BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 15cl tasting at ZBF’11 from a 33cl bottle
Pours a dark red color with a beige head.
Aroma of slight vinegar sourness in the begin evolving to a cacao, espresso aroma. Taste is sour at first immediately followed by a roasted malt flavor that proceeds to a dry espresso finish.
A decent balanced brew.
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, dense beige head over fully hazy mahogany beer. Dry-woody aromatic nose, dry bark spices. Spicey taste, even medicinal, and strange herbs. Further more wood, and some hints at both alcohol and wheat. Retronasal I get hazelnut oil. More sweet than bitter, but warming up, it develops an outspoken sourish, lactic streak that keeps growing. Medium bodied at least, quite slick and CO²-champenoise feel. Bit seriously spice beer; but totally different from the habitual Glühwein spices. Better than homebrew, but the sourness worries me.
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Yesterday @ taste evening with Bles, Zottegem.
Hazy darkamber color, beige head.
Aroma nuts, sour.
Taste: infected, sour.
Next time better ?
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, with hazelnuts, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, slightly sour, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, nice Winter brew