GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle at the RateBeer DC tasting. Clear golden amber with beige head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of malt, chocolate, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. solidfunk (9025) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Some florals and plenty of malt. Amber pour with ok head. Lots of residual booze. Oaky astringent finish. Bottle thanks to radagast. koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz bottle shared with Jason and Brian. The pour is a light ambery gold with a decent murky appearance. There is a tiny collar of white head and no lacing. The aroma smells like apple pie filling. There is a little cinnamon and some strong apple. There is a light malt and some light coriander. Maybe a light
Belgian malt and a nice yeast. The flavor is somewhat apple pie filling as well. There is a nice fruitiness and a good cinnamon to accompany the yeast and malt. It's really solid. The mouthfeel is good. There is a nice thickness and a good carbonation and a lingeringly malty appley finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
355ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty, malty and hoppy aroma, spicy, coriander, citrusy fruity, banana too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle drunk fresh back in 2007
drsordr (2743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Large frothy white head tops a very slightly-hazed deep golden-yellow body. Moderate retention.
Very dry wheat and spicy phenols in the nose are at odds with the acidic, strong fruit esters showing overripe peaches and apricots. A lot spice apparancey, but that’s pretty expected this young. Moderate strength of aroma, some sweetness certainly grows as it warms and the alcohol is quite rampant after a while.
The problems from the nose are of course manifested in the flavor. It’s very malty and sweet, yet extremely estery, phenolic and spicy. Quite a hot mess, as young Batch X000’s always are.
A second bottle, aged a year proves much more enjoyable, with some of the sweetness knocked down a notch. Very estery still, with less spice. The alcohol is still rather firm, however. Very authentic Belgian yeast is written all over this beer, there’s just way too much of it.
vertical tasting provided by alexsdad06. Bottle pour light copper. Nose sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Taste some peppery spice, hint of wheat, toffee malt, but mostly faded. Probably better fresh. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Probably faded a bit, but still solid. Murky orange pour, decent spices and some hops. Enjoyable but not where it was. Bacterial (3005) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Greg at The Hoff’s - slightly hazy amber pour. Malty and sweet nose. Sweet taste as well - easy to drink. Nice. BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle - thanks Greg! Slightly murky orange pour. Aroma has turned to vegetable soup. Smooth palate. Rich dark fruit taste. olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
12oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a very small white head. this held up pretty well. spicy belgian taste with a dried up fruit taste.