Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic with strong fruity notes - peaches being most dominant, but also noticeable hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol, as well as light notes of wood. The alcohol is also felt, it burns the mouth and throat.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 18,7 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Extremely rich aromas - overripe fruits in particular. Very full-bodied with some heavy alcohol and vinous, sherryish notes. Hoppy finish. Delicate all right, but not overly sophisticated. 160206
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th May 2011
Bottle 41/100 from 2003. Clear amber beer, no head. Rich malty nose. Smooth palate, semi dry. Rich malt with strong dried fruits including cherry, orange and strawberry. Neutral finish. The alcohol is generally well hidden and is only slightly warming. Nice beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-amber. Still. Vibrant colour. Aroma is long on malts, plus vanilla, peach, pear, and a bit of alcohol. Smooth palate. Again with the long malts, toasted notes, peaches, hint of caramel. Quite sweet, with a little heat (the alcohol comes off a bit like alligator pepper). Unique and stylish.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, passende Karbonisierung. Minimaler Hopfen, stärker ist das helle Malz, das aber vergleichsweise wenig süß ist. Süffig, spritzig, alkoholischer Nachgeschmack mit würzigem Malz. /11/11/12/12/12
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light hazy. Beige dense head. Sweetness, alcohol and fruit in the nose. Is quite decent. Flavour is fruity, spiced, sweet and has a shitload of alcohol. Is quite complex, but maybe a bit too much for me. Is quite warming on lips and palate in the end .
brokensail (9113) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is golden orange in color with a mild chill haze. Really no head or carbonation to it at all. Not that this should come as a surprise.
S: Smells slightly oxidized with a bit of a stale brown sugar note up front. Certainly sweet and malty as I had anticipated, but very minimal booze presence. Some fruits such as golden plums and raisins, and a floral honey character is also there.
T: Quite the fruity flavor here. Light peaches to go along with the golden plum and raisin thing. Caramel, brown sugar, and mild alcohol which actually is a good thing (I think) in this beer. Mild honey characteristics on the palate as well.
M: Not quite as full in body as I had anticipated. And while there is essentially no carbonation, it’s not syrupy, which is a plus.
O: I was expecting this to just be disgustingly boozy, but it was actually nicely hidden (especially for 18%). A nice beer to try, but not amazing.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18,5 cl bottle, from a trade with Maxxdaddy. Huge thanks! Somewhat hazy deep golden beer, no head. Malty nutty aroma, toffee, caramel, dark bread, brown sugar, grass, grapes, some alcohol, honey notes. Grape flavor, caramel, brown sugar, grass, hay, alcohol, apples, pear, nuts, vinous. Strong and seet of course, but still quite drinkable. Long sweetish finish with hay, apples, caramel and grapes.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to EDA for providing me this bottle (thrown in as an extra in a trade to boot!). 2004 vintage, bottle 58 of 100. Poured a darker and slightly hazy amber color with a very small sized head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, and somewhat musty. Tastes of green apples, caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol. Sweet with a green apple sourness to balance it out. Definite alcohol presence but not 18%. A definite sipping beer that I wish I had move of!
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2006 bottle 76 of 100. Very still appearance with a gorgeous burnished bronze colour. Aroma of honeyed fruit, dried plums/prune, cherry, and peach. Light pepper but not alcoholic smelling. Sweet malty aroma, very vineous with notes of orange peel, dried white grapes and icewine. Light noble hop spiciness comes through as well. Port like. Marzipan, pistachio, and baked Middle Eastern desserts. Easily one of the most gorgeous smelling beers I’ve ever had... that alone is worth the price of admission. It’s hard to believe that the flavour can match it, but it does. Unctuous, silky mouthfeel. Warming, but not overly hot. Honey and dried fruit, baked pastry, sweet nuts. Long and luxurious finish. After my first visit to Southampton, I was unimpressed, but a beer like this makes the memory of that visit disappear. The sexiest beer I’ve even tasted. Unbelievably good.