cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2012
very old rale, found on a bit of paper ... light brown ... soft roast ... nice though this was belgian from bottle but it clearly wasnt, and is clear from the style SamP01 (668) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2012
330ml flip top bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a small quickly fading tan head. Aroma and Taste of dark caramel malt, barley, Belgium yeast, bready, has some raisin and dark dried fruit esters and flavor, some tartness. Palate is a medium body, with mild carbonation lithe some sweet malt and yeast on the tongue. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeasty and bready with some dried dark fruit and mild bitterness. Overall a good drinking brew.
Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
Warum haben die das Bier nur doppelt gemälzt? Das Ergebnis ist viel zu süß geraten, geradezu klebrig. Im Nachgeschmack ist der Hopfen auch viel zu niedrig dosiert, um daran noch etwas zu verbessern. Nee, dann lieber doppelt gehopftes Christoffel.
Test vom 24.5.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,8,6,6,10,6 - 6,80
Mariusz (12080) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
Copper colour with an off white head. Moderate caramel aroma. Medium sweet malty flavour with some roasty notes. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
The taste is alcoholic-sweet-fruity, a bit malty, a bit plum and mild. In the aftertaste it is a bit bitter. 10/11/11/11/12/11
reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
500ml swingtop bottle pours a reddish brown color with a 2 finger light beige head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is caramel with some cereal grains and some light roasted notes. Taste is malty sweet with some dark fruits present and has a light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation providing a nice mouthfeel. A very nice dark lager style brew which was quite tasty. scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured a very dark brown color with a slight red tint. Almost no head. Aroma has lots of dark fruits. Figs, plums, raisins, and grapes. Taste is a little strange. There is a slightly acidic feel to the body. A bit dry with lots of grape flavors towards the finish. Slightly sour in the middle with more fruity flavors. Finish has some syrup and brown sugar. Overall pretty interesting. BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Brown flip-top bottle, best before June 2011, drank and reviewed 7 Jan 2011.
Poured into a Duvel glass.
The body was a murky red/brown colour, more red than brown. The tan/cream coloured head was impressive for 20 seconds, it then began to fade away to leave a collar and some wisps within a minute, what a pity, my only fault.
Molasses and toffee apples were the smells I got, along with a mini-sourness, like cooking apples boiled without sugar.
The toffee and malty molasses dominate the taste, semi-sweet with a morsel citrus/hop bitterness in the background.
The bite was good, well carbonated without being at all gaseous or fizzy. The best beer of this type I’ve had so far. That includes Andechser Dunkel.
Impressed from start to finish (apart from the head fade).
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
Red brown color with average size white head. Caramel aroma. Caramel flavor with alcohol finish. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours ruby/brown with a thin, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and light grainy malts with a little toffee and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Smoother texture than most of this style. A decent beer.