smith4498 (3638) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours dark caramel color with light tan head. Belgian yeast and candy sugar aromas. Fruity taste with light candy sugar and some maltiness. Belgian yeast flavor is also noticeable. Medium body with lively carbonation. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Had a medium brown golden pour with a light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and malt sweetness. Light roasted and low dark fruit noticed in the malty body. Had a slightly dry finish. Good brew but not spectacular. Muggus69 (2431) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
Beer info: Bottled in brown 330ml bottle 6.7% abv bb 11 04 11
Served lightly chilled in chalice.
Bit of a gusher. Pours a biggish offwhite mess of dense foam atop a murky sort of coppy body.
Fruit cake sort of nose. Brown sugar, bready yeast, sweet cake, dried apricot and sultana. Bit of alcohol and grassiness in the background.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is pretty low, medium bodied. Slight alcohol dryness on the finish.
Brown sugar-like malt body, hints of orange and dried fruit. Bread and cake, with a bit of grass on a dry and quite bitter finish.
Seemed a bit too easy to drink. Nice enough sort of Belgian pale ale, not overly complicated or strong, probably why it goes down so well. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Enjoyed via 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with an ivory to light tan head. Nose is rich with dark fruits and high crystal (80-120) malts. The palate certainly does not disappoint, with wonderful notes of raison, silightly burnt candy, and a nice spritzy carbonation. The finish is a great blend of sweet and dry. jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a medium tan head with some lacing. Medium amber in color. Somewhat thin, carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is somewhat malty and plenty spicy. Not bad.
finol (3359) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at O´learys Copenhagen Central station.
Plum-greyish colour with a smal head. A lot like the 8 but with a thiner (to thin) body. Some sweet flavour with a resemblance with Listerine... hirigalzkar (3127) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. This is very much alike St. Bernadus Prior 8. It smells the same but with less power. The taste is a little more spicy. CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours cloudy brown, hint of ruby, thin white head with moderate retention and minimal lacing. Floral, fruity aroma, lots of apples and a slight hint of spice but also some mustiness where I could do without. Flavour is overwhelmed to an extent by aggressive carbo though some mild spiciness does come through. Mouthfeel is thin and domintated by carbonation, reminds me of soda water. Bleh. Not sure whether it was the bottle or the beer, but I wasn’t sold. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a thin head with half-decent retention and minimal lacing. Grainy vegetal (oat bran?) aroma, damp sawdust with just a hint of sweetness underneath. Unusual! Taste is odd as well - vaguely sweet with light toasted grains, some diacetyl, nearly no finish whatsoever. Body is quite good, though, despite any other shortcomings - very very creamy, if a bit thin, and plenty of carbonation. I really don’t like the damp grain taste of this beer, it’s odd. If it were marketed as such it would be fine, but as a basic Belgian ale it’s a direction into which I have no wish to foray. Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Tap. Poured dark reddish brown. Aroma and flavor were well balanced roasty malts and yeast. Lacks complexity and was lighter than I imagined. Overall though, very nice beer.