hotstuff (3737) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked and caged bottle. Large off-white fizzy head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, caramel, sweet aroma and ditto for the flavor. Smooth, thin palate. Light-medium body.
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with a reasonabl white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with Christmas cake and alcohol. The taste is also sweet and malty, brown berry fruits such as raisins come through. However there is a spoiling sickly vomit feel in the finish which is a shame.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a nice amber with an offwhite head. The mouthfeel is thin, but the palate is large and complex with perhaps a bit of a strawberry sweetness (present in the nose as well). This beer is neither syrupy nor overcarbonated/salty like many of the beers in France which gives it a moderate niche.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big supprise here. Aroma is fruity and fresh slightly sweet. Taste is not as complex but similar, very easy to drink though im not a big fan of carbonmation in beers and normally swirl beers till they are flat. Good to know u can get a bottle for £2:50 just down the road!
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly lasting head, wonderfull amber colour, average aroma, and finish a bit bitter. A little disapointment, but an OK beer.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Asda. Clear amber brown with dissipating head. No yeast. Rough, malty, diacetyl aroma. Acidic, metallic finish. I didn’t enjoy this very much at all, I’m afraid.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Dark, slightly cloudy amber coloured with a tall head. Pronounced sweetness with soft notes of caramel. Not much bitterness. Delicious and very drinkable. 260903
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - corked and caged. Amber body with a small tanned head. Nose is rich with fruits, wood, light grass, sweet malts, and almost brown sugar. Taste is sweet ripe fruits, light wood and grass, creamy malts, light brown sugar, some caramel and light toasty notes. Body is light and bubbly but not overdone carbonation. Finishes with more wood, light grass, fresh fruit, caramel, light brown sugar and sweet malts. Based on other ratings I’ve seen, this should ahve been a terrible beer. Either I got a fresh one or I’m just not picking up on the stuff that made it unpleasant to others. There was no sourness to my bottle at all, rather it was fresh, pleasantly sweet and very drinkable.
Kinz (3164) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber, head fades quickly. Aroma is woody and sour. Flavor has a faint note of fresh cut oak, followed by a clear taste of Granny Smith apples. Abrupt, faintly bitter finish. Should also note that the beer had definite sour component that melded with the apple flavors. I should have liked this beer, but frankly, I didn’t. Not certain why.
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a deep amber/copper color with a modest fizzy head that departs soon after the pour. It’s got a strong candy-caramel aroma along with crabapples, hay, and a hit of sourness. The flavor is mainly caramel with the apples and a hop bitterness hitting the back of the throat in the finish. The tongue is left feeling soiled and sour. Interesting.