thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper-coloured with a big foamy head. Earthy cellar aroma. Flavour starts sweet, but is countered by medium bitterness. Fruity with taste of plums? Well-carbonated, dry finish.
Dorqui (2141) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foam a lot fine and evanescent. Color copper or clear brown. Much limpid one and extremely fizzy. Very bubbly. Determined scent of spices. Plum and ribes is distinguished mainly. Acidulous with medium bitter. Fresh and refreshing. Alcohol of 7.0% that is not absolutely made to feel.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plum and macerated raisin, brown suger-molasses, rich and malty, with red ripe fruits. Light sweetness and floral. Dark amber-brown clear, wtih thin off-white lacing head. Light-medium watery body with low-medium carbonation. Starts with neutral fruits, light sweetness. Some plum and brown sugar, light hops. Finish has more fruitiness, with light carbonic acidity. No bitterness. Earthy grassy taste, light yeast. After is clean, almost non-existent. The aroma and initial flavor hit makes it enjoyable, but the finish and weak staying power makes this a weak candidate for a really good bière de garde.