Turboninja (936) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2018 Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Estimated to be a 2005. Pours a muddy brown red with a one finger brown head that resides quickly to nil. Smell is bright raisins, plum wine, sweet honey, speckles of brown sugar, caramel. Taste is initially a bit muddled due to some more than minor oxidation, but then lends itself to burnt brown sugar, plums, raisins, other dark aged fruit, more toffee. It’s a shame that this particular bottle is past it’s prime, but there still is a shell of a nice beer here. Unfortunately there were a couple of questionable years of care on this bottle that could have added to its demise.
[email protected]barrelagedluv (79) - Pittsburg, California, USA - JAN 2, 2018
, Tampere, Finland. Strong, soft nuances of dark fruits like plum and fig, toffee. Some dark sugar. Earthy and a bit funky feeling. Some boozy aromas. Balanced. Wide/medium taste spectrum and medium/short aftertaste with slightly sour dark fruits. Overall, reference quality with soft touch. A bit sterile and non distictive character though. 8 4 7 5 16
The murky, mahogany hues ale pours with so much frothy foam it spills out a tulip glass. Aroma is yeasty and funky. The flavor is malty, syrupy and heavy. Notes of brown sugar and coffee. Finish is particularly long and nuanced, nutty and boozy, yet rounded by the aging. An exceptional traditional abbey style. Cheers DD Brouwers! carlom (119) - ITALY - DEC 17, 2017
Colore marrone, schiuma abbondante compatta e persitente. Aromi di caramello, prugna e frutta candita. Al palato toffe, caramello, frutta candita, leggermente vinosa e carbonatura abbindante. Una birra con un corpo medio ed equilibrato, caratterizzata da un gusto dolce che ne fa il suo marchio di fabbrica. vaagen (9) - - DEC 12, 2017 does not count
Taste dark, citrus and yeast.
And pretty bitter.
Yeast taste in the background.
Not a big revolution if you ask me but might need cellaring. This is only 9-10 months old.
citrus, spruce, herbs, dark brown color, medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel. spacecube (1810) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Bottle, pours dark brown with a large foamy head reducing to a lasting creamy lace. Aroma is caramel, toffee apple, dark forest fruits. Body is light medium, airy palate with a creamy texture, soft carbonation and a great balanced fruity finish with light bitterness.
deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 Another great beer from De Dolle Brouwers. fruity nose with spicy taste . also one of the 100 belgium beers to try before you die Mpuntmuts (370) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2017
Brown amber pour with a full sized tan head. Beautiful aroma of roasted malts, plum, figs, caramel/butterscotch, funky yeast, blue cheese, freshly baked dark brown breadcrust. Amazingly complex. Taste perfect sweet and bitter. Slight acidity in the finish with the alcohol so well hidden. Body medium but a bit overdone on the bubblies. Top notch. LLaurin (550) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
Sweet nose and dark amber colour with beige head. Taste is rich bild and sweet with light bitter ending. yaff (87) - la fontalaye, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2017
Les Berthom Rouen. Belle bière au brun intense , nez sucré (pruneaux , vin cuit ...) , mousse énormément. Goût sirupeux, épicé. Bonne bière de dégustation, il manque juste un peu de longueur pour être le top du top mais à ce stade c'est pour chipoter ... AnG_BrgNor (819) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle. Dark redbrown with a big beige head. A complex beer with plum, yeast, dark fruits and spices. A very good beer with a great aftertaste.