SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was very effervescent, aroma was of yeast and caramel. Started sweet and finished slightly dry. Some plum, molasses, burnt clove.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Murky brown in color. Small bubbles in the diminishing head. Spicy aroma with notes of banana. Smokey flavor initially, then with notes of licorice and tit-bits. Slight alcohol feel.
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Re-rate 2011-02-19
Bottled from Systembloaget
Murky brown with a huge head.
Flavour of some brown sugar. Yeasty flavour with some sour notes.
Light and fresh; weiss-like.
Old Rating: 4,2,6,3,13
Cloudy brown, not very fine appearance.
Rather lively at first.
Smoky, spicy flavour.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color. Big head. Not much aroma but a little malt is noticed.Taste is mixed between caramel and roasted malt. Finish is yeasty with a hint of malt. Weak for a Trappist ale.
edlek (4) - USA - AUG 16, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with big head. Cherry brown color. Crisp clean taste some caramel with a hint of sweetness. Couldn't detect anything that stood out in the nose. Alcohol well hidden. Pleasant but not outstanding.
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GBBF 2003 Nice spicy aroma. Muddy brown appearance with cappuccino head. Chocolate syrup with tonic water. Finishes slightly medicinal. OK, but not exceptional.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, classic lacing head. Chestnut color, hazy. Caramel and malt in the aroma, producing an aroma like a flank steak grilled in a Portugese restaurant. slightly peppery flavor with raisins. Not up there with the great Belgians, in my opinion, lacking the fruitiness beyond the caramel malts and sweetness. Things got more interesting later on, though. A classic "salty" finish to my tastebuds, perhaps suggested by the life in the palate. Some alcohol comes out later. Fun to drink. (bottle at GBBF 2003)
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is dark amber with a nice full white head. Taste is a complex combination of fruit, caramel, spices and perhaps a small portion of hop-flavor
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep chestnut, poor head and good condition. Fruity banana, yeast, berries and malt in the nose. Quite estery in the mouth, reminiscent of a weizen bock, but more restrained. Alcohol is there but well hidden. Finish is malty sweet with some yeastiness and a faint roasty dryness.
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, hazy colour, medium head. Malty aroma with liquorice and bananas. Malty, yeasty flavour. Sweet and warming.