rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from Monoprix Belleville - Paris (F). Golden blonde with a nice white foam sticking to the glass. Aromas of yeast, fruity, toffy, malt and spices. The mouth is sweet but tingly, very perfumed with yeast, a fruity superb and complex. Delicious and greedy beer, perfect by eating.
joe19612 (2145) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, orange aroma and light malt, taste is mellow and not to bitter with a dry finish.
Damico (2933) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber unclear with a big creamy white head. Aroma is subtle, sweet and yeasty with a bit of apple. Flavor brings a ton of apple on the palate, and Belgian yeast dominating.
Rotaldinho (113) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Beautiful golden dress with slightly amber highlights. The nose has nice notes of malt, coriander and a floral touch. On the palate, fine and soft attack gives way gradually to interesting flavors malt. The final is both spicy and bitter.
zenigata90 (6) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 75 bottle. Schiuma abbastanza persistente, colore ambrato pulito. Corpo medio, letteralmente amara. Nel complesso piacevole.
berkshirejohn (5163) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Waitrose, Wokingham. Relased 9-2013, so about 6 months old. A slightly hazy amber pour; aroma of Belgian yeast; smooth with some acid to start and then a soft caramel body; and a sweet, lingering finish. Very pleasant and the aging scale on the bottle is quite intreging - I must get another and keep it longer.
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bought from Waitrose Sutton Coldfield. Golden with a small head. Slightly bitter with a lovely creamy taste. Medium body and left no taste. A good example of this style and a power to Waitrose for putting it on the shelves.
jimothy_bob (5) - exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled poured about 5 celsius, the label says it was released ’5-2013’: it’s about 11 months old.
Aroma: Lots of bread and spicey fruitiness. Reminds me of christmas, grand marnier, and home made panetonne. A little bit of wine, vinegar, nail polish remover and stale pubs comes through too.
Appearance: cloudy pale amber, fairly effervescent. Nice fluffy cream coloured head that lasts all the way down.
Taste: Starts off with a strong bitterness that quickly diminishes to a sweet orange flavour supported by rich pastries, savoury notes and sweat.
Other flavours to look out for are: proving bread, bread and butter pudding (spices and raisins), ginger bread, treacle, cinnamon, kiwi, a touch of pine.
Palate: Amazing texture, like eating marshmallow: creamy and foamy, no residual stickiness. has a bit of a sharp kick to it the first few sips but that soon disappears.
Overall: I started off not really enjoying it, it is a big beer, full of rich malt and yeast, and a high abv. But after settling down into it I really started to enjoy it. One for an early evening sat on a balcony with a few cigarettes and a good friend (not whilst trying to work at 11 pm).
I’d say this is a perfect christmas beer. so reminiscent of luxurious times; the rich flavours certainly suit the dark winter months.
caoimhinmoore (1) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from eataly rome, Italy, hazy yellow colour with light head, top quality drink
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Waitrose, Willerby. Hazy orange gold, big fluffy and sustained white pillows of foam. Pleasantly fruity in the nose with a heady yeastiness and hints of a peppery spiciness, some apple notes and a touch bready, in the mouth it has an initial spicy sweetness that becomes fruity and slightly citric before a flourish of bready yeast bitterness. Finish is bitter and sweetly yeasty with some spirity retronasal alcohol lingering.