NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Amber, orange colored brew. Aroma is vinous. Flavor has hops, dried fruits, grape and some vinous sourness.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ meeting. Aroma is grape, wine, light sourness with some malt.
Flavour is quite Belgian with some grape, fruit, some yeast and faint hops.
It’s strong all right, but not my thing.
Borresteijn (5409) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting, ABV 10%. Deep amber colour, thin white head. Aroma of grapes, alcohol, fruits, light sour, wood. Flavour is alcohol, sharp, grapes, sweet fruits, bit floral, light malty, wood, light sour. Medium bodied. Very interesting stuff.
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting Baarn. Brown colored, small head. Caramel and raisins in aroma. Sour and fruity flavor. Pretty good.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@UDRBM. Grapes, raisin and juniper aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, good lace. Very sweet, grapes, complex fruit flavours. Alcoholic.
Vaiz (3824) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Clear deep orange pour, no head. Aroma is slightly alcoholic and somewhat with liquor. Somewhat aged and with grapes. A bit too boozy for me.
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish orange almost rusty with off white head. Aroma is mix of barrel wood, faint grappa, fruits, and malts. Taste is very fruity with more wood and malt. There is a nice bite in the finish from the grappa. I personally do not like grappa, however in this beer it does things one would never imagine.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a lasting white head. Complex aroma of fruit, raisin, port, grapefruit-peel, caramel and toffee. Dry, vineous, fruity flavour with fresh grapes
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Bruno (grazie signore!), shared with SHIG. Decanted into a large beer glass, leaving behind a cloudy brown suspension. Clear copper color. Aroma of port wine and brandy. Taste is similar to a barrel aged quad, very smooth, with port wine flavors, and alcohol at the finish. Amazingly good - I love grappa, but never would have thought to put beer into a grappa cask!
cgarvieuk (17275) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBESG 2010 Rome ... copper ... thin white head ... sweet berry ... little spirit nose ... sweet soft and mellow ... again a little spirit ... assume its the grappa i really like (UPDATE tried some grappa now. now too keen on its own but i dont like whisky on its own ... and its the grappa thats lifting this beer) very unusual.