tderoeck (5642) - Gent, - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 26/X/2012 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1197)
Clear ruby red to purple beer, small off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, raisins, sweet, some spices, bit bready, grains. MF: lively carbon, too much actually, medium body. Taste: little bitter, caramel, brown sugar, bit sourish, spices, some star anise, liquorish, mocha, some banana. Aftertaste: caramel, spices, liquorish, aniseed, some bitter hops, bit woody, dried fruits, banana, raisins, some alcohol. Pretty complex, but not my thing.
RollE2k (27) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alot of spices, and sourdough-bready taste. The spices gets a little bit over the top after a while.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, spicy rye bread and toast. Sweet flavor with caramel, rye bread, a bit spicy, toast, molasses, some fruitiness and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
ElManana (794) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle bought at Geers. Big flakes can be seen in the bottle. Was expecting it to be a gusher, and yes it is. Green apples, spices, sour infected, horrible. Second Bruery bottle I have that is infected, seems like they have a quality control issue? Could've been a good beer probably.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep reddish brown, sweet toffee malts, light bitter, light peppery spice. Delicious.
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bread and more sour dough bread. Thick and chewed oats. Great if you like that characteristic..I kinda like it. But one novena kind..I really liked the pecan walnut finish.
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Tawny copper & ruby body, semi-clear with a beige head that settles quickly to a foamy collar. Aroma of gum, light rye spice, & lots of slightly sweet, somewhat stale caramel candy notes. Flavor is a bit old tasting... Almost getting notes of cardboard? Light caramel malt, toffee, hint of rye, some mild date sweetness, toast, & gummy yeast. Perhaps a touch of clove, too. Medium bodied. Kind of "meh" all around. Didn’t care much for this one.
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shitbrown color like sludge but a nice Brady bread and dough nose with winter spices. Chewy body that injects flavors of cherries and figs in the sides of the mouth. There’s a ciderlike alcohol sourness at end.
YogiBeera (2524) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sienna brown, light head. Doughy yeast nose with hints of malt. Cherry, malt, dates in the taste. Quite carbonated. A pinch of fermented fruit aftertaste. Pleasant.
andrewje41 (964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pour. Pours a dark reddish brown with a temporary cola like head. First things first, I went into this one accepting the risk, because i can’t stand rye bread. That being said, I’m still a little surprised I went for a beer that directly translates to it, but I gotta try them all eventually. Plus these guys have done so little wrong for me in the past. Slightly sour malty aroma up front with almost a wine grape background. Grainy, malty flavor with the obvious rye. A little bit of a sour kick as well, which is nice. Has a bit of a dark fruit flavor bite up front as well, but mellows out well in the finish. I was pleasantly suprised that I ended up liking this beer a lot more than expected. It’s one of those beers for me that just kept getting better as it went. Well hidden alcohol. I enjoyed this.
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown beer. Aroma is sweet and herbal. Taste is very malty, with some rye and sweet spices. Bit of a letdown, considering the Bruery standards.