rederic (3203) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber hue, with a rocky beige head, yeasty nose, with a fruity accent of ripe apples, hint of sicy cinnamon, toffee, caramelized malt, with a flowery hops aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet fruity yeasty character, with a nice ripe apples fruitiness, some nutmeg and cinnamon spicy accents, faint floral hops, warm alcoholic feeling, leading towards a sweet winey fruity and a floral hops bittering finish.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Pours turbid North Carolina brown mud colored. The aroma is vinous, red grapey, with more fruit, some caramel malt, brown sugar, and floral hints. Tastes semi-dry, with some caramelly malt hints, plus cabernet, brown sugar, fruit, yeast, and honey, plus a dash of spice. It gets drier as it warms. As with the Quintine Blond, this one has a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, with a corresponding increase in the aroma and flavor layers and complexity. Both the Quintine Blond and Ambree have impressed me. I’ll be on the lookout for the Stout.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cambrinus Rest, Brugges. 24/05/06. Murky amber body with an off-white head, little head retention. Very easy to drink, some caramel, light bitterness - dry, medium body, resin hops with a touch of grapefruit and also spice.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy amber color with faint head. The yeast in the bottom is very easily disturbed. Spicy and musty aroma with notes of green apple and perhaps acetone. Sweetish flavor with plum, green apple and apple skin. This bottle is is old and off.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 (rated 21.07.05) Drinking this beer is the equivalent to cozying up to a warm fire in a British winter. Nice amber color, though the abundant yummies swimming about make it look a bit dingey. Rich, deep aroma that smacks of spiced rum. Undeniably strong smell of alcohol - not for the faint hearted. Pour this thick juice down slowly and let the flavours release all over your thirsty tongue. A spicy mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar, raisin and oddly, grapefruit. It stays with you for some time - definitely a slow drinker. A naughty pleasure.
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. sure enough amber with a good-sized head. aroma of candi sugar and not much else. quite a delicate texture, tasted of orange marmalade and butter on toast
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to ’da skunk’ for this one
It pours an opaque dark gold color with a large head. The flavor is very apple cider sweet w/ some winey notes and a tangy finish.
stanza (4) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 Bottled. A red coloured beer with a small head. Taste is fruity and sweat. A hint of yeast. A good bear.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Criterion Leicester. A reddy amber coloured beer with a smallish tan coloured head. The aroma is spicy and fruity with a hint of apple. Also yeast in the aroma. The taste is nice and fruity with candy sugars and yeast notes. A good clean Belgian.
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy brownish amber colour, sediments floating around, small white head. Aroma is sweet and plummy. Flavour is yeasty, malty and spicy. Sweet caramellish aftertaste with a sting of alcohol.