Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
In short: A super sweet 15% burgundy fruity beer. Relatively easy to drink monster, excellent for what it iserickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2012
How: Bottle 50cl, consumed relatively fresh, almost 4 years before expiration date
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a small beige head
In long: Uber-rich toffee and dark fruits nose, this beer smells like a million calories. Also present in the aroma were some less pleasant paper notes. Taste is caramel, toffee, dried dark color fruits, figs, bubblegum. There is also a liquorice flavor but not like typical beer liquorice flavor, actually the liquorice flavor was like a liquorice alcohol such as Sambucca or something like that. What’s surprising about this beer is that is doesn’t taste as sweet as expected. It’s still sweet but there’s something about the tobacco-ish hops and paper off-flavor that seem to suck away the sweetness. Anyway I thought it was actually quite easy to drink for a 15% monster of a beer. Certainly not a great Abt (this is far from a classic abbey style Abt) but as a big fruity sipper I thought this was excellent. I’m usually not a fan a big monster beer but I can sometimes stray away and indulge in such a beer, I’m sure that even the cute Tony the Tiger occasionally puts the Frosted Flakes aside and rips apart a gazelle for dinner.
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Deep black body with creamy tan head. Apple juice, maple syrup, fennel, cloves, dark caramel, some smoke, honey cereal and rye bread. Lots going on and lots of good stuff, luckily. Super rich taste, light burned at first, with a sweet, raisin-y sweetness in the middle and a long, developed aftertaste. Good amount of warming alcohol and an oily texture that leaves a film of goodness. This can totally compete with the classic Belgians with their long history. The well-carbonated palate and velvety, fruity sweetness make this a world class brew. Clearly a knowledgeable and focused brewer at work. There, a Malus Pater review without mentioning the church once. Ah... damn. (50cl bottle, 7,20 EUR, unfortunately) (Rating re-indexed) DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2011
Love the bottle art. As soon as i saw it, i just had to try it. Very nice beer also. It’s not really unique, but it is balanced. Holmen1 (5874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Dette er snop, sier dr Melberg denne fine maikvelden på Mandag i annen. Og den er sannelig lett å helle innpå, farlig lett for omdreiningshastigheten. Vi skåler for en tam dag på jobben i morgen! skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, anice, raisinsmainly. Dark brown, almost stout black coloured beer with a medium, lasting, beige head. The taste is sweet, has raisins, anice/liquorice, caramel malts. Medium - full bodied beer. Very drinkeable.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2010
50cl, new Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet expensive! Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2010
Draught at Lord Nelson, courtesy of and shared with Papsoe (thanks!), Blackish colour, tanish head... the light here really isn’t brilliant for rating appearance. Sweet malty fruity nose, figs, sticky but in a good way, some grain, maybe weak honey. Nice balanced sweet malty taste, rosehip jam notes, the alcohol isn’t there much in the taste but this is certainly warming. Not the type of beer I’d immediately call my favorite, but it really is a sublime thing that grows on you. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle from Høkeren, Copenhagen. The body of this sinner’s beer is deep and murky brown, corresponding perfectly to a sinful soul. The aroma gives of dark malts, hints of licorice and raisins, but comes across as a tad bit faint all in all. Taste is however much more solid - a staple quad: dark malts, raisins, figs and dark candy sugars. Well-made but not outstanding in the genre, Malus Pater scores mostly (in my book) on the fantastically burlesque and humorous label, depicting some malevolent priest engaged in "extracurricular activities" with what appears to be a perhaps an altar boy. Wielding a beer from Beer Here in his hand, of course. Was this brew meant as a comment to the recent unraveling of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church? Perhaps. I liked it, anyhow. :-) Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma complex of malt, spices and fruit. Flavor with caramel, esters and hops. charlotte (5387) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle.Dark brownish colour with almost no head.Aroma is fruity and malty.Flavor most like dried fruits and with vinious mouthfeels,sweet berrie note and some carbonation.