fidelis83 (2396) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012tapefuzz (469) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle dated B-09-09, September of 09 I would assume. Cloudy amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of stone fruit, dark fruit, husky grain, light caramel, some cereal and lots of bready yeast. Tastes like a big sweet barleywine up front, lots of toffee, sweet caramel, butterscotch, spice, dark fruit, soon after some hazelnut, earth, hints of sweet nectarine and other stone fruit, sweet salted fruit and caramel finish. Heavy, chewy bodey, light but slightly sharp carbonation and slightly dry finish. Good stuff, it doesn’t seem much like a Saison, but being 3 years old I am not alarmed.
11.2oz bottle. 2015. Pours reddish with a small white head. Aroma is raisins, spice, some toffee, and light plum. Taste is toffee, raisins, light berries, some toast, some sugar, yeast, and spice. Earthy yeast and an odd spiciness in the finish. Moderate bitterness, although it becomes more present as the beer warms. Light booziness on the tongue. Malty and bittersweet with just enough hop presence. Medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. carlom (46) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2017
Versione 2015 X mas, colore ambrato scuro, schiuma media poco persistente, al naso frutti rossi, ciliegia, e uvetta. Sapori di caramello, frutti canditi e vaniglia, inizio dolce che vira verso il secco, si percepiscono le note di alcol. Una birra decisa, con un bevuta non troppo avvolgente. basjansen14 (359) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Oranje kleurig bier met een kleine witte schuimkraag.
Aroma: moutig, zoet, abrikoos, wat alcohol.
Smaak: zoetig, mout, karamel, abrikoos, gist en wat alcohol.
Veel koolzuur. jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Pours dark gold or light copper. Sweet Belgian candy sugar aroma. Bit of figs, dried fruits, slight hops and wax. Lot’s going on. Tastes sweet, bitterness is strong, spicy and candy sugary. Lingering slight hop tingle. Good stuff.
TimE (5767) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2017
Hazy dirty caramel, sour, dark fruit, tons of cherries and apricot. Malty. Smooth. Warming. Good winter warmer.
Qnex (28) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2017
I drank the 2015 version on the begging of 2017 year. Brown-ish hazy color, small white head, soft carbonation. Aroma is sweet toffee with slight dried fruit traces. guzgorog (843) - FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017
Cuvée 2015. Magnifique robe rousse, fin col de mousse blanche. Nez complexe de candi, fruits murs (prune, raisin, fraise, pomme). Bouche sur la pomme, fraise, herbe, léger côté poivré, épices. L’alcool est bien chaleureux, maertume moyene, corps liquoreux, légère astringence. Très bonne bière, bien qu’un peu lassante sur la fin du verre... Rascainfierno (52) - MADRID, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
Es abrir la botella y empezar a oler pan, pasas, orejones, miel... en boca continua lo mismo... im-pre-sio-nismo... jejeje
BuckeyeBoy (7509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2017
On tap at Struise Brouwers @ The Old School pours out amber copper color topped with a small sand head. Nose is very nice pit fruit raisins light roast caramel toffee sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pit fruit rich malts and a nice sweet and booze heat combo. Shark_Pants (735) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2017
330ml bottle 2015 vintage. Pours clear red-amber with fizzy head that quickly disappears and steady streams of cascading bubbles. Fairly sweet aromas of toffee, plums, raisins, herbs and spices, some alcohol. The taste has an initial toffee and toasty maltiness, some stone fruit fruitiness, earthy yeast character, then it really dries out nicely and finishes with a firm spicy and herbal hop bitterness. Noticeable but not overwhelming booziness and alcohol sweetness. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, doesn’t drink as ’big’ as expected for a 10% ABV beer, but a good thing. Really good and, for me, much better than the barrel aged versions which come across somewhat muddy.