Bontus (749) - Flanders, - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle straight from the brewery. Pours dark ruby / brown. Big pale tan head. Nose is lactic sour, aromas and flavours are pretty modest and that’s a downside.
It’s different than the regular Generaal but it lacks the punch that other "special reservas" are famous for.
PS: I would love to cook carbonades with this beer.
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Dark brown colour, small creamy beige head.
Aroma is fruity, acid, wood.
Off taste, paint, acid, vinous.
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark amber / copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is tangy and musty, with light notes of red wine, dark fruits, light tart cherries and caramel. Taste is medium sweet with cherry marmalade, caramel and toffee. Light tart notes of lemon cherries and light vinegar. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Gusher. Brown color with a Brown head, huge foam. Nose:alcohol perfume, wild yeast, very strong nose. Taste:malts, wild yeast, bit of iron /fry in the back. Good to too much carbonation, bitter taste with a sour hint, all in balance. Hmm, this is already an older bottle, had the limited edition before, can?t remember it was so distinct on the wild yeast. Definitely a surprise. But not fully convinced that this is what was wanted for. Odd.
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vicaris Generaal in 75 cl bottles with lactic fermentation. Thick but quickly dissipating, yellowish beige head, pure bronze colour with copper hue, hazy. Complex aroma of walnuts, bitter chocolate, apple, white grapes, sherry, orange peel, wine vinegar, coffee powder. Fruity, sweet onset (pineapple, red apple), tart sour cream and dry sherry effect as in an oud bruin, deep nutty, caramelly, somewhat chocolatey maltiness, light roasted Scotch-like bitterness in the finish as in the regular version, with the drying tartness from the onset and some herbal hop bitterishness. Interesting.
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Clouded orange / red with a lastingoff white head. Aroma is musty tart cherry, with sweet caramel malts. Flavour is musty dusty with a light tart. Palate is effervescent, airy on the tongue. Pretty good.
Jerre (3166) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx to Vincent Dilewyns. Taste dec. ’12. (75cl bottle shared with William) Hazy dark brown color, with beige head. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, malts, woods, bit sourness, caramel.
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear , very dark copper , huge white head
Smell is dry , funky , brett , bit sweet .
Taste is funky , some dark malts , but brett , bit sweet . Light mouthfeel , too much carbo .
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14.
Murky dark orange amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is spice, caramel, dark fruits, dates.
Taste comprises toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds, cake mix, dark malt.
Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok sour, little over carbed.
madmitch76 (21719) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light, mild fine carbonation. Sweetish fruits and floralness. Candy fruits. Touch of violets. Light airy finish. Fine but not special!
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Copper... Massive off white head... Soft funky fruits... Massive funk nose... Sweet fruits.. Light funk... Soft sweet