pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very complex and winey aromas--dried fruit, honey, berry with hints of earthy yeast aromas.
Appearance: Clear bright amber with minimal head.
Taste: Medium-heavy sweetness with light bitterness and medium sourness to balance.
Palate: Full body, thick oily texture, soft carbonation, long fruity finish.
Overall: Wow! This has so many flavors working with each other and against each other. Every sip reveals something different, but still in harmony with the others. Nothing unpleasant here, though a bit too fruity for my taste. Still, this is really well done.
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with the caramel malts, lemon, yeast, and some pomegranate. Flavor is similar with lots of the pomegranate coming out in the flavor. Lasting flavor on the finish with a little bit of nuttiness.
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampled at Alla Spina with Pat, Sean and Thom. Pours a light golden yellow body with thin white head. Aroma is lots of spice - clove, dark fruit, sugar and light alcohol maybe. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated with similar notes on the palate. Lots of flavors here, not sure I like the balance of this beer. Some floral and herbal character in addition to the spice combination.
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Aroma is lightly sweet, with touches of nut and spice, as well as a bit of tartness that was likely from the pomegranate. Full body, with a moderate thickness and a light effervescence. Mild finish. Nutty flavor with a touch of sweetness from the honey. There is a light tartness underneath from the pomegranate, and a mild spice note in the finish.
gendv138 (354) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 6/3/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light amber brown with 3 fingers of off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas of sweet and dark fruit, honey, light wine, spices. Tasting notes of honey, sweet fruit, dark fruit, white fruit, herbs, spices, slight tart, pine. Medium body with a dry piney finish.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at WoB. Pours a dark red color. Light head. Aroma is crazy amount of flavors. Fruit, cough drips, spice, mint. Wow. Flavor is sharp, fruity, sweet, plant like.
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RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Complex aroma. I get spices, pomegranate and dark fruits, caramel, honey, floral notes. Taste is also complex. Definitely tart with pomegranate and spice flavors. Minimal bitterness. A lot of other flavors that I just can't put my finger on. Tart crisp and light effervescent mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied. I love trying these ancient ales. Very interesting but not mind blowing or something I would like to drink regularly.
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jkwalking05 (3503) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at WOB Arlington. Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of nuts, floral, raisin, grape, brown sugar and honey. Taste is of pear, raisin, honey, caramel, light hazelnut, and almond.
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottled 8 months ago from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe glass. Bronze/brown and clear appearance with a fully diminishing tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor of fruity esters, honey, nuts, caramel, bread, toffee, dark fruit, floral notes, alcohol, Belgian yeast, earth and clove/herbs/spice. Medium plus sweetness, mild fruity, light alcohol and light bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation and a lingering finish, on the sweet side. Pretty interesting sipper
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper, very fizzy pour from bottle and no head; aroma is fruity sweet and herbal spicy teaberry & clovey; flava is herbal slightly tart tangy citrusy; feels medium to light & fizzy; finishes mildly tart and sweet.
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in Duvel snifter: The color is a beautiful mahogany but the head is fizzy and fades fast leaving no lacework whatsoever. The aroma is a striking combination of honey, toffee, wheat husks, herbaceous spice notes, faint medicinal esters and plenty of tangy pomegranate and raisin juice vapours. It smells like a spiced up wheat wine or barleywine. The taste happily not overtly sweet nor boozy even though it is easy to discover the malt and experience the alcohol. The twangy (and even faintly tart) fruit and earthy spice notes adds a nice balance to make this a well rounded sipper. The mouth feel is a tad chalky and metallic, this would be the one area of needed improvement. Overall I only bought this on a recommendation because it just seemed too out there but overall it works and is enjoyable... that said I doubt I would buy this again.