TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with almost no head. Only bubbles meandering on the surface. The aroma to me is grassy and grainy, almost like an imperial pilsner in a sense, and slightly boozy. The sugary sweetness took a bit to come out in the aroma. The taste is very similar to regular Samichlaus, but, as mentioned before, there’s a pilsner like quality in there. Malty, sweet and sugary notes, with light fruit, soft grains, booze and grass/hay. Body is medium but slick with a nice warming feel to it. Ends with more grains and grass, sugary malts, alcohol and fruit notes. Even a touch of honey, or even fermented honey, in spots. As I love regular Samichlaus, indeed I love this one, just not as much. Some age on this will be interesting.
fiulijn (15800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color, hazy; fizzy noise; there is poor head retention; it’s nice to observe how slowly the few bubbles crawl to the surface. Quite simple aroma, some sweet malt. Good mouthfeel; lean malt flavor; nothing special, but at least there is some nice sweetness and light fruitness (apples); and the alcohol perception is kept to a minimum, just in the end the mouth and throat are warmed by it. It’s a booze, but quite well brewed.
I would drink it more often than the score (33) tells, but the maths is maths.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Bob (Skyview): Golden with a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of honey, grassy, herbal, bready, star fruit, and quite phenolic. WOW! Big sweet syrupy honey based flavor with a notes of pear fruity. Biting fusel alcohol comes rushing forward as well. The mouth feel is lush and chewy and quite warming. This is really powerful and needs some serious aging to mellow out. Got to be nearly undrinkable after a few sips.
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks once more to Bob! Poured clear, brighter golden with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of strong fusel notes driving pale malty sweetness.. strong corn and herbal notes as well.. this came across as more of an exercise in power rather than a complex and intricate beer. The flavor had strong pale and toffee maltage (all amplified by the booze factor).. toasty and a little slick.. lots of warm honey sweetness at the finish.. good things going on in here. Thick and coating on the palate with strong boozy notes lasting well beyond the finish.. lower carbonation. This may mellow out and be really enjoyable in about 5 years!
DocLock (8253) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with 1-finger white head. Aroma is hopcitric, pale malty, with some fruit and spirity notes. Tastes rich, pale malty, with honey, corn syrup, and hopcitrus. Gets a bit cloying and syrupy as it warms.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
huge helles at 14%.
Wheat colored pour whispy white head, w/ little lace. Hot aroma alcohols, sweet grains, odd sweet aroma I can’t quite place. Nice palate well coated. Very rich sweet and alcoholic flavor, lots of sugars, light caramel and grains hints of bread in the aftertste. big sweet & pretty good.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Small fizzy head. Fully diminishing longevity. Clear orange body. Heavy sweet initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Medium palate.
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A blond doppelbock. Well carbonated and a tall, thick head. Fruit and sugar in the aroma. Very sweet, but also powerful alcohol presence, this is for slow sipping. Thick on the palate, but the heat means I can’t drink a lot of it.
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Frothy white almost no head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma, Powerfull but not very pleasent flavor totally dominated by alcohol. Sticky syruply palate. I really didnt like this beer.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow color with a large head. Very slight grainy aroma. Big, bready taste with some yeast. Tastes very much like a Belgian Tripel. Fruity finish.