rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Initial aroma on opening bottle was of cabbage but that soon disappeared to leave, erm , no discernable aroma. Excellent fluffy rocky head with loads of lace and good condition. Some fruity yeast notes in the mouth but slightly thin and dry in the finish. Not one of their best beers.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rocky white head sits atop this spicy, pleasant beer with a hint of hops in the finish. I think it’s one of the finer Chouffe beers, perhaps because of the nice addition of rye. A summer sipper.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (orange, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cardboard, peach, coriander. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter, somewhat cardboardy. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Wow, I’m amazed this has held up as well as it has...the beauty of bottle-conditioned 750’s, clearly. Yes, there is some oxidation/cardboard in this one, no doubt, but it’s not too strong. My original score back in its day was low 3’s, and I dare say it’s about as good as before (gained some estery fruitiness over time, lost its hoppy edge/freshness, but of course also gained the cardboard). Surprisingly still very drinkable even for me. Neato.
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bit to lean for a chouffe beer
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and sparkling.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2001
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was only ...really good. Not what I was expecting as I am on a Saison kick lately.Has the crisp cideriness but sans that something extra like my new found Fantome.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I will admit that my recollections of this beer are not what they should be (stupid Amsterdam), but I do recall that it looked cool, had a refreshing, vibrant taste, and that I really enjoyed it.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep honey colour, nice lace, orange aroma, fresh, fruity and bitter
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2000
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly skunked smell, even slighter in the taste. Heavily malty, with 3 kinds of malts (barley, rye, wheat), but not sweet at all.
Its dry and somewhat yeasty. Big rocky white head.