KyotoLefty (9033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Tanakaya. 9.1%. Vinous nose, chestnuts, chocolate, caramel, honey, apricots/plums, and grapes. Very complex, with the Belgian yeast pulling it together nicely. Lovely, shiny reddish brown with a full, rocky head. Richly malty and very fruity. Not overly sweet, dry, with a very bitter finish. Raisins, chestnuts, plums, light orange. Excellent stuff. Very rich and yet very fruity and not cloying at all. Up there with the best Belgian-made beers of this strength. Full, smooth body.
RobertDale (5260) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and spice. Taste is dark sweet fruit, caramel, yeast, malt, and spice. Interesting.
Silvan7 (1060) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Barbaresco Legnano. Ambrata carica, riflessi ruggine, schiuma beige fine mediamente persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di castagna,, uvetta, frutta candita, leggermente erbaceo e di miele. Gusto abboccato, quasi amabile all’ingresso, con note fruttate di uvetta, datteri e una leggera speziatura. Finale erbaceo/mellifluo. equilibrata, quasi nessun corpo, non molto carbonata, abbastanza calda. Armonica.
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bevuta alla spina alle birre della merla 2016 a Montegioco. Belgian ale con note di nocciola. Corpo intenso. Finale sontuoso.
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beetle @ tasting. A little grainy and sweet. Hazy brown with dissipating cream head.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at tomer’s place. Murky honey-brown with white film. Honeydew, yeast, a little spicy, perfume-like aroma, sweet and yeasty taste with some honey. Medium-to-full body, some plastic and soft fizz.
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange amber color. Smell of candy, yeast and fruity esters. Sweet sugary flavors of honey, candy and alcohol. Medium-bodied, sticky, quite hard to drink.
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At a tasting, small bubbly head, cloudy rusty orange to very light brown color, honey and wax aroma with some candy in the back, flavor of manure and a strange spiciness with some dried fruits in the back as the beers warms up, very sweet and alcoholic. Over the top, almost undrinkable.
DSG (11365) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange. Aroma of cardboard, fruitiness, a bit of honey. Sweet flavor with honey, cardboard, fruitiness, and a bit of alcohol in a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml in Peja, Kosovo. So great, Alberto! Rosy bright red, thick soapy foam. Great bright aroma. Finishes darker caramel than expected. Some alcohol richness. Some smokiness to malts too. Dry finish. Really lovely.