Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - MAY 7, 2011
Weird dubbel. Very dark orange brown. Good head. Sweet, and over spiced.
A winterbeer, not bad, overdone with the herbs. Caramel, malts, fruits, apple. sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2011
Bouteille 33cl. Abbey dubbel? not sure.
Cuivre opaque, une levure vraiment active et donne une mousse qui continue à sortir de la bouteille après ouverture.
Arôme de sucre de cane, malt et caramel, herbes; levure et autres épices le tout avec une touche lactique.
En bouche, levure est bien présent, fruits noirs rappelant la prune, figue. Épices et autres herbes; épine de sapin, coriandre, gingembre, peut-être clou de girofle le tout avec le lactose qui donne un fini légèrement aigre et se trouve balancé par le sucre de cane et le malt.
L’alcool est réchauffant sans pour cela nous montrer que nous sommes bien devant une bière tirant 11%. suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured a murky darkish amber. Ample cream/white head that left noticeable lacing.
Slightly hoppy and very malty. Sort of a watered down Old Ale scent.
Same as the nose. Watered down Old Ale. The hops are not as present in the taste. The maltiness is very strong and makes it seem like Malta Goya.
Kind of thin. The cloyingly sweet malt sticks around for awhile after drinking. Not impressive.
Decent if you want a cloyingly sweet high ABV beer. Not very balanced, but the ABV is very muted. mjs (7169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l - generously offered by Fin, thanks, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer looked like the water in a very muddy lake. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vineousness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, vineousness, fruitiness, spices and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and mildly bitter. The ugliest looking beer I’ve seen in a very long time. Its tasted and aroma were okish. Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 18.12.10 This pours looking like the muddiest puddle I ever did see, it looks shocking. Sour tang, but also a slight perfumey flavour, quite floral. This is actually really highly fragranced, like a Thai meal at times, also I begin to think it’s a bit like eating one of those fragranced hot handwipes that you get given in a nice Chinese or Thai restaurant, that said I don’t dislike this unusual beer. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0
gunnfryd (14828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Amber-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is flower, herbs, hop. Flavour is sweet, flower, herbs, hop, caramel. full body. Strange beer. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. It’s an unclear, orange beer with an off-white head. Nice hops in the aroma, with a sugary sweetish, meaty maltyness. Herbs and flowers blend in. White sugar sweetness in the mouth, almost sticky. Full-bodied, and finishing with a nice bitterness and caramel. There’s herbs, caramel and a fine dose of hops in the initial flavor. A strange beer, but strange in a nice way. 091107 OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2010
From bottle@RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale. One finger of beige, creamy head, quickly fading. Red colored body with an orange hue. Perfume and yeast up front, offset by a floral, minty, and maybe leafy hop scent. Taste has a restrained malt profile, biscuity and quite crisp. Also a distinct fruitiness, and some herb/spice tones. Alcohol is very well hidden. Healthy body. Finishes sweetish fruity with a fine dryness in the very ending. Beyond interesting, very good actually. Beer5000 (6448) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale, sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy orange body with a thin beige head. Fruity aroma of peaches, oranges and yeast. Flavor is fruity oranges and, herbal tea. Sweet and bitter in harmony, a bit unusually, but enjoyable. Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Cloudy orange colour, low head. Strange aroma, some Belgian yeast, hard to classify. Fairly sweet flavour, some fruit, hints of tobacco, some mint and tea.