NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Orange colored brew. Sweet, tart aroma. Flavor is sweet, marsipan, alcohol and fruits.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ 3de Pre-ZBF. A hazy dark orange/golden colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of fruits like apricot with some citrus and orange. Some malts and a little sweet. The taste is fresh fruity like apricot with a nice warmnes of alcohol. Some bitterness and sweets. The aftertaste is some sweet, moving to some bitter.
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at PreZBF Festival, Belgium.
Poured reddish-orange with a small fine creamy tan-off white lacing head. Fine vinous oak and sourish aroma with summer fruits, toffee and vanilla. Fruity flavor with a nice sweetness, vinous taste of barrels. Light vanilla with oak and a bit of booze. Rich and smooth, nice barleywine.
dEnk (4030) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Cloudy deep orange pour, small off white head.
Aroma of hops with liquor, madeira I guess, and orange.
Flavour is sweet orange with mildly bitter hops hops and the madeira.
Vaiz (3553) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours a hazy orange color with a creamy off-white head that laces. Aroma of brett and sweet tropical fruits. Flavor is sour and sweet with fruits. Nice balance.
Travlr (13187) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at pre-ZBF 2010 in Ruddervoorde. Golden color, edge head. Aroma of scotch, butterscotch, toffee. Taste has scotch, apricot, almonds. Great character, very complex, easy sipping brew.
MeadMe (1331) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this rare treat.
A: Pours a nice shade of amber with a nice off white head. Pretty nice retention with some spotty lace.
S: Aromas of sweet summer fruits, toffee, oak and vanilla.
T: Fruity sweetness, with a nice candy sweetness. The barrel is a compliment here. Light vanilla with oak and a bit of booze.
M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, smooth, sweet.
D: Pretty good. A nice tasty rare barleywine. Thanks Dave.
TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5 cl bottle. Murky brown with a lacy bone head leaving swirls and spots of foam. Nose is musty oak, madeira and toffee. Sticky medium body with a mild sparkle. Taste is caramel, earthy red grape and vanilla. Finish is increasingly dry with madeira and lingering bitterness.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from the bottle at Kelly Ryan’s Thornbridge Tasting at the Malthouse. A wonderful seriously complex blend of oaky vanilla, smooth rich caramel, vinous fortified notes and warm fruity esters rejoice in the aroma. In the mouth the beer is rich but incredibly smooth for the strength, oak, vanilla, a tangy fortified wine note and a smooth long finish.
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear red/brown - white head. Wooden. sweetness, candy, caramel, coconut, dried fruits, acid, light sourness, light hoppy, light alcoholic. Nice.