BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
Amber body with a nice frothy small bubbled head. Aroma is floral with a sour barny smell with sweet caramel malts. Flavour is sweet up front with lots of caramel and then gets bready and yeasty in the middle before settling into a spicy sweet finish. ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2005
25cL bottle from BelgianShop, Best before 4/2/06. Pours a foamy head, 3 fingers and quite plentiful. Light beige-off-white in colore. Beer is a beautiful amber-auburn, clear and brilliant with light bubbles rising. The bottle claims refermentee en bouteille, but there is no sediment. Nonetheless, it certainly seems to be filtered and then bottle conditioned. Would have been nice to have been unfiltered, but oh well. Aroma smells of light floral, and farmy hay-like hops, dry and lightly herbal, with a huge dose of cookies and sweet dough. Lightly peppery, dry, musty, almost tangy-like yeastiness. Flavor shows plenty of the cookies, much like oatmeal raisin meets chocolate chip, with a touch of toasted grains, litght bread dough and a fair amount of flowery, soft hop flavor. Very light bitterness, a helping of peppery/spicy yeast and ending simple, sweet/sugary. Filtration is apparent, though not too much so, as the mouthfeel is still creamy (lightly) with a smattering of tight carbonated bubbles. Drinkable, no alcohol apparency and balanced, though tending quite sweet on the end, especially as it warms. My biggest complaint was a powdered sugar note, rather cheap and artificial that was prevalent on the finish throughout the entire experience. Still, it is well-malted and though you yearn for more hop balance, that is not what the ancient beer style calls for. weepingsuds (223) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle. This beer is exceptional in every way. Excellent pour decent head, lots of lively carbonation. Sweet malt and spice nose. Taste is brilliant with a great sweet aftertaste. TBone (18561) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Bottled 25cl (BB 01/2006)Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
Dark copper color, small brown head. Nose has burned caramel, hops and hints of yeast. Light to medium bodied. Barley, toffee, notes of roasted malts. Dry finish. Sweet tones. Suprisingly a bit similar to Jenlain Ambrée.
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 25 cl) Rumour has it, that this beer is identic to "Saison de Silly" from the same brewery. Dark amber color with a hint of iron. But also plenty of (a bit too much) sweetness. According to the label, this beer has been maturing for several months in the cellar at the castle of Anthisnes. Doesn’t really fit with the fact that this is a label-beer. 310802
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 (Bottled, BBE 10/2006) Slightly hazy, dark amber/copper color with a smallish head. Fruity, perfumy, sweet aroma with toffee, raisins and ketchup hints. Sweetish, slightly cardboardy, herby and very fruity toffee flavor with a spicy, dryish finish. Medium-bodied, slightly thin, sugary but not very sweet palate with slightly lemonadey carbonation. Interesting, but not extremely pleasant, as it has some strange cardboardy sidetaste (or some spice maybe?). Not among the best brews from this great brewery, but still very drinkable. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Unclear amber colored, light tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, raisins and light spices. Very sweet chocolaty flavor with a roasted tone. So sweet and chocolaty it reminds me of a stout. Rather cloying, but a nice and tasty beer! omhper (25956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
Bottled. Hazy copper colour. Roasty and sweet. Medium bodied with clean flavour and soft mouthfeel. malty and discretely flavourful with low hop rate. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Strong, sweet, and very creamy. Complex presentation of flavors, with a hint of wood and nut. Another good beer I tried in France.