TBone (9997) - Pori, - MAR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottled 750ml (brewed 071010, Arkadia)
My 1000th rated German beer.
Deep golden honey color, small, almost vanishing white head. Sticky berryish, sweetish and grainy aroma. Full-bodied. Sparkling, active carbonation. Fruity, banana, apple flavor with sticky grassy and grainy ryeish notes. Quite harsh, Belgian yeasty brew. Similar to Leffe 9. Kind of DeuS copy and as good (bad) as DeuS. Quite poor quality/price-ratio (19Ä per bottle).
fidelis83 (1598) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Lightly hazy orange pour with a 3 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention and leaves some nice layers of semi-lacing that arenít quite lacing as they slowly meander their way down the inside of the glass as it sits. Aroma is toffee, caramel, loads of figgy dark fruit, some sharp ginger and clove spice, bananas foster, and light spicy hops. Flavor is surprisingly a little tart, vinous and a little sour up front leading to the toffee and caramel maltiness coming through, nice dark fruit, again fig heavy, but raisin seems pretty noticeable as well, green wood, pine shoots, toast, hay, and a little woody vanilla gets stronger as it warms. Medium body with a chewy entry, strong, sharp and blanketing carbonation (much like champagne, but the bubble seems larger), leading to a fairly dry, sharp finish. The carbonation drops off fairly quickly to a pretty pleasant moderate strength, blanketing and somewhat sharp level after a few minutes, but right out of the bottle it is a little oppressive. Pretty good stuff, definitely different, like somebody blended an English Barleywine, Flanders Red, and champagne and aged it in white wine barrels, or something, itís strange.
edgallow (1161) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, east and grass. Taste is sweet, grains and bread.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My wife bought this for our anniversary. I give her a 10 for effort. Id rather have champagne. Or a beer. But not this for the price. It would have been outstanding at a $4.99 price point.
zoucrew102 (174) - - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Slightly sour aroma. Pours amber/orange with large white head that dissipates quickly due to high carbonation. Taste is very, very sour, too sour for my tastes.
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banii (116) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Had not much hope for this after reading the reviews, but i found it great. A strong, balanced beligan beer with some almonds and marcipan lurking. Not sour at all. Great with cake.
dnicolaescu (154) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: beige, medium, sparkling, zero retention. Colour: amber, clear.
Aroma: wild yeast/old cheese-like sharpness, some uber-sweet dried fruit like fig, vinous and some alcohol too. Taste: quite sweet, sweet dried fruit, some alcoholic/phenolic spiciness, but no actual ethanol detected. Still you can feel its warming effect.
Whether itís a belgian style or not - I donít know, but certainly has that alcoholic phenolic character. In the end, itís a quite sweet, desert beer. Cool looking for special occasions.
BMMillsy (716) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Vintage poured on 4/22/13. Says enjoy before July 2012. Whatevs. Pours clear light copper with a big frothy head. Aroma of funky yeast, pear, peaches, mango, pineapple, and a hint of spice (coriander?). Some definite honey aroma. Actually quite aromatic and fruity. Flavor has a sharp strange bite. Almost like it is sour. Very dry with lots of carbonation. Light and slick mouthfeel. The sharpness takes away from what seems to be a nice fruity Belgian/Saison brew. Did something go wrong? Not bad overall, but this could have been better. Does seem to grow on me as it goes, with fruit flavors coming out.
TEJA (1158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ omhper tasting, thanks.
Perfect golden color but short head.
A bit closed aroma from hops. Hoppy taste with a champagne spritziness.
k0mpsa (463) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from munich airport. Clear amber red color, white head disappearing quickly. Nice aroma of sweetness, some hops, yeast, fruits, earth. Balanced sweet taste, yeast, some wood. Alcohol hidden well. Finish of rye bread and malts.
HopRedHead (151) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a hazy, golden amber colour with a cream head. Pretty lively head that is sustained by a big carbonation. Very caramel/biscuit malt aroma with a small touch of citrus hops. Taste is very biscuity, heavy malt flavours. A slight sour note on the after taste. Had to enjoy this beer with someone else so I could get through it. Iíll have this beer just once.