imdownthepub (13713) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml, 3.5yrs aged. Orange brown with short lasting head. Sweet vinous malty beer with a strong caramel note, quite toffee like with hints of treacle syrup. Any hop note has disappeared unfortunately, but leaving a reasonable pasteurised bottled beer.
PLundsgaard (476) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown,
Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light,
Initial Flavor/bitter moderate,
Finish Flavor/bitter ligth,
Muggus69 (2229) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old review from my notes...
Served at cellar temperature in Duvel glass. Pours orange/copper body with washy white head and chunks! Faint suggestions of hops on the nose. Body packs more punch than aroma suggests. Slight surupyness to it with flavours that pop out at you almost unexpectedly. Toffee, orange, and medicinal note, sweet throughout with quite an abrupt finish. Not much bitterness to speak of. Wasn’t sure what to think at the beginning, but has a enjoyable and quite drinkable flavour about it.
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Copper colour, foamy beige head, lacing. Fruitish aroma with weak bready hints. Also weak caramelly hints and very weak hints of alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt along with some breadish and roasted notes. Also some hoppy notes. Very smooth flavour and palate.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml clear bottle. Golden amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Once the inital skunk passes (why oh why must they use clear glass bottles?), a decent aroma of bread, caramel, and some leafy and earthy hops. Light caramel and toasty flavours with a earthy and light piny bitter finish. Refreshing but watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery golden amber coloured body with an off-white medium size mainly lasting head. Slight nutty aroma. Taste is ok but just a little thin, caramel, malt, some bitterness, apples and fairly smooth.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour and medium head. Sweet malty spicy aroma, pretty strong hoppiness and again mild buttery maltiness. A high quality ale.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle. Lovely beer. Good malty flavour, with some typical Shepherd Neame hop bitterness. A superbly drinkable beer, be careful it is 6.5%!
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, light sweet hoppy aroma, sweet dry taste, medium body, dry finish.
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A typical british ale. Nice bitterness from the hops, but too thin and not enough malt. Low head.