beerandbeyond (627) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
200-250 ml pour from the tap at the Kulminator in Antwerp.
Clear brown with mahogany hues and a minimal head.
Nose is nutty, with notes of vanilla, mild cocoa, Nutella, toffee.
Sweetish flavors of caramel, baked fruits, warm spices, low bitterness, malt, ripe cherries and toffee.
Full bodied, alcohol well hidden, complex and highly interesting. Great!
RW80 (349) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 ml bottle with a cork labelled as brew No. 10
Appearance: Daek golden with with a hint of cloudynes, The head is offwhite and about 2 fingers size, ok retention, some nice lacing.
Aroma: faint aroma of tanine and alcohol
Taste: Alcoholic Sweet with in the background some light peaches, grapes.Light souness dry finish.
Aftertaste:Sweetness with some wood and some grapes.
Medium thin body, high carbonation.
Trappist1 (361) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nose: fine liqueurish perfume, malts, typical HFTD yeast. taste is fine, subtile, alcholic. straight sweet finish. Overall distinct barrel finish, okey but shakey between balanced and unbalanced to me.
freretoc (443) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bu en pression en 25 , une couleur dorée trouble et une mousse qui se tient bien mais qui tombe un peu vite. Au nez elle sent le citron et un peu les épices type clou de girofle, en bouche on ne sent presque pas l’alcool.
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, as Hof Ten Dormaal Blond 2013 - Brew No 10: Sauternes. Into a tulip glass. ABV 12%
Pours a deep golden orange beer, mostly clear when hold against the light alsthiugh it seems rather cloudy. Almost two fingers of white head, good density and average retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of sweet peaches, certainly wine notes especially after swirling the beer in the glass, floral notes, a bit of honey.
Taste is sweet, very alcoholic, with peaches, ripe mango, honey. Lots of grapes, very vinous, especially on the aftertaste. Really tasty.
Medium thin body, way too carbonated.
Overall quite nice. In spite of the 12% ABV this goes down as easy as water (almost) but I learned my lesson from yesterday and I’m not gonna finish this bottle tonight.
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. From trade with Fonefan. A huge, dense, off-white head sits on top of an unclear, orange-colored body. Cute curtains. It’s vinous on the nose, with a faint oak touch, fruityness, alcohol and a light sugar hint. Some spices too. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, dealing with the sweetness and fruityness, but I find it a bit boring, and it lacks some of the complexity from the aroma. It’s full-bodied and warming, with a nice carbonation level. Decent bitterness in the end. Overall, too alcoholic, but I sure like the vinous touch. 130508
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle. Amber colo. Hints of oak and Sauternes wine in the aroma. You can smell the ’noble rotting’. Banana sweeties. Malty sweetish, slightly alcoholic flavor with liquorish vinous notes. Interesting!
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I. Pours hazy gold with a strong, white cream head. Big sweet, sugary dough aroma with notes of yeast and orange. Hugely sweet flavor with more sugary dough, light herbs, honey, orange and alcohol. Full bodied with high, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with still more sugary dough, alcohol and honey. Very sweet, quite heavy. A great breakfast beer, to be sure.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heller, dann torfiger Antrunk mit zu starker Karbonisierung. Leichte Hefenoten, leicht passend rauchig. Vollmundig, rauchig hefig, malziger Abgang, wobei Hefe- und Rauchnoten weiterhin vorhanden sind. 12/11/11/13/12/12
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Hazy dark-golden orange color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of bitter pears, peaches, apricot. Taste is soft, subtle summer fruit dipped in white wine, hints of sour on the finish