andrepintado (3597) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2017 Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this beer to be disappointing. Totally by coincidence, I had this after Ale Asylum Grand Cru, and given my respect for AleSmith, I was shocked that it "lost" that comparison. Both are malty versions of a belgian ale/dubbel, but the difference is that this is out of balance -- a cerealy malt dominates the subtler notes associated with a dubbel and candi sugar. Some nice toasty, minty, vanilla notes almost get lost.
75cl bottle. Red hazy appearance. Medium bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is caramel, hops, phenolic, spices, nutty. BeardedAvenger (1024) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Keg at Brewdog CJ. Caramel sweet aroma. A ruby brown. A few mm of off-white head. Medium sweet. Some light bitterness creeps in to a boozy finish. Mediim bodied. Sticky slick A prickle of carbonation. Relatively anrupt finish. Lovely. Feel like it should be Christmas. Cunningham (8246) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2017
Nice amber color with a fine off white head. Good lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Full body and a fine carbonation level. Pleasant to drink. Balanced sweetness. Fruity, yeast, toffee and some spices in the flavor. Nice tasty evening sipper. Good complexity.beerplace (1923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2017
[On tap at BrewDog in Norwich, England]
Taster at Rogues Convention Center during the Alesmith Canadian Sales start event with Slack guys. Pours a clear amber with a weak tan head. Aroma is very fruity, sweet, with caramel notes. Same taste, very close to the original Belgian beers. Good work, Alesmith! Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2017
Draft - Caramel, golden raisin and sweet honey notes. Clear copper with a small head. Sweet caramel and nice apple malts. Lots sweet caramel green apple and golden raisin.
jjsint (3425) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Keg tap at BrewDog Leicester. Light brown. Hazy with a small off-white head. Candy sugar, yeasty aroma with light raspberry and cinnamon. Sweet, sugary and slightly fruity taste. There’s some dogged hop bitterness in the finish. Some caramel biscuit and stone fruit notes in the aftertaste. Well carbonated and oh so boozy. An incredible experience. ALIBALI (2394) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
Wollüstig candierter Strong Ale Hotty mit dem fetten PERFECT 🚀 BERRYBELGIANYEAST SHOWDOWN!!! HARD WORKING AMERICAN😉✨👽!!! 0,75l Buddel from DEMOLEN Online Shop. tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is Creme Brulee, Bananas Foster, fruity caramel, Belgian Quad vibes, some wood. Taste is creamy, Quad-like, raisins, boozy fruitcake, oak. Incredible aroma, loads of Belgian vibes...not as complex as I was hoping for but still very drinkable with depth. PhillyCraft (7707) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Backlog Bottle, pours an amber brown color with medium 2 finger head. Notes of raisin, wood, fig, anise, chocolate, and banana. lots of sweet dark fruit as it warms up. Medium to fuller body with a lingering finish. Heidbummer (810) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Flight, Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours headless ruby/brown. Huge raisin, port, pineau de charentes aroma. Big boozy hit on the taste, armagnac like warmth, loads of dark fruits. Very good, but the balance isn’t quite right for me for it to be a 4 plus.