nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 The aroma is grainy and has mild floral hops, incense, and caramel malt. The appearance is red/copper with a foamy head that turned a little clumpy. The flavor is very malty and has plenty of caramel and some honey. It’s a simple taste but good. The palate is just right for the style but finishes papery. Very nice and true to the style but, it did have a couple of issues.
Tranquillity (1381) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at St Urhos, Helsinki. Looks like a thick mead. Thick white foam. Aroma of some thick, dark Finnish bread I can’t quite place. Taste of dark malt, trickled sugar and a bit sour aftertaste. Not really my cup of.. .er... beer.
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pt 1 oz bottle, pours a light golden color. Aroma is malty, almost has a tomato sauce like smell. Flavor is well balanced, very malty, medium finish. Not quite as good as I was expecting.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a rich frothy head. Roasted malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Dry roasted malt and dough-like dryness on the palate. Yeasty dryness dominates over the malt. Slightly watery and not as rich on the palate as the nose would lead me to believe. Decent, though. Finishes carbonated and fairly dry.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber with decent creamy white head / Simple, weak malt nose / Light body with some finish / Flavors of lightly sour malt with burnt sugar finish / Mediocre.
dmac (3514) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Monaghans. Poured an orange/amber with an initial large white head that settled into a thin layer that remained for most of the beer. Sweet malty aroma which reminded me off a mixture of chewy candy...caramel, toffee, butterscotch, molases. Body was a little to thin and the carbonation could of used some bulking up. Initial fruity flavor that is quickly taken over by a smokey maltiness. I was expecting more from this since it is rated rather high.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its got a hazy yeastiness reminescent of strong wheats and that sets it apart from other fests, though after a while you do feel out a fair round malt.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color. Sweet malty nose. Full malty/sweet palate. Easy drinker. Low hops.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright orange with a lofty, rocky, cavernous head (whipped egg whites). Light mouthfeel up front, finishes soft and creamy; light carbonation ... watery at times. Malts were lightly sweet, bready and slightly chalky. Hops were light, herbal and slightly bitter. Well made, but very mild in many ways.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 50. This draft brew from a brauhaus in Munich Germany poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was smooth with a little tingle. The flavor was mild with caramel and brown malt notes.