GRM (2791) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before first quarter of 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 6 2014; eye: mahogany, clear, nice effervescence, nice beige head made up of rather large bubbles and that turns into a sheet, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, plum, yeast; mouth: malt, alcohol, unpleasant acridness, caramel, slight plum, finale in powerful acridness with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 9 %, meilleure avant premier trimestre 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 6 janvier 2014; œil : acajou, limpide, bonne effervescence, belle mousse beige formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui se transforme en une bonne couverture, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, alcool, âcreté déplaisante, caramel, très léger prune, finale en puissante âcreté avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : décevante
MarcoDL (1370) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A double IPA with a strong Belgian body of yeast, malt, candi sugar an some raisins. Very good.
gunnar (4726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Bartof Cafe, Copenhagen. Pours murky dark brown with a big white head. Aroma is moderate sweet malts, vinous dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a dry bitter hoppy edge, light alcohol burn as well.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet and spicy dark belgian ale with generous floral hopping. A bit strange but fun.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed exactly 1 year before expiration date.
The look: Cloudy dark ruby body topped by a large beige head with good retention.
In long: The very aromatic nose has flowery hops (lilacs, tulips), a strong spiciness sensation (cloves-ish), phenolic yeasty esters. Taste is spicy barley hard candies, earthy husky malts, toasted raisin bread, yeast, cinnamon bun, more spiciness, floral hops. Quite hoppy for a Belgian ale and the hop profile was quite unusual. Bitterness of medium intensity. Very active carbonation.. Alcohol mostly well hidden. A drinkable beer that had a nice brightness quality to it even though I doubt my bottle was fresh. A little too sweet and spicy for my taste and also this a tasty beer that is fun for one bottle but this type of sweet-spicy-floral taste would probably become annoying if I tried to drink more than one bottle. I’m writing a lot of ratings today trying to catch up on my backlog, so I’m typing fast, I apologize in advance for all the typos you gays.
Holmen1 (1846) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske på Bartof i København: særdeles bitter til å være belgier, så derfor en interessant opplevelse. Er ikke helt sikker på at den er så vellykket - føles litt ubalansert. Må prøves på nytt i Belgia i sommer.
Minderbinder (1522) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy brown with very low beige head. Aroma is of caramel, sweetness, candi, fruits, spices. Taste is of caramel, weird bitterness, spices, alcohol, oxydation, residual sugar, madeira. Palate: Sticky. Overall: Too old.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (330 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Murky brown with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is of chocolate (but a weird one), caramel, metallic notes and spices with oxidation notes. Taste is sweet with caramel, chocolate, oxidation notes, weird spices and acidic notes. Sticky grassy presence. Watery. Warming alcohol/spices. Doesn’t seem like a beer that age well.
czar (3663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks! hazy copper with a low light beige head, little retention. garbagy chocolate, spices, booze, metal, minerals, some caramel sweetness and a hint of acidity. average to soft carbonation, light body - lacking, awkward grassy finish. did not aged well. drain pour.
Bert_V_Laecken (3) - BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer with a little to much carbonation. Taste is good. Nice aroma. Hops are good chosen.
vickey9 (364) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 What to say? Is it a beer? Blek! It is a perfect beer! Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, toffee, sugar, malt, herbs. Colour: dark. Nose: dark. Taste: dark. Palate: dark. Sweet sweet, bitter bitter, strong strong! Quite nice to drink when you do not have any idea what to do! B@H