Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Hid alcohol almost unbelievably well. Very unusual. The pineapple was dominant and the spices weren’t very noticeable. This is a true rival to Mad Elf. Both are fruity Belgians that are deceptive in their strength. I wish this was a seasonal and not a one-off. Thankfully I have another bottle to age thanks to my brother and his fiancée. A very nice Christmas treat even if it wasn’t very Christmasy tasting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark gold with an average, off0white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light colored cake; underlying holiday spices; hints of alcohol when warmer; mostly pineapple; and put them all together to get pineapple upside down cake. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet, slightly acidic and lightly sour; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour. There was mostly pineapple, spicy yeast, underlying holiday spices, honey , light cake, pineapple upside down cake; The medium body was a bit oily with sort of soft carbonation and an ever so slight alcoholic finish.
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, spices, spicy yeast, other light fruits, some hints of alcohol, and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best blend of all the components.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a nice orange color with a coating of white head that fizzled back. Aroma has ginger, cinnamon, big fruit sweetness, pineapple, malted sweetness, Belgian yeast, and candied christmas fruits. Mouth feel is hefty and the carbonation lower than expected. Flavor unfortunately is too sweet, over spiced, and smacks of alcohol. The pineapple is big, tons of ginger, mixed spices, Belgian yeast, banana, and a long lingering finish. It did improve quite a bit once it was in the glass for a while aproaching the drinkable level. This was the first Bruery beer I got suckered into for quite a while but reading the description I figured a sweet Belgian beer with fruit would be something that they would pull off. At least this was one of the less expensive Bruery beers.
KingCecil (1907) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Cecil late fall monster tasting….it pours light murky golden with a small light tan head… fruity, malt, light toasted malt, medical mint and light liquor notes…
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cecil late fall monster tasting. Cloudy amber body with a small white head. Ginger, spices, yeast, booze. Unballanced.
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is sweet candy, spices, cinnamon, apricot and oranges. The flavor is bit cloying sweet fruity, spicy with some alcoholic notes. Sweet fruity finish. Bit cloying overall.
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merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Pineapple Juice, Belgian Sugar
T: Belgian Sugar, Pineapple Juice, Mild Wheat
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, the pineapple is pretty forward but not much beyond that...
madmitch76 (12172) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
13th July 2013
Very hazy deep amber beer, little white head. Softish and viscous palate. Stodgy and tangy ripe fruits. Bruised pineapple. A little black pepper and yeast. Semi dry finish. Tinned fruit aftertaste. Overall it’s a bit sticky and stodgy with too much over ripe fruit. The pepper is nicely judged though!
NeoHippie2 (641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with a small white head. Aromas of citrus and pineapple with spices. Flavor is sponge cake and pineapple. Really well made, the flavor is so interesting. Finish is a bit warm from the abv but I bet it will mellow out nicely over a few years. Very complex and wonderfully made.
pcstuck (42) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but not great. Lots of pineapple and orange on the nose with our spices. Sweet and dry on the finish easy to relax with but a little too dry
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of sweet pineapple with some biscuit malt. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of pineapple and orange notes as well as some nutmeg, coriander, cherries and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.