BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2008
33cl, alias Brunehaut Tradition, from Geers Oostakker, easy to drink, hazy, good head, nice brew, balanced Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Artisanal Wallonian ’spéciale belge’, the classic, almost standardized genre of Belgian amber ales. Yellowish white, irregular, sticky, stable foam, ’real’ deep amber colour, almost copper, misty. Aroma of freshly cut apples, banana, grapefruit, walnuts, caramel, liquorice, cinnamon, leather and a faint smokey accent. Crispy fruity taste, citrussy, caramel malts, in the middle strongly nutty like a pale ale, light smokiness, finishing in a herbal, medium long hop bitterness. Now this is what a traditional spéciale belge should taste like - the great (commercial) icon Palm Spéciale can even learn from it. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty with caramel notes, some light bread y tones, a bit bitter and some lighter sweet fruit esters but a bitter finish. Nice session ale. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle. Hazy red copper with a medium off-white head. Malty, even buttery, caramel aroma. Malty flavours, some spices. Well-carbonated. Well-made, but not terribly exciting.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2006
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured. Very yeasty and fruity aroma. Very sweet favour with lots of fruits and some yeastiness. Bland. Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2008
0.33 l bottle. Hazy amber color. Vanilla, bouillon, solvent, candy and lemon in the aroma. Yeasty and candyish flavor with vanilla. Fruity-bitter and yeasty finish. Unpleasantly yeasty. jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
Bottled. Aroma of nice strong hops and apple. Amber color, beige head, few lace. Light sweet, hoppy, peppery, bit of iron. Sparkling, medium body, light dry. Complex, well hopped but still it gave me an amateuristic feeling. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle: Poured an orange amber with a off white color head. Aroma is caramel and malts, slight roastedness. Taste is a slight burnt malt with sweet caramel and a slight metal bite. OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2008
330 ml bottle. Fluffy medium-sized white head. Foggy, well carbonated brownish amber body. Crisp fruits and caramellish malts in the aroma. Notes of mild spices and yeast. Taste is dry malts with light acidic fruit tones. Supported by more mild spices along with some quite stale bittering hops. Body is a bit underweight, but the beer goes well down though...