asheft (2686) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber with a bubbly, nerf top that very quickly receded to leave an off white ring an a lasting, but thin, film. Interesting aroma with banana, apricot, malt, and some vinegary sourness. Surprisingly, there was no apparent sourness in the flavour, which was strong in banana and higher alcohols. Also, some sweetness, but not a lot of identifiable flavours and not really complex. This beer finishes very cleanly with only a slight hint of bitterness. Carbonation explodes in the mouth. Medium body. Good but nothing extraordinary.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a straw/slightly brownish body, that is somewaht hazy. Has a medium fizzy head. Aromas of spice citrus and malts. Taste is citrus, and malt, with slight alcohol. Feels slightly creamy in the mouth, surprisingly very good....not really what I expected. Was glad to share it with Mr.Manning!
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(29 Dec 04) Deep gold, clear and very lively - coats the glass with tiny beads. Its large fizzy white head disappears quickly. Plenty of iron in the nose, along with fruit (gooseberry, citrus) and alcohol. The body is sweet, warming and lively with a short finish.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a cloudy yellow, lots of swirling action as it pours and that big fluffy white head just kept going. Eventually settled down and remained throughout the glass leaving tight, patchy lace.
Smells of fresh lemon and orange with a bit of floral hop notes, very strong on the nose, quite citrusy. Taste is a smooth lemony delight with a little sweet, bitter malt at the start and jumps right into the lemon and orange peels and mixed with a fresh, floral hop and spice. Very good feel, some dryness to it, but its very citrusy wet and smooth. Drinkable, yes sir indeed.
DerWeg (1549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The dandy 330ml bottle. Cirtusy sweet aroma, cloudy blonde with puffy head and fresh carbonation. Some pear, cider notes, warm woody spices, all dancing around in a long wind-down to a dry-ish feel. Ample flavor for it’s style, satisying body. Wonderful.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small white head yellow brown body light body frothy and citrusy salty after taste black specks on bottom
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks goes out too JadoreBlanche for this fine sample!
Appears to have a straw coloured body, slightly cloudy. White fizzy head, some lacing present. Aroma is citrus, spices, slight alcohol, and all are blanded together nicely. taste is citrus, creamy? spices, and malt. good bgsa.
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 330ml painted botlle. Poured dark gold, hazy and lots of paritcles floating about. Fine beaded white head fluffed up upon pouring and settled to a thin white film. Aromas of citrus and honey, maybe a little pepper. Bitter and dry in the mouth, with more peppery notes, light alcohol. 9%abv.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given a choice between this and the Nocturnum, I’ll choose the Nocturnum any time. But by no means is this a bad brew. Actually its very very good. I love the spice and yeast and "stuff" that floats throughout the liquid. Just makes me smile
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with no head. Cherry/raspberry aroma with a hint of spice. Very yeasty sour cherry flavor. Finishes very sweet.