Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
On keg at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pours a hazel colour with a decent yellowish head. Typical Belgian dubbel aroma, fruity with blueberries, caramel, chocolate and yeast. Flavours of blueberries again, yeast, apple, barley and caramel. Light carbonation with a little CO2 prickle. Foamy mouth-feel. OK but a little thin. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Draught. Low creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel alcohol aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel grass pine flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste. kschep (1707) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
Nose is hazel, chestnut, sweet malt, caramel, late medium hops bite, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is mediumbitter malt, sweet plum, caramel, finish is bittersweet hops tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2011
Slightly hazy, dark amber body with a medium sized, fully lasting (at least when helped by my trappist chalice), off-white head. Excellent lacing. Nice aroma with fruity hoppiness: citric notes, mainly grapefruit. Also spices, caramel and a lightly toasted touch. The taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter, with a medium bitter finish. Flavours are caramel, dark fruits and pleasantly warming alcohol. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture and a wonderful aftertaste that has a fairly long duration. Nøgne Ø has done it again!
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2011
[50 cl bottle, batch 586, from Vinmonopolet Oslo City, Oslo[
draft a blue monk. sort of a muddied brown pour. caramel malts, Belgian yeast, light fruitiness, light chocolate in the aroma. Taste was a watery muddled dubbel. Caramel notes, light earthiness, Belgian yeast driven fruit. Least favorite offering from Nogne
laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. #586: brygget 010211, BBE 010214Nisse666 (7324) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
Sourish aroma has some belgian yeast, caramel, sugar and weak signals of contamination. Palate has lonts of carbonation hitting my tongue. Flavour is sourish with caramel and sugar. Some hints of contamination also here, but it does not disturb very much. Hard to decide if this is contaminated or is the sourness made in purpose. However, this was disappointment from Nøgne.
Bottle from Ölkonsortiet shared with Micke cons 2011-07-16 Dalkarsberg
AR: yeasty, rosted malt
AP: dark brown body, creme beige 1 cm wee bubbly steady head
F: roasted malt, chocolate ( not the best quality one) coffee, yeast, salt licorice, nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a hazy, amber brown with a thin, white head. Nose is lightly sweet, a little sweaty. Flavor is herbal, lightly sweet, lightly malty, not at all sour. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish. Exceptionally bland from start to finish. TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et de céréales légèrement grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #3699) lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Brygget 01.02.2011, BBE 01.02.2014. Batch #586.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a white foamy head, mainly on the edges. Aroma of mild sour fruits, nuts and some citrus. Flavour of citrus, dried fruits, toasted malts and toffee. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, fruity finish. Pleasant but quite far from your favourite Belgian Ale.