maneliquor (2297) - Perth, - AUG 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty crappy. Resembles a sour lager. Damn, not very appealing
Pdubyah (191) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís ok. It isnít outstanding. It does not have the malt warmth, nor does it have the alcohol burn. There is tart start and a balance of sweet end, but not a lot of length. I liked that it stands up in itís class and would hold itís own in tasting. But it isnít special or spectacular.
DavidWoodruff (385) - Windsor, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber with moderate off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and candi-sugar. Flavor is much the same, though drier than anticipated. A somewhat rough finish. Overall a nice Belgian Strong Ale.
beer-yum (252) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly different brew that exceeded my expectations with ease. Evidently, one need not be a monk to make a beer that tastes heavenly!
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6th January 2013
Light haze on this amber beer, small off white head. Palate is light and semi soft with mild carbonation. Brett and a touch of water chesnuts. Mild creamy malt and bitter orange. Finishes semi dry with water chesnuts in the aftertaste. Overall a bit yeasty but fine.
Beersiveknown (2143) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Reuben.
dark gold with yeast esters, some clove and bananas, not too hot or sweet, balanced.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from The Wine Emporium. Big fluffy head of foam that collapses quickly to leave an even layer of foam. Vibrant honey orange colour. Aromas of tropical fruit, apricot, peach and nectarine. Lively and zingy in the mouth with a fruit finish and big alcohol kick. Nice.
ARMed (576) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
2010 bottle. Terrible and undrinkable. Sour tangy flavor with an overpowering tartness that is undrinkable. There is a small sense of vineous flavor that is overpowered by the tarty fruity swank, and theoverpowering alcohol taste. One of the worst beers I have ever had.
Cantabrian (684) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
When the crown pops out, the aroma is pure mulled wine - more specifically hot ginger wine. Not too pleasant, to be honest. A bit nauseating. But as we poor the cloudy copper beer with a nice white head, the aromas become weaker, more of an old barn, musty, sileage type-of-thing. Thatís what I wanted for this type of ale. Flavours are the same: sileage, old fruits in a barn, lots of cinammon, hay, some woody notes, all spicing the maltiness and the very elegant bitterness. Perfectly balanced and round, in spite of the complexity. Very seductive beer. Palate is broad and rather sour, a tad chalky, musty as well, keeping good awareness of yeast and even the hoppy fruitiness. I love it. Will get more for my "biere de la guarde" storage.
omega (587) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There are two different types of this beer. The vintage and the more recent non vintage version. Score is for the non vintage as I think this is what this beer is going to be in the future.
Cloudy pour - careful of the sediment at the bottom (unless you like hefeís!). Head was quite pronounced and a little coarse which is reflecting in the bead as it is not as soft and velvety as it could have been.
Having tried them side by side I would say the NV is more balanced and easier to drink. The vintage has a little bret which makes it interesting, but not very commercial.
bhensonb (9870) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark, hazy amber with a creamy off-white or tan head. Aroma of dark pitted fruit, a little citrus and some spice. Med plus body. Flavor matches the aroma along with some roast malt underpinning. Itís good, fits the style, but there doesnít seem to be enough yeast/spice to render it quite tasty. Good as is tho.