yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. An unclear, orange-brown beer with some floaties and a dense, beige head. Spiced, sugary nose with roasted malt, and a sweet, sugary and spiced flavor. Rather dry, full-bodied mouthfeel. Caramel, roasted malt and sugary sweetness in the finish. I’m not exactly sure why, but it disappointed me a bit, even though it’s a fine beer. (080215)
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Golden brown body with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugar, caramel and a bit spicy. Flavor is rather sweet, candy sugar, dry fruit, malt and spicy. It’s quite nice, not exactly complex but flavorful.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge light tan head. Light yeast spiced and caramel malt aroma. Flavour is mainly driven by caramel malt. Some minor fruity accents and a light yeasty note towards the finish. Light bitterness in the finish.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (120208)
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Manchester Winter Ales Festival. I like this as I have everything else I’ve had by them. Cloudy brown, slightly spicy, too drunk too rate this properly. Just the numbers.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Winter BF Manchester. Dark amber with an off white head. Yeast, caramel, orange, malt and refried beans in the nose. Taste is much the same but slightly metallic. Another typical Belgian ale, next...
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel, yeasty and malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Soft sweet fruity flavour with yeast, caramel and toasted malt.
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and ripe fruit notes.
Stefano (1965) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brown body with thick creamy off-white head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with notes of dark fruit and yeast. Light dry and spicy finish.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Clear brown pour capped with beige. Sweet spicy Belgian nose with a distinct waft of......what? Coriander? Cardamom? Anise?Ginger?Certainly juniper. Or just a really aromatic house yeast? Nah, half the spicerack’s been tipped in this, and I like it. Makes me feel nostalgic about first discovering Belgian beer- elusively but unmistakeably spicy. Mouth reveals more juniper, yeast, apple peel, caramel, soil, soap and spice. Not the MOR Bruin I was expecting at all, but something far more enigmatic. Better-than-average, fragrantly spicy Belgian sessions. Really enjoyed it.