IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy dark mahogany with a large fizzy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of lemon peel, horse-blanket, cinnamon, and some caramel. Flavor is very complex, with some tart and dry notes starting first mixing with some sweet roasty caramel and a bit of toffee, with a touch of cinnamon spiciness. Touch of lemony citrus in there too. Not a single scrap of the 8% alcohol is present in the taste. A unique surprise. Bottle calls it an Abbey Dubbel, but doesn’t seem to fall into any particular classification. Very good.
TrefwoordPunk (1124) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy red, with a medium white head and a mildly yeasty and spicy aroma. The taste is slight swweet, with hints of cinnamon, fresh hops, citrus fruits, sweet malts and maybe a small bit of honey. A nice bitter and spicy finish. A nice beer
omhper (24781) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Bottled. </i> Hazy amber, small head. Fruit yand lightly yeasty, Medium bodied with notes of black currant, blueberries, burnt bread and sulphur. Dry and elegant with slight salty bitterness.
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. Aroma of lightly spiced prunes, treacle and alcohol. In mouth, a light dubbel with licorice, orange peels, coriander. A bit light but good. On tap at Ginger Man, NYC, May 30 2008, 9$ pint.
gnoff (10152) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, labelled 8.3 ABV. From Systembolaget, thanks to deft! BB 30 Sep 2010. Hazy dark brown to copper color, tan bubbly head. Spicy, fresh, sweet scent, a bit grassy. Spicy, stable, dry taste. Dry malty and spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. Medium low bitterness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out in ahazy brownish amber colour with a rich and fluffy white foam. Oily grassy hops in the aroma with notes of yeast, anise, mild pepper, coriander, dark bread and raisins. Medium to full-bodied with notes of yeast, wet grass, coriander, dades and raisins and toasted malts. Spicy crisp finish of coriander with minty and grassy undertones.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A well aged 2007 bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Deep bronze hue with a HUGE frothy head and excellent lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, earthy yeast, belgium candi sugar, apricot and pear esters, ginger and corriander, dry chocolate milk powder, and some mineral water. The taste is not nearly as complex, straight forward malty and sugary sweetness,over-ripened twangy (abit sour actually)fruits, and grainy background wrap up by a spent yeast overtone. Light handed bitterness upon the finish. The mouth feel is sprite and a tad medium-bodied. An okay brew but nothing to seek out.
finol (3337) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (temporary)
A light head. Fruity aroma. The taste is fruity and contains some liquorice
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewtopia sample...and I think I am finally done filling in all my ratings from one helluva festival! Cloudy amber pour. Whitish head. Nose is full of yeast, spices, caramel, cookie dough and syrup can be detected as well. Flavor is yeasty as hell, some spices are present and has some chocolate covered raisin flavor to be found. Pretty nice
Oakes (17132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, hazy, vibrant. Herbal, yeasty, caramelly nose. Light chocolate notes through the yeasty body. Full body. Good balance - a pleasant beer.