pilgrimoutlaw (702) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque amber with two finger light tan head. Peach, banana, golden raisins, bread, caramel, cloves. Moderately sweet, mild/moderate bitterness, a hint of sour. Medium, lively body. Alcohol completely hidden. An excellent quad.
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, deep golden to acolour with a big and slightly off-white foamy head. Caramel-malt with subtle fruity notes in the aroma, accompanied by alcohol and Belgian yeasty spice. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a tame carbonation. Sugary cara-malty base with shy fruity notes and Brandy-like alcoholic strength; sweet malty and alcoholic finish with a very restrained level of bitterness. Not my cup of tea. 27.X.12
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle a ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma discreet, yeast, lots of banana. Taste dominated by banana and yeast. Smooth and well balanced.
Theis (12752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - thanks. Clear golden - white head. Phenolic - high yeasty phenolic, knækbrød, fruity, dried fruits, sweetness, raisins, figs, light to medium malty, some bubblegum.
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Fork. Not over complex but very drinkable for the strength. Fruity flavors and not too boozy. Thinner body than some Abts. Serving: Tap
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices.
Sweet and spicy finish.
mcberko (5357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle, pours a hazy amber with a voluminous off-white head that lingers a long time. Nose of overripe fruits, hazelnut, Belgian yeast, and candied sugar. Flavour brings out very rich notes of overripe fruits and hazelnut, which dominate and overwhelm the palate in robustness. There is some dark fruits, brown sugar and toffee further back which round off the flavour profile very nicely. Very high, lively carbonation which works well for the style, not detracting from the complexity. Not as sweet as regular Gulden Draak, though not as malty or robust. Excellent take on a classic.
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a 10 oz. glass. On 11-14-2012 @ When Pigs Fly. Color is hazy brown. Pleasant nose of plums and toffee. Taste of toffee and hazelnut up front. Malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, spices, and a large alcohol kick on the finish.
Texture has lively carbonation that is smooth and very well refined. Good flavors but rather boozy.
gnoff (7426) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at the beer bar inside NK Saluhall, lowest level of the NK building in Stockholm. Very nice place.
Clear amber to copper color, off-white to yellow head. Sweet, malty, fruity, cheese, alcohol scent. Sweet, spicy, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. A bit metallic, mainly sweet and fruity aftertaste.
Gerbeer (1489) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with large frothy head that dissipates quickly. Lots of carbonation. Aromas of caramel. apples, spice, and yeast. Flavors of caramelized banana, malts, yeast, and resin, with just a touch of caramel and a bit of a metallic finish. Alcohol is right up front and hot. Not as good as I remember...