rand (1660) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 33 cl de chez Grain d’Orge à Neuchâtel (CH). Brune-rouge foncée à parfum de malt grillé, chocolat, café, épices. Goût riche de caramel, malt grillé. Touches soyeuses d’épices, de fruité (noix, raisin), de terre, chocolat, absinthe. Bel équilibre fruité-alcool. L’arrière-goût est long, poivré, avec une délicate amertume et riche d’alcool. De loin la meilleure du genre en Suisse.
Embrouille (2844) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a lot bov for this beer! Bottled 33cl. It pours a hazy nut brown beer with a huge head. Coconut, cinnamon and fennel accompanied by roasted malt in both nose and taste. Peppery. Some exotic fruits sneaking in. More roasted malt showing up with the swallow. Full bodied. Some lacework. Nice bitterness. Dry finish with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, aniseed and pepper.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of bov. Pours brown with a thin dissipating off white head. Smells fruity with some nice spicy undertones. Taste yields chocolate, some spice, hints of caramel, some anise, hints of sugar, some nuts. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is peppery with some hints of chocolate.
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 11/2008)
Muddy nut brown, small creamy brownish head. Perfumic nose with hints of fudge and nuts. Flavor has some bitter hops, sweetish maltyness and some sourness. Ok balanced, Belgi-style flavor. Hoppyness in the aftertaste. Some sourness indicates that bottle might has been a bit infected too.
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Ruby red colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is malts, earth and hops. Flavour is malts, some hops and a bit of mild caramel. More an earthy brune than a sweet one. Also some spices as it warms up.
omhper (24616) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks Bov! Reddish amber, firm rich head. Aroma of orange marmlelade. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Almondy yeast character that goes well with the orange and flowery hops. Some pleasing late bitterness. Another good new Swiss microbrew!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy reddish brown colour, topped with thich beige foam. Nuts, forest, menthol, caramel and roasted malts in the aroma. Full flavour of yeast, almond, raisin and fudge in the flavour. Full to medium bodied. Spices, yeast and berries in the long aftertaste.
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Beautiful beer, with a dark brown color and a generous creamy head. The aroma is light but very nice, mixing some caramel and roasted malt, perfumy; there is also a hint of cereals, hay, milk chocolate. Goody body structure, with velvety texture; well balanced flavor, sweet, with malt, caramel and delicate roasted malt, also some light spices. The roasted malt rises towards the final, with the hops. Balanced and very pleasant.
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Pascal Sauser and Laurent Mousson - cloudy dark brown colour with a little persistent beige head; aroma of cocoa, chocolate and cream; creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied, some initial sweetness followed by a solid bitterness; some residual sugars in a long bitter, chocolatey and slightly spicy finish - balanced and wonderful !