sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2006
(Bottled) Muddy dark brown with a small but lasting head (did burst out of the bottle, too). Dark-malty, somewhat earthy aroma with some dried fruit and an inch of sourness. Sourish-malty, ashy and "experimental" flavor. Slightly salty ashtray finish. Not very clean, but remains on the more pleasant side. Medium-bodied, a bit thin palate with medium carbonation. Hides the ABV well. Interesting, but not excellent by any means. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2006
Vintage 2005; Dark amber coloured, large off white head. sweet aroma, some dryed fruit, prums and date, some strange aroma of honey, at the edge of being skunky. Taste is light bitter, with carbonation. Finish is dry astringent, and a little salty. Strange beer. turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2006
[non-vintage]sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
Pours reddish brown with a very sparkling head. Very cloudy. Sweet aroma, lovely yeasty and sweet flavour. Very good.
[Not vintage] Pours brown with an off-white head. Very (too) sweet. Bready. Seamed to old but clearly wasn´t. Aromas of cheese(?), yeast and alcohol. Bitter and sweet finish. Got A BIT better when it got some airing in the glass. Ungstrup (37561) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
[Vintage 2003 - sampled December 2005] A deep red beer with lots of sediment floating around and with a nice thick light brown head. The aroma is sweet spicy and berry - I pick out cowberries and black currant as well as some wood and yeast, and hints of alcohol. The flavor is sweet but well balanced with a fruity acidity like red currants - a lovely mixture. The flavor also contains notes of wood and yeast, and the alcohol cannot be tasted, but hides in the background and gives You the warmth on a cold winters night.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2005
a sim rate: (bottle from Bier Circus, Croydon)
One of the best aromas I’ve smelt in a long time... mostly liquorice. Thick palate. Red wine and sweet honey taste. Beautiful hazel-red colour. Plum in the aftertaste. I always keep the very last bit as a honey shot right at the end. I poured it in and it looks like solid mud!! It’s almost not even liquid. Sediment would be a completely different rate on its own. Pure honey. Absolutely glorious! madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
Bottled: Reddish/orange coloured. Unclear. LIght brown dense head. Is sweet and fruity in the nose. Some yeast notes. Flavour is full of fruits and berries. Very sweet and yeasty. Light spice notes. Is medium bodied and ends on a fruity note. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2005
Orange brown beer with lots of sediments and a thin off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a light yeastyness. Very sweet flavor, lots of berries, light yeasty and a dry finish. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Dark reddish beer, huge head. Somewhat fruity, notes of juniper berries. Finish is syrupy and yeasty. A bit too sticky and yeasty for my taste. Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2005
2002 vintage, Belgium, May 2005.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is murky medium brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cherry and sherry.
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Don’t recall where this was had, perhaps in Oostende. Would’ve probably prefered a fresher bottle.