tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: III/18/15 (2016-51) Thanks to Tim DB for picking this one up for me!
Clear deep red to ruby coloured beer, big creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive, nice lacing. Aroma: sweet, fruity, bubble gum, malty, caramel, dried fruits, milk chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, fruity, malts, caramel, strawberry jam, some chocolate, red liquorish. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, hoppy, bit fruity, raisins, sweet, sugary, barley wine character (maybe because of the age), honey notes.
kustie (884) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color with quite thick tanned head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit and caramel
tsd08460 (816) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, citrus,
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
thornecb (5498) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Off white head with little retention recedes leaving slight lacing. Sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour caramel and mild licorice. Lasting sourdough finish.
rlgk (18188) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Slightly hazy copper beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, biscuits, floral notes, some grass. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, caramel, biscuits notes. Decent beer.
bastarda (429) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared with Konfuzzi, Dec./15. A complex, bold yet elegant Amber that is far from the dull pitfalls of the style. Nose of dark caramels, juicy orange and citrus hops and a hint of vanilla; in taste, the dark caramels have a wonderful and refreshing counterpart in the hoppy grapefruit, pine and bergamotte notes. Superdry, very clean finish, light bitterness. Wow!
Douberd (4831) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Speakeasy Prohibition Ale) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.1%
Amber to light brown colour on the body, with a big light beige head on top, a bit thin, with low retention.
Nice hoppy aroma, with citrus, light orange, biscuit, caramel.
Taste also of caramel, a bit malty as expected but with nice notes of citrus, orange, biscuits, grass.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
biirusaikou (2566) - - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Babel Bayside Kitchen. Quite caramel and malt forward with subdued piney hops, bitter finish. Fairly average stuff, likely oxidized I guess.
Turtles (1985) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Man in the Moon. Almost clear amber, thick white head, good lacing. Floral aroma, citrus zest, woody notes and caramel. Really smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Taste start hoppy with citrus, orange, grapefruit and floral bitterness, some roasted malt notes. Finish dry and crisp.
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @Man In The Moon. Pours clear amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, citrus, roasted nuts, orange zest, resin. Taste is a touch bitter with nice malty backbone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.