Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a big and lasting white head. Complex yeast aroma, filled with spice notes, especially vanilla and cinnamon, and lemon and orange.
Very dry with the same complex spice flavour. As is the case with Pannepot, this beats the Reserva version any day.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home to celebrate beer #999. First off, a massive thanks to ygtbsm94 for this brew. Pours a dark amber cloudy with a quite bubbly off-white head that lasts well and laces a bit. Nose is spicy and tangy, not without a hint of orange, cherries and cinnamon. Little bit of alcohol and quite a bit of berry character too. Slightly lemony, with a constant spice play. Mouth is lemony and warm with an initial hop attack, but balancing out to a nice, slightly sweet, mellow, with lots of spicy fruits. Present throughout is a bit of a spirit burn, but as this makes its way to the palate, it too mellows and plays a warm glow all the way down to my belly! Lots of cinnamon, almost some eucalyptus, soft and very sippable. Tsjeeses, this is a fantastic beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2008. This had a bit of oxidation to it, but still was a nice brew. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Citrus notes give a crisp and tangy character, mild oxidation melds with a woody/earthy finish. The spices seem to mesh well with the malts.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow-brown colored with hazy appearance. Medium sized yellow head. Peachy-appricot aroma with yeast and mild alcohol, mild spices also present. Medium bodied. Flavor is also lemony-fruity with yeast and some wooden-herbal notes, lemon and peach last in sour aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Belgian Triple pours a medium orange color from the bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, little bit of funk and some candi sugar. A medium bodied triple. The malts are fruity and sweet. lots of orange and spice. Touch of funk and yeast. Nice beer. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
kpresley77 (143) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of fonefan pours hazy copper with beautiful thick white head. The lacing and carbonation is perfect. Aroma is very light plums and raisins. First taste is sweet dark fruit then a slight alcohol bite. The alcohol is hidden very well by the sweet fruit and carbonation. Not just a winter beer, I could drink this all year long.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malty, estery aroma with good spice. Fruity flavor with yeast, spice, and a slight tartness. Medium body. Lingering esters and light spice.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Irishboy at RBSG. Pours a light gold orange with a small off white head. Smells of some big funky notes, lots of spice, coriander, and mild candy sugar. Pretty interesting flavors. Lots of spice, funk, sweet citrus fruits, yeast, and a subtle tartness. Very interesting combination and it definitely peeked my interest. Finishes lightly tart and funky, pretty full bodied for the style as well. Nice.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 33cl, Vintage 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex X-Mas brew, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at cgarvieuk’s, with Stella, the kids, and Traci. Really great tasting Craig—thanks! Very pale gold, clean white head. Comforting rice pudding aroma with vanilla and cinnamon, fresh yeasty bread, a little hint of herbal hops. Light caramel flavor, buttery sweetness, soft and sweet. Some really nice things going on here, but the butter quality was sort of unexpected and off-putting. Might be something that makes more sense on a second tasting, but in this case, it was a little distracting.