maekchu (3359) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Nose of dirty, earthy yeast, light caramel, small bit of pepper, and a fairly metallic character. Dark apple juice color, thick off-white head. Sweet malt initial, hint of chocolate, spice, some yeast, and a lightly harsh peppery finish. Medium body, a bit too filling (heavy and very active carbonation). Hmmm. Unusual, to be sure. Fairly muddled flavors.
Rubin77 (860) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
F: huge off-white, very long lasting.
C: orange to amber/brown hazy opaque.
A: caramel malt, toffee, molasses, yeast, hint of orange peels, hint of grassy hops.
T: light malt, some banana like, fruity, hint of bitterness, grassy, medium body, lively carbonation, caramel, toffee, interesting but not so good, but I know that gluten free taste boring so ok, taste it.
Jerre (3090) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted more times, last @ home end march ’15. Bottle 33 cl. from Deconinck.. Almost clear amber color, with good off white head.
Aroma: grainy-malts, honey, creamy, caramel and fruits notes. Medium body. Taste: softsweet start, grainy-malts again, fruits, little hopsbitter.
superspak (4477) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2014. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of apricot, strawberry, plum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, strawberry, plum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, strawberry, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian amber ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasty malts, yeast, pale fruits, clove , straw, very pale chocolate and vanilla. Taste is rich fresh sweet malts, lemon grass, clove and a slight earthiness. Appearance is a cloudy dark orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
77ships (7435) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle sampled. Purchased @ Het Natuurhuis. BBF 02/18. Light red, orange amber, very patchy uneven tanned bubbles, largely on the side. Nose is a bit bland, plastic, light metallic, very cheap red fruit jam, cheap white sugar,… Fizzy,… Taste is perfume, plastic, artificial, very cheap jam, cheap white sugar, paper, candy sugar, cheap artificial sweetness,… Far too plastic, odd sweet, perfume, artificial sweetness,… Odd, not really for me, more for people into bland & very sugar beers.
edgallow (3570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 oz bottle pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, earthy and nutty. Taste is earthy and malty.
Silvan7 (1060) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Zythos treviso. Ambrata carica, velata. schiuma beige fine. poca persistenza. Aroma di cereali e lievito. Grano (mais forse). Miele d’acacia più sottile. Gusto acidulo, abboccato all’ingresso leggermente tostata. Poco corposa, e poco carbonata. Quasi nessun calore. Abbastanza equilibrata ed armonica.
vinivini (1185) - BELARUS - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber beer, minimal head with nice lacing. earthy aroma. medium body. rather dry taste with earthy profile. special.
Iznogud (2144) - CROATIA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Caramel malty, some nuts and almonds. Bit yeasty.