BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium-small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, cookie, caramel), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peppery alcohol and farmhouse. Medium-light body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some light holiday spice and light fruity notes. Starts with some light toasty caramel sweetness and a touch light fruits and clove before a slightly drier and earthy finish. A pretty true to style and complex biere de garde.
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki) Shared with Mirjukka - thanks!
Very sweet aroma, fruity and a kttle cakey. Rich red, small head. Spicey, and a little bit cakey. Soft carbonation. Smooth sweet cakey palate. This hs aged moe than adequately, but it’s still too sweet and sticky. Not unpleasant, but just too sloppy and brash.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet heather and floral. Bready flavors with nutty notes and some spicing in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle RBWG 2010. Pours a nice medium amber with a low to mod carb and a medium to small head- lasting. Aroma is nutty, toasty and earth with some moderate caramel sweetness and light herbal phenolic yeastiness. Flavor is earth, toast, herbs light nuttiness, some honey sweetness and a good fresh doughiness and lightly burnt bread with good grassy bitter hop finish- nice.
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to SwoopJones. Appearance: Small brown head with a brown body to match. Aroma: Grass, hay, corn, caramel and a little leather. Flavour: Malt & bran, corn too. Not for me but glad to have tried.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich toffee nose, with golden raisins, ripe plums and just a touch of herbal hops. Beautiful, masterful display of malt. Taste is lightly sweet, just a touch of bitterness, herbal/floral hops, light caramel, bread and cracker, raisins, light pepper and dusty yeast. Tiny bit of roast on the finish. Well conditioned, gentle carbonation; soft silky body. Lovely stuff.
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange yellow pour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with banana and clove. Very very sweet flavor. Honey and molasses. Surprisingly hoppy finish.
sebletitje (7492) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber gold, white head.
Aroma and flavors, light malty-Belgian yeasty palate and nose. Some hints of fruit; light apple tart mixed with other dark fruits, yeast with a mild roasted finish. Inviting medium body, with a lingering malty mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to bu11seye-750ml bottle– pours a white head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is yeast, medium malt. Taste is dry yeast, medium malt-caramel, nutty, some hops bite.