MikeKeller (803) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2011. Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear orangeish beer with white head. Sweet / dry fruity aroma. Fruity / malty taste has apricots and licourice among many other. This winter seasonal beer is very enjoyable during summer also. ;)
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: lovely straw and sunshine under a voluptuous white head. Slow stream of bubbles keep the head rocking and rumbling. Lacey collar, lingering thin head. Swirls bready and thick.
Nose: sun-kissed and rustic husked grains. Lemon pith. Freshly sliced white breads. Barn dust, bales of hay, burlap sacks. Whispers of funk. Pollen in the breeze. Soft brushed golden leather.
Palate: light, funky, barny, and lemony. Honeyed freshly sliced breads. Honey and lemon, fields of flowers, baled hay in the background, and a slow bitter pithy finish. Of the barn – dust, straw, hay, leather, burlap sacks. Love the overall rusticity and harvest quality of this beer – screams Belgium and golden fields of grain ripe for harvest while random flowers sway gently in a mild spring breeze. Dry grass joins the lemon pith finish. White pepper in the breath.
Final Thoughts: I went into this beer expecting far less than what I got which was uber harvested awesomeness. Lovely. I felt like I had traveled back in time as I savored every last sip. Harvest-tastic.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle.Pours a copper-pale orange clear amber with a very thick, very persistent white head. Smells herbal and fruity. Tastes like fruit, raisin, pear, bread, fruity cake, sweet caramel. Very complex, yet quite sweet beer. Strong alcohol finish, with a bit of bitterness. Warming. Body is medium. Excellent amber ale.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty and fruity and somewhat between sweet and dry. There are defiantly hops in here. The appearance is golden with a copper hue. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice beer, pretty straight forward but good.
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the carbonated aspect of the beer, its a has a nice mildly sweet malty flavor slightly nutty, hardly any hops. when I drink this beer all I can thing about is having a nice Belgian cheese. this is a winner!
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Very malty and a bit sweet. Some fruity and citric notes. And some alcohol.
[Bottle (2011 version) from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
220512: Hazy golden/orange color with good head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is again very fruity and sweet with a little to much alcohol.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 2009 vintage) Golden colour with foamy, off-white head. Lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Fruity, malty nose with apricots, orange, honey, flowers (jasmine, carnation) and a touch of yeast. Fruity, malty taste with notes of bread, honey, orange, apricots and a gentle spicy/floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry, but with some sweetness coming through towards the end. Well balanced and tasty. Excellent example of the style. Very nice.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
2011 edition. Pours clear darkish golden with a big, frothy, white head. Good lacings. Aroma has sweet malts, apricot, caramel, wine gums, pear. Mild pineapple. Highish carbonation, creamy and full. Flavour is lovely malty with a tartish twang to it. Doughy, light biscuity, citrus, some hay and grass. Lingering mild bitter and creamy finish. Nice.
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Vintage 2011. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. More like barleywine than blonde. Creamy palate.