mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Hazy brown with a thick fluffy head. Fruity aroma. Some raisin, some prune, and very interesting. Very subtle in alcohol, you don't even know the alcohol is there. Very rich and malty. Very balanced. Very nice brew. Really enjoyed it. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Just came into Ramsey Liquors. Pours hazy brown. Thick fluffy head. Very fruity aroma. Can smell some malt/carmel and a mix of raisin and prune. All uphill from there. Very rich malty flavor and fruity. Reminded me of prune and raisin, but a whole lot more. @ 8%, it drinks like a thirst quenching gatoraid, making your palate crave for more and salavate. You don't even think of it as an alcoholic beverage. Absolutely outstanding. Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark amber with a nice but not fully stable head. Fresh caramel-like nose. Some "ambrées" are a bit sharp in their bitterness, but tjhis one has a slightly sweet caramel-like touch and comes with added candi sugar. Lovely spicy and very potent. Unique and a wonderful surprise - and great looking in it’s slim, elegant swing top bottle. 151199 Grzesiek79 (4316) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Dobre piwo z karmelowymi smakami. Alkohol w piwie jest rozgrzeawający, bez posmaku etanolu. Piana spora, mocne wysycenie, czerwonawe odcienie. Finisz rozgrzewający i trochę alkoholowy. Na zimę piwo w sam raz BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
[Sampled in 2005 in Lundeborg bought at Rob in Hesselager.]
A bomb in the party. Lots of notes such as spices, yeast, dried fruits and with a soft, acidity palate. Also notes of something rouge! Really great!!!
ha1ag (919) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2009
Bottled deom Carrefour in Liege. Very dark amber color with thick foamy head and nicely layered lacing ! Visual is perfect. Nose taste like caramel. Aroma is spicy and some hops covered by caramel and candi sugar. Flavour is hoppy followed by intense bitters. Very complex nice beer! lbianchi66 (416) - FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. La mousse se forme et tient bien.
Saveurs de caramel bien marquées. On sent bien les fruits jaunes.
Longue en bouche.
Une bonne ambrée. tderoeck (9978) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
12/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-14)
Note: so, appears I have already reviewed this one. I’ve come to a point where I’ll be needing a permanent connection to the web, to keep track of my previous ratings. Anyways, they were purchased at the same moment, so this is the review for the aged version.
Dark amber coloured cloudy beer, creamy off-white head. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, some dairy, yeast. MF: nice carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, full malts, hops, fruity, toasted malts. Aftertaste: some citrus, hops, caramel.
May 2010 - 33cl bottle at home
Pours a cloudy orange beer, the bottle was a gusher. Rocky white head that disappears quickly (possibly due to the gusher effect). Aroma is caramel sweetness, ripe fruits, a little citrus. Full body and round palate. Malty and spicy (koriander?) in flavour, a little alcohol sweetness that ends bitter. Aftertaste is acidic to bitter, which works very thirst quenching.
Ar: 8, Ap: 4, T: 7, P: 4, O: 15, Total: 3.8
The aroma is an eye opener. It’s one of those "what the fuck is that familiar smell aroma." I never figured it out. Cherry, wood, candy sugar and caramel.
Quite a bit of sugars in this one. Very sweet. Chocolate, caramel, sugars and a large amount of fruitiness. DocLock (10731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Turbid dark straw pour with malt, hopcit, toffee aroma. Well hidden alcohol and a malty, ery hopcity finish. Very complex, with caramels and fruits coming out more pronounced as it warmed. Fantastic.