Yves (2312) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim and bart at bart’s place. Hazy goldblond colored beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Herby hopped alcoholic aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is alcoholic hopped bitter ending a bit dry.
GothGargoyle (1374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Bernt for sharing the bottle at Cafe Derat, Utrecht. Cloudy golden yellow with virtually no head. Aroma is pear, cognac, marzipan, apricot, calvados. Medium bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate and quite complex. Taste is calvados, butterscotch, dried apricots, cognac, dried mango, Delicious.
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared corked & caged, 750 ml. bottle, 2012 vintage poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orange color, with a modest, but silky layer of white head foam, and light, web-like lacing. The nose was esters as lemon & orange, with touches of yeast & spice, and a hint of sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with almost overly spritzy, champagne-like effervescence, the taste was similar notes as the aroma, but the alcohol expression was a bit too hot, imo. Followed through, but a little disappointed.
Tjiftjof (3) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and great beer. Full of aroma. Well balanced after aged in oak Cognac caks. Very limited item. Do try these at home ;-).
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild phenolic and toasted malty. Mild fruity to floral. Toasted and mild estery into a dry finish. Fruity.
chrisv10 (11338) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12%. Clear golden with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, little marzipan and hop. Flavour is malt, yeast, medium sweet, marzipan, spices, little over carbonated and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (11689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry finish with burning alcohol. High carbonation. 300814
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2013 @ fonfan
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, yeast, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long dried fruity, yeast and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, brandy, malt and wine.
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head that lasts and leaves lacings. It’s malty and sweetish on the nose, with alcohol, dried fruits and some resiny hops. The flavor is quite sweet, with pale malts, white sugar, dried apricots and some bitterness. Full body and a soft carbonation, quite high level though. Lasting sugary and bitter finish with a herbal touch. Too warming this one, but far from bad. 140830