dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from November 2010 purchased @ the brewpub, cellared @ 54 degrees for one year, two weeks. Pours a hazy deep red with loosely bubbled head and great retention. Aroma was blisteringly hoppy when fresh but has mellowed since, allowing the intensely spicy rye bread character to emerge along with notes of bleu cheese, deep caramel sweetness, and balanced spiciness from the hops. As it warms, notes of thyme, rosemary, and carroway emerge. Taste is rye bread, caramel candy, spice, minor green apple, resin, cedar. Body is full, oily/slick, low low carbonation, sweet but balanced finish. Overall, this is incredibly complex and really benefits from aging.
kappldav123 (5930) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks weird. Beer in the glass deep golden-copper coloured. Starts strong, dry and a bit sourish. More complex than exspected. Finish more balanced, still quite dry. Notes of grapefruit. Not too drinkable, but a beer to enjoy.
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy, pale amber with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy notes. Malt, fruit ( grape ) and bitterness. Full body with a long, bitter and fruity finish.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml. Pours hazy glowing amber with huge offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, dominant citrus hops. Taste is medium to strong sweet, medium bitterness. Full body, oily, soft carbonation.
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium creamy longlasting off white head. The aroma is marmelade, sweet fruit, hops, sweet caramel and some berries. The flavour is highly fruity with notes of sweet caramel, malt, rye and berries.
TheJestersBeer (2392) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium gold, with a firm white head.
The aroma is dominated by hops, lots of fruits going on, rye bread, alcohol, citrus.
Medium sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
The taste picks up everything from the aroma, the alcohol is embedded within a firm malty backbone, the sweetness is balanced by the hops, and the finish just goes on, and on... (2011-09-29)
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller bar 1105
Deep amber with a white head.
Sweet and malty aroma and flavour along with citrus and hops.
Creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly light body.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours an orange caramel color with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of fresh pine, citrus, tea, rye, candied sugar, malt and hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid fruity hoppy rye wine. Medium body nice off white head that leave a gentle lacing. Worth a try if you can find it!
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Have had this one put away for about 8 months now. I’d say its a good beer to end dad’s 50th on. Pours a very nice orange with a two finger, frothy white head. Leaves lots of lacing around the edges of the glass and head lingers for the whole beer. Aroma has everything going for it. At first sniff I get chocolate sultanas. As it breathes it comes together a little more. Lots of raisins, banana, sultana, mild chocolate, toffee and big addition of hops. A slight sour yeast behind it. Lots of complexity here. Loads of banana and piney hops in the taste. Light toffee and fig notes backing it. Hints of dried apple and apricot. Very complex but very balanced. Fantastic beer and I think it is slightly better than the Oatgoop which I enjoyed a heap