BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma - brown body with off-white head. Malty flavor with bitterness up front, then malt, then crisp finish.
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Amber color. Toffeish and parfumy aroma with some distant acidity. Toffee, aged malt, some fruitiness and some sweetness in the flavor.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown hue, with a fluffy beige head, leaving laces, yeasty, fruity nose of dates and dried raisins, with a brown sugar note, a subtle spicy accent, with some toasted malt in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, dough, toasted malt and dark dried fruity character, of dates and raisins with a faint floral hop note, a spicy nutmeg spiciness,leading towards a malty, dry hop bitterness finish.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, BB 28/02/10) Pours a brownish amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of dark fruits, sweet caramel, and coriander.
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu au Festival Bière et Saveur 07 (bouteille). Brune orange, petit collet Arome de malte caramelisé, avec un peu d’agrume. Goût de malte peu caramelisé, un peu de noix et un peu épicé.
caesar (5493) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hazy redbrown color, big frothy off-white head, quite some carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt, some cookie, red fruit, some orange as well, bit spicy. Slight sweet taste, sirupy oranges, bit thin though. Not bad.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown-orangey body topped by a long-lasting small beige head. Very yeasty beer, maybe a bit too much so. Cake-ish maltiness back-up the dominant fruity flavours of red apples, fruit salad and berries. Fruitcake attack, impression of spiciness, disappointing short finish. The beer just vanishes away after a hint of sourness. Light woody notes and light sourness bring a pleasant Flemish Sour twist. Floury cake-like body provide a chewy mouthfeel. Some caramel when it warms-up, even distant milk chocolate notes. Shake it a bit and you get some noble hops in the aroma but they are hard to spot in the taste. Not bad at all but left me with an impression of an approximate beer with not specific goal. Kind of here and there with no purpose. Sloppymutske.
probstblueribbon (3175) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temp in a tulip glass. Called "Bruin"
App.: Murky reddish-brown with a pretty good off-white head.
Aroma: Yeast/dough/funk to start, pleasant hazelnut and dried fruits, some brown sugar and caramel, light musty hops, a cinnamon/clove-like warm spice aroma, maybe even a touch of ginger?
Palate: Medium-light body, soft carbonation, a touch of astringency.
Flav.: Bread crust, yeast, a bit of toffee, an ambiguous funky fruitiness, a bit of citrus; tastes a feels a little watery; surprising amount of bitterness for a Belgian (still fairly mild), just a hint of tartness and sweetness.
I ate a lot of garlic for dinner, so my palate might be hindered. However, the overall in-the-mouth experience doesn’t live up to the nose. Not bad, but not great either.
Habanero (2927) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours deep amber with an off-white, short lasting head. Nose of malt and caramel. Flavour of malt and dried fruit. Medium bodied. Slightly bitter finish. A nice brew.
fiulijn (15693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark amber color, with a big creamy head. A real winter beer, with soft mouthfeel, both the aroma and flavor are based on the sweet caramel, also with some chestnut honey; correct bitterness. Warming, even if too much monodimensional.