ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma starts with a little bit of a soft apple/brandy kind of character backed up by a firm maltiness with a hint of graham cracker.
Apperance is a brilliantly clear golden yellow with a big frothy white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing. Bubbles replenish throughout.
Taste is vaguely reminiscent of a nice tripel, but without the spicey clovey character that typifies the style. The apple fruit kind of character returns and a little toasty malt character persists.
Palate is medium dry and prickly on the tongue from the high carbonation, satisfactorily big without cloying or fatiguing.
Overall this is a fairly unique offering from the Sam Adams Weihenstephaner collaboration, and while not totally revolutionary as it has been described it is very unique and enjoyable.
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, yeasty, taste is quite sweet, juicy citrus, little fizzy.
Mister_Li (340) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares gold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, reichlich süß, Kekse, fruchtig, spritzig, erinnert mich ein wenig an Sekt.
angel77 (1718) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 75 cl tomada en varias ocasiones la última en el Lupulo en mayo 2011. (r619). Lote 07..10..10 hasta 07..10..11 sabores alcohólicos e intensos con cuerpo algo pastoso. Buena.
Russo (1936) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a huge and fluffy with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity with alcohol notes. Flavor is also very alcoholic, some notes of yeast and malt. High carbonation and light to medium body with a dry alcoholic finish. I was expecting more form this beer.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
malty disaster on train tracks tons of bready malt. Wow. Not balanced and not good. Amazing that top two quality breweries would produce this.
jinroh (824) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown, almost transparent, bit of white foam. Aroma is sweetly sticky, some medicinal character to it. Taste is sweet as well, strength does come though with some warm sensation from alcohol. Overall, feels a bit too sweet, body could be more firm. Interesting beer to try though!
mentalmind (47) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In Finnish: Jaettu pullo Kaislassa. Kultainen väri, valkoinen pieni kuplainen vaahto, joka jää lasin pinnalle kauniiksi Belgialaiseksi pitsiksi. Lähinnä trippel tyyliä. Shampanjamainen, poreileva, alkoholi ei maistu lainkaan vaikka vahva. Heinänen, maanläheinen, hedelmäinen.
TET (2253) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hansom bottle opened with a nice sound, a beer is dark yellow, a head is big and blond. Aroma is fruitful, grainy maltyness, some aromatic flowers, also citrusfruits. Taste has grain and malts, overriped fruits, hint of alcohol. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. The big disappointment from the great brewers.
Unde (623) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden yellow looks, really nice head on top and magnificent lacing. Beautiful beer. Aroma has cream, some malts and Belgian yeast. Taste ha lots of malts, some strange milk or cream, yeast and some sweet fruits. Full taste and medium carbonation. A bit strange beer but I liked the flavours.
Punkero (87) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking this in the afternoon sun, which gives a gorgeous look. Sophisticated aroma. Taste is mature. Like a fine lady. Gentle, but strong body. Oh, lovely. I’d serve this instead of champagne. Biscuits.