jackl (3444) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is golden syrup, apricot, honey. Funk. The taste is general funk. Farmhouse yeast. Honey and pears. Medium body, syrupy. Fine carbonation. Overall, OK.
jkwood04 (2904) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, floral hops, and some pale/caramel malts. Flavor the same, with notes of alcohol peeking through. Average texture. Not bad, but not the best, and doesn’t mask the alcohol like some other Belgian strong ales.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with yeasty fruit and caramel
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Conflicted on the appearance of this one, on one hand, the beer itself looks pretty nice, but the pour on this thing is so insanely fizzy and frothy that I can only get about 5 ounces inside my crazy large Tripel Karmeliet glass. There’s so much head it will take a while until I can even take a sip. The nose is thick pale malt, some floral hoppiness, a delicate soft and subtle yeast derived fruitiness. A rather noticeable level of alcohol vapors. The flavor is pretty light and airy for such a big beer. The malt is rather heavy, but the floral hoppiness and yeast influence along with the lively carbonation make for an overall lightness that makes it very easy to drink. Finishes with a light floral hoppiness and some grassiness. Medium bodied with lively fizzy carbonation, some slight alcohol warmth on the finish, but it’s not distracting. Overall, it’s a pretty nice and interesting beer.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Golden sunset with a tall, billowing white head. Aroma is fruity with bold yeast notes, floral hops, straw, earthy notes and soft spiciness. Taste is floral and spicy hops with a touch of earthiness, ripe fruits, grass, straw, grains, doughy malt, abundant yeast notes and lemony notes towards the back end. Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation and a light, lingering hop bitterness. Finishes with more grass, floral hops, citrus fruit, dried fruit notes, earthy and spicy hops, dusty yeast candy, sourdough bread, lemongrass and toasted grains.
pentaz (780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours cloudy yellow with diminishing and light lacing frothy small white head. Aroma is light honey, candy, soap, spices, cereal, grain, some lemony citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is light sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes light sweet and floral.
CPH2200 (182) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap. Pours pale hazy yellow with lacing. taste is fruity and bitter with citrus notes. a bit watery but refreshing.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, pine, citrus, wood, malt and hops.
Nisse666 (3540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen
AR: grape fruit, wee apricot
AP: wee honey golden, wee transparent white head
F: fizzy, white peppery, white grapes, dry, wee sour
ekstedt (4906) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at CBC 2013. CLear pale golden, medium white head. Fruity, peppery, almonds, some herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.