Bif (2245) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Served a mahogany color with a small head that fades to just bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, spice and herbal. Taste of dark fruit, with a solid presence of malt in the background with some spice. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body,smooth with a richness that increases as it warms. Enjoyable sipper, from a brewer that tends to lean towards british style ales. Worth checking out. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
Dark amber in colour with small white head, Warm sweet malty port flavour followed by mild bitterness. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2013
It’s a brave brewery who attempts a Belgian ale in New Zealand. So often it goes wrong or misses the mark. What impressed me was that blindfolded I would have known exactly what it was supposed to be. Appeared dark amber with a cream coloured skim of head. The persistent carbonation gave a certain sherbety character in my mouth along with plenty of Belgian style flavours: tarts, orchard fruit and allspice, dates and even a hint of musty basement. True to character and enjoyable in form. Well done. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
very rich malty character with notes of caramel milk chocolate and cherries. Rich warming. Not massive complexity but well made and enjoyable. Alcohol is a bit present jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
2016-05-31. Lightly hazy mahogany brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of fruity estery Belgian character. Light sugar and alcohol. Flavour is relatively sweet, fruity estery character, lightly sugary and caramel notes. Very light alcohol. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation, is adequate but feels thin for the style. Pretty simple but enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/15+ On tap at Galbraiths, Auckland, NZ.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Great aroma of fruit, spice, bubblegum and a little yeastiness. Pleasant flavour of fruit and spice, I was also detecting slight alcoholic notes coming through. A nice surprise at the brewpub. yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2005
Tasted 23/03/2005. Off tap at Galbraith’s ale house.
Nice kiwi/english style belgian ale. Good medium to full mouthfeel with a caramelly orange malt flavour and hints of licorice, a spicey yeastiness and a woody hop flavour. All very smoothly delivered. Warms both the mouth and the body. Nights here with TheGrandmaster and Joe warm the heart and stimulate the mind. Best pub in NZ. Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
Dark amber sweet aromas of sultana and rich raisin, strong malt profile smooth and easy to drink, sweet finish. Nice. explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2017
On tap at Galbraith’s. Pours musty brown. Dried cherry, cranberry, oaty biscuit, some toffee, some brandy type fruitiness. Nice. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
(On tap) Clear, dark amber - almost orangey brown - with a tiny, off-white head. Surprisingly subdued aroma - perhaps a little licorice and and yeast. Also surprisingly the body only feels medium and very unusual for a Belgian style ale the carbonation is rather low. Broad palette of flavours though, a little yeast, a little aniseed and some oranges. The alcohol is scaringly well hidden and the low carbonation makes it terribly quaffable. The finish is dry and lightly astringent and the alcohol really starts to show. 070208