SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, medium amber with a frothy white head. Nose is candy like. Cinnamon, dried fruit, very sweet. Mouth is very sweet and full. Cinnamon again, lemons, astringent, cherrys, apricots. very nice after dinner beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Chestnut brown with a huge "dirty" head. Lots of impurities all over - as usual by DDB. Very spicy with sweet’n’sour flavours - perhaps the sweetness is most pronounced - from the added honey and sugars. To be enjoyed in small quantities. 060994
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours extemely cloudy with strong aromatic notes of musty plum, bourbon-soaked peaches, port, bubble gum, sweet candy, spice and grain alcohol. This has a very thick mouthfeel that severly lacks any carbonation. Lots more creamy fruits in the body - and the alcohol is hidden quite well. Really sweet throughout, which is a slight turnoff for me. Also, a strong cherry cough syrup taste emerges as this continues to warm. Really unpleasant and bringing back bad childhood memories!
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Couleur ambrée vers l’orangée, presque translucide sous une dense mousse blanche. Arômes levuré rappelant la levure de pain et le pain d’oiseau. Après quelques instants, les fruits noirs (raisins secs, prunes) s’expriment au travers des malts caramels, rappelant même légèrement le sirop d’érable. Quelques vapeurs d’alcool émanent du verre à leur tour. Corps de densité moyenne, douce effervescence très plaisante.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden ale, with a big thick creamy head. Lots of fruits in this one: apples, pears, and apricots; hints of vanilla and banana. One-of-a-kind silky creamy texture.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Golden caramel orange body with floaties and medium offwhite head. Citrus, dust, sweet aroma. Sweet creamy taste of dark fruits, raisin, caramel and pepper.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. Yeast settled at the bottom of the chalice. The aroma is buttery and sour white grapes. Flavor is sweet, fruity, and yeasty with a slight hint of spices. Mildly bitter finish with some alcohol noticable as well.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.6oz bottle. Served at 54° in my NB worthy glass. (Better at 60°) Poured hazy, gold tinted orange with just a slight hazy head. Nose is spicy, wildflower honey, alcohol, with a citrus acidity. The mouthfeel is really big and creamy. The initial taste is orange marmalade, sweet and juicy, with some spice and a slight sourness. Midtaste is somewhat bitter and refreshing, with some spicy notes that remind me of the dulle teve. The alcohol is present at the finish, but it is far from overwelhming. The finish is more warming than anything, with some nice residual citrus flavor. I like the citrus flavor of the beer and the sweet and sour balance. Good stuff.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle showed a bit more alcohol than the last one i tried, i think the previous bottle had aged a bit longer. Pours a clear orange/amber with just a thin white head. Very sweet caramel sweetness throughout, with lots of fruit, apples and spice. The texture was very heavy and really clinged to the palate. Very nice warming brew, but best to sit for a bit and let some of the alcohol settle down.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent orange color. Galaxy-like swirls for a head. Small patch of sediment that landed in the center is causing a fizzy black hole that endured for the entire tasting. Aroma is of apples, dough, anise and cinnamon. Flavor is very sweet, cloying. Apples, vinegar, dough and pepper. Like a tart apple cobbler. Heavy, sticky and harsh on the palate upon entry, but then pleasantly subsides with each swallow. Sweet, sweet malts. Finish is light, bready and sweet. A unique experience. I don’t think I’d do this on again, but I’d welcome Reserva. I know, twist my arm, right?