Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2017 Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an attractive copper color with orange highlights, good initial head fades away entirely. Aroma is richly malty, almost English in character, lots of caramel and a hint of toffee. Flavor is again malt focused, starting off caramel. A hint of apple fruit shows up on the mid palate, followed by a lovely bready finish. Hops provide just enough bitterness to keep the finish clean, with perhaps a hint of floral character. Really rather magnificent, the best of this style I have had in ages. Ommegang absolutely nailed this one. I really can’t imagine this style getting much better than this.
Very malty. Sweet clean tasty. Malt with a bit of off sourness. Very nice. Maltiness.
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Pours a hazy amber color. Aromas of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt(honey), alcohol tastes big. Dry finish and aftertaste. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at the "Post Beer Week Bottle Share" on 06/06/16. This brew pours a dark orange color with a medium thick white head that diminishes steadily to a film. The aroma consists of yeast, cloves and malt. Medium body with flavors of yeast, oak, grainy malt and mild floral hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall. blackflag321 (699) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Shared bomber cellared 3 years. Amber color, clear appearance with big head. Malty, caramel nose. Earthy, woody, malty, mellow. Enjoyed my first of this style. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, banana esters, cherry and caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with trappist-like yeast esters and dark fruit before a sweet finish.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, maple into some oak, wood, vanilla with a hint of yeasty spice, touch of earth and hints of grain. Taste was a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, red fruit, maple into some vanilla, touch of wood, oaky notes with a hint of spice, finishing sweet. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Dark ruddy amber. Low tight head. Sweat malt nose with a little cardboard unfortunately. Honey, dough, banana tastes. Thick syrup finish like maple syrup. Spice end. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Burnt raw umber color with a medium off white head, that diminishes quick. Yeasty , sweet syrupy nose. Thick, heavy yeast banana taste with a slight maple syrup aftertaste. robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Sweet with caramel, bread and oak. Dry, lasting woody hop finish. Perhaps some age will help, but it’s a little sweet, so slowrunner77 (12588) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Really dug the subtle yeast characteristics, and light maple and oak in this beer. Not as sweet as some of their recent seasonal offerings. Soft palate, mellow pleasantly malty and slightly sweet aftertaste. Really well crafted, just wish it was less $."