tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All-around fantastic stuff. Pours a clear garnet with lasting, clingy finger of foam - it’s purty. Aromas of yeast, bread, candi sugar, dark fruits abound. Flavor is similar with raisins and prunes in the foreground and mild spice and yeasty esters behind. While slightly sweet, it’s never cloying. Very balanced brew and finishes quite clean.
demannu (281) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper brown color with a slightly off white head, no lacing. Aims is fruity and has a wine like character to it. Wine character carries over to the flavor. Malty and sweet with some sour and bitter notes mixed. Very complex and delicious. Full body, good carbonation.
Saeglopur (1434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle bought 2014, bb 19.04.2018.
Copper-brown body, with a big, fluffy, a bit lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of brown sugar, milk chocolate, dried fruits, berries, apples, some toast, slight spices.
Taste follows this, but fuller, with subtle alcohol.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, warm, medium sweet, a bit dry, a bit fruity, slightly toasty, with some caramel.
Very nice, although I was expecting even a bit more. Drinks really smooth though, with a very well hidden alcohol and an interesting combination of the typical sugary and fruity notes, with some untypical toasty notes. Overall I was hoping for an equally good beer to the Westy 12, but independend of the hype I consider the latter quite superior to this, while this is also a really enjoyable beer.
janubio (587) - SPAIN - JAN 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown colour, with a two fingers off white head that fades leaving a ring and a great lace. Smell of dark fruits, raisins, prunes, spices. Medium to full body,, good carbonartion, thick palate. Taste of prunes, figs, raisins, spices, cinnamon, chocolate. Supposedly, they use the original Westvleteren yeast.and they have the recipe, since Westvletern was made at this abbey long ago. Just as good or almost as Westvleteren, and cheaper.
Percy0103 (360) - MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330ml. A dark reddish beer with a medium size head. Aroma is of belgian yeast, alcohol, spices, caramel and dried fruits. Very complex with a strong belgian character. Taste is bitter with some carbonation and considerable astringency. Double aftertaste full of spices and belgian yeast. Superb!
Sdaniel90 (637) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal tan head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, spices, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness, with a deep malty and fruity character and a complex bitter finish. Excellent.
Moebbels (613) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear dark amber body with a khaki-coloured foam that quickly settles down to rafts on the surface of the beer. Nose has sweet notes of caramel, butterscotch, spices and Taste is sweet with some coffee and cocoa bean-like notes and a lingering bitter finish. Lively carbonation and rich palate. Quite a nice warming beer.
nazbion (196) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with persistent and creamy beige head. Aroma of grapes, dark fruits, yeast, spices, earth. Taste is wine-like, sweet, light sour, light bitter. Full bodied, average carbonation, alcohol well inserted. A great classic.
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy copper with off white head. Nose is brown sugar and candy tempered with yeast and a little spice. Flavor is a delicious blend of the elements in the nose with a good bite of carbonation. Would love to try this aged. Great beer.
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity, red-dark berries estery in aroma, not so sharp mouthfeel as Belgian strongs might be. Mild, balanced flavor, if cold- no booze on nose. Beige soapy top, huge but disappears fast. Didn’t catch that peppery sharpness nor sugary sourness at the end. Thick bodied.