worldbeertaste (1535) - AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium copper with a thin, white, lacy, lasting head. Smells of yeast, fruit, hay, juice, mango. Medium frothy oily body. Tastes of mango with an alcohol finish. Fruity, yeast. Ok much alcohol! Hardish to drink.
jmgreenuk (3219) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deanís Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy amber with a thin white broken head. The flavour is weak bitter sweet with an acidic apple palate. Not much else really and a little disappointed.
kermis (4188) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Deanís birthday tasting. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast upfront, light fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. This really doesnít capture me, seems like a below par take on a traditional Belgian style. Itís not that itís bad, itís just that there seems no point to someone living in the Netherlands.
deanso (4474) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle shared, courtesy of Kermis @ Deanís Birthday tasting.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond/amber pour. Sweet. Lovely.
pdx77 (922) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, served in snifter. Deep dark golden color. Rich aroma of plum, toffee, yeast, and berry. Taste is typical of abbey ales, with a deep sweetness of pitted fruit and yeast tartness. Hides alcohol content well, has a great lingering fruit and aged quality.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Honey sweetness, pineapple and apricot. Lots of floaties in a clearish gold no head. Boozey, pineapple, green apple and mild yeast. Bad quad bit nice strong.
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 2012. On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Spice, malt, light fruit aromas with sugary notes. Finish is crisp with the alcohol showing though.
high_on_hops (525) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium amber-gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has an aroma of apricot, yeast, and spice. The flavor is apricot, coriander, and yeast up front with a sweet, malty middle and a sweet, balanced, slightly dry and spicy aftertaste over a medium body.
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DocJitsu (693) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden copper with a white head that attenuates quickly. This is not my style, but I was pleasantly surprised. The bouquet is characterized by raisin, green banana, and Fruity Pebbles. Flavors of sweet green banana and raisin that finishes with tart grape. This beer drinks like a Belgian without that usual undesirable yeast finish.
M82 (205) - Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, the components seemed to be there, big wine barrel aged beer with a unique added ingredient from a legit brewery. Unfortunately the product seemed raw and obvious. Huge, dense candied sugar that can barely be made aromatic sits way under nice vinous notes overshadowed by juicy red fruits with baked apples. Definitely unique, but carbonation or something else to carry or cut the sweetness just isnít there. Mouth was also unique, but just too elastic memory foam when savored. Weird stuff. Maybe a 5 year old bottle would be more nuanced. Wouldnít buy again - way too sweet.