PhillyCraft (7231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016 csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle dated 6 Jan 2006 and served in a NB snifter. Aroma of light fruits (pears, apples), yeast, vanilla, and alcohol along with a pepper-like spiciness. Pours hazy gold, with reddish tints, and an active two fingered head. Taste is light fruits, mild wood/earth, vanilla, candi sugar and light citrus followed by a rush of pepper, spiciness, light banana, and alcohol. Soft mouthfeel, warming alcohol. A nice beer, a sort of velvet hammer.
BB log, Bottle from Canals Mt Ephraim, pours a murky golden copper shade with a decent sized head and alright lacing. Smell and taste are candy sugar, coriander, nutmeg, belgian fruit: plum, apples, and pear. Some honey and green pepper as it warms up a bit. Too much alcohol bite on this one Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger de pommes et de poires, notes de bananes et de pêches), épicé (clou de girofle, coriandre et poivre), malté de caramel doux, léger de sucre bonbon avec des notes de houblon floral ainsi que de très douces effluves d’alcool doux. Rondeur moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement plutôt élevé et une texture légèrement sirupeuse. Goût de levures assez fruitées (agrumes et leur zeste, pommes vertes, léger de poires et de bananes) et assez épicé picotant (poivre, de clou de girofle et de coriandre) lors de l’entrée auquel se rajoute une goût malté de caramel doux (léger de pain) aux notes de sucre bonbon et finalement une moyenne amertume de levures, d’alcool doux (réchauffant) et de houblon floral sec vient se rajouter au tout avec une petite présence herbeuse et de clou de girofle. Arrière-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyennement amer de levures, d’alcool doux et de houblon floral avec une légère aigreur fruitée (zeste d,agrumes, notes de peau de bananes). [notes 2006] corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly funky, earthy aroma with a decent balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, grassy hops and estery light fruit notes. Some pepper and clove followed by hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Subtle earthy straw/hay character along with more banana, pear and apple. Seems to have held up well and still smells pretty nice.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Heavily spiced up front with some pepper, clove and coriander lingering over the musty funk, bready yeast, light fruit and earthy hop notes into a dry, slightly tart finish. Strong bread/yeast presence with sourdough flavor followed by sweet banana, apple and pear flavors. Some earthy, grassy hops toward the end of the palate balance things out and prevents it from becoming too sweet. There’s also some subtle alcohol sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is very well masked.
I didn’t know what to expect going in but this beer has held up surprisingly well. Complex, flavorful and well balanced. Very slight oxidization but is still drinking very smoothly and the high alcohol content is toned down, giving off little to no heat. I’m having no problem going through this 750ml rather quickly. alexsdad06 (10436) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
750 ml bottle from old notes. Pours a cloudy golden honey amber color with a medium plus sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, Belgian yeast with that Unibroue character, citrus, apples, wood, mild spices, doughy bread, ok but not as good as some of their best. Ferris (15403) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2015 - Brown sugar, plum and raisin. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Mellow dark fruit, light brown sugar and perfumy. Really nice.
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours golden with very low white head. Aroma is of fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste is of fruits, caramel, slight acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Slightly sticky. Overall: Over the hill. tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Hazy golden with a small quickly collapsing white head and no lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with Madeira, cardboard and spices. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with fruity notes, brown sugar, cardboard and Madeira.. Medium body. Low carbonation. This beer was supposed to have been well stored but that’s doubtful considering how bad it was. Definitely past is prime. DenverLogan (1219) - LA, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
From the corked bottle. Interesting the layer of sediment on the side from side storage over a year ago...it’s still clinging on. Lots of sediment visible at the bottom.
Poured into a medium Duvel tulip glass.
Significant cork pop.
Pours an amber - copper color.
Aroma of sweet malts and honey.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of powder sugar, caramel, sweet malts, honey, slight white pepper, alcohol, flowery spices. Overall big and flavorful with the alcohol mostly subdued, but a slight touch of oxidation. Has held up very well with aging since 2006. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Huge beer with tons of plums, chocolate, caramel, nuts, and earthy leathery notes. medium/high sweetness with a dry finish that is very boozy. Good but a bit harsh. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Maybe one of my oldest beers, aroma is fresh, bready and belgian. Boozy and rich. Alcohol burns the finish