CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly bitter. Fruity? Perhaps, but I am missing what fruit. Generally, the Belgian Ales smell a bit fruitier, but have a fuller taste something that keeps your tongue guessing! Is it the beer I picked out? The St. Bernardus have not wowed me as I was expecting from having the Abt 12. The color is a red/brown with a simple head. Too carbonated, more like drinking a soda than a beer. I think the beer is decent just not what I was hoping it to be, the flavor is simple. I can compliment the beer by saying that it is smooth, and could possibly replace a meal.
Stefano (1901) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown colored body with a red glow to it and some deep orange tints. The aroma is coffeish and caramelly. Nice fresh bitter/sweet fruity flavor, good heavy finish. Pretty good.
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with a fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast as soon as you open the bottle. tastes of fruit, sweet, flavorful. Very nice.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, best before 09/05/08, courtesy radiomgb. Murky dark brown colour with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head. Light raisin, dark fruit, and chocolate aroma with light yeasty and possibly moldy (?!) notes. The mold was likely my imagination as it dissipated quickly. Dark fruit, yeasty, persimmon, and light chocolate flavours with a dry alcohol and yeasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, very dry mouthfeel.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep ruby with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and strong. Very fruity with a lot of figs. Taste is mild and fruity, smooth but a little bland. The smell is significantly better than the taste but this is still very drinkable.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle. Amber-brown colour with a nice average lasting head. Sweet malty bit chocolate and somewhat fruity aroma. Great sweetish caramel malty flavour with a good fruity touch and some chocolate. Long lasting bitterish aftertaste. A very tasty brew indeed!
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of rich maple with hints of vanilla. The alcohol should be evident, but it’s not. Wait... when you hold the glass close to your face (to better enjoy the aromas) you can feel the alcohol in your eyes. It poured a dark, dense burgundy, almost like liquid brown sugar with a thin ecru head. The flavor was originally medicinal (it was too cold) but warmed into a very raisin flavor beverage. But the flavor never lived up to the aroma. The palate was tingley and vaguely numbing on the tongue.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and rich, malty, toffee, nutty, very nice, very smooth. Strong and great! Complex.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep redish. Dark fruits, fruits and dark bread aroma with raisins, funky milk chocolate and some earthy tones. Allmond paste sweetness. Lively carbonation but very silky mouthfeel. Dark bread, light fruity flavour with milk chocolate and some earth. Some yeasty notes. Some spicy hints in both the aroma and flavour. Medium sweet and medium bodied.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle exp 08. Deep red with really thick head. Sweet and malty. Somewhat thin however, but true to style. I prefer the richer end of the Bernardus range.