jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of a doppelbock, and a pretty decent one. Nose is a bit sour, with plums, caramel. Palate is granny smith apples, caramel, yeastiness. Sweet and sour intermingle in a nice harmony. Syrupy yet not sticky sweet palate and mouthfeel. Appearance is a reddish tan brown, unusual and nice. Nice hazy small layer of swirly foam stays on top. Spotty lacing. From Nathaniel’s.
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber little foam. heavy sugary aroma, full of belgian candy sugar and yeasty notes. yaste is sweet sugary, malty notes. belvian yeazt nites and dried fruits / dates.
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark red/brown with light head. Aromas of toast, spice, roasted malt, and brown sugar. Flavors of roasted malts, Belgian yeast (very nice), light caramel, raisins, and a bit of spice. Excellent Belgian tribute.
conway (570) - - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the color of apple cider with a fluffy white head. Aroma is heavy with apples and a little vanilla. Taste is apples, yeasty spiciness, and finishing with some caramel and vanilla. Lively palate.
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rarbring (654) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of spices, raisins, vinegar and yeast.
Appearance: A foggy amber colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet fruits, spices, clove and old french cider.
Palate: High carbonation, foamy bubbles, a soft texture. A good body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: A really good ale IMHO, I liked the acidity and cider character.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-12-29.
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Another biggie poppin’! :-) Deep light coppery body, short-lasting big foamy beige head. Nose is banana, bready notes, candy sugars, hints of wood and caramel. Taste is sweet caramelly banana notes, hints of raisins, herbs, grass and nuts. Some figs in the aftertaste. Nice enough. Full body, medium carbonation. A good BSA, but far from the best AleSmith has to offer.
spacecube (339) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewdog Camden, pours a ruby red. Lively carbonation. Aroma of berries, cherries, and a little caramel & chocolate malt. Very moreish, just as good as some of the top belgians
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark amber-red beer with a little foam left; estery aroma with notes of pear and apples; slightly spicy; pretty sweet and with some acidic tartness; lively and tasty, full-bodied; highly carbonated; long fizzy fruity and estery finish with notes of marzipan, alcohol and spices
Albe (56) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Teo for sharing this one. Pours amber-red, with a tall and lasting off-white head. Delivers to the nose a complex aroma, yeasty and sweet, with something that recalls white wine. Taste is spiced, with some caramel, dried fruits, a little of citrus well balances the sweetness. Full bodied, and fizzy carbonation, maybe too much for me. Meditation beer, very enjoyable shared with a good friend.
CHUDNW (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Belgian-style brew. Pours burgundy/brown with a bubbly-ass head. Smell toffee, raisin, roastiness and taste the same with a little more fruitiness and other goodness from the yeast plus some nice spice. Finishes pretty boozy, sticky, and sugary.