FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2012
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de)Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
7 Curious aroma - dare I say it but I’m getting more chocolate or cocoa than anything else.
4 Deep red, large tight beige head.
7 There’s certainly the sharp, or should I say spicy, aromatic aspects that you sometimes associate with wheat ales, hinting at what might call a sourness, but certainly not actually having sour acidity. Dusty cocoa in the retronasals too, some salmiakki or liquorice later, but as you swallow a nice rich breadiness comes through too.
4 Crisp carbonation atop an otherwise full and smooth palate. The finish starts off with a real bitter bite of hops, very good for a Belgian example of the style, I’d normally place this level of hopping in the Netherlands.
14 As it warmed (we took about 25 minutes to drink this), it became flat and started to give indications of some alcoholic content, but was never boozy. Damn fine ale, and probably the best, most drinkable, "wheat ale" I can remember rating so far. (Hvedegoop is a completely different type of beer, so may have scored more points, but wasn’t as drinkable in any quantity.)
bottle, amber coloured with foamy white head. Smell: ripe fruits, yeasty. Taste: strange yeasts, alcohol. Not my cup of tea. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Date: November 15, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, banana esters, sweet licorice
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, banana, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Pour is a muddy looking brown with almost no head. Aroma is a nice brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is a thick chocolate with some dark cherry and spice. After the swallow a little bready wheat and molasses are left. This was a different beer but very tasty. Another soild pick up from the bargan bin. olio (10265) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
33 cl bottle. Bottled 2010.
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Pours hazy amber colour with small head. Aroma of liquorice, berries, some smoke, nuts, notes of strawberry, distant notes of salmiac and anis. Flavour of smoky malts, caramel, toffee, liquorice, slight anis, yeast, salmiac and some very faint notes of wheat. The aroma reminds me of "Hopeatoffee" candy. Very interesting brew.
330 ml bottle.laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a white thick head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet berries such as strawberries, licorice and some alcohol. Flavour of strawberries, sweet malts, licorice, anis, alcohol and some caramel. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet toffee, somewhat bitter finish. Far from a wheat ale. This is a Belgian ale like the label says.
33 cl bottle vintage 2010 @ homenick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Somewhat weird aroma has lots of berries, raspberry and strawberry. Also some salmiac, licorice and hints of spices. Flavour is spicy with licorice, salmiac and hints of berries. The spices remind me of Jägermeister. More belgian than wheat ale, like the label says.
The aroma is malty and dry with some roasted elements but mostly just grain and a bit of hay. The appearance is amber brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a drinkable beer but not very enjoyable. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
its a interesting flavors of spices, almost a little like white pepper. dry beer flavor with medium malts and less than average hops. not great but drinkable all the way. deanso (10130) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 4, 2011
33cl bottle shared with friends.
Off white creamy head. Clear amber pour. This is not a wheat beer. It’s very nice though. More of barley wine or a triple. Nice