PhillyCraft (7584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2017 hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened up 1/3/12; never rated this one when I had picked it up back in 2010. Pours very still with just a few fine bubbles and no head. Color is opaque toasted / golden brown. Very nice aroma of orange, bubblegum, lemon zest, white grape and pear. Really smothered with light fruits and the chamomile. Flavor is killer, I’m not sure if this is from some mellowing time in the bottle or if it was always this good. Fruity up front with grape tartness fading in and out and a nice dry grassy finish. Super-refreshing especially for a 9.5% beer. Probably one my favorite VE’s in the series. I bet this was the shit when it was fresh...
Backlog, Bottle from Capones, pours a orange color with a 2-3 finger head. Lasting lace. Aromas and flavor were dark fruit, belgian yeast and candy sugar, fig, vanilla, cocoa, and flowers. Lots of sweet malts in the nose and flavor. Alright but preferred the 09 version. Beerhunter111 (21775) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2017
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A clear deep golden beer with a small white head. Aroma of strong pale malt, some apples, grains, belgian yeast. Taste of strong pale malt, riped pale fruits, some apples, dry malty finish. Erzengel (9079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2017
Intense fruity thick rich nose. The beer starts sweetish and rich. Sourish hints, not too deep. Sessionable and a bit alcoholic. Fresh smooth, slightly sourish. The aftertaste is round and refreshing, dry honey, not too deep in body. The winey hints are there, but not too intense, the grain is in the foreground. nickd717 (4772) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle, finally rating this. Clear golden copper color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, Belgian yeast, notes of honey and muscat, floral notes. The flavor has a nice sugar/honey/muscat sweetness with a yeasty finish. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation. Pretty good for the series. kyzr (1590) - Montana, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Clear copper pour with a white head. Nice nose of fruits, red grapes, hints of spice and peaches. Flavor of fruits with spice on the finish.
bubblehouse (1561) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Is a really good and intense ale. By the time we had this is was 6 years old and held up. Hoprider (716) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Pours almost clear golden with very little foam N: grapey. Sweet grapes. This is like sauternes if it wasn’t for the light spicy yeast character T: the taste is wonderfully winey and sweet. Gewürstraminer or something. Only getting lightly drying in the aftertaste. Funny stuff. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear copper of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, sweets, grapes, spice and peaches. A flavor fruits, sweets, exotic fruits and spice.DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didn’t happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Short head falls quickly.
4.0 S: Nice nose on this. Herbal camomille backbone. Vinous white grapiness. Super peppery. Smells like a more than solid saison.
3.5 T: Like the nose, but less depth. Still quite nice though. Lots of pepper with plenty of overall spiciness. White vinous grape, oak, and vanilla. Maybe a touch of banana.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation.
3.5 D: Not bad.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 17, 2015 jandd1983 (4444) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured a cloudy copper color with a tan head. The aroma was fruity and malty. The taste was of biscuit, grass, grape, spice and a hint of bubblegum. Tasty.