Bov (8837) - Bienne, - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Tom Strickler - cloudy ruby-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; correct lacework; nice play between red fruity hops and a light toasted maltiness; some spicy notes come through as the beer gets warmer; full-bodied and with a velvety palate; solidly bitter; long hoppy fruity finish with more malty tones and a very long lasting bitterness; quite dry - delicious
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov), bb 06/2014
Hazy dark amber color, with compact medium sized head. Nice aroma of caramel and resiny hops, a bit dusty (terreaux), but also with a lemon touch; and later a bit earthy/animal; multi-layered. Good caramel flavor, moderate sweetness, not cloying; full bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel; strong bitterness, with rather high resiny content and less fruity content, but well blended with the rest; an impression of roasted nuts in the end; the final is long, a bit dirty and roasty.
Very enjoyable, harmonious example of the style.