fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - FEB 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, big head, disappearing pretty quickly. Some aroma of malt and sugar. Good malty body, just a little presence of alcohol; turning into some sweet liquorice toward the end. Final with a strong bitterness, complemented by some liquorice.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
yes, you may see a few elephants afterwards. this magic potion does something a bit different, but it is very kind. this is a nice winter brew that would go well with some christmas pudding by the fire. save some for the dog.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy reddish pour, moderate head formation. Aroma is malty with caramel, sweet banana and pear candy, and licorice spice. Pretty hoppy palate for a Belgian ale offering some citric bitterness as well as a marked alcohol presence. Well spiced with woody notes towards the end. Shows mild chocolaty undertones in the aftertaste.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Peculiar, herbal/vegetable nose. Earthy malts with spices and vegetable flavors. Hints of sweet fruit. Overall, sour and bitter and slightly musty. Funky monkey yeast flavors. Not bad, but I wasn't too impressed with this sampling.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bubblegum candy sweetness,bananas cherries. Strong alochol, I about gave up as it was a tough job removing the foil around the cork.Waming finish average ale.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong ale. Cork was hell to remove , no sound either, but the beer was lightly carbonated with a small , diminishing, creamy head. Color like a banana peel, fruity, some corky flavor, earthy. Sweet, average finish for the style. Reminded me a little of Trois Pistoles at times - a kind of cola-like taste. I enjoyed it.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the comparison to iced tea. Earthiness, fruitiness, and alcohol. Very nice.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple & pear in the nose, mixed with malt. Very nice aroma. Dark amber color. Raisiny taste with malty sweetness and alcohol.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ice tea-like colour with few foam. Light apple aroma, slightly acid with a quite short finish. It lacks of character.