MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dark brown with a very thin off white head. Lots of burnt fruit and raisins. Some toffee in the finish. Slightly chewy. Rather dull but drinkable. Nothing like a BDG though.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Deep chestnut colour, lasting beige head. Slight haze. Toffeeish, not much of a biere de garde compared with the stuff I get in France. Sweet toffeeish beer. Nice enough, but a bit out of style.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - JAN 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strange interpretation. Pour is a dense, dirty , murky brown with little carbonation and very little head. Nose is fruity and wine like. In the mouth it has a bit going on but doesn’t really gel and comes off a bit strange. Decent effort but hard going and not particularly rewarding.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours ruby red, off white head. Sweet pineapple aroma. Sweet, sweet flavours. Pineapple and toffee. Sweet sugary body with a sweet malty finish. An awfully sweet, completely out of style abomination. Biere de underattenuated.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Masterpiece. Aroma is intensely floral, and it also has anisette and alcohol. Flavour is mostly sweet, but there are bitter notes for balance; it lasts very long. Syrupy in the mouth. Brown colour, with a creamy white head.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml). Aged roughly 1 year piror to tasting. Poured fizzy burnt copper with a tiny, frothy, off-white head which was fully diminishing. A woody aroma with toffee malts, burnt sugar, figs, preserved plums, toffee apple sweets and hints of varnish. Flavor was a tangy acidic bitterness with sweet bready malts, strong notes of lemon citrus, zesty oranges, dry pears, crisp apples, caramelized figs and some good woody notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, thick texture and a decent length finish.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
...another from the magnificent night of the Beerfest at Purvis. Looked great in the glass dark hazy orange, with a slight white ring\head. I love lots of citrus in a beer, and this has it, with another great, clovey spices. Great wild yeast like farmhouse ale. Impressive flavor, malty and hints of earthen notes with a slight toch of cinnamon. Smooth, but as it warms the acohol becomes more prevalent. A little "thrown together" but that’s how a farmhouse ale was created, so it’s pretty true to style. Good job.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer info: Bottled in 750ml punt 7.5% abv BB N/A
Served lightly chilled in goblet.
Murky orange amber body with small tight white foam ring.
Plenty of citrus and spice on the nose. Rich cereal maltiness, touch of toffee to go along with bitter orange, pepper and earthy cinamon spice. Faint ripe
fruits, possibly a touch of alcohol in the mix.
Big body, low soft carbonation, sticky flabby texture, drying out very quickly revealing alcohol.
Cerealy wheatiness comes through first on the body, some brown sugar and caramalised sweetness in there. Quite heavy and earthy with the spiciness; pepper,
cinamon, clove, wood, a bit of mustiness. Bitter orange peel and leafiness on the finish. Moderately bitter, quite dry with noticeable alcohol.
Not sure how to take this one. Bit unbalanced, bit incoherent, something unpolished about it that reminds me of a few extract homebrews i’ve made and I can’t help but think that have missed the mark with this one. Interesting yes, but not hugely drinkable.
gam (2911) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong frothy head,good carbonation in a misty red/brown pour.Aroma a perfumed wheat clove,malt ,nutmeg.Flavour nutmeg,malt clove,some mild melon,a woody taste,plesant good effort this.Finish alcohol taste,earthy woody like,spicy.
bluevegie (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think my taste buds are starting to like the more maltier beers again than the well hopped ones. So I enjoyed drinking this one though the better half didn’t. Sweet toffee aroma, dark amber body with a short lasting head and a nice mouthful of taste, good length of soft chewy caramel.