bootsjohn (61) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into Unibroue tulip. Hazy copper orange with thinly retained fine white head. Aroma is yeast, dry sugary maple, vanilla, light oak, cinnamon. Taste is rich with subtle caramel, maple syrup, allspice, cherry.
boFNjackson (3570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Duck Island Ale House in Seattle... Poured clear, amber reddish/orange with an off-white head. Grainy, earthy, with a big fruity character. Berries meshed with some yeast tones and a dryness with a hint of oak. The wood tones offered even more of an herbal, earthy character.
beerproject (108) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma has notes of fig, dark fruit and caramel, moderately strong. Taste is malty sweet up front followed by some fruit and acidity, slightly boozy finish. Someone told me it had a vomit taste and now I can’t shake that thought...
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a lightly hazy darker yellow with a white head. Aroma was lots candy pitted fruit, some maple pie, and vomit. Flavor was maple wood, candied walnuts and Belgian yeast. Just odd.
superspak (1464) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 5/25/2012. Pours lightly cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grape, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, floral, pepper, wood, biscuit, light clove, light nuttiness, light toffee, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, fruity/spicy esters, and wood aging; with nice strength. Taste of grape, apple, caramel, brown sugar, pepper, wood, clove, biscuit, light nuttiness, light toffee, earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, brown sugar, pepper, clove, wood, biscuit, light nuttiness, light toffee, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy esters with the wood aging; with a solid malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Biere de Garde style! Great complexity and balance of all flavor notes; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Bule (177) - California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle pours a hazy reddy brown color. Great balance of malt and caramel flavors.
mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours an opaque vibrant bronzy orange with a fairly large off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, barnyard notes, and earthy notes – maybe a bit of diacetyl. Flavour brings out rich notes of butterscotch and earthy farmhouse notes, along with maple and oak. Very complex and unorthodox for the style. The maple adds a very unusual, but complimentary complexity. Great stuff.
pdx76 (106) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at saraveza wild ale festival - medium head that slowly dissipates. Smooth mouthfeel. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste of brown sugar, honey and malt. Nice and smooth.
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Suttree (4447) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish, caramel colored, with a beige head. Smells like toast or fresh baked bread. Flavor is crispy and toasty, with a lot of hearty flavors, too. Some herbal notes. Very satisfying...
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Amsterdam Café, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep copper color ale with a very generous head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of solid caramelized malt is very dominant with light residual sugar notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some caramelized sugar with well balance level of sweetness with some woody notes clearly identifiable and forging a well rounded finish to this beer. Body is full with a smooth texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is a very good take of the style and the barrel-aging is apparent by smoothing out the taste.