goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle at FlevoBierFestival, Almere: Hazy amber colored brew with an medium sweet bitter taste, hints of caramel, chocolate and oak on the most subtle way. minutemat (6062) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
75cl bottle shared at the in-laws, Eecke, France. Pours a deep burnished brown, small pale tan head. Aroma of candied fruit, caramel, cassonade. Continues to taste, smooth with toasted malts, oak, prominent caramel and honey, perhaps a little too rich and warming. Wouldn’t revisit this one. Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle - Bready sweet malts and some perfume. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet fruity and bready malts. Light woody notes. fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
750ml bottle @ Matt’s. 2016 Vintagemcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Pours a dirty golden orange colour with a small off-white head. Nose is bread, some Belgian yeast, and some oak. Flavour is very much as the nose, other than there is a slight sourness with a dry oak finish. Tasty stuff.
Vintage 2016. 750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, light candied sugar and toasted oak. Flavour is similar, with lots of toasted oak, Belgian yeast and a touch of candied sugar. Very toasty, with light sweetness and an oaky finish. Very good.
Oakes (18828) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2017
Cloudy light amber. Thin head. Just a bit of pedio, and that sort of messes with the aroma. There is a bit of plasticy stuff. Has a soft body, though a bit of prickly carbonation in the finish. Sweet, touch of malts, with a mellow phenolic character. The finish has a fairly yeasty character, again the sweet pale malts, and there is some alcohol showing through a bit as well. Tastes a bit clumsy to me. Hopverdju (1493) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2017
Vintage 2016 Amberkleurig met crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: licht geroosterde mout, licht zoet, gedroogd fruit, rozijnen. Smaak: licht zoet, gedroogd fruit, rozijn, brood, perzik. Medium volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet. DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
750 ml bottle shared at home (vintage 2015). Hazy brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Oak, ripe fruits, vanilla, malts and caramel. Well done! Beer5000 (6734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2016
750 ml bottle 2014 vintage sampled November 2016. Slightly unclear amber body with a small, lacing off-white head. Aroma is not particular strong, but very nice with malt, wood, caramel and dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, some chocolate, dry fruit, wood, caramel, moderate bitterness and hint of warming alcohol. Fine balanced body and smooth aftertaste. A fine version of oak aged Belgium ale. Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness, caramel, slight chocolate and slight mushroom. Flavor is sweet and malt with some chocolate, oak, caramel and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.