nuplastikk (4132) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Maxs. 2008, consumed in 2012...uh oh. Unfiltered orange-tan, big gushing head. Lively and effervescent. Spiced Italian action, kind of intense. Odd aroma, acetone spice amber malt. Sort of like a Belgian Xmas beer stripped of malt depth. Grows on you, quite unique. Spiced amber. Assumably past it’s prime, but still bubbly and drinkable.
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky brown colored pour with some ruby highlights. One glass had a large head, one had a medium sized head that quickly fell. Notes of raisins, malt, cream, and a slight acetic nose. Taste is sweet malt, some dark fruit, slight hops, and some bread. A slight alcohol heat is present, but not overpowering. A nice winter warmer. Good.
JorisPPattyn (7720) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small to medium yellow-beige head, irregular, over fully hazy red-amber beer. Sourish-fruity nose with acetic acid, lactic acid, yoghurt and wey. Some sweet herbs. Dry, woody flavour. Fine acidity but less than the nose suggested. Gets wry-spicy retronasal. Again some (red) fruity esters, yeasty. Rye-like flavour. Warming up, getting even more spicy. Quite spritzy; acidity gives more MF than flavour. Medium bodied at best. Nose made me weary, but flavour is quite OK. It’s not something I’d choose to drink in 75cl, however.
daniele (4892) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ramato carico quasi nocciola buona schiuma discreta persisyenza fruttata speziata carsmelo zucvhero candito buona beva piuttosto secca ma anbastqnza maktata buona spezkatura riscaldante ma pukita
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
color rubino scuro, limpida.
colro beige, media presenza, media finezza e poco durevole
profumi di un leggero tostato, lieviti ma ancor più frutta matura, mela, uva e un tocco di ciliegia, note alcoliche evidenti
mantiene note dolci iniziali, con un tocco di mayto tostato , miele a cui però segue un fruttato con una certa astringenza, quasi vinosa, con note di frutta sottospirito e sapori alcolici.
corpo medio-basso , reso ancor più leggero da una carbonazione minima,
una belgian ale con alcohol sopra le righe, non ben centrata dato un corpo che non tiene il passo. Per il resto sorprendono le note aspre e fruttate, dando per certo fin dall’inizio, contemplando un coloro marrone-rossastro, di avere fra le mani quasi una dubbel. non male nel colpesso comunque, pecca forse di una scarsa armonicità. da rivalutare una seconda volta con più calma.
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex yeast and licorice aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark licorice flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Interesting beer.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Hazy amber beer. Frothy white head. Dry crisp palate. Made wuth star anise. Tart and a little fruity with the licorice spice the anise provides. Finishes crisp and fruity.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish dull brown, mostly clear with a thin film floating on top. Not a fan of this aroma.....seems off. Mild sour, bread dough, hints of burnt nuts, and other not overly appealing stuff. Taste is better, apple, sour, sugar, fake coffee (not sure what that means. Mild elements of funk and vinegar show up in the finish. Beer got a much better noisier cap on the second pour. Taste is better now to....I say cherry I say. Bitter wood, with mild funk. Beer is making me burpy. Taste is weird/strange/unique....... is this for me.....maybe. There is a rotting taste in the beer and I can’t identify it. Not the greatest beer
mcmisko (350) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2008. Comes is a 750ml bottle shaped like a champagne bottle with a very narrow neck. Pours a very cloudy (Like Mississippi mud water) brownish orange. Almost looks like unfiltered apple cider with a big tan head. Good retention. Smells like a lot of spice, the star anise is very upfront, brett, with a little citrus and some earthy notes. Taste very sweet, and little tang, and heavy dull spices. After taste is a little orange cola like, with some spice. This is sweet, too sweet for me. The spices seem pretty straightforward and dull. I am not a big fan of this, but I will finish the bottle with my friend’s help.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBAG 2012. Cloudy orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The anise really asserts itself in the otherwise fruity, woodsy and tangy aroma. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Moderately sweet and moderately acidic with low bitterness. Fruity, vinous and woodsy with a hint of spice. Finishes moderately tangy and lightly sweet.