GBZ59 (815) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 500ml servida en Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en Jun´11
Brota con color cobrizo claro. Espuma beige amarillenta, copiosa y densa con bastante
buena retención y bonito encaje en las paredes. Aroma malteado con matices de madera y chocolate subyacente. Trazos de aroma a pan. Inicio de agradable y dulce amargor con
notas de bayas y recuerdos de platano en boca. Oleosa y mantecosa. Sorprendente cuerpo intenso para tan poco ABV y carbonatación media. Lígero picor alcoholico. Los esteres parecen dominar el sabor pero, finalmente, el lúpulo gana la partida con un amargor envolvente.El retrogusto es de sutil chocolate. Muy buena asimilación y sensación muy refrescante.Excelente lupulización combinando amargor y aroma en adecuado equilibrio.500ml bottle served into a Pint glass.Enjoyed on Jun´11.Pours light copper in color.Yellowish beige froth, copious & dense.Fairly well retention & nice lacing left on sides.Malty aroma, hints of wood & chocolate underneath.Slightly bready hues,too.Starts with a gentle & sweet bitterness, notes of berries & mildy banana.Kind oily & viscosity sensation. A surprising full body unexpected in a medium ABV beer.Medium-low carbonation.Light scratchy alcohol hues.Esters look like dominating but finally hops win the match leaving an all-around bitterness. Subtle chocolate aftertaste.Very good drinkability & refreshing sensation.Excelent hoppy profile combining bitterness & aroma in a correct balance.
77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Looks flat, not very good lightning but looks reddish caramel brown oily with only some white bubbles for a head. Nose carries some funk, touch sour & barnyard, cacao, touch cheese,… Taste is sweet, funky with some earthly cheese, barnyard, sweet herbs, caramel and touch burned brown sugar, some light grass & touch floral bitterness in the back, earthly, herbal. Flat. Completely unintentional, nice barnyard, light sour from Spain. Similar to their Runa, I once tried but better. A beautiful failure.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crimson with rusty highlights. Pasty dirty-white head exhibits good retention. Potently phenolic and estery nose comprised of dried strawberry, pecan skin, leather, breadcrust, black licorice, apricot, butter toffee, plum jam, dried leaves. Heavenly saliva-inudcing dusty yeast character. Soft, natural carbonation. Upfront burst of plasticlike phenols is curtailed by remarkably clean, lush and dextrinous British malt character. Robust breadcrust edginess accentuates the firm pale malt-derived cookielike snap which contrasts with the bouncier vanilla and toffee-glazed-nut base. Wonderfully deep, fat, and creamy malt. Peppery hops lend subtle appetizing acids along with a rustic twinge of autumn leaves and soft tealike flavors. Ripe red plum flesh and dried leather contribute more lift and drinkability while hops steadily tease with a gently coarse earthy bitterness. Finishes flawlessly balanced and cleanly attenuated with a sassafras root dryness kissed with succulent esters and prolonged beefy malt. A deceptively simple beer, which means most folks here likely won’t give it a second glance. Which is unfortunate considering how rare it is to find these foundational styles so well-balanced, devoid of flaw, and endlessly drinkable. But hats off to Masia Agullons for doing just that.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of dried mango, mandarin orange, light note of oxidation (cardboard).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Another winner, although this is probably not the freshest sample (evidenced by a touch of oxidation). These beers need to start being shipped straight from the brewery to my house.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Bruxellensis. Dark brown, almost black with a small offwhite head. Caramel and hoppy nose. Flavours range from roasted caramel to floral hoppiness, leaving the mouth dry as a desert, yearning for more. Good carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Very complex and highly enjoyable brew. there is beery hope in Iberia.
desdemoor (14) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at la Cerveteca, Barcelona, unpasteurised, gas pressure. A hazy deep golden beer with a fine white head and a very attractive aroma, malty and lightly sweet with a phenolic touch. A full dry palate with a dose of grapefruity hops that turns thistly and tongue-coating in the US pale ale style, but not overbitter and with a vivid note of burnt rubber roast, probably from crystal malt. A peppery long-lasting finish with a lingering resin note ends a balanced and enjoyable beer with plenty of substance.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$15, but at least there is a reason other than greed.
baked apple crisp and cinnamon toast and nougat.
spiced bread and christmas pastries.
sweet almond butter pastry filling.
green wet hop minty vegetable.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bruxellensis Festival 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Hazy, brown body. Creamy, very lightly brown head. Nose of hops, oranges, citrus. Moderately bitter initial flavour, lightly bitter finish. Very hoppy (American hops). Ok Beer.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bruxellensis 06. Dark brown, big golden creamy head. Quite fresh hops, chocolate, light roast, fruit (peach, berries).
Fairly lightbodied. Fruity malf, candied fruit flavornotes which carry over into the aftertaste,
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very hazy amber with a foamy transient beige head. It’s a great aroma - perfumey/floral. Full bodied. It’s lightly spicy. It’s firmly malty. It’s very floral. It’s delicious. Think they nailed, nay, improved, the style.