vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
31 May 2004 - Intense sweet fruity hop malt aroma with a light hop spice. Dark chocolate brown, small head retention, no lacing with slight cloudiness. Over hopped bitterness with a dry finish. Lingering hop taste with a spicy sweet malt flavour. Finish was a bit fizzy and lighter mouthfeel than I expected. Promises much but lets you down.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ruby with a small thick creamy head. Aroma light malt and a bit of dry liquorice. Flavour is a quick sharp hit of alcohol followed by a slow sweet liquorice flavour. It is a kind of weird beer, if it is according to some old recipe it makes sense as weird ass flavours were considered to heal you.... maybe someone ought to point out that nowadays we don’t believe that so much and balancing the old recipe out flavourwise wouldn’t be a bad idea, of course keeping the old trditions is important but not at the cost of improvement. Most homebrewers do it hehehe.
Choos (660) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was licorice, malt and lightly spicey hops. Appearance is dark brown with a hint of red, slightly cloudy with a smallish head. Flavour was quite like a Delirium Tremens mixed with licorice and carbon. Way too much carbonation. Quite disapointing.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a good looking copper tinge with cream brulee head. There is a small nose with some banana and muscatel grape prsence. This beer starts as over carboated which needs to be left to settle for a while. There is a degree of candi sugar present but there is some problem overall with this beer. I think it could have achieved a lot mosre than it does but with a touch of astringency and over dryness it falls short on a few counts.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, clear, red/amber color with medium, off-white head. Quite mild, caramel-malty aroma with clear anise/licorice hints. Malty, slightly alcoholic and sweet, red-wineous flavor. Medium to full-bodied palate with quite well-balanced (though a bit on the high side) carbonation. An easily drinkable, sweetish and quite full-bodied dubbel.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quite dark, decent head. Typical Huyghe aroma with some dirt and a touch of vomit. Very thin, lacking much flavour (though there was a little bit more there at room temp). No malt, a bit of alcohol. Pretty ordinary.
SilkTork (5361) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. BBE Oct 2004. Dark and malty. Licorice. Chocolate. Some woody notes which are close to oxidisation flavours. Some light sparkle. Drinkable and pleasant, but nothing outstanding. The alcohol begins to make itself felt.
Trappistenbier (52) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed by Huyghe ! Very malt bitter taste which could come close to Stout. Very dark clear color. Foamhead is longlasting and covers the beer completely till the end.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Made by Huyghe. Bottle conditioned. Ruby red-brown, thin off white head and good condition. Like an alcoholic version of those fizzy malt drinks they have on the continent. Powerful malt extract nose with peppery licorice and alcohol. Fruity in the mouth with a little too much sweetness and a roast barley note noticable only in the chalky finish. Like they just added some extra malt extract from a homebrew shop to one of their beers.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber coloured beer with a big, light brown aroma. Malty, slightly sour aroma and taste. There is a bit of burned caramel side taste. Neutral finish.