Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Deep amber pour with a white head. Stewed apples, orange peel, some caramel and a splash of wet wood in the nose. Spices, nuts, baked apple and malt flavours. Good alcohol burn. Dry, slightly bitter finish.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Alan. Thanks! Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Aroma is interesting. I can’t put my finger on the gritty part. A twang and a hit of booze. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is a sharp, pretty pungent note of booze and other flavors I’m just not that familiar with. Interesting.
dnstone (2331) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry blonde with hints of orange-peel bitterness and light apple-alcohol calvados tones. Hazy orange in color with a slight white head. This was a pretty enjoyable beer!
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle from Leuken’s Oldsmar. Pours a hazy yellow with orange highlights and a swirl of white head. Nose is sweet malt, mustard, cognac, some barnyard, and some booze. It has distinct sour qualities to it that make me think it might have brett, but after exploring the beer a bit more, I believe it is more of the combination of the barrel with the mustard seed. Flavor is musty, malt, bretty quality, oak, cognac, and some tartness/ vinous quality. Calvados is nowhere near as pronounced as I anticipated for the stamp on the bottle. More cognac than calvados comes through. Light to medium-bodied and a strange take on this one.
Ughsmash (7266) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured translucent, lighter orange with a white head that fizzled out really quickly.. kind of shiny. The aroma picked up more Calvados than anything else, with cognac and related dark fruit backing it up.. some oak and dry, peppery yeast in there as well.. this was nice, but it was almost all barrel. The flavor opened with tangy oak and sour/lightly-metallic boozage.. dark fruits, honey, and a bit of biscuity malt at the core.. lots more Calvados and peppery yeast on the long, dry, belly-warming finish.. just about an "8". Medium-plus bodied with low, but prickly carbonation on the palate.. the barrel stole the show, but it did provide some very interesting character.
drpimento (2389) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not quite as good as expected. Poured at a good temperature; it was a gusher; with a small, cream-colored head that settled to a thin island and ring, no lace. Color would be a clear, but for the large amount of tiny particulates in suspension, amber. Aroma is yeast, malt, mustard, fruit. Flavor is more bitter then tang, then sweet. Although in the finish it’s sweet and tang that linger. Otherwise, also like nose. Body has some clashes between bitter and tang along with some heavy boozieness.
Errl (1890) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Yellow pour with no head..Nose is nice caramels, sweetness, calvados barrel, apples..Taste is dry oak, spice, caramels, alcohol, faint tartness,..
Arve_Christian (3579) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden hazy color, some foam . Aromas of caramel , malt and some vanilla. Medium/ full body & complexity. Sweetness- Good sourness- ok balance.
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nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Fantastic. Brings a liqueur touch. Maybe a little overwhelming on my palate at this point in the evening. Doesn’t really strike me as "Belgians"..a creature unto itself. Hardcore barrel treatment. Tasty, brutal spirit/beer hybrid.