Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016 Gearz (77) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy coriander, Orange peel, Clove, Star anis
Similar to Strange Ghost.
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Reviewed from notes. Sampled side by side with the dark version at our DC tasting. Pours a ruddy orange in color with a small amount of off white head. Nose is comprised of must and some light oxidation. Tastes of indiscernible fruit (citrus?), spices, light funkiness, and finishes bitter. Light mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Awesome to find this bottle and be able to try it side by side with the dark. Both are showing their age a little, but I leaned toward liking the light a little more. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
750, corked and capped. Thanks, M! Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head. Sweet tangy nose, some caramel and maybe bits of coriander. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel and pencil shavings mid palate. Pencil shavings on the finish. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Side by side BBB Babillard dark and light. Thank you to Dunt and Stakem.
Hazy, dark yellow with a thin white cap. Lemon, funk, orange, citrus, rain water, basement. Unique, interesting and fun. Santé Dany et Fantôme. DenverLogan (1211) - LA, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
From a big corked bottle, at least 8 years old. Poured in a Scotch Silly tulip glass. Cork had a carbonation pop. Pours amber with head and lace. Aroma of tart and tropical fruit. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel...if not big!! Flavors of a slightly aged raspberry soda with some grains and very old hops. Add a touch of tart, wild strawberries & slight bitter roots. Overall amazing to hold up so well over time both in carbonation and taste. evergreen0199 (3323) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
I’ve had this bottle since 2001 and thought I’d check it out after 12 years ageing. A brilliant orange coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sour fruity aroma. Tastes slightly sour, citrus fruit, apples, zesty. This aged rather well, I have another bottle in the cupboard, might keep that for another 12 years.
Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2006 tasted in October 2008 thanks to Greg at Birreria Paradiso. Cloudy amber, thin pale head. Aroma of clove and orange. Smooth and mellow, like orange candy. Find this one and lay it down for a few years. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Richmond Gathering. Corked and capped 750, another gem The_Beer_God busted out. Hazy golden brown with a thin, yellowy head. Funky cheese and nuts, woody and a bit yeasty. Dry finish. Nice stuff! MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Courtesy of The_Beer_God at RB Richmond Gathering. Golden hazy with rocky moderatly persistent head. Carmel, honey and some cheese notes or top of some sour aromas. Sweet grainey malt with some alchohol warming then a peach/pear fruityness with a bit of carbonic bite from high carbonation. Very dry finish that ends with some alchohol warmth and peppery spiciness. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle - corked and capped. Amber pour. Small white head. Nose is funky, slightly sour with leather, bits of cheese, wood and sweat. Taste is more funky yeast notes, wood, overripe fruit, sweet malts, herbs and faint spice. Bubbly body with some dryness. Finish is more funky, yeast, light spice, mellow maltiness, wood and herbs. Again, afterwards, the sediment is shaken and poured into my glass. I get a hot chocolate looking appearance with green apples in the nose and a caramel covered green apple with the taste. Like before, this seems like a new beer once the sediment has been added.