AGCostaNeves (74) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2015
A golden red color (copper) and cloudy with a white foam, consistent and average volume.
A sweet aroma of malt, wood, fruit being identified for me the pear, peach, apricots, a pleasant aroma of caramel, and of course the Bourbon.
Moderately sweet taste in exact proportion, with delicious hints of malt, fruit, caramel, a beautiful Bourbon, oak and spices, and the hop bitterness is present. Woody end. Creamy texture and a bit oily.
Full-bodied with a low, soft carbonation, making it soft and very easy to drink.
Very nice it, but beware of its 10% alcohol content that is very well hidden, so to speak. Lore (2864) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, toffee, woody notes, hints of vanilla, nuts and some whisky; taste of dried fruits, vanilla and whisky notes, caramel, gingerbread and some nuts; excellent Belgian strong ale Nische (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
2007 bottle, from Belgiuminabox. Brownish color with a very small beige head. Soft aroma of raisin, prune, dark fruit, dates, light caramel. Similar soft taste with big raisin and dark fruits, perfectly balanced sweetness. Round vanilla and oak notes lingering. Very soft carbonation, you just feel it’s there enhancing the round mouthfeel. Absolutely lovely! jesperhammer (4874) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
16-NOV-2009, bottle @DØE møde, Vanløse.
Orange, hazy, high off-white head.
Sour nose and under that vanilla, oranges, sour apples, and tons of more stuff. Really complex.
Loads of dried fruits, champagne-like carbonation that is quite high. Very very creamy, extremely complex with layer after layer. LOOOOONG aftertaste.
Beer of the night. proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2009
Deep golden blonde beer, very hazy and with big white mousse. Aroma is fantastic and very complex. Hints of wood, fruits, spices, hops and sweet bread. Taste is rich, bready and fruity. Hints of wood, cognac and fruit in the finale.
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle (thanks to Tweety)... Poured hazy, golden/orange with a fluffy, white head. Nose was very wine-like, hints of sweet, spiced yeast tones, sour apples, and brown sugar. Very fruity, wonderful spiced esters. Black pepper, a little alcohol heat, grapes, apples, and some dark, malt tones. Very lovely brew. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2010 bottle drank from a tulip...Pours much darker than the regular version, murky dark gold with a nice head...Yeast is prominent on the nose, the backbone. There is also a very vinous quality, dry white wine, grapes, smooth with a hint of spice. Takes the regular version and just improves it...The taste is equally nice, a little smooth bourbon, yeast, coriander, apples, spices, so incredibly smooth and complex. Not totally what I was expecting off the nose, but really good...This is another awesome De Struise worth trying. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a two finger light khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is sweet, fruity and flavor is malty, spicy, some dark fruit. High ABV is hidden. Much better than the Tsjeeses. Pricey at $9.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Aroma of applesauce, grapes, and slight cinnamon. Strong nose. Pours super hazy with a big frothy head. Super big. Tastes sweet of wheat, slight floral, and just a hint of spices. Solid Belgian. Reminds me of a good champagne. WingdSoldier (76) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Brownish red beer with a complex aroma, hints of orange, cake, chocolate and caramel.