William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this bottle in Achouffe at the brewery. Excellent bock beer, even though it was a little hot to be drinking bock (31C). Extremely smooth beer with a beautiful head. My favourite bock beer so far.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very pleasant, hearty beer with generous dashes of dark spicey flavors. I t went very well with the exceptional ribs we had for dinner that night, a good counterpoint to the pungent sauce.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pretty excited to get this bottle - I’ve been in beer exile for a month now up here in northern Michigan, with all my new tastes coming from regional brewpubs. But lo, this jumped off a shelf in Petoskey and into my happy hands. The beer seems to me like a gentle malty Belgian that ran into some dark witchy weeds somewhere. They claim ’thyme’ on the bottle and that may be it, but the dark brooding vegetable action that slices sharply and dramatically through the finish of this brew seems stronger than a garden variety herb. A little gnome magic, perhaps. Bottomline - I like it - it’s a complex beer involved all over the palate and fun to decipher. Incidentally the numbers (6666) aren’t to be found anywhere on this bottle. What’s up with that?
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice, dark brown colour, nice white fluffy head, which last and leaves nice lace. Quite a sugary, yeasty, malty nose. Sugar fizz flavour, quite light, quite soft, but enjoyable, despite the sugray fizz flavour i mentioned, it remains quite dry, its OK.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this beer reminds me of the Standells song, “Dirty Water,” “Oh I love that dirty water…” featuring the fabulous line, “I’d like to say time for my baby to walk around…”
anyway, this IS like drinking muddy water, as the golden brown color is very cloudy and dirty looking, with a malty perfumed aroma, a beer that by all accounts is subtle and complex, slightly sweet, slightly fruity, perhaps a dried fruit, like apple, raisin or prune, a unique bock flavor which I liked better initially, but not so much with each successive sip, ends with a kind of dry coffee finish.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, such a quaffable beer. Smooth, chocolatey malt profile, some slight fruitiness, and well-hidden alcohol. Just a hint of spiciness and bitterness rounds it out perfectly.
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Figgy fruit nose and a massive everlasting head on a deep copper red body. Lots of estery alcohol and fruit in the mouth backed with wood & pepper. Soft sweet finish with hints of yest and dough. Since they stopped using corks the flavour seems to have lost some complexity but it is still a good beer.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle label tells of a legend from days of yore: a gnome was about to perish over a waterfall when, out of nowhere, a white mountain goat flew through the air, rescuing the knome with a rope seconds before certain death. In fact, the bottle’s label graphics depict this epic moment for all to see. Fascinating as that tale is, the beer is another story. Cloudy brown, this tastes more like a belgian style ale than a bock. Heavy scotch-ale-like malts. If it would have improved the beer any, I’d rather have seen the gnome meet his maker.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper brown with some faint haze. Persistent creamy head and lace. Nose is fairly malty,yeasty and posesses a touch of chocolate and hops. Very soft and smooth. Sweet flavor with a touch of what seems like prune? Nice yeast bite. Very mellow. One to kick back with.