HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor, sitting at the back of my fridge for quite some time. Pours a nice amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Upfront fruity esters, cherries, touch herbaceous. Flavours are lightly sour, bit of peppery fruit and a hit of belgian yeast sweetness. Strawberries and cherry stickiness. Bitterness was a touch lighter than anticipated but still a killer drop.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As per reviews below, cloves, spices, honey, funk etc. Tastes like I should be cooking with it, not drinking. Actually, it might be good to have a couple of sips of this after a sticky dessert. Unfortunately, I hardly ever eat dessert.
Pdubyah (182) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís fairly competent as a Belgium beer, itís sweet and tart and not unpleasant.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice red colour with thick white head. Wood varnish aroma, but as warms up gives nice hop aroma. After initial weird flavour and aroma, gets much better. Hey Stu please add warning "Best at above room temp!!!"
ciaranc (578) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is clear copper/amber with a frothy, white, mostly diminishing head with excellent lacing. Nose is sweet, resinous pine, estery belgian yeast, cherry, icing sugar, raspberry and alcohol. Its a heavy malt sweetness in the flavour with more glace cherry and some more hints of berry. Mouthfeel is smooth, fairly full bodied, lively carbonation. I like american ambers and I love belgian ales, but I cant help feeling this falls between the two. Top marks to Yeastie Boys for pushing the envelope yet again though.
nedmuzza (13) - - AUG 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is not just a red beer - its a great red beer. Funky, bursting with character and mouth feel with clean end notes.
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 This was awesome! I loved it, had so many competing flavours that balanced each other out. Loved that funk in it. Just had so much life and body, with a great mouthfeel. I think this is well underrated as a beer.
slooter (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Terrific beer, underrated by hop heads of course but has impeccable balance and a glorious texture. Caramel, berries, bready and citrus at the end. Loads of malt inspired stuff with the hops peaking through at the end. Great acid, top notch structure. An inspired beer. Key words: balance and texture.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sour, yeast, pear, honey and sweet malt, red currant.
Palate: Very nice, rich mouth feel
Flavor: Sweet honey, malt, roasted grain with a caramel note, dried orange. These flavors appear from the initial attack through the mid-palate and through a long finish.
Comments: Sweet without being excessively so. Outstanding. This is really outside the box. Likely to appeal to the more adventurous who like lambics or funky white wines.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red amber, with a huge white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Estery yeast notes dominate on the nose, with cinnamon and fruity aromas especially noticeable. Mild spice hops up front give way to fruity, spicy and quite doughy yeast, which fades out into the finish. Itís just passable, but very one-dimensional. As with so many Belgian style beers, indeed all but the very best-executed examples, it is far too yeast dominated, which really isnít my thing at all. The Tintin reference, however, does give it some extra points!