kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) slightly hazy copper. Aroma fruity/yeasty, but no yeast in flavor, which is sweet, carmel, aromatic with noticable alcohol.
Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice nose, malty. Caramel, tea, fruity but not much hops. Beautiful dark amber clear with custard white pillowy lacing head. Medium watery body and medium soft carb. Taste is actually kind of weak. A little sweet malt, no hops. A distinct flavor is present in the finish (paper?) - may be the style. Alcohol. Almost no after.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/Amber colour with a small head. Malt and a bit of fruit in the aroma. Taste of malt, spice and caramel. Nothing exceptional, but still a appreciable. In southern France, it is often the only decent beer available at the grocery.
jercraigs (7348) - 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 (3559) - 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%.