ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. With less than a finger’s worth of white-colored head and poor retention, it doesn’t create much of an aesthetic impression.
S: There’s a lot of caramel in the aroma, and beneath all that caramel/toffee sweetness are some spruce notes. Let it warm up and it will develop a bit of a dark fruit smell. Nothing too exemplary, but not bad by any stretch.
T: At first, a wave of piny flavor (not hop-derived) engulfs the palate, before allowing the sweet maltiness to take over. General dark fruitiness finishes it off. Apart from the spruce, it’s pretty uninteresting.
M: There’s a certain finishing dryness that helps neutralize the sweet flavors some and create good drinkability in spite of its relative heft. Carbonation is very low, though, which makes it a little syrupy at times.
O: Eh...boring. To be fair, this isn’t a very fresh bottle, but I can’t see this one being fantastic fresh. Worth trying a single for the novelty.
BeerViking (1815) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, amber, thin head, candy sugar, spice and apple nose, toffee and fruity body, hops and candy finish.
vami (252) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet, but in a pleasant way. Sme maple notes plus piney accents. Long finish and full body, oily texture. Soft carbonation.
vadie (375) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrée clair/pale avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du pin et du malt avec un douceur léger et un peu d’alcool. Le goût est d’abord du malt, puis un peu du sucre, ensuite du pin. Un goût huileux du pin reste en bouche pour quelque minutes après chaque gorgée.
Freaky_tiki (290) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like apple juice into the glass with only a frost-like cap. Aroma lets you know you’re in for something different but its up to you if you actually like that difference. The PRO to this beer is unique flavour profile. The CON is the ever so slight sweet cherry essence in there, almost cough syrup like (I know a guy who gets blotto on cough syrup but not for me).
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, courtesy of Frank. Sweet Twizzlers aroma, caramel and cherry wood. No hop aroma. Dull brownish amber hazy with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium-low carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with lots of Twizzlers and cherry. If there is spruce, I can’t discern it from other flavors and the sweetness. Light astringent cherry wood finish with nutty bitterness. Sweet after.
Pizd (357) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of berries, candy, toffee, pine. Taste has a malty base with some big fruity notes, particularly raspberries and banana. Some pine and spruce notes on the finish. It’s very, very sweet - almost artificial fruit flavours. Not bad but not for me.
TrappistenOli (300) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange mit weissem schaum, opaltrübe, aroma nach beeren und honig, süsslicher antrunk, leichte rezenz, kaum herb
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bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear medium copper color. herbal nose. a little bit of esters. a slight sweet note, with a mild pine note in the aroma. soft, round flavor. a subtle pine flavor builds with each sip. the body is on the lower side of medium.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a gorgeous looking beer: it is almost rosy orange in colour with a fresh looking sparkle and a good carpet of thick cream coloured head. The aroma is of fresh jammy orange marmalade, perfumy jasmine, redwood bark and golden caramel toffee apples. In the mouth it is full, sweet and only then does the pine resin quality seem to come out, which it does gently at first before becoming tangy, bitter and then finally astringent. Definitely a sipping beer this one although perilously drinkable.
Recommended to me by my learned colleague Ned at Volstead, I can only but thank you profusely, sir.
storskurk (47) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dejlig frisk skovagtig og belgisk samtidig. Smag af let harpiks der hænger ved. God kombi af sødme og nåle.
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