clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a golden color witha fair size head. aromas of floral hops, a little carome, some sugary smells and alcohol. flavors of hops, carmalized sugars, orange, alcohol pepperiness, fading with that caromel sweetness. doesnt seem as complex as I remember. mabey its a little warm.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet with a complex pattern of spices and fruits. Finishes slight hoppy.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted of butterscotch and had a extremely sweet taste to it. Very thick head, but not lasting. Pretty thin beer, carbination was good, as was balance.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold bronze opal color with a very full white head and light lacing covering the glass. The aroma has a dusty malt note with grassy hops and lots of spices; definately corriander, bubble gum and lots of citrus and a bit of alcohol; some bandaid when it warms up. This is more like a tripel than a BSA. The flavor as it works down your throat: initially carbonated once it hits your tongue, a little more creamy as it goes down. The bitter sensors are lightly going off with a tough of salty and sweet too. The flavors that I pick out of this chaotic nerve receptor ballet is yeasty, citrusy and spicy, delicious though. This is so a triple, not a BSA, I'm gunna see what I can do about it. This finishes with lots of alcohol and bites strong. Drinking this after the Noël made it so smooth and easy to drink. I think you top raters are being a little biased putting reputation in front of the actually beer. shame on you!
rlgk (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity from plums. Flavor is yeasty as well, and the sweet fruit is there as well, together with candy.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit surprised that I hadn't rated this yet. Medium gold, pretty pillow head. Huge yeasty aroma. Flavors of spice, orange, bubble gum, very complex with definite yeast in there as well. A bit of a bite on the palate distracts. Good stuff overall.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - FEB 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 9% alc. White head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Golden yellow, hazy and sparkling body, with a lot of yeast in suspension. Fruity, aromatic, raisin and lemon skin notes, light yeasty. Taste is sweet, white candy sugar sweetness with some alcohol and fruity notes. Medium body, oily texture. A good beer, but not exciting.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a soft short pillowy head. Slightly cloudy. Great looking faux-ceramic bottle, with elephants, aligators, and lizards on balls. Aroma is yeasty with gobs of alcohol. Slightly bitter. Starts sweet with high carbonation. Palate is harst, cayanne pepper with melon accents. Butterscotch, cinnamon and honey push through. Alcohol is in the forefront and it becomes spicier as it warms. Peculiar and interesting.
The Etruscan (480) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White medium lasting head. Light amber color. Aroma is moderately hoppy, fruity with orange and a few alcohol and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately malty with a more pronounced hoppy accent, ending in a slightly sweet short finish. Medium bodied.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber color with a foamy white head that diminished leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and malts - sweet and rich. Flavor is more tart than expected, sour fruit, biting yeastiness, hops and bready - bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice, medium body and creamy carbonation.