sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into Duvel glass. Cloudy orange with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head. Biscuity malts, herbal hops, and light fruit in the aroma. Off-sweet bready/biscuity malt flavor wih a fruity/floral underpinning--pear, melon, honey and a mild white pepper spiciness and herbal hop note. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Basically mellow and quite fruity. Not overly complex, but enjoyable.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-copper body with a small, white, creamy head. Aroma of vanilla sugar, peach, apricot, and cookie dough.
Sweet caramel flavour along with herbal hops, vanilla sugar, and cookies. Quite nice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz, 2006 vintage, consumed today... meh, not that great, but the yeast has faded quite a bit making me happier, however there isnt much going on here, just a bland easy sipping ale, definitely dont see how this would hold up for 5 years as the bottle indicates.
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a small, dense white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma suggests sweet malts, yeast, fruits (citrus, aplle, cherry), leather, and spices. The flavor tended to the funky side with medium sweetness, fruits (same as the aroma), and yeast. Not bad, although I am unlikely to revisit this.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 2006 bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy very softly carbonated dark orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was musty fruity and farmhouse. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of mild fruit hops caramel and dough.
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. single from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). 2007 Edition. Poured a hazy dark honey-esque gold with a thick offwhite head. Aroma is slightly sweet and yeasty with that nice spiciness. Initial taste is a bold alcohol infused fruitiness that is garnished with some nice spices. The alcohol is a bit much, but the taste is still there with a dry finish. Sweetness that is heavy in alcohol is my main point here. Ok. Would rather drink the Pere any time!
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to drink this in plastic. Im not sure I should rate it, but I dont want to forget. Its a pretty strong beer that pours gold and smells of spices. Creamy and malty texture balances it well.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very fruity nose, with some spiciness as well. Very thick, very creamy white head, that seems to lace almost like soap. flavor is sweet, fruity, but spicy as well. Lots of malts to be sure but really no noticeable hop finish. It does actually finish rather dry though. Not a bad beer. Just bought a single bottle. may try again.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear and dark golden color with only a small amount of white head. Aroma of sweet malts and light fruits. Taste includes a lot of apple, with some yeast and light malts as well. Average mouthfeel and palate. Easy to drink as well. This beer is all right, but I wasn’t overly impressed either.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2006 courtesy of my secret santa! Pours orange with off white head and decent lace. Semi sweet bread like aroma. Funky doughy citrus like flavors and a dry finish! Also some notable hints of nutmeg. Brett is showing wonderfully wish I had some more to tuck away.