Emeister84 (1942) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of short bread, vanilla, hints at coconut, hints of lemon. Hazy orange with a fully lasting white head. Some sweetness, white cake flavors, apple, red berry, grapey, yeasty. Medium bodied, smooth, alcohol is dangerously hidden.
kraddel (5724) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at the releasedate ( back in the days) cellared since than, and currently my last version. Pours clear, yet dark amber. Small white head ( almost none, and gone in seconds ) Smell is earthy, and oak, somewhat metallic. Taste is bitter ( how ??? ) and has a slight madeira note, but not so much as youíd expect. it feels more like an aged beer , but a bitter one. The aftertaste contains more madeira, and all-and-all, itís quite balanced , to my surprise. High carbo, rather thin body. OK , and could pass a tasting as an aged blonde beer, of good quality !
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 vintage Belgian Blond Ale aged in Madeira Barrels. Itís tough to keep track of what this brewery is doing in terms of picking a listing, but itís usually worth the mental anguish. One of 1452 bottles. Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Murky apple cider color. About one finger of frothy off-white head formed and fell soon after without leaving behind lacing.
4.0 S: The nose on this isnít overpowering, but it sure has a lot of complexity. It opens with an almond nuttiness followed by a unsweetened toffee and caramel. Brown sugar and candied peaches then apple pie. Phenolic spiciness from the base beer with a light peppery edge to it. Finish it off with a vinous grape aroma. Despite the murkiness of the brew, there isnít a lot of yeastiness. Rather, itís quite clean with a tilt toward the sweeter side of the spectrum.
3.75 T: The barrel comes out much stronger in the taste. The madeira contributes an almond liqueur type flavor with sweet syrupy caramel. Lots of vanilla with woody undertones. NondeScript light fruits. Tart apple and sugary pie crust. Peppery spiciness from the yeast. Finishes with a lemony tanginess.
4.0 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Rich and almost syrupy on the tongue. The sweetness accumulates amylase. Light spritziness with a warming finish.
4.0 D: This delivers in mirroring the barrel it was raised in. This drinks like a dessert wine. Itís rich and robust, had great depth, and works best when sipped. Itís been years since I first stumbled upon this brewery and itís barrel work and Iím glad to be back involved.
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gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 180715. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, peaches, malt, vinous. Flavour is yeast, caramel, malt, spices, vanilla, sugar, oranges, apricot, peaches, vinous. Full body. Nice beer.
thewolf (11878) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, light cellar, apple, citrus, pine. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, doughy, citrus, grapes, soft vinious, fairly warming. Light oaky dryness. To the sweet side.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, some spices, fruitiness and oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, vanilla, oak and berries. medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear one, pale amber in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is rather sweetish, quite fruity and with peaches, white sugar, some faint spiced notes and a touch of oranges and banana. Herbal notes and some resiny hints. Itís full-bodied, sweet and pleasantly carbonated. White sugar, peaches, generic fruityness, orange zest and ripe banana. Some vinous, tannin-ish hints. Lasting sweet, fruity finish with tannins and vinous notes. Too sweetish for me, but nice anyway. The wine added some goodyness. 150718
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, caramel, yeast, grapes, vinous, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, malty, fruity, vinous, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft,
Gription79 (2783) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Mike. Vinous, fruity, apple, pear, musty. This is a very interesting.
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange blonde off white head. - Nose/taste of madiera, sweet wine, alcohol soaked dark fruit and oak - medium body.