BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
colour: light, yellow/orange/amber
smell: chinese sake, grapes, buttery, slightly peachy, french cuisine oranges sauce ( usually with duck ), alcohol, sweet
taste: apple, skunky malts, no carbonation !!! , alcohol, calvados !! clearly !!! , bittersweet, oily texture, dry end, alcoholic, aftertaste
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours hazy tawny with spare head, flat retention. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation and creaminess with a dry finish.
Tmoney99 (10795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, yeast and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sour& sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with an well above average brew.
marcus (6578) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours cloudy blonde with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with some banana and a bitter oaky finish. The alcohol is well-hidden.
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Mild sour fruit aroma. Flavor is slightly soalpym mildly fruity, a bit vinous, mildly hoppy, pretty oaky. Cant’t feel the heat. Nice Belgian. V. nice.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Cloudy deep golden colour. . Yeasty acid caramel fruit aroma. Yeasty fruit citrus bit acid flavour.
Pinball (10867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange, smooth white head.
aroma of alc, yeast, yellow fruits.
flavor is spicy, yeast, yellow fruits.
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours cloudy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is quite vinous, oak, caramel, acid, fresh fruit and citric hops. The flavour is sweet caramel, acid, brett, sweet fruit and oranges. Very good!
mjs (4632) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer piured yellowish brown and cloudy. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had malts, vanilla and apples. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, vanilla, apples, sweetness, fruitiness, wood and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody and bitter. Quite weird combination of flavours that didn’t work well enough.
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer, though not entirely successful. The calvados barrel comes through with mostly sharp, boozy notes. Some green apple is lurking in there, but it’s just a bit harsh and mostly mixes in with the general fruitiness of the beer, which may be from the barrel - hard to tell. Aroma is a bit medicinal. Mustard is also fairly subtle and I mostly picked it up in the taste. Some caramel malt, some spice. Fairly dry. Mouthfeel is a tad thin but still pretty good. Not a bad looking beer - a cloudy yellow with a fizzy, dying head.