Meilby (7750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 11 at fridge temp in a stemmed wine glass.
A - Looks like Plum juice witha 1 finger oaky head.
S - Candied sugar, figs and banana runts on the nose.
T - Nice sweetness. reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel. spicy finish, fruity and bready.
M - big mouth feel, easy to drink and slick
O - very drinkable. surprised i haven’t rated this one yet.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a clear amber body under a minimal sized off-white head. Dried fruits, some roasted malts and nuts in the aroma. Lightly sweet on the palate, still quite bitter, with a mellow blend of lightly roasted malts, nuts and dried fruits. Full body and a soft carbonation. A tasteful one indeed, could very easily have a few of these. 130806
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, fruitiness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, nuts, grains and warming alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold aroma. Dark amber color with thick lacy head. Full of flavor with a smooth finish. Can feel some alcohol.
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kevinator (972) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some Belgian breweries could learn something here and that is you can still be Belgian and be unique. This had the distinct characteristics of a strong ale but with differences. The Belgian yeasty aroma was there bit with strong fruity esters. Dark brown with a quickly vanishing head. The beers from RR all seem to have a wine essence to them. Weighty palate that was smooth with decent carbonation. The taste matched the aroma with a burnt sugar aspect that was brief. Some hops presence for balance. More dark cooked fruits. Good offering.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice strong beer with a bitter finish. I’m not sure what else to say but I need more characters so I’m just going to keep rambling on a little bit.
GIJOE (641) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is sweet toffee, caramel, Belgian ale spice, a backbone of malt. Taste is much the same with bold malt, prune, and raisin. Tasty, full bodied brew. Very nice!
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Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap- Pour is dark red with light tan head that fades..Nose is nice toffee, caramel, belgian yeast, spice malty..Taste is much the same with bold malt backbone and dark fruits.
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 010. Active Belgian yeast, plenty of carb, raisins, figs, malty sweetness. Fruity, spicy, finishes dry. Too much carb for my tastes, but it fits the style. Well-made, as always.