Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
The (very) strong winter beer in the Botteresse series, shared by tderoeck. Pale beige-ish, loose, thin head, dissolving under influence of the alcohol I assume, over a caramel brown beer with ruddy bronze hue. Aroma of candi syrup, treacle, liquorish, pear drop, maple syrup, brown rum, candied banana, fermenting tree leaves, cloves, coriander. Very sweet onset, cloying even, brown sugariness sticking to the teeth, immediately resiny, banana and pear notes, softish carbo, very resiny caramelly main theme with this syrupy sugariness sticking to the palate, bready malts below; herbal, almost tea-ish hop aspect in the end with the obligatory spicy notes (liquorish-like in general but probably an array of other spices), yet subtle enough not to add too much wryness as is often the case in this type of beers; warming alcohol, but not too astringent. The syrupy, treacle-like ’brown’ sweetness sticks till the very end. I would not be surprised if this is a beer that owes its dark colour largely to added syrup - a cheaper way to turn blonde into brown than actually adding dark malts - but whatever it is, this is way too sweet and cloying, and obviously not at all "Noire" (black). Another weird one from this brewery, surprised the brand actually still exists after so many years since I had any of them. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Thank you tderoeck! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Belgian Ticks Tasting Ghent”. When we tried this one it was 90 overall. Seriously? Dark brown amber, another black BE beer that is not black, small tanned head. Nose is varnish, liquorice, burned Oreo’s (how I imagine), rubbish, poor varnish, thin chemical roast,.. Plastic burned cookies, chemical, varnish roast, plastic, burned bread, burned, cacao,… Body is all plastic, varnish, chemical,… Not what it should be. kraddel (8130) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Pours dark, clear, intense copper/caramel brown. Small white head. Smell is caramelly, mild cocoa notes. Taste is dry, sharp, mild acidic notes, plastic. Not good at all. markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of light toasted malts, burned carame, pepper, almost light a spiced pepper yeast, dried prunes, raisins and light chocolate note. taste is more pepper spice forward which infact, doesn’t made this beer any better, little aftertaste of star-anise?, not a big fan fkoolen (1215) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle @ 24 uurs van Maastricht. Very dark brown, foamy beige head. Nose coffee and chocolate tones, milky, caramel, dried fruits. Good body, high carbonation.
Hopverdju (1266) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
Zwart bier met bijna wit schuim die echter zeer vlug weg is. Geur: gebrande mout en drop. Smaak: een zuurtje. Is dit bier nu reeds wat verzuurd? Ok, nog 1 maand voor einde houdbaarheidsdatum, maar met 10,5%? Bizar. Het smaakt als een minder goede versie van een “Vlaams oud bruin” met daarbij zoethout/kalisse. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: droog cacao bitter. beermaris (268) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Namur beer fest. Dark, a bit bitter and sour. Can feel some pepper in the taste Alusmamuts (1977) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Dark brown with no head. Bit sweetsour taste mixed with mild roasted bitterness, fruity notes. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
February 2011. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, pepper, spices and roasted malts. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, yeast, dark fruits, spices and a touch of earthy hops. Flavors of roasted malts, dark fruits, belgian yeast, pepper, molasses and some indistinct bitter hops. Similar finish with some alcohol notes.