Grzesiek79 (3317) - Radom, - MAY 3, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, nuts, toast, cereal, floral, spruce, herbs, earthy, basement aromas, leather, banana, alcohol, soy sauce, skunky, woody, licorice, butterscotch, amber, sparkling, cloudy, white foam, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, salty, full body, creamy, oily feel, flat, fizzy, long finish,
poisoneddwarf (1802) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1800. 750 ml corked and caged bottle. 2013 vintage. Complex aroma is dusty brett, lemony, oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses, raisins. Pours muddy orange-brown with a thick beige head with excellent retention. Taste is sweet, boozy, oaky, fruity esters, savory, paint thinner. Oxidized; I think this has been sitting on the shelf for awhile. Foamy mouthfeel. Not bad, I’m glad I tried it, but i’ll never buy it again. It’s a little too boozy, too foamy and too oxidized.
brenn79 (1614) - Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle- Thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours extremely hazy golden with thin off white head. Aroma is brett, very citrusy, barnyard funk, extremely complex. Taste is funky, fruity, a little overly malty, dry bitter finish, oaky, a bit too boozy.
Ernesto987 (4078) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at daks, raisin juice, not grape
Juice but raisin juice, meh it’s decent.
graziano85 (324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As the Bush de Nuits, another great beer from Dubuisson!
Hazy amber colour, with almost no head. Smell is alcoholic, with wonderful nutty notes, and wood too, almost a liqueur.
Taste is also nutty, sweet, fruity, raisins, wine notes and woody tannin. Great. Full bodied, absolutely. Amazing beer.
vivianegarcia (1) - - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deliciosa! Bem amadeirada mas equilibrada. Uma das melhores experiências.
jackl (5063) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Great Arkansas Beer Fest. Amber pour with a lively white head. Nose is pretty interesting. Candied apple, ribbon candy. Earth shag tobacco and wood. Flavor of over-ripe red apples. Toffee crisp. Rich nuts. Slightly tangy port and wood. Some oxidization. Lively carb keeps this from being flabby and arduous. Interesting.
Holmen1 (2870) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kveldens siste på Julemandag i annen des-14: her kom julenissen! Iflg Sigmund er dette noe av det beste de har hatt på Cardinal, og det er lett å skjønne hvorfor, i hvertfall for meg som er så begeistret for belgisk øl. Uklar gylden med hvitt gardinskum. En symfoni av bær og blomster i aroma og smak. Elegant, lekker og fløyelsmyk. Voltstyrken er foruroligende godt skjult. Skal du oppleve bedre balansekunst må du kjøpe billett til Cirque de Solei.
gunnar (5776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light fruity malts, vanilla,wood and leather. Taste is smooth, weak sweet, wood,vanilla and dried fruits.
tandembrauer (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mandag i annen at Cardinal. Pours cloudy golden-amber with thin off-white head. Aroma of grapes, white wine, vanilla, alcohol, acetone. Smooth sweet-sour oak taste; vanilla, wine, alcohol.
cmc619 (445) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Part of RateBeer Top 50 Belgium challenge. From 750ml into Julius glass. Nice deep amber beer with a good head on its shoulders. Beautiful pack with a bottle necklace label. Punted. Immediately you can smell the barrel sour. The most amazing thing about this beer was restraint: I’ve gotten used to sour beers that are SOUR - it’s the dominant flavor characteristic and hard to consider the rest of the profile. This beer had sour with restraint, balanced in a big way by a barleywine-style sweetness and a lot of nice complexity. The other amazing thing: 13% but felt like 7%! How did they do this? One of the most sophisticated and beautiful beers I’ve had, which is why it’s an almost perfect score in my book. This is a wine snob killer.