DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Dec. 23rd Beer Advent Calendar. Murky medium brown body crowned with a bubbly tan head that compresses into a half-inch mattress. Nice malty character here, yeasty, toasty, with sweet dates, crusty bread, and dark fruits all playing on the palate. Just a hint of sourness, maybe more of a lactic acidity providing a nice finish. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, roasted malts, subtle red wine nuances. Flavours replicate the nose with sour notes and a red wine barrel-esque finish. Alcohol provides a little bit of warmth.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Brown pour, some haze. Nicely formed beige head, creamy edges, good stickiness. Spicy nose, caramel, some chocolate malt, nutty, hints of fruit. Taste has chocoalte and nutty malt notes, cherries and assorted fruits. Dries right out at the end, late yeasty notes. Carbonation is on the high side, body is medium. The alcohol stays well hidden. Overall a drinkable Belgian ale, but nothing I would seek out again.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 23 CBAC. Big lasting brown head on dark brown head. Malty nose with fruit notes and a faint sour hint. Rich wine like malty flavour. Spice, hint of molasses. Nice winter beer.
CapFlu (4916) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) 2012 Advent Calendar. Pours a thin brown head atop a deep brown body. Nose of good spice, burnt sugar. Nice tart and gritty flavour. Strong peppery, fig, plums and vanilla. Rather complex and tasty. Nice.
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molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
marrone scuro con riflessi porpora controluce, velata
beige, fine e abbondante, buona persistenza
profumi di miele, caramello, lieviti, frutta rossa sottospirito, sentori alcolici e spezie
mantiene sapori dolci , melassa e miele, a cui aggiungono note di frutta matura, prugna e fichi, potenziati da una alcolicità evidente ed una speziatura sostanziale nel finale.
corpo medio, carbonazione contenuta
una ale scura, di influenza belga che quasi si avvicina al concetto di dubbel, con classici profumi e saporri di frutti rossi, un alcohol evidente ed uno speziato quasi natalizio. Alcohol forse unpo’ troppo contundente anche sei gradi non sono esagerati. per il resto direi buona, anche se non stravolgente.
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok. I swear I was just saying how I hate del ducato beers. .... Ha. K. This smells like unknown vapors. Brownish with a silty head. The smell is not appealing what so ever. Let this sit for almost an hour and it did improve. Plums, cheap white wine, raspberries, figs - maybe it was the figs. Not gonna finish this, mainly cuz I’m tired. The taste is kinda sour with a quick fade bitterness early, fig, caramel sort of burnt, fruits, wine, heavily carbonated. This ain’t my this at all.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at a tiny wine shop on Kauai. Poured a deep, hazy amber into ridiculous little hotel glasses. Caramel and fruit aroma. Taste an interesting mix of sweet and tart with noticeable yeast.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with maniac. Beautiful deep ruby plum color, bright cream colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of plums and cherry skins. Taste is slightly sour cherry jam, dusty edges, bitter and peppery finish. Nice.
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy reddish dark amber colour with average to huge, firm, endlessly lasting, moderately lacing, foamy, off-white head. Toasty, caramel malty aroma with fruity notes of berries, yeasty overtones. Taste is yeasty, fruity, toasty caramel malty, has also a tart note; some warming alcohol in the finish.