Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017 zwartjesbier (28) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 33 cc. This is the way a winterbeer should look like; pours a chestnut clear brown with an off-white/lightbrown head that leaves a nice lacing Light body with minimal carbonation.
Aroma is herbal sweetness, reminds me of zoethout. Taste is caramel sweetness with herbal light bitter finish.
The beer looks nice. There is a beautiful ruby red color and quite good clarity. On top of the beer a nice fluffy and slightly off-white layer of foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, leaving a nice thin drape.
The smell is a bit mild. I wish it was stronger. I smell some malt aroma’s, a spicy wintery thing and some hoppy bitterns. That is about it. In my eyes a lot of Belgian beers tend to have this flaw. They should try to increase the smell a bit.
The taste is good though. it is a good typical winter beer. There is a nice malty sweetness, spicy touches of cinnamon, some red fruit and caramel and touches of pear and apple. There also is a nice alcohol flavour.
The palate is not bad. Medium body and medium light carbonation. The finish is nice. It isn’t that long. There is a nice fruity sweetness and a tiny bitterness in there. Nice. Pongauer (87) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2017
A very warm, sweet winter brew. another great beer from Grimbergen brewery. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2016
[email protected]TBone (17523) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Beer Session (from Saveur Biere). Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wheat, some slight alcohol, spices and mild toasted and wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, some mild raisins, alcohol and mild spiciness too.
Bottled 330ml (Saveur)Ysok02 (1551) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2016
Clear copper color, small off-white head. Aroma has caramel and figs. Light to medium-bodied. Caramalt, raisins in the flavor. Simple "clean" without yeast esters. Quite sweet dessert beer. Could work better with a bit more maltier and with the higher ABV. Now quite uninteresting.
Une brune assez banale au nez sur le café et le malt torréfié et à la bouche simple et courte.
EvNa (329) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Color: Ruby red, small off white head. Taste: Sweet roasted malt, yellow and red fruits. Hints of caramel and yeast. Fresh beer. McSherman (682) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2016
dunkelbraun, r?tlich, wei?er Schaum. Geruch ist s??lich, fruchtig, etwas Marzipan. Geschmack ist s??, fruchtig (eingelegte Kirschen) und angenehm w?rzig. Die recht pr?sente Karbonisierung st?rt etwas.