JensenTaster (1719) - - MAR 18, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 (on tap) So what is it with belgian strong ale, when it´s a bad brew? It´s brown, smells sour and sometimes even like urin and has a malty sweetnes in the taste. This particular brew fits all the above.
Holding a mere 7.5% alc. the alcohol is too dominatn in both taste and flavor. I´d say; "don´t beleive the hype" on this one.
RERATED: After 18 months the has gone over the top. Still a potent brew, but has fainted somewhat in dimensions. Also has gotten a solid taste of cork. Mostly a carameld/alcoholic experience, better have at easter at leave it at that.
Andy_ (109) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange and hazy beer. Makes a big head but it disappears quickly. Aromas of pears, anise and Belgian yeast. A bit too sugary sweet and could use more bitter hops.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge lasting deep offwhite head. Clear amber body with strong
carbonation. Fruity herbal licorice aroma with coriander notes.
Dryish dense earthy herbal licorice taste with spicy coriander
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish aftertaste is
like the main taste, maybe a bit more metal. Decent, but a bit
dense and harsh. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly.)
MrHangover (1156) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown beer with a nice, almost creamy white head on top. Aroma is spicey with some mild, fruity yeasty notes. Flavor is quite rich and full. Malty sweet with a typical yeasty tart finish. Well carbonated, decent mouthfeel but a sort finish. Quite a surprise!
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet fruity nose. Pale beige head. Pale coppery color. Mild hops. Warming alcohol. Some hints of spices.
Arve_Christian (2155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Om bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Golden transparent, good foam. Good aroma intensity; fruity, floral, mild honey, some malt and Nice yeast influence. Medium body & medium/ high complexity. Medium viscosity. Some sweetness, but very well balanced . Very enjoyable
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with off white head - Malt and some spicy yeast in the aroma - good malt body with some picy yeast notes as well - Spicy yeast that lasts for a while in the finish - this was quite nice
goozen (2345) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Back label only readable if you know Danish. Hazy amber coloured brew with an good fruity but rather bitter taste.
Tide (787) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, earthy notes, caramel and grass. Bitter finish with fruits and citrus. Very nice brew.
jookos (829) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Bottle. Orange hazy. Candi, peach, fruity stuff. Bitter, drinkable.
Palme (2311) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle (this bottle says 6.5%). This is a clear deep caramel-brown colored beer with a big good looking slightly fluffy off-white head. It smells a bit different this. Hard to describe, but I get references to pine and gin. Also, it’s floral and typical Belgian. Lots of herbs. I like it. On the mouthfeel it’s slick oily and the carbonation level is about average. Spruce, wild forest, herbs and again gin in the taste. Not to much bitterness, but it feels herbal and the caramel is noticeable. Nice yeasty flavors in the finish. Is this a Easter brew? If it is, I can fully support drinking this outside in the steaking sun after a long day on the skies. 16.03.2013