ekstedt (5076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Shady copper, medium beige head. Caramelly, sugary, spicy. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness. Pretty cloying.
bièregourmet (28) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl @ brewpub ’t Gaverhopke. After six beers is difficult to rate this, sure not one of my favourite from their range. These guys know how to brew, but this beer is very sweet, probably because the licorice roots have put a strong sweetness. Colour is amber-brown, white foam. Aroma is red fruits, grapes, caramel, spices, sugar. Taste is ore complex with candy sugar, caramel, red fruits, almond, esters, a touch of sweet wine, grapes and herbal hops in the end.
JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellowish-cream head, fast reduced to rim over hazy cola-coloured beer. Sweet smell; dark, but sweetened bread, as well as a spice I can’t place (halfway between coriander and rosemary, with some liquorice thrown into). Also the smell from the green of carrots. Very sweet-spiced, with a light roasted toffee touch. Solidified, a slice would do well with the X-mas cheese platter, but a full loaf, sorry, bottle is really tough. Medium bodied at least, slick; even cloying into the aftertaste; Well-carbonated. I hazard the strong language on the label must make this beer?
Beerlover_Ben (5) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber. Little head that stays. Sweet herbal mouthfeel, full bodied. Bit boozy. Tones of liquorice
BoBoChamp (4986) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive Italian brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly alcoholic, not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice Winter brew