TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber, with a beige head.
Malty aroma, caramel, toffee, spice, orange peel, hops.
Semi-sweet, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Quite malty taste, caramel, toffee, chocolate, hops, fudge, ashes, nuts, slightly oxidized?
SaintMatty (4495) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels) - Copper coloured with a foamy head. Fruity, floral and malty aroma with notes of spice and dried fruit. Fruity and spicy taste with notes of Christmas cake, roasted malt, dried fruit and pomerans. Refreshing.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy copper, solid yellowish head. Cellar nose with hints of metal. Some biscuit and hints of butter, still bitter, caramel flavours. Christmas does not last till May, appearantly.
Prokroustis (668) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body, smooth off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, brown sugar, melon, licorice, some spices. Bittersweet flavour that is malty with some chocolate, caramel and brown sugar and hoppy with a nice balanced bitter note with grapefruit. Another very good beer from De La Senne.
BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taken in the lovely old bar ’Morte Subite’ Brussels during Dec 2011. This is a great beer to ’people watch’ with on a cold Belgian afternoon. On tap.
Looked good in its glass, a hazy dull brown body with a full biege head above.
The nose was a good mix of maltiness, fruit cake and spices, a Christmas feel to it I suppose.
The taste was simular to the smell, but with a yeast flavour coming through the malts, some hop bitterness towards the end of the sip as well.
Pleasant more than wonderful, thought it a bit lively, so slightly over carbonated for my taste perhaps.
armando629 (2370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Poechenellekelder.
Deep amber-brown beer with a huge foamy tan head. Yeast rules the aroma, caramel and toffee in the background, some hops. Medium body, nice spicey-fruity flavor, the hop bits in the finish.
gEUS (872) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - pours deep amber with orange hints and an eggshell head. Nose reveals some nuttmeg, some cinnamon, clove - very spicy (nice), caramel. Mouthfeel is sweet in the beginning, going smoothly to a bitter finish and even some smokiness in the aftertaste. Taste is again full of herbs and spices. Nice
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with touch of red that is almost opaque with particulate yeast floating about. Medium head that sustains itself leaving little lacing behind. Dark roasted malts with some woody notes. Prominent herbal and grassy hops. Moderately bitter up front and consistent throughout with a very long. Medium body with Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish. This is very different from what I’ve had before. Very good.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at State Line in Elkton, MD. Served in a De La Senne tulip.
Pours a moderate caramel color with a light tan head and some good lacing. The nose carries some nice yeast tones with a bit of spice and fruit and some additional light spice in the background. The flavor falls along the same lines and is fairly well-integrated with everything going on, including the malt. Medium body with good carbonation and a slight chewiness. Good brew.
altonbrownd (4582) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark caramel body with puffy head. Nose of caramel, malts and some nice spices. Taste is warm, spiky and spicy. Nice smooth texture to it. Enjoyable.