FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (de la becasse, Brussels)
5+ Slightly emasculated dark grainy aroma.
4 Deep orange, small head
5 Slightly weetabixy retronasals. Again emasculated, but clearly roasted grains and a hint of husky hops.
2+ Watery palate, crisp carbonation. Finish dull husky grains.
12 Above scores seem a bit harsh, this is a very drinkable simple dark ale.
DeanF (1687) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah, just like old times.... a 250ml bottle, extremely cheap, but from a good Parisian source. It pours average, a modest head and a modest light gold body; it smells of grains, fruitiness, and some hops. The taste is a murky bundle of wet grain, wet grass, rice; it has a smooth mouthfeel. It works, it’s nice, and very earthy like a bière de garde.
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
250 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts water some spices taste malts water some spices and hops
Yves (2170) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber coloured beer with medium white and lots of carbonation. Nice spicy, granny aroma with some malty touches. Medium palate, slighly sparkling. Finish is bitter roasted ending a bit dry, nicely soft balanced finish.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild aroma, some sweetness but not much. After taste has wheat, while bottle lable had mark up of corn instead of wheat. Ok beer.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.
drpimento (2210) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a huge foamy, frothy, off white head that mostly disappears and light wisps of frothy lace. Color is a medium to darker amber. Aroma is malty, cereal, and a little hop. Flavor is the same, but more sweet and the flavor shredded wheat. Good body and strong carbonation. Sweet bitter finish. Drinkable. Not bad.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Belgan Cafe, Ramsgate.
Clean golden brown colour with a thin white head. Faint pepper and spice with some obvious Belgian yeasty notes. A hint of cardboard initially settling down to some fairly bland bitterness. Nothing special but clean and drinkable all the same.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18th May 2008. Amber ale. Perfectly drinkable but characterless. Dry finish with a faint hint of banana.
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
oldie but a goodie.
pours amber, thick white head.
aroma is hoppy, yeasty with some light floral notes.
taste, hoppy, light bitterness with some tobacco leaves mouthfeel.
Finish becomes a little maltier as the beer warms up.