Bière-Luc (358) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeux : Brun cuivré, entre le rhum brun et le whisky. Très peu mousseuse.
Nez : Une touche de framboises se dévoile. Puis l’alcool (inévitablement, à 14%)! Puis un picotement nasal est suivi d’un soupçon de miel.
Bouche : Une rondeur alcoolisée, un caramel enveloppant, une amertume franche. Voilà ce qui me passe par la tête… et sur la langue!
Gorge : La descente provoque une chaleur au cœur de la froideur hivernale (cette bière est succulente lorsque les cheminées fument, l’ai-je mentionné ?). Un arrière-goût de café alcoolisé termine le bal.
Verdict : Une saveur unique. On ne croirait pas boire de la bière, mais le procédé y est. C’est vraiment bon, mais selon ce que j’ai pu recueillir dans mon entourage… ce n’est vraiment pas pour tout le monde. Vous voulez tenter l’expérience Samichlaus?
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with little head. Smells sweet. Taste is complex. Sweetness balances out the alcohol. Good beer.
jmm635 (758) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage. Deep mahogany color and crystal clear. Virtually no head. Malt-tastic aroma! Tons of raisin, vanilla, oak, and tobacco on the nose. Sweet on the tongue with little bitterness to speak of. Really soft and creamy palate. This beer does extremely well with age.
Jerm719 (24) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head. Dark ruby. Malt, syrup, tabacco, plum, alcohol. Complex. Medium finish. Decent sipper.
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle, 2007 vintage, shared by Blake. Clear amber red - orange color. No head or lace, but a very nice color gradient to it. Big dark malty dark fruit aroma. Some caramel malt. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Sherry, some hints of oxidization maybe, but still tasting pretty good. Sweeter taste. Light sweet alcohol bite, not bad at all though, for 14%. Very interesting, huge, flavorful aromatic lager to sip on. Extra point for being so interesting, bold and big. Good one to share, though... Would have been too intense to have to my self
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet vanilla on the nose, hints of cherry and maserated plums. Pours Ruby amber, no head. Tastes of caramel, vanilla cherry, plums and well balanced to the alcohol but a tread over sweet. Rich and thick on the palate
BRW (214) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber colour with no head. Malt, caramel aroma. Malt, sweet, caramel, brown sugar taste, a little fruity. Alcohol warmth. Full body.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home from spar, Vienna
Honey brown with rich golden syrup malt nose. Thin white head that soon disappears. Really sweet, alcoholic, more sweetness, touch of solvent. Not my thing at all. Full bodied, medium carb
77ships (2239) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have been looking for this one for a while & I cannot believe where I found it. Found it @ Ralph’s Bar at Place Lux in Brussels. Been here a couple of times and only drank half litters of Carlsberg because this is really not the place where you would expect to find something like this – didn’t even bother checking the menu before now. Borderline, cub-like atmosphere, loud jarring music, people getting drunk after work, swigging half-litters of Carlsberg, huge posters advertising said beer, lots of people out on the street, Champagne bottles popping, drunk people dancing on the tables etc. you get the picture. Their menu has a beers of the world selection which does have a few duds like USA is represented by Budweiser but also Sam Adams. Mexico by Corona – just leave out Mexico maybe? Germany by Bittburger but also more interesting Vitus. The rest of the countries is totally of the map & unexpected, Denmark is represented by Mikkeller, Netherlands by Emelisse & De Molen, Scotland by Brewdog,… really impressive & hard to believe esp. since some of the beers on the menu I had never seen before in Belgium like this beer representing Austria. Which was also sold at the same price as Budweiser, namely 4.5 euro which seems like an exceptional price for this one. Congratulations to whoever made this beerlist.
2012 Vintage. 33 cl. bottle @ office goodbye drink. Pours a clear, fox brown amber with quickly fading beige head. Shockingly clear & light looking compared to what I expected. Extremely sweet herbal taste, pure cough syrup, harsh, hugely herbal, like a garden, rum & brandy cake, hugely sticky caramel malts, molasses & soy sauce, near Chinese spices & medicine sticking in the back of your throat, huge herbal & sweet character tempers the sweetness, Porto, crystallized brown sugar, light acetone, nail polish… Feels a bit oddly light body-wise. This is brutal taste-wise & not alcohol wise, stuff like this is fairly easy to drink, strength wise – went down just as easy as the Carlsberg I had before. Reminds me of Sink the Bismark. Mainly commendable for how hardcore this is, everyone else at the table thought that this was extremely disgusting.
Gorm (163) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gyllen ravfarge med lite skun. Søt lukt av honning og malt. Smak av honning og sherry. Et godt desertøl. Årgang 2011. Melkebaren.
nilsas (162) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Et lyst gyllent øl. En fin duft med en liten duft av honning. Honning preger også smaken med en liten conjac lignende smak. Godt øl til dessert i små glass.