McSherman (564) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hellbraun trüb mit viel weißem Schaum. Alkoholisch, malzig, hefig, leicht süß
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml flip-top bottle bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Cloudy hazy straw dull plum brown colour with a thick crust of of black yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and residual off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of malt, with strong strong Cointreau, brandy, caramel, toffee, sugar, strong Bel yeast, lime and light grass;
Strong sweet taste of moderate malt, with light Cointreau, shades of brandy, light caramel, light plum, shades of red fruits, alcohol, molasses, sugar, strong Bel yeast, light lime, light bitter hops and grass; Close to medium body. watery palate; Mouth feel is like a watered-down Bush Ambree: the amber malt taste is strong but it’ s very watery to the tongue. The strong Ambree’s signature brandy and orange liquor profile, as well as sweetness and booze, are all there but kinda de-amplified by the watery feel. Why?... Hoppiness is light lime and light grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is low but detectable for an abrupt, light astringent boozy sweet finish;Wet after taste. Easy and sweet watery to mouth.
Commments: With this brew, I just can’t help but to think someone must have diluted a decently-made, high-abv strong Ambree (in the caliber of Bush’s beers) , into this watery half-arsed product. all the attribute of a liquor-ish, sweet and boozy Belgian amber ale is ruined its really watery effect. Disappointing.
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. La mousse se forme et tient bien.
Saveurs de caramel bien marquées. On sent bien les fruits jaunes.
Longue en bouche.
Une bonne ambrée.
Flanfl (629) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange body. Medium fluffy white head. Aroma is malty and belgian yeast. Some caramel notes. Flavour mainly on malt and yeast. Then comes alcohol and nutty notes. A bit sourish? Medium sweet warm finish. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours clear amber with an off white head; sweet aroma of caramel, fruits, malt, and sugar; taste is fruity with caramel, malt, and sugar; bittersweet finish with some light spice notes; decent but not great
Salmaneser (112) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Orange amber beer with good white head. Sweet orangy aroma with hints of caramel and a sour touch. Taste is not bad, but the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant.
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
01-11-2015 - It comes in a very special bottle, but I didn’t like the taste at all.
TtV (407) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy amber coloured with a medium white top that fades somewhat. Aroma has malts and a sour touch which is pleasant. The taste is mostly dry, with touches of bitterness. Lots of Co2. Surprising for an amber, but not my cup of tea.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is nougat, white sugary Belgian yeast ester tones, straw, caramel and hints of red fruits and almonds. Taste is red fruits, straw, alcohol, caramel and hints of nougat, almonds and white sugar. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. A fair enough strong Belgian amber ale, without making any considerable impression.
Arve_Christian (4846) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON bottle from Vinmonopolet, on order. AMber color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, light honey- good yeast influence; medium aroma intensity. Medium body & complexity. SOme sweetness, balances very well. Enjoyable