AleRider78 (682) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle came with a cork and a metal type strap to hold it in?! Weird! But, poured a very large foamy, off-white head. Pale amber colour in appearance. Lot of lacing, top to finish. Light roasted malts and grains in aroma. Flavours of malts, barley, sour type fruits (lemon), pretty sweet as well. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, taste of alcohol is apparent. Pretty strong beer (10%!) but doesn’t show it much. Ok stuff.
Beer5000 (5938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, 2013 vintage sampled in 2015. More than less clear, golden body with a fine, foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is malty with cain sugar and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, sugar, hint of caramel and honey and almost boozy but not unpleasant alcohol, quite hot. Fine body and long sweet aftertaste with sweet malt and honey by the end. Rather close to a triple this one. Not very complex really, but drinking more than just a small glass make it very pleasant. It was a good match to my chilly crab pancakes.
mikeyo1 (687) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Pours an almost clear amber liquid. The head is white and quite fizzy, with medium to large bubbles that diminishes the head within a minute. Balanced sweet and malty aroma with caramel, toffee, roasted almonds, apricots, red apples, subtle vinous raisins, licorice, honey and biscuits.
Highly carbonated, medium body. Taste is sweet with a drier finish. Flavor is moderately malty with toffee, honey, gooseberries, wood, leather, raisins and hints of herbs. Some unclothed cardboard lingering in the aftertaste. Although overall good, I had expected more, especially the flavor doesn’t live up to my expectations after smelling. The high carbonation level, i believe, masks some of the malt complexity in the flavor, it does get better if left resting for a while.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is champagne yeast, some fruits and caramel. Flavour is quite sweet, some metallic notes,
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thick white head. Lots of carbonation. Clear golden pour. Very nice.
zacgillbanks (4522) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.5% bottle from Cora supermarket, Saint Malo, Brittany, France. Bright amber coloured with a very strong rich fruit, toffee and almond flavour, a powerful warming alcoholic and peppery hop flavour followed by a slight sugary, vanilla and fruity finish.
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Fruity, yeasty. Taste: Fruity, yeasty, fresh, acidic. The finish is dry, fruity and bitter.
nimbleprop (7515) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage in Toulouse. Pours a fairly murky, burnt orange with some ringing, creamy, slightly off white head. Nose has quite a bit of spice to it, clove, fruit cake, heavy raisin, a little booze, candy sugar, some banana. Flavor follows, heavy raisin and heavy candy, clove, banana, some caramelized pear. Fairly heavy finish, both boozy and a bit harsh from the carbonation.
craftbeersweden (587) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color with a lot of sparkling bubbles seaking the sky. Three finger high, white, foamy head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Nose: belgian ale, yeast, honey, sugar, green apples, pears, lemon and a bit of orange.
Taste: Complex taste of marzipan, citrus, lemon curd, orange, sweet caramel malt, pears and banana.
Medium body with high carbonation, almoust like Champagne. Soft texture. Feels luxury and classic! I like this!
Jorn69 (2718) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Nedre Mölla. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget (74:-). Fruity and yeasty with spicy and light acidic notes, citrus, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.