bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bb’95, sampled@BBF ’15 Vintage Tasting ZO, merci. Aged into reduced amber candy slosh: tired cinnamon on gingerbread and clove aromas, with distinct cherry candy/ruby port notes in flavour. Some lovely rustic UK-style hop bitters managed to survive and tingle through all that, not too bad!
tderoeck (6218) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
8/II/15 - 33cl bottle @ Vintage Tasting Brugs Bierfestival - BB: 21/XI/95 (2015-168)
Clear amber beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bready, oxidized, bit sweet, dusty, spicy, yeast, orange peel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, sherry, spicy, some cinnamon, cardboard. Aftertaste: caramel, bready, oxidized, little bitter, bit metallic. Held up pretty well, considering this is over 20 years old.
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong version of the classic De Koninck on 75 cl bottles. Warm amber colour under a yellowish white, thin head; malty and estery aroma, with the unmistakable De Koninck yeast presence, caramelly and bready malts, spiciness, toasted bread, orange peel. Soft fruity taste, sweet but not cloying, some citrus, sweet maltiness and spicy yeastiness, again very De Koninck but richer and more vinous, smooth and somewhat resinous mouthfeel, yeasty and grassy hoppy finish with a hint of warming alcohol. I liked this, too bad it was discontinued years ago to be replaced by their Triple d’Anvers.
angel77 (1420) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33 cl en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo de 1998. (consumo pref para antes se 05-05-1999) Color ámbar con aromas y sabores dulces y algo afrutados y buena sensación alcohólica con 8 vol. Buena.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/10/12. 11.2oz bottle, 2004 vintage, from Walt... wtf, Walt? He sent me this entirely randomly as a thanks for sending him beer that he paid for! What a dude! Hazy, yeasty, dark amber, ruby pour with a very small ring of khaki head and no lacing. Yeast, burnt caramel, oxidation, and what reminds me of a shot of whiskey or something in the aroma. Sweet caramel entry with plenty of yeast character followed by more oxidation and a lingering aspect of burnt nuts and burnt popcorn - not in the buttery sense, but the actual burnt popcorn sense. Interesting. Glad to try it!
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 Cl en 1997. Rara botella como si tuviese el cuello con una burbuja enorme
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightish amber pour in glass. Nose and taste is heavy citrus, limes, bread, hay and sugars. Rated 12/1/02
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review transfer from personal notes.
Beautiful light amber color, transparent. Rocky head retains exceptionally well.
Aroma is very... aromatic, from a good distance away from the glass as well. But alas, is this Irish Spring soap or is it a beer? Seriously, the lime flavoring in this beer gives it a bready/soapy lime aroma that makes you think you’re in the shower! Yikes!
Taste is the most disappointing part of this beer. Smell, appearance and drinkability are great. This is a weak, lime flavored amber ale with a slight resemblance to american wheats (wheat as an ingredient, but virtually no characteristics of a wheat beer that you would find from Germany).
Finish isn’t terribly long. But it’s a refreshing beer. Almost light enough to qualify for lawnmower status.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at DHVL. 1993 vintage. Pours amber coloured with a small off white head. Dusty and oxidized aromas with notes of butterscotch, caramel and peas. Flavour sweet malt, caramel, toffee, matured beer and alcohol.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1993 Cuvee Antwerpen. Dark amber with a small off-white head. Very dusty an mouldy, and vineous. To old to rate properly, I just wanted to have it in my records. Numbers don’t reflect my experience but are simply the average score at this time. I’ll be looking for a fresher one for a re-rate.