gregwilsonstl (960) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very black, no head. Smells burnt. Really roast. Slight vanilla. Distinct oak flavor.
manuchampions (1228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a tan head, fair lacing, opaque, carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma is malty, chocolate and coffee. Flavour carries these characteristics through. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer. Finish is decent but a little hot.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with a hint of red. Nice head gave way to substantial lacing. Lots of sediment - I didn’t think I poured it too quickly but obviously I wasn’t careful enough. I ended up re-pouring it, slower, into another glass to remove some of the floaters, whatever the hell they were.
I love what they were trying to do here, but this just doesn’t work for me. A hint of sour can be a nice way to pique the palate, but this is overbearingly so. The aroma was gorgeous, rich with ripe fruits and malt, but the flavor was so sour that no amount of sweetness could’ve brought it into cohesion, at least for me. Maybe this one didn’t age too gracefully; this was a 2005 bottle after all.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark amber with small head. aroma is sweet and malty with some spice and red fruit. drinks sweet with citrus and grape with nice roasted malt coming through. alcohol punches through the malt on the finish and warms as it goes down. i like this one
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hazy orange coloured body with a small white head and a nice golden tint. Strong aroma of coriander seed, wheat, malt, hops, sweet sugar and also some curacao. Full-bodied; Strong sweet taste of oranges, lemons and a bit of grapes with sugars and a good malt backbone with wheat most prevalent. Aftertaste very very strong and wheatie with a bunch of sugars throughout. Overall, a very strong and potent beer with plentiful amounts of sweet tastes with some nice hop and traditional ’tripel’ tastes too. A great beer - try it if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Dearborn, Michigan on 08-April-2006 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of grapes and chocolate on first pour. It is dark brown with a red hue. I don’t really know how to describe this beer. It has a slight roasted flavor to it which disappears under the cough syrup flavor which must be attributed to whatever is smelling like grapes. The roasted malt is what lingers on my tongue though. The ABV warms my stomach and hits my head hard immediately. I like it and am not really sure why!
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Weird smell of nasty alcohol. This is an odd one. Deep, Malty weizenbock-type taste initially, then sour at the end. Alcohol taste is way too obvious.
Changed my mind after I couldn’t drink anymore after 4 oz. Blech. Good beer when you’re already drunk, maybe.
nearbeer (3435) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to General Gao for this 12 oz. Small lasting ring of foam atop the translucent reddish-copper body. Sweet and spicy aroma of plums, figs, caramel, grapes and some light earthy funk - nice, but more akin to a Belgian. Flavor is acetic lemon juice, green tomato, and sour fruit, caramel, alcohol and wood; more akin to a sour ale. Some pear on the finish. Light-medium body is dry and lightly acidic-tingly. No divinity here, but if you like soured ales this one may be of slight interest.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a cloudy orange amber color with small head. Aroma was off way off, grapes apple and something not right. Flavor was almost like bad grapes some caramel malts and a few spices which i couldn’t pick out. Not a good one.
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Boittle from boboski. Pour was orangey with some haze, weak head. The aroma was funky off grapes, grainey malts, other light fruits. Flavor was funky sour grapes, pears, some sweet caramel and bready/grainy malts. Spicing was very light but didn’t add any value to the overall beer. Mouthfeel was a bit dull. Another New Holland bomb. Thanks for the opportunity, though, Jason - it was fun and interesting anyway.