cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very nice, fruity ale that went wonderfully with my dinner of chicken and sesame-peanut noodles. Yum. Amber with a nice subdued fruity/spicy/yeasty aroma and flavor- it was very, how shall I say (I hate to use the phrase) "drinkable". Anyway, good and recommended, though not exactly exciting.
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared 750 ml. bottle, I believe batch #16, shared with friends, and poured to snifters showing a hazed, amber hue, with a presentable layer of soft white head foam, and light, waves & spots of lacing. The nose was smooth malt, with still a lively fruit scent, light spice, sweetness, and some vigilant alcohol presence. Light to medium bodied, the perky effervescence was smoothed by a subtle silkiness to the mouthfeel, and the fruit expression and alcohol were mellowed pleasantly by age in the flavor. Remained a comfortable Cru.
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, caramel, dried fruit, yeast, mild spices, vanilla, oak, coriander, dry finish. Solid offering, disappointing that they pulled out of Ohio.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 ounce draft at Bad Apple. Cereal and bread yeast in the aroma. Clear yellow appearance and heavy lacing. Apples and grain flavors jump out. It's a big and assertive tasting beer, a little like a cider. Medium bodied, crisp and bubbly. Overall good if you're into this style.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Keir’s drunk ass at the Side Project release- thanks again, Keir! 2006 vintage. Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden color with no head. Notes of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, cookies, biscuit, and some mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Probably better when it isn’t 7 years old. I’ll try a newer vintage someday soon.
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange, nice head. Loads of spicy coriander and tobacco leaf. taste is very bitter, solid malt backbone and plenty of spice.Hints of peaches.
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, some clove, citrus, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
small head misty deep amber pour strong carbonation and aromas caramel toffee strong yeast woodiness grape syrup brown sugar rich fruits dried fruit cognac the flavours caramel cognac toffee syrup cinnamon raisin lovely Belgian like yeast strain sweet grape sweetness resiny stonefruit tastes apricot sweet sharp lovely ale this the finish full of richness and body best aftertastes alcohol fruity hops sweetness that lingers woody yeast mix really good stuff
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden pour. Rich and complex brew. Tart, hint of spices, interesting licorice.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, bread, spice, stone fruits, apples, herbal hops. The taste is bread, candi sugar, spice, stone fruits, mild herbal hops. Medium bodied.
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Always Ron's in Hagerstown, MD.
Clear, sparkling, amber-orange with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of peach, apricot, caramel, yeast and spice.
Taste of sweet light fruit, yeast, earthiness, spices and caramel.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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