Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours deep amber to almost brown color with a modest light tan head that is semi-creamy in texture and the lace a surrounding sheet upon the glass. Nose has a plum like aroma backed up by sweet malt, fresh and clean to the sense, start is sweet with a nice grain profile. Finish is stern in acidity and the hops pleasantly spicy in their bite, quite dry and the aftertaste long lasting, a fine drinking beer, went great with the food.
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t incredibly fond of this stuf... Big head, some spice, but a little too much alcohol in the flavor
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Nice beer - especially I like the big *POP* that goes when you take off the cork....and it has a nice head!
DanielBrown (3776) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the house beer at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp, brewed for them by De Koninck. The glass I had was labelled 6.5%, but I’ve seen it reported as 5.8% elsewhere. Amber beer (darker than standard De Kon) , with a slightly tan, cream head and ridged lacing. Very quaffable, sweet beer - caramalised sugar abounds, especially in the rooty finish. Pleasant though mysterious beer.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Pours a clear golden/amber with a small head, Aroma is yeasty and with hints of hops. Flavor is moderate sweet from the malt, combined with a distinct taste of yeast
Kevin (2069) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice golden brown with a thin tan head, nice sour horseblanketish. bitterness is there but understated. alcohol flavors dominate also notes of cinnamon
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a big beige head.
Sweet spicy aroma with notes of grass.
The flavour is dominated by malty sweetness, spices and yeast.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured brown with thin white head...mild caramel aroma...mild sweetness...taste of maple syrup (not really in the good way) and spice...nutmeg and pepper...mediocre dry finish...
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a winter beer? Mild aromas, initially striking me as your typical American lager, with some Belgian yeastiness but lacking the depth of the fruit and spice that others describe. Moderate palate--not exactly frothy, but soft. Red/brown with good head production.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy peppery nose. Metallic, dry cherry, dry fruit and yeasty notes. Finish has some black pepper. Reminded me of a dry apple cider.