turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Terrific scent right away. Sort of like candy apple with a bit of cinnamon. No head. Low carbonation but not flat. Very dry alcohol taste with sweet maltiness and resinous texture. Almost a belgian dubbel taste to it.
elosop (163) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahoganymörk med lite skum. Smakar maltig, lite söt kola. Eftersmaken hyggligt lång karamell, lite alkoholanstruken. Mkt lite kolsyra gör den lättdrucken. OK.
Derek881 (1011) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a very cloudy and hazy deep amber-brown color with an average-sized, slightly creamy off-white head with average retention, lacing, and cling. Its aroma had a lively blend of dark fruits with raisins and plums, along with some caramel malt, barley, and bits of grain and yeast. The taste was somewhat sweet and fruity with notes of raisin and caramel, along with a sour grainy effect and touches of hops. The beer had a pretty thick and full mouthfeel with a heavy body and a noticeable presence of alcohol, and had fairly high carbonation and fizz.
Bork (262) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholic, tart and stingy at first but the brew grows on you, displaying a rich and complex fruity flavor on top a full, thick body. Warming.
klonu (10) - - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownih-redish hue. Very poor head from this bottle. Malty and sweet on the nose. Flavour sweet to start, then bitterness kick in with roastiness, finishes well, still a little bit sweet, but with balanced bitterness. Alcohol present in flavour and aroma, but still pretty well hidden for the abv. Great beer..
Shain (73) - ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330ml, tasted 100ml poured into improper glass. Pours lovely dark reddish copper color, head is very tall and very dense with a beige color and a lovely mouth feel with sweetish taste. Aroma of sweet fruits, dried fruit and caramel malt. Carbonation is flat, body is full and very smooth. Taste is mostly sweet with almost no bitterness nor sourness. Flavors are of ripe fruits, bread, strong dark malt, caramel, dried fruits, biscuit, butter, strawberry, savoriness, some light warm spices. Alcohol is well hidden. Warming. Good flavors with great texture and mouth feel thanks to the combination of good thick body and long lasting dense head. Taste is flat sweetness, which is a little boring and might get cloying in larger servings. Over all, very good.
woodychevy (391) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber? brown? syrup? color with a decent beige head. Nose of toffee/ caramel/ fruits and malt. Taste follows and I just can’t get past the sweetness. All raisins and grapes with caramel notes. But probably right for the style. Pretty yeasty. Somewhat slick/creamy/ round mouthfeel. Some bitter notes at the end, but just ok overall.
Zwiebel88 (170) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Braun, wenig Schaum. In der Nase Karamellnoten, dunkle Früchte. Am gaumen dunkle Früchte, Hefe, leicht herb, an ein belgisches Dubbel erinnerned minus die typischen belgischen Hefen. Gut.
Marcius (216) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance with amber color (dark), cloudy liquid and big and dense head.
Aroma of roasted malt.
In the mouth it is sweet, bitter, alcoholic and with a dry finish.
It is a great beer... for anytime!
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"compared to the KING... Celebrator...this beer is lacking, but on it’s own it’s a pretty good, sweet and aromatic malty brew. enjoyable and drinkable, pairs well with meat and game."
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.
A: Beautiful slightly cloudy dark amber colour forming a huge and aired beige head when poured. Low retention and only few lacings left
S: Really good in the nose. Sweet and fruity. Very strong smell of toffee and caramel with notes of caramel malts and grapes. Yeasts and alcohol in the end
T: As the nose. Impressive. Toffee, caramel malts and grapes. Yeasts and hops. Good hoppy bitterness too. Upfront is slightly sweet. End is considerably bitter. Well balanced
M: Medium to heavy body. Sweet upfront and quite bitter end. Medium to low carbonation and almost no alcohol considering the reasoable ABV
O: Good drinkability which is a bit compromised by the sweetness. A good Paulaner specimen anyway...
[ BA Review @ 9/11/2010 ]