ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33 cl) at Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium. This never-heard-of triple poured hazy amber with a large off-white head into my glass. A complex earthy malt aroma with notes of yellow apples, butterscotch, wood, and some barnyard emerged from the glass. The mouthfeel was very soft, with a light prickling carbonation. Very well balanced with a dry but somewhat too short finish. A highly pleasant surprise.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Oxford CAMRA beer festival. Light copper, big soft white cap with a bit of elegant lace. Bright high-frequency esters: pears, bubble gum, green bananas. A peppery nip with a taste, followed by warming banana and cognac. Dry, clean finish. A solid and pleasing tripel.
SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy copper yellow with a full thick off white cream head. The aroma was sweet with hints of fruit and caramel/spice. Sweet fruit with a candy like malt presence, finished a bit hoppy and rusty flavored.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour reveals a cloudy dark gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet (caramel) and fruity. The flavor has a pleasant blend of hops, chewy malt, caramel and candied fruits. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is lively.
daniele (7959) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chiara torbida note maltate in finale luppolato non molto morbida buona schiuma
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 buona, non eccezionale, ma temevo molto peggio perché l’ho comprata del tutto ’a caso’ da Squillari (pagata 2.00 o poco piů). Mi ha fatto molto piacere assaggiarla.
Dedollewaitor (15483) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2002: Tasted Caorle, Italy: Unclear amber red/orange with white fluffy head. Sweet dried fruits & malts in the aroma - like a good port wine. Filling mouthfeel - soft. Nice lacings. Sweet sugar malty caramel/dark fruity flavor
with a long lingering aftertaste/end. Wauw - the best Northern Italy had to offer me this summer!
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky yellow / orangish poor with a frothy beige head. Aromas are very floral (hops), citrus, hints of caramel, caramelised malts and a sligh sweetness to it. Sweet nice soft bitter mouthfeel. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Added flavors of caramel and raisins. Has alot more character the warmer it gets.
bierkoning (12274) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malt, butter and lemon cake in the aroma. Malty, buttery, biscuity flavor. Toffee. Hint of lemon. Earthy bitterness. Hint of rubber. Pretty nice.
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Noel Cuveliers. Hazy old gold with thick off white head. Creamy, Belgian beer, good Belgian yeast aroma. Bit estery, some banana. Soft in mouth, spicey hop on finish. I liked it, good depth and character.