johnarktor (102) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2017
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chestnut, licorice, molasses, peach, floral, cereal ; Appearance: Dark red, hasy, almost no foam (white) ; Taste: medium sweetness, no bitterness ; Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish
gegwilson (3627) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as a birthday gift from Lorna. Cheers! Pours clear amber with a thin cream head. Mild stewed fruit aroma. The taste is quite sweet and fruity with a touch of raisin and christmas spice. A little toast too. Quite pleasant for what it is.
Mishnok (243) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 330ml bottle. Pours amber with the head quickly disappearing. Has that banana ester aroma familiar from Belgian beers. Biscuity taste with a bit of caramel. A little sweet to some extent.
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guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - JAN 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe ambrée, rousse, mousse blanche assez haute mais ne tenant pas. Nez au caractère malté dominant (caramel), houblons herbeux et pomme verte, cidre. Bouche maltés également (caramel, céréales), mais bonne présence des houblons avec une amertume marquée et des saveurs herbeuses et terreuses. Corps rond, bonne amertume, léger sucre, bonne longueur. Bonne bière de garde, avec un caractère houblonné surprenant.
TheJestersBeer (2429) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, deep amber, with an off-white head.
Malty, quite spicy aroma, caramel, yeast, orange peel, vague hints of coffee, herbal notes.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, caramel, yeast, herbs, hops, citrus, earth. Slightly harsh finish. (2016-12-17)
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of caramel, liqurice, bread and spice. A flavor of caramel, bisquit, bread, liqurice and bitter/spiced finish.
skortila (5682) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. The aroma has caramel,some grass. Bit hazy,amber coloured beer with an off-white, medium, lasting head and small particles floating around. The taste is light bitter, light-moderate caramel malty sweet, with some grassy and herbal hop tones.Not much else there. More dry finish.
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical northern French bière de garde, the ’ambrée’ variant. Moussy, off-white, creamy head retaining well on the edge but fairly quickly breaking in the middle, leaving thin patches of beige foam over the surface; clear very pure and intense orangey amber colour with coppery hue, becoming hazy and deeper copper with sediment; lively strings of tiny bubbles here and there. Notably sweet aroma of strong ripe banana (even some bubblegum isoamylacetate), sweet red apples fried in butter with brown sugar, marmelade, honey, Sultana raisins, amaretto, lightly toasted bread, peach, white pepper, caramel, damp straw, raw red cabbage, stewed beetroot, cloves, dried basil, hint of tea. Expectedly sweet taste, lots of banana ester and residual candi sugar sweetness, hints of apricot, raisins and fig, light basic sourishness underneath, softish carbo, slick and lean mouthfeel. Caramelly and lightly nutty malt middle, sweet with a toasted bittering edge in the end, meeting with herbal, lightly spicy hop bitterishness and an earthy, phenolic yeastiness yielding clove- and other old dried kitchen spice-like aromas retronasally. The tail carries some of the hop bitterness down into the throat but juicy malt sweetness prevails even with a remnant of the initial, more sugary sweetness; the toasted, more bitter effect lingers as well. Not an unpleasant beer, in all: technically decent and perfectly meeting the expectations of an amber-coloured BDG in both looks and general flavour, i.e. very much the same as a Wallonian strong amber, but a tad more ’clean’. This will never be my favorite style and this one is a bit too sweet for me, but all things considered, this is certainly acceptable for what it intends to be.
dnicolaescu (2441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear mahogany, beige creamy head. Fine baked fruit pie crust aroma, some harsher esters too. Taste: fruity, moderate caramel sweetness, fruity, drying and warming alcohol. Light bitter and somewhat salty finish. A good one.
ciocanelu (2051) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is mostly sweet, malty and sugary with some dried fruits on top. Taste is malty but not as sweet as expected. There is some earthy bitterness as well. Yeast esters and dried fruits complete the picture. Medium body with medium to high effervescence. Not a huge fan of the style but this beer is quite well executed.