wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/4/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Belmont Station. Pours clear cola brown with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a nice combination of spicy yeast, spicy rye, and spicy noble hops, with just a hint of some caramel malt and some tropical fruit aroma. The flavor is more of the same, focused on the multiple spicy components with a nice caramel malt backbone. The body is just less than medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long, generally spicy finish.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a big rocky pillowy beige head, with a yeasty, fruity, spicy, doughy, light chocolate chip cookie dough nose, with some ripe apple, apple skin, flower petal, apple sauce notes, and with a rye, toasted, pale malt, caramel, toffee, caramelized apple crumble accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, spicy, light dark bitter chocolate, apple skin, ripe apple, roasted, chocolate, rye, toasted malt, chocolate chip cookie dough character, with some earthy leafy, grassy hop, tobacco leaf, coffee flavours, leading towards a yeasty, fruity, ripe apple, dark bitter chocolate, earthy leafy, grassy hop, tea leaf, roasty bitterness finish.
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malziger, wenig röstiger und mild hefiger Antrunk. Rund würzig, hell süffig, leichte Fruchtnoten. Hellmalzig, rund. 12/12/12/12/10/11
Benzai (5731) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Ansjelaah. Clear amber to reddish color, medium to full sized beige head. Smell malts, grapes. Taste lightly malts, orangepeel bitter, lightly herbal bitter. Full carbonation, average to medium body.
ansjelaah (851) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Zzt’13, bruin/koper kleurig. Beige schuimkraag. Ruikt fruitig, druiven, mout. Smaakt fruitig, mout. Veel carbo.
Abijen (893) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ans. Pours a dark orange beer with a good white bubbling head. Smells malts. Tastes licorice, malts. Lively carbo, medium body and a dry texture.
fidelis83 (1727) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy yellow-beige head. Aroma is loaded with fruity stone fruit and berry notes, dry roasted nuts and spicy hops. Flavor is nutty stone fruity up front followed by husky grain, roast, dark chocolate, burnt sugar and bready notes, pine, spicy hops and sharp fruity esters to the finish. Medium body, fairly dry throughout and lightly carbonated. Pretty good overall, lots of stuff going on here, but it doesn’t really fit together that well.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 8, ’12
Poured on draft at The Trappist into a Trappist tulip.
A: Fairly aromatic with lots of rye malt. Peppery, grassy, earthy, and hints of yeast.
A: Pours dark brown with ruby red undertones and a thin light tan head.
T: Spicy rye just like the nose. Bready, earthy, yeasty, and a small caramel malt adds a hint of sweetness.
P: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, a well balanced saison.
O: A tasty, interesting, rye saison, that is fairly complex with a range of flavors. The rye almost dominates the saison a little to strongly, but it’s still a nice beer.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fresh. Pours a beautiful ruby with a dense fully lasting head on the first glass. The aroma is incredibly distinct and well expressed rye, pepper, floured rustic bread crust, light smoke, light licorice and chocolate. The flavor has a subtle red fruit, astringency, full malty sweetness, tobacco, earthy and spicy bitterness. Feel is soft, full, alive but biting with rye and cool. This is a truly lovely beer, easily drinkable and would be great with food.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the Portland Airport (made in Oregon shop) for me by my lovely wife. The pour is a mostly clear brown golden with a three inch off white head. Nice lace left on the glass. The aroma is sweet fruit, clove yeast and grain grass in the back. The taste is grain malt along with fruit, and spice clove yeast in the back. The palate is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation and a clean finish. Nice one.
jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25-OCT-2013, bottle @Ulklřbben meeting, @Morten.
Clear amber with huge, lasting, creamy tan head.
Spice, bread, perfume. Rye is definately there. Some hops. Quite rye-creamy. Overcarbonated. Nice.