joe19612 (1837) - 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 (2553) - 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 (77) - 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 (4443) - 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 (3956) - 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 (3598) - 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.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ocado. Cellar release march 2013. Hazy orange beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast, cloves and banana. Taste is yeast, some spice, sugar and peppery malts. Soft and medium bodied on the palate. Very nice.