mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to walt @ rbwg ’12. hazy yellow with a white head. nose is funky yeast, herbs, spices, and grain. smooth palate, herbs, earth, nice finish.
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Beer Temple. Golden pour with white head. Yeasty fruity aroma. Flavor Like a good triple or saison, with fruit, yeast and herbs.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours a hazy maize body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, grass, citrus, and rosehips. Flavor of yeast, herbs, white grapes, florals, and oak.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.375 l bottle. Hazy copper color. Sweetish and acidic aroma and flavor with soap, oak, yeast, birch leaves, pine and sake. Full body, low drinkability. Weird, I can hardly drink one third of this.
Yorker (1306) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours a cloudy amber with a huge white head that quickly fades and leaves no lacing. Aroma is vinous, yeasty, and slightly bretty. Taste is slightly sour and tart with notes of fruit and white wine.
Cirrhosis (1223) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes it is true VBS is correct 23$ for this tiny bottle. Cork exploded off this bottle bounced off the roof came back down to the table with tons of forced bounced back off the table and landed by the T.V. fun times!!! Tall pure white cap is floating on this murky yellowy tan body. Took a sip right off the bat and all I seemed to taste was a giant mouthful of popery. Aroma is smelless to start…..fake words are fun words. Flowers, oak, lemon, honey all start to show up in the nose eventually. This smell be unique but it isn’t doing it for me. Taste is pretty much the same with more perfume and a slight sour note. I can now taste what I guess is the white wine aging but that might only be because I just found out that’s the special thing about this beer. Would I have tasted it if I didn’t get that information???? Probably not. Yet another high quality epic beer from Mikkeller I will never purchase again.
VertBaconStrips (2093) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
23 bux. Yes. The cork almost went through the roof. Incredible aroma: poured out an ugly murky goldish with a bright white tight cap with ropy lacing. Mellow rich vinous arOma, mango, lemon, apricot, hand cream, flowers, honey, vanilla oak, This is 1000% awesome. The aroma never ever lets up and continues to impress every time. The flavour is very similar with a much larger wine character. Faint sourness and a very weak bitterness if not nonexistent. Apricot, pepper, hand lotion. Fairly smooth with ok bubbs. Crushed it to get to next beer. I’ll buy another. Loved this for its uniqueness and complexity.
jesperhammer (3029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
02-FEB-2012, bottle @home, from "Superbest".
Copper, slightly hazy with lasting white head.
Nose is a little tart with orange peel and herbs.
Yeasty almost tripel’ish or even more like a saison.
Taste is the same but even more herbal.
Really creamy with high carbonation. Long fruity finish.
Classy brew, but too expensive.
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mikkeller has done some interesting stuff with their barrel range beers and this is no exception. D’yquem aged Belgian strong ale is a tasty treat to say the least. On pouring the combination of the sauternes casks and the beer typacity created an interesting saison style aroma. This pours a fat and viscous golden hue with lees cloudiness, coupled with a big rich round head that trickles down the inside of the glass like a sultry drunken seductive temptress. Aromatics of the barrels and the sweet grapes with fresh cut grass and a hint of cloves. The body is light for the booze (8.7%) but hides it well leaving lingering notes of the boytritis affected grapes in the back of the throat. Overall an intersting style that could help me lose my pants in a Bolivian dumpster after a killer session. Tjener et andet bedes!!!!!!
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle pours a cloudy pale orange color with a 2 finger white head with good retention leaving some thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruit and yeast. Taste is light fruity with some grainy malt and intense bitter and sour finish. Medium body and good carbonation leave a nice tingle on the palate. Overall, a pretty decent strong ale.