haukur (1135) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, huge yeast aroma, some farmhouse, doughy backed with hops. Dry on the tongue, some citrus, bitter. Lovely
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line :
Prevalent doughy yeast rules within this super fluffy Belgian Ale, forcing its bready flavors onto herbal, citrusy angles.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-Creamy foam icing rests atop the cloudy pale amber.
-Light peaches appear here and there.
-The finish is so yeasty, it is redolent of mushrooms.
-There is nothing extra-ordinary here. It feels like the announced dry-hopping was washed away on the boat to North America...
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and hoppy with yeast and paper. The appearance is cloudy copper with a sudsy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is a drinkable but forgettable beer.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a very sharp flavro of deep rich malts with many types of spices, including rosemary and thyme. its an extraordinary beer for the drinker.
borisz (358) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zesty nose of lemon and spicy hop. Moderately bitter, medium body, and ending a touch sweet. Interesting stuff for sure but I remember the original Noblesse more fondly than this amped-up version.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF, 2012. Murky orange pour with a white head. Caramel, citrus and pear aroma. Citrus, pine and herb flavour. Bitter finish.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to bierkoning! Hazy orange color, small white head. Glueish ("overriped" pineapple), alcoholic-sweet fruity aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Fruity (apricot, peach) flavor with alcoholic feeling. Sea-buckthorn jam. No very drinkable. Original was not good either. This is quite different by flavor.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber golden colour, firm, fluffy white head. Aroma of malts, light apple, toast, light spicy yeast, light hops, pine, ginger (stemgember). Nice, but relatively light aroma. Quite bitter flavour, sweet malty, light mineral taste. Mineral finish, bitter hops, sweet malts, moderately long finish.
Somewhat less pronounced hops as in previously tasted bottles of XO. Seemingly somewhat older. Lovely allrounder now though.
(From 33cL bottle @ home. BB aug 2013)
MaartenRF10 (1383) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @De Molen
Hazy amber, white head. Aroma and taste has an nteresting somewhat spicy sweetness, some yeast and some distant overripe fruit. Would this have a higher alcohol percentage and more body, it would have been 4+