omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-brown. Sweet, vinuous, mild and soft with short, intensive complex aroma.
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy light brown color, small tan head. Aroma of peppery caramel. Taste is rye bread, caramel, black pepper. OK.
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Warm malt aromas. Med body or more. Flavor is caramel. There’s a bit of hop flavor, and it’s more dry than not, but it is not at all bitter. That said, it rather fits the style, tho I think it could be taken for a doppelbock. There is a touch of chocolate eventually. But I’ll go with it being a dubble. I like a little more flavor variation - the complexity is clearly too subtle for me - but I’ma gonna drink it.
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a clear cinnamon brown with a long lasting amber head. Aromas of raisins, toffee, and spices. Palate was medium bodied, dry and a bit astringent. Flavors of dark fruit, spices and a bit of smoke with a dry bittersweet finish.
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown body topped by minimal beige head. Aroma is candy sugar sweet, raisin, toffee, some orange, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, raisin. Watery light-medium body -- hides the alcohol well.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A reddish brown ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch, cloying, rather Irish-Scottish, In mouth, a sweet cloying malt with fruity esters, nutty, not very good. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 12 2011.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber body with a small off-white head. Complex aroma of fresh bread, caramel, cereal, perfume, citrus, and butterscotch. Malty base flavor with some caramel.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich dissipating off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-molasses, spice, yeast. Taste is lots of sweet medium malt-molasses, peat, spice-hops, yeast. Nice, easy drinking, interesting interpretation of the style. Has a dopplebock character. OK carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF ’07. Pours brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough, horse blanket, earth) with notes of banana and pear. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks Ariel. Clear reddish brown. Aroma of caramel, some dark fruits, a bit of cardboard hints and a faint hints of smoke. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some dark fruits and light oxidized hints. Medium-bodied. Not great.