nickel (1265) - UKRAINE - FEB 17, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Aroma: malt, touch of coriander and hops.
Taste: malt, notes of yeast and dry fruits. Slightly tart. Bittersweet aftertaste vcsa (83) - - FEB 3, 2018
Appearance: Pours hazy yellow to golden with creamy white head, with decent lacing.
Aroma: Distinct smell of pepper, anise and herbs, with citrus fruits, malt, hops and yeast notes.
Taste: Moderate hops, citrus fruits, sweet malt and caramel, with spice and yeast. Quite sweet, moderate bitter, alcohol only shown as slight burning when swallowing. Warming fruity spicy herbral alcoholic finish, lingering.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, creamy and smooth, soft carbonated.
Overall: Heavy sweet do balance the strong alcohol and herbral bitterness, on the other hand made it a bit cloying inevitablely. The herbs added furthered the complexity.
12/20 koleminer20 (4267) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2018
From notes. 750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 on January 01. 2015 vintage. The pour is a nice darker amber color with a lighter tan head, and a good bit of sediment floating throughout. The aroma is interesting. There is a strong tropical fruitiness and a floral yeast up front with a bit of bubblegum and a heavy spicy clove. This is coming off like a tripel, and I’m less than excited. The flavor is a little better. The floral yeastiness and tropical fruitiness come through nicely and the clove fades a little. The caramel and a light spiciness finish off. The mouth feel is medium bodied with a crisper carbonation and a lingeringly floral and fruity finish. This is an interesting one. 6 4 7 4 14 azzurro (547) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2018
From the LCBO, 'Jaargang 2017', closest description to my drink. Selected this one for my 500th, quite the personal milestone. Looking forward to more great beers. kingaugusta (308) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Pours near clear golden with a moderate white head and good lacing. Nose is slightly tart fruits, coriander, a little alcohol and just a touch of european hops. Flavor pushes from dry to a burst of well accented Belgian malts and light spices, all of it very well balanced and tasty. Finish is sweet and sticky. Very good and drinkable.
ebone1988 (2301) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2018
2015 vintage. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is tropical fruit, floral, yeast, booze, caramel, bubblegum, nice. Appearance is amber, light tan head, unfiltered. Taste is floral, caramel, yeast, tropical fruit, some spice, ester, dry. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, super floral sweet tropical fruit spice aftertaste. Overall, the blauw is better but this is still good. BrewWhatIWant (324) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2017
Pours slightly hazy gold with a decent white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is malt and apples. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with a dry finish. There are notes of malt, vanilla, apples, and coriander. Light-medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. It’s a good beer with no hint of alcohol and delicate flavours. carlom (124) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2017
Colore dorato, schiuma media poco persistente. Aromi di malto, lievito e miele. All'assaggio note di arancia, miele e spezie. Corpo medio, carattere dolce e finale lungo leggermente secco. Un birra molto beverina nonostante la gradazione alcolica, pulita ed equilibrata in cui le note zuccherine si fanno sentire. Erzengel (9913) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2017
Tasting @ Koelschtrinker, 2016er. Sweetish sticky beginning. Intense malty, plums, red fruit. Malty sticky finish, very dry with bitter hints. Nice and deep, a bit sticky, alcoholic parts. Nice. Tranquillity (2614) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottled. The body is hazy yellow with a large white head. The aroma has some fruits and marmalade. The taste is great. Cognac with pear wine. Lovely.