Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of white wine, bright citrus, spice, bready malts, cider apples, a mild candi fruit-like sweetness. The taste is wood, coconut, vanilla, wine, apples, spice, bready caramel malts. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
ansalon (1796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours semi clear golden with a large frothy white head. Aromas of honey, white wine, marinated peaches, tropical fruit, caramel, figs. Taste is honey, marinated peach, white wine, caramel, figs. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with medium carbonation.
rocbyter (1937) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma with hints of light wood. Sweet malt beginning with a bitter and sour wood finish.
Malin_aiisa (102) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thank´s vjohans.
pale goldeb, white head.
butterscotch, caramel, raisin and sour aroma.
slightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly sour, caramel and raisin taste, still fresh and light body
finol (2401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks vjohans.
Pours hazy Amber with a white head.
Aroma of clove and banana.
Taste of bananas, alcohol, white wine and herbs. Quite sweet.
zoucrew102 (801) - - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks ctomson! White wine aroma with yeast and fruity notes including grape and pear. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with no retention and very little lacing. Starts with a lively carbonated mouthfeel as well as vinous white wine grapes and pear fruitiness. Finishes smooth with Belgian yeasty notes as well as more white grape vinous flavors. Good stuff.
TheBeerGod (5506) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy amber with a medium white head. Wine, grape skins, yeast, wet oak and yeast notes in the nose. Taste is grapes, wine, yeast notes, grains, malt, oak and light earthiness. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Light stickiness. Ends with more grapes, wine, wet oak, yeast notes, grains, soft malt and light earthy notes. Tasty!
Slipstream (2197) - USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked and caged bottleneck. This is Victory’s Golden Monkey aged in oak chardonnay barrels. The pour into a Belgian chalice is nice and not too foamy. This has a pretty odd but effective combination of flavors. The winey sourness and woody dryness is pretty powerful, and pretty much overwhelms the characteristics of the golden ale. (I see it is called a tripel here, but it didn’t seem like one to me). Some complexity on the palate. It is interesting, but I wasn’t blown away.
katrinaez (421) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Had on my old rating system with no tasting notes. So I would like to have again in order to write real comments. Bottle
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home shared with step father. Nose is fruity, with notes of pear, melon, citrus, wine barrel, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and light sour notes. Interesting! Pours a fluffy head with a pale yellow body. Flavors are similar with tons of fruit, sour vinous notes, Belgian yeast spices, clove, tropical fruits. Very nice and a great price, too. 8$ is hard to beat for a barrel aged brew of this caliber.
beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Wheat, yeast, clove, fruit, spice, honey and hop aroma. Yeast, pear, apple, orange, wheat, spice, clove, hop and honey flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Fruit and spice finish. Little off.