stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is a ball buster. Very interesting interpretation of a quad, not really what I was expecting. The sweetness is there, but gives way to the Brett/lactic? There is a lot of things going on here, but perhaps the Lactic interferes with my interpretation of the style. I think it is better tasted warmer (60-65ºF) I would have liked this better had it not been dosed in the usual oak barrel that harbors the sour brown base for Dan’s Belgian Red. Perhaps a sherry but or a brandy barrel. Very good beer, but not to my overall liking. (but that is my opinion and Dan does a hell of a job with a lot of beers) I can’t wait till the new Weisse set up at the new brewery comes to fruition ! Dan *HINT* Weisse Bock !!!
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from pepsican. Thanks, Andy! Pours a richer deep brownish copper hue. Healthy deeper haze, ruby copper glow in the body, darker yet inviting. A frothy offwhite head dies to a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas are lots of apple, fruity elements, a bit of pear, cherry, and gentle raisin. Carmelized malt and brown sugar, caramel. Yeasty life, bit of vanilla, banana bread. More jabs of apple and/or cherries. Cidery, fruit, gentle toffee malt. Yeasty, a touch of oxidation. Initial is medium bodied, a dose of cinnamon and brown sugar, firm caramel, toffee, and biscuity malts. Carmelized, a touch of oxidation. Middle shows a touch of heat, good dose of fruit. Apple, a touch cidery, cherries, and gentle dried dark fruit. A bit thinner into the backend, yeasty, mellow spice, cinnamon with carmelized malt. Touches of heat, lingering spice, red fruit and gentle sweet toffee malt, fruity melange. A bit older, thinned, but still kicking pretty well. A bit oxidized. I think Tail Wagger has held up better. Still, pretty solid offering here if a bit aged.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange-red with thin to no white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, bread pudding, hints of earth, vanilla, touch of oxidized cardboard,hints of grass and grain. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, vanilla, hints of cracker, touch of earth, finishing fairly sweet, bitter, slightly dry.
Steve_0 (1287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Big thanks for this one man!! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Somewhat oxidized, caramel, toffee, a hint of banana, clove, cardboard, bread, and old earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is toffee, golden raisins, figs, clove, banana, biscuit, bread, and vanilla with a slightly spicy finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Pretty tasty, but a bit past its prime, although the alcohol is very well hidden.
blklab2007 (1620) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to summer secret santa. Pour has a dark amber color and a ring of white head on the glass. Aroma has some fruit, sweet malt, yeast, and a bit of earth. mouth feel is medium and there is low carbonation. Flavor is so sweet, rich malt, dark fruit, alcohol, and a lingering finish. I just can not get into this one.
mensch (188) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, strong and complex. Aged about 5 years. Clear carmel color, vanishing head. Aromatics include raison/plum, peppery or anise spice, a little funkiness aka horse blanket. Smooth, medium to heavy body. Flavors of aged carmel, a hint sourness, alcohol more evident as it warms. Still sneaky at 11%.
48FanInCali (493) - California, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iced tea color pour without the ice. Lots of sediment. Thin head. Nose of dark fruit, nutmeg, booze and other spices. Taste is very sweet with tons of dark fruit and sweet malt. Even a little too sweet for me for the style. Not much too much as far as barrel characteristics.
sonnycheeba (1916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with average, frothy white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, cereal and caramel malt, earthy and floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is malt dominate with light hops and fruit esters; dry finish with a hint of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel and nutty malt, Belgian yeast and esters with candi sugar and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, caramel, and booze. Flavor is complex and layered. Delicious. Truly.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, part of the insane Winnipeg tasting. This one was out of oakbluff’s cellar. Pours clear ruby-tawny, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is tart red licorice, root beer, funk. Flavours of red fruit, funk, cherry-bark, bitter berries, and a pervasive bark-woody character. Tasty.