gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!) Dark brown color, tan head. Metallic, acidic, yogurt, spritzy scent. Acidic, yeasty, metallic, yogurt, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness. Fruity aftertaste.
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with red lines. Fruity and spicy aroma with cherries, cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise, light wood, sugary pears, banana, dried fruits and red apples. Nice buttery, light caramelly malt profile. Some other red beeries are also present. Gentle marzipan tones. Some hints of roses. Vinous, cherry-ish flavour with a lot of fruits like banana and others. Anise and other spices are also present. Undertones of soil, raspberries and other berries. Buttery, malty and rather silky/smooth mouthfeel. The oak tones in rather discrete in the flavour as well. Medium to full body. Extremely complex, more complex than fantastic.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Édition 2005. Robe brune légèrement voilée aux reflets blonds surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse. Arômes de fruits et de levures. Saveurs de figues, de fruits, de levures, de caramel, de chêne et de coriandre.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Light spicy aroma with notes of fruit. Deep brown color with a light beige head. Nice full but balance body with notes of fruits, raisin, caramel and chocolate. Has a nice light sharp and bitter palate. Very nice.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #2000. Thanks to Carlo and Urbain. Reddish dark brown colour with a nice head. Lovely aroma of dried fruit very smooth and nice, also hints of wood, caramel, toffee and underlaying spices. Also very smooth flavour of malt, caramel, dark brown sugar, sweetness and ends up very full body and someway complex. I really love this beer.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Black body. Aroma of coffee and caramel and some spices I have difficulty in figuring out. Flavor of roasted malt plus coffee and caramel with fruity notes plus spices. May sound strange but actually the beer gives you a smooth well rounded and pleasant feeling. The high alcohol percentage is very well hidden.
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating 8500 ratings with the currently 4th highest rated beer. A very deer red (bourgundy) beer with a medium sized brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruits both dried and fresh, caramel, malt, alcohol, and spices among them cinnamon and cloves, something also reminds me of edible roots. The flavor is very sweet and very powerful with notes of over ripe fruits, spices (cinnamon, cloves and more), caramel, malt, alcohol, and brown sugar leading to a sweet and smooth, but at the same time with a slight dryness from the wood finish. The alcohol runs along and tickles the palate and gives it a nice body.
MiP (13598) - 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.