BiddleBrau (1130) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle aged in Calvados casks. Gold with no head but visible carbonation. Musty malt nose. Sweet, alcoholic. Old and poorly treated so I’ll assume it had better days.
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Special treat, thanks Matt and Trevor. Hazy, heavy light brown, small ring head. Sweet apple. Slight farmhouse qualities. Brandy, apple liquor, soft carbonation. Pear. Alc richness and warming finish. Tasty treat.
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dirk and Leen! Light hazy liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of cachaca, dried fruit, wood, light booze, light apples, calvados and light burnt sugar. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of calvados, wood, cachaca and dried fruit. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Pretty nice but quite a lot of apparent alcohol.
brokensail (15586) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT. Thanks! Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Pretty boozy and a bit oxidized. Peach, grass, bread, apple, pear, and sugar. A touch of cardboard. Flavor is sweet fruit and sugar. Apple, pear, caramel, and bread. A hint of peach, some grass, cardboard, and alcohol.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Big want of mine for a long time. Clear, deep yellow pour with medium white foam. Okay lacing. Nose is really hanging in there for such an old beer- rich Calvados, apple pie, yellow fruits, intense Tripel fruity notes. No oxidation notes. Taste is dusty, still juicy, big apple pie, mild booziness, rich. Mild acid. No paper surprisingly. Apparently this beer is holding up!
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 07/16/2012, 2005 cap date. Pours golden amber, little head. In the aroma, plum and apple brandy, rum soaked preserved fruits, vanilla and toffee, some subtle oxidation. Taste has spicy yeast with booze, sweet pale malts with apple and pear, earthy nuttiness, some bitterness in the finish. Medium palate. Glad to find this one still kicking, quite nice and enjoyable, though perhaps nearing the end of the line.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. Slightly hazy golden beer. Apples and malt on the nose. Rich brandy malt with some slightly tired apple. Overall works well though.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks DA for sharing)... Poured pale, golden with a white head. Calvados casks adding oaky, fruit alcohol tones. Still some tripel-like qualities with some spicy yeast tone, bread malts, and earthy characters. Candied nutty, oak, boozy qualities. The sweetness built and built as a kept sipping this one becoming like a toasted, caramel-like tone.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Together with Todd , Derek and Brandon at our epic Oerbier reserva vertical ;-)
Head: thin, white
Smell: strong/full , yeasty, boozy, plums, malts, almunds, oak
Taste: boozed up tripel, sugar, peares, almunds, oak, sweet, malts in the end , grassy after , and taste is suprisingly young for a 7yo vintage !! AMAZING
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, 2003 vintage, shared by Dickinsonbeer--thanks Paul! Clear caramel orange with a small off-white head, fading to a thick fizzy ring before long. There is some oxidation, but is still yeasty and fruity with some nice light apple brandy and wood notes, toasted malt behind. Flavor follows suit with stronger booziness. Some caramel is also present, the finish dry with bitterness at a 4. Medium body with low prickly carbonation. Pretty tasty, and has held up quite well.