MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Bottle in connection with KØ07, thanks to Carlo and Urbain. Buttery aroma, some malt. Hazy dark brown colour, small head. The flavour is powerful, nicely citric and quite sweet. Also very vinous in its citricness. 8 4 8 4 19
Bottle 10% at Delirium Café, Brussels. Good malty aroma, slightly sweet, perhaps with a hint of anis. Very dark brown colour, nice light brown head. The flavour is also quite sweet with lots of brown sugar. Dark, soft, dried fruit flavour. 9 4 10 4 19
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to Struise Urbain for opening one of the last 75cl bottles for me and my wife. Great hazy brown beer with a super creamy and long lasting foam. Aroma is in the same line as the famous Westvleteren 12. Great malty nose, sweet bread, caramel, candi sugar, soft sweet spices, wood and some port caracteristics too. The taste is very smooth and so complex. Soft carbonation, nice bready and malty body. Spices and wood are nicely melted together. Afthertaste is complex and very very very tastef.ull. Thanks Urbain for this special treat.
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 #100 (On tap at Zythos Beer Festival 2007). This was the beer that I was most excited to try at Zythos, and it didn’t disappoint. Aroma was similar to regular Pannepot, but with a very balanced oaky presence. The aroma was a little less overwhelmingly spicy and more balanced than Pannepot, a perfect 10. Flavor was also quite similar, but it appears that the alcohol presence increased quite significantly as a result of the oak aging. Flavors are sweet caramel malts, dark spices, oak, and slightly hot alcohol. If the alcohol wasn’t so present, this would have been my #1 rate to date. I really enjoyed this offering, and it was the highlight of my trip to Belgium.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Urbain & lachesis. Pours an unclear, dark brown with an orange tint and a smooth, creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, vinous aroma with lots of caramel, overripe fruit, some spiciness and a very distinct, warming alcohol. Very rich and full body with huge caramel accents, wood, brown sugar and overripe fruit. Very warming alcohol. 170507
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As many of other raters have said, a huge thanks to carlo and Urbain for bringing this one to the beerfestival in Copenhagen, Denmark loves you and I’m sure you know it! The beer it self has a muddy reddish, brown colour with a beige head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with spicy notes and hints of alcohol and wood. Smooth and wellbalanced vinous flavor with alcohol and wood notes. Great beer from a great brewery.
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBF07 sample from 75 cL bottle, placed on the RB table by the crazy Belgian brewers who drove alle Saturday to come to Copenhagen with this treat, cheers! Pours hazy deep brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is wineous, roasted malt, dried fruit, raisins mainly. Flavour is soft malty sweet. Strong fruity and complex profile, really lovely blend. Alcohol makes a short appearance. Slight smoked note and soft malty caramel with a strong alcohol note in the finish.
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to the brewers from struise for bringinmg this to Københavnske Øldage.
Hazy orange brown coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, wood, sherry tobacco.
Flavour of dried fruits, wood, tobacco and sherry.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Dark ruby colour with a huge mostly lasting light brown head. Complex aroma and taste of fruits, roasted malts and chocolate. Slightly alcoholic finish. but who cares with such a great beer.
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 75cl bottle at Copenhague beer festival 2007, ratebeer tasting with a lot of enthousiasts being present and lots of all round congrats for Struise bringing the Reserva up North. Pours a beautiful black brown beer with a little creamy head. Chocolate malty aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, light carbonated and dry. Much going on in the flavour, dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, hops and alcohol, some sourness present too. Fascinating and delicious. Long fruity and oak aftertaste. I did a rerate on this beer, having tasted 3 samples in the last two months, this are my average points
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Københavnske Øldage 07. Thank you to the De Struise guys for letting me be one of those, who had this unique chance to taste these heaven sent drops... The color is deep red mahogany and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma is fantastic, harmonic and complex. I find notes of plum, raisin, dried fruits, berries, candy sugar, caramel and hints of chocolate. The flavour is impossible to describe, it’s very smooth and harmonic and fine, like velvet. And at the same time it has a unique depth. The dark, dried fruits like raisin and plum, berries, caramel, hints of chocolate are re-found in the flavour, where I also find a very well balanced sweetness, figs, hints of oak, citrus and a light, but perfect bitterness. The finish is very long, and like the rest of this beer, it’s very complex! 2189