DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
Latest in what’s becoming a bit of dark BSA cellar run. Aroma rye bread dunked in Baltic seawater, bay leaf, clove, Chinese (food), some nectarine. Cherry red with a beige swirl, legs dragging the lace back into the pot. Salvaging raft of wholemeal malts; flavour hanging on by its fingertips in a sea of demerara, cherry-accented booze, Battenberg, liquidised banana cake. The words ’Deca’ and ’Vleteren’ on the side of a Belgian beer bottle excite me, but the contents of this one doesn’t. eManu (556) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2009
Saddly I lost half of this beer when I openned it, it gushed out of the bottle and I try to stop it but it was gone. So what was left was poured with a dark red brown color with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramels. Flavors of roasted malts, caramels dry fruits as grapes, some honey, a hint of cinnamon and spices. Low carbonation, and a sweet dry finish. A very pleasant and warm beer.
gunnar (9703) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle 0,25 l. Pours unclear golden, with a huge fine lazed creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt,barn. Taste is sweet malt, first and foremost of the nutty kind, gets darker towards the end, more intense. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Mahogany brown, cloudy, murky with yeast. Has a funkified Flemish aroma with good dark sugars and alcohol detected. Is vineous and barrely. Fruity. Soft palate. Flavors finish nicely with bready malts. there are also lots of orchard fruits in the beginning, apples and plums. Not bad. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle, from Dranken Geers I think. Quite odd. Not great when rated as a Belgian Strong Ale but I quite enjoyed it all the same. Dark brown, quickly fading beige head. Seemed to be fizzy but with low carbonation palate wise? Perhaps I was just drunk. Dark fruits, prunes, alcohol, yeast, malts.
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2009
33cl bottle, Drak Old Strong Ale 8%
pours dark brown, beige head.
aroma is sugary, roasted / caramel malts and yeasty.
taste, candy sugar, caramel malts, yeasty, light dark fruits; raisins. bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2009
33cl bottle in hopduvel ( as Dark old Strong Ale Vleteren) Roby brown beer, Light olie beer but not to heavy. gentle sweet beer with some nuts or wood flavor Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
It has a beautiful red mahogany color and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of malt, candy sugar, light raisin, caramel- The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, raisin, caramel and the finish is dry with notes of citrus. Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2009
A little hazy red/brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The Aroma of sweet malts, with coffee candy, some yeast and fruits like cherry. The taste is fruity sweet, with bitter and a little note of sour. Some spices in the back. The aftertaste is bittersweet. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Again, like these Vleteren beers, very light. Aroma is light and sweet and a bit one dimensional. Taste is sweet with more complexity than aroma. Some fruit present, not bad.