TBone (18328) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 17, 2005
Bottled (BBE 2005) Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 13, 2005
Dark hazy ruby-brown color, small coffee head. Strong nose of roasted malts, cold coffee, plums and dry wood. Liquerish sweet palate, medium to full bodied. Lots of caramel, roast, yeasty, warming alcohol especially in the finish. Very nice dessert beer, a Christmas beer I would say.
A favorite from a very small, and very talented Belgian brewery. This is exactly what I love aobut their brewing mantra: no rules. Dark brown in color with strong notes of caramel and some dark fruit. The hops give the beer a clean finish and help to hide the 9.5% very well. Head retention is classic and form an intricate lace on the sides of the chalice. If you can find this beer do yourself a favor and pick up a few. Hooker (468) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
Hazy reddish copper colour with thick frothy tan head. Carmel malt nose with slight alcohol hints. Mild malt taste with warming alcohol finish. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2005
bottle. murky mahogany body, with a quick-dissipating small white head. some yeast floaties too. very nice aroma. lots of fruits: pear, plum, apple, perhaps a little bit of citrus. earthy, heavy yeast component. flavour is quite malt-accented, fruity, yeasty, and just a little bit of tartness. full body. alcohol is well masked. Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
ZBF 2005. Pours redbrown with a cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet spicy and fruity. Taste is spicy and fruity, with some alcohol warming
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
A ruddy red you can barely see through. Tan head, mostly diminishing. Aromas are of orange, brown sugar and chocolate, as well as grass. Tastes are very sweet, with orange and spice being dominant. The finish displays some sour and bitter chocolate notes that round out the beer. Light enough and hides its alcohol until the end. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2005
I may have gotten a really old bottle of this, it didn’t seem quite right. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
Poured reddish brown with no head. Flavor was sweet with lots of fruit, sour cherry and plum specifically, and some burnt brown sugar. Finsh is alcoholic. The flavor as a whole seemed a bit harsh.
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Red-brown colour. Sweet fruity malty light alcoholic aroma and a light roasted caramel malty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2005
"Muddy brown" is the most accurate description of this ale. It has a nice fizzy head that haloes immediately. The aroma that greets you is one of sweet caramel laced with alcohol. There’s some yeasty fruitiness in there, too - cherries, plums, perhaps come citrus. The drink is sweet with some alcohol and spicy heat packed in. Wonderfully warming drink. mephisto (1296) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
this is one cloudy beer. it has the belgian fruity aroma, and has a complex body.