yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A lightly hazy golden beer topped by a small, off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is spiced and flowery, with pale malts and fruitiness chiming in. Hints of cedar, flower honey, camphor and black pepper too. Quite complex flavor, with pale malts and a generic fruitiness doing most of the job, but spices, flowers and camphor blends nicely in. A nice herbal bitterness comes stronger towards the end. Medium to full body. Wow, this is one wonderful saison. 111229
gunnfryd (9310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is flower, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus. Flavour is flower, hop, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus, spices. Nice beer.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Orange brown pour, lots of chunks. Aroma of honey, cherries and ketchup, smells slightly old as well. Taste is sweet and sour, lots of strange fruity flavors with a slight vinegary twist. Palate is dry and almost flat. Obviously not what I was hoping for from this.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Huhzubendah for opening this one at the Fantome tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip.
Pours a hazy light golden color with a short white head. Light lacing. The nose has a very strong oregano component with some grain behind that. Not much though. Basically just the oregano with a bit of other spice. Flavor isn’t quite as heavy on oregano. Light body. Strange, but good.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle @ HBF, Tampere.
Rated on 20100521.
Copper color, large bubbly head. Aroma of lemon, grass, orange peel and spices. Flavor of spices, herbs, fruits, especially citrus.
rodenbach99 (2800) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From a 750ml green bottle with crown cap and cork. Many thanks to Patrick.
Apperance: Orange beer with a tiny white foam. A small ring around the glass.
Smell: Aromas of honey mead are perceptible. Some rancio and oxidation.
Taste: Some spices and acidity. The oxidation is way too present.
Mouthfell: Medium-bodied and easy drinking.
Overall: This beer is going downhill. It had better days.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Some floaties. Aroma of hops, malt, quite herbal, oregano. Sweet herbal flavour, light bitter. Finish clashing herbal oregano with citrus tones.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Antwerpen 2012. Thanks for sharing, sebletitje!)
SlovakSniper (2503) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(75 cl) Une bière dorée et voilée. Des sédiments qui flottent. Un pauvre col mousseux. Des parfums et des flaveurs de fleurs et de vinaigre. Une bouche défraîchie, un corps malade, un pétillement sur le respirateur artificiel. Une finale aigre. Une vieille bouteille qui, dans ces conditions, m’a coûtée la peau des fesses.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ RBBWG 2012 thanks to Sebletitje. Hazy blond yellow coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small white head. Spicy and heavy oregano infused herby aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is herby. Oregano is comming through clearly. Longer dry herby ending with only some small bitter sweet touches. Alternative brew.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavily lightly blond body with a white frothy head. Aroma of smoke, spices, flowers - not very appealing. Moderately bitter flavour; bit weak.