JefVerstraete (3190) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet and bitter with a sour hint. Notes of caramel, nuts, dried fruit. Bitter sweet aftertaste.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is ok, body brown and cloudy. It smells malty, darkmalty, alcoholic. The taste is yeasty, alcoholic, not the best alcoholic taste, strange. Drinkable. 11/8/8/7/12/8
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle
With the selection of higher gravity beers not that diverse at the time I chose to go with a continental offering. This is a very well made Belgian strong ale that fits the style instead of trying to be some sort of novelty. I would drink a couple more Ecaussinnes beers if they are not too expensive.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy chestnut body is thick like melted chocolate or stained maple syrup watered down to be drinkable. The creamy legs add to a satisfying presence. Chestnuts, figs, almonds, and Hershey’s chocolate are heady and sweet like a glass of true hot chocolate. Traces of Granny Smith apples hide in the background.
Flavor / Palate - Carbonated hot chocolate and apple cider refresh the throat. Caramel, honey, and warm Hershey’s kisses melt on the tongue. There is a boozy aspect which is not shocking for a 10% ABV beer. This might be a better example of the style than most.
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Couleur brune classique, effervescence aussi légère au palais que de visu, col fin mais persistant. Révèle une certaine douceur malgré son ABV de 10°, chocolat en attaque, puis caramel, sucre candi, réglisse pour l’amertume, fruits foncés, plutôt ronde, petit goût de porto sur la fin.
Benzai (15090) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear red color, medium sized, quickly diminishing off-white to beige head. Smell malts, sweetness and a touch of herbs a spices. Taste malts, sweetness, some alcohol and again some herbs of spices. Medium and a bit fizzy carbonation, medium to full body. Nice beer, though the carbonation does make me not want more than a single bottle per night.
DutchDrebus (5799) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Brown to ruby colour with a medium beige head. Smells herbs, malts, some alcohol. Tastes sweetish, some herbs, raisins, malts, some liquorice. Full body, warming to the chest, medium to heavy carbo.
saxo (17949) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ DØE. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, caramel and hops.
erickok (5802) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown body, creamy head. Caramel and roasted malts, brown sugar and cereal. Sweet smooth brown sugar body. Great palate, but a fairly simple taste. Misses bitterness. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)
JoeyPeters (10) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown head. Half-sweet. You can taste the yeast. Decent beer. Best "bruin/brown" (brune) bier I’ve had. Can also taste minerals in this one.
Meilby (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ My parent’s place
Pours brown with a few floties and a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, toffee and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.