Ungstrup (36889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A red beer with a huge beige head. The aroma is sweet with primariry notes of coriander, while the flavor is sweet with loads of alcohol, as well as lesser notes of caramel and spices. The spices gives it a very dry end.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a very pretty, warm amber with a small, rough head. Sweetish, caramelish nose. Full-bodied with lots of sweet caramel and some nutty accents. This is really closer to a Barley Wine in style. Tasted at the Oklahoma Beer tasting March 06 hosted by mjames and lilannie. 250306
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2003) Clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, floral, pine. Taste is candy sugar sweet, melon, caramel, floral/pine, finishing champagne. Fairly dry finish with alcohol warming. Medium-light body, surprising for a beer of such alcohol.
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. 2003 Vintage. Poured a medium orangish color with a larger sized off white head. Initial pours were clear and became hazy and cloudy as I got towards the bottom. Aromas of toasted nuts, wood, caramel, and some dark fruits. Very light oxidation but not detracting. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and some dark fruits. Tastes on the softer side. Alcohol well hidden with the body on the thinner side.
hopscotch (11020) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head.
The aroma is of caramel, orange blossom honey, fir and fresh rubber.
Nicely balanced flavor. The alcohol is decently concealed. Full-bodied with a thick, creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, sweet, then astringent and dry finish. Very nice!
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: April 21, 2001
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: clear amber, thin white head
Aroma: strong hop aroma
Flavor: rich malt with lots of hop flavor, very well balanced, no aparent alcohol for its 9.9%
Overall: a nw barley wine that’s not over the top
Date: November 06, 2008
Source: Ale Atlanta
hop character has all but died, caramel malt character is mostly dry, just slight sweetness comes in with a bit of stickyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-A foam circle looks down on the glowing maple gold.
-Fruity caramel and earthiness may have merged once, but are distant at this point.
-Overall flavors are mild, low in complexity, and sweetness is perhaps the only attainable pleasure for now.
-Mouthfeel is complacent, another sign of its unceremonious aging.
What if you dig deeper?
-Aroma and flavor are fragile, and don’t last long.
-Fruitiness reaches red currants, mild cherries, but cannot gather enough bulk to titillate.
-Alcohol is nicely hidden, barely heating the back of the mouthful.
-A wilted flower still draws emotion, but certainly not one near well-being.
Bottle; 2003 vintage.
3fourths (9315) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Ruby red hue. Mig malty nose. Smooth and syrupy on the tongue. Has a strong honey flavor, complimented by a slight apple/alcohol bite mid-drink. Finish is sticky, flavored like honey and lemom.
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2004. Clear amber-red with a nice off-white head. Rich toffee malt aroma with some spice. Vanilla flavors backed by malt and caramel. Easy drinking. This beer ended up reminding me of drinking a coke. It was sweet, lightly syrupy, and just got on the wrong wide of me. Maybe it’s better when it’s aged, but I could easily pass.
SudsMcDuff (8319) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, 2003 vintage .. . thanks Daniel .. . Pours a deep amber .. . medium to light foam .. . wet brown sugar, slight oxidation, and molasses .. . has held up well, only the mouthfeel has thinned out quite a bit but the flavour is nice .. . a treat to try this for sure! .. . .
Wow, a secret staircase! But what do you do if someone wants non-alcoholic beer?
You know, it’s never come up.