hawthorne00 (2093) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 750ml bottle, caged cork closure. Abbey glass. Dark gold, creamy head. Yeasty fruit nose. Fruity and almondy - I suppose that means apricots. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily. Some bitterness and cloves at the finish. Drier and less yeasty than their tripel, less interesting than either that or the quad. Nice, but really not that special. [3.4]
Little bottle, 11C. Amber with a light beige head. Aroma is fruity and doughy with light spices. Sweet and fruity with apricots, orange oil, light muscatels and almonds, white pepper. A touch of tart apples. Dry finish with some bitterness.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted nuts), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, alcohol, pepper.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Pleasant, but simple and ordinary.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber colored brew. Fruity aroma. Flavor is sugary, fruity, yoghurt, yeast. Some skunk. Not a great way to celebrate 125 years.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, broef head. Fruity marzipan aroma. Sweet and fruity, medium bodied with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Sugary with some sticky caramel and cardboard and penty of fruit marziapn. Finishes with low bitterness. A bit messy.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet malty, sugary and spicy. The flavour is sugary and sweet malty with some yeast and dark fruity notes. Very highly carbonated.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy caramel color with beige head. Aromas of dough, licorice and spices. Bready and spicy flavors. Medium body with lively carbonation.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle a amber colored beer sweet , a lot of fruit and a little bitter
OldGrowth (2340) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old note: @ Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet, yeasty, fig/date, little fruity, cherry, carmel. Cloudy brownish orange color, Good head, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor, Caramel and fruit. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice overall, flavor was my favorite part, nice balance between maltiness and yeastiness. Aroma opens up nicely as warmed.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - offwhite head. Banana, overriped fruits, licorice, yeasty, soapy, roasted, bubblegum, fruity. ØV.
hayduke (3074) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750 corked and caged bottle purchased at BevMo. Poured a cloudy amber with a moderate sized beige head. The nose has notes of fruit, mostly apple, some yeast, and some caramel. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet with some malt, caramel, yeast, and again that apple, along with some light spices, culminating in a dry spicy finish.