rauchbier (3409) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, ZBF 2004. Deep chestnut brown, good beige head and moderate condition. Fruity yeast, sweet malt and some low roasted notes in the nose. Slight fruity maltiness in the mouth and some short traces in the finish.
Name is more impressive, and more of a mouthful, than the beer itself.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep hazy red amber color with a volcanic eruption of a head. I had to wipe part of it off my counter and had to move fast to safeguard my laptop. I should take a picture of the head. It sits at least one and a half inches out of my Duvel glass (three inches now); this beer looks like a Belgian with meringue on it - perfect. The aroma is mild yeasty and malty - very light. The flavor (if I can actually get to the beer under the head) is roasty and sweet, an almost out of the ordinary dark chocolate bitterness, vanilla, and slightly dry in the finish with a medium rich palate for a low ABV Belgian Brown Ale. I really like this one. This is nice looking, good flavored, and not a hammer to the forehead. This might be somewhat under rated.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well it has been a long time since I had a belgian ale. So this was a good experience. Smell was quite good, malty, sweet and very fruity. Looks are okay. Good head with big bubbles. Very dark. Taste is okay, again malty and fruity, nice sweet. palate is perhaps a little alcoholic. Overall good brew.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, long lasting, beige head. Ruby colour. Medium body, lively, sweet (reminds me a little of wine gums!?!), little acidic.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, red-brown shine, hazy. Thick yellow-brown head, slowly collapsing. Nose with dark malts, chocolate and markedly blackcurrant, whiff of chlorine. Bitter-sweet taste, licorice, a bit of caramel and other dark/roasted malts. Again blackcurrant retronasal. Medium to full bodied, no new aftertaste. Neither the best, even less the worst. A good middle-of-the-roader. De Leyerth is NOT a brewery, but a brewery-hirer. All beers are manufactured at the Van Steenberge plant. I would like their efforts even more
without the Tolkien-version-kindergarten commercials around them.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramelly, hoarhoundy note somewhat overpowers the other flavors. This flavor is rather over the top for my taste.
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Ruby coloured with lively rich head. Lightly acidic fruity nose. Light bodied with notes of honey and caramel. Clean mouthfeel. Pleasant.
kwoeltje (2072) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vigorous tan head. Yeasty aroma. Deep brown color. Flavors of roasted malt, hints of coffee and fainter hints of caramel. Distinct yeast flavor ever present.
caesar (4028) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 Clear dark brown color, short lasting head. Weak aroma, malts. Easy drinkable. Bit roasted malts flavor, bit licorice, roasted bacon, salami. German-like beer. Quite dry palate, but also tasteful.
jerohen (1875) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2006 Clear dark brown, nice coffeeish head. Fresh malty nose. Very easy to drink beer. My favourite Urthel-beer.