MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s pre NYE tasting. Thanks to Alex for this one. Dark amber, slightly cloudy and with a thin off white head. Fruity and spicy, slight caramel and plenty of yeast. Faint citric tartness in the finish giving a welcome bitterness. Rather dull but certainly inoffensive. Skinnyviking (9643) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark orange, almost brown, body. Aroma of alcohol, hops and fruit in that order. Heavily carbonated, be careful when you pour it, even if I was careful I had difficulties. Roasted malt caramel fruit hops flavor with lemon notes as well as a hint of tobacco. Long bitter aftertaste. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
750 mL bottle, dated 4/28/2007. Poured slightly hazy, murky, lighter brown with a creamy cap of off-white head that didn’t stick around for too long. The aroma was on the sour side with apple vinegar jumping out in front for me (odd..).. toasted caramel, darker fruits, and brown sugar followed.. dry and yeasty underpinnings. The flavor also had more than enough sourness through all facets, which didn’t do much for me.. caramel and lesser fruity sweetness at the core.. mild, sticky, herbal bitterness, some sourness, and a pinch of citrus on the edges.. finished with residual caramelly sugars and the aforementioned sourness. Medium-plus bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. balance was skewed to the sourness, but the rest of the beer took a turn for the better as it warmed up. harrisoni (18970) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Cloudy red/amber, lasting reddy beige head. Aniseed, Belgian yeast and spice aroma. Bit of tobacco in thhe flavours. An odd Belgian beer. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Poured a cloudy dark mahogany with a large fizzy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of lemon peel, horse-blanket, cinnamon, and some caramel. Flavor is very complex, with some tart and dry notes starting first mixing with some sweet roasty caramel and a bit of toffee, with a touch of cinnamon spiciness. Touch of lemony citrus in there too. Not a single scrap of the 8% alcohol is present in the taste. A unique surprise. Bottle calls it an Abbey Dubbel, but doesn’t seem to fall into any particular classification. Very good.
TrefwoordPunk (1281) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy red, with a medium white head and a mildly yeasty and spicy aroma. The taste is slight swweet, with hints of cinnamon, fresh hops, citrus fruits, sweet malts and maybe a small bit of honey. A nice bitter and spicy finish. A nice beer omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2008
<i>Bottled. </i> Hazy amber, small head. Fruit yand lightly yeasty, Medium bodied with notes of black currant, blueberries, burnt bread and sulphur. Dry and elegant with slight salty bitterness.
Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A clear reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. Aroma of lightly spiced prunes, treacle and alcohol. In mouth, a light dubbel with licorice, orange peels, coriander. A bit light but good. On tap at Ginger Man, NYC, May 30 2008, 9$ pint. gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2008
75 cl bottle, labelled 8.3 ABV. From Systembolaget, thanks to deft! BB 30 Sep 2010. Hazy dark brown to copper color, tan bubbly head. Spicy, fresh, sweet scent, a bit grassy. Spicy, stable, dry taste. Dry malty and spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. Medium low bitterness. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
Pours out in ahazy brownish amber colour with a rich and fluffy white foam. Oily grassy hops in the aroma with notes of yeast, anise, mild pepper, coriander, dark bread and raisins. Medium to full-bodied with notes of yeast, wet grass, coriander, dades and raisins and toasted malts. Spicy crisp finish of coriander with minty and grassy undertones.