antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Bottle. Ruddy orange brown with a lasting cream colored head. Aromas of molasses, dark fruits, cider vinegar, and must. Very sweet and sour. Flavors of sweet malts with an alcohol bite and a spicyness from both yeast and hops. Some sweet molasses flavor along with a little acetic tang. Drier finish than I expected from the aroma. Moderate carbonation, lower than most of this style. Interesting and drinkable, not sure if this was a top quality sample of this beer. BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
This poured a ruby/light brown with just fizz for a head (I had to ask if it had a real head). It smelled of brown sugar and tasted of carmel and dates. As it warmed the alcohol came out of hiding making the taste slightly medicinal. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Perfect color for the body, dark brown with red accents. Some vinigar tartness in the aroma, yet it still has malt accents. Heavy carbonation with brown sugar accents. Tart ending. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Hazy brown color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of molassas. Flavor of sweet molassas and mild spice. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of blankboy. Hazy dark brown, decent medium beige head. Nice malt (very sweet) aroma. Some hops. Lots of toffee. Very nice sweet taste - like a strong sweet English Strong Ale. Lots of toffee. Some burning alcohol in middle and end, but I found it complimented quite well. Some lingering hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice.
blankboy (7833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev. Pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a nice size diminishing light-brown head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, fruit (cherries stand out), yeast and chocolate. Wonderful flavour follows the aroma along with some spices, alcohol and a nice sour finish. The alcohol is quite muted for a 9.5% beer, it’s very easy to drink. Syrupy mouthfeel and full bodied. This was a nice surprise and a fantastic beer! Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Excellent belgian ale. Aroma very nice, with pear and cherries, and a hint of yeast. Mouthfeel is a perfect balance of subtle carbonation and sweet silkiness. Flavor is very sweet with a good sour finish. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours a great looking cloudy brown coppery color, awesome looking creamy beige head that stays so thick the entire time just sitting there. Aroma is very potent sweetness. Flavor is the same very sweet, caramel, fruity, so complex I just can’t put a name on all the flavors I’m getting it’s just too complex. Warming alcohol only adds to the awesomeness of this beer. This really isn’t my style but I’m appreciating every single aspect of this brew and will get it once in a while as I would not like it all the time, but like to switch up to this. Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2006
Dark brown, hazy beer. small and diminishing head. light herby aroma, burnt, malty and a little yeasty. Full body, with a light sweet finish, The alcohol is clearly pressent; has some cognac touches. Ideal winter beer. dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle. Sharp metalic aroma. This beer has an unusual flavor. You can tell it’s a Belgian ale but, the sour notes are not followed by the weiss beer flavor I associate with the family. Perhaps this is a bad bottle. The finish is flat. Not a drain pour. But, a bit dissapointing.