boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark golden with a white-ish head. Bread-like character with loads of yeast spice, esters, and even a hint of tartness. Burnt, toasted caramel-like malts to balance the heavy dose of yeast.
BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle, this hazy yellowish ale had a remarkable aroma easily decernible from a distance. A full bodied flavor followed that was the perfect after dinner libation that finished strong but at the same time mellowly.
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale green-gold with a thick white head. Aroma is sour apple, vanilla, cloves and possibly pickles (?). Taste is solvent, sour fruit, pine, spice. Pretty good overall.
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from KC- pours cloudy, brownish amber, decent head. bottle aged for a year but an original batch so 4 years old. Distinct De Proef yeast, bread, caramel malts, subtle spice, cream soda on the nose. rich bread, honey sweetness, caramel, molasses, a bit of apricot, apple cider, cedar. wow, really complex and nuanced. medium finish and mouthfeel. Love De Proef distinctiveness.
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich golden pour with a soapy head. Aroma and flavor of citrus and caramel. Very nice brew.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at Max & Jessís tasting - cloudy, light colored pour. Light caramel malts, spruce and pine. Light nutty notes and hoppy bitterness and some earth.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tony. Nice light color with bubbly head. Aroma is slightly citrusy with hints of lemon zest. Canít remember much else though
flatmatt (1102) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle with lots of sediment in the bottom. Pours a hazed golden amber with some larger particles and a white head. Aroma has a dry bretty funk with some berry, perhaps some honey and light oxidized hops. Flavor has the brett note leading into a touch of caramel and... tomato sauce? Thatís definitely what Iím getting. Itís not unpleasant, but itís just weird to make the connection. Eventually the tomato sauce flavor mostly transforms to an herbal honey mix, toasty biscuit, but Iím still kind of perplexed about where the tomato came from for so long.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours murky orange with soapy/creamy off-white head. Aroma of strong malt, farmhouse, deep fruit. Flavor is much the same with a nice sweetness with a spicy kick wanting to break through with some burnt caramel notes and nice finish. Mouthfeel is heavy body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, damn good brew!