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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three vintages to date:


2003 - 100 bottles

2006 - 100 bottles

2009 - 75 bottles

2014 - 110 bottles

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3.7
Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic with strong fruity notes - peaches being most dominant, but also noticeable hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol, as well as light notes of wood. The alcohol is also felt, it burns the mouth and throat.

3.7
madmitch76 (26440) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
6th May 2011
Bottle 41/100 from 2003. Clear amber beer, no head. Rich malty nose. Smooth palate, semi dry. Rich malt with strong dried fruits including cherry, orange and strawberry. Neutral finish. The alcohol is generally well hidden and is only slightly warming. Nice beer.

3.9
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006
(Bottle 18,7 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Extremely rich aromas - overripe fruits in particular. Very full-bodied with some heavy alcohol and vinous, sherryish notes. Hoppy finish. Delicate all right, but not overly sophisticated. 160206

3.5
Koelschtrinker (22078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, passende Karbonisierung. Minimaler Hopfen, stärker ist das helle Malz, das aber vergleichsweise wenig süß ist. Süffig, spritzig, alkoholischer Nachgeschmack mit würzigem Malz. /11/11/12/12/12

4.2
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Orange-amber. Still. Vibrant colour. Aroma is long on malts, plus vanilla, peach, pear, and a bit of alcohol. Smooth palate. Again with the long malts, toasted notes, peaches, hint of caramel. Quite sweet, with a little heat (the alcohol comes off a bit like alligator pepper). Unique and stylish.

3.6
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
18,5 cl bottle, from a trade with Maxxdaddy. Huge thanks! Somewhat hazy deep golden beer, no head. Malty nutty aroma, toffee, caramel, dark bread, brown sugar, grass, grapes, some alcohol, honey notes. Grape flavor, caramel, brown sugar, grass, hay, alcohol, apples, pear, nuts, vinous. Strong and seet of course, but still quite drinkable. Long sweetish finish with hay, apples, caramel and grapes.

4
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Bottle. 2014 vintage.Thanks to Jow, Pete and Jordan for chipping in. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked bread, caramel, sticky bready pine and bready malt - medium body.

3.4
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
A: The pour is golden orange in color with a mild chill haze. Really no head or carbonation to it at all. Not that this should come as a surprise. S: Smells slightly oxidized with a bit of a stale brown sugar note up front. Certainly sweet and malty as I had anticipated, but very minimal booze presence. Some fruits such as golden plums and raisins, and a floral honey character is also there. T: Quite the fruity flavor here. Light peaches to go along with the golden plum and raisin thing. Caramel, brown sugar, and mild alcohol which actually is a good thing (I think) in this beer. Mild honey characteristics on the palate as well. M: Not quite as full in body as I had anticipated. And while there is essentially no carbonation, it’s not syrupy, which is a plus. O: I was expecting this to just be disgustingly boozy, but it was actually nicely hidden (especially for 18%). A nice beer to try, but not amazing.

4.1
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle (number 74 of 75... I still have bottle number 75, muah ha ha) that I took to Dark Lord Day and shared with Kan, Josh, Mike, and a few others. Pours the same sticky clear orange that you can see through the clear bottle, with a medium white head. Sweet caramel, and almost a candy corn note. Almost smoky, very smooth, with some rich slow vanilla notes. Obviously a little warming alcohol on the finish, but still has a lot of finesse for an 18% beer. So incredibly smooth and well balanced that I foresee myself not trading or sharing the other bottle of it I have, and just slowly enjoying it in front of the fireplace all by myself sometime next winter. Note to self, get a fireplace before next winter.

4.2
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Big thanks to EDA for providing me this bottle (thrown in as an extra in a trade to boot!). 2004 vintage, bottle 58 of 100. Poured a darker and slightly hazy amber color with a very small sized head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, and somewhat musty. Tastes of green apples, caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol. Sweet with a green apple sourness to balance it out. Definite alcohol presence but not 18%. A definite sipping beer that I wish I had move of!


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