MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-A sturdy sheet of foam covers the transparent auburn.
-Toasted malts form a simple aroma.
-The sweet, juicy fruitiness of peaches, raisins, and cantaloups are ably paired with the bready, toasted malts.
-The comfortable effervescence renders drinkability, as the healthy maltiness is never too thin.
What if you dig deeper?
-It finishes very smoothly, a careful fading of the aforementioned maltiness.
-The hop bitterness mentioned in the commercial description doesn’t even reach the realm of afterthoughts.
-The fruitiness might have been helped by coriander here, but it isn’t obvious.
-This is a very humble, well-brewed Belgian amber ale, for which there is nothing much to say; I have no idea why this is such a small bottle though (25cl.)
Bottle; best before 04/04/2007.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:light wet dog aroma,light malt...
Appearance:clear amber,light head..
Flavor:caramel,salt-pepper flavor,not bad...
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, with a beige head, but falling quickly, the nose is one of sweet earthy grainy toasted malt, with a caramel note, and a peaty bog accent, and a fruity raisiny aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet fruity malty character, with a raisiny, peatyish note, caramel and toffeeish accents, leading towards a malty fruity finish.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel and honey notes to the lightly salty and fruity aroma. Clear, deep, amber-copper coloured body is topped by a decent, large bubbled, off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some very nice lacing. Round caramel flavour is fairly short lived with a sweetness that lingers on the tongue. There’s a light touch of toastiness followed by doughy yeast and banana fruitiness with a light bitterness. Medium body with soft texture and moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Bičropholie, Sep-06).
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ll thrink this on terras at Yerseke self. Amber colour, yellow head, over clear caramel-coloured beer. Sweet nose, honey ?, malty. Sweet taste. Medium body. Not bad, whatever, it’s drinkable but not a great beer.
JorisPPattyn (8434) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small, but thick yellow head, over clear caramel-coloured beer. Very sweet-caramelly nose, (over)ripe bananas, honey, malty. Taste is less sweet than the nose. Still some caramel in it. Malty taste, bit dull, not much going on. Toasted finish. Medium bodied, bit burnt feeling, very timid all the same. Oh well. Whatever, if no real cider or lambic available - I’ll have a Chablis with the mussels, please.
What’s the difference with the Bruegel Amber, exactly?
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Hopdog for this rare beer. Sampled at Hopdogs basement bar. Pours a deep gold, slight haze (bottom of the bottle?) with a thin head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is of sweet bready malt with light caramel, very slight herbal hops, and a spicy phenols. Slightly stale malt taste, lightly bready, and borderline astringent. Tasted a bit old. Something unique about this beer that I couldnt put my finger on. Decent.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle. Poured a medium and clear orange color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, a little musty, and lightly fruity. Tastes of sweet apples, light yeast and I also got a light orange peel in it. Thinner and somewhat watery body.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma of yeast, a bi t musty with some fruitiness. Flavor was a little more fruity also picking up more of the yeast and a little on the thin side.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Esplanade Bier Markt. Pours a very cloudy dark amber with a small lasting off-white head. Very carbonated. Slightly salty aroma of sweet malt, white wine, fruit and yeast. Flavour of yeast, sweet malt and fruit -- almost like a carbonated fruit drink but slightly salty and with spices. I didn’t detect any of the hops the description mentions. Medium bodied. This beer was nothing at all like what I expected it to be, I didn’t love it but it was pleasant enough.