Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade. Thanks! 12oz poured into a snifter at home. No head. Deep muddy reddish brown, thick pour. No lacing. Aroma of bread, Belgian yeasts, heavy malts, caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Some booze on the nose as well. The taste was odd quite frankly. It tasted like a barleywine or crossed with an old ale with some Belgian yeasts. Bready, dark fruits, slight sweetness, caramel, heavy malts. Dry finish with a booze snap at the end. I don’t get the IPA portion of this at all. Probably a one and done for this one from me.
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber pour with an off-white head. Nicely executed combination of hops and Belgian yeast is the aroma and taste. Outstanding.
firstsip (658) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber. Nice scattered lacing. Pine forward nose. Pine forward taste of hops tempered very slightly by mild Belgian yeadt, caramel malt. Very hoppy.
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malts and peach. Bitter flavour, light sweet. Fruity finish, hops, lingering bitter notes.
(from draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Beaming copper body with a super fluffy, frothy eggshell head; creamy & long-lasting. Aroma of spicy pines, hop resin, white pepper, spicy Belgian phenols, vibrant yeast, hints of coriander, a touch of bitter soapiness, & a faint kiss of mild green onion grassiness. Mild sweet malt underneath. Flavor is full of those bitter pines up front mixed with spicy Belgian yeast, mild phenols, & a dash of clove. White pepper, semisweet toasted caramel malts, & grassy hops make their way in shortly. The green onion note is there, but a little more muted. Plenty of finishing hop oil & mild resinous tones near the finish, lasting with a dose of caramel malt sweetness & spicy Belgian yeast esters. Very slight touch of booze. Nearly sticky body.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet caramel, vegetal hops and dark citrus. Clear copper with a nice white head. Dark caramel, bubble gum and sweet fruity hops. Candy like and sweet with a touch of booze in the finish.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. Bubblegum, caramel, grain, and tangerine aromas come through on the nose. It pours a dark, murky orange-brown with a big, off-white foamy head that retains a thick soap ring with a soapy island and leaves a messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. It’s creamy and a bit sticky with a full body and a soft, fizzy carbonation. Bubblegum, caramel, rye, and sweet citrus flavors come through and it finishes with a spicy, clean, and crisp cola flavor. More citrus comes through on the finish as it warms. Roasted grain, caramel, citrus, and cola swell late and linger in the aftertaste.
hackobock (2176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, spicy. Taste is sweet malty,frutiy and spicy, dry hop and spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.
Pyrmir (4087) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Golden amber with off white head. Aroma and taste hoppy, toffee, caramel, fruit with a nice bitter bite in the finish
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 2nd Session. Pours orange to red with a beige head, aroma of brett, caramel, spices, flavor is spicy with, caramel, malt and brett, medium bodied.
ClubGonzo (4623) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Slightly hazy deep amber-hued bronze body, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, nuts, mild grassy tones, Belgian fruit esters and hints of nougat. Taste is white sugar, chewing gum, grass, peaches and hints of nougat and nuts. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but not fantastic.