The_Osprey (9916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square, London. As ’Abbaye des Rocs La Montagnarde Altitude 6’, 6%, BB 2004. Now this beer obviously wasn’t intended to be aged for around 14 years, so that needs to be taken into account. Pours a translucent dark yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is buttery bread crusts, crackers, musty wheat grains. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is thin watery malts, buttery, corn. Drinkable enough at the age. Interesting to try, obviously better younger. (2.7) Leighton (23107) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Danny. Vintage ale - best before 2004. Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has some white bread, vague citrus, meringue. Medium sweet flavour with notes of white grape, melon, pale, low bitterness, light alcohol. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more pale bread, golden raisins, wheat, straw, faint yeast. Not bad. Has held up pretty well. mR_fr0g (14246) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Bottle shared at the level 42 tasting 7/9/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A hazed dull golden golden coloured pour with a light white head. Aroma is aged malts, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla. Flavour is stale old oxidised malts, mineral, soda water, chalky, little apple. Palate is stale, grainy, lowish carbonation, mineral. Ok for the age. Little toffee. Theydon_Bois (21867) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Dirty Dan, 07/09/16.
Hazed golden orange with a few floaties, moderate off white swirl atop.
Nose is light prange peel, straw, bready, grains.
Taste comprises yeast esters, orange peel, lemon rind, straw, light bread, toasted grains.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Past its best for sure ! Scopey (16548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
BBF 2004 bottle big thanks to Dirty D at level 42. It pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is musty, dirty, kitty litter, cereal, bread and toasted grain. The taste is dry, light, soda water, toasted grain, straw, white bread, grass, light floral and spice with a dry finish. Light - medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit light overall. So-so.
kraddel (9439) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours very unclear, almost muddy blonde, towards amber. OK white head. Smell is sweet, bit metallic even. Taste is mildly bitter. Bit maderization as well ( bought this last week, but it appears to be expired since june ... ) shows a number of ’aged’ factors, leading to make one think it would be older than it actually is.
Rather blank, overall. No real distinguishing character here. Alusmamuts (2227) - LATVIA - MAY 7, 2015
Light amber hazy with small white head. Fruity (pumpkin?) fruity aroma. Sweet fruity taste with some metallic notes followed by moderate bitterness. Alengrin (6013) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Tasted at some beer festival years ago. Peach blonde, hazy beer under a medium, off-white head. Straightforward character, somewhat peachy, hints of white bread and caramelly malts, yeasty, herbal hops in the finish. Very drinkable but in all, forgettable compared to the other ales from this renowned brewery. Maakun (6951) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with small white head. Peach, lots of fresh bakers yeast, vanilla, apple pie with marzipan and whipped cream. Light sour touch of white grape. Light sweet throughout. Medium bodied. Really nice stuff, everything just fits and not too sweet. Amazing brewery. angel77 (4163) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2003. fecha cons pref para antes fin 2004. Cuerpo medio de 6 vol fácil de beber y algo dulce. Normal.