Tonight ladies and gentlemen we have Maredsous triple from Duvel moortgat brewery standing at 10%.
The aroma is yeasty… very yeasty with sour notes, with yeast and old dodgy grass. A fermentaton like quality is also in both the aroma and taste. The taste is yeasty, hoppy, stong alcohol and mainly raw bread dough. Not a fan of that. The texture is quite light for the strength it comes with, also quite soft with low carbonation. The aftertaste right at the back of the throat reminds me of the same aftertaste you get with a cheap sambuca or tequila with a slight bitterness.
Normally high alcohol strength is a good thing for me, though this is one of the few beers where it really doesn’t work for me, if anything the smack of the strength is intrusive and the smack itself tastes unpleasant.
Here we have Brugse Zot from De halve maan brewery standing at 6%.
Its a tasty blonde beer. And thats it really. Its just okay with nothing special going for it. The aroma is yeasty, blondey and hoppy as you would expect. The taste is hoppy, slightly sharp, blondey with a little bit of sweetness too. The texture is quite thin but not watery, quite clean and fresh. The finish is pleasant enough, dry and doesnt hang around.
Shortest review is have ever done me thinks.
DONT LOOK INTO HIS EYES!
Anyways, tonight we have Gouyasse from Geants brewery standing at 6%.
The aroma is what you would expect from a blonde beer, plus a little sense of nostalgia, strange I know. I also want to say yeasty with a slight fruit like peach aroma. The taste has an undercurrent of fruit much like peaches as mentioned in the aroma. Suprisingly the strength of the alcohol comes through just enough. The texture is carbonation but not too much, not the smoothest I have come across, not clingy and leaves the mouth quite clean. I cant say it leaves an aftertaste but there is a trace underlining left, that makes you want to take another drink. Think one of the reasons I like this is it’s slight warming quality, I seem to like that in beers.
Something has been off with this one. Its tastes too much like something I have had before. After some research, now take this with a pinch of salt, but this Gouyasse appears to have once been called/branded as Goliath, which I had during last years advent calendar. Which was a suprise hit for me as it was, and is, one of the few blonde beers I really like, which I had trouble finding again. Now I know why. So I have technically had this brewery before.
Found the link, day eleven I had the Goliath Triple, while the above is a Goliath Tradional. https://geekpubtalk.com/2012/12/12/advent-calendar-2012-the-eleventh-bottle/
Now this one I cheated ever so slightly. Kasteel Donker was the best from last years advent calendar and became my favourite favourite beer. But I was to curious about the what the smeg the Rouge bit was about.
So here we have Kasteel Rouge by Castle brewery/Van honsebrouck brewery standing at 8%. Upon opening the aroma I expected was replaced by a wedge of cranberries being shoved up my nose. Same goes for the taste, I can barely get a hint of what the kasteel donker tastes like, in place of the cranberry kick. Its very much like drinking a ocean spray cranberry juice, with some other berries mixed in. Then with a little added medicine, like the syrupy cough medicine you can get. Quite strange. The texture is not oily, heavy or clingy, I found myself drinking it rather quickly though. The 8% is hidden completely as well, up to you if you like that kind of thing.
Strange, it was by no means a bad drink, just nothing in comparison to other Kasteel’s.
Side note, that design of coheed and cambria on the glass that you cant see very well, I did that.
Delicious beer is delicious. Here we have Gouden carolus classic from Het anker brewery standing at a lovely 8.5%.
At first the aroma reminded me of coffee, then I was like, no it doesn’t. It is more of a chocolate, perhaps even a chocolate cake kind of smell. With dark sugar and quite maltiness making an appearance. The taste is very simular to the aroma and really dwells well, it is very balanced and very tasty. There is some berry like notes to it as well. Has a low carbonation and for me that is so good. The texture is nice and smooth though not oily. The aftertaste is superb, a real sweet yet subtleness. It doesnt hang around your mouth as much as you would want it to, so you end up drinking more frequently, wish I had a second bottle.
So far this might be the leader of this year advent calendar. Complex, tasty, well balanced and addictive.
Hahahahahaaaa now I picked this one as I saw the picture of the fish and absolutely zero description. So tonight, I think, we have Frankisch Dunkles Lagerbier from Muhlenbrau Brewery standing at 4.8%.
Another awesome bottle top as well, love these even if they do spray a mist over you when you open them. I couldn’t place the main aroma (brain knew what it was but couldn’t get the words out) until I tasted it. Dark treacle! Is the main aroma and taste for me. Other aroma’s involved are malty and slightly bread like. Other tastes that occured to my brain are nuts, perhaps roasted nuts, with a slight slight sweetness. The texture is a first for me, it’s medium, it’s not heavy and clingy nor light and clean. I would even say that it is somehow not smooth either. Also note the completely different aftertaste at the back of the throat thats quite addictive.
I am thoughly intrigued of this one. Well done random fish, you have done me well.
Here we have Saison 1990 from Lefebvre brewery standing at 5.4%.
I could be evil from the get go and just say it’s a belgium beer that is rather boring. Its just a typical beer. Sorry, the aroma is zesty, yeasty and hoppy. The taste is also hoppy, slightly fruity with a sharpness at the end. Also a dry finish. Also somewhat watery, best word I could use tonight. A little too carbonated for my liking and it doesn’t hang around at all. Really thats all I can find yself to say about it.
Its time for a emergency stout me thinks