Tobiasoe (67) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan slowly dissapating medium head aver a hazy reddish brown beer. Pronounced aroma intensity of Dark, dried fruit, malty bread, vanilla, rose hip, sweet spice, the rye faintly reveals itself on nose. Good attack of medium bodied, finely carbonated semi roasted beer, somewhat sweet but with an integrated medium plus bitterness. The roast-malty, christmas spiced dried fruit is pleasant, not too heavy, a nice development sweetish midpalate eases into a good more dry long finish which invokes the idea of acidic, sour and even salty. I think it’s a lovely beer.
zenkis (667) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 bottle @ALEhouse, Riga
Pours amber reddish, clear, with almost no foam.Super long, super intense sweet, minimal light sour berries flavor, thick mouthfeel, flavor is complex caramel-candy-berries with gentle hoppy touch at the end . Wow.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body dark-red. It smells interesting, fruity-creamy, alcoholic. The taste is creamy, alcoholic, sweet, fruity, intensive, bit hoppy. 12/13/12/12/12/12
angelkostvo (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with small head. Aroma of honey, caramel, cinnamon, dark fruits, red apple. Taste is light sweet and sour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Interesting
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ the 8th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, thanks to Simon F. Pours hazy deep amber with tan head. Taste is spice, cardamom, vanilla.. beautifully blended with a little fruit to tie it all together. Great stuff.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is quite spicy with a strong yeasty note, some malt and a touch of swamp. Flavour is sweet with a bitter touch, loads of spices yet not overpowering, some liquorice, some slight sour red fruits and fruity hops. Great stuff.
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet malt... Little tea... Light cardamon nose... Very sweet fruits... Light barley sugers ... Zezty fruits... Soft lemon... Wierd but very nice... Massive barley suger.. And thanks to the power of suggestion all i can taste now is heinz tomato soup... But crackin
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared between 4 at the Sep 2014 Shrewsbury beer exchange. Cheers Mat for this one. Pours a hazy/cloudy amber with a tan coloured head. The nose is fairly sweet with bread yeast and caramel. Sweet tasting too, with spice hints along side the caramel feel. Nice body depth and good carbonation. Got sweeter by the sip. I liked it.
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From my backlogg:
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting. Hazy brownish beer with an beige head. Caramel fruity sweetish red berries aroma. Similar flavour, almost to sweet...but I liked it :-)
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from de Bierkoning @ home. Nice red copper color, clear. Off white head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: herbal spicy, ginger (not actually in it), caramel/toffee, sweet fruits, hint of vanilla. Some cardamom comes out retronasal. Flavor is medium to full sweet with a light bitterness and some fruity sourness. Body is medium to full. Finishes with caramel, somewhat herbal and bitter.