jackamackson (127) - USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark brown color. no head to speak of really. sweet fruity smelling. at first this was good, vinous, sweet but not too sweet, but i was sick of it by the end of my glass.
thedm (5557) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew marked BBF 06/06 lot BDE poured a small sized head of finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was hazy and brown with a pink hue in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild vinous rose some yeasty esthers. Its mouth feel is initially tingly smooth with a lingering tingly palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild floral malt with a strange musty hard to describe note notes. .
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to DenverLogan for sharing this: Pours a very murky brownish red color, no head. Aroma is musty, pear juice, sweet farmhouse funk, a little brown sugar. Flavor is very dry, is water on the palate, honey, pear/fruit syrup, like what those plastic/metal fruitcups come in. more pear, and a dry finish.
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown ale with a thick light moka head. Sweet brown sugar in aroma with notes of milk choclate. Very sweet malt with light hops, fainlty bitter but surprising mix of vanilla and strawberry. Light roasted notes in final. Well balanced between hops and malts. On tap at Bier Circus, May 2005.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky reddish brown, thin, bubbly mocha head. Nose brown sugar, cream, fruity. Flavor is yeasty, floral, with some sugariness. Light spiciness with mild chocolate. Will admit I was expecting little from Bink, but this is rather nice.
madsberg (11314) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Reddish orange. Unclear. Light brown dense and creamy head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and malty. Spices like cloves and cinnamon are notable. Light alcohol, spice and fruit in the flavour. Medium bodied. Has a long spicy end.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was a murky medium brown with a small, fizzy white head. Aromas included moderate malty notes of caramel and hoppy esters of sour apple, flowers, cherries, honey and a light note of sherry. The flavor was lightly bitter with an average-length moderately bitter finish.The carbonation was lively and the body was light and easy-drinking.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured reddish brown with a small amber head. Aromas of apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Palate was light and dry. Flavors of apples and spices with a light dry finish.
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy medium brown with a fairly rich head. Mild chocolate, rose petals, wildflower honey, dates and moon cake in the aroma. Sweet palate with a hint of acidity in the back to cut through and keep it lively. Flavours are subdued relative to the aroma, but still with the date-like, chocolate-accented malts. Well-structured, fairly easy drinking beer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral, musty, honey aroma with some fruitiness and doughy yeast also notable. Opaque deep brown body is topped by very fine-bubbled, tan head that recedes slowly to ring. Floral honey and fruit flavours are nicely balanced by a light bitterness. Fairly dry medium body - though there is some lasting sweetness on the tongue it never seems cloying. Lively carbonation. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle (BB 6/06, Half Time, Mar-05).