rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 25 cl du Grain d’Orge à Crissier (CH). Cuivée-rouge à mousse beige et aux parfums maltés doux. Agréable et gourmande, bière douce-amère ronde, aux touches de caramel et cassonade. Parfait avec la cuisine nordiste.
vanvenlo (1284) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
30 June 2006 - Pungent sweet fruit malt and spicy hoppy aroma. Cloudy brown-orange colour, poor head and poor lacing. Big simple sweet fruit malt and spice flavour. simple hop and tangy finish with a light bitter aftertaste.
Garrat (1282) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From A Big Bottle.Sparkling amber in colour with a medium head,light malty aroma,taste is sweet with some
wood and more malt.
StueyD (1207) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy, light beige-white head. The nose is citrusy to begin with, then a bitter sweet burnt sugar liquorice finish. The flavour is bitter sweet, caramel and liquorice and malty. There is an underlying citrus tang throughout.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 01-13-06. Pours a hazy, amber color with an off-white, average-sized, pillowy head; the head is mostly diminshing leaving minimal lace. Nose is fairly nice with notes of toffee, raisin, some apricot, lightly toasted caramels, and a grainy yeast note. Flavor is a bit of a letdown; notes of grainy malts and toffee with faint raisins and figs and a floral bitterness that almost seems disassociated from the malt notes. Palate is almost medium, lively, and silky smooth; nice feel, but not as round or full as great examples of the style. Finishes with a decent bitterness after most of the sweetness disappears with lingering notes of toffee, faint yeast, and a mild warmth. Not a bad example of a dying style, but lacked complexities, unique character, and the bold rich mouthfeel of perfect examples of the style. A bit like a watered down version of the style but still approachable and pleasant.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish head. Copper colour. Malty (caramel, syrup), ligth bitter, pleasent palate.
note666 (1141) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 - 08 - 21 500ml can bought at E. Leclerc on holiday in Bretagne (F). amber colour, small white head. sweet caramel taste
thirstyrabbit (1136) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Bright copper body with a medium white head. Aroma has malt and some berries. Medium sweet taste with a light hop bitterness and easy mouthfeel. Finish has some berries and a dry hops. Nice. Just don’t serve it at -8 °C as the label suggests.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THT tasting. Aroma is caramel, spicy, toffee and floral. Taste is medium sweet. A bit alcoholic. Not bad, not great.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 pours amber colour, very small head which is quick to dissipate. Smells of sour apples and a sickly toffee. tastes of more toffee, but with a sour finish. I really did not enjoy drinking this.