fonefan (49548) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Bottle. Dark amber color with a nice head, very complex flavors. Hints of different spices and fruits. One of my favorite beers. Great beer.
Vintage 2001. Dark amber color with a nice head, very complex flavors. Hints of different spices, alcohol and fruits. yespr (45709) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
RB #1000 in 2007 and one of my first belgians finally to be put on as a rating. 33 cL bottle. Pours deep slight muddy brown with a light brown and creamy head. Malty, raisin, caramel and toffee sweet aroma. Malty sweet flavour with dried fruit notes. Warming alcohol feel without any alcohol flavour as such, well hidden. Complex beer yet accessible palate. Malty to slight bitter finish with warming alcohol finish. Ungstrup (37862) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2002
A dark brown beer with a good head. It has an aroma of fruit and yeast. The flavor is sweet and that of fruits. It tickles the tongue with the high alcohol content - but doesn’t taste of alcohol. It has almost no bitterness. Definately one of the greatest beers in the world. joergen (28387) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Redbrown colour with beige head.
Disappointing aroma dominated by yeast and spices.
Sweet but watery flavour with notes of fruit and spices.
I must admit, I prefer the trappist beers from Westvleteren, Rochefort and Achel. anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle 2006. Pours a dark hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty spicy, yeasty aroma. Some hints of drak fruits. Smooth malty yeasty spicy flavor. With dark fruits. Long fruity and spicy finish.
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orangeish colour eith beige bubbly head. Sweet toffeeish plummy aroma with hints of licorace. Sweet sugary and caramelly flavour with hints of licorace. Alcohol grows a bit in the finish. omhper (25246) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
Darkish brown. Pours thick. Fruity nose. Very malty, velvetty mouthfeel, some butterscotch and toffee. Late bittterness. Complex. Travlr (25188) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Dark muddy brown with tan head. Aroma of sugar, malt and bread. Dark fruit in the initial taste, then caramel and cinnamon. Mildly bitter finish.
Also tasted as Grand Reserve, methusela 25 of 25, on 17 August 2009, Birreria Paradiso. No discernable difference. Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 75 & 33 cl) Vintage 1992. Reddish dark, hazy and impure with a tall head. Very full-bodied with a warming but never cloying alcohol - actually, it doesn’t really appear that strong. Chocolatey and spicy - perhaps even a bit peppery? I cannot really taste the difference between the "Bleu" in small bottles and the "Grande Reserve" in the big, but try sampling different vintages at "Kulminator" in Antwerp - it’s a great experience. 201193 madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017
2nd May 2010
Hazy dark red-brown beer. Frothy off white head. Light airy palate, soft and frothy. Rich malt with a little chocolate in the undertone and a splash of coca cola. Finishes soft and dry with a whisper of brandy and spice. A classic brew for good reasons.
21st February 2008
A 1982 bottle. Slightly flat palate. Nice Porty tones over a malty background that bring subtle chocolate. Nicely aged.