gringoroll (62) - viña del mar, CHILE - APR 16, 2013 johnnygm (55) - Santiago, - JAN 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber and nice head. Aroma not too strong, and slightly citrous. On palate felt contaminated, and was very difficult to find any specific flavors. By the end some sweet notes and some toasted appeared, but it needs a lot of work before it becomes a trappist beer. It’s still a below-average experiment from a microbrewery. I really hope they can improve it.
Poured a deep amber, almost brown but not quite. Oder of malts and fruitiness but overpowered by a slight citrus not that doesn’t match this beer should smell like. Sweet flavor that respects the norm of other Belgian strong ales I have tried but lacks in both complexity and strength. A very slight note of sour in the mouth. Fairly full bodied, a bit sticky, soft carbonation with a average finish. Good beer all in all, but a Belgian strong is a big legacy to live up to.... Arve_Christian (5208) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
On bottle from Jumbo Costanera, Santiago.
Copenhagen color, ok foam- some sediments .aromas of malt, fruit, dried fruit, orange, light honey notes- ok yeast influence .
Medium body & complexity.
Immediate sweetness, ok balance.
Enjoyable, but a bit out of style, as usual in Chile surplus of malt solidfunk (9191) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2011
A big head of foam off the pour on this. There are hints of a strong beer in the making here, but it needs a little work - about another 100 years if it means to catch up with trappist tradition... Nonetheless a good effort, notes of bitter and florals, a touch too sour. Panzerfaust (859) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a very persistent creamy white head.
Aroma is confusing, though. I can’t feel the belgian character at all but a defectuous citrusy note that eats all the supposed fruitiness and maltiness.
Flavor is sweet and malty but with an infected tartness in the finish. It’s impossible to evaluate this beer without considering this infection. Sometimes the high amounts of sweet malts win the battle but with lots of casualties.
Big body and good alcoholic presence. Cervecería Abad needs more quality control.