Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-wise, this beer is a mess. The label is terrible, and the beer is extremely muddy brown. The aroma is nice -- a robust Belgian dark yeasty thing. An interesting stout/roasted nut/dubbel flavor. Lots of roast, toasted pumpkin seeds and roast peanuts, some grassiness, some horehound herb. A stinging bitter finish. Very biotic, pretty good. Potent. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Apples, coriander, and caramel on the nose. Pours a dark muddy amber with a huge, thick white head. Smooth malts with caramel flavors, with sweet spicy notes, coriander and white pepper with a floral malty flavor, bread with mild funk, mildew with hints of bubblegum, sweet and funky. Great winter/Christmas beer!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A toasted, fruity, yeasty Belgian brown ale with a vinous character. Surprisingly easy to drink. Good stuff.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed moderately fresh, 1.5 year before expiration date
The look: Ugly murky brown body, a lot of particles, medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is yeasty and nutty and light fruity notes. Taste is quite surprising. From the nose I didn’t expect something vinous. Sour grapes notes, other fruits of all kinds (dark fruits, fruit salad, etc.), some toasted nuts and almonds, construction wood, lots of yeast. Alcohol is very well hidden, is that thing really 11%?. Sweetness level only feels moderate. Typical full and lively Belgian body and carbonation. Good beer. This is my favorite t Smisje so far. I would like to tell my beer-geek friends about this one but with a name like that I’m afraid I’d spit on them again. And this time unintentionally.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle listed as 12%. Pours with a hazy golden body and a huge off-white head. Aroma of pear, soot, alcohol, raisins and plums. Fruity, pear, a bit cloying. Flavors of soot, tobacco, earth, dirt, leather, alcohol. Strong smoky aftertaste. Alcohol. Tastes throughout like the aftertaste of smoking a cigarette. Root vegetables. Alcohol. Lively bubbles. Not drinkable.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is bottled in a green glass stubby with a red bottlecap. Very festive!
It’s a luminous reddish-copper with a thinnish ivory head. Smells of lightly fruity malt with significant floral, noble hops aromas. Faint spice.
Huge fruity sweetness, ripe cherries and black currant, hints of pear with a distinct coriander flavor underneath. Very sweet with a touch of alcohol flavor in the finish. It says it’s an 11% ABV beer but you’d never know it. I would’ve guessed it was a beer that was 2/3 that strong. Sticky sweet finish and spicy aftertaste.
Delicious beer and very drinkable! I’d get it again.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to JMFG. Aroma is yeasty, candy sugar, bread, light fruity twang. Some spice, some orange peel, some sour cherry. Flavor is light sour cherry, light citrus, belgian sugar. Nice mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, finish is slightly boozy. Pretty cool beer, definitely nice to try. Thanks Jay.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy red with a minimal head. The aroma is fruity, bready, vinuous and warming. It has lots of malts and is really inviting. The taste is full-bodied and long.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at Chappy’s Tap House as part of a month long beer event. Served in a 6 ounce mini wine glass. Murky lite brown, hazy, cloudy. Produced a large head which looked like a layer of cream floating on top. Good lacing around the glass. Big Pineapple aroma when first served. Another review mentioned "wet paint", and as the beer warmed, I could definitely pick this up as well. Initially pineapple, but turns into a little tart sour cherry taste. Heavily carbonated, maybe a bit too much. Nice bitter tart finish. Definitely worth having one of these, but I’m not sure I’d want more than one at a sitting.
TomDecapolis (4385) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky brownish with a large foamy off white head that left lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, tropical fruits, coconut, spicy Belgian yeast character (lots of it) along with corriander and grains of paradise. Flavor of earthy and spicy Belgian yeast notes, spices as noted in the aroma, dark fruits, candi sugar sweetness, finishes dry and again earthy. Belgian character really coming through and abv pretty well hidden.
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It smells a little bit strange, strong aroma of cheese, some sherry or liquor. The medium large beige head is creamy-foamy with a normal duration. The body is clear and red-brown. The taste is a mixture between bitter and sour, reminds me quite strong of a cherry liquor. The body is heavy, oily-creamy with a normal carbonation. A unusual aroma and a unusual taste.