Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle [from trade with EricKok] @ weekly tasting. Clear amber to red color, medium sized off-white head. Smell malts, caramel, oatmeal somehow, sweetish. Taste malts, slightly some sweetness, sweet caramel, brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation. mcberko (17345) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots oak, wet wood, very dry cardboard-like notes, and some farmhouse traits. Flavour brings out notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, fruity accents, wet wood and oak. There is some sweetness to it as well, which is unexpected in the style; though despite the sweetness, it’s still quite dry in the mouthfeel. Medium-to-high carbonation, finishing on notes of wood and spices. Solid stuff, but I actually prefer the blonde version more so. ThirstyBird (2919) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Pours a clear garnet color with a lofty tan head than falls to a thin layer. The smell is brown sugar, roasted malt, yeast. The taste is rich malty, brown sugar, some fruit ending a bit dry. Light/ medium body a bit slick with nice tingling carbonation. A nice complex malty brew. Koelschtrinker (20248) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Etwas muffiger, recht malziger Antrunk. Brotig, leichte Hefenoten. Das Bier wird weicher, rund, nett. Wenig hopfig. 8/9/7/9/8/10 Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Very complex subtle malt flavors. Layers of raisin bread, rum raisin, dried dark fruit, candied plums, milk chocolate, caramelized banana, honey, browned apple, light toffee and spices. Awesome mouthfeel. Fine, creamy carbonation. Medium-medium-light body. Rich flavors, without the extra weight. Super easy to drink. Belgian Dubbel like. Deserving of its acclaim.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
bottle offered at farmhouse fest. rich bready sweet dough. rustic fall leaves. good. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Sample at the HF saison fest, as simple and rustic as it comes, malty and rich, very traditional douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. An interesting nose of caramel and oxidation, fruit. The flavor is very nice: rich sweet notes, mellow slight sour oxidation, bready, berries, some light citrus. Very drinkable and good. MikeJslc (778) - USA - JUN 21, 2013
Orange-copper, hazy, off-white head. Aroma: lots of over-ripe fruit, doughy bread, berries. Flavor of grainy and toasty malt, some toffee, an oxidized, leathery note, fruity notes of peaches and pears, an earthy and musty note, low bitterness, malty balance. reggiedunlop (3719) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
poura a clear bright amber with a thin off white head...light sediment. aroma has some cereal and mild honey. flavor follows suit and steps up the honey...touch of earthy dry leaves. mouthfeel is mediuma nd silky with a dry leaves/honey/grain finish. tasty.