YogiBeera (2499) - New Jersey, USA - 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 (8032) - 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 (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.