Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Dark brown color, nice dark red glow coming through, full sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some sweetness, lightly dry texture, some hints of wood but you’ll have to search for it. Alcohol detectable, though not really offensive. Decent. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a big beige lacy head. Burnt sugar, woody and malty aroma. Burnt notes, alcohol, malty and some fruity flavour. goozen (4056) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at ZBF’13, Leuven: Dark brown coloured brew with fine bitter taste and hints of chocolate. madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
22nd June 2012fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Hazy red - brown beer. Pale tan - cream coloured head. Smooth dry palate, a little airy. Mild toffee malt with a whisper of chocolate. Aniseed spice. Subtle coca cola and Dr Pepper. Finishes spicy and dry with mild malt cream and more aniseed. Not bad but the alcohol is obvious.
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lembeek (143) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
Cloudy dark amber color with generous head. The aroma is a bit breadish, with some berries, then some yeast. It’s wildly carbonated, any malt flavor is covered by a stronger liquorice flavor; ordinary bitterness.
Not classically Belgian. Not in my chords.
Colore mogano con riflessi ramati. Schiuma abbondante, ma evanescente. Aroma di malti tostati, cioccolato, spezie e note fruttate. Gusto dolce di malto, caramello, cioccolato, con qualche nota vinosa. Stancante! rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, glue, plums and figs, esters, spicy notes, cinnamon, milky notes. Fruity flavor, alcohol, banana, spices, metal notes, plums, dark bread. A bit too boozy, that kind of kills the rest of the beer. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with a thin off-white collar that quickly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Heavily spiced aroma with subtle malt sweetness and faint dark fruit notes. Peppery with cinnamon and candy sugar followed by caramel malt, subtle earthy hops and vinous fruit.
Lighter bodied than expected with soft carbonation and a decent balance of sweet malt, estery dark fruit notes, zesty spice and sweet booze. Slightly syrupy/medicinal with hints of grape, date and raisin followed by candy sugar, pepper and clove. As it warms, some sweet caramel malt and toffee flavor comes out but it’s dominated by the dark fruit and heavy spices. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Koelschtrinker (20392) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Date: January 16, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, pillowy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, sweet fruity esters, light chocolate, touch of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Sehr prickelnder Antrunk, wenig aromatisch, viel zu mild. So bleibt es auch, keine Aromen entwickeln sich, das Bier bleibt auf der untersten Stufe des Möglichen. Wenig säuerlich. Langweilig! 9/8/8/7//8