weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my mate Matt’s. poured a lightly hazy pale gold with a thin to medium white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary, some citrus, earthy malts. Flavour is a slightt let down at first but it got better. Some citrus, spice. Ok.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - fruit, honey, spices, Belgian yeast and alcohol
Appearance - orange-yellow; hazy; huge frothy 4" white head, beautiful dappled lacing
Taste - sweet and yeasty brew; nice mix of coriander, white fleshed fruit esters, honey, and spices
Palate - body is moderate; texture is somewhat slick; carbonation is lively; finish chock full of spice and booze.
njnut (334) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at tasting, a slightly hazy amber, with white head. Lively Co2. The aroma is yeast, banana and cloves. Taste is yeasty, banana, brown sugar a little lemon. In the finish I get some honey and pepper but it is alcohol heavy. Med bodied and dry. Very nice.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 0.75l corked bottle. The cork says 12995. Assuming that could be the bottle number? Have been holding on to this for quite some time so looking forward to this. Starts really nice with a light cloudy orange golden body that like all other Chimay beers is absolutely loaded with millions of tiny particles floating about. All this under a big really good looking super lacing white head. The nose is classic Belgian. Lots of fruity elements with that unique yeast and a strong and powerful alcohol theme all the way. It also has a almost savory or even salty thing here also and herbs also comes rushing to the nose after leaving it in the glass for a while. It has really lots of aroma THIS. Really nice. It’s as expected quite lively on the carbonation this and it feels oily in the mouth. Yeas, classic flavors all the way. It’s sharp and it really has the alcohol punch you want, but it still manages to not be disturbing. Loaded with Belgian yeast it’s quite floral in the taste as well. I get red ripe apples with a good sweetness to it combined with her hints if clementine. It’s leaving a lingering alcohol warmth prickling down the throat. A really tasty one, and I’m a bit surprised how fast that bottle went away. Scary lightdrinkable for its strength. 03.01.2014
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.02.2014. 0,75. Bottle. RBNG-14. Pale amber colour with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Fresh, lively carbonated. Good body, good balance. Dry bitter aftertaste with dry bitter finish. Very good this one as well!
Renobob (1111) - 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 (1707) - 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 (558) - Greater Manchester, 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 (28) - 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 (5261) - 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]