ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy deep blonde color with a large off white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma consists of fruity esters and spice with some herbal and grassy hoppy notes and sweet malt. Spice really comes out in the taste, evened out with some soft fruit notes of apple and grape, and a solid backing of doughy sugars. Dry and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is is fuller bodied, with lively carbonation.
OleR (4787) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75 L corked and wired bottle, enjoyed at Papsoe’s summer tasting. Thanks to yespr for sharing. Pours a shady bright golden, topped by a firm off-white head. At first, an inviting floral aroma with a whiff of lavender. Then some coriander seeds, mild spices in general, and a whiff of fruity yeast. Taste is gently sweet. Medium malty, toffee and caramel. Lots of spices and floral tones, nicely integrated. Fresh fruity yeast tones. Just enough bitterness to balance. Smooth, fairly hot in the mouth. Spices, mostely coriander linger in warming finish. [14.07.12]
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, thanks Mikko M! Hazy golden color with long lasting creamy head. Sweetish aroma with herbal hops on top, apricot, clove, pepper and citrusy corinder a bit more on the background. Rich fruity flavor with apricot, pear, citrus, coriander, herbal hops, pepper and clove. Medium to full body. Good balanced taste, spiciness is fairly restrained which allows nice fruitiness to come through. There is some warming alcohol but this is deceitfully drinkable.
Cinctus (161) - - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Utterly delicious. Pours with a wonderful brown gradient, some sediment. Malty aroma, and a delicate, rich flavour.
WilleLW (171) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colour with a large white fluffy head. Smell of malt and yeast with some bread and light fruits, some pear/apple. Possibly some aroma of banana. Taste of yeast, some alcohol, soft fruit tones with some sweetness. Taste of pear and some flowers with a nice little dark fruity finish.
omhper (19212) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy deep golden, mid sized head. Fruity nose with ginger and coriander. Sweetish with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mostly honey and coriander. Mellow, growing bitterness.
rarbring (1255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of fruit, bananas, jelly beans and candy.
Appearance: A hazy straw colored beer. A low white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet wheat bread, banana marmalade and champagne.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a fresh texture. A medium body with a good dry finish.
Overall: Nice, well-done and goooooooooooooooood!
Note: Bottle 700 ml. Reviewed 2012-12-26.
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, vast white head, change slowly, on top of a darker yellow to orange colored beer.
Smell Belgian yeast, fruits like peach, lemon, apricot, cactus, pine, marzepin, dough, biscuit, sweet grains, alcohol, porridge and medicine.
Taste fruit, apricot, peach, yeast, grains, alcohol, sharp, flowers, hint of soap, hint of honey, spices, hint of something wood a like and some dry herbs.
Aftertaste is grainy, yeast, light sharp some alcohol and bitter.
Low carbo, soft light blown light spicy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.
Maybe it’s too young. It was a bit too yeasty and sharp but next to that pretty well balanced.
Leafs93 (1644) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the eleventh day of Christmas. Pours hazy gold with a solid white head that left ridiculous lacing. Aroma is grass, Belgian yeast, earthy and banana. Taste is sweet with some spiciness. Medium bodied with sticky texture. Alcohol is well hidden. I imagine Santa is drinking a bottle of this to keep warm tonight.
Chuckaduck (625) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana, bubblegum, fruity sweetness. Taste is Belgian yeast, pineapple, spicy, very little bitterness. Some very subtle lacing. Nice bit of carbonation is appropriate. I was very pleased with this ale. One of the best Belgian Ales I’ve had. Well done.