Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2010
A little hazy red/golden colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of malts, fruits, like citrus and grapes with wood. The taste is some dry bitter, fruity there are sweets woody notes and alcohol in the back. The aftertaste is bitter with wood and a little sweet. Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
750mL corked & caged bottle from Beer Cartel.
It must be said - this beer has majesty before even sampling - an amazing bottle, a placard full on info, an just amazing appearance before a deep copper body is presented.
Aroma exudes ripe fruits, dried fruits, burnt caramels, typical phenolic & esters!
Body is unbelivably strong but works so well - wow! dnicolaescu (2789) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
BOTTLE 75 CL. Clear red-brown, small head. Quite close to the original Prestige - both aroma and the taste have mild acetic notes, oxidized wine and enough malts to balance. A bit of alcohol just spices the things up. Very nice. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours an orange sort of mahogany color that swirls around and is topped with a white foamy head. Nose and taste are very similar. Lemon, alcohol, dryness, sweet brown sugar. Dry well-balanced sweet mouthfeel. Rubin77 (2742) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 29, 2016
F: not very big, off-white, quick gone but for such a beer it´s ok.
C: reddish to brownish, a little hazy.
A: red wine, oak barrel, hint of honey, vinous sour tones, caramel, sherry, hint of barnyard, berries, herbal spicy.
T: tartness of red wine, oak barrel, some earthy, light honey, dry vinous finish, wood, berries, light candy, medium body, lower carbonated, lingering sherry on the palate, interesting complex beer reminds me good lambics but this is even more complex as it ages in wine barrels, worth to try but at almost ambient temperature, 0,75l bottle from Delhaize bought in December 2015.
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2016
August 6, 2016 - bottle shared with Jake from AV3. Light brown pour with limited head and floating sediment. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, wood, spice, yeast and alcohol. ippopotamo36 (2627) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 17, 2015
0,75 bottle shared with markoijelena during a fantastic evening at Kulminator pub in Antwerp-Belgium. Thank you mortlach for the tip and many thanks to Dirk and Leen for being so attentive to our demanding requests :-) Pours amber clear with a decent white head. Nose is spirit, malty vinous notes. Mouth: slightly tart feel, sour in a way, light feel of liquor with a background of sugar. Nice one! DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 From Blaire at hamiltons just for complaining that hanssens cassis was flat, which was expected anyway...but blaire was drunk and a free beer was expected as well. Pours a hazed amber..the head stayed thin but full, thick around the edges, and of an off-white head. Nose of mushy apple, some sweetness, some high alcohol refineness, but not necessarily refined in of itself. Flavors packed more apple, caramel, yeasty sweetness...full bodied, boozy, and super clean and sexy. The apple notes are fresh and crisp...the alcohol is strong and always there...nice ale fo sho. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Medium brown, noticeable carbonation, decent pale head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, grape skins, caramel, dark fruits, hint of oak. Slightly slick mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Taste is raisins, wine barrel, orange peel, spices. A little boozy and vinous. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle @ Craig’s. Pours amber and with a haze. Sherbet, caramel, toffee salted caramel on the nose, slight carb in the mouth. Sherry desert wine taste and more of the same from the nose, really good.