Benzai (8993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ ZZT VII. Hazy dark orange to reddish color, small off - white head. Don’t get a lot of aroma. Taste malts, some I get some alcohol, fizzy carbonation, some kind of fruits and some yeast. Hmm don’t really like it.
kermis (5772) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Joes. Pours cloudy amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, light fruit, malt, light spice and yeast. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with high carbonation.
deyholla (7017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has mainly earthy grains with a light yeast and dark fruit note. Flavor is mainly grain and light fruit with a hint of Belgian yeast.
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. DANG dogg the beer done came shootin’ right out the bottle! Crazy. After half of it ended up on the floor, I poured it into a Bruery tulip. Cloudy reddish color, foam taking up 3/4 of the cup. Nice Belgian yeast aroma with candied fruits, like a watered-down dubbel of sorts. Decent if weak flavor with sweet candied plums and raisins and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied with a slightly watery mouthfeel and high carbonation. A little weird, but good overall.
arkurzynski (1593) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GAManiac. Thanks! Hazy garnet-hued brown pour with copious off-white head. Nose is a mix of yeasty spice and esters, toasted cinnamon buns, tart fruit, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is moderately tart berry and mango with toasted/lightly roasted malt, caramel, and spice. Fairly thin mouthfeel, slightly slick. Residual acidic fruit and toasted malt. Tastes kind of like the second runnings of a dark dubbel. Not bad, just fairly lackluster.
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, roasted malt, caramel, yeast, spices. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, berries , yeast, spices. OK beer.
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Despite gushing, rapidly disappearing cream-amber head over fully hazy red-amber beer. Rainwater, wet dog, faintly sourish-grassy; faraway meaty esters at the end. Sweetish-sourish, rather balanced. Finish being sweeter, and also, again, meaty. Has also some definite (milk)chocolate streak, faintly vinous. Very carbonated, spritzy MF. Light body (obviously). Interesting, refreshing... but it remains indeed a beer for the match, not one to savour at the hearth.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Clear red-brown with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, touch of nuttiness.
T - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, some nuttiness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a fruity and lightly sweet finish.
D - Great mild Belgian Dark Ale. Complex and well balanced.
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ olio, no BBE info
Foams much when pouring. Aroma is spicy and somewhat stale with some citrus and apricot. Flavour is slightly tart with citrus, berries, some green apples, hints of apricot and spices. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. A bit too stuffy and acidic, but still somehow refreshing. Feels a bit watery on some sips.
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Aroma of yeast, ripe fruits, goose berry bush, earth, some barnyard notes and hints of spices. Flavor of sour fruits, mild caramel malts, yeast, spices and some goose berries. A bit too high carbonation.