mikeyo1 (652) - 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 (8626) - 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 (4376) - 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 (1457) - 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 (7345) - 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 (559) - 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 (2622) - 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.
Hockert (104) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow/orange. Smells like a regular lager but tastes so much different. It is fresh, a bit acid and complex.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from systembolaget. The aroma is very nice, dry fruits with apricots, apples and pears being the most noticeable and a lighfulness to the aroma. It pours a darker orange with a slight haziness and a porous white head. The taste is nice, sweet and fruity. Oranges and tropical fruits in a nice mixture. A light body and easy on the palate with a slight sourness. This is, in my opinion, a solid and very enjoyable beer.