jercraigs (7308) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish colour, little head. Sweet fruit and spice in the aroma and in the flavour. Not overpowering. Thin but smooth body, not overly carbonated.
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty. A mellow ale like brew. Lovely mild flavour with depth of malt character. Smooth on the palate and little to no bitter aftertaste.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty mellow beer overall and nothing too exciting. Toasted malts do offer some character, mildly nutty, mildly chocolaty, with a little sourness in the finish, but pretty straightforward. As Oakes says: "simplistic vienna malt character."
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malty and fruity at first, then the hiops starts to come through. A very drinkable biere de garde. Allmost as good in can..
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish color. Strong malt aroma and flavor. Strong body, a little sweet and syrupy, dark chocolate perhaps, a bit of alcohol.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold-amber in colour. Very low carbonation, yielding little head. Light clean malty aroma, no esters diacetyl or phenolics. Big clean malt flavour. More like a light bock in flavour in that regards. The bitterness is a little high though balances out the high malty,sweet beer well. It has a definite, silky texture that is extremely pleasant.
rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Copper orange, initialy good fluffy white head that soon drops to thin foam. Moderate condition. Low caramel and hop aromas, more caramel in the mouth but fairly understated for a biere de garde. Hop bitterness develops in the finish. Doesn’t seem like 6.5%.
redlem (1293) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is the same as conditioned stoneware cookware. Large off-white head. Sweet malt aroma and taste, slightly bitter. Not bad for $2/750ml.
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 June, 2003Bottle. Quite a beefy little brew. Burnished copper like a freight train. Malty fruit aroma with a healthy whiff of tin. Oaky, slightly tannic. Quite ale like in body and taste. Tasty. [3.2]
July, 2006 Can. Tastes like a strong lager with a dirty socks & brown sugar flavour. The dirty grain (licorice/coffee) flavour is the main character, the remainder of the experience is that of low budget strong lager with sweetness and fizz as the main features. [2.4]
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber color,small head that faded quite quickly.Mildly spicey,fruity aroma.Malty sweet taste with hints of spice and definate fruit tones to it.I believe this is my first in this style,so don't chastize me for being a newb.but i know what i like and thias is a pretty decent brew and even though it was costly through my sorce it was well worth the bucks.