IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a cloudy effervescent reddish brown with a fluffy white head. Lightly sweet fruity aroma, very nice. Taste is some fruit, but suppressed by an extremely strong biting carbonation. This beer is way, way too carbonated. It effervesces in your mouth and dissappears, leaving you completely stumped to its whereabouts. This beer would have been much better if it had the body of beer and not champagne.
litio (4) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strange beer, make with base from dessert wine.
you need 10 minute before start drinking, the head is very large.
good with sweets and cakes
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured with a sweet and strong malt and fruit nose. Very Large Head here, the picture does not lie. Taste is full of random fruit and has some hops to go with the malt. This was a strange brew, enjoyable.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 GBBF 2003 - tutored tasting: Sweet bubblegum like nose. Metallic also honey melon. Big foamy head, orange brown-amber color, liveley carbonation and a big foamy head. Taste is plums, tamarind and licorice. Medium aftertaste, nice bottle and well balanced. RERATE: May 2007.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exaggerately huge head, collapsing. Amber coloured with some pink-yellow shine. Nose is fruity, blackcurrant, but also a smell from Belgian 'ossewit' - purified cattle-fat for deepfrying. Taste is full of fruity flavours - peach, unripe brambles, anything (as it's often the case) BUT cassis. Sheesh. Retronasal lactic acid. Medium-bodied, no acid-burn. Nice beer, fruity beer, decent, but has it anything to do with blackcurrant?
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - SEP 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 <i>2008-10-31, tasting at Papsoe, 6-5-6-3-14=34</i>Cloudy deep blond, huge head. Creamy aroma, milky, not fruity. Good mouthfeel, sweetish malt flavor, light sourness and fruitness, delicate, balanced, leading into a more balanced flavor; good but not surprising.
<i>2002-07-24, bottle at the brewpub, 7-5-7-4-14=37<i>
Served in a 75cl bottle, it comes with a tray of different sorts of cheese; poured by the waiter in 2 giant original glasses &#40;look at the picture, each is about 1 litre&#41;.
Hazy amber colour, giant head &#40;at least 15 cm&#41;, rocky, that sticks to the glass in a beautiful lace.
Nice aroma, not particularly strong: malt, fruits &#40;cassis&#41;. <i>Italian Doppio Malto</i> as a base &#40;that means Bock beer&#41;, corrected by the fruit and a hopping stronger than the average. The malt is quite good, leaving some sweetness, and participating in a good body structure; the fruit is discrete, the hop may be too strong and the bitterness hides the fruit.
As most of the beers from this brewery, it´s bottom fermented; the fruits come as a syrup, I heard that it´s produced by some farmer in Alto Adige region.