jookos (2375) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown mahogany, a gusher. Dark candi sugar, ripe old, slightly leathery, fruits (plums etc), hazelnuts and a strangely buttery belgy-yeastyness on nose. Smooth, well carbonated body. Soothing, flavourful, long. Lots of hazelnuttyness, a bit of darker roasted malts. Feels quite light actually on the palate, easy to drink. Overall quite a nice effort. The overly rich carbonation could be cut down on, but I’m guessing it’s probably not intentional anyway.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle shared with Kraddel on the train ride to Borefts 2013. BBF 07/11/2013. Drank straight from the bottle, procured from Willems. High carb. soy, slight smoke even, way more restrained than the porter but does remind me a little bit of that beer. Also getting sweet malt & thick brown sugar, high spices, some roast, caramel & serious dark bread. Pretty character-full & interesting dubbel. Nice brew, Viven is good stuff.
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thnx to 77ships
Taste is sweet , bit earthy
Not nearly as good as their others
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bodied with frothy head. Roasted malts, fig, bit woody, candy. Decent bruin. Light foamy mouth feel, bitter, roasted, very nice. Better than I expected. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)
psilosophy (498) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur brune profonde et opaque. Mousse abondante de très belle tenue. Des arômes de caramel et aussi des fruits sec du genre pruneaux. Le goût n’est pas excessivement prononcé, c’est doux et subtil, à l’instar de la carbonnation qui est assez moelleuse. trouvée à Roby - Menin.
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red amber, small frothy tan head. Nose is overripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, malt. Taste is fruity, caramel notes, malt. Finish is somewhat dry, floral hops, some bitterness. Lingering fruit and caramel in the aftertaste. Thin to medium palate, prickly carbonation, watery to oily palate.
mile (3038) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, some caramel and light bread, light dark fruitiness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light dark fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light bread, some alcohol. Quite typical dubbel, lacks character.
caesar (5217) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, BB 05-02-14, large sample. Clear ruby color, medium frothy light brown head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, lots of caramel, hint of dark bread, Poperinge hops which give a hint of melon and pear. Taste has some sweetness, caramel again, medium dry, quite high on carbonation. Although it’s only 6% it does give some sense of alcohol. Finish is a bit thin and watery, that’s disappointing actually. Quite typical belgian double styled beer.
vipinvelp (2251) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark ruby with light brown lasting foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is caramel dominated, some herbs. Taste is not too sweet caramel, some pepper. (Velp 201308)
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circinus (218) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl from Systembolaget. Brown with reddish hints, beige very thin head. Figs, dates, brown sugar, raisins, cake, red apples. Quite sweet. A hint of warmth. Medium body, average carbonation, long finish. It’s quite nice and interesting.