jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Slighty hazy red amber body, with a good velvety off white head. Slight barnyardy floral aroma? Bit tart and teasty at times with some nice malt in it and some acidity. Intriguing. Deceptively high alcohol content. marcus (10890) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
This amber ale poured with a nice beige head, eliciting a sour malty aroma. There was something special about the yeast (it seemed as if it were cultured from Chimay yeast) that resulted in a bit of carbonation. The flavor was musty, hoppy and nicely balanced. In my opinion, this is one of the better French ales, especially if one is fond of the "farmhouse" style. leaparsons (10866) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
Dark red/brown in colour. Aromas are fruity, spicy and a touch musty. Good alcohol on the nose, too. Flavours are autumn fruits, toffee and sherry with warming alcohol to finish. Good stuff. KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2010
75 cl bottle at Le Sous-Bock. Shared with Sakiko. Medium brown, a bit cloudy, fine, medium head. Chocolate, nutty aroma, with caramel and dried fruit, like prunes. Rich, sweet, amber malt, caramel, chocolate, plums and raisins. A dubbel, basically. Alcohol not very noticeable. High carbonation. Earthy, slightly funky feel to balance, with a touch of salty minerals. Not at all disappointing. DuffMan (10776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
Beautiful bright hazy amber orange, thin skim of a head that vanishes almost before the first sip. Aroma of distinct soft caramel and candied orange. Rich caramel flavour, orange brandy. The finish is dry, medium bitterness, and surprisingly a little tart.
tderoeck (10682) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
19/II/2012 25cl bottle @ Le Lion Bossu (Lille) - BB:21/VI/13 (2012-147) KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Clear reddish amber beer, small creamy head, adhesive with nice lacing, pretty stable. Aroma: very nutty, toast, bit of caramel, mocha and even coffee. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: dark chocolate, bit of mocha, dried fruits, some nuts, dark caramel. Aftertaste: mocha, some hop bitters, toast, little nutty and caramel. Pretty good stuff!
Clear dark amber with medium beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with ripe fruits, caramel and yeasty notes. Ends sweet. deanso (10292) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 75cl bottle shared with friends.
Clear amber colour. White head. A good beer Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Almost mahogany with a weak head. The aroma is malty, very malty and sweet. The flavour is sweet, very sweet and it has notes of a lot of malt and nuts. IMO this is to sticky sweet, partly because it seems it doesn’t have anything else to offer, so I miss a bit of complexity and bitterness. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A quickly fading foam falls onto the rusted copper.
-A wet, farmy soil is tainting the sweet oranges and apricots in the aroma.
-Carbonation is very frothy, and expands in the mouth.
-Flavor is a direct follow-up of the aroma, with less dirt/earth thankfully.
What if you dig deeper?
-The vegetal yeast esters kind of muddle the fruitiness after a while.
-Minerals scratch the teeth.
-The sticky, sweet fruitiness might bother some.
-A fun product, but not cohesive enough to be very good.
Bottle; best before December ’05.