rauchbier (3650) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, - JAN 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned. 2003 edition, label marked 8% abv and 12%. Chestnut bronze with a slight unavoidable haze. Poor thin white head and relatively low condition. Roomfilling aromas of apples, candy sugar and damp wood mingled with a typical sweet barley wine note. Thick and chewy in the mouth, but not over sweet. Tastes like a good English barley wine with a slight spicy edge and a fruity berry note that lingers in the mouth and leaves an oily mouthcoating of sweet malt and a long bitterness. The confusion over the abv cannot be cleared up by just drinking this exquiste beer, the alcohol is just so well hidden.
Ion (8) - Rochefort, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
J’en suis encore tout retourné !! Cette bière est un chef d’œuvre. Un beau col de mousse persistant. Une bouche sirupeuse avec des arômes de genièvre et d’épices, un arrière goût qui vous fait voyager dans les fleurs de houblon. Je suis impressionné par cette merveille, par cette brasserie et même par cette Belgique !!!
visionthing (3385) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at Dulle Griet, Gent. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with some sediments and a fairly modest head. Complex somewhat earthy and fruity aroma with notes of dried fruits, Belgian yeast and spices. Sweet, earthy and surprisingly well balanced with complex flavours and a certain dryness in the finish. Full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. Heavy on the sugar and the alcohol, but well integrated and surprisingly well integrated.
TheCametron (2003) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruxx with Nick & Rachel. Pours Golden Amber with a good White head. Aroma of booze, cane sugar and some fruity citrus. Some honey sweetness to the taste. A background of hops and cloves. Lots of sweetness and lots of booze. Very nice
Alpha10 (415) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015/04/25 - Vintage 2012 from Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours a hazy, dark orange/amber colour with a thick foamy, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is yeast, dough, molasses, sugar, gingerbread, cinnamon, apple and fruits. Taste is sweet; molasses, gingerbread, candi sugar, with bread notes and some nice apple/fruity flavours. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with average, smooth carbonation and a sweet, boozy, warming finish. Really great stuff.
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with frothy, white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was a touch of yeast, ripe fruit notes as apple, subtle spice, and vinous-like character. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste was tart, adding citrusy & earthy bitterness, noticeable, but fairly disguised alcohol presence, with an effervescent finish.
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jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Belgium in a Box - Hazy yellow, ugly looking beer to be honest, nose is bready. yeast and warm pizza dough. Taste is fresh and apple at the start, dangerously drinkable, then ends with a generous warming feeling as it goes down. Palate is thick and oily. A real gem. Looks can be deceiving.
tmoreau (2821) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with frothy, white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was a touch of yeast, ripe fruit notes as apple, subtle spice, and vinous-like character. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste was tart, adding citrusy & earthy bitterness, noticeable, but fairly disguised alcohol presence, with an effervescent finish. Quite enjoyable!
HopHeadSamurai (4) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Gradi Plato Epiro, Rome.
Orangish with golden reflctions, pretty turbid. A little persistent foam layer with just some little bubbles.
Aroma is pretty intense, but not particularly lasting. Marzipan and bread, canned fruit, raisin.
Coming to tasting, I have to say: Great body! Really dense, almost creamy mouthfeel. Start sweet, then you can appreciate a sour note, then remains a medium, dry, persistent bitterness. We can distinguish fruit, sugar, spices (pepper). Alchol flavor is soft despite the ABV.
Amazing in its complexity, perfect for aging.
Nicolas_M (81) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle, this beer simply smells like beer. Unable to distinguish anything. When poured the aroma evolves into apple and champagne.
The taste works in the other way, first the champagne clone and then an overloaded taste of alcohol.
Clearly not my type.
EddyBeer1 (1031) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée trouble, sédiments en suspension, effervescence moyenne-forte, col blanc abondant. Principalement maltée, fruitée (prunes principalement) sans être trop sucrée, trop d’alcool, légère amertume sur la fin.
timmwillum (84) - BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fin gylden lidt uklar ale med relativt flygtigt, men kridt hvidt halvtykt skum. Tynd næse med lidt blomme og citrus. Sødlig smagseksplosion med en anelse bitterhed til næsten at ballancere sødmen ... men ikke helt nok.
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