cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Dark brown color pours opaque and produces a fluffy light brown head. Hearty lacing surrounds the sides of the glass. Sweet, dark, fruit aroma containing raisins, cherries and even a hint of raspberry. Filling and enjoyable, high carbonation that’s prickly. The Belgian yeast characteristic really pulls through in the flavor combining the rich dark fruits with a sweet, dense malt backbone. Nicely crafted, very enjoyable. EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUN 24, 2009
Had at the Bierre Mondialle from the bottle as a taste only regret is not having a bottle in the cellar. Rich in malts with the contribution from the hops present but one had to search for it. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2009
750ml caged and corked bottle served in a tulip. Hazy brown pour with a thick head of tight, tan foam that lingered for a bit. A small amount of slippery lacing was left around the glass. The aroma included raisin, caramel, orange peel, spicy yeast, and also an underlying note of chocolate. The flavor had dark fruits, raisin, caramelized sugar, orange, red apple skins, and a hint of chocolate and honey. Medium to full-bodied with a moderate amount of prickly carbonation. Complex and quite drinkable. Nice beer. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle, 75cl corked, shared by the brewer. It’s a semi-clear, copper-colored beer with a nice-looking off-white to beige head. Dried fruits, a hint of roasted malts, citrusy hops and a tiny note of alcohol on the nose. Sweet, caramel flavor with dried fruits and a nice citrusy hoppyness. Good bitterness too. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Pleasant bitterness in the finish. I prefer Local 1 to this one, but it’s still a really good beer, dangerously easy to drink, and quite tasteful too. (090515) CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of fruit and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, alcohol, and honey, leading to a dry and spicy finish. Interesting. It was a little hard to drink though due to the carbonation. It burned a little.
Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Appearance: dark amber – light brown , clean with mid fine top.
Nose: Soft creamy character , some roasted darker malts , hoppy , slightly vinous.
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , clean feel of alcohol on sides. Malty ,yeasty feel. Fairly drinkable , velvety ale.
(750ml bottle) Slow but persistent gusher that eventually reveals a tan head atop a dark brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin/fig, caramel, some alcohol, light orange peel, yeast. Taste is sweet, raisin/fig/prune, caramel, some chocolate, orange, light molasses, honey. Alcohol present and warming, not off-putting. Medium-full body, some effervescence. Evocative of a Quad. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
[2203-20090530] Bottle. Mild fruity hops aroma with some graininess. Slightly hazy, dark wine red body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy fruity hop malt flavour. Medium body is boozy. Surprisingly bland.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2009
(from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo, NY; w/ jerc, others)
750 ml bottle, opens to a loud pop. Pours with a huge foamy off white head. Color of beer is a deep chestnut brown. Aroma of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, orange, honey sweet nose, flowers, pepper, clove and light fresh hops. Flavor of toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeast esters, nuts, fruity and peppery, orange and floral honey. Dry mouthfeel. nearbeer (5372) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 750 ml. Dark brown with a lasting half inch of creamy foam. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, yeasty bread dough and musty light fruit. Flavor is dark fruit and toffee with some light toast. Medium body is tingly and dryish.