tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
Enticing aroma of brown malts and sweet candi sugar with gentle spice and yeast notes... Almost like a mild Noel. Clear brown with fine tan head that recedes slowly to cover. Heavy malt flavours float on soft, small-bubbled carbonation. Full-flavoured with not even a trace of alcohol apparent. Long, sweet, fruity and spicy finish manages to never be cloying. Flavours remain distinct yet counterpoint each other very well. Soft palate and medium body with moderate carbonation. A very elegant treat and a wonderful surprise. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
1cm beige head over a deep dark brown body. Aroma is quite inviting and compelx, almost unexpected. Aromas of yeast, anise, cocoa, powder sugar, spices.. lots of malt in there for a Belgian. Quite flavourful, coffee tones on the tongue. 9% is almost transparent. Spicy bitter finish (cloves, Christmas spice). Fitting medium body, moderately high carbonation. Great take on the style! Ungstrup (38381) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
A red-brown beer with a huge beige lazing head. The aroma is sweet caramel with notes of coriander. The flavor is of alcohol, caramel, and prunes with lemon-soda in the background and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is very soft. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2004
Dark yellow-brown head, creamy; dark brown, clear beer, with deep ruby shine. Vanilla, marzipan, glue, bit woody - general nasal impression of burnt, bitter-caramel malt with overlying sweetness. Taste fully confirms the nose: harsh bitter woody flavours with overlying sweetness. The sweetness masks that the roasted, bitter tastes even have a bilous character. Full-bodied, slick mouthfeel. Slight alcoholburn. Aftertaste again gives this marzipan aroma - this time obviously made from bitter almonds. Awful beer -I cannot understand people really like this. So harsh, unrefined, unbalanced... Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
The beer after its defection from the 330ml brown bottle sets up its temporary residence in my glass a luminous deep ruby red with a portly light tan frothy head, and after its erosion, the resultant lace forms a thin skirt to surround the glass. Nose is loaded with the aroma of over ripe fruit, plums comes to mind, sweet malt and a molasses like tone with some peat and smoke a complex nose to say the least, the start is sweet and thick with malt the top is middling in its feel. Finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops pertinent to the style and the 9 percent ABV, leaves a nice warming sensation in the tummy, quite dry aftertaste that sticks to the palate, a most enjoyable beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2004
(on bottle) ciney - chimey? Being a newbee, I´m having a hard time not comparing this one to the chimey bleu. And this one comes out on the flipside. A very heavy floweral aroma almost make me hold my breath before drinking. Some sherry notes, but most baked aple and dates in the mouth. end as sweet as it began. maybe will it be good for the celler? Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Sweet malts, some lactic quality, Belgian yeast, pear. Coppery red-brown, light haze, off-white frothy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation, light alcoholic burn. Sweet malty start, light acidity, and some mustiness. Alcohol, warming sweet malt finish. Light metallic taste, too. Sweet lingering after. Strong Belgian yeast flavor, too. lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2004
Intens redbrouwn color with fluffy ivory colored head.Rich fruity aroma’s off dried stonefruit and fine hints off black chocolate and asian spice.Fullbodied beer with nice roundness and a rich mouthfeeling.The afthertaste is bittersweet. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2004
Bottled: Redbrown coloured. Huge brownish head. Fruits (plums), chocolate, caramel, light spices in the aroma. Flavour is sweetish, fruitish and has a alcahol touch. Has a nice creamy aftertaste with a vague alcahol bite. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
Dark amber color; giant thick head. The malt aroma is lightly sour (and quite poor). Good body balance, dryer than the Brune and with an alcohol punch more; malt, a lot of caramel; the mouthfeel is more persistent, the final less strong. Pleasant, but the Brune is more interesting, this one is more ordinary.