Hallstein (93) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very spicy, anise-ish flavor and aroma. Good carbonation. Yeasty, bubblegum’ish with a licorice flavor clearly apparent on the palate. Full-bodied good belgian beer.
RichardW (1336) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beers of Europe. Pleasant and not overpowering Aniseed and dried fruit aroma. Deep reddy purple colour, very effervescent with a fizzy pour. Palate is semi sweet but with a dry finish, the aniseed comes back in late on, with a warmth developing in the chest. Very enjoyable.
Beersiveknown (2370) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mid ruby with spicy star anise/candy sugar nose. Full bodied, spicey, sweet candy sugar, gentle carbonation, fruity rich finish.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came recommended by an acquaintance. 2012 vintage into tulip. Dark red, sparkling, huge foamy beige head endures. Smell - sweet malts, some cherry, sharp alcohol. Body is medium, very foamy, carbonation is quite low. Taste - mostly malts, slightly metallic, some sweet cherry towards the end but it’s toned down. Quite easy drinking for a 9% beverage, though the alcohol does show up. OK but there’s just not enough flavour for me.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. The aroma is mostly plum and sweetness. The taste is sweet plum, prune, pear.
Yingwait (40) - - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
djoeye (742) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl brown wide belgian bottle, crown cap, gift from Rune, big thanks man!
Light apricot coloured tart cream on the hazy amber-brown body.
Very mild scents, lots of different spices, dark dried fruits.
Taste; chocolate malts, spirited hops, yeast and fruits, prunes, raisins aso, spices a lot.
Well bodied, alcohol as confectionery, elegant. Chocolate ending, roasted nuts, mocca, leather, spices, crispy and the bitterness is there underneath to remind me that this is a beer, not the cognac. Very tasty.
cards04 (1390) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reply nice ale. Pours a reddish brown. Nice aromas of raisin and dark fruit. Similar sweet flavors. Really nice stuff.
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet Taste a but like a bock or a less boozy barley wine. Quite nice.
sinte (295) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, deep amber body with a huge, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) and light hoppy (orange) aroma with notes of cherries, raisins, brown sugar and some spices.
Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with light acidity in the finish and very light bitterness.
Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.