harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Dark reddish brown hazy lasting beige head. Malty aroma. Malty in mouth. Some carbonation. Not much hop. Very malty. It’s fine. Simple but fine. Brown dry malty flavour.
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brasserie Thiriez, Esquelbecq. Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, fruity hops, little spice. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, little smoke, spice, some light fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040814
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Chez Alain Cave a Bieres, Rennes, Brittany, France. Hazy red-amber coloured with a red fruit, currant and liquorice flavour, Christmas spice notes followed by warming caramel finish. Excellent!
3fourths (7982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 From tap at Brasserie Thiriez.
Mostly clear dark amber body with an off-white head. Spicy cara red malt cinnamon and tobacco and red apple. House strain shows its core rustic mustiness. Herbal hops with faint citrus oil notes. High caramelization, enough so that a trace of smoke is suggestable. Velvety texture, soft as can be, the signature body of Thiriez in full effect. Off-dry, low acidity, relatively low bitterness.
jonas (5623) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Irreale. Cloudy red orange, offwhite low cream. Very light minerally nose and entry, melonoidin, clayish notes, flat light roast. Medium light body. Quick toasted grassy finish. Anonymous Not super exiting.
Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Gråsälstasting #4. Deep amber, thick white head. Xmas cake, spicy, bready malty aroma. Cardamum, bread, spices, sweetness. Long sweet finish. Enjoyable.
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SperkeleForce (536) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 CL. Hazy brown with frothy head. Notes of cardamom, malts, chocolate. Interesting. Pretty nice.
jookos (2092) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red unfiltered. Malty red fruity, some spices (cardemon). Lightish body. Spicy, some hay maltyness. Some chocolate. Quite enjoyable. Lighter xmas beer.
blackisle (668) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Sligthly hazy dark amber, one finger foamy off-white head, recedes very quickly, thin layer remains; shy aroma toasted malt, caramel, bread, herbal notes, gives slightly watery impression; moderate sweet, slightly bitter, dark fruits, spicy notes (cloves, nutmeg); medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; smooth moderate sweetbitter aftertaste.
kerenmk (2301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Cloudy amber with white wave. Sweet, a little date and spices like cardamom in the nose, quite flat bitterness with some hyssop in the mouth. Full body, dry, spicy finish.