Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
Another gift from Silktork. I'll echo his sentiments on this brew. Way too watery, lacked the complexity of other Belgian brown ales. Sort of a vegetable and vanilla flavor that lingered. Just not a great beer ... with a strange nutrasweet aftertaste. JorisPPattyn (10121) - BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2003
Very dark brown. Brown head, creamy, not very stable. Nose of brown sugar and mocca. Taste is expressly liquorice and malt sugar, maybe again some mocca. Seems poorly attenuated. Watery mouthfeel, despite the malt. Aftertaste = liquorice. it is strange. Northern France is riddled with good bière de garde producers. The two topmost famous (Bénifontaine and la Choulette) brew piss-poor examples, yet everybody seems to swear by them. RichardGretton (4862) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2003
Black beer in appearance, similar to a porter. The aroma is very wine orientated whereas the flavour is lightly bitter with malt and coffee elements. A reasonable beer, better than I was expecting. leaparsons (10865) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2002
Inferior to the great Belgian brunes this is merely OK. ................... SilkTork (5925) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2002
Watery with just a hint of damp mould.......................................
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 30, 2001
very dark brown colour, few head, liquorice and caramel, oily, full, sweet and slightly sour, the aftertaste is long but a little bit disgusting while finishing the bottle