GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015, shared by solidfunk. Hazy dark yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light booze. Tastes of malt, citrus, booze. Light body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (6338) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle pours a murky orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose has candy, straw, herbs, estery yeast. Flavor is not great, sticky booze, over ripe tropical fruit. Full bodied, sticky finish.
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a hazy fgold with an off white head. Candi sugar nose. Sweet flavors of caramel and butterscotch.
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Solidfunk, thanks! Clear deep golden color. Aroma of stone fruit. Taste is sweet and sticky fruit.
solidfunk (5927) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some citrus and peel. Lots of florals. Pours hazy amber with OK head and lacing. Finish a little on the sweet side. Some oak hints. A little boozy. Bottle from Charleston beer exchange.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, Juicy Fruit gum, dried mango, banana, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Really nice aroma that reminds me quite a bit of Stille Nacht...very fruity and candyish with lots of layers. Super sweet in the mouth, though, with just barely enough bitterness and alcohol to make it drinkable. And that is a surprise, actually, that the alcohol is so mild relative to its being 13%. Shared a small bottle with a friend and could just barely drink my half. Better balance could make this recipe a real delight, though.
jujumaries (15) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl in bottle, in may 2015 (can’t wait more!). A bit too strong, but flavorful and tasty !
Beerhunter111 (12257) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner kompakten leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, fruchtig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr malzig, reife Früchte, leicht holzig, hopfig, alkoholisch, schwer zu trinken.
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle contract brewed in Belgium by de Rocs (hence, my purchase) with U.S. and New Zealand hops for La Perle (France).
Pours medium amber with a massive and durable bone-colored head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.
Aroma: somewhat complex, with some fruit, a good bit of dark bread, and faint spices.
Flavor: complex and dynamic. Very sweet mid-taste, but some dark malts and hops kick in by the finish to save it from being cloying. A bit boozy, but not bad for 13% ABV.
O: interesting strong beer.
Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur ambrée, un peu trouble, forte mousse blanche. Nez fruité (un peu exotique), orange et gingembre. Gout fruité, malté, épicé, gingembre, sucré, notes fruits secs et noirs. Corps épais presque huileux, avec forte notes d’alcool. Je trouve un gout de malt liquor.