artemb (1010) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
Look: orange, cloudy.
Aroma: apricote jam, toffee, quince jam.
Taste: moderate sweetness with light to moderate bitterness, light dried fruit sourness.
Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricotes, dried figs.
Good with balance on dried fruits sweetness.
Good. fkoolen (1216) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
500ml bottle, aged. Pours a cloudy light amber/orange colour, white foamy head. Nose is complex malty, grainy, ripe fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is malty, sweet and boozy but balanced, ripe fruits too, finish has a bitter edge. Lingering fruity sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body, oily palate, medium carbonation. dnicolaescu (2569) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
Sample 100 ml. Hazy amber-red, beige head. Big malty aroma, lots of ripe fruit, quince jam, alcohol-infused candies. The taste is not that extremely sweet, again malty and fruity, biscuit, light bitterness and just a hint of alcohol. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking body. sunstoneale (75) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
Complex aroma reminiscent of quince jam with hints of caramel, alcohol and some peated notes. Medium-thick body with a pleasant liquor-like texture. Taste rich with caramel malt, quince, apricot, some peated notes and alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Although rather sweet in overall it it’s not cloying and generally rather balanced. Very complex and amazing beer, definitely a favorite. Maersk (272) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
Dark amber color, no head. Murky. Aroma of quince jam. You can smell how thick is the body even. Mild alcohol in the taste. Jam disappears, Some ripe fruits and grapes. Finish is a bit rough, goes away quickly, but still leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Bill Becker (1040) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2012, best before end of 2015.
Initial pour shows a clear rust coloured brew sitting under an inch of foam; second pour and it gets distinctly cloudy. Bottle conditioned and all.
The first aroma I notice is that of orange citrus. Beyond that, there’s the usual nose of caramel malt with more semi sweet semi bitter notes of molasses.
Drinking this is pleasurable. Tastes like it smells with the addition of a bit of oxidation in the finish. Not unusual nor distracting.
Smooth mouthfeel with very little presence of the alcohol in the taste or smell.
I bought 5 editions of this curious beer, 2009-2010-2012-2014-2015. 09 was lovely, 10 not so much. I would buy this and the 09 again. ~US$10 each.
visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2016
50cl bottle (No# 01777 - probably from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo). Pours clear amber with a fairly modest off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with notes of honey, dried fruits and hints of citrus and alcohol. Sweet, smooth, quite complex and flavourful with some bitterness. Warming and quite nice although it’s not exactly my favourite style. tarmok (1433) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
clear amber liquid with yellowish head. aroma of sugar, red currant, mint. taste: heavy sweet med bitter, light sour, caramel, malts. med body, av carb, oily McDef85 (42) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
Molto complessa, sia agli aromi che in bocca. Tante sensazioni contrastanti che vanno perfettamente d’accordo. Alcolico pronunciato, dolce, caramello ma con gradevole amaro. TBone (17564) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottled 500ml (#29664)
3 years old bottle. Clear amber color, small white head. Toffee, malts, sherry in the nose. Medium-bodied. Dried fruits, a bit nutty, toffee, light alcohol, some oxidized notes. Even this is not so old, feels a bit past its prime. Somewhat simple without edges.