yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Dark malty, estery dense fruity and light wheaty. Overripe fruity. Thick malty. Oxidised, caramelish and overripe fruity. Sweet and dense malty finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet orangy, combined with light notes of wheat and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with lots of caramel as well as light notes of wheat, that gives it a dry end, but it also has light spicy notes. The alcohol, that sets in from the middle gives the warmth.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, dark amber with an off-white head. Rich aromas with lots of banana, yeast and alcohol - also some almost vinous touches. Fairly solid body with lots of fruit - banana in particular - and a rich, alcoholic finish. Lovely. 290806
oh6gdx (21963) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (2005, thanks jjpm74!). Hazy amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is wheat, hops, raisins, alcohol and some hints of malts. Flavour is alcohol, hops, grass and some caramel & raisins. Pleasant.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish wheat malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish wheat malty spicy finish with caramel hints in the aftertaste.
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. hazy dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of banana bubblegum and brown bread. Taste has lightly spiced caramel. Decent.
harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that is probably out of date but given to me kindly by Toby. Cloudy dark brown colour. Lasting beige head. Oxidised aroma. Some sweet malts, not a huge amount of German flavour on this. Esters are minimal. Sweet malt and oxidisation.
Theis (14128) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in train - going to Valhal - Thanks to Pinball. Murkey brown - white head. Banana. Fruity. Roasted. Sweetness. Red berries. Peppery notes. Caramel. Oldness. Oxidation. Dusty notes. Plain.
TBone (13638) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled vintage 2005
Hazy dark nutty brown, small off-white head. Ryeish, bready, a bit wheaty with "American nose". Banana, bread, toffee ... lacks the power of Aventinus, but quite tasty.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
VENOM is giving this one away like it was Big Daddy IPA, but I don’t see anyone complaining. It’s been a while I had the opportunity to catapult a beer into the Top Ten, but I’m afraid it won’t happen today. Very nice beer, though - cloudy chestnut appearance; lovely aroma of banana, soft malt (biscuits, soft caramel tones) and pears. The palate is a little less complex, but brings wheat, pears and rounded malt flavours to the table. It is fairly acidic, and that helps balance out the malts, leaving the brew far more drinkable than one would prefer an 8.7%’er to be.