Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber-copper, off-white head. Bah.. Very dull aroma, nothing Christmas about that, grainy amber ale providing branches, powder sugar and sweet cucumber flavours. A beginning of toasted malts, sweetened caramel and vegetables show up on the palate. Stale light body, biting carbonation. Bleh, I can’t believe such a mainstream, character devoided brewery still gets some praise through beer press.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish, brown ale. Beige head. Hard carbonation. Mild malty aroma. Yeast. Malty sweet flavour. Brown sugar. Floral. Some sourish undertones. A hint of hops in the finish. Watery palate. Hides the ABV very well.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Red colour with a baige head. Spicy fruity aroma and a sweet bitter dry taste. Medium body and a bitter dry finish.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 Bottle: Poured amber, very clear, with a compact off-white head. Aroma was slight, smelling of bread and paper. Flavor was pleasant, although this bottle was probably a little past prime and had some oxidation flavor.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear reddish brown body with a large rocky head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Yeast flavor with some spices. Soft mouthfeel. A little thin and mild flavored compared to other Belgian winter ales.
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Kulminator Antwerpen. Deep amber, pale beige head and gentle condition. Gently spiced aromas with cinnamon most apparent and some hints of fruity berries. Equally spicy in the mouth with a suggestion of mulled wine spices, some gentle roasted notes, a low fruitiness and hints of English hops. Low caramel and roast bitterness in the finish.
PorterPounder (6405) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 750 ml bottle, Whip In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a dark amber to light brown with a frothy, creamy slightly off-white creamy, sticky head. Aroma leaves a bit to be desired, reminds me of the chemicals that are present in hair coloring. Flavor has a bit of mint, some subdued malty raisin and date notes and a back end of caramel. Mouthfeel is decently thick and it finishes strong. Other than the aroma, this is a decent ale.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color, bananna smell. Drinking it has a smooth warm peppery taste! Good for a nice chilly nite.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Dark brown colour, white head. Slightly malty, slightly bitter. Dry, roasted aftertaste. OK beer.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oud Arsenaal. Darker amber than the normal De Koninck. Fruity aroma. Sweet, fruity and malty flavour with notes of apple. More interesting and flavourful than a regular Bolleke.