tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Sweet grainy malt in the nutty aroma with some grape-like notes. Opaque black body is topped by a generous and lasting, fine-bubbled, tan head that laces wonderfully. Grapey flavour with sweet malts, haylike hops and an overall yeasty character. Medium-light body is very dry and almost puckering. Bottle (Bieropholie - Feb. 2005, Best Before 19/01/06) enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #73. 750 ml bottle shared in our hotel room. Ruby-brown, lasting wisps of head, massive lacing...sweet, slightly nutty and yeasty nose...dark malts with touches of coffee in the body, bready, light fruitiness late in the palate. Just ok, really, though an interesting take on the style.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superb off-white head, foamy lacing covers the glass sides. Lightly hazy bronze hue. A bit grainy nose, not quite as expressing as I’d hoped with bits of chocolate chunk notes as well as herbal mellowed hops and unlively yeast. Woody palate, earthy and highly floral. Now this feels a bit more farmhouse like. The bready yeast feels a bit dirty though. Fruity esters abund as it warms (grapes, blackbierries), yet it finishes very dry. Clean beer, medium body, strong carbonation. Not bad.
GonZoBeeR (2800) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:fruity and chocolate
Appearance:Brown small head
Flavor:Chocolate,herbs and wood pine.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bodu with a red hue. Small white head. Dark fruits and candi sugar in the aroma. Flavor is dominated by sweet malts.
Nate (3522) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty rich sweet aroma, Belgian yeast, neutral fruits, some raisin. Dark brown red hazy with light tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet and malty, with light chocolate and toffee. No acidity. Segways into some light smooth bitterness that complements the sweetness. After is nutty dryness with toffee. Alcohol taste and some warming, too. A nice dubbel.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Brambleberries, malt and chewing gum in aroma. Reddish colour with a creamy head. Rather sour and metallic. Strange and unpleasant flavour and aftertaste.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colored body, off-white head that dies fast. Unripe fruity and malty aroma with some sourness. Yeast, malt, pepper and raisins in the flavor. Quite sharp and biding but with a thin end.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a beige head. The taste is sweet with notes of nuts and candis. Nice full body.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown; slim brown head, some lace. Nose as of soaked-up rainwater, roasted malt, tinge of chocolate. Some brown sugar, and probably a bit diacetyl, as I'm getting something buttery. Sweet taste, bit nutty. Nothing else. Medium-bodied, fizzy. Malts fill in the mouthfeel, sugar thins it, taste is empty. Boring as hell. Bottled - so the beer is more than probably from Du Bocq. It fits.