Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
0471272013 Ma che siete venuti a fà (330ml bottle). Ambrata scarica, abbastanza limpida, morbida schiuma pannosa, abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori fruttati e di zucchero candito, mandorle e frutta rossa (ciliegie). In bocca l’alcol si sente parecchio, l’attacco è dolce, sul finale vira verso un leggero acidulo, complessa e appagante. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Non male! La versione Reserva ha qualcosa in più. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2013
Mild cover misty orange amber pour medium carbonation aromas spice vanilla cinnamon clove doughy nutmeg woody dried fruit gingerbread sugar the flavours brandy brown sugar gingerbread caramel cinnamon doughy taste vanilla dried fruits orage peel aniseed the finish good for the style nice and edible like doughy spicy alcohol taste very nice on palate Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2013
A: Dried fruit, malt, cherry, some hops. A: red-amber T: very sweet with some sour and bitterness P: Fb-flat. O: 17/20 Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 16, 2013
Following the style playbook. All about malts, spice and cinammon. A good drink for a northern hemisphere Christmas I’m tipping. Light touch in the back palate, surprisingly so given the abv of 10.2%. Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
Gradino sotto la reserva, ma soo un gradino. E’ una birra spettacolare, belga fino al midollo!
mkel07 (5980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at Tippler’s Tap. A big ballsy Belgian strong ale with a mouth numbing alcohol content that sends an alcohol burn down your throat - in a good way. Packed full of spiced fruit aromas and flavours. This s a beer that needs to be sipped and appreciated. Light amber colour with a sticky residue of ace left on the glass. The Italians certainly know their beer. hawthorne00 (3951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Hazy golden amber with a finger of cream head. Aroma of boiled oranges, earth, sweet black tea. Heavy but just creamy mouthfeel, low but useful carbonation. Rich macerated dried stone fruits, some light citrus and spice (cloves, some pepper) notes. Enough bitterness and leaning towards dry at the end such that the richness doesn’t overstay. Oranges - sweet and mouldering - linger. Not really my sort of thing, but lovely texture and balance appeal. Rune (12790) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
330ml bottle, lotto 349-10, bought in March 2012 at Johnny Off License (Via Veio), in Roma and kept in my cellar for drinking pleasure this Christmas. Pours a firm off-white head and a near-clear, amber coloured body. Sediments to the last pour. No lacing. Aroma of dusty hops and fresh, sweet fruits. Earthy malts, dry lemon and overall a candy sweet fruity taste profile softened by spices and partially offset by bittersweet oranges to the finish. Warming and velvety mouthfeel. Mostly integrated alcohol. Nice, however, too sweet for a higher score (Saturday eve at home, Tromsø 29.12.2012). Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - NOV 27, 2012
Buona ma non una delle mie favorite di extraomnes. Brutta ambrata e sporca, poca schiuma e poco persistente, uniche note negative, gran aroma sapore di canditi e frutta cotta! Alcolica ma alcol mascheratissimo retrogusto persistente. tongaking (23) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma Belgian hops sweet malts on the palate, a very nice beer.