scottcowley (4) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 This is my favorite cork beer. You can?t go wrong with north coast brewery. Nice strong crisp flavor.
BMA (94) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brownish color. Low head. Well carbonated. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some yeast and raisins. It is nicely soft and smooth. Taste is also sweet and fruity.
EricTeusink (552) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seen this brew around for ages, but my recent Belgian kick inspired me to pick one up. Pours a reddish brown with ample tan head. Scent is dominated by booze. Sweet grapey boozy flavors. Not complex enough to be truly elite. One and done. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
Dan269605 (202) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mahogany with hues of red and two fingers of tan head. Sweet nose, brown sugar, toffee, some dark fruits (fig, raisin) and bready yeast. Taste is sugary, bubblegum, cotton candy, toffee, butterscotch, raisins. It is quite sweet, but I don’t find it overbearing. I actually find it quite pleasant. The alcohol is very well hidden and while it may not be at the top of the style, it is a very good American version. Another solid offering from North Coast.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. A great fruity and malty beverage. A bit of a sour note and some spice in there somewhere as well. Hops are not prominent. Very nice balance.
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is like iced tea, then beautiful liquid amber leaned into the light. Light tan head.
Aroma is semi-sweet with a mellow crisp that conveys freshness.
Medium mouthfeel with a nice light creaminess floating around after swallowing.
Taste is malt-forward and semi-sweet at colder temp, but warmed up it becomes quite sweet. It's quite agreeable when ice cold, but I prefer it after it has warmed up for the syrupy quality and intense sweetness it develops. A definite Belgian quality comes through.
Overall: A sweet, malty ale that has clear Belgian qualities, is unapologetically sweet and will always be on my repeat-purchase list. A wonderful value at $9 in the 750ml bottle.
wihlan (90) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maltig historia men trevliga karamell toner. Kunde varit en aning bäskare.
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keith0718 (337) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugary sweetness with heavy notes of flat cola. 9.4% ABV well hidden. Good chic beer. Not my thing.
that_Guy (2) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pairs well with vanilla bean ice cream and pineapple. Good any time, but great with a mild dessert.
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy pour, copper red color. Aroma is dark fruits and malt. Taste is malty raisan and plum. Carbonation is high. Smooth