PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87. Expiration date: 6/12.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. Small unstable white head.
NOSE: grains, alcohol.
TASTE: oxidated, grains.
olio (6396) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091218.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of toffee, ripe fruits, yeast and some malts. Flavor of toffee, butter notes, ripe fruits and caramel malts.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, batch 190, bbd 08 12., courtesy of Papsø. Cloudy grainy-golden with a short but creamy, white head. Sweet fruity and floral aroma with light malty accents and some candy-scented yeast-notes. Sweet, strong flavor, notes of ripe apples and fat grain. Some alcohol in the finish, but wellbalanced, with a soft, sicky texture, a light bitterness and quite some spice in the finish.
jmgreenuk (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Molen 2nd Tuesday tasting. Poured a slightly cloudy medium amber with a bubbly frothy head. More like a barley wine than a barley wine! Very distinctive maltiness in the aroma. A very rich flavour. The malt and alcohol hit you right up front, but the alcohol is well controlled and doesn't burn. Lovely smooth palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dEnk (3915) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is sharp bready malt, a bit rye-ish. Flavour is bready malt, quite sweet with caramel, rye and deep earthy herbal notes. Nice.
Vaiz (3528) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of brown bread, sugary and a bit fruity. Flavor is quite sweet, a bit grainy and some hay. Might have been nicer while still fresh, although still quite decent.
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at the monthly molen tasting.
Hazy blond pour. Thin white head. Quite a decent English style barley wine. A good brew.
Iphonephan (3538) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at a de molen tasting. Cloudy amber with a thin head. Sweet caramel aroma. Raisins and red fruits. Mellow linger finish. Tasty.
madmitch76 (15844) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13th November 2010
Cloudy amber beer, reasonable white head. Light palate, a little crisp and fairly dry. Creamy malt, sweet with a trace of toffee. Carbonated bite in the mid. Minerally rich malt. Tasty bee, hard to pigeonhole but enjoyable. Crisp finish.
Borresteijn (4860) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Hazy golden amber colour, white head. Aroma is very sweet, malty, fruitcake, light spicy, caramel, alcohol, it’s a bit like a mix between Paulaner Salvator and a cheap sweet Euro Strong Lager. Flavour is very sweet, malty, alcohol, spicy, overripe fruits, caramel, light bitter spicy finish with a lot of alcohol heat. Medium bodied. I think they were going after a Salvator-like fest-beer, but it’s way too hot and messy. Still tasty though.