Naka (713) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden honey color with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is strange. There is a sweetness to it, but there is a strong astringent note that I’m not exactly sure what it is. Flavor has that normal Belgian note. Very strong alcohol in it. It is pretty bitter, without a whole lot of actual hop flavor. There is, once again, a strange astringent character to it. It is almost a little off-putting. As it warms a little bit, some of the more sweet malty goodness comes out. It does have an extraordinaryly rich and creamy body, but I’m not sure if I really like this.
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a full white soapy head. Medium to full body with quite some carbonation. Lots of malty sweetness with some bitter tones. Malts, caramel, fruits, biscuit and spices. This was somehow more an imperial pilsner then a Belgian Strong Ale. Altough it was tasty I’ve expected more from this.
eduardovl (1003) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle served in a chalice glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a big bubbled and fizzy white head. Medium retention and some soapy lacings left in the glass.
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and honey. Fruity notes of pear and peach. Caramel and yest. Flowery and a bit citruses hops. A bit boozy and metallic. Bready yeast notes.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, caramel and honey. Fruity notes of pear and peach. Orange zest. Light sweet finish. Light hops bitterness. A bit boozy mouth too. Quite bready for an ale.
M: Heavy creamy and molasses body. Strong carbonation. Honey and bread in the aftertaste.
O: Medium drinkability. A good beer. Nothing compared with the "regular" Weihenstephaners.
Port777 (6) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
For this highly priced beer specialty, I expected a better product. I’ ve tasted Belgian beers which only cost a fraction of this so- called specialty. A hint of mould, combined with a muddy appearance. Thumbs down on this!
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Vielen Dank an Martin. Das Bier ist süßlich-scharf, leicht süßlich, etwas klebrig und recht herb-scharf. Unrund, nicht zu süffig. Irgendwie enttäuschend. Vor allem für den Preis...
StueyD (1333) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bright orange-brown coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong winey aroma along with meaty, caramel, bready, plus a zesty fruitiness. Medium-dry mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, mouth tingling winey and fruity zestiness is then mellowed by a bready, caramel flavour, that is bolstered by a background meatiness. The finish is long and flavourful.
Ritapisani (12) - - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cereal and some hop aroma; golden bright color; taste not impressive; lots of carbonation (1/3 of the bottle explode out). I was expecting more.
culchiem (2796) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with SED and KMD. Hazy orange with a large head. Aroma is belgian wheat. Flavour is sweet biscuit, yeasty and tangy. Wheaty sweet alco finish
VDuquerroux (502) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 750mL. Home. A golden orange beer with many bubbles. Big off-white head with a great retention. Aroma of caramel, sugary fruit, roast, spices, light biscuit. Medium warming sweet, light lasting bitter then warming again. Full body, oily texture, good carbonation, sweet warming finish and light herbal bitter. Overall, beautiful bottle and beer, average aroma, too sweet, nearly nauseating. Disappointed. Too expensive for this.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 8 Oct 2011 -- One year old 2010 vintage, drank with my two sisters and my girlfriend (at the time) in memorium of my civilian life and in celebration of my military life. A very nice champagne-like beer, perfect for the occasion.
b3shine (6159) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (2010 or 2011 vintage; shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a hazy apricot with white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and fruit with a mild semi-sweet backbone. Sparkly with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Some light apple. Enjoyable.