fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of jason. Citrus oil, sharp, vaguely peppery spice, butterscotch. Sweetness clashing with an astringent spiciness. Very odd at this late date with the intense spice character competing with citrus tones reminiscent of those in old IPAís (I guess Iíve never really had an old wit/double wit, so perhaps itís just the combination of the citrus with the sweetness from the old malt). In any case, interesting to see what age did to a beer such as this.
koleminer20 (1857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with Jason and Brian. The pour is a light ambery gold with a decent murky appearance. There is a tiny collar of white head and no lacing. The aroma smells like apple pie filling. There is a little cinnamon and some strong apple. There is a light malt and some light coriander. Maybe a light
Belgian malt and a nice yeast. The flavor is somewhat apple pie filling as well. There is a nice fruitiness and a good cinnamon to accompany the yeast and malt. It's really solid. The mouthfeel is good. There is a nice thickness and a good carbonation and a lingeringly malty appley finish.
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rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty, malty and hoppy aroma, spicy, coriander, citrusy fruity, banana too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
ClarkVV (5232) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle drunk fresh back in 2007
Large frothy white head tops a very slightly-hazed deep golden-yellow body. Moderate retention.
Very dry wheat and spicy phenols in the nose are at odds with the acidic, strong fruit esters showing overripe peaches and apricots. A lot spice apparancey, but thatís pretty expected this young. Moderate strength of aroma, some sweetness certainly grows as it warms and the alcohol is quite rampant after a while.
The problems from the nose are of course manifested in the flavor. Itís very malty and sweet, yet extremely estery, phenolic and spicy. Quite a hot mess, as young Batch X000ís always are.
A second bottle, aged a year proves much more enjoyable, with some of the sweetness knocked down a notch. Very estery still, with less spice. The alcohol is still rather firm, however. Very authentic Belgian yeast is written all over this beer, thereís just way too much of it.
drsordr (2098) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
vertical tasting provided by alexsdad06. Bottle pour light copper. Nose sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Taste some peppery spice, hint of wheat, toffee malt, but mostly faded. Probably better fresh.
TheHOFF43 (2000) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Probably faded a bit, but still solid. Murky orange pour, decent spices and some hops. Enjoyable but not where it was.
Bacterial (2714) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Greg at The Hoffís - slightly hazy amber pour. Malty and sweet nose. Sweet taste as well - easy to drink. Nice.
BVery (9210) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks Greg! Slightly murky orange pour. Aroma has turned to vegetable soup. Smooth palate. Rich dark fruit taste.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a very small white head. this held up pretty well. spicy belgian taste with a dried up fruit taste.
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear ruby red to orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of a barley wine. Some orange, maybe. No "spices". Tastes a bit like grape skins and honey with a caramel aftertaste. Quite interesting after all this time. I'm sure this was way better fresh though.
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like to think of this as an amped up turbo charged version of Oberon
Fun beer to drink.