ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well.
S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I canít complain about what Iím getting here.
T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There donít seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, itís more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness.
M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. Thatís to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, itís extremely successful.
O: Okay, itís not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but thatís a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. Itís still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.
gpekar (493) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy mahogany with a 2" creamy head. The head dropped to just a film over about 5 minutes leaving some light lacing. The aroma was mild with malt, dark stone fruit, bit of a tart citrus scent and some spice. The beer had a slightly light texture with a nutty flavor at first. The flavor is very smooth with a bit of a tangy taste and just a hint of some sour. The beer is very smooth, mild and easy drinking.
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a thick off white head that laces the glass. Aroma is roaste malts, sweet malts and grain. Taste is slightly creamy and smooth. Not bad easy to drink.
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
F: big, off-white, good retention.
C: deep amber, hazy.
A: lambic style, sour tones, fruits.
T: malty, sour tones, banana, dried fruits, medium body, good carbonation, may be not good to rate this but for this beer style such things should not happen, 341ml bottle from Eat Brussels 2016 festival.
Skarecrow (225) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle BB 7/14/18
Sweet malty aroma.
Hazy brown with OK head.
Medium bitterness with a metallic note at the back end. A touch of yeast but otherwise rather thin.
DenverLogan (1097) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle into a wide mouth Kasteel stem glass. Pours semi cloudy brown with head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts, brown sugar, minerals and grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, minerals, tropical fruit rind, grains, rye, bitter herbs, floral hops. Overall big, rich, complex, compelling yet a bit rough, just like a damned one!
artemb (663) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: copper, almost clear.
Aroma is sweet, fruity with some spicy ethers and sweet malts, very light grassy and earthy hops.
Taste: sweet with light sourness.
Flavour: compote fruits, raisins, muscate, alcohol.
Finish is spicy and tart.
Good and similar to their tripel and quad.
Dorkenstein (424) - - AUG 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready malts, raisin skin, and honey. Taste is raisin skin, yeasty bread, vanilla, and some caramel.
dnicolaescu (1975) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared BOTTLE 341 ml. Dark red, big light beige with low retention. Baked apples with hint of nuts, sugar and alcohol. A bit straight forward. Sugar, cooked fruit, some heat, no hops. Kinda simplistic - sugar and booze.
chadski (66) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head dissipates really quickly. Maple brown appearance. Only detect malty aromas. Sparkly, light mouth feel. Molasses flavor.
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googleimage83 (49) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very attractive dark caramel brown with persistent head and light lacing. Aroma is caramel with some banana. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of banana, gingerbread, and light cherry. Finish is earthy and mildly boozy. Quite nice overall.