MrHangover (3051) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is vineous, oaky, yeasty, white fruits and a hint of Brett. Flavor is slightly acidic, vineous, tarty with a touch of oak. A bit strange overall, with a light stringent sourness in the aftertaste and also some bitter touches. Hard to place this one, but I rather like it.
kaser (3650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pour at Lakehouse for sunday breakfast. Golden orange and cloudy. Ripe peach and grapefruit aroma. Super fruity beer. Flowers and banana. Interesting. Good for the style
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample from tasting. Pours hazy golden straw color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is an inviting mix of fruits, citrus, spicy yeast, pale malt, oak, vinous character and light floral hops and grass. The flavor begins on a smooth note with lemon zest, yeast, pale malt, plum, vinous notes, oak, tannins, good, not great.
Hammy78 (827) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle that I can’t remember if it was from a trade or not, but if it was thank you very much. Pours a little copperish like. White head that dissapates quickly, but not completely. Nose is a touch sour, and sweet. Tastes immediately of barrell vanilla, then fruit like pear andesite wine grapes. Just great.
punkska101 (1119) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from local IGA A: vanilla/coconut, pinnaple/peach, coriander, spicy. app: hazy pale tick white head with excellent lacing t/p: med body with a moderate long bitter finish with a touch of acidity. o: great. the wood adds a great depth /roundness. would definitely buy next year edition.
neongolden (700) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2013 bottle at the DDC tap takeover @ barVolo, Aug 23 2014) Pours a deep orange gold with a small white head and no lace. Aroma prominently oaky pinot noir barrel and light Belgian yeast with grapefruit juice. Palate sweetish pale malts, grapefruit flesh, slightly herbal hops, a bit of wood and wine towards the finish, ends dry and herbal with moderate hop bitterness and lingering oak. Mouthfeel average with fairly high carb. The hops have faded a bit as expected but the effect is surprisingly nice, they integrate well with the quite strong barrel character and supporting yeast. Vinous and delicious sipper, better than I expected and better than the base beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2712) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hopfenstark Ho.st. A complete dense opaque honey gold pour with a thick solid milky cream head.
A big thick boozy Pinot noir aroma - solid. Very full bodied, velvety with a huge barrel quality - oaky, vanilla, Pinot noir, tart vinous flavor. Very nice, very tart oaky sour Belgian goodness. This is all about the barrel...
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours a nice bright yellow, with a nice head, aroma is floral and some barnyard funk. Taste is very nice, its floral, with some spicy notes, with a nice smooth barrel finish, the barrel is not too strong but just right, really nice stuff
gEUS (1342) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
small bottle at home - gift from tommy10101 - thanks! Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin fine mousse head. That nose is. just. incredible. True refined Pinot est(h)ers - makes one think of that other great Pinot Noir barrel aged beer called Supplication: the subtle-est of the forest’s fruit scents, mixed with the fines peach nose. Medium body with a full fruit profilz and a slight bitter smoky finish. Taste is a tad less subtle than the aroma, on the green bitter side.
Spab (2692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle at Bar Hop. Pours a murky, dull golden orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma has nice balance of red wine barrel and Belgian IPA with equal parts vinous and funky yeast notes. Flavour is funky Belgian yeast, citric hops and subtle but readily apparent red grape and barrel character. Carbonation fairly lively. Quite nice.