theprof (1150) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017 TheFisherKing (5) - Bangalore, - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Singapore Beerfest. Red-brown, foamier head than expected, solid carbonation. Aroma: Earth, Bread, Fruit. Taste notes: Dry fruits, malt, molasses, chocolate. Expected a thick, oily mouthfeel but was surprisingly light. Quite strong but eminently drinkable. Still prefer the Blonde though (as all gentlemen do)
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with lasting form top. Aroma bready cereal malts with some vegetable herbal notes. Taste is medium bitter to sour with light raisin sweet background elements. Palate edges towards full bodied average to lively carbonation thick texture and a languorous sour to bitter finish. A Trappist to stay quiet about. CraftyHare (112) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2017
330ml bottle pours deep red-brown with foamy off-white head. Aromas of dark cherry, caramel malt, nuttiness, but a little soapy. Tastes of dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, roasted malt, bready yeast, brandy and herbal characters. Quite a bit of sugar up front. Dry finish with a little cherry sourness. Great flavour profile, but leaves me looking for a little more depth. phfyysik (1396) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2017
Pours caramel brown with medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, metal, dried fruits, copper, some light toffee. Taste is caramel, roast, dried fruits, some crisp cookies, biscuit, copper, bitter notes, potato chips, roasted bread. Nice beer! GhostS (492) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 5, 2017
Aromă plăcută, tipic belgiană (în context de bere), cu multă caramelă și fructe fermentate, fructe uscate înmuiate în rom, drojdii belgiene.
Gust plăcut, ușoară dulceață cu multă caramelă, fructe uscate și miere întunecată, puțină amăreală, accentuându-se pe planul doi și în final, ușoară ”înțepătură” de limbă caracteristică berilor belgiene, ceva tărie și drojdii belgiene, note de frunze și ierburi uscate în final.
Foarte bună. O belgiană ”curată”, bine balansată și foarte plăcută. Zilverenmaan (266) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2017
Aroma welcoming fruity caramel malts, somewhat spicy, alcoholic though. Taste mostly candi sugar, rather sweet even, less dark fruits, alcohol present again. MF creamy at first but slight alcohol burn taking over. Not bad but looks and tastes a little thin to warrant the alcoholic kick.
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Normal Belgian monastic characteristics. Long lingering mild sour aftertaste. Good but not my favorite Belgium. Nicely balanced bitterness. I let my last sip warm up to almost room temperature and much preferred it warm
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A bottle from the basement of 101. Aroma: oxtail soup, malt. Appearance: hazy dark brown, pours a tan head, dissipates to bubbly lacing. Palate: medium-bodied and slick, average carbonation. Very bitter, rather peppery finish. Taste: heavily bitter, more peppery than I would expect, the bitterness lends an unfortunate metallic note. Good beer, but give me the tripel any day. JaKeAFC (1266) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Sample at de koninck, antwerp. Red browm color, clear, Big offwhite head, persistent. Aroma is cherry, roasted malts, candy sugar, red apple with a sour aftertaste. BeerLieutenant38 (156) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 23, 2017
Pours deep burgundy colour, with abundant tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and raisins. Fairly sweet flavour, with the fruitiness coming through as well as some caramel. Finish has a touch of dryness. Alcohol warmth is present but reasonably mellow. Slightly sticky texture to the mouthfeel, along with some fairly active carbonation. All round a delicious beer. Great winter brew. geolgau (419) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 20, 2017
Malty, sweet aroma of dark fruits like raisins and figs, caramel and toasted bread. Taste is nice also, sweet as you would expect. Nice!