antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with an off-white fizzy head. The aroma has a bit of citrus, cherry. The flavor is lighter on the cherry than I expected, but the yeast and malts are strong and flavorful. Excellent beer.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apperance: Dark brown that is mostly opaque, and shows off a heavy haze when held up to the light. Moderate thick light tan extra fizzy head on pour that fades quickly. Also moderate lacing.
Aroma: Big belgiany phenol that smells has a little bit of a thick banana smell. Slight citric tart bite that hints of cherry and lime.
Flavor profile: Definately a quadrupel, big yeasty character, tart, and a touch of cocoa. Gets a bit smoother as it warms and the cocoa comes out a bit more and the banana phenol that was in the nose comes out.
Palate: Moderate weight, a little fizzy and rather wet, sticks around on your tongue for a while in a good way.
I’m normally not a fan of these thicker complex belgians but this one grew on me. I’ll have to pick up another one and see what its like a second time around.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy Day after St. Patty’s Day! After finishing up at the Smokehouse last night, we
meandered over to the Winking Lizard. This was my fourth brew of St. Patty’s Day.
Interesting nose of fruit & berries, cherry & wheat, and after maturation and breathing for
a bit, a heavy toffee presence was easily detected. The brew pours with a nice stout-ish
cascade that blooms into a tall frothy tan head with excellent retention and good lace. The
brew is a cloudy dark ruby. The flavor has such nice depth and balance that the high ABV
is totally incognito. The flavor is again somewhat different for the style probably because
of the infusion of lambic that provides a noticeable tang at the finish. The medium body is
creamy and lively yet feels dry at the finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this one threw me for a loop. I’m thinking you konw some big cherry flavors and nose. reminisent of a great belgian. na, not really. more of a malty , dark fruit deal going on here, some tobacco and wood laden fluids. not really a fruit beer that i thought it would be. however, good in its own right with little to no alcohol burn.
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle. Dark burgandy with beige head and lively bubble. Brewed with Kriek, but is not as detectable as I thought it would be. This tastes of sugar coated plums, chocolate, and smokiness. At 10% alc., t is hardly noticable. This isn’t overly complex but it hold a robust flavor.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage. This beer offers a sweet yet sour aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, and toffee. It is a mahogany colored solution that resides under a decent sized opaque head and has good lacing. This moderately thick bodied beer has a bitter sweet taste. The flavors of yeast, malt, caramel, and fruit can be detected. The mouth is left a little dry from the alcohol.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 this is a very good beer definetly buy an older bottle if you can and drink not too cold for full enjoyment. nice head, dark color. lambic noticeable after a few sips, frothy very nice beer.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very dark with medium tan head. A sharply sweet aroma. I found lots of plum/raisin and could sense the cherry lambic that was added in. seemed to be quite dopplebock like in flavor overall. Very robust, wish I had bought a second Bottle when I was in Georgia.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very sweet aroma. One pour had no head, and the second had tons of thivk light tan head. It had a cloudy medium red color. Heavy hints of bold colored fruits, with some yeast finly roasted together. Kind of like a doppelbock/barleywine cross. Very good.
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle-Pours with big head, large bubbles-aroma is definitely belgian-like with some fruity background--flavor changes a lot as bottle gets warmer-initially, cold, not a lot of the cherry or alcohol comes out but there is a strong, bold malt overtone with dark fruits--later, the cherry starts to come out with a tart flavor and slightly sharp, bitter palate--overall id say this is definitely well rounded-i liked it a lot more on the warmer side, minus the heavy, short lasting carbonation-the cherry lambic really rounds out the pungent quad malts