Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy brown body. Mild caramel fruity aroma. A bit thin fruity malty caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours cloudy reddish brown. Aroma of grains and caramel malts. Flavour is more dominated by the grains, with wheat and some dark malt. Better than the regular Sara.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a thin head. Sour barnyard and bready malt aroma, reminiscent of a saison. Interesting cookie dough bready malt flavor with a dry buckwheat finish. Flowery clover taste and good complexity make this a very under-rated beer, that is as long as you get a good bottle.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle from Twickenham Beer Fest. Wheaty and malty. Very prickly in the palate. Some chocolate. The buckwheat makes it interesting but this is no show stopper.
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Keifdog. Pours rosie copper with thin off white head and flat brown floaties. The aroma is moderate with some cherries and apples to go along with raspberry fruity tartness. The taste seems much the same but has a sugar engorged raspberry kool-aid quality to it. Hmm. Behind the kool-aid are muted notes of wheat and possibly malt.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Keifdog
750 ml bottle.
Pours hazy brown, flat with little head.
Aroma, buckwheat and yeasty.
Taste, floral, yeasty, loaded with floating sediments.
Nothing really special here, all we could get was the overbearing presence of the floating chunks.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich brown beer with a big tan head. Grainy, earthy, spicy, yeasty aroma with a bit of fruit. Caramel, yeasty flavor with cocoa and spice. Lingering caramel and spice. Medium body.
Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle obtained at Belgisk Bryg. Brown body with a creamy off white head. The aroma is yeasty with a lot of caramel and toffee notes. The flavour is spicy yeasty but dominated with caramel and fruity esters. Quite nice.
downender (6524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby red, with big carbonation and a decent off-white head. Aromas of wood, grain and caramel, with some hedgerow fruit. Flavour was slightly sweet, with some herb and wood flavours - it tasted like a Scottish traditional ale, and a decent dry finish. Enjoyable.
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Lot 2 - 2006 bottling.
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark brownish-amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, wort, toasted grain, nuts, chocolate), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, toffee, shrimp, and orange peel.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation.
Definitely different than older bottles I’ve had. Maltier, darker in color (both head and body), and sweeter (a little too much). There are some off notes (wort and seafood) that pop up every couple of sniffs, but it’s pretty neat otherwise.