ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at The Trappist. The strangest beer I’ve had for some time... Murky copper pour with a frothy ivory head. Strange, vegetal nose with notes of spices and musty citrus. Extremely vegetive flavor. Perhaps its the power of suggestion but it tastes like ivy; I don’t think I like ivy. Somewhat malty with some spice. I really don’t know what to say about this beer but I know I couldn’t finish it.
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - SEP 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl. Limited edition, lotto 19A2, best before 7 maggio 2015, aperta il 25 settembre 2016.
Ambrata con riflessi dorati, velata dai lieviti, schiuma beige grossolana e non troppo persistente.
Aroma di scorza d’arancia, arancia candita, note di ossidazione, miele, leggero chiodo di garofano, note balsamiche.
Al palato miele, scorza e polpa d’arancia, note balsamiche, finale metallico dovuto all’ossidazione misto a diacetile molto leggero; risulta comunque piacevole.
Ben carbonata, corpo medio.
Icedwarf (1273) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig met iets van pruimen en limoen. Fris fruitig biertje.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, moscatel wine notes. Some dark fruits too. Flavor is sweet, notes of plums. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, creamy texture and sweet finish.
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, vanilla, toffee, herbs, orange peel and green leafy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
25cl bottle from Belgium beers shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy off white head. Cloudy amber pour. Very herbal
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere (old backlog). Copper colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some spicy yeast as well as some toffee. Flavour is spicy, some sweet malts, mild floral notes along with a bit rubbery notes. The spices come together in a quite strange way.
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Belgiuminabox. BBF 07/05/2015. Hazy dark amber, collapsing lightly off-white head. Nose is vanilla, candy sugar, sweet spices, caramel, rather sweet,… Taste is light herbal praline (quite clear), light vanilla, higher carbonation obscuring the taste a bit, light herbs, lots of candy sugar, cinnamon, light metal, caramel, nutmeg, light herbal bitterness in the back but largely it is just sweet, touch candy, faint jam,… Carbonation is rather soda-like. It is far more one-note and rather dull than all of that sounds,… It is just a one-note rather dull cookie, herbal, candy sugar,…. Intrusively metallic,… I expected something far more expressive with this many ingredients,… Faintly interesting still.
kraddel (6189) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amberbrown. Small white head. Smell is sweet, indeed some xomplex mix of spices. Earthy / forest like as well. Taste is bit sweet, malty in the back. Lingering spiced sweetness. Very mild bitter aspect. Hood Mf and carbo. Very complex, yet very balanced. Perhaps a bit overly spiced...
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Oostends Bierhuisje (which unfortunately does not exist anymore). Strange ale with Scottish-inspired label and unusual ingredients; creamy foam, deep and warm, pretty amber colour. Malt and bit of candi sweetness, bit nutty, caramelly, adorned with vanilla, lemon peel and camphor-like spiciness; if you know what ground ivy smells like, well, it is certainly there. Belgian ales can be strange at times, this one is certainly unusual, but I liked it.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Willems. Clear amber-copper pour with foamy white head. Aroma is really spicy, strong vegetal notes, very leafy, hoppy, spicy. Taste is malty, light caramel, bready notes, very herbal, anesthesic herbal qualities, actually numbs the tongue a bit. Palate is med bodied with med-light carb. Interesting.