duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2003
A truly wonderful experience. I have to admit i wasn't expecting much, only because i was paying attention to some of the more highly rated US beers we had at the tasting. But all that aside, this was a truly fantastic beer drinking experience. Love the bottle, huge one litre swing top bottle, ensured my experience lasted longer, because i got a bigger serving sample. This was a very mellow, yet complex beer. Lovely chocolate-ish malts, some sour fruit, maybe some cherries and grapes, defintiely a bit vinous. Beautiful tart refreshing sourness to finish off (a bit Rodenbachish), with a lingering finish. I won't ramble on about it to much, i think i did last night when having it, everyone was probably like "shut up, dickhead", coz i kept going on about it. What can i say, i loved it.
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2003
amazing stuff. the 1 litre swingtop bottle was a good start. belgian sour ale character - wood and cherry aroma, deep murky brown and imposing. tastes initially of cherry with a big burst of sourness. some surprise chocolate and tomato juice flavours came through later in the glass. was just staggered by this - the hich alcohol was evident but not out of place. cultivated some of the yeast and it made a great batch of home brew so that was an added bonus rather than a subtracted bonus mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
This beer from Yards was a very interesting brew, it had a dark Mahogany colored brew with a tint of red. It has a brownish/tan foam head. But then we get to the taste. It had fruitish smells of pineapples and oranges. But the taste satisfied the most advanced beer drinker. It has a complex smokey taste that has has the hint of fruits with a hint of hoppiness. It is a good beer with a good after taste, it is defintly worth the money. slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Hmmm, i was quite high when tasting this brew so my rating may be a little off. I did love this brew. It was very dark in color. Not much head. Very sweet and chocolate. I had the 1 liter bottle, i liked that! eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
definitely the champ of the evening against some very highly fancied opposition - d head, celebrator, h of d, old horizontal, etc etc - this was a mother. the perfect combination of sourness with dark malts, what can I say. like goudenband blended with brooklyn black choc stout. definitely "purple" tasting as ringo says - dark grape juice all the way. not many discrete flavours popping out, just clean, smooth, rich maltiness + quenching tartness. sex in a barnyard.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Found this on a weekend in Jersey. Huge brown clamp-top bottle, perfect for homebrewing. Pours a thick milky brown, with a slightly tan white head. (You have to pour fairly vigorously to generate a decent sized head.) Aroma is very authentic. Fruity and estery. Flavor is very sweet and smooth, with hints of banana, grape, a bit of dry nuttiness, and a little plum. Very full bodied, almost thick. Tastes of caramel malt, with a touch of roastiness. An interesting style unto its own. I’d easily buy this again. 60minuteman (1746) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 A dark reddish-brown color. Some lace. Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, trees, malt and tons of booze. Flavor is yeast, alcohol, fruits, earth, chocolate malts. I keep thinking a log. Maybe wet leaves or something. Orgasmic wet leaves that is. Finish is boozy and sticky. Excellent feel. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
pours from 2014 750 ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish dark brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, dark belgian candy sugar, toasted biscuit malts, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, fruity eithers, and some light booze has it warms. Taste is dark fruits, candy belgian sugar, caramel, sweet malts, butterscotch, vanilla, molasses, lightly roasted biscuit malts, some spiciness, and light booze as it warms. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, slightly warming, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex, winter sipper that defiantly improves with age. SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2002
Sweet and malty, without the complexity of most Belgium beers. Great try though. fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
This is an experimental effort to brew a dubble at tripel strength. It has a sugary taste at turns. But there are enough nuances to keep one drinking. I noticed a number of various fruit flavors in the beer. It hides the high octane well.