FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Rich aroma and taste malts, spices and citrus..
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Don’t like it. Light orange and a bit unclear. Has a lasting, white head. Malty aroma, grape-notes, unpleasent. Butter. Sweet flavor. Syrup texture.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, yeast, spices, and fruits.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of spices, citrus, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of citrus as well as spices and lighter notes of pommerans and oranges. The body is thin. Huge thanks to yespr for sharing.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy pale golden with a small white head. Sweetish fruity aroma. and some diacetyl up-front. Medium body with sweet pale malts and fruit. Some diacetyl and yeast in the finish. 290508
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 75cl @ [ Mafioso Blind Tasting @ yespr, Bottle #05.]
Unclear light to medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, fruity, spicy, moderate yeasty, banana notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (300508)
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed orange peel and peachy esters converse in a balanced and cohesive flavor profile until doughy yeast and softspoken peppery, herbal hops add a touch of complexity. This is another authentic Belgian-style Strong Ale from Via dei Birrai.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam recedes to a ring atop the cloudy dull golden.
-This is Unibroue-like in its shape and design, but it’s not quite as impressive as the top tier of its Belgian-style family.
-Light alcohol warmth is present throughout.
-Honeyed sweetness and fruit (peaches, pears) linger nicely in the finish.
-The flavor profile is a tad more expressive than the aroma.
-A slick body is sculpted by an oily palate and prickly, smooth carbonation.
Bottle; best before November 2008.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Italian Blind tasting @ yespr, Bottle 5#] Hazy golden with tiny white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with ripe fruits and flower notes. Sweet flavor with yeasty notes and ripe fruits. Ends sweet.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blind tasting @ Yespr. Hazy, golden with a grey hue. The aroma has sweetness and notes of fruit and candy sugar. The flavour has sweetness, notes of malt, candy sugar, light fruit and yeast. The overall impression is too sweet.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle #5: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Solid spiced aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavour is medium dry and spiced, minor berry note. Bitter and dry finish with more spice notes.