rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, slight hazy dark amber hue, with a big bubbly beige head, nice sweet barley sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, wheat malty nose, with some mild fruity dried raisin, date, fig accents, and with some brown sugar, bran muffin, caramelized crepe, soft wheat cookie, light orange marmalade notes, within an alcoholic phenolic booziness, faint floral minty, leafy hop aroma, when the beer gets warm, follows on a full-bodied palate with a good warmth yeasty sweet fruity candied peach, apricot, orange peel, juicy dried fig, plum, raisin, date, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, wheat maltiness character, with a faint Grand marnier, brandy liquor, mild flowery leafy, grassy, citrus tangerine peel hop flavour, with a raisin pie, light english pudding, minty leafiness undertone, leading towards a warming, sweet candied fig, raisin, date fruitiness, raisin pie, toasted, caramel maltiness, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, zesty, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange-amber, thin cream head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, some fruits. Taste is boozy, fruit first, peach and apricot, very malty but well balanced by the hops, honey and caramel. Full body, creamy, sweetish finish. A rich and complex ale.
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as pictured@OBE2015. Thank you Mart! Not a barley wine to my taste. Rather a perfect DIPA. Fruity, smooth, ABV is hidden. Drinkability is high with this one - you can finish the whole bottle by yourself. I would never guessed that this a wheat wine. Well done!
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet vinous aroma with a distinct touch of plum and citrus. The taste can be recognized in deep rich vinous character which also plum, grapes and melon included. Long warming aftertaste. Its wheat character I can not quite figure out, but it would not change that it anyway is extremely delicate.
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at SBWF. Hazy nut brown, small head Caramelly nose. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Just caramel and white pepper. Sticky and unrefined. Dull.
Earlier Rating: 7/9/2008 Total Score: 4.1
Bottled at RBESG. Hazy amber, rocky head. Evident grapefruit aroma. Sweet with initial flavour of rye bread and wine gum. Medium sweet and full bodied with concetrated flavour of grapefruit, bread and bubble gum. Long bitterness. Powerful extremely flavourful, yet in control. Love it!
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Amber color, small off-white head. Ryeish, citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Lots of malts, citrus, wheat and rye. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Solid.
Earlier Rating: 7/20/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand Tasting
Very lively beer.
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Very bready-hoppy aroma. Fruity hoppy, juicy flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Very bitter ... balanced, but there is too much of everthing for my liking.
Hermod (4979) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ sbwf15. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Malt, bread, raisins, plums in aroma. Sweet, malty, boozy. Raisins in flavor. Bit woody, hops in flavor. Quite balanced. Sipper.
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle (300e of overpriced beer tasting) - thanks martjoobolut!
Spicy zesty aroma. Lemony taste, like drinking floor cleaner. Very spicy tingly finish. Boozy. Quite aggressive. Not my style at all.
Earlier Rating: 10/10/2008 Total Score: 3.8
600ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Deep orange, no head. Sweet sherbetty aroma. Pleasant carbonation, but, at the same time, sweet and sticky. Slightly gingery taste. Tangy and hoppy. A touch of soap, but that doesn’t build up beyond its initial low prominence. Still sherbetty even after half an hour. As it warms and flattens, the aroma becomes more complex and interesting - very tangy and spicy. What a great sipping beer, enjoyed every drop.
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from big bottle at SBWF15. Amber with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity and malty, caramel, banana, sweet notes and alcohol. Taste is malty sweet, banana, fruit, grass, wheat and alcohol leading to bitter and sweet finish
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Murky brown color. Med size, beige head, stays. Fruity, citrus, sweet, caramel in aroma. Sweet, caramel, raisins, sticky, citrus in taste. Nice hops. Sweet bit boozy aftertaste. Fruity flesh feel. Nice full body.
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle. Hazy dark copper color. Tiny off-white head. Hops, alcohol, juicy, fruity, slightly grainy notes in aroma. Sweetish, grapefruit, fruity, caramel in flavor. Hints of alcohol in aftertaste.
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, caramel, wheat, sticky, citrus, lemon. Finish is grapefruit bitter. Overall: great brew.