skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old "Winter" bottle. Poured with the appearance of apple cider - even with the "floaties" that could be construed as cinnamon. The flavor was sweet, buttery, uneven, but lively and held much more body than expected. A little pepper in the finish is a nice touch.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 (Bottled, 0.75l) Clear, very red color without yeast - almost opaque brown with it. Quite large, tight and foamy, lacy head. Very yeasty, somewhat port-wineous and salty aroma with some sourness. Toffeeish-roasted-malty, yeasty flavor with herbs and faint sourness. Medium-bodied, dryish and low-carbonated palate. A delicious, roasty and slightly sour, very well-balanced brew.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Deep chestnut with a faint haze, thin off white head and gentle condition. Spicy nose with some trace funky sub-lambic notes. Tangy fruit, malt and slight spiciness in the mouth though some funkiness still remains. Dry and spicy bitterness in the finish with some lingering nuttiness.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apply aroma, very full slow-dissolving head. Nutmeg is pretty strong in this. Hoppy initial taste, but smooth finish.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark pinkish brown with a creamy light head. sour sweaty aroma, sweet dry flavor that has a tart edge that finishes sweet. there is a candy taste and a powdery vegetable citrus also.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at dougshoemaker’s, gold and hazy, creamy head, nice lacing, smells of citrus, taste of wheat, citrus, and bitterness.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orangish amber. Smells of orange and straw. Taste is citrusy, and (surprise) orange-like. Taste is comparable to a dry cider. Overall, pretty good.
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity with a hint of chocolate in the nose.Interesting orange brown color. Starts kinda sweet and quickly becomes a little sour and bitter on the finish.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber hue, with a light-long foamy head, shy aromas of yeast, malted caramel, spices, follow a medium-bodied palate with a spicy, fruity, malty-caramel flavors through a winey hint and a small bitterness finish
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured hazy orange with a nice beige head...sweet leafy aroma with nice hints of spices...taste is coriander and nice malty sweetness...finish is nice a rich...mouthfeel was a little slow though...