baraciisch (2823) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of sour cherries and light malts... Flavor is less complex than I would expect from Mikkeller, slightly tart with notes of almonds on the finish, but not terribly sour... Decent
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Benzai (13640) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Hazy red color, lightly creamy off-white to slightly beige head that diminishes after a short while. Smell malts, sugar, sweetness. Taste malts, some sweetness, red fruits like cherries. Doesn’t taste like 8% ABV at all.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to myself. Very hazy red colour with a small creamy white head. Smells sweet, some hops, some iron.. Not a lot of smell. Tastes malty, sweet, red fruits but also quite a lot of iron. I don’t like iron in the taste. Medium body, soft, fitting carbo.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
37.5 cl bottle and served in my smaller Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a nice reddish amber hue with an initial big frothy slightly off-white pinkish head that left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma has sweet cherry extract character along with some strange band-aid medicinal notes. Some nice almond and toffee vapours along with a hint of oak. The taste has a medicinal, sulfur and minerally off-putting quality. The cherries taste fake as well, I expected a nice tartness I got instead big sweetness. The almond notes and some earthy notes are it only redeeming qualities. DRAIN POUR!!! Even the finish of the mouth feel seems completely wrong. What a waste of my monies.
RichTheVillan (6518) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours murky brown, frothy white head, malty fruit aroma, taste is weak fruit quite sweet slightly bitter. Adequate.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy peach amber with a ton of head. Aroma is sort of a muddled earthiness with some fruit coming through. Taste is very sweet, but not over powering. Slightly nutty, more sweet than it is tart. Very old world earthy. i like it
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Pours a deep hazy orange body with a small off-white medium head. Aroma is mild tones of fruity honey and red berries, hint of grains and not much more. Taste is mild nutty fruity, cherry-like tones with faint traces of almonds and grains. Full body medium carbonation. What’s all the fuzz about? This beer is neither extreme nor represent the full dessert (Ris a la M’ale) which it purports to do. As far as I’m concerned, it’s just a bit dull. Not bad, though.
mansquito (5192) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia tap ($8): Pours a reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is cherries, yeast, other fruits, and some maltiness. Taste is not really sweet at all, but the cherries are there. There is not really any sourness either. Tastes like a dark Belgian ale pretty much. I don’t really taste the almonds and vanilla much, but I am sure that they are there. Pretty good and interesting enough.
laiti (8034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, bottled 29.08.2012, BBE 29.08.2015
Aroma has grainy malt, butter, coinnamon and some sweet apples. Flavour has grainy malt, cinnamon, sweet apples and cherries. One christmas porridge.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wild mix of beers here. Somewhat funky a year later and the fruit is understated. The almonds do well to smooth out the flavor. This is good, just not wildly good.