Dacrza (693) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: post LVR holiday party... APPEARANCE: thick, chunky, substantial (with staying power) off-white, two-finger head; a dark copper body that suggests a malty goodness; intricate lacing--a picture-perfect pint ... AROMA: savory caramel malts that wed with a slight spruce and citrus hop to produce a beautifully balanced, inviting aroma ... PALATE: medium-bodied, soft, more intense on the tongue than the teeth--sessionable and sippable...TASTE: a warm oven of caramelized bread; secondary flavors of butter, lemon zest and a mad mix of (to me) undiscernable hops... OVERALL: this beer moves from intriguing to pedestrian, with a mixture of attractive flowery hops initiating a more mellow, subdued experience--the lightness makes this a sessionable destination, but as a stand-alone, not quite Sierra’ pale ale...
hansvf (444) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt lekker vol,kruidig. Mooi glas, maar die van mark al dood. Wel goede bruine kleur. Heel kruidige smaak, beetje te misschien zelfs
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity, dried fruit and malts. Tastes the same. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (2231) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie oranje caramel kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, hop, fruitig. Bitterzoete afdronk.
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney notes and a healthy malty sweet hit on the tongue. A lingering bitterness that adds to the supposed Christmas warmth thang. Not bad.
jb (2640) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Nose seems like homebrew wort, don’t detect the spices. Bright tint to the brown orange, funky, thick head, retention, leaving a nice lace. Mouthfeel is creamy and simple - I like it it, nice balance, though not much going on.
After a few more bottles decided not for me.
Andrus86 (227) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Poured a muddy orange/brown with thin beige head. Caramel, Orange & spices on the nose. Citrus zest and spices up front with a caramel malt back end with lingering bitterness. Palate was thick up front but seemed to disappear very quickly?
Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to say that my initial impression was one of disappointment as it was thinner, lets gutsy and not as spellbinding as I was initially expecting. I took about half an hour to slowly sip away at this beer and am satisfied in my summation that this beer isn’t too bad, but won’t set any records. Hazy red mahogany with a rocky cream coloured head. Aromas of stewed stonefruit, reddish malts and some redwood bark. The flavours are similar with mature bitterness and some residual sweetness as well. It still wasn’t as memorable as I was hoping, but I paid a lot for this beer and it has come from a long way away.
RW80 (1469) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle with glow in the dark print.
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a creamy beige head, which has a good retention and leaves misty lacing spots.
Aroma: Bisquite, caramel, pine
Taste: Starts with moderate sweet light caramel and stronger bisquite tones. Moderate pine bitterness in the finish.
medium body, average carbonation.
dlovell2 (1373) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with beige head. Biscuty malt aroma with pine hop. Sweet caramel malt with biscuty malt notes and a pine finish.