Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle picked up at the De Molen bottle shop pours with a slightly hazy copper body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma is big musty sugar stewed prunes and dates and cherries as well as faint sludgy sticky malt sweetened grapefruit citrus notes and a dash of caramel. The taste is thick and rich and pummeling with near resiny hop bitterness from citrus notes that are blunted by mile wide rivers of sticky sweet malts that flow into malt syrup covered cherries and prunes. Wow, this is a real sipper with loads and loads of sweet dark fruity ester notes and resiny hop bitterness. The hop addition seems to have added a pleasing balance to the overly sweet (at least the batch I had a few years ago) flavor of the base beer.
LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby with a small off-white head.
Aroma: malty, red berries, maybe pine, vinous, grass.
Taste: malty, toffee, sour, earthy, vinous, light pine and citrus, pilsner/saaz. Something here reminds me of an unnecessarily strong pale euro lager.
A disappointment for me, but this bottle could have been a bit off.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF12. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, light citrus and fruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus, dark fruit and toffee.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap @Borefts 2012. Hazy amber. Dense tan top. Inviting Cascade hops to the nose. Taste is substantially sweet, nicely balanced by a fine fruity bitterness, and a inviting hop flavor reminscent of orange marmelade, citrus zest and flowers. Full body. Soft on the palate. Nice all over.
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend. Sweet malty smell with a warming boozy feel to it. I sense some hops but they aren’t to powerfull. Sweet malty taste with some grassy hops. Boosy finish, but not at all as boozey as I would have expected. Very nice beer actually.
SimplySike (667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors clear amber with no head.
Aroma fruity, citrus, apricot, hint of alcohol, sugar.
Taste sweet, bit more bitter compared to org B&G.
Mouth-feel creamy/oily, bit dry.
Amazing beer, as good as the org B&G but with more hop characteristics (dry, citrus, bitter)
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small yellowish rim over red-amber beer. Very rich-fruity and cakey nose, lunaria, nectarine, banana, grapes, even vinous, natural fruitconcentrates. Quite bitter, hoppy, but also flowery. Orange- or mandarinerinds, fishfat. Warming up, some of the underlying maltsweetness appears. Very slick-oily to viscous; well-bodied, tannine-like, light astringency; serious alcoholwarming. Very seriously dry-hopped. Thankfully, the fruity Cascade is very forgiving.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 4/IX/12 (2012-1434)
Clear copper red beer, irregular dark beige head, unstable, little adheisve. Aroma: lots of exotic fruits, sweet malts, syrupy, some honey, mango, bit yeasty, cheesy. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: some exotic fruits, sweet malts, lots of alcohol, bitter and hoppy, syrupy, sugar. Aftertaste: some exotic fruits, sugary, dry bitter hops, some grapefruit, bitter ending. Clearly the better version, as it was tasted side by side with a fresh and an older version of the regular Bommen & Granaten.
Beerofthedeath (28) - - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Color cobre con espuma beige poco persistente y apenas carbonatada. Aroma a caramelo y lúpulo. Sabor alcohólico dulce y lupuladas con final seco dulce y alcoholico
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam, bottled 15 Sept 2012
Dark amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Aroma of malt and caramel, and some hops. Semi-sweet mouthfeel, with good malt and toffee flavor, to which the cascade adds a spicy and fruity character; as usual, it has a very good alcohol management.