Swans (134) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a 4ple with a beige thin head. Aroma is sherry, vanilla, wood, caramel malt and belgian yeast. plenty on mouth, absolutely out of style but this one is one of my favorites.
Leighton (20805) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours moderate hazy ruby with a fine, bubbly head. Rich, warm semi-dark fruits on the nose, with some yeasty bread. Hugely sweet flavor with tons of ripe fruits, citrus, berries, plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots of fruits, bready malts, ripe berries. Big sweet fruits dominate here. Quite good for a big, malty and ripe fruity beer.
Christian (13578) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Hazy chestnut colour with no head. Aroma of dried fruit and sweet cherries, with a touch of laquer. Sweet, alcoholic and somewhat yeasty flavour with cherry and wood notes
PhillyCraft (6964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, red brown pour with very tiny beige head and lacing. Aromas and taste of oak, cheese, pitted fruits, raspberry caramel and roasty malts. Finish was a little cloying but still tolerable in such a small glass. Not bad.
jackl (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s hazy read with a tiny off-white head. The nose is concentrated cherry sweetness, some fruit leather, nutty cheese. The taste is very fruity. Generous amounts of raspberry jam, soft wood. Lovely, smooth. Very nice.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-amber coloured beer, need some head. Mostly roasted malts, some caramel, dark fruits and spices. Nothing to get excited about.
MaartenRF10 (1944) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy dark amber, no head. Barley wine aroma, though only mild. Taste has white wine notes. Low carbo, good body. Bit dry.
Iphonephan (6823) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Borefts Bier Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, day one. Pours rosy brown with no head. Notes of peaches, banana and toffee. Sweet finish.
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at deb molen ...b copper brown ... thin lacving ... so0ft sweet toffee malt nose... juicy fruits ... soft toffee roast .. soft roast ... juicy malts ... mellow soft and smooth... quite sweet ... mellow toffee malts
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of white wine coming through with some heavy fruits and a good amount of sweet grains and caramel. Flavor starts with some sweetness from caramel but has fruits throughout and a bit of vinous notes from the barrel in the finish. Completely flat and could have used a touch of carbonation.