NikkTwist (881) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Dark but clear red with a tight foamy head. Certainly more mellow than the usual sour Petrus that I’m used to finding in the States. Gentle caramel sweetness with a lot of light red fruits. Sugar plums. Cherries Jubilee. Fantastic!
OllieBBommel (676) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: red copper. Aroma: sweets, some sour, fruit. Taste: some sour, mild. Palate: CO2, lasting. Overall: taste differs from aroma.
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a huge tan head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has some caramel and brown sugar, raisin...all subdued a bit by light earthy/woody notes. Flavor has raisin and roastiness with subtle leather and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a slightly roasted dry finish. Very subdued beer but complex in its restraint.
kidmartinek (2451) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-amber, dark, cloudy ale. Active, off-white head. Aroma is like stone, moss, spring water, and cinnamon. The taste is full, malty, cinnamony, and bitter. It is not too sweet as I feared it would be. It is actually quite good. The bitterness from the hops comes in late to crush the maltiness in pleasurable fashion. Here’s to drinking a winter ale in summer in Texas!
rougeau13 (1592) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red-brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet fruit. Taste is fruit, toast, and sugar. Medium bodied, smooth.
after4ever (5284) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, corked and baled, at Budapest Bistro (Mukilteo). Pours a crystal clear medium rubied brown with a towering tan rocky head that takes forever and ever to settle. Big banana, caramel, and brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Treacly banana, caramel, shortbread, and toffee on the mid palate. Very malty with lots of yeasty esters. Sweet finish. Overly sugary.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, deep amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of berries, winter spices, caramel malts, cereal grains, and candi sugar. The flavor has a lot of spices, mixed fruits, and caramel malts. Medium-bodied, with a slick, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
Grzesiek79 (2354) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nuts, hay, cereal, spruce, citrus, woody, rotten eggs, cooked vegetables, amber, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how to rate this one. I have had it on two occasions and I wouldn’t have thought it was the same beer except for the label.
First tasting: Bottle. Poured a dark, amber with an average, white head. Slightly sour aroma with malts, caramel and some hop notes. Flavor was malty but slightly sour with caramel and hop notes.
Second tasting: Bottle. Poured a hazy orangish-red with a small, beige head. Sweet aroma with malt, spice (coriander, clove) and orange. Sweet malty flavor with spice and orange notes. Dry finish but with a lot of alcohol flavor.
The first tasting was much better
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium vast creamy head that disappears slow on top of a dark ruby colored beer.
Smell darker fruits, prunes, strawberry, toasted malts, cream cheese, light sour notes and cooky dough.
Taste toasted malts, fruits, hint of sweets, hint of barleys, light bitter.
Low to medium bitter
Fruity barley aftertaste which vanishes quick.
Low to medium carbo, tingly mouthfeel, more than a medium body and a watery texture.
Maybe a bit of a lower/watery body, but next to that pretty tasty.