pilsnerrogge (2933) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle:DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Pours deep golden with a slight haze. Head is quite weak. Big citrus aroma. Flavour has lots of citrus and a quite a lot of spices; cardamom seems to be the main spice. Quite sweet and chewy.
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. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Rating #5800! 1/12/13. 22oz bottle thanks to Homer321! Hazed amber orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts to a small ring and laces mildly. Plenty of oxidation in the aroma, that papery aspect that always reminds me personally of a weird mintiness. Also hints of fruitiness, yeast, and very light spice. Oxidized flavor, orange peel, paper, mint, caramel, etc. Glad to try this one, but the age is definitely showing. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Looks great,smells great, tastes like shit. The nose was very complex, but the flavor was one dimensional...Alcohol, grain alcohol and nothing else.
Marks for appearance and nose, but not much else bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Of the epics not good. Poured a goldenish color small head. Aroma was of ginger and cinnamon. Flavor was much the same, cinnamon was just way to overwelming to me. Just a plain mess.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
This was an interesting, but very stange beer. I have never tasted anything like this... aroma was of spices and I picked up some mint, smoke, and some kind of cooked bean. the beer poured a deep gold with an orange hue with a head that quickly diminished to just a ring around the glass. Flavor is too sweet for style, and didn’t make for too enjoyable of a drink, espcially with the cooked bean aroma being one of the tastes that hit that back of your tongue as well. Palate was full. Overall this was not a beer I enjoyed, but one that intrigued and confused me from start to finish. mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
22 oz. bottle (from Liquor Barn in Louisville, KY) served in a shaker- poured a transparent yellow with a tint of orange color, aroma of faded pepper and a hot mess. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt just tastes old straight up, some pepper in the middle, finish is meh. Not that great. DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
22 ounce bottle purchased for $4.99 at the Davis Food Co-Op. I dont understand why some places jack the price up to $6-$7...Aroma has some yeasty, fruity, esters with some banana aromas. A little bit of ethanol is also detected in the nose. Some light honey notes are there, too. Transparent, filtered golden-orange hued body with a VERY quickly dissipating fizzy yellowish head. Still, with no lacing. Looks like mead. A weird peppery astringency to start, which becomes very oily, chewy, and caramelly. Kind of burnt to finish with a little ethanol present. This is really oily and quite weird. Not very enjoyable. Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, malt syrup), with notes of lavender, candy sugar, bubble gum, canned pineapple, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Not a particularly good "epic" this year, and probably my least favorite of all of them...more than anything so far, it seems like a complete mess with no direction. A very unfocused, muddled aroma that seems confused by its over-spicing. Cloying syrupy-sweet flavor balance that just doesn’t have the acidity or bitterness to make it drinkable. This already seems kind of limp and canned-pineapple odored like an old Belgian beer past its prime, so I’m very skeptical about how well it will age. I’m a little shocked at my score, but it really was that unpleasant. Not flawed as in off-aromas or an unclean aftertaste...it just was very difficult to find anything enjoyable about it. skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. Aroma is pure ginger with some citric background. Clear, copper-golden coloured with no head. Taste is sweet with loads of ginger, some citrus. Not even one hint of a saison or a triple. How can they make this up?