Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s definitely an interesting beer and not similar to other wit varieties I am familiar with. At 10% it is a very strong beer and you know it as soon as it hits your nose. Honestly, if you had told me it was 12% or 14% I would have believed it. It has some sweetness on the finish which is quite welcome as it has a sour taste when you first try it. It’s heavily herbed and other descriptions of the nose seem accurate. The carbonation is soft which I think adds to the sweetness. Overall, it had almost a barely wine feel to it and melo’d quite a bit when I let it sit for 20 minutes. In fact, I might say if you were looking for a bridge from beer to barley wine, this might work. It is a good quality beer but not what I expected. I also have no idea what kind of food you could pair it with for what it’s worth.
Stuu666 (9804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is lime, coriander, toffee, taste is juicy, citrus, spiced, caramel.
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with a massive, light brown head. Aroma was both herbal and flowery, some caramel and sweetness. Very rich and filling with lots of alcohol, sugary and spicy. Plums, raisins fruity esters and lots of roasted grains. Quite a bitter taste, very complex with lots of flavours to this beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a sly dark brown color with a thin finger-ed white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing clung decently around the glass.
The smell started off with a huge coca cola flavor rounding over some nice light spices of ginger, all spice, and coriander. Orange peel seems to be the bitter part to balance nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and taking the spices to be the balance all about. Orange peel is still there, but becomes slightly sticky sweet in the aftertaste and moves slyly and sweet over the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body as there wants to be a nice sessionability about it, however, I find myself sipping this one. Carbonation runs super smooth and has a sticky coca cola feel over my tongue.
Overall, as a Belgian Strong Dark ale it works for the most part. I’m just starting to understand that Nogne will almost always have that "coca cola"-ness to their beers. Is their water or yeast or both? I don’t know, but I’d probably still have again.
fombe89 (1880) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 07/08/2015 BBD: 28/09/16.
Color caoba, espuma beige, aromas cítricos, limon, malta, sabor caramelo, cuerpo medio.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander and orange peel aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy coriander flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander finish.
DrGD (109) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with beige foam. Aromas of hops, spices, malts, fruity notes. Taste has lots of malts, caramel, sugar, and spices. Medium body. An enjoyable, interesting beer.
BrewBoxer (2543) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the jefferey nyc. Deep blackish purple color with a malty boozy flavor . Very good drinking beer with abv not present
Florya (1566) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy brown, small off-white head. Aroma: fcitrus, coriander, spice, caramel Palate : medium body, average carbonation.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Deep brown, thin lasting off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is lightly hoppy, light rye, some chocolate, light sweetness. Flavour is of berries, chocolate, spice, liquorice, some lavender. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, some spice, light alcohol.
It’s okay, noticeable alcohol, lots of spice. Needs more balance.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light palate, smooth with light fine carbonation. Floral - violets and tangy flowers! Little tropical fruits underneath. Sweet sherbet candy. Light semi dry finish. Tasty - very floral sweet!