BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a large, off-white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma of brown sugar, grain, styro foam, toast, corn. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, toast. Medium mouthfeel, medium bubbles.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. lightly-hazed chestnut brown body with a medium-sized sandy head. fruitcake nose of nuts / nut oils, wood, berries / jam / maraschino cherries / fruit / melanoidin malt. soft texture dark baked cracker malt with lightly musty / tart yeast. a slightly-dark sweet, woody, nutty, fruity, estery winter beer that I would peg for Belgian.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from jaghana - thanks! Hazy amber-brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, "christmassy" spices, spicy hops in the finish. Well-balanced beer.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-12-05. Hazy red-brown body, modest beige head fades. 3+ Aroma is lightly fruity, dry malt, light yeast. Flavour is odd, light fruit, dry malt, malty base, odd tang in the finish. 6+ Okay. Bottle shared by swoopjones
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dirty yellow brown with a thin off white head. Nothing special really. Very yeasty and sugary sweet with a bit of bread and cinnamon. Spicy finish. Blah.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL fliptop courtesy of ryan. Poured a clear orange to amber with a small, white head leaving small, spotty lace. Nose is apple cider, non-oxidized red apples, overripe pear. Taste is all malty, soft, rich oatmeal malty with clover honey and very moderate spice. Chewy, starchy palate. Soft carbonation. Pretty much a textbook example of perfect malt extraction.
Fin (6636) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that I picked up at Carrefour, Citi Europe, Calais, 31-10-09 consumed 04-12-09 Pours clear amber with very thin white head. Initially this a little sweet in the mouth with the alcohol very evident and whilst warming its maybe a touch harsh. Some spiciness, bit of fruit seeped in alcohol, touch of caramel another fairly average beer to end a slightly disappointing beer week. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Light sweet malt aroma. Malt and spice flavor with yeast, earth, and light sweetness. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and light plastic notes linger with light spice.
sebletitje (5985) - 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.