Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Alvinne’s three Epiphany beers, this one made with four grains and three spices. Yellowish beige, creamy, thick foam (even some gushing when opening the bottle), quickly diminishing; colour a dark ruby brown with a wine-red glow, misty. Aroma of rich malts (chocolate and caramel), pear, plums, dates, bananas, old ’graanjenever’, cloves, coriander, cardamom, port wine, cinnamon; deep and rich multi-layered malt taste, sweetish with obvious spices (predominantly coriander), liqueurish finish with a light toasted bitterness reminiscent of a Scotch beer.
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubby bottle from Party Source. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet malts, ample herbs and spices, coriander, mildly tart ginger, wood. Interesting, but not something that I would seek out again.
josephspa (14) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of spices in the smell and taste as well. A bit of chocolate and liquorice. Too much spice for me to really enjoy, but a fun experience.
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is burnt wood. Pours dark brown with little head and light carbomation. Taste is burnt. Seems like its probably good but not my style.
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my backlog Dark coppery colour with an off-white head with medium lasting and nice lacing. aroma has notes of barrel, red fruits and slightly sourish. Flavor has a moderate sourness, vinous hints, wood and slightly red fruits, mainly berries. Sourish final with hints of wood.
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at animal, Madrid. Dark brown color. Thin head. Medium sour. Wine, fruit, citric, cheese hop.
jonas (5595) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Bar Animal. Complex nose: bergamotte, bubblegum, lactic, horse blanket notes? Dark brown, big golden head. Roast, wood, lemon, bubblegum and berries, dry bretty notes, mint. Dry medium body, mellow mouthfeel. Leather and chocolate finish. Unusual, especially the bubblegum notes ( I guess from the spices?) but really well balanced and pleasant to drink
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer temple. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, overripe fruits, caramel, light Brett funk and sweet malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Poured a dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin off white head. The aroma is acid citrus light sour. The flavour is medium sour light sweet with a rich dark malt fruity palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Really liked this. There was lots of flavour but nothing was overdone.
fkoolen (239) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a foamy beige head. Nose and taste mainly have red fruits (cherries, grapes), wine-like notes and matching sourness: almost a fruit beer, with a geuze-like hint coming through. Lively mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. Not too bad, but the lack of balance makes it easily forgettable.