BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber. A little darker on top than the bottom but we’re using Pier One goblet glasses instead of champagne flutes. Pin-prick carbonation- a steady little cascade of bbbles form the bottom, much like actual champagne. Visually, pretty interesting. Smells like a cross between champagne and a sour. The sour-like notes dominate with a little maltiness lingering in the back. Head is impressive (heheheh), dissipates quickly. A little bit of sour funkiness, dry-srubbing palate. Pretty tasty but doesn’t blow my socks off. For a beer geek, this a great go-to for New Year’s eve or to break in non-beer geek friends.
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Vintage: Pours a semi-opaque bronze with a thick white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is slightly citrus. Palate is medium body. Taste is citrus, dry with no mal. Although, there was a very slight maltiness upon first taste that disappears on subsequent pourings. This bottle was stored for five years as a champagne, i.e. on its side at cellar temperature. No oxidation, no off flavors. Served in a pilsner glass. This beer has changed since it was released. There is now sediment and a haze. No banana nor maltiness remain making it what it was originally designed to be: "The Champagne of Bottled Beer". See below for first review.
Pours a thick white head that slowly dissipates leaving sheet lacing that clings to the glass, a crystal rimless wine glass. The bubbles are champagne-like - tiny bubbles (to the tune of the song) that remain throughout the glass. The color is translucent slightly burnished brass matching the label. A slight swirl opens up the nose revealing malt and citrus. The taste is an attenuated malty sweetness with a hint of banana in a medium body followed by a dry finish. Enjoyed on the Celebration of the Birth of Jesus, the Messiah.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB May 2014. Huge gusher, beautiful copper color with a head that goes down quickly. Aroma is oxidized, booze, candied sugar. Taste is also oxidized with candied sugar and booze, biscuity, high carbonation. Full-bodied and sweet, nothing like a Sekt. Held up well!
Stuu666 (7829) - 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 (347) - 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 (1730) - 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 (1937) - 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 (4347) - 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 (839) - 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 (2261) - 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.