Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sickly sweet aroma of pears, honey and a bit of the alcohol. Muddled brown color. Mild fruit and malt on the palate with the pear and sugars dominating. OK.
BlackHaddock (2880) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, best before 12/2012: poured into a Westvleteren chalice at home during 10/2012.
Considering this beer has both honey and pear syrup in its list of ingrediants I am surprised it wasn’t a lot sweeter than it was.
The beer looked a Toffee Apple Red colour, a head of poppong white bubbles started thin and became a wisp and collar very quickly, pity, I like to keep my beers with a head for as long as possible. No sediment left the bottle.
The nose as you’d expect was very floral, I detected Red Berries (but no honey or pear esters) and hints of both caramel and yeastiness.
The taste had Raspberry notes and was extremely floral: not too sweet really, the beer grew on me as I sipped it. The finish is a little harsh (bitter wise) and overall it wasn’t a bad beer, might be better in the Spring, when things are warmer and brighter than now.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 20 July 2012) Dark amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with dried fruit, apricots, honey and brown sugar. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit and a fairly sweet finish with a touch of candy sugar and a moderate bitterness. Almost full body, quite sweet. Tasty and quite nice.
postrockable (1) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful beer, it’s very refreshing and easy drinkable due to its sweet peaks, but with a surprising bitterish flavour. Who loves ambrees beers has to try thi s one.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home...... It pours some murky amber with a small light tan head....The aroma is light roasted caramel, malt, sweet fruity and hops..... The flavor is light roasted caramel, dried dark fruits, sweet and some spices.... Bitter, sweet and bit spicy finish....
SimplySike (585) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poors hazy amber with little white head.
Aroma is honey, malts, dark fruits.
Taste is honey, sweet, almost no bitter.
Not that great.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alewife. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin white head. Malt and toast, cocoa hints, sweetness. Medium bodied, malt, dark fruit, caramel. Toast, cocoa, plums. Warm and toasty, malty and sweet. Malty, lots of dark fruit and plum.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle somewhere during Paul’s pre-wedding beer getaway in Belgium. Pours mid-brown with a soft, white head. Some caramel character here. Medium to big sweet. Medium to full in body with fine, smooth carbonation. To finish, more caramel, very smooth sugary sweetness and some light toasted malts. Very nice beer.
sarauckelman (90) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had been in the fridge for a few hours and when I first poured it, I was unimpressed -- the aroma and taste were both mild and uninteresting. It definitely improved by warming up.
Fine, light head, disappears quickly, dark amber color, relatively opaque. Sharpish palate, not too sweet. Not what I expected at all, but pleasant.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours a beautiful dark amber colour with a thick beige head that dies down to a thin cap. Aroma of honey, cherries, elderflower, lemon, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad, just a little sweet, with a light cherry cough syrup character to finish.