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?
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden/caramel coloured with a great off white head. Very vinous with lots of alcohol, fruit and plums. Delicious and very complex
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden with big offwhite head. Nicwe aroma with hints of yeast and alcohol in the good way. Full bodied complex taste with sweetness, bitterness and nootes of spices. Fruity dry aftertaste.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours brown with an orange hue. thin white head that stays with the beer. aroma is fruity, spice and malt. taste is very good. malt, apricot, spice, alcohol and mabye some caramel kind of sweet. glad bought four bottles of this.