kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours murky amber with white ring. Weird spicy aroma - marzipan, clove and faint citrus. Smooth, nectar-like texture, no fizz. full body. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours an orange head with a good head. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
The arom ais fruitcake, brand, some cardboard & sherry and mild cooking spice. Not really unpleasant or uninviting, enjoyable really... but not especially "delicious" smelling.
The flavor has some sherry, vanilla, a good dosing of warming alcohol and some muted spice. The beer is not especially sweet and has some hints of nuttiness.
It’s funny to read the beginning of the description... "In this year’s edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples." drinking this I would have had no clue that either of these styles were what was intended.... which is of course kind of cool.
Didn’t do much for me, sort of flat, I think it was probably good younger but everything was sort of sweet and not that distinguishable. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy deep orange. Malty aroma with oxidation, honey, some fruitiness (a bit of orange peels)m some spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor, oxidized, honey-ish and spicy with some fruitiness, finishes spicy and alcoholic. Medium-bodied. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Cloudy orange pour with a fizzy white head. Lots of spicy and yeasty notes with lots of citrus as well. Flavor is lots of citrus and spice with a sweetness coming up at the end. Sticky sweetness lingers for a long time. Has a really nice tripel feel to it. Quite nice and still rather bubbly.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Huge thanks to Tim and Rachel. From Bottle, also on draft. Deep copper with a creamy white head. Aroma of yeasty spice, ginger, cinnamon and sweet caramel maltiness. Flavor is similar to aroma with notes of booze. Not too shabby. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
100th rating! From bottle and draft. Copper hazy draft hazier than bottle. Huge cinnamon spice aroma. Bottle smells better than draft. Honey cinnamon sweet. Draft more oxidized than bottle. Bottles taste really good still. Vanilla. jbruner (4740) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at Proof. Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with thin white lace and moderate lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, belgian esters, and booze. Taste is like a tart belgian tripel, boozey burn. Pretty good. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 25th, 2013 during day 1 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark orange orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light orange..
Taste: Orange, lemon, faint spices, light yeast and malt.
Summary: The last Vertical Epic of night 1! Not a bad beer, just some of the spices have kind of faded over the years.
Bomber bottle. Citrus and sweet nose. Small head and lacing. Sweet citrus taste. Predominant grapefruit. Some alcohol aftertaste. Beer is 5.5 years old so not sure what original taste was like. Supposed to be a Belgium style but not as good as some of my favorite Belgians.