thewolf (12864) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
Hazy brown with an orange hue. Large, fine, frothy, off-white head. Fizzes away rather quickly, though. Aroma is nice, toffee, raisins, viniousness, yeast, some vanilla. Highish carbonation, wonderful oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lots of malts, rye, wheat, caramel, balanced viniousness. There is still some good fruitiness in here. A mix between pineapple and plums. This is more or less a Belgian Barley Wine. Good, but still a bit fresh. Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe, 31-10-2008] Huge impressive ever lasting head. Excellent display of lacework. Light cloudy amber color with particles in flow. Aroma of solid nutty, caramel and dusty floral notes in combination of yeast and fruit. Over the palate came warming alcohol, sweet profile of fruit, toasted malt, caramelized, hazelnuts, and walnuts. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Lingering warming alcoholic and nutty finish. BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2008
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from the brewery, complex brew, yet very heavy, cloudy, good head, good brew, more balanced than the regular Bush MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 12, 2008
750 ml bottle caged and corked. Hard to believe this only has 3 ratings. Poured amber with lots of floaties. Medium light beige head that was somewhat fizzy. Moderate alcohol aroma with yeast and a little fruit. Flavor is pretty alcoholic as well with yeast, fruit and a touch of bittering hops. Sweet at first getting more dry after the swallow. Slight medicinal. Good. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2008
Very lively carbonation to good, cream-coloured, collapsing head over hazy red-amber beer, UFO-riddled. Warm alcohol nose, cookies; slightly iodine-shellfish aroma, and very roasted, as a roasted cake, flambéed with brandy. Alcohol, honey, amber malts, almonds and old hazelnuts. More roasted bitterness (restrained) than hoppy, but no burnt notes, no Maillard. Slightly medicinal, estery notes, and especially dried apricot, especially retronasal. Very creamy MF, despite the beer being alleviated by the constant carbonation, much livelier than the filtered version.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2008
Overall: The creamy, yeasty MF and flavours completely change the data for this beer (brewery reps give an actual +1% ABV minimum), despite the apparent kinship.
At the KBW in Vichte (B). A hazy amber colored beer with a beige head. It disaprears rather quickly. The aroma is sweet malty and spicey. The taste is bittersweet, spicey and some nuts. RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2008
A very good beer.
Interesting beer. Sampled at the Bier Passion in Antwerp on June 20th. Pours darker than your tipical tripel with more pronounced sweet malt and less pronounced grass. That being said, the beer struck a nice balance and the alcohol was well hidden. Very nice beer.