Metalchopz (2235) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this 2 Litres jug with flip-top a couple of Christmas’ ago and cellared it. Pours a ruby-amber colour with an nice beige creamy head that has good retention. Mildly carbonated and lacing is left behind. Beautiful nose with fruits (on the red apple side), nut, brown sugar and darker malts. OK, maybe it was more than a couple of years... as I taste a little sourness (which I assume is not usually there). Other than that, same stuff found in the aromas. Nice hazelnut finish. As always, I do like these Christoffel brews (but with a big bottle like these, you have to find the time for it). Unfortunately, I took too long.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Average sized, quickly diminishing, brown foamy head. Very strong caramel-toasty aroma. Tastes balanced with a slightly roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated.
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, Dutch brewery, from Bier-winkel Oudehaske, complex brew, not balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, and some honey. Poured copper/brown/ruby in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly except for around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, caramel, and honey. Medium body. Thin, slick texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, caramel, and honey finish. Very one-dimensional.
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty with hints of nut and caramel. More hop bitterness present as you go through the glass. Quite good.
HenningSR (31) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Redbrown color with small white head. Aroma and taste has a bit of caramel, and some sour aftertaste
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From l’autre Oeil. Pours amber/ruby. Small white head. Really, but really vinegar-ish armoa, with some plum (... old plums) notes. A hint of malt (caramel) as well. Taste was a little bit better (apple and cherries; caramel; some bitterness), but stil way too acid for me. Some might like it, but as far as I’m concerned, this is utter failure.
charlotte (4170) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Brown colour with small white head.Aroma of caramel and nuts malty and bready with mild rosted mouthfeels and slightley bready finish.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, via trade with scrizz, dark reddish amber with tall tan foam, aroma is bready rye malt, flavor is some sour malt, caramels, yeasty bread
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin caramel brown pour with a slight orange tint. Very hazy, almost opaque in the middle. Little head. Sweet malty aroma. Nutty with a bit of honey. Some barley and a bit of tart fruit note. This slightly sweet flavor. Nutty malts with bit of caramel. Very bitter hoppy finish. Thin mouth feel.