carlosbela (55) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, caramel, herbs, floral, alcohol, woody, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, medium body, fizzy, long finish, bitter,
JanVittrup (243) - KÝbenhavn V, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of honey. Some hops.
Flat/boring. But could be something for the wife.
Sampled at the Ýlfestival.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A big olí bottle from the finish of Copenhagen í10: raisiny aroma. An I tense tobacco and date flavour. Too boozy I reckon. Pushing the limits of delicious.
rederic (2857) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, no. 036591, clean amber color, with a light beige head, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malt, fruity nose of shy candied peaches, orange peels, with a light brandyish accent, faint toffee, honeyed dried sultana raisin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, brandyish, fruity character of dried raisins, smooth candied orange peel and peaches, with some mild sponge toffee, cookie doough flavours, leading towards a warming, sweet malty, brandyish, fruity, lingering hop dryness finish.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from erzbierschof.ch - pours a very clear red-amber colour with a poor head retention; chewy malts in the nose, caramel, hops and red fruits; sweet and sticky; full-bodied and with a fair but subtle carbonation; a decent bitterness and a long malty and fruity hoppy finish - doesnít look as complex as in the past years
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours amber with a beige head. Caramel malts and honey dominate the nose. Flavour of dark fruits, caramel, honey and alcohol. Excellent one.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy amber with small amount of beige head. Lots of honey sweetness to balance the alcohol, nice hoppy finish. I look forward to trying again afer some aging
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first tasting of this line of beers. Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vivid caramel amber color with a small beige head. The aroma was ripe candied fruits but not a whole lot else. The flavor was yeasty, nutty and sweetish with light candied pear, toast and sugar. The alcohol shows through quite a bit on the flavor. Medium length finish and fairly full bodied. Interesting but a bit of a disappointment.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wonderful look, amber color with a thick creamy head. As Iíve been used to in these recent years, the aroma is mostly disappointing: vegetables, cabbage, dust, alcohol and just light caramel. Strong body, with oily mouthfeel; average caramel flavor; the final is oily and nutty. Correct bitterness. This beer ainít get any better in a few years.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose at Wolverhampton. Golden and clear. medium head and a full body. Subtle sweetness. Is it my imagination or are these annual beers getting more bland? Certainly not as impressive as previous years.