budedou (978) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2014
Meilleure bière locale du Gâtinais! (enfin les autres ne sont pas bonnes...) GOut malté et brun assez fort, manque de puissance sur la fin KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. First of all, the cap on the bottle was terrible. My bottle opener went right through the top. The famous French quality I guess.
Pours a large off-white head. Dark brown appearance with a lot of yeast floating around. Floral, hoppy aroma. Tastes a bit weird, it’s like a part of the taste is missing. Hints of malts, a lot of yeast, some fruits and hops. Pretty sweet. Long floral aftertaste. Watery texture. No carbonation.
MaartenRF10 (1950) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 Bottle @ Home
Brown with small beige head. Not much aroma. Taste is woody, dry. Good company to a nice campfire. jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle 33cl @ Bon Marché Paris. Brown beer with medium head. This brown beer has huge notes of licorice and cherry fruity with some oak flavor. The smoked part is low rather roasted, more fruity and yeast like. Not bad but too fruity for me. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle from La Bon Marche, Paris.
Very cloudy dark brown with a low head. Rich, malty, fruity aroma, chocolate, plums. Sweet, rich flavor, caramel with lots of chocolate and raisins, dried fruits. Slightly spicy, like cinnamon. A bit overly sweet, though tasty, clean, and with a rather dry, earthy finish. Very Belgian. Rather lightish dubbel. Very sweet indeed, though rich and tasty and somehow seems to balance out nicely.
DeanF (2464) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Light brown colour with plenty of head. Aroma of.... almost nothing. Some barley, but quite faint. Taste is a spicy mix of barley, malt, and alcohol. Drinkable to be sure, decent, but not worth going out of your way for. rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2010
Bouteille de 33 cl de la Cave de l’Estam à Verdun (F). Couleur brune-rouge foncée à mousse beige, pétillement doux. Senteurs torréfiées de malt et caramel, il y a du fruit caché derrière le voile d’amertume. Le goût est bien roti, avec de la douceur et du fumé. Touches de miel, de fruits secs et de dattes, auxquels succède une amertume plus sèche en fin de bouche. Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours a big, rocky, dense head that hangs tight atop a hazy bronze body.
Rich aroma, if not an odd one; cereal wheat, brown sugar, fig, sherry, dried apricot and date; quite vinous and sharp.
Lengthy body, plenty of weight fr strength, smooth creamy, near-velvet body, carbonation is quite low.
Dark brown sugar and mollases on the body, cocoa malt follows, all rich and bold. Dark fruits fill in the gaps; plums, prunes, dates, figs, raisins, you name it. Bit of soothing alcohol warmth on the finish, quite smooth overall.
Lovely Belgian-style dark ale that packs alot for 6.8%! Ungstrup (37619) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - especially cinnamon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, chocolate, and nuts, leading to a dry and bitter finish. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle from Le Bon Marche. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Sweet aromas of darkly roasted caramel. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. There’s an underlying sour theme, with toasted malt and hints of cherry/plum fruit. Some chocolate in it. There’s spice yeast and some hop. Finishes pretty dry with mild bitter. Pretty good, if a bit complicated.