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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Sensual splendor in the form of a Belgian inspired ale of vast appeal. Wonderfully aromatic in its seduction of the senses. So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature’s most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #13: Pours orange with a fully diminished off white head. Wineous and woody aroma, light salmiac note. Flavour is sweet, light yeasty and mild spiced. Light sweet and light yeasty finish. This actually works great flavourwise but not in the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottled. An orange-amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with just a touch of oxidation hitting the nose right at first, but then comes more powerful notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet mlaty with strong notes of alcohol, medium notes of over ripe fruits, as well as light notes of citrusy fruits and oxidation, leading to a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Oxidized aroma with fruit and caramel. Rich in body with sweetish fruit, caramel and some overripe notes. Oxidized, woody accents, some sweet Sherry and a whiff of yeast. Very subdued bitterness. Lovely - this has aged with grace. 190408

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of spices and wood with notes of dried fruits and medicine and oxidated notes. Sweet flavour of fruits and citrus with notes of caramel, dried fruits and wood. Finish of dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Orangey colour, with small floaties. Aroma of peach, orange, light chocolate malt. Well-constructed malt profile – toast, a little caramel, some background alcohol. Straightforward, but so cleanly put together you can’t help but be impressed by its simple beauty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
(750ml Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orangish-brown with a small white head. Caramel and malt aroma with some spices. Flavors of hops, sweet caramel, and some fruitiness. Thanks for sharing Patrick!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11453) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Clear orange-brown body with small, quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is orange, floral, clove. Taste is herbal hoppy, orange, finishing strong alcohol warming. Full body, mildly acidic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: February 21, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
Appearance: light amber
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with a nice balancing bitterness

Date: November 05, 2004
Aroma: spicy sweet malt aroma
Flavor: light rich heavy malt flavor, lots of complexity, low bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Murky amber with tiny white head. Sweet and somewhat oxydized aroma with vinous, ripe fruit and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with woody, caramel, ripe fruits and hoppy notes. Rather vinious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2003 Re-rate: Maybe my first bottle was a bit "off." Tonights bottle had a pleasant bitterness that wasn't overdone or metallic in nature. A very well-balanced Grand Cru. Original Rating: Sparkling clear copper ale. Small, creamy, off-white head which dissipates quickly, but not entirely. An inviting, thin, creamy fluff of head floats and swirls atop the brew throughout. The aroma is of dark bread dough, clove, overripe apple, banana, peach, etc. An array of fruity yeast and rich malt aromas. Alcohol is present in the aroma as well. The flavor is malty and sweet, but bittered for balance. A medley of fruity and malty flavors. Very astringent. Almost too bitter for the style. A bit metallic. The alcohol is decently hidden. Full-bodied with a heavy, oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, BITTER, alcoholic, astringent, BITTER finish! Too bitter... or maybe the wrong kind of bitter! Aluminum can bitter? I will have to try this brew again to make sure I didn't get my hands on a bottle that was a bit "off." As I work my way through the large bottle and the beer warms, the bitterness becomes less cloying... or maybe it becomes less cloying as I warm! I better just try this brew again to be safe.


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