kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is ok, body brown and cloudy. It smells malty, darkmalty, alcoholic. The taste is yeasty, alcoholic, not the best alcoholic taste, strange. Drinkable. 11/8/8/7/12/8
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle
With the selection of higher gravity beers not that diverse at the time I chose to go with a continental offering. This is a very well made Belgian strong ale that fits the style instead of trying to be some sort of novelty. I would drink a couple more Ecaussinnes beers if they are not too expensive.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy chestnut body is thick like melted chocolate or stained maple syrup watered down to be drinkable. The creamy legs add to a satisfying presence. Chestnuts, figs, almonds, and Hershey’s chocolate are heady and sweet like a glass of true hot chocolate. Traces of Granny Smith apples hide in the background.
Flavor / Palate - Carbonated hot chocolate and apple cider refresh the throat. Caramel, honey, and warm Hershey’s kisses melt on the tongue. There is a boozy aspect which is not shocking for a 10% ABV beer. This might be a better example of the style than most.
EddyBeer1 (883) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Couleur brune classique, effervescence aussi légère au palais que de visu, col fin mais persistant. Révèle une certaine douceur malgré son ABV de 10°, chocolat en attaque, puis caramel, sucre candi, réglisse pour l’amertume, fruits foncés, plutôt ronde, petit goût de porto sur la fin.
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear red color, medium sized, quickly diminishing off-white to beige head. Smell malts, sweetness and a touch of herbs a spices. Taste malts, sweetness, some alcohol and again some herbs of spices. Medium and a bit fizzy carbonation, medium to full body. Nice beer, though the carbonation does make me not want more than a single bottle per night.
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Brown to ruby colour with a medium beige head. Smells herbs, malts, some alcohol. Tastes sweetish, some herbs, raisins, malts, some liquorice. Full body, warming to the chest, medium to heavy carbo.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, caramel and hops.
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown body, creamy head. Caramel and roasted malts, brown sugar and cereal. Sweet smooth brown sugar body. Great palate, but a fairly simple taste. Misses bitterness. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)
JoeyPeters (10) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown head. Half-sweet. You can taste the yeast. Decent beer. Best "bruin/brown" (brune) bier I’ve had. Can also taste minerals in this one.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ My parent’s place
Pours brown with a few floties and a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, toffee and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Hazy deep chestnut, some floaters, medium beige head. Sugary and malty with some nutty aromas, dried fruits, and subtle phenols. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness.