melush (4718) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky reddish amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin film with a small collar and a little spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit (figs and dates) vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of vanilla and toffee right off with the finish being about the same except for hints of dark fruit and nutmeg towards the end. The flavor stuck around for an average time after the swallow, allowing the sweet fruity spice taste to linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a nice smooth creamy texture and a mild soft carbonation.
Overall a brew that smells as good as it tastes. It has the right blending of ingredients and flavors, making it quite an enjoyable drinking experience...
35,5cl Bottle @ Cervezas Online.com, Massalfassar, Spain.
Amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is malt, sweet, toffee, fruits.
Taste is malt, caramel, hints of raisins and spices.
Medium body, average carbonation. Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Mar 2007
Pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber with a smallish head of foam
that shrinks quickly and leaves completely for I finish my session.
The smell is a nice mix of sweet malt and some spices.
The taste has a strong caramel malt, roasted malt and bread flavour to it and it's quite thick in body. Dang, this is a great tasting Winter Warmer. After the first sip, I thought the sweetness was starting to be a bit much but then there's an underlying presence of hop bitterness that tames the sweetness nicely. A few more sips in and I'm getting some spice, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Very good stuff! Oh, and there's a tad bit of warming as it goes down...
Bottom line: A very good example of the style indeed. I see it as a must try.
Thanks to Wasatch for this sample! bshep (157) - - SEP 25, 2017
Kinda dry. Kind of boring, nothing special........................................... higgsbison (266) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Very different. Strong spice notes but I have no idea what spices they used. Interesting and drinkable. I liked it very much. I need to get more
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Zilb (380) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - SEP 10, 2017
A DLC. Ambree presque rouge petite mousse tenue moyenne et carbo nulle. Ar�me d'alcool et de fruits exotiques
En bouche sur le caramel, l'alcool et une pointe de houblons. Un peu dans le style barley wine mais plus l�g�re. Pas mal mais pas dans le style attendus : trop vieille ?
akranger (2) - - JUL 9, 2017 does not count
Nauseating sweet syrup, turns the stomach. Bought six pack at the brewery store, never finished even two cans. It’s truly awful, avoid it.
mgajdaczewa (2285) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
W aromacie dużo karmelu, ziemistości, słodkich nut miodowych. Tak samo w smaku, karmel, ziemia, miód. Nuda, panie. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Treated as an English strong ale, as I believe that’s what the brewer intended, this was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was an amber/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that faded quickly. Sly lace.
The aroma had some caramel/toffee malt up front. Slight tobacco, and then some sweet pomme-like fruits to glisten the underneath. Finishes with some raisins.
The flavor leads with the sweetness through the blend of the prior mentioned aromas. Malty and fruity aftertaste with a finish that seems to add a touch of vanilla.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt good for the style and what the brewer intended.
Overall, I don’t see this as a spice/herb/vegetable beer. Just like the brewer says, this is closer to an English strong ale and worthy of having again. jsnicholas (680) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap ($6/pint). Amber/brown.One finger head that faded quickly. This beer was very fruity. I like the fruitiness of some hops, but this was almost like a cider which I am not a fan of. Also quite sweet. madnorwegian (254) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Not a fan. One dimensional. Just sicky sweet malt. Barely any head. Don’t know how this beer is in the 85th percentile.