Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden-amber colour. Aroma like a cherry-accented Bush, with a good dose of toastiness. Creamy, substantial body. Lots of malt, sublime dusty yeast character. Complex and lively. Dubuisson rocks again.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber w/ rocky off-white foam. Big, relatively complex aroma of caramel, cookie cookies, oak, vanilla, licorice, brandy, & fruit. Soft, creamy feel. Falvour is rich & malty yet surprisingly light & lively w/ a slight yeasty dryness. Very warm, alcohol laden finish.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Radekfest 05..I was pretty bombed by the time we got to this one, but Iíll rate it anyway since I may never see it again. Taste is very citrusy, spicy and champagne-like...good but not amazing.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma has yeast, malt, alcohol and paint thinner. Hazy golden, small off-white head. Flavour is an overpowering alcohol, paint thinner mix. Harsh, disappointing.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a lasting tan head. Full aroma of orange, spice, vanilla, caramel and wood. Full flavored, mildly sweet, spicy, yeasty, with vanilla, orange, and apple. Full bodied, strong alcohol, prickly carbo. Excellent stuff.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice amber color with a lasting head. Aroma of light vanilla, mild spices, and green apple. The taste is like a caramel apple but nice and light and no where near as sweet. Lively carbonation where the bubbles just dance on the tongue. Tangerine mingles with a dry yeastiness. A must have beer.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 The champagne yeast, citrus orange,oak, yummy. Met my expectations. Thanks Eyuedrinkable, Radekfest 05 sample 29. Worth seeking out,
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. orange body, some yeasty sediment. yeasty aroma, fruit notes, dusty hops. quite complex and interesting. medium bodied.
I almost passed on this one because I was still trying to straighten out my head, but Jeremy clued me into the fact that I probably wouldnít get another chance to try this. It was worth it, but also put me into a further state of euphoria with itís 13% alcohol level.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Eyedrinkale! Pretty cloudy gold/orange. Funky plasticy (in a good way) bananna. I want to chew on this aroma. Bananna, alcohol, spice. Sweet finish with a bit too much alcohol. Tingles the back of my tounge.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Radekfest 05 Bottle. Hazy golden amber and a massive fluffy white head at first pour diminishes to leave a respectable sized one in its stead. Aroma is sweet, with notes of ambiguous spice and fleeting anise before a burning alcohol cloud razes all of the more subtle details in its path. Flavour descriptors elude me, black licorice deep in the background, not quite spicey notes in the ballpark of a peppery triple but different. Alcohol is omnipresent and noticable but not obnoxiously so. Smooth medium bodied palate. Intriguing. <P>Radekfest according to IPFreely Part 1
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