Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks Ben. It pours amber with a bit of haze and copper edges to go along with a thin tan head. The aroma is big and sticky with apple and pear sweetness, malt sweetness and some booze at the end. The taste is full on sweetness from pears and ripe red sugary slippery apples. By midway a layer of malt sweetness comes to the surface adding to the medley of sweet goodness. Nice drinking brew considering the big bold sweetness going on here.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a red amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, rum soaked raisins, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel malts, some dried fruits, candied fruits soaked in booze, sweeter malts, and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish.
TaktikMTL (5384) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de poire et de raisins avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de poire avec une pointe de pommes, d’épices et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2498)
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle at my garage-tasting May 8th. Thanks to yngwie. Reddish color, moderate beige head. Aroma is dried fruit, hops and caramel malt. Flavor is very sweet, fruit and some spices. Alcohol is well hidden in this almost-too-sweet-beer.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle by way of psprings and his cellar cleaning madness... Aroma of dried fruit and some pear in particular. Orange body with tan head. Flavor of dried pears and some spice in the mix. Odd brew...when did we sing blue christmas thought our jingle was the Hamms commercial jingle.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: An overly fruity syrupy sweet beer of some kind. Ok in small servings.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 6+ months after the beer release. Bottle from kegbear, thanks Craig.
The look: Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is very fruity and sweet. Taste is kind of a mess. I would describe the dominant flavours as very sweet concentrate fruit juice with some toffee and alcohol. Pears, prunes and more. A sensation of those can of concentrate fruit juice before you add the three cans of water. Very sweet and syrupy. Alcohol apparent. The Bruery brews I’ve had so far were either excellent or so-so. This brewery is like a hard-core feminist top model, I find it both hot and cold.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nick, it was elvis’ blue christmas...
bottle by way of psprings and his cellar cleaning madness...
it smells like a puree of d’anjou pears, booze and brown sugar... throw in some malt powder, yeast and flowers to top it off.
unfortunately, it taste like it smells... a sickly sweet mix of bruised pear juice, burning alcohol and malt powder... not completely unpleasant or wrong, just not my jug of punch.
it is full bodied, sticky, thick and coating... however, i’d love to be able to cook with this stuff! 8/4/5/2/12/3.1
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. dark amber with a ring of cream froth. nose is raisins, alcohol, figs and spicy yeast. quite smooth on the palate with a nice yeast flavor tagged with dried fruits.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at hellbilly’s for the 5th of July. Smells like Christmas. I think a holiday song even came on the iPod as I was drinking this. In any case, this pours a warm shade of amber with a trim tan head. Smells and tastes, as advertised: spiced pear. The sicky sweetness manages to do a fair job of masquing the alcohol, but seemingly at the expense of the flavor.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours red-brown with a white head. Nose is light fruit, apple, PEAR, sugar, lots of complex fruit, banana, and malt. Flavor is similar: a boatload of boozy pears, sugary goodness (candy sugar?), and warming alcohol. Boozy finish. Overall a very enjoyable Winter Warmer/ Quad.