superspak (3221) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/9/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart apple, lemon, pear, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, hay, grass, oak, light leather, funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of spice and yeast ester notes with moderate malt presence; and good strength. Taste of big tart apple, lemon, pear, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, herbal, hay, grass, oak, funk, light leather, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, clove, pepper, coriander, caramel, bread, nuttiness, allspice, oak, hay, grass, herbal, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of spice, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, lightly prickly, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild biere de garde style. All around great balance and complexity of spice, yeast ester, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
SpongeRuiner (891) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
They definitely hit this one spot on. While your drinking you feel like your in a pile of fallen leaves.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.1% Bottle from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. It was about 2250yen(127DKK). It pours a lovely copper gold with a nice head of foam. This is blend 2 bottled on Oct.4th 2012 do about a year old. Drunk from a snifter It has a rich Belgian estery aroma, fruity with some nutty notes & hints of spices. The flavor is sweet & slightly sour, very tart but just for a moment before bellowing out. Well balanced & drinkable.I get cherry, oak woodyness, a hint of nuts & spices in the finish. A really complex & interesting beer, worth trying if you can find it! My wife’s from a wine type glass(Mikkeller & Friends 0.2cl glass) had more Brett in the aroma...
chrisv10 (12195) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, mint?, yeast, white wine and brett. Flavour is malt, fruit, brett, mint?, little sweet, white wine, little dry, yeast and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (12922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light bretty and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 260913
saxo (14457) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, straw, wood, malt, fruits, spices and malt. Vinous and well balanced.
DrSilverworm (8161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Shared with friends over a game of Catan. Blend 4, bottled 10-08-2012. Somewhat hazy amber color. Thin white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Active-looking carbonation. Medium-plus body. Smooth, bright, sort of tingly lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice, citrusy, bretty flavor dominated the taste. Some spice. Don’t really get much chestnut... Little to none. Some darker malt, though. Hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. Nice tart taste. Light bitter, moderate spicy. Solid, bretty belgian ale.
lusikka (6949) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of tart berries, grains, citrus and some weak wort-like notes. Flavour of caramel malts, tart berries, citrus, mild floral bitterness, hay and gooseberry bush. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a tart berryish finish. Classic Jolly Pumpkin -style Belgian Ale, but this one has some unpleasant raw wort-like notes.
laiti (6826) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ RIP camp. Blend 2: bottled 10.04.2012
Aroma is sour and funky with earthy notes, urinal cake and some apricot. Flavour has urinal cake, fruity tones, apricot, earthy notes and hints of lactic acid. Also some spicy tones. Quite unusual but then again very typical JP beer.
tiong (4565) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ RIP Camp
Blend 2, Bottled 10-04-2012 - Pours dark orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of berries, spices, yeast and tart ripe fruits. Taste has notes of tart berries, fruits, mild sourness and spicy notes with hints of yeast and malts. Finish is smooth, mildly tart and sour with hints of yeast and berries. Quite balanced and enjoyable.