GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:sark brown ale very good head
Dorqui (2115) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely long-lasting and persistent foam. Dark color red, amber and bubbly. Strong and decided scent of alcohol and red grape. Much persistent with a warm and dense body. Demanding.
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark brown ale pours with no head. There is a syrupy, very malty flavor with a slightly bitter finish. This is a unique beer that is quite enjoyable to drink, especially after a couple years of aging.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautifull brown color with ruby highlights and a medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Very good aroma of raisin, sugar plums, malt, spices and candy-like sweetness, I also feel some hops. Great flavor of raisin, sugar plums, spices, malt and alcohol with a mild sweet finish. Medium body, oily and smooth texture, soft carbonation. After long years without Oerbier it feels very nice to be reunited with one of my first love as a beer geek.
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish deep brown color, huge head that filled much of the St. Bernardus chalice. Spicy complex aroma. Earthy, fuity sweet flavor with nice warming alcohol. A great and complex beer, but maybe an inch too sweet.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíd probably like this a whole lot better if it was pourable. Tame in the bottle, as soon as I tipped it, it poured out 80% head. It has a spicy, light fruit kind of aroma. Once I could see the beer, it appeared to be a light brown, like weak coffee. Itís got a lively mouthfeel, filled with a mixture of spices - coriander, clove, pepper, mayhaps some orange peel. Notable alcohol presence, but after the frustration of waiting for the head to settle somewhat, the 7.5% abv was appreciated.
shadey (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet apple smell. Reddish brown color with a creamy smooth head. Spicy flavor. Very nice. Little bit of sticky alcohol in the finish.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Highly recommended by several people, but Iím not really sure why. Iíve never had cherry wine, but Iím convinced that I now know what it would taste like. Very sweet, very winey. No bitterness to balance the sweetness at all. Not very good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark ruby brown, very cloudy with floaties and a fluffy tan head...smell is sweet and tart...raisins are there...some definate whisky aroma...taste is warm with spices...clove, pepper, coriander...tastes like a lot more than 7.5%...lots of alcohol...good, but way off...
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large off-white head that sat on top of ruby red body with tawny tinges. Good aroma, quite a mix, broth, rich fruit, spice and slight caramel. Flavour follows up on what the nose promises, medium body, sweet taste which isnít over the top, alcohol is just warming. I like this to the arabier.