ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013SVD (1949) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
Rated 3/31/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark reddish-brown color. The head is a two finger heavy cream shade. Retention starts off quickly, then seems to slow down as the bubbles in the head get smaller. Attractive lacing, too.
S: This has a LOT of caramel malt in it, with a slight candied tone thrown in there as well. But the more I whiff it, the more a grassy, lemony hop character comes through. Not bad.
T: Initially, this opens up very caramel-forward. Underlying all the caramel are hints of chocolate, and it finishes with some light Centennial hopping. The flavors here balance out too well - they seem to cancel out the interesting qualities they could have otherwise brought to the table. In other words, a typical amber ale.
M: Thereís too much sweetness on the palate, and itís too thickly textured. The lack of flavor and unctuous palate feel - combined with the slightly-too-strong carbonation - makes this one really difficult to drink.
O: This is the first offering from Speakeasy Iíve had, and Iím not impressed. Itís the poor drinkability combined with the dreadfully boring nature that kills it for me. Others will like this, I donít - like I said before, a typical amber ale.
It does improve once it warms up, at least.
Glass at 24 uurs van Maastricht 2017: Amber beer, small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus;. Taste is the same, some nuts. nice rumore (482) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 9, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours somehow hazy and dark red with fluffy brownish foam, fine. Aroma is an enjoyable mix of caramel, resinous, hazelnut, terrain. Body is medium-dense. Taste is sweet at first, with some bitterness coming up. Finish is not particularly long the_beergery (61) - - MAY 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Poured from a bottle, it appears hazy and unfiltered, with a deep amber coppery tone topped of with a very thin head of white froth, which dissipates quickly, leaving thin lacing, but reappears on swirling. Aroma is strongly caramel malt, together with hoppy notes of resin, florals and some fruit. Taste starts off lightly sweet, with notes of caramel, resin, florals and some fruit, then earthy undertones of bread, biscuit and dough, before finishing with bitter, though fairly abrupt. Carbonation feels quite lively, a bit too much for my taste, but strangely enough, it is paired with a rather thin and watery feel, especially towards the end. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2017
from the Barrel - hazy dark amber beer with a moderate head retention; aroma of prunes and caramel; light spicy; some malt sweetness and a late decent bitterness; aftertaste of marzipan, red fruits and spices, a bit earthy; light residual sweetness vinivini (2220) - Gomel, BELARUS - JAN 11, 2017
Deep amber, medium off-white head. Good lacing. Lots of honey malts, melon, tropical fruit. Light to medium body. Dryish on taste. Caramel, melon, vinous, medium grassy bitterness. Good
Gurthnar (5810) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2016
Tap at Zly casy. Buttery and slightly roasty. Not bad, but lacking in hoppiness in all respects and also struck by diacetyl. rusos (748) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2016
On tap, zlż časy. Amber colour, white head. Aroma hops, pine, caramel, molasses. Taste is caramel, piny hops, citrus fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Good one. MelvinKalksma (1506) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2016
AleMonger8 (3) - TAIWAN - DEC 4, 2016 does not count
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, bread and hops.
Turbid/opaque dark orange/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends sightly bitter and dry with bread and hops.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is way more outspoken than the taste, such a shame. Great appearance however and a good beer overall.
33cl bottle shared with 3 friends. Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Light bitterness. Easy drinking. Faathoven (104) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - NOV 28, 2016
It pours a lovely ruby color with a medium tan frothy head of nice persistence.
The aroma is caramel, light toffee, nice hoppiness (grapefruit, tangerine, red orange), some fruitness as well.
The flavour follows the nose, up front a really nice caramel and maltiness, almost fruity, then a citrus hop character that lingers for a while, a subtle toasty note in the end which is just perfect. Extremely balanced!
A very very dangerous beer, the alcohol content is wisely hidden and it goes down so easily. Soft carbonation, medium body with almost creamy mouthfeel. Just love it!