caramel and cane sugar. Yeasty fruit notes,
daniele (7203) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura buona schiuma persistente note tostate caramello malto leggera speziatura ijn bocca buon bilanciamento tra malto tostato e luppolo
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, alias Slaapmutske Bruin, from Geers Oostakker, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew
Lubiere (11919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed brown ale with a thick off white head. Smell of caramel, with musty notes, and dark fruits, like stewed prunes, light yeasty notes. In mouth, a clean crisp nutty roasted nuts malts, burned caramel, with light herbal notes, some light licorice. Considering its lower alcohol content, this one is rich and generous. Bieropholie imports, BB 28/02/10.
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330 ml at t’Velootje, Ghent. Brown to amber with white head. Lots of christmas pudding fruits, raisin, prunes and caramel all in a yeasty, bready body. Malt loaf fruitiness, rich and perhaps a little overpowering.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with glouglouburp - thanks again, Dany!. Slightly hazy deep amber pour with an average very lively fizzy beige head. Smells like so many decent Belgian brune ales - spicy, yeasty, roast caramel malt - this one, perhaps owing to the WinterBier name, seems a bit more Christmas pudding-like, sans the candied fruit. The taste follows, plenty of low-level dry peppery yeast, fruity, malty, hints of raisin and blush wine - reminds me of a lighter Chimay Blue. Average body, a little dry and vinous on the palate, medium length finish where the dry yeast comes out a bit --- solid drinker, nothing super special.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle)
Poured carefully with minimal yeast. Slightly hazy orangy-brown, and a healthy tight off-white head. Initially a big fruity aroma, but that segues into a slightly sour mashy aroma on swirling. Lively in the mouth, but not harsh, definitely needs the swirls. Reasonable burntness in the taste, toasted brown bread, spicy, and tangy hops. The hops are more akin to Dutch interpretations of the Belgian style - quite spiky and tingly bitterness. You can tell there’s 6% there, but it’s not objectionable, helps lift the aromas up the nose. Finish is toasty and hoppy, a little rubbery at the edges. Adding some yeast does soften it a little, without increasing the rubberiness.
Fukito (991) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, april 08. Turbid brown/ dark copper color with a medium, bubbly, slightly creamy beige head. Some raisins on the aroma, a slight touch of ripe bananas. Spicy/ toffee flavor with some slight vanilla reminiscenses. Slight alcohol burn. Medium to light palate, fizzy carbonatation hides a rather dry finnish. Coating sensation. Spicy but rather short aftertaste. Ok, rather plain light dubbel.