probstblueribbon (3496) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared with Alex S, served cold in a pint glass. BB 1.DEC.2012. 13SE12.
App.: Deep ruby mahogany with a nice orange-tan head.
Aroma: Strong,rich, pungent, fruity caramel, roasted maltiness, brown-to-burnt sugars, really fruity, some pink grapefruit, a bit of citrus, a little dank, peppery, nice.
Palate: Medium+ body, soft, slightly sparse effervescence.
Flav.: Quite fruity, brown sugar bordering on molasses, pine, grapefruit, a little caramel, peppery; slightly sweet with moderate bitterness and a reasonably long, fruity, slightly roasted finish.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little hazy colored beer, with a beige ead. The aroma of red fruit with hop and a little caramel. The taste is fruity, some hop bitter and alittle spices. The aftertaste is a little sweet with some bitter.
erickok (4601) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bodied, and beige head. Interesting hop mix, fresh forest and caramel malts . full flavour but body is a bit thin. Not as bitter as expected. (Bottle at thanks to Menno and John)
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is bread, rye and loads of hops. Flavour is light bitterness, some bread and rye. Aroma has more.
Diogène (1070) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red beer with a thick white foamy head. Aroma is caramel with cookies and a hint of fruits. Flavor is very caramelly but there are no hops to be found in there. Maybe this bottle was too old and the hops faded. Good malt profile, but lacking hops.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little head, quickly falling, brown. nose with hops, chockolate milk, cream and caramel, Semifull and fine length. soft. with chockolate, fudge/caramel and a very wellballanced hoppyness. Super
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep hazy brown-ruby body with a huge creamy off-white head. Aroma is smooth caramel malt notes with peachy overtones, hints of grass and honey melon. Taste is caramel, nuts, peaches, grass, hints of resin and honey melon with a touch of burnt sugar and red berries. Bitter finish. Smooth and full body, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice red IPA on the bitter side of things.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fiery berr. The taste was long remembered. The combination red ale and IPQ was indeed impressive !
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 50 cl. Meilleure avant décembre 2012. Bière cuivrée avec une mousse beige. Le nez est tout en caramel, il n’y a plus de houblon. La bouche est identique, les houblons ont malheureusement disparus et le malt s’est concentré. C’est sucré, visqueux et gras. Cette bière et sur son déclin.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown color ale with a large foamy head with pretty good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rough grain notes with fruity ester and light earthy hops notes. Taste is a mix dominated by rough and slightly unrefined grain notes with some fruity bester with very light herbal and earthy hops notes with almost no bitterness and some light residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. A bit short of hops in this one and malt bill is a bit rough to save the day.