zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of the Month, pours red to brown hazy with a nice beige pinkish head, aroma of malt, banana and tangerine hops, flavor of cookies, tangerine, wheat, nice bitterness, medium bodied
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 smell is quite grassy and sweet from a bottle. look is cloudy iced tea brown. taste is at first a little medicinal,then there is this cloying effect. gets a little easier to take as the session continues but i’m nagged by the sweet rudeness of this brew. some fine co2 on the palate. now as i am near the end of the bottle there is this whiskey thing in there, almost like somebody put some cheap shit in there. difficult at times, not very refined on the finish, medicine.
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Nose: spicy, sweet, sugar, toffee and some orange. Tastes starts bitter-hoppy then becomes more alcoholic-sweet. Medium body, oily texture. very light carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Nice winter beer when Belgian beer heaviness is too much to handle.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty, roasted malt backbone. Strong caramel and some molasses. A little chewy bread. Orange peel notes with some pine and spice. Enjoyable.
tmongoose (1190) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft pours dark amber/light brownish color with off white head. aroma is of cinnamon and sweet malt. flavor was rather thickish considering it a winter warmer. taste of cinnamon and hints of chocolate and sweet malt. not a real favorite but the warmer it got the better it was.
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown color with small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, some pleasant hoppiness and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweetish with pretty thick maltiness, some caramel, hints of chocolate and light fruitiness with a nice bitter, somewhat earthy and spicy, hoppy finish with malt still in the background. Medium-bodied. After I pour the residue left in the bottle, the beer gets a slightly yeasty character. The hoppy balance makes this one quite enjoyable.
Chudwick (1972) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours amber/brown with beige head and light lacing. Nose is caramel and alcohol. Aroma adds a resin quality and a spicy finish. Medium body with thin texture. Sweet at first and quickly turns bitter. I do look forward to drinking the next five, but could do without the metallic aftertaste.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cavie. Medium brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light malt, sweetness, and Laffy Taffy. Taste is sweet, floral, and cardboard. Awkward finish.
rangerred (892) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served on tap.
Arrived a dark copper with a thin off-white head. The aroma was overwhelmingly belgian. A lot of banana and clove with maybe a touch of maltiness. Thought I was drinking a witbier.
The flavor was much like the smell. A lot of banana and not a whole lot of malt character. There was a moderate bitterness that came in towards the finish. I didn’t really detect any spices or anything that would make this a winter warmer. I seriously thought this beer was a dunkelweizen.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/22/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear red pour with a nice, fluffy tan head that cuts to a film but laces plenty. The aroma shows bubblegum, caramel, spices, and a nice orange peel aspect. Sweet malty flavor hits first with plenty of caramel then shows spice and orange peel. I’m not sure what is actually in this, if anything, but something about this screams spices, oranges, and possibly even Belgian yeast. Surprisingly tasty!