Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted as Zonderik Dubbel Donker, since 2009. Light beige, creamy head over a dark bronze, misty beer. Aroma of nutty malts, liquorice, coriander, bitter chocolate, cloves, candied dates, some DMS. Dryish taste, nutty maltiness, strong carbo, lots of coriander, creamy finish with some solvents and some roasted bitterness, as well as a late and brief herbal hoppiness.
Kr1zz (137) - - SEP 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Marlou Zonhoven.
Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate, candy sugar, spices, malty.
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle At Barely Legal Tasting Room . Note ; Previously rated mistakingly under the blonde variation . Moved rating 1 month after , when I finally realized this .
Pours dark brown , with a bordeaux glow. good yet fast fading white head .
Smell is dark malts, bit sweet , complex, earthy ,
Taste is bit bitter, some sweetness . interesting flavors in the back ( would have liked them more up front ) like dark fruits, hop bitter ( the bitterness that dominates the taste is not really hoppy per se ) an almost chocolaty finish- yet not completely . The taste is a bit comparable to chocolate, but it is different . Maybe one of those descibed ingredients that I dont really know ?
Ok to nice beer . bit ordinary cause the special tastes are way to much hidden in the back .
MarcoDL (2341) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Belgian brown beer. Yeasty and quite malty, with the usual fruits and herbs. It’s nice and enjoyable, but far from original.
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light sweet malty aroma,golden, clear, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light sweet and light alcoholic finish.
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting.Sweet aroma, notes of hazelnuts. Flavor starts heavy sweet, light chocolate, more nuts and perhaps vanilla. Creamy texture.
gaga1 (11) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma is fresh, with some chocolate and spices. The taste has some dark chocolate with nutes.
eManu (457) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Thanks to Gunther Bench. Pours a dark mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of caramelize malts, dry dark fruits, with hints of hops. Taste of caramel malts, brown sugars, coffee, herbs, earthy. Sweet and light bitterness. Medium carbonation, with long lasting taste. With strong caramel and coffee taste finish. Very nice brew, very tasty.
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 04/09/2014. Dark brown, slight ruby hue, small off-white head. Sweet caramel, thick dark fruits, candy sugar, slight liquorish, sweet spices, very sweet, liquid brown sugar caramel malts smell overall. Taste is dried dark fruits, cocoa powder & chocolate, very sweet caramel & toffee malts, light coffee & oodles of melted candy sugar, Oily, caramel malts but not thick or anything mouthfeel. Makes me think more of a light Barley Wine than a BSDA. This should be rated higher & better known, really good stuff.
Sten (670) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and a little bit alcoholic. Flavour is sweet and chocolate. Nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)