Alusmamuts (606) - LATVIA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with rich bit creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma. Taste of medium roasted malt - sweet with certain bitterness, some sourness overall, Sweet bitterness remains on tongue as aftertaste.
Fin (7912) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtsey of Lynn & Barry, consumed at Lynn & Barrys, Merton, Oxon, Wednesday 31st December 2014 Pours amber/dark orange good clarity, plenty of oomph. Alcohol on nose, very soft in mouth a little vanilla. Amazed I hadn’t rated this before, and also suprised at so few rates. a decent beer. A6 A4 T7 P4
Lore (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber colour, moderate sized off-white head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of dried fruits (peach, some raisin), hints of apple, biscuit, caramel, wooden notes, earthy-wine cellar-like yeast, maybe some vanilla and alcohol; taste of raisin, peach, intensive malty sweetness, some apple and spicy alcohol; much more complex than the simple Bush Ambrée
Bozo_skeleton (607) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangée, ruby, belle carbo collet fin et persistant.
Aromes complexes, subtil mélange d’orange, caramel, bois, whisky et quelques notes aigres.
Vive et chaude en bouche, les notes d’agrumes viennent se fondre dans le caramel de la finale. Le taux d’alcool ne passe pas inaperçu...
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refermented, 75 cl version of Bush Ambrée to celebrate the 75th birthday of the brand in 2008. Bottle shared with British Ratebeer editor in Ghent. Creamy, off-white, stable foam (the latter all the more so in view of the alcohol strength), colour a deep and pure amber with a lightly brownish hue, misty. Powerfully perfumed aroma of orange juice, honey, cider, whisky, cloves, gingerbread, lemon peel, white chocolate; sweet taste with medium carbonation, very citrussy fruity, soft and mellow maltiness (honey, caramel), subdued yeastiness with spicy notes, lots of warming, amaretto-like alcohol in the finish without becoming astringent. I’ve been an admirer of this brand for a long time and this is a nice treat to the fans.
Celest (135) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber copper beer. Alchool, fruits, sugar, spices, yeast. Medium body. Same notes but too alchoolic
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel malts, grains, cereals. Appearance: hazy amber, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sugary sweets expanding, light alcohol notes, caramel. Overall: very nice (and strong) Belgian Strong Ale. Bottle at Les Halles, Ypres.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours copper in color with a foamy off-white head. Garden fruityness, malty notes and sweet brown sugary notes in aroma, some flowery summer meadow as well. Bit of orange fruityness in taste along with sweetish notes as in brown sugar with hints of some biting spicyness too.
milo91hd (148) - Lecce, ITALY - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia da 750, colore ambrato scuro con una schiuma poco persistente e fina, l’aroma richiama molto la frutta e il vino, al sapore risalta molto il malto e lo speziato poi si sentono tutti i suoi 12% di ABV, forse anche troppo per i miei gusti
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and big robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and deep malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong ale! All around great complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and deep malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.