Alengrin (2449) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted as Tsjeeses Reserva and as Tsjeeses Reserva Bourbon Barrel Aged - according to this site, that is apparently the same thing. Luxury version of the already great Tsjeeses with a thinnish but creamy, off-white head and misty orange peach blonde colour. Very complexely perfumed bouquet of cider, peach juice, gingerbread, orange peel, yoghurt, bread, eggs, meat broth, oak tannins, cognac, pineapple; apricot and pineapple in the onset, refreshing, citrus, caramelly and soft honeyish malt sweet backbone, gingerbread-like complex spiciness, yeastiness, soft herbal hop bitterishness in the end with a brandy- and indeed bourbon-like alcohol effect, only adding to complexity without becoming obnoxious. Pimped Tsjeeses indeed and, really, a world class masterpiece.
eduardovl (956) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Duvel Tulip glass.
Lot C from 8/2010.
A: Pours a deep amber color which is slightly cloudy. Forms a huge yellow creamy head with good retention and many lacings formed and left. A thin layer remains for long time and the lacings are quite molasses
S: Absolutely delicious nose. Sweet, spicy and veeery woody. Strong notes of Bourbon. Fruity with notes of grapes. Very malty too. Some flowery hops and alcohol
T: Perfect. Slightly sweet upfront. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes, oak, caramel malts, whiskey and spices (black pepper and cinammon). Considerable hops bitterness in the end
M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet and woody aftertaste
O: Excellent beer. Very whiskey and spicy. A beer to be slowly appreciated
[ BA Review @ 11/17/2012 ]
ceck82 (42) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella 33 cl. XXXII The Great Power Of Beer&Wine
De color cobre, espuma poca y nada persistente, aroma a madera, alcol muy integrado, sabor dulce, poco cuerpo y largo final.
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ’t Drankenhuys, 20-06-2014. Light gusher, yeast comes out of the bottle. Amber red colour, dense head. Aroma has alcohol, some caramel, sweetish. Als tastes sweetish, full, powerful, slight bitterness, full bodied, but a bit to the sweet side.
KoNrRiI (517) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 bottle. Light brown, hazy color and a medium, brownish head. Weird malty aroma with a hint of alcohol, quite a lot of dark fruits, some cheese, and crackers. Sweet and sour taste, again fruits and crackers. Medium body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is also rather cheesy. Overall the beer is alright but it could be more balanced especially when it comes to the aroma.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy coppery brown with a creamy, resilient white head. Aroma is brown sugar, wild fruit, woody, boozey. Flavor is booze, wood, brown sugar, red berries. Finish is a tad bit tart and oldish, metallic, bourbonney. Lingering fruits. Medium to full body, weak carbonation.
wvhoran (366) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear red-amber with a lasting, foamy off-white head. The aroma is smooth with oak, vanilla, clove, peach syrup, cinnamon. The flavour is smooth malt, sweet fruity syrupy notes (plum, peach), some woody oak and vanilla notes. Spices are faint. Very smooth, with a lovely alcohol punch that suits the feel and body of the beer extremely well.
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nuts, herbs, woody, redish appearance, clear liquid and white colar with very nice little long lasting bubbles. light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, lively, long finish, a very good one. Love it
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een van de lekkerste kerstbieren dat ik ooit al gedronken heb. Echt een aanrader
andrepintado (1561) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Dark brown, red color. Head is thin. Body is medium. Medium sweetness and bitterness, some sourness. Aroma is high malt, roast, fruit.