argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 (12-6-05, bottle) After my last experience with this I never wanted to buy another bottle, but given that it was included in a tasting, I got my chance with the purchase already included. Hazy golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, honey, light metallic in the finish. No bitterness. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation. Same overall score. (4/3/4/3/8)
(10-31-04, bottle) Opaque cider body topped by medium beige head that dissipates fairly quickly -- the bottom of the pour was chunky. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, fruity (apricot, white grape), cookie dough, some metallic. Taste is moderately sweet, honey, herbal, wheat, finishes with some metallic. Watery medium body, with fairly dry finish. For what I paid, I really wanted to like this, but truth is, it did not impress. (5/3/4/2/8)
Lubiere (10603) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ommegang fest. Hazy brown ale with a spicey incense aroma (myrrh , im told). Honey taste with the incense comming through the swwet malt. Rich and complex body. Another best of show.
Crit (3443) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold, huge loose white head. Lightly spiced nose. Spicy flavor with dry finish, alcohol overtones
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not messing around tonight. Nora’s first and Super is next. You see, I got these two for free.
Nora’s nose is amazing. It’s mainly dominated by spicy peppers but has some distinct fruity notes of coriander, watermelon, apricots and some ginger.
Intensely fruity throughout. Numerous spices: cinnamon and peppers. Peach, dates, apricots, bananas and lemons are well pronounced. No bitterness. Very low hop level. Numerous spices and weird stuff in this brew. I would love to know the ingredient list.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy honey apricot with a small short lasting light beige head. Medium sweet cider foral honeysuckle and very faint hint of bootpolish and plastic aroma. Becomes even more peachy and cide rlike as it warms. Medium tongue tingling spicey body. Light citric cidery sour with medium honey and grainy malt start. Yeah I definitely get that prickly pepperlike spicey bit especially in the middle. Light stalish apple sour and dry bitter finish.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy dark yellow. Nose is Citrisy and jalepano peppery. soft billowy mouthfeel. Yeasty and hints of spice and lemons. Slightly floral and seedy. strange beer.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, orange-copper color. It is well carbonated, which holds up a large fluffy light tan head. The aroma is reminiscent of a fresh cut crisp apple, plus I get notes of orange, ginger, a bready yeastiness, and an earthiness. The taste is lightly sweet up front, but finishes with a drying acidity that is quite pleasant. The carbonation is nice and prickly as the beer flows through my mouth.
The acidity and sweetness really accentuate the fresh apple character of this beer. Also the acidity almost seems to have a tamarind character to it. This is quite tasty, and has an herbal quality to it that only adds to the beer.
jaymobrown (1703) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy chilled apricot. Nose of orange, spice, and yeast. Lemon citrus, dry hop flavors. A bit o’ floral hints.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Hazy orange with vigorous white head. Floral aroma. Flavor is yeasty with spice, I thought it had a distinct note of black pepper.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange Coloring. White Head..Frothy. This is Definitly a Curious Beer. Egyptian Recipe...Some Herbal and Spice.. PLenty of Yeast in the Bottle. It Wasn’t Bad But Not My Favorite.