npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Golden, clear, large white head. Multi-layered aroma evinces notes of sweet apples, bready yeast, caramel, honey. Biscuity malt flavor, with honey, black pepper, grapes and apples. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, overly effervescent.
MikeKeller (933) - 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. ;)
TrefwoordPunk (900) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl (edition 2009). Pours a pretty pale, hazy amber with a medium white head and an aroma of yeast, orange peel, dried prunes and sweet malts. The flavour has notes of caramel, herbs, lots of malts, sweet fruits and malts. A long sweet aftertaste. Really nice beer, allthough it’s not rally special
Ingevara (896) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge frothy head that shrinks a bit but doesn’t go away. It forms laces on the top empty part of the glass and covers the surface efficently. The brew is light and a bit yeasty, sightly hazy and with a spritzer-vitality that feels more familar with cider. There are green apples in the flavor as well, but also lots of hops and herbal tones. The strong alcohol level is well disgusied, a little treacherous, because the bottle is big...
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance of this beer was the first clue of how classy and remarkable it would be. Lasting, foamy, billows of puffy head. Some peppery, mossy, slightly sour (earthy) aromatic notes. Tasted some dust and metallic flavors as well. Malty thickness (rye bread)comes out as it warmed, was hardly apparent when chilled.
dandeman (799) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in February 2012.
Aroma: Strong banana accents. That’s it
Appearance: Gold amber, very clear, average rocky head, average lasting.
Taste: Attack is warm and round, leaving a strong acidity like a lambic or a Gueuse. Very unpleasant cardboard aftertaste. Might be a bad bottle. But still I’m not a great fan of that type of beer.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with a big, lingering white head. The aroma is funky and somewhat musty, with touches of hops, fruit, and malts. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor malty and peppery with a touch of apples. Highly drinkable and very delicious, this is probably the best French beer I have had.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Édition 2010 : bière cristalline couleur d’ambre léger coiffée d’un ample col blanc laissant une large dentelle au verre. Des arômes remplis d’esters fruités, d’alcool avec une trace de muscade. Peu amère avec un peu de sucre résiduel. Bière généreuse, à la texture lisse et à l’effervescence douce. Elle se termine assez rapidement sur un filet d’alcool et des arômes légers.
BeerGolem (776) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage. Bottle 750 ml. Bought at grocery store. Served in Tulip. Pours clear amber with very thick frothy white head, long lasting. Aroma: fruits, malt, yeast. Taste is very fruity and malty. Lacks of balance as it is a little too much on sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Some warming alcohol, as we expect from a 10 % abv. Overall, a good strong beer, a bit heavy but still enjoyable.
SamTheBarrel (770) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml 2014 years vintage rated 8% ABV, corked brown bottle with a label featuring a windmill, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with a large frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving some lacing behind. Aroma of vinegar, apricots, pears, apples, lemon zest and barnyard. Flavours of lemon zest, wheat bread, pears, dried apricots, apples and a hint of vinegar. Taste is light-medium sweet, medium bitter and light sour. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and lively carbonation. Overall a great beer, interesting flavorful style with observable notes of Belgian yeast. I would have liked it even more with a higher ABV like the older vintages, this beer has enough body to carry it.