crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml synthetic corked and caged brown bottle. IT was a royal pain in the arse to get the extra long cork out.
It pours a firey orange red color with a billowing, foamy white head. It recedes pretty slowly but only leaves a small amount of lacing.
The smell definitely could be better. It has the smell of lemon sanitizer with a bit of grape and bread. A fruity but astringent smell.
The flavor is interesting. It is very sugary. There is a ton of caramel and some nuttiness up front. There is also some golden raisin and apple in there.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is perhaps a bit past its optimal freshness date.
It is an okay Belgian ale, nothing spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-30-2010 01:16:23
Enjoyit (3082) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of malt, bread, sweets and weak spice. A flavor of malt, bread, bread and weak toffee.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Garre, Bruges)
6 Orange zersy blonde aroma, not as sweet as you’d expect from an ambree. Softer with some yeast.
4 Rich honey colour, large self-supporting creamy head. Add haziness by adding yeast if you want.
6 Bready yeasty focus, even when poured mostly clear. Side tastes of liquorice, and a bit of banana once the yeast’s in.
3 Refreshing palate, crisp carbonation. Liquoricy bitterness in the finish.
13 More a blond with a twist than an amber.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange, thin ring of foam. Honey, brown sugar aroma. Flavor is not as sweet as I feared, but still pretty sweet. Honey, molasses and booze. Not horrible, but not my cup of tea.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mitra Bergen. Dark brown body with thinnish head. Nose of sugar, malts and caramel. Taste of malts, caramel and some bitter. Quite spicey but very smooth. Enjoy it-with a nice kick in the end.
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices and yeast taste caramel malts spices and a bitterness finish
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into my Piraat tulip glass. Best before 4/10/2008.
A-Translucent sunny orange body that pours with 2 finger creamy white head. Head slowly fades to 1 finger and has excellent retention. Body is extremely cloudy and filled with large white yeast particles and some black yeast sediment. Tiny bubbles can be seen constantly rising to the top.
S- Nose is somewhat mild but distinctively dominated by citrus such as orange and grapefruit. Soft spices such as cinnamon can also be detected.
T-Lots of orange upfront with other tropical fruits also present. A mild spiciness accents a solid yeast backbone in the background. Medium hops bitterness and flavor appear for the finish and compliment the already present flavors. Soft hop bitterness, subtle fruitiness, yeast, and hints of alcohol linger.
P- Low to medium carbonation and body is full of soft, smooth, and creamy yeast.
O- This is my favorite of the three commonly available offerings from this brewery. This is a nice soft brew that I found to be quite enjoyable. I will probably purchase this one again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2007 21:29:00
piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via lubiere. Copper in colour with a hint of red. Quite strong carbonation. Aromas are od dried apricot, red apple skin, and savory cooking spices. Flavors suggest brown sugar and white pepper, along with other miscellaneous dried fruit. Fruity but drying finish with a more herbal (as opposed to hoppy) bitterness. Fairly light bodied. Pretty good.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick sickly sweet and malty aroma. Lots of caramel and ripe dark fruit with some sweet tarts and a hint of vegetables. Minimal head and carbonation. Color is a hazy copper brown. Rather lively fizz in the mouth which was unexpected. Light alcohol presence. Rather dry with a decent herbal bitterness. I would have expected this to be much sweeter based upon the aroma. Some roasted grains and tea leaves with a bit of yeastiness. Finishes dry with a hint of spices. This brew seems to be all over the place but is really not all that bad.
Wim (2564) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 hazy amber coloured with lot of yeast particels and a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy fruity taste with a spicy bitter finish