auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle. Lot #3. Dancing plum, apple, and light pudding spice aroma. A soft wheat-y creaminess develops quickly and delivers a delicate and soft mix of toothy grain, minerals, pear, and brine. Its flavor profile instantly reminds me of Duvel and De Dolle, reaching those desired lofty heights of dried fig and fresh apple soft yeast quality. The champagne finish probably adds something, but I’m not sure its worth the price here. There’s also a hint of corn somewhere mid-palate that could be a sign of fatigue or adjuncts used to get the gravity produced. The meat of this experience is the quality of the fermentation and ingredients, which finishes with delectable juicy smack. Easily some of the better Belgian-style Ale I’ve had from a new-ish brewer in a long, long time.
madmitch76 (23979) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th November 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and airy with decent fine carbonation. Fluffy malts. Sweet floralness. Some champagne vibe, a nice crisp white wine thing. Modest fruits. Smooth finish. Very light for it’s abv and very drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (18474) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Hacobok Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 24/11/16.
Very lightly hazed golden with a decent off white cap.
Nose is pissy lemon whispers, champagne yeast, straw, soft bread.
Taste comprises pale malts, lemon drizzle cake, straw, yeast tinges, caramel, damp straw, citric rinds, light pissoi.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok offering ... drinks well below the stated ABV but also fails to deliver the depth such an ABV commands!
The_Osprey (7631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 2016 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Thanks Leighton! As ’Enlightenment No 1 Brut Bière De Champagne’, 11%. Hazy dark yellow, lightly sparkling, big foamy dense white head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is champagne and apples, woody, green apple. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, frothy. Taste is champagne, sour grapes, mouth drying, varnish, dusty dry finish. Very dry yet there is a sweet toffee vibe that comes up every so often. Very interesting to see what effect champagne yeast has on a beer – I would have sworn this had been aged in champagne barrels. There’s so much champagne character in this. (3.5)
Scopey (13800) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Leighton. It pours cloudy dirty gold with a thick white head. The aroma is sweet, tangy, white grape, bready malts, alcohol boost, spice, cereal and a touch of gooseberry. The taste is bitter - sweet, white grape, gooseberry, warming alcohol, sherbet, straw and candied citrus fruits. Medium - full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Works pretty well. Good fun!
mR_fr0g (10900) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a a frothy white head. Aroma is big spicy champagne yeast, dry, funk, straw, grassy. Interesting. Flavour is composed of semi. I sweet pale grains, champagne, Belgian yeast, brown sugars, apple. Little barrel. Palate is effervescent, flabby, spritzy. . A really interesting beer.
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a hazed golden color with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is big time winey with notes of white grapes and champagne. Taste is sweet and dry at he same time with fruity notes, caramel and dry champagne yeast, white grapes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice
Leighton (20170) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in MA. Light gusher. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds biscuit, yeast, doughy wheat, some white grape. Medium sweet flavour with bready sugars, light vanilla, hints of caramel, wheat bread. Medium to full bodied with massaging carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with more bread, some further vanilla, impressions of toffee, low bitterness, bread crust. Very nice.
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-12-27. Crisp dark golden yellow, nice white head. 3+ Aroma of sweet doughy bready pale malt, biscuity touches. Flavour is similar, sweet doughy pale malt, yeasty character. Dry moderately alcoholic finish. Medium bodied effervescent palate. Decent, mostly hits the target style but it’s overly sweet and just okay. 7/4/7/3/14+ Bottle from Boston Wine Exchange, Boston.
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[8014-20151227] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Meaty pepperoni and floral leafy aroma. Slightly hazy, golden orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Boozy sweet yeast and grassy malt flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)
Overheard: "I went deep with that one." ...
Reynolds314 (3407) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Went in expecting to hate this and i didnt at all. Aroma is apple joose, bread, pear, a bit musty, and lemon. Taste is moderate sweetness with pear apple and dough. Finishes lightly tart and dry. Nice thanksgiving sipper. Sad that the brewery is no more.