_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of dazz3. Pours very hazy amber with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a small sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, fruity and perfume like with sweet dark bread, orange peal, grapefruit juice, mango, resinous wood, marzipan, cherries in brandy, lemon juice, dark grapes, grass and hints of pine. Taste is sweet and slightly malty with sweet dark bread, cherries, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, red apples, marzipan, red wine and grass. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, slightly tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour and tart with biscuits, dark grapes, wood, sour cherries, crackers and grass. Quite tart which I think adds depth to this beer. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Dazz3. At the pretasting for USA comes to Skövde. Hazy deep golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Woody aroma, citrus, cork, cinnamon, grapes, earthy, spicy, cardamom, saffron, floral notes. Floral flavor, cinnamon, cardamom, hay, garlic, grapes, woody, earthy, grapefruit, some saffron. Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with big white. Smells sweet, abit chocolate malty and strawbarries. Tastes alcohol, dirt, strawbarry malty. gam (4037) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
Large creamy head misty amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas herbal notes caramel tamarind lemongrass alspice the flavours lemongrass tamarind tartness pepper wild ginger taste melon sweetness slight sourness the finish mainly spice and herb taste malt not that good Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small, fading head.
Noes shows sweet caramel, over-ripe bananas, faint unidentifiable spices, may some garlic.
Some sweet malt transfers through as a flavour, whilst the spices remain in the background, although they are a little more pronounced than in the aroma. some alcohol shows through, along with a metallic note.
Carbonation is a bit excessive.
vanvenlo (1910) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 25-Aug-12 (Slowbeer-on tap) - Rerated on 13-Dec-112 (Beer Deluxe on tap). Liked this a little more the 2nd time. Sweet Berry sherry and spice aroma. Cloudy deep brown-red colour, decent head and sheet lacing. Wine cherry strawberry mixed spice cinnamon sweet cara malt flavour. Balance of flavours dont seem to come together for me. Spicey wine light cherry malt and light mouthfeel finish and goes through to sweet tangy spice aftertaste. Not a bad thing for being different, but leans too much to a wine style for my liking. A light barley wine and quite a good try at something different. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Part of the Downtown LA Beer Crawl Italian Beer seminar led by Tomm Carroll. Big Curry and garlic note on the aroma but then really is mild tasting with no spice notes to be found. A deceptive beer unless the spice had faded more than it should have. I can see this as a real good food pairing beer. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Tap at sail and anchor
Advertised as sherry barrel aged
Feint nose of sugar and spices
Watery palate of vermoith and sherry
Awful yngwie (17178) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNAG-11. It pours and unclear, amber body and a small, off-white head. There’s a light touch of berries on the nose, with pale malts, a faint caramel touch, something herbal and peppery, and a little bit of wood. It’s fruity and malty on the palate, warming, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. Berry notes, pepper and resiny hops in the flavor. Some resiny hoppy bitterness towards the end. A nice and unusual beer. 111015 KyotoLefty (10611) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2012
750 from Tanakaya. Malty, spicy, lightly funky nose, chocolate, berries. Rather closed nose. Deep reddish brown, clear, with lace. Rich malty flavor, chocolate and caramel with spices: I notice something curry-like. Spices are not all that huge, though. Lightly fruity, cherry and orange. Nice balance, nice body, full but still light enough. Just lacking a little something to reach greatness. Opened up nicely as it warmed. A very pleasant and drinkable spice beer. Spice was stronger in the second pour, as it seems to collect in the bottom.