tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2013 henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful deep golden body with a big white head; Very special nose, old but behind the age there are layers of beautiful elder flowers and berries; Huge carbonation in a very aged body, quite fruity; Even more age in the finish! A beer that has the sense of something once very great.
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 13/I/13 - 33cl bottle from Erasmus Hotel, back in the days when it was still a beery place @ Klaas’ place - BB: VI/2000 - bottled: VI/98 (2013-20) Huge thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Clear orange beer, irregular unstable yellowish head, bit adhesive, some sediment floating around in the glass. Still an amazing head after almost 15 years! Aroma: sweet and sugary, honey, dry sherry, orange peel, candied orange peel, marzipan, spices, madeira. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, orange peel, sugary touch, little vinegar, sour apples, pretty fruity. Aftertaste: honey, little bitter, citric acidity, orange peel, alcohol noticeable. It is very clear from this beer that Kris uses a cooling ship to cool the wort. After all those years the wild yeast and bacteria make the beer more sour than at first, which makes the beer preserve better. Very nice beer if you like both sours and aged beers!
At the Hotel Erasmus in Bruges. Pours a nice Medium golden orangish color. Minimal fizzy white head, lasted maybe a minute or two. Aromas of light spices, a touch of brown sugar, and something whiskey like. Flavor is lightly sweet and hints of spiciness. Koelschtrinker (21189) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Sehr süer Geruch, etwas getreidig, leicht bitter. Kräftiger Geschmack, etwas bitter und herb, sehr fruchtig und hefig, prägnant holzig-trocken. Weiter sehr fruchtig und eigen, gut! Im Abgang deutlich hefig-getreidig und süßlich , die Fruchtigkeit birgt hier eine deutliche Alkoholnote. Aromatisch hopfig-malzig, cremig.
Test vom 12.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,12,12,13,13,12 - 12,00 Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle at Brasserie Erasmus. Clear amber/brown - white head.
Caramel. Sweetness. Vineous. Light oxidation. Light berries. Honey notes. Peppery. Fruity. Nutty. A bit old - but still nice. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 De dolle 21. 33cl bottle consumed at hotel Erasmus, Brugge,
Belgium.... Pours a mostly transparent golden orange brown with a thin
layer if offwhite head... Rich sherry aroma with figs, honey, and dark
Belgian sugars. Aged for sure with mild oxidation. Sweet all around...
Flavors are on par with the difference being a faint to mild citric
fruit tartness towards the backend. Carbonation is light and body
hasn’t thinned too much from the aging process. A well aged Belgian
strong ale which has de eloped some nice aged characteristics.
Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle at Hotel Erasmus, Brugge 02.10.10 Hazy amber appearance with a slim white head. The aroma is quite weird but likeable, I get mouldering fruit, you know like orange with a bit of white mould on em’ in the fruit basket, Loz get’s gravy granules, so an interesting combination. Flavour lean’s more towards the fruit element rather than the gravy side but its a bit sour, the alcohol showing towards the end. It’s fine but not as great as I was hoping, maybe it’s on the downward spiral, btw the beer menu said 1989 but the bottle said 1998. A8 A4 T6 P3 Ov14 3.5 sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Thanks to DeDolleWaitor. Vintage 1998. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, vineous, fruity, raisin and plum. Light oxidized. Flavour is caramel, vineous, sour raisin. Still nice after 11 years. fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 33cl. @ home. [ Vintage ]. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, oxidide, vintage malt, fruity. Flavor is light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle, 33cl. Vintage 1998. Served by DeDolleWaitor. Pours a clear golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is vineous, raisin and fruit. The flavor is likewise vineous with some acidity. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer, maybe a little oxidized. Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2009
My # 3400th rating. Shit. Thanks Rene for trading this. 1998 vintage. Pours clear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is deep. Vinous, matured, dusty, oxidized, yeasty. But it also has a very fruity touch to it. Sherry, vinous and fruity. No doubt it is past its prime but its also obvious that this once was a world class beer. Just grateful for trying this. Thanks.