MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Chestnuts and chick peas merge into old apples before surprising tartness emerges from the mess.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy beige.
-Sweat is also evoked in the aroma and flavor profile. Obviously, something went awry with the chestnut honey...
-The acidic tartness and chestnut honey are really not harmonious.
-The mouthfeel is softly effervescent with a strange combo of unfermented sugars and tartness. This should not have been released...
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Haven’t been a fan of this on the numerous occasions I’ve tried it. Grainy and spicy and just kind of weird to drink. Haven’t really liked any chestnut beers, come to think of it.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL courtesy of MrChopin who needs to upload a photo of this beer ASAP. Pours a hazy, deep raspberry like a jar of raspberry preserves. Off-white, medium head. Aroma is full on red apples. Taste is heavily tart, heavy tart berries and then moves to what I would simply describe as 100% lemon iced tea. Palate is watery, tart, not really doing it for me.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber/tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hops (grassy, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, plum, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of acetic acid, wood, and plum. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with low creaminess and a dry finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet phenolic nose with some dark fruit and band aids. Taste is full and watery, some spice, some nuttyness, some oxidation. Meh.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle, thanks to whomever brought this to drbill’s NYE party
weird kind of fruit flavor, I certainly couldn’t drink a glass of this.
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, dark mahogany-hued body with a finely-textured, whitish head.
Smell: Noticeably tart-scented nose of ransacked fruits and berries with vague notions of musty cracked nuts, a pinch of spice, and some altogether stinging wafts of fusel alcohol.
Taste: Compiled tastes of yeasty bread, lightly toasted, and given a touch of dry caramel, modestly earthy nut meal, stale dried herbs, and a slight sourness that’s not altogether enticing and seems out of place. A bit more of that tartness on the heated finish. Can’t be finish with this one fast enough.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Unacceptable. A rather muddled, messy flavor profile with what seems to be more than 6% in alcoholic heat. Not diggin’ it, Captain!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with a beige head and some lace. aroma was horse feed, grain, and spice. flavor was grain, spice, oak??, and fruit with a light body.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a thin off white head. Smells of caramel, honey, toffee, figs, peaty. Tastes of cherries, earthy, sweet, some tarte hints, marmelade, some lemony hints on the finish. Messy and not all that enjoyable.
WisconsinBeer (704) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for hooking this one up. 22 oz bottle. Cap comes off with just the faintest whisp of carbonation. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small head. Flavor is tart, cherries, wood. More like a sour than a Belgian ale. Dry finish, light bodied and fizzy on the palate. Interesting beer and pretty respectable, but nothing like what the label says.