RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015 MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - MAY 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 8 months. Poured hazy burnt copper with a large, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of barnyard hay with green apples, sour dough, prunes, caramelized dates, allspice and light notes of powdered ginger. Flavor was a mild (pleasant) acidic bitterness with straw, caramel, dried pineapple, dry pears, figs, muscatels, allspice, white pepper and a woody finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a lightly acidic mouthfeel and a good length finish. Very well balanced Biere De Garde.
On tap at the durham. taste only. medium carb. pours clear medium brown with big head. Rich sweet up front, belgian yeast ester flavours and aromas. good. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Slightly spicy aroma. Dark ruby and amber colour, clear with reasonable head. Nice rich spice flavours throughout with a smooth finish. Heavy warming body with medium carbonation. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Dispensary Enoteca. Great, malty beer. Aromas of nuts and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Amber, with a frothy head. Muggus69 (2655) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2011
750mL skittle Champagne bottle
Ruby body, bit of haze, supports a sizeable fluffy white head.
Subdued aroma. Caramel, toasty/biscuity malts, hint of woody and earthy spices, some faint red fruit esters.
Carbonation is quite low, medium bodied.
Nice sweet malts on the body, good bit of caramel, biscuit and toasted nuts. Fruity esters with some nice cherry and raspberry undertones. Low bitterness on finish, hint of spice lingers.
Not a style i’ve come across much of, so it’s hard to know how to compare it. Certainly enjoy the malt character and sublties about the overall character of the beer. Spose a bit more carbonation would be nice to give it some texture, but it’s not bad overall. Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2011
Pours dark amber/ruby with a large head.
Nose shows nutty malt and lemon notes. Pretty faint, not much going on.
Similar nutty notes as a flavour right through to the finish. Also some solvent-like alcohol and hints of pear.
Nice moderate carbonation, body seems slightly watery though.
The nutty malt is lovely, but other than that this is somewhat plain.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dlau. Pours a dark brown with smallish tan coloured head. Aromas of sweet malt, some stone fruit and a touch of alcohol. Not too bad. Flavours are pretty much the same. Biscuity malt and some alcohol. Probably the best of their beers that I have had.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Harts pub. pours a dark amber, with a small head. caramel and chocolate and noticable alcohol burn on the finish. floydian1 (1478) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 20, 2010
750ml heavy-glassed bottle into tulip glass. Pours translucent amber-brown with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is dominated by the sweet toasted malts with hints of apples, plums and liquourice. Palate is rich and smooth with a medium body and carbonation and those sweet toasted malt flavours before finishing with a subtle sourness and a slightly burnt aftertaste of good duration. Overall very nice and well balanced but I thought it was a little pricy for a locally produced beer.
jonno (2877) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
Maybe I missed something but this didn’t go down well at all. Quite alcoholic without giving too much back in flavour. I referred to this a like rubbing alcohol and unfortunately that’s a very apt description. Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 3, 2010
Otway’s best beer? Probably, and a contender for Australia’s leading BdG. Lots of punch with a big malty, slightly roasted palate that is Belgian-ale esque. Some spice but not as much as the style would typically have. Tastes stronger than is sb 7% abv. Good beer.