zvsn (2157) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange amber color. Smell of candy, yeast and fruity esters. Sweet sugary flavors of honey, candy and alcohol. Medium-bodied, sticky, quite hard to drink. tomer (3564) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2015
At a tasting, small bubbly head, cloudy rusty orange to very light brown color, honey and wax aroma with some candy in the back, flavor of manure and a strange spiciness with some dried fruits in the back as the beers warms up, very sweet and alcoholic. Over the top, almost undrinkable. DSG (14883) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange. Aroma of cardboard, fruitiness, a bit of honey. Sweet flavor with honey, cardboard, fruitiness, and a bit of alcohol in a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. luttonm (6448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
750ml in Peja, Kosovo. So great, Alberto! Rosy bright red, thick soapy foam. Great bright aroma. Finishes darker caramel than expected. Some alcohol richness. Some smokiness to malts too. Dry finish. Really lovely. mansquito (6488) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Owl Farm, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is dark fruit, earthiness, a little bit of alcohol, and some yeast. Taste is a little bit sweet. Plenty of fruitiness and earthiness. It is more subdued than one might have expected. That said it was good.
Bill Becker (1063) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 20, 2014
A loud pop when I popped the cap, which has a curious plastic cylinder thingy attached to it. Hazy copper coloured with plenty of sediment floating around.
The smell is big on toasted malt with side notes of Belgian yeast and some conglomerate of spices.
The taste is spicy, again, not easy to distinguish which, with toasted malt, Belgian yeast...maybe that spice is or at least reminds me of rye. No mention of rye in the beer’s description but that won’t stop me from mentioning it. This also has a dankness and earthiness to it. And the finish? I get light fruity tones that make it on the dry side.
Okay, this beer really has me befuddled; I’m now getting hints of horse blanket as it warms up and you probably know what that would suggest. Overall, I’d say smell wins over taste.
This is weird and I will just have to let the cards fall where they may. If you see bottles of it, give it a go.
ippopotamo36 (2412) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 11, 2014
On tap at the King Arthur pub in Rome-Italy. Pours a great hazy amber/copper colour, off white head which leaves lacing and drafts. Nose: dry fruit, hint of caramel, fresh candy sugar. Mouth: medium carbonation, round sweetness, molasses. Very balanced and refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Buongiorgio00 (934) - - NOV 16, 2014
Ottima belgian strong ale, caratterizzata da un gusto ricco e intenso, note di nocciola, castagna, frutta scura e caramello. Il tutto sostenuto da un corpo di grande spessore. MarcoGori (10) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2014
Belgian strong ale abbastanza classica, adatta ad accompagnare cibi dal gusto deciso, sul finale si rivela un po’ più amara Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Alla spina. Limpido color ambrato-ramato con soffice cappello di saponosa schiuma beige. Aroma delicatamente fruttato e leggermente acidulo con sentori vinosi di albicocca e toffee; gusto dolciastro con spiccate note di frutta passita e altre più deboli di zucchero caramellato. Corpo medio, abv ben mascherato, effervescenza gentile, struttura leggermente oleosa.