mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
[3328-20100810] 250mL bottle. Old wort aroma with mild celery barrels. Hazy, dark orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. More wort and rusty steel in the flavour with a mild white cheese note. Medium body is a little oxidized. "Longest name ever" -- could be old, reminds me of a boozy faro.
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
(@ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)
2010-08-10. Hazy amber body with a small creamy beige head and light lace. 3+ Sweet flavour, malty core, sugars, touches of raisins and fruit. 7+ Sweet aroma, mild malt, sugary caramel notes, raisins, fruity touches. Signs of possible oxidation, but still enjoyable. Undated bottle has the look of being pretty old. Bottle at Delerium Cafe, Brussels
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2008
Bottled (BBE in 2006...). Coppery colour with mediumsized off-white head. Nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight yeast and quite sweet. Flavour is sweet fruits, mild spices, caramel malts and also quite much yeast. Quite sweet, but has aged quite well. Mild notes of alcohol as it warms up. JorisPPattyn (10002) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2007
Clear copper-amber beer; very good, off-white head, leaving lace. Very sweet biscuits, some caramel; oxydized as hell - no BBD mentioned. Sweet, oxydized, alcohol, some fusels, and sweet bread. Ugh - the emphasis on sweet. Grist slickness, ending in some burning MF. Another one that is aged where it shouldn’t have. footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12/29/04. 250ml. Belgianshop. Hazy amber with medium tan head. Malty, caramel yeasty aroma. Medium body with nice carbonation. Very malty bready taste with very little of that belgian yeasty taste. unique.
fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007
The bottle (from Delirium Café) seems quite old. Hazy amber color; creamy head. Aroma of malt, oxidized. Round mouthfeel; it really seems that the beer is not recent, but the ageing had some positive effect; malty flavor, with a good bitterness level, and traces of ripe apple. Very pleasant. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2007
25cL bottle, best before Oct. 13th, 2006, consumed on 3/1/07MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Ok, time for a story.
Once upon a time there were two bottles of La Hervoise and Cuvee des hauts voues. One set went to Rastacouere and was drunk fairly soon after receiving. Another set I kept in my fridge for about a year. My bottles were significantly more clean, less full of yeastiness and the flavors sound like they were less muddled overall. Really strange....I wonder if the long cold rest in the fridge just knocked out the yeast flavor? I do know that the othe rSilly beer I had fresh, with no refridgeration, Silly Cervoise, was yeasty, unpleasant and just overall full of yeast bi-product (unwanted). Whatever the case, it’s another victory for aging beers. And maybe more of a reason to put them in the fridge?? The head, retention and lacing were all nearly perfect on this beer. Distinct, special B and aromatic-like maltiness with raisins, cinnamon, orange zest and an elegant, oily pruniness. Great texture and carbonation level, soft and well-balanced, with no alcohol apparent. Delicious! Not incredibly complex, but very, very drinkable and flavorful. None of that nasty powderiness that you usually get from Silly beers.
Any first impressions?Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
-A troubled orange colour is embellished by a sturdy sheet of head.
-Figs, peaches, and mangos discuss within the yeast-laden caramel.
-Doughy yeast and caramel maltiness provide a simple flavor profile.
-The soft carbonation and lean maltiness don’t exactly quench or nourish, but they are valiant.
What if you dig deeper?
-There is no alcohol apparency, which is appreciated at this gravity.
-Unripe tomatoes worry with their acidic brush.
-The yeast is too prevalent for total palate comfort.
-This remains a decent amber ale, but nothing special overall.
Bottle; best before 13/10/2006.
Hazy light amber body is covered by a light white foam. Light caramel malts come out figs-like mostly, but also pairing with the obvious yeastiness to offer well fruited hints of pineapple, orange, mango, white grapes.. rather exotic blend. Kinda powdery in texture, medium bodied and well carbonated. Its palate feels quite juicy thanks to its fruity nature, but the yeast’s breadiness feels mostly stale and sweet. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(Bottle, best before 13/10/06) Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, toffee, and butter. Flavor of caramel malt, herbs, and mild hops with a soft mouthfeel.