daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage from Wegman’s for Valentine’s Day. Poured deep, almost opaque, brown with a nice foamy head that dissipates into a thin, off-white lasting froth. Initial aroma is vinous, the rich wine is obvious. Other notes of sour fruit, sweet but woody. Taste is sweet to start that quickly turns sour and tangy. Palate is medium and a little fizzy - not nearly as thick as I had expected. Finish is long, tart, and very enjoyable. The alcohol warmth is noticeable throughout but never overwhelming. I’m lucky that this is so expensive otherwise I might be tempted to drink it regularly!
JefVerstraete (1967) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Delhaize. Vintage 2013. Amber colour, small head. Fruity nose with notes of caramel, dried fruit, plums, berries and wine. Very complex. Sweet with tart notes. Light bitterness. Very good beer!
PauloAG (160) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750cc bottle. Cuvee 2014. Pour amber with champagne like white-of head
Great brew. Very complex and distinct. Nose is grapes, wine, vinegar and apple cider. In the mouth it is more of the same but with wood aromas and a vermut finish. Sweet and extremely drinkable.
DwarfeD (1489) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared with a friend. Hazy amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Medium sourness with sweet and bitter tones. Grapes, dark fruits, apples, vinegar, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. Great complex brew!
VDuquerroux (580) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cL. Home alone & the previous day with my dad. A sparkling clear brown beer with a big off-white creamy head ; good retention & lacing. Aroma of grape, prune, dark fruits, alcohol, roast, wood, biscuit. Medium to heavy sweet, warming note, light acid note ; elegant and balanced. Full body, medium silky texture, average to good carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, fabulous & delicate ; this beer doesn’t stop time but surely slows it down...
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, acidity. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet after taste.
Grzesiek79 (3415) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vintage 2011 Cuvee Speciale. Absolutly Perfect Vintage Beer. What’s a smell, wine and wood. Oak Barrel from Burgund wine taste like perfect old dry wine. I love that stuff. Cudownie pachnace winem, kwaskiem oracz octem, niemal lambick czy Sour Ale. Piana bezowa spora sie tworzy przy takiej mocy zadziwia to, ale szybko opada, szkoda i wtedy przypomina szlachetne wino. Rubinowo miedziana barwa, metna i oleista. Niebywale geste, tresciwe, troche kandyzowanego cukru na ustach, silnie drapiace i szczypiace w podniebienie aromaty i moc tego piwa. Rozgrzewa i pozostawia efekt zadowolenia na dlugi czas. Perfekcyjna kompozycja, elegancja i zarazem dostojna butelka w najlepszym wydaniu. Doskonalle do starzenia, polecam szczegolnie na szczegolne okazje i toasty.
Pyrmir (3985) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at Delices. Amber with medium white head. Aroma malty, nuts, bread, alcohol, nougat, vinous, barrell and alcohol. Taste has malt, bread, nougat, nuts, sweet malt, vinous with heavy wine notes.
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Alusmamuts!
This one is awesome! Lovely malty background, caramel, enriched with outstanding vinous note, red berries, dried fruits, ripe fruits, oak note, toffee. Some spices, vanilla.
Quite intense sweetness balanced with perfect light acidic tartness. Very smooth all the way. Well balanced, complex and highly enjoyable brew. Love it!
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber, bit hazy with medium off-white head. Nice winey sour aroma. Nice wine-like taste with well balanced sweetness, sourness, some bitterness, cognac notes.
Hamirubi (242) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. The bottle definitely looks bigger than the volume. A brew of three kinds of barleymalt, two aromatic hops - ripened for seen months on wine casks. This is the Bush de Noël, but with full body, a nose of wood, rich of flavours, lovely sweetened.