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Dark chestnut colored ale with a nice steady off-white head. Aroma is all about finesse, loads of blossoms and spring flowers. The mouth-feel is refined, playful and complex with Saison-like peppery flavors. Soft nutty after taste with a bite."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with a small tan head. The aroma has lots of toffee and brown sugar up front. There is also earthy Belgian yeast, chestnuts and rich malt. I don’t noticed the floral items listed on the nose. It has a medium / full body that is rich and smooth with very soft gentle carbonation. The flavor begins with rich maltiness and Belgian notes from the aroma. A bit of the rose shows to smooth things out. The finish has some spice and gentle floral aspects. There is a mineral aspect as well. It hides the alcohol quite well. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a hazy amber. Thin white head. Yeasty with some bready notes. Very sweet. Malty. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD. Hazy, medium amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, spice, apples, yeast and brown sugar. Taste of caramel, cloves, spice, light fruit, bread, nuts and brown sugar. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Medium ruddy brown pour with a thin beige head. aroma is sort of all over the place, lots of sweet floral and tree fruit, toasty, chocolate, pale toffee, malted milk, honey, sweet nectarine/plum, light caramel and a bit of hearty granola and cereal grain. Flavor is similarly crazy, lots of sweet toffee and malt, YooHoo chocolate, toffee and caramel, more nectarine and plum, with a slightly more tart and earthy apricot/tart peach, black pepper, and a sort of old lady perfume meets peppercorn and seedy berry finish. The mouthfeel is weird, medium body with a slick but sticky creaminess that is somewhere between a mouthful of blood, a sweet red wine and a barely carbonated Barley Wine. All weirdness aside, I enjoyed this beer well enough, not worth the price everyday, (I think $7.99/375ml) but definitely an interesting enough random assortment of sensations to warrant a one time purchase for me. Kinda looks like movie prop poo water, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle. Listed on the label as 9.0% rather than 10.0%

Pours the cloudy brown of unfiltered cider with almost no head whatsoever. Sour wheaty nose, some perfume but I don’t get the complexity lauded in the commercial description. Given the aroma, the beer is remarkably sweet in taste, warm malts atop mulled plum wine (OK, I’m totally bs-ing there but it sounds good). Raisins and spice. Characteristic Stillwater metallic close. Full body, some alcohol heat late. Far from a drainpour, but I’m just not all that impressed with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - taken from notes (15/03/2011). Pours clear brown with a fluffy head, nose is full of toasty malts, Sweet body, malty flavours. mmm-okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
33cl bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to Paul. It pours a deep caramel colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, caramel and dried fruits. Some peachy hoppiness. Taste is mostly sweet with burnt caramel, figs and plums. Some alcohol is there. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Quite good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Pre-Zwanze tasting. It pours hazy dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, mellow roast, toast, brown sugar, mild oxidized notes, dried fruit and coconut. The taste is cola, raisin, date, prune, spice, toast, brown bread, caramel and light alcohol. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Well-rounded and balanced. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 Bottle at the Pre-Zwanze Tasting - Bruce’s in London. Thanks to Paul. Pours lightly hazy brown with a creamy head. Rich bready malt nose, some brown sugar and caramel, hints of age. Big sweet flavor with sugary bread, caramel, hints of chocolate, doughy bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some aged dark malts, caramel, light alcohol, dates. Very nice. Has aged well. Interestingly, I get some quite different characteristics compared to when I tried this on draft a few months ago. (3.7)

Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 1. Pours clear, deep orange with a strong, creamy crown. Sugary wheat in the nose, candi sugar, lightly toasted dough. Big sweet flavor with sugary dough, further candi sugar, light alcohol, hints of herbs. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with sticky sugars. The sweetness is somewhat cloying at times. (3.5)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 7, 2013
Herb würziger, wenig süßer Antrunk. Schokoladig, mild trocken alkoholisch. Würzig, herber werdend, Kräuternoten, schokoladig. Intensiver, gut. 11/910/9/9/8/9


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