Renobob (619) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bière puissante et douce à la fois, un bonheur pour les papilles ! Belle corpulence et un équilibre parfait. Génial !
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is dough, yeast, and spices. Flavor is dark and sweet - brandy, fruity esters, spice.
Hanoi (379) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is yeast, cloves, banana, some spice, light herbal notes. Complex but over dominated by the yeast. Taste is cloves, banana, brown sugar, leading to honey, orange light spice and a light peppery note in the dry corrianderish finish
The mouthfeel is fine but the alcohol a little too pronounced. It’s a very nice beer but a little underwhelming for such an important anniversary.
KAWANO (25) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
With that said commemorative bottle, it might be too much to expect from before drinking. Level is different from the Blue As it turns out. I thought you are losing both smell taste, and I want to recreate in the thing about 11% of the alcohol content if it is this.
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear golden color with a white head. Malty, mild yeast, some spices and fruity aroma. Medium + body. Slight sweet and a moderate bitterness. Ok carbonation. Nice fresh ale. Malty, fruity, some spices and some yeast. Tasty sipper.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Moderate fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of spices. Sweet and quite fruity, well balanced and quite nice. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of ClubGonzo. Muddy golden body with a white film. Rose pepper, lime marmelade and wooden notes on the nose. Spicy and sweet flavors. Smooth to drink. Medium bodied and a long pleasant finish.
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Hazy light orange body, medium white head. Nose is floral heather tones, mild banana, clove and hints of pale malts and white sugar. Taste is white sugar, pale malts, grains and hints of heather and floral sweet nectar tones. Medium body, high carbonation. OK, but not fantastic.
Mark_Eck (656) - - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light, hazy golden color. Aroma is sweet fruits and some bready malts. Tastes of fruits and spices.
tfredvik (1102) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden body with a white head. Strong floral, herbal and yeasty aroma with yeast and citrus, the same goes for the flavours. Moderate to light sweet, moderate to light bitter. Dry-ish on the palate, medium body, lively carbonation.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]