dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Gigantic, slightly off-white head, amber colour. Yeasty, very fruity, slightly honeyish aroma. Tastes pretty caramelly, sugary and slightly fruity, maybe oranges, some chocolate and some spiciness. Acidic and prickling on the tongue. A really nice beer.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Turbid dark straw pour with malt, hopcit, toffee aroma. Well hidden alcohol and a malty, ery hopcity finish. Very complex, with caramels and fruits coming out more pronounced as it warmed. Fantastic.
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White weak head. Amber color. Aroma is moderately frity with apricots, banana and light candy notes. Flavor is moderately fruity too with light herbal tones, ending in a light fruity finish. Medium bodied.
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a nice carbonated cloudy amber color with a small forming head. It has a very unique fruity aroma of apple cider. The taste is sweet with notes of carmel and sugar with a very nice finish, would be a great beer to have with a piece of apple pie.
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large, bubbly off-white head with very good carbonation. Light aroma of pears, grapes and a bit of hops. Color is a medium golden orange. Flavor is fizzy in the mouth with grapes, hay, some yeast and a hint of alcohol. Finish is crisp and slightly tart/bitter. An ok belgian but nothing special.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this one in the mail and there was a little leakage - oh, oh, better have this one 1st. Opened with a huge pop followed by gushing beer everywhere. Poured a darker, hazy amber color with a large, frothy white head. Aromas and tastes of yeast, some citris and light malts (caramel?). Fizzy body that detracted from the taste.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is an eye opener. It’s one of those "what the fuck is that familiar smell aroma." I never figured it out. Cherry, wood, candy sugar and caramel.
Quite a bit of sugars in this one. Very sweet. Chocolate, caramel, sugars and a large amount of fruitiness.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
High yeasty aromaa like making bread followed by sweet licourice smell when poured into glass. Spritzy white head. Cloudy apple juice colour. Fruity tatse. Nice finish on back of palate.
JorisPPattyn (8242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reasonably clear orange-amber; good, yellowish head. Fresh toilet soap-like aroma, grassy, bit of caramel. Outspoken caramel flavour. Not very sweet, however. Malty, not roasted - unless there’s some Maillard. Medium bodied at best, alcohol there but not annoyingly. Light acidity in the aftertaste, and a straw aroma. No beer ought to taste according to some silly style rules, IMO. But this beer seems to try to pull in three or more directions at once, without arriving anywhere. My least favourite of the three.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with grey tones. Aroma brings yeast, malt and some caramel. Flavour seems quite hoppy and finishes nutty.