yespr (31494) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and caramelish. Sweet caramel flavoured. Fruity. Subdued bitter. Yeasty, acidic and fruity. Yet rather sweet. Phenolic finish.
Leighton (11446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Pours a cloudy, drab orange with a faint film for a head. Honey, sugar, sweet malts in the aroma, with some coriander and clover. Flavor is very sweet, with some caramel, more honey and white sugar, plenty of spices, and definite orange juice. Medium to full in body with soft carbonation. The finish is damn sweet, with more juicy orange, honey and spices. Some mild citrus rind and tang. Overall I like this beer a lot. It lacks the delicate nature of some trippels but the flavors here are robust and enjoyable. Good stuff.
cgarvieuk (14785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
qlight hazy amber ... Light thin creamy head ... Soft creamy toffee fruit nose ... Sweet toffee fruits ... Little apple ... Oddly violets ... Yeah sweet floral ness odd. Nice i think. Cerainly unusual
SaintMatty (5392) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Egham Beer Festival - Summer 2010) - Gold/amber with a slight haze. Tea and fruit in the aroma. Sweet taste with tea, malt and hops. A bit too sweet, but good to see them attempt such a style.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask at the Bree Louise. Orange. As soon as this glass was handed to me, I knew it wasn’t good. The aroma is full of cloying spices, way way overdone. The esters are all over the place, and it’s so sweet on the palate that it’s almost undrinkable. I left the better part of my half-pint. This is not Belgian, this is bad. Sorry.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at Egham United Services Club Beer Festival on 19 August 2010. Murky orange appearance. No head. Lots of tart fruit and orange peel on the nose. A little spice and more oranges in the flavour. A bit sweet for my taste. Probably a bit sweet for authenticity too. Not one of my favourite Ascot beers on this showing but good to see them giving this a try.