Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow, small smooth white head.
wheaty, spicy fruity aroma.
madsberg (11360) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Yellow coloured. Unclear. White head. Aroma is spiced, orangy and fruity. Flavour is spiced, fruity and citric. Medium bodied. Dry. Spicy sweet and fruity end. Nice and refreshing.
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and wheaty. Spiced and wheaty flavoured, light caramelish. Mild spiced and dry finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Slightly hazy yellow with an off-white head. Very spicy ginger aroma. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, citrus and ginger. Astringent, bitter finish. 130909
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[750 ml bottle from Louís Beverage Barn, cellared for 10 mos. after purchase] Pours cloudy light golden amber with two fingers of level, off-white head that recede to about 1/8" and stay. Aroma of big spice, although Iím hard pressed to identify what. Some lighter candy-malt sweetness underneath. Mouthfeel fairly soft and light, maybe lightly sticky. Thin, weepy broken rings of lacing. Predominantly a spicy flavor with an underlying sweetness and light fruitiness. Finishes lightly bitter with a light peppery/spicey aftertaste. Some hints of alcohol. Interesting - could easily be identified as a spice beer.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle purchased at The Lighthouse in Manchester, Maine. Pours a hazy yellow-orange body with a little less than an inch of off-white head. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, pith, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice... Wow. Spice is the first thing that jumps out, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coriander. Citrus plays a strong supporting role, with orange and lemon chief among the flavors. Effervescent, light in body, with a fair bit of carbonation. This is one hell of a witbier. Complex but balanced, and super-drinkable for the ABV and complexity.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BanditBrewingCO (BA)!
Transparent gold, small soft white head, leaves heavy lacing. Definite ginger and lemon nose, some soft, creamy yeast and light wheat. Flavor is heavy wheat, some corriander and ginger, more lemon zest, hints of banana and faint grassy hop. Palate is too creamy given the profile, and not enough carbonation to support the ABV. Thereís also an odd finish note, like marshmallow, and probably too much wheat. Still, great beer.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Lightly hazed straw body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, strawberry, light alcohol, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, cardamom, yeast, wheat, alcohol. Creamy medium body, light alcohol acidity.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A moderately spicy blonde Belgian ale with refreshing fruity flavours. Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 8 months after purchase
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a long-lasting medium white head
In long: Nose is all about the spiciness of the beer, mainly coriander. Taste brings
aboard a lot of fruity flavours ranging from bananas, pineapples, kiwis, tropical fruits, more. All that wrapped in honey. The strong spiciness on the nose only translates is light spiciness in the taste. Grassy hopping is adequate and the added spiciness really makes it a rather dry beer (by Belgian standards). I really like the next Allagash Fluxus lines, their two first ones (07 & 08) were both great. Still waiting for the 09 release and itís already june. But Iím not worried. A beer being late isnít as worrisome as my girlfriend being late.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to josarah for this beer. Pours a honey color with a hazy body and small head. Nose of yeast, hay and spices. Flavor is full and rich with citrus, yeast, peppers and ginger. Palate is clean, crisp and full. Reminds me of a tripel mixed with a saison.