Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5
Huge beige head over practically black beer. Heavy burnt/rust and Bourbon nose, velvet, Brazil nuts, chocolate. Dry, yet sweetness beneath, alcoholic, Bourbon/whisky if not too much vanilla; black chocolate, dark bread, rum, young oak. Full bodied, viscous; alcoholwarming. Quite good stout, with the Wild Turkey giving depth but not getting too vanillated.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9.5
Small white head, disappearing over hazy orange beer. Typical gueuze-farmyard odour, chalk, sherry, faint lemon. Lemon, sherry, and then, retronasal, indeed tarr, phenol - blended in and not overwhelming. Light acidthinning but no or very little acidburn; lipsmacking acidity, good carbonation. Peat is just that little bit over to be truly refreshing, but it doesn't harm at all. No smoked malt - and yet this flavour, blending in perfectly. This is... outstanding in the litteral sense of the word. And great.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7
Good off-white head over veiled honey-coloured, Armagnac-like beer. Floral (wisteria), straw, X-mas spice, resin, fusels. Sharpish, resiny, dry-woody flavour, pine, heather. And indeed myrrh - rather than myrtle. Full bodied, warming, chewy, with a dry aftertaste. Interesting - but the beer is the opposite of easy drinkable, and that @ 3/4 l... Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
Transparant head gone in seconds over cristal clear old golden beer. Peach, nectarine, golden wheat on the field, fine & aromatic nose; and surprisingly, Sauternes, noble rot. Sour peach, again, very fine white "Balsamic", ultra-dry applecider. Thick feel, much more than the 6.3% would warrant. Undercarbonated. If the taste were as the nose, one would be able to sell this as small private vineyard Sauternes. Amazing. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Medium, faintly amber tinted head over cristal clear metallic copper beer. Rum, wood, sugar, some alcohol, vanilla, and yeast notes. Alcohol, fusels, velvet, hint of incense, vanilla. Sugar, almondy - too much. Bit slick, alcoholheat. Not very carbonated. Speculaas spices in the aftertaste. Certainly not bad, far from it. It's not "my" style of beer, but it is quite interesting, more than the other rumbarrel aged Duvel but not necessarily better. Though, with Duvel it hasn't much in common any longer, tastewise. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5
Gushing to huge, dense, yellowish head, with lots of lace, over clear metallic copperish-golden beer. Caramel, toasted malts, "beery" nose, bit dried herbs, but generally sweet. Light bitterish-herbal notes on top of caramelly malt, sweetish to sweet. Finish has again a bitterish surge. Very light burning feel, bit slick. Aftertaste is lacklustre, indifferent. Nothing special. Dank aan B & T!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 6
Medium, if fast gone whitish head over deep golden beer, well-carbonated. Rainwater, silt, even a bit mineral. Whiff of vanilla, pale malts, pineapple ester. Again pineapple - both the sweet and the sour; pickles (if faint), slightly oxydized malts, other grains. Co-taster mentions medicinal flavour. Light impression, if possibly rather medium bodied; finish releases a lightly burning feel. Betsy don't impress me much. Dank aan Barbara & Tim!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7
Faint rim over hazy brownish golden beer. Strange aroma as from parsley on vinegar and a very faint lime-hoppy whiff. And Bretts in the finish. More Bretts in the flavour, with a faint sourish background; hints of caramel or brown sugar. Lemonpeel, overripe pear or banana. Light if very slick, not very carbonated. Bit strange, this one. Certainly not bad. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
Slow gushing to very good, thick, cream-coloured head over clear copper-amber beer. Very nice fruity nose, exotic fruit, lychee, passion fruit, pear, citruspeel. Bitter wiht sweet fruity background: some non-sweet caramel. Bitterish exotic fruit, bitter almonds. Light body, slick, creamy feel from the persistent head. Very good IPA - rare that a French brewery completely captured the idea of this style. Thx to Stef!