AndySnow (7933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2017 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A rich no style brown beer offering a large array of flavor elements. Good beer.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed soon after receiving through private importation, months before expiration date but already more than one year after bottling date.
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy-brown body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is toasted, freshly roasted hazelnuts, tree bark, some green stuff (green plants, green hops). Taste has a rich creamy maltiness, mixed-nuts, a thick slice of rye bread, caramel, red fruits, brown bread crust, forest floor, strong yeast presence, a hint of smoke. A nice ‘green’ bitterness (herbal, green pine-needles). Alcohol is a bit more apparent than it should be. Thick fluffy body, lively carbonation, overall Belgian abbey style mouthfeel. This is not simply a Brown Ale on steroids, this is a no-style original beer of brown color. Drinkability is not super-high but a single bottle is quite enjoyable. And I am warning you, do no read what is following the vertical bars ok, so you are still reading, you are a rebel, I like you already, let’s hang out.
How: Bottle.Marduk (8092) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2017
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruit, a bit acidic, some vinegar, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, acidic, vinegar, some alcohol, malt, some dried fruit.
500ml bottle (RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting). Murky brown color. Huge size, tan head, stays. Nutty, rum, raisins, sweet, rye in aroma. Nutty, raisins, bready, rye, alcohol in taste. Nutty and bready in aftertaste. Despite of alcohol feels light. Solid brew. Rubin77 (2390) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2017
F: thin, off-white, not long lasting.
C: dark brown, opaque.
A: malty, grassy, oxidized, cocoa, chocolate.
T: malty, chocolate, cocoa, bit of dark fruits, medium body, low carbonation, good, Batch 262, bottled, 02/02/10, sample from 50cl bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.
VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2017
RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting, sampled on July 22, 2017. Bottle. Pours mahagon small yellowish head. Aroma : chocolate, chestnut,. Taste :caramel, rye. gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2017
RBESG 2017, Grand Tasting, sampled on July 22, 2017.
martjoobolut (4854) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
From bottle 50 cl at 7.5%.
Hazy dark brown color, lots of foam in the bottle, very small head. Roasted, raisin scent. Sweet, roasted, malty taste. Some raisin aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma roast, rye, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt. Body is thin. Overall: good. VastActiv (7412) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Wood, dryness, raisins and malts. OK. kermis (14212) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
6 3 7 3 14Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle shared at RBESG Grand Tasting ’17 at Sori brewery. Slight gusher. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel and herbal notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is roast chocolate, taste is sweet, roasty, bitter chocolate. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours rather dark with a resilient beige head. Aroma is dark berries. Flavor is fruity, oldish, vinegar and tart. Finish is earth, caramel, sweet and dry. Medium body, light to average carbonation.