Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Murkey amber/brown - white head. Sweetness, raisins, fruity, spicy, cocoa, dried fruits, coriander, orange, cinnamon notes, vanilla notes, light bitterness, toffee. OK.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown ale. Very thick. Some sediment, but held up pretty well for having aged several years. Rated 4/15/10
mcberko (14387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, pours bright orange with a big white head. Subtle aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander) and yeast. Flavour is a wonderfully balance of the mentioned spices, with rich caramel/toffee flavours and a nice hoppiness in the finish. Very good.
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks as commemorative ale. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple. Flavour is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple, spices. Full body. Nice beer.
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle. Complex aroma of fruit. Citrus, perhaps pear, vanilla and others. Ruby apricot color with a ferocious beige head. Strong fruit flavors, followed by the listed spices. Shockingly good. Finishes relatively dry, with an astringent fruit character.
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. At first clear, later hazy pour, small off-white head that’s gone instantly. Orange color. Smell sweet, some spices, nutmeg or cinnamon. Tastes about the same. Low carbo, low body.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de) - as Kiuchi Commemorative Ale 2011, at 8% not 9% (so in fact has nothing in common with this apart from the word ’ale’, and as I’m sure the last ’ale’ I had from these guys tasted like a lager, I don’t think even that’s worth much.)
5 Sweet sickly boozy aroma, definitely with a belgian strong ale bent.
2+ Slightly hazy orange, brief fizzy head with no retention.
4 Boozy spicy sweet belgian ale retronasals. Touch of acetone and thinner. This is just Leffe cranked up to 8% and feeling like more. Boozy sweet bready malts. Did I mention booze? Solvents get more gluey later in the retronasals. What toss.
2+ Smooth sweet palate, perhaps a bit slimy. Gentle bite from carbonation, and bitter hops too. No fullness to the hops, just the acrid metallic bite. Finish is just like a cheap macro belgian brewery trying to do a strong belgian ale - you can see the resemblence to what they’re apparently aiming at, but you can drive a tram between the two endpoints. Spiciness is messy and more like industrial chemicals.
9 Well, not exactly horrific, it’s vaguely drinkable, but if I had been round a table of 10 tickers, there would certainly have been some left over as you can summarise this in basically 2 sips. One to get all the information to write a review, and the second to just verify that it was as unsophisticated and uninspired as you first thought. And no-one would have volunteered to finish the dregs. I’m not even sure this is under the right beer, but as I will be avoiding wasting money on more from this brewery, I really coulnd’t care less if this spot is accidentally filled. Not complex, not soothing, just a sweet alcoholic mess. Where’s the "add my rating" button gone? Where’s my eyesight gone?!?
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy orange with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spice and fruit aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium spice finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2005 poured a cloudy orange with a large, lasting amber head. Aromas of citrus, spices,and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of orange, spices, and a hint of vanilla with a mildly bitter finish and an odd lingering aftertaste. I’m not impressed.
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a huge orange-tan head, which when reduced leaves a cloudy copper body. Remarkable amount of sediment dislodged at the end of the bottle. Aroma is orange peel, coriander, wheat, and some herbal hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, orange peel, vinous, light vanilla, finishing with some grapefruit and herbal, and light alcohol. Full body with vinous characteristics.