AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops, spices, fruit, yeast.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, yeast, fruit, spices.
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark red, tall off white head. Smooth, full body, no sharp edges, very satisfying all around
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - colour is amber with with a off-white head. Sweet bready and toasty malt aroma and taste, with some dried fruits, some floral notes and light hot spice in the finish.
BeerdedDave (512) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt; medium bodied with flavors of roatsed malt, dry rye manlt, and dark fruit; the ancho chilies give it some great spice notes and a hint of smoke; a nice, dry, bitter finish
pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dried fruit with deep malty aromas.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a tan head that leaves little lacing.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by hints of sourness across the tongue.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: Not disappointing, but not mind blowing either. It’s a well-developed beer, but I’m not sure it’s worth the price. I wouldn’t seek it out again.
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a deep amber body with light ring of lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice, alcohol, grain, rye and cleaner. Mouthfeel is light to medium with abrasive burn up front, maybe alcohol - but not sure; additional notes of spice, vegetable character, malt, grain, strange boozy/rye flavor. Hot and harsh - not a fan.
thorongil2 (1388) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with a medium beige head, aroma starts with a bit of sourness, then lilies; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
muddled mix but unique, with the spices and a tad of heat in the head. So-so drinkability. LCBO find.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 from the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decently appointed beige covering.
Nose is Belgian yeast esters, spice, candied fruit peel, tangy dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises much the same, grassy, straw, yeast esters, tangy dark fruits, light rye bread.
Medium + body, spritzy carbonation a touch OTT for me, candied fruit peels resonate in the close.
Ok Belgian stylee that has to be assigned as ’speciality pissing grain’ just cos it has bastard rye in it !
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, airy and dry. Light dry malts. Tangy fruits battle dry floralness. Dry finish. Okay. Nice tangy fruits but a bit dry.