rauchbier (3667) - 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 (4895) - 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 (2156) - 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 (11352) - 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 (3211) - 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...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smells like a really mild geuze. Kind of sweet nose. Sour, fruity, earthy, bitter hops. Not bad.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark, murky brown color with a huge (5 finger) off white head. Aromas and tastes of yeast, fruits and light spices. Light caramel also in the taste. Malty sweet (brown sugar). Easy to drink. The alcohol content was well hidden.