seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from classic small Belgian bottle into tulip glass. For the record, this super-high rating benefited from lengthy aging. I found it in the clearance bin last weekend. The cap stated, "Best Before 22/03/2010" so I thought "SCORE!" I don’t know exactly how old it was, but at least three years, and the cap was rusted onto the bottle. Poured a deep amber color with creamy off-white foam, long-lasting with loads of Belgian lace, yeast haze and chill haze. Extremely rich and complex malt aromas, caramelized brown sugar, toffee, plum syrup, fruity yeast esters, faint noble hops, slight booziness, earthy and woody, barley-wine-ish and sherry undertones. Extreme malty-sweet flavor as well, hints of sweet bread, fruitcake, biscuits and honey, apricots, raisins but with a hefty hops tang to balance (amazing considering the age.) Medium-heavy body, chewy mouthfeel, highly effervescent carbonation, lingering caramelly, fruity aftertaste. A true treat, better than any dessert wine in the world. I don’t know what a fresh one tastes like, but this bottle was a masterpiece.
Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Cloudy hazy dark orange to amber colored beer, small off-white lacing. Yeast particles present. Smell is weird: malts, herbs or spices. I think spices, smells lightly like pepper. Taste malts, spices, slightly bitter hints. Average carbo and body.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown coloured beer with lots of yeast parts and some light carbonation with a medium white head. Very strange herby and sweet bread/baked cookies aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is sweet fruity and rather strange. Mystery for me. Don’t really like this.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.
chrisv10 (16036) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and yeast. Flavour is malts, yeast, spices, fruit, little caramel and medium sweet.
Camons (10903) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, sweet fruit, spices. Taste is malt, yeast, caramel, cinnamon, fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 080911
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, apple, slight yeast, and a hint of honey. Poured brown/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, caramel, apple, yeast, and honey. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, malt, caramel, slight yeast finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Vaiz (4452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper pour, solid off-white head. Aroma is spicy, some old wooden church bench, cardamon and cinnamon. Flavor is bitter spicy with some wood and a nice sweet thick body. Lively carbonation.
crossovert (11817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml synthetic corked and caged brown bottle. IT was a royal pain in the arse to get the extra long cork out.
It pours a firey orange red color with a billowing, foamy white head. It recedes pretty slowly but only leaves a small amount of lacing.
The smell definitely could be better. It has the smell of lemon sanitizer with a bit of grape and bread. A fruity but astringent smell.
The flavor is interesting. It is very sugary. There is a ton of caramel and some nuttiness up front. There is also some golden raisin and apple in there.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is perhaps a bit past its optimal freshness date.
It is an okay Belgian ale, nothing spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-30-2010 01:16:23
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of malt, bread, sweets and weak spice. A flavor of malt, bread, bread and weak toffee.