oobawa (1804) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Tasty abbey ale, a nice mix of fruity yeast and deep brown malt flavors with a spicy, dry back end. Notes of toffee, caramel, and candi sugar sit on top of red apple, fig, and date, with hints of wood and leather deep underneath. Yeasty fade yields to a spicy hop bitterness. Pours a lovely red-brown with a massive beige head and ample lace. Nose is applesauce, dates and toast. Sparkly pour is a tad spiky but manageable. Good beer. superspak (6108) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2016 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, melon, pear, apple, date, orange zest, peppercorn, light banana/clove, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, melon, pear, apple, date, orange zest, peppercorn, light banana/clove, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness, and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, melon, pear, apple, date, orange zest, peppercorn, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness, increasing through the glass. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian dark ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Highly complex with perfectly balanced yeast/malt flavors. Never overly prickly/foamy from the high carbonation. A highly enjoyable offering. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2017
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Some caramel, fruits, sweetenss, spice. Flavour. Caramel, syrup, fruits, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and caramelly. Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 29, 2017
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruits, and straw, leading to a dry finish. Desverger (13193) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
- Amber pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty, some casting sugar and caramel sweetness, dried fruit, hoppy backing, some spice notes into the close.
Bottle at yespr. brnandersen (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
Hazy amber colored with a huge off-white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, caramel, hops barnyard.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of ho.
Sample from 75 cl bottle. Hazy, dark amber colour with a fluffy white head. Fruity aroma with caramel malts and yeasts. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and fruity. Borup (15563) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
75 cl. bottle. A hazy dark amber coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, spice, fruit, hops, citrus and caramel. yespr (48207) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight herbal fruity, bitter, toasted malty and slight csramelish. Bitter and toasted finish. jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Hazy light amber with a thick, off-white head, fully lasting. Aroma of caramel, toasted bread, citrus, pear, plum, strawberry, mustiness, herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of fruity esters, light mustiness, toasted grain, cherry, citrus. The early sweetness takes a light bitter turn in the finish. Have to think the hops have lost some of their oomph (2016 bottle). Still a pleasure to drink. Clean and full of flavor.