kajser27 (2187) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2018 Hazy, red to brown colored, medium frothy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is quite fruity, cherry, some spicy yeast, malt, bit caramel and sugar. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, caramel candy sugar, fruity cherry, bit spices, light yeast, light bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. Maybe bit too sweet, but fruitiness is quite nice. (On tap, St. Arnoldus, Ypres) Ernest (7939) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of orange zest, red currant, cranberry, confectioner’s sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A little too novelty / adjuncty for me, but for that sort of thing it's pretty solid, as with the other brews from Kazematten. Clean and fun, but yeah...just a little too much non-beery character to appeal to me. superspak (6504) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2017
750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled in 10/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart elderberry, strawberry, peach, plum, lemon, orange, cherry, pear, red apple, melon, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted bread; with light notes of caramel, nuttiness, coriander, cardamom, anise, fennel, peppercorn, clove, funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light spicy yeast, bready malt, elderberry/flowers, and light spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart elderberry, strawberry, peach, plum, lemon, orange, cherry, pear, red apple, melon, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of caramel, nuttiness, coriander, cardamom, anise, fennel, peppercorn, clove, funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Mild yeast spiciness, herbal/spice bitterness, and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Lingering notes of elderberry, strawberry, peach, plum, lemon, orange, cherry, pear, red apple, melon, herbal, floral, grass, toasted bread, caramel, nuttiness, coriander, cardamom, anise, fennel, peppercorn, clove, funk, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast, bready malt, elderberry/flowers, and light spice flavors; with a nice malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/tangy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an excellent fruited/spiced Belgian red ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light spicy yeast, bready malt, elderberry/flowers, and light spice flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; with the mildly tart/spicy/drying finish. Great balance of malts, yeast, and elderberry/flowers; with pleasant background herbal/earthy spice notes. Never overdone. A very enjoyable, unique, and well made offering. Fin (11264) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
On tap at at Katzematten Brewery, Ypres, Belgium, Saturday 4th November 2017. Pours reddy amber with a white sticky head, the fruitiest of the beers from here thus far, still a touch sweet, but a nice berry edge. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4 harrisoni (19890) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
At Brussels Beer festival September 2017. On tap. Hazy russet colour lasting tan head. Bit of flemish sour but too sweet. Ok fruit and herb. Sweet.
tderoeck (11110) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2017
5/II/17 - sample @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2017-146) Thanks to 77ships, kraddel and Rubin77 for sharing today’s beers!kraddel (9566) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2017
Cloudy amber to reddish brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of diacetyl, very buttery, sweet, overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, overripe fruits, sugary, lots and lots of liquorish, aniseed, beh. Aftertaste: overripe fruits, banana, "weeïg" (sorry, there’s not decent English word for this). Don’t like it, too sweet plus diacetyl. Can’t give this half of the points.
Bab 2016. Thnx to Tderoeck and 77ships for sharing the beers ! Pours unclear redbrown, small white head. Smell is malty, bit yeast. Taste is sharp, doughy-yeasts. Not very balanced. OK, bit too sweet, esp on the finish. PorterPounder (8443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Decatur, Ga - on tap at Brick Store Pub with my son, Beautiful ruby red pour in a De Kazematten tulip glass, creamy bone colored head with nice lacing, Aroma has a nice cherry sweet essence to it, a hint of licorice. Interesting flavor, some anise seed, berries, some light date fruit sweetness. Thick, solidly rich mouthfeel. Very enjoyable. Nice way to end the visit, nathanvc (921) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
At Bruges Beer Fest 2017. Pours hazy red-orange with a thin off-white head. The aroma contains red fruits, elderberry and sugar. It tastes light sweet, light bitter and light sour - indeed, not strong in any taste. Fizzy carbonation, creamy texture, long aftertaste. Not that exciting. 77ships (11750) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2017
Thank you for sharing tderock + kraddel! Sampled @ Bruges Beer Festival 2017. Dark red brown, tanned head. Nose is overly sweet diabetes herbal fruit syrup, extremely & overly sweet, some butter. Taste s far too sweet red fruit, far too sweet diabetes red fruit sugar syrup. Body is cloying syrup. Elder flower & elder berry here are painfully sweet, not sure as to why? Didn’t like it.