Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Found this on clearance at my local Binny’s. Date says 2009. Pours a very deep toffee color with a low, filmy off-white head. Aroma has a lot of sweetness with a large amount of toffee, molasses, brown sugar, light earthy hops, a touch of toasted maltiness at the very end. Flavor starts off with a very sweet brown sugary taste, mild toffee middle, a touch of chocolate and finishes with a smooth molasses, light raisin and light wood flavor. Body starts off thin but the high carbonation rate and very dry , sugary feeling at the end help to compensate for the water start. Overall not bad. The wheat is lost in my opinion in both the flavor and body. The yeast used can be tasted a bit in the beer now as it’s aged. Sweet notes are nice as they aren’t over the top and are balanced well with the malts used in the grain bill. omhper (25546) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
Bottled. Hazy coppercolour with small head. Aroma of marzipan and herbs. Sweetish with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel and minty herbs. Low bitterness. Rich and mellow. Quite lovely! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2009 bottle: Smells and tastes like it with cardboard oxidization and tepid faded bittering hops. Some rich figs, prunes, and dried dark cherries. Hint of anise and chocolate. Meh is all there is left to say about this. mike_77 (7022) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
This has a strange herbal aroma. The flavour has some elements of sweet & sour boiled sweets. Strange mix. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, slight sourness and dried fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet, light sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours to a deep reddish tinted brown body with a very thin off-white head. The flavor is deeply malted wheat. Nutty wheat germ. Sweet milk chocolate truffles. Almost reminiscent of the Bell’s wheat series. Toasted wheat sprouts. Some light dubbel-ish yeasts. The aroma is dark wheat and cocoa powder with some dunkelweiss components. The palate is medium bodied and coating. Sticks around but isn’t sticky syrupy sweet. Pinball (12231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
clear amber, smooth light brown head.
aroma is slightly wheaty, slightly sourish, caramelly.mild syruppy.
flavor is caramelly, very dry dried fruit, faint banana, wheat, Good bitterness, a very nice dry , caramelly, slightly fruity beer. Very unusual flavor for a wheat beer. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 16/IV/2012 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - 2010 vintage (stamp) (2012-382) skortila (5966) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
Cloudy deep brown to purple beer, lots of light brown sediment floating around under a big creamy beige head, stable and a bit adhesive. Aroma: rum raisins, red wine, ripe red fruits, strawberry jam, pretty sweet, thick black apple and pear syrup (sirop de Liège). MF: low to no carbon, full body, thick syrupy texture, yet not cloying. Taste: dried figs and prunes, some citrus, red berries, milk chocolate, molasses, liquorish, aniseed. Aftertaste: rotten fruits, bit of unpleasant bitterness, spices (aniseed), caramel and banana toffee. Quite some alcohol warming the throat.
Bottle from 2010. The aroma has fruity sweetness, some dried fruits, maltiness. Hazy, red-brown coloured beer with a big, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel, light toast, fruitiness, some dusty yeast. Well bodied. Quite a nice one. Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2012
Clear red brown colour, firm fluffy beige head. Aroma of liquorice, bay leaves (laurierdrop), cacao, rooibos, slight malts. Light sour tones. Dry flavour, rooibos and dusty elderberry, bitter cacoa, quite spicy. Light but pronounced hops in the background. Quite nice actually.
(From -old- 33cL bottle, shared @ the brewery)